Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PC)
Fighting 05 February 2015
Another installment in the best-selling fighting games series set in the universe of the popular manga by Akira Toriyama and anime TV series. The production was developed by the experienced Dimps studio, which already has in its portfolio several parts of the game, released for both home and handheld consoles. This installment of Dragon Ball focuses on presenting the most important and most spectacular duels in the history of the series, with the participation of Son Goku and the main villains: Vegeta, Nappa, Freezer, Cell, and Buu. In order to refresh the formula of the cycle, the creators introduced a new structure of the world, a futuristic city and new, mysterious characters. The graphics of the game employ the cel-shading technology, which gives it a distinctive comic style. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse marks the debut of the series on eighth-generation consoles, which obviously has influenced the visual experience.
Mortal Kombat X (PC)
Fighting 14 April 2015
A sequel to the 2011 game created by NetherRealm, which restored the leading position in gaming to Mortal Kombat, a long-standing, cult fighting game franchise launched in 1993 by the Midway / Acclaim duet. Once again, we get a wide array of playable fighters – both known from the previous games in the series, as well as brand new ones. Moreover, each one comes in several varieties, differing in tactics and combat style. Duels are fought on 2.5D arenas filled with interactive elements that you can use in combat. There is of course no shortage of spectacular finishers, so-called fatalities. The game’s core features an expansive story mode set 25 years after the events presented in the previous game. The authors implemented numerous both local and online multiplayer modes, enabling the players to compete with one another in a global struggle for primacy.
Mortal Kombat (PC)
Fighting 03 July 2013
A brutal fighting game and a reboot of the Mortal Kombat video game series - one of the most popular fighting-oriented franchises, launched back in 1992. The game was created by NetherRealm and the works were supervised by Ed Boon - the father of the series. This new installment is based on the best mechanics of its predecessors, both improving and modernizing the classic Mortal Kombat experience. Thus brutal fighting is the core of the game - fights are filled with spectacular special attacks and creative ways of finishing off the enemy. The players received a massive number of both well-known and completely new fighters. The new X-Ray system was introduced as well, allowing the player to launch special attack sequences. New game modes were also added, including challenges, Story Mode and Tag Team, which allows two teams of two players to fight against each other. Combining classic elements with the new can be also observed in the visuals that combine 2D and 3D elements.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (PC)
Fighting 28 October 2016
Another installment in the 3D fighting game series by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the extremely popular manga by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 utilizes the same formulas as its predecessor by combining the elements of all the series of the DB anime (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super), as well as those from the movies. The game features a multitude of familiar characters and an option to create your own custom character; you can choose their gender, appearance and powers. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 focuses on battles taking place in 3D arenas, during which you use a range of unique attacks and powers derived from the original manga and anime series. The game utilizes the cel-shading technology, just like its first installment, and features the original anime voice actors, but thanks to the capabilities of the new generation devices, the visual and sound layer are much better.
Mortal Kombat XL (PC)
Fighting 04 October 2016
An expanded edition of Mortal Kombat X by NetherRealm, released in April 2015 as the tenth installment in the cult fighting game series which was launched back in 1992 on arcade machines. The action takes place 25 years after the events of the original game and tells a completely new story, in which new characters, for example: Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade’s daughter, play a major role. The gameplay mechanics were not changed significantly – it is still a 2.5D fighting game that puts emphasis on special attacks and spectacular finishers. Mortal Kombat XL contains all DLCs released as a part of the original game's season pass. Apart from a large variety of various skins for the available warriors, their biggest attraction are bonus playable fighters such as the four-armed Goro, Tremor, Tanya Tri-Borg, Bo’ Rai Cho, as well as iconic movie characters like Predator, Xenomorph, Jason Voorhees, or Leatherface.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PC)
Fighting 04 February 2016
The fourth major installment in a popular fighting game series set in the famous ninja universe of Naruto. This game series has been developed since 2008 by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Storywise, the game is a direct sequel to the previous installments in the series, focusing on the latest chapters of the manga. In the story mode you explore the game’s world, meet the characters from the anime and manga and take part in spectacular duels focusing on unique special abilities of each hero. The other game mode is the fighting mode, in which you participate in duels on dedicated arenas. For the first time in the series, the game features QTE in some of the attacks. Moreover, lots of changes were introduced when it comes to combat mechanics and damage system. As this is the first game in the series to be released on the eight generation consoles, the visuals have seen a significant upgrade. Created with cel-shading technique, the artwork closely resembles the anime.
