Mortal Kombat (PSV)
Fighting 01 May 2012
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.
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.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PSV)
Fighting 12 November 2013
A spectacular fighting game starring the DC Comics superheroes. The production was developed by NetherRealm, the creators of the 2011 game Mortal Kombat. The story mode features an alternative world, in which a power-hungry version of Superman has taken over the world. He is opposed by a group of heroes from the “default” reality. Mechanics-wise, Injustice: Gods Among Us is mostly inspired by Mortal Kombat. Every playable character (e.g. Batman, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Superman) has their own unique powers, which they can use in combat. The Ultimate edition of the game includes all the upgrades and DLC packs.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PSV)
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.
One Piece: Burning Blood (PSV)
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.
Samurai Shodown V Special (PSV)
Fighting 12 September 2017
Samurai Shodown V Special is a remastered and expanded version of the brawler Samurai Shodown V. Unlike the original, released for consoles in 2006, Samurai Shodown V Special is characterized by high level of brutality, known from the arcade version. The player controls a selected warrior, while watching the action from the side, and takes part in bloody duels. An important role is played by two factors: Sword Gauge, which stands for the power of strikes (it grows when you are in a defensive stance), and Rage Gauge, responsible for special counter-attacks (charges up when you receive damage). Among the available skills there are many spectacular strikes, or even the bullet time, as well as exceptionally brutal Overkill Moves, which usually conclude battles. The core of gameplay in Samurai Shodown V Special is the story mode, which features the events from before the first game in the series. There is also the Versus Mode, which puts you up against another player. Samurai Shodown V Special features oldschool 2D graphics.
Legend of Raven (PSV)
A console port of an independent old school fighting game, Yatagarasu, which became quite a success in 2011 in Japan. Legend of Raven takes us to 25th December 1926, when Japan faces a revolution. The government establishes a secret organization of assassins, who are ordered to restore the order and kill anyone opposing the authorities. For its symbol, the group takes a mythical three-legged raven Yatagarasu. Gameplay wise, Legend of Raven is a classic two-dimensional fighting game, featuring an old school style resembling the first entries in the Street Fighter series. The players can choose from various heroes, each with a unique special attack. Gameplay is fast-paced and uses 4-button control, with addition of upper and lower guard. Visuals consist of well-drawn backgrounds and character sprites. This version also features a new soundtrack and better background, as well as improved multiplayer mode.
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (PSV)
Fighting 23 April 2015
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend is an expanded version of the 2013 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma that was released on PlayStation 3. In terms of mechanics, Chrono Phantasma Extend combines elements of classic 2D fighting games and visual novels, a genre very popular in Japan. We follow the game's plot through dialogues and artworks. Once in a while we have to fight with the enemies we encounter, and results of those fight have impact on the plot. The fights are dynamic and were designed with multiplayer confrontations in mind. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend improves the game's controls, i.e. the refurbished Guard System or four new Stylish Mode stances. The game also introduces two new playable characters and slightly improved visuals.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (PSV)
Fighting 23 December 2015
Another installment in the fighting game series set in the Gundam multiverse, popular especially in Japan. The game was developed by Bandai Namco. In Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force, the players assume role of the pilots operating giant mechs, called Mobile Suits, and fight various opponents. The gameplay does not deviate significