Fighting 22 November 2013
The third installment in the series of fighting games started in the nineties. The game was developed by Double Helix Games, creators of Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters and MX vs. ATV Reflex. In Killer Instinct the player assumes the role of a warrior of his choosing and fights against computer opponents or human rivals (cross-platform playing is supported). Among the characters one can find many interesting individuals – including ones well known from previous entries in the series (for example Thunder, Jago, Sabrewulf and Glacius). Each character has unique abilities and combat tactics. The rivals are facing each other on two-dimensional arenas with hand-drawn backgrounds. The battles itself are arcade and very dynamic – the players can perform many attack combinations, blocks, and special attacks. Rich social features are an interesting addition. Killer Instinct offers 2,5D graphics and uses cel-shading technology thanks to which the characters and locations have a comic book-like look.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Fighting 15 November 2011
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Fighting 11 September 2012
An arcade fighting game developed by Bandai Namco. It is the second installment in the subseries focusing on fights 2vs2. The plot is non-canonical here, serving the purpose of the background for spectacular fighting. The game features over fifty well-known fighters participating in the titular tournament. The player can change both their appearances and weapons to one's liking. Before the fight begins, the player selects two combatants to be used interchangeably. The second installment of the Tag Tournament subseries improves and expands the tag mechanics, allowing the player to perform special attacks, such as complex combos or throws executed by two fighters together. Interactive elements of the in-game arenas can be used in combat as well, by hitting the opponent's head against a wall for example. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 offers regular game modes, including Tutorial, Training, as well as Versus and Arcade. Apart from the solo experience, the game features multiplayer competition for up to four players.
Fighting 12 July 2013
Mother Russia Bleeds
Fighting 05 September 2016
A brutal beat'em up game offering old-school, pixel-art visuals and paying a tribute to the classics of the genre. The game is set in the former Soviet Union in the 80s. The protagonist of the game is a former boxer, now a wrongly convicted drug addict. Having escaped the prison, he embarks on a bloody quest for vengeance. The protagonist traverses subsequent locations and eliminates the enemies he encounters with his fists or various items. Syringes containing drugs can be used to replenish his energy. Up to four players can play the game simultaneously.
Fighting 31 January 2012
Fighting 24 February 2005
Another installment in one of the most popular series of fighting games developed for years by Bandai Namco Entertainment. In the fifth edition of King of Iron Fist Tournament a set of well-known fighters makes its appearance alongside three new ones (Asuka, Raven and Feng). Each character has their own motivation and goals, which constitutes the background for spectacular duels. Tekken 5 employs the well-known mechanics of its predecessors. As usual, the features four types of strikes (weak/strong punch, weak/strong kick) intuitively assigned to gamepad buttons. Combat takes place on three-dimensional arenas, where several interactive elements can be found, such as walls, columns or statues - these objects can be used in combat. Apart from the main tournament, Tekken 5 offers various game modes, such as versus, training or the adventure mode requiring the player to fight his way through waves of incoming enemies.
Street Fighter IV
Fighting 12 February 2009
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Fighting yesterday, 26 May 2017
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is a remastered version of the second game from the popular fighting game series, initially released in 1991. It was developed by Capcom and UDON Entertainment. The new edition has received a series of improvements and tweaks. There are two completely new playable characters available: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Each of the available fighters has their own story and set of moves, attacks, and combos. The game's visuals were also improved. All textures are now in high resolution, but we can still switch back to the retro-stylized pixel-art visuals if we want to. Though some things were changed and improved, the core of gameplay remains the same. The Versus mode allows us to fight with other players or against A.I. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers also offers a special game mode where two players face the same A.I. controlled enemy.