Gang Beasts (PC)
A multiplayer-focused joke arcade game created by Boneloaf, an indie studio from the Great Britain. More precisely, this is an unusual brawler, in which character physics plays a key role. You control colorful little men whose animations are procedurally generated as you play. The gameplay focuses on melee combat, including punching, kicking, throwing your opponents off ledges or pushing them into traps. The game offers several diverse locations, where you can hurt enemies using elements of environment, such as scaffolds, or running trucks, to add to the base moveset. The game’s visuals are minimalistic – the environments comprise of simple, untextured geometric shapes featuring little to no detail. The game offers several modes of local and online competitive multiplayer (solo or in a team). You can also compete against AI or play in the sandbox mode.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (PC)
Fighting 25 October 2013
The third installment of the series of fighting games Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm that is based on the popular manga created by Masashi Kishimoto. The game was developed by Japanese development studio CyberConnect2 in cooperation with Namco Bandai. During the game the player can assume the roles of their favorite characters from the Naruto universe (including Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Kabuto Yakushi) and participate in spectacular fights against rivals controlled by artificial intelligence or other players. The visuals of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 were developed using the cel-shading technology. Thanks to that the game looks similarly to its animated archetype. Full Burst edition contains additional missions, characters and story plots.
Street Fighter V (PC)
Fighting 16 February 2016
The fifth major installment in one of the longest-standing and most popular fighting game series, launched by the Capcom company back in 1987. The game offers a new combat system that, while being more complex, is also easier to learn. The system is augmented with three brand new techniques: V-Skills, V-Reversals, and V-Triggers, based on the rechargeable V-Gauge bar. The base game features 16 playable characters, including the greatest legends of the series, and 4 new fighters. More characters, as well as whole lot of extra content can be bought for special virtual currency you earn in the game. Street Fighter V allows for cross-platform competition for owners of PCs and consoles. The game features cel shading graphics, powered by the modern Unreal Engine 4 that allowed for a quality leap in comparison with the previous installments. At the same time the developers managed to retain the series’ characteristic look.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PC)
Fighting 16 September 2014
Another entry in the arcade fighting game series based on popular manga by Masashi Kishimoto. It has been developed by CyberConnect 2 studio, which has been developing the franchise since its creation. The title expands on foundations of 2013’s third game in the series, focusing on dynamic battles, which – thanks to the heroes’ unique abilities – take place both on land and in the air. The developers prepared over 100 characters known from the Naruto Shippuden universe, including a completely new fighter created exclusively for the game by Masashi Kishimoto. New features include additional attacks and ways to combine them in more advanced techniques. As far as audiovisuals go, the title retains traditional colorful graphics stylized on original manga.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PC)
Fighting 30 March 2015
The most complete edition of the fifth installment in the cult fighting game series Dead or Alive. The first version of this game was released in 2012 on seventh generation consoles. The game was developed by studio Team Ninja which also created some entries in the Ninja Gaiden series. A characteristic trait of Dead or Alive games are the dynamic battles with an option to capture enemy attacks directed at different body parts. The duels take place across the whole world on multi-level arenas filled with destructible objects. The warriors have more than 300 sets of clothing and accessories to unlock so that the player can customize their characters as he wants. The Last Round edition contains all previously available game modes and a full set of DLCs released after the debut of the original game. The PC and eight-generation consoles versions of the game have better special effects and 1080p resolution support.
Killer Instinct (PC)
Fighting 29 March 2016
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.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto (PC)
Fighting 03 February 2017
A content-rich expansion for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a fourth entry in the series developed by Cyberconnect 2. The plot of the expansion, called Road to Boruto, goes beyond the original manga and animated series, drawing from side entries such as Boruto: Naruto the Movie, a full-length animated movie, and the comic series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As a result, we can relive the events that took place after the conclusion of the Naruto Shippuden series, and take control of completely new characters, which are a part of the next generation of ninja warriors (many of them are the children of the well-known heroes). The expansion doesn’t change the game mechanics in any way, focusing on introducing a new storyline and previously unknown characters such as titular Boruto (son of Naruto) or Sarada (daughter of Sasuke and Sakura). Aside from that, the Hidden Leaf Village received new locations to explore.
Street Warriors Online (PC)
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.
One Piece: Burning Blood (PC)
Fighting 02 September 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.
Mother Russia Bleeds (PC)
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.