Beat 'em up games (Hack and slash) Games by genres

Beat 'em up games (also known as brawler) are video games featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents. Hack and slash games typically take place in urban settings - like Sonic Unleashed - and feature crime-fighting and revenge-based plots, though some games may employ historical - a good exapmle is Rise to Honor, sci-fi or fantasy themes. Traditional brawler games take place in scrolling, two-dimensional (2D) levels, though some later games feature more open three-dimensional (3D) environments with yet larger numbers of enemies. Beat 'em up games are noted for their simple gameplay, like in Mother Russia Bleeds, a source of both critical acclaim and derision. Two-player cooperative gameplay and multiple player characters are also hallmarks of hack and slash games, that is represented in Chaos Legion.
Due to the high popularity of these games all the gamers go to websites where they can download free brawler games or buy beat 'em up games. There are a lot of hack and slash games for PC, but also many such games were released exclusively for consoles.
The most iconic beat 'em up game is Enclave.