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Fighting 03 June 2014
Fighting 16 June 2017
A 3D action game developed for Nintendo Switch which focuses on 1 on 1 battles taking place on secluded, spacious arenas. The contenders are equipped with large boxing gloves propped on springs that allow them to extend to large distances. We can choose from a number of fighters, with each having unique traits and abilities. Additionally, we can choose a set of gloves that correspond to our playstyle – e.g. a slow albeit powerful model, or a speed-oriented set. The arenas are also varied, filled with numerous objects such as traps, obstacles, or springboards. Arms contains an AI module, but player on player combat is the highlight of the game, with both offline and online game modes. The game also employs the unique capabilities of Joy-Con controllers, including its special sensors.
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn
A reboot of a classic 1994 fighting game whose main protagonist is a former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal. The new version was created by Big Deez Productions and contrary to the original game (which had as many supporters as it had opponents back in the 90s), Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a modern-day fighting game, which combines elements of such classics as Streets of Rage or Street Fighter with features of 3D action games, such as Devil May Cry. Again, the player assumes the role of a muscular basketballer who traverses diverse locations and fights various enemies, as well as powerful bosses. In combat, Shaq makes use of a set of techniques, punches, combos and power-ups. What is also helpful in eliminating the opponents, is the presence of destructible environments and different weapons. As the game progresses, the protagonist develops their skills in order to face more and more powerful enemies, and eventually, the mysterious Black Star Ninja.
Mortal Kombat 4
Fighting 04 July 1998
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
Fighting 23 January 2014
A dynamic 3D fighting game set in the Dragon Ball universe popularized by anime series and manga. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was created by ARTDINK - a Japanese developer popular for such titles as A-Train HX or Gundam Seed Battle Destiny. The players were offered a chance to assume the roles of their favorite heroes, such as Goku or Vegeta, as well as to participate in spectacular duels both in mid-air and on the ground. The game features several modes, such as a single player story campaign or an extensive multiplayer mode for up to 8 players. The game offers cel-shaded 3D graphics and because of that, resembles Dragon Ball comic books and cartoons to a large extent.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Fighting 09 November 2007
Another installment in a series of fighting games developed by Spike. The franchise was based on classic manga series by Akira Toriyama and takes the player to the titular Dragon Ball universe dominated by masters of different various martial arts. The game offers over 150 fighters representing different races, such as the Saiyan (Goku, Vegeta), inhabitants of the planet Namek (Piccolo), humans (Tenshinhan, Krillin) or androids (#17, #18). Each of the characters has a unique set of attacks and special abilities. Moreover, many of them are capable of transforming and accessing new, more powerful attacks by doing so. Fighting takes place in 20 in-game locations and particular arenas can be visited both in daylight and when it is dark. What complements Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, are high-quality visuals that remain faithful to the art style Toriyama has been popular for.
Street Warriors Online
Fighting 16 December 2016
An unusual brawler game, developed by the Polish team at Crazy Rocks Studios, that lets you play as hooligans fighting in illegal street fights. Hooligan Fighters was designed with multiplayer gameplay in mind, allowing up to 20 people play divided into two rivaling teams. You play as a hooligan who takes part in fights set in such locations as an unused subway station or a football field. In combat you can use fists and legs, but also various elements of environment, including metal pipes, trash cans, chairs, etc. After every fight you are rewarded with Respect Points that are necessary to develop your character’s skills by unlocking new fighting techniques that let you develop your own unique fighting style. Apart from two main game modes: Skirmish and Conquest, the players can also engage in 2v2 fights, as well as start and join clans.
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
Fighting 25 October 2011
Another fighting game by Spike, based on the cult manga created by Akira Toriyama. The rich plot is based on the story told in the Dragon Ball Z series and serves as the story background for subsequent duels between the most famous characters of the franchise, including Goku, Cell, and Vegeta. Combat takes place on spacious and varied arenas, while fighters use a rich arsenal of attacks and special abilities, the most notable one being the iconic Kamehameha. Compared to the previous works of the studio, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi offers a reworked, user-friendly interface and simplified controls. Attractive graphics, faithful to the manga original, as well as dynamic soundtrack are among the game’s strengths. We can play both solo and with our friends — the multiplayer mode allows us to play over the Internet and in split screen mode.
