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Fighting games. In these titles controlled character is usually fighting with one opponent on a special arena or a ring. The player can use a couple of basic moves or many combos and special attacks which require pressing specific sequences of buttons to be triggered.

Released Games 351 Upcoming Games 16
Genre: Fighting
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PC / Windows118
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Sony PlayStation 449Sony PlayStation 3109Sony PlayStation 263Sony PlayStation 115PlayStation Portable39PlayStation Vita30
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Microsoft XBOX ONE30Microsoft Xbox 36091Microsoft Xbox20
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Nintendo Switch6Nintendo Wii24Nintendo DS17Nintendo Wii U6Nintendo 3DS10Game Boy Advance10Nintendo GameCube12
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

Fighting 12 July 2013

One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Burning Blood

Fighting 21 April 2016

Another installment in the popular 3D fighting game series based on the best-selling Japanese comic books created by Eiichiro Oda. The title was co-developed by Namco Bandai Games and Spike Chunsoft studio – the creators of Danganronpa and the Conception series. The plot is not very sophisticated as it serves only as a pretext for the most famous One Piece fighters to engage in duels. The game includes all of the important characters from the original manga. What differentiates this title from series like Tekken is the fact that in One Piece: Burning Blood you can control a team of three fighters that can be switched during battles any time you want. Each character has its own set of moves as well as special attacks, called Logia Moves. The key to success is the correct choice of team members, creating a versatile mix of offensive and defensive abilities.

Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct

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.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2
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.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Fighting 15 November 2011

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

Fighting 26 May 2017

A two-dimensional fighting game developed by Japanese studio Arc System Works. The title is an upgraded and enriched version of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. The action of the game takes place in year 2187, when a female warrior named Ramlethal, who leads creatures called Valentine, declares war against humanity. The campaign of the game consists of chapters focused on various characters and the cutscenes between the fights are similar to visual novels. The gameplay mechanics of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 don’t differ much from the previous entry, but the game introduces some improvements. The expanded edition offers one returning and one new character: female samurai Baiken and the “business ninja” named Answer. All previously available characters received new techniques and smaller improvements that impact the gameplay balance. The game is available as a separate production and as a paid DLC for the original game.

Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter IV

Fighting 12 February 2009

Arms
Arms

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.

Soulcalibur V
Soulcalibur V

Fighting 31 January 2012

Tekken 5
Tekken 5

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.

The King of Fighters XIV
The King of Fighters XIV

Fighting 23 August 2016

The fourteenth installment in the legendary Japanese series of fighting games started in 1994 on Neo Geo console and arcade cabinets. In contrast to the majority of other installments in the franchise, famous for very detailed 2D graphics, The King of Fighters XIV offers fully three-dimensional arenas. This greatly impacts the gameplay, making it more similar to the Tekken or Dead or Alive series. The King of Fighters IV is the first installment in the series to be released on PlayStation 4. In the game, the players assume the role of a warrior of their choosing and fight against opponent controlled by either another player or by the AI. The game offers a wide choice of playable characters. Some of them return from previous entries in The King of Fighters series, but their fighting style was adapted to new gameplay mechanics that uses three-dimensional environment. The game itself focuses on performing attacks and combining them into combos while avoiding enemy blows. In addition to the singleplayer modes, among which there are arcade and training mode, King of Fighters XIV also contains advanced multiplayer options.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
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
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.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction
BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Fighting 06 October 2016

Another installment in the popular series of fighting games developed by Arc System Works. The story was divided into three chapters and it tells about the further adventures of characters known from the previous entries in the series. There are also new characters like Hibiki Kohaku, Naoto Kurogane and Hades Izanami. The gameplay is faithful to the roots of the series – BlazBlue: Central Fiction focuses on duels fought in two-dimensional environment. A special version of Distortion Drive called Exceed Accel is a novelty in the series – it allows the character to deal enormous damage. There is also the Active Flow mechanism that activates when a player plays very aggressively – it provides stronger attacks and faster Burst regeneration. Arcade Mode and Multiplayer are the main modes of the game and they are accompanied by Speedstar Mode (the objective is to defeat a specific number of opponents in limited time) and Alliance Mode (team battles in which the defeated opponents can join player’s team).

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
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.

Ultra Street Fighter IV
Ultra Street Fighter IV

Fighting 03 June 2014

Skullgirls
Skullgirls

Fighting 11 April 2012

Brawlhalla
Brawlhalla

Fighting 2018

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.

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload

Fighting 13 July 2004

Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul
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.

Blade Strangers
Blade Strangers

Fighting December 2017

Mother Russia Bleeds
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.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Fighting 15 October 2010

This title brings a continuation to the 2008's 3D fighting game based on popular manga and anime series Naruto, developed by Cyberconnect 2 and released exclusively for PlayStation Portable. Similar to the previous installments, spectacular duels filled with explosions are at the core of the experience, as each of the in-game ninjas has powerful special abilities at their disposal. The player can take part in countless battles, choosing from among over 40 characters included - the fans of the Naruto Shippuden series are definitely familiar with those, but the game features one fighter from Tekken 6 as well. Apart from the duel mode typical for this genre, the player will also find an extensive story mode that focuses on adventures of Naruto and Sasuke - one can go through the most important encounters from the original anime series in this mode. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 offers 23 interactive 3D arenas that are also destructible. What is completely new here however, is an opportunity to play in co-op mode for up to 4 players.

Elsword Online
Elsword Online

Fighting 27 December 2007