A sequel of the Polish fighting game developed by World Software in 1994. After more than two decades, the creators decided to work on the continuation. You assume the role of Franko from the original title, who was washing dishes in Great Britain for years. Finally, he makes up his mind and goes back to his hometown in Poland. The hero’s turbulent past got him into new trouble which takes place already on his way home. Having arrived, Franko has to face a new, dangerous enemy along with hordes of his thugs. Mechanically, gameplay is similar to beat’em up titles from arcade machines and comes down to going through locations and eliminating waves of enemies with bare fists and quite a wide arsenal of weapons which can be taken from the enemies. Stylistically, the sequel follows in the original’s footsteps. The title mocks Polish reality of life, current events, and famous people.
Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul
Fighting 25 September 2015
An old-school fighting game, taking place in the Saint Seiya universe, known for its popular manga and TV series. The video game series was developed by Bandai Namco ever since the series' creation in 2006. The title stands out from other fighting games with its complex story, which focuses around the conflict between Knights of the Zodiac and Golden Saints. However, this installment pits the main hero, Seiya, and his companions against powerful resurrected enemies, who were endowed with godlike powers thanks to legendary armors. The player can choose from over 50 different fighters known to every Saint Seiya fan. Each contender has his individual set of moves and dodges, while the encounters surprise with their incredible speed. For this reason, the arcade combat system requires a lot of skill and good reflexes. The feeling of speed is further intensified by spectacular and dynamic visuals, with constant frame rate of 60 frames per second on every platform.
Fighting 11 April 2012
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-
Fighting 26 May 2016
A Japanese fighting game from the popular Guilty Gear series, originally started in 1998. The game was co-developed by Arc System Works and Daisuke Ishiwatari who has not only directed the game’s development, but also composed the soundtrack for the title. Guilty Gear Xrd –Revelator- is an extended edition of Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN-. The improvements change the game’s balance and fix some of the bugs. The game introduces new playable characters (now there are +20 heroes, including Sol Badguy, Johnny, Jack-O, Jam Kuradoberi, and Dizzy, to mention just a few) and new chapters to the single player campaign. The title follows the events of the previous installments – the story is developed by cut-scenes in-between battles. Guilty Gear Xrd –Revelator- features 1 vs. 1 fights, which are conducted in a classic 2D perspective, while the backgrounds and characters are created in full 3D. However, due to the cel shading technology, the game retains a comic book-like visual style. Apart from the single player campaign and single battles, players can play in arcade mode and different multiplayer modes.
Fighting 18 March 2016
A three-dimensional fighting game with Pokémon. Pokkén Tournament has been made by the key creators of the Tekken and Soulcalibur series. It was initially released in Japanese arcades in July 2015. Wii U console version introduces many fixes, as well as a single player mode. Fights take the form of one on one duels on closed arenas. Players choose one of many available Pokémon, both from old and new generations of the main RPG series, including Lucario, Machamp, Suicune, Gardevoir, Pikachu, Gengar, Weavile, Charizard and Blaziken, among many others. Each uses a different fighting style and unique combos. There are also special combinations of buttons that let us summon another Pokémon as support. Pokkén Tournament lets the player face both artificial intelligence and other people, either through LAN or online.
A free-to-play two-dimensional platform fighting game from the independent studio Blue Mammoth Games – the creators of a browser MMO game Dungeon Blitz. The production combines elements of 2D fighting games and platformers. Gameplay comes down to engaging in combat on multi-level maps. The fighting system is purely arcade, so what really matters is speed, strength, mastery of combos, and the skillful use of individual abilities of particular characters. The game features dozens of fighters from different epochs and genres – knights, pirates, and even aliens. Each character has a different story and fighting style. Brawhalla features both a single player campaign and multiplayer for up to 8 players. Even though the game utilizes old-school 2D graphics, backgrounds and characters are displayed in high definition.
Fighting 29 July 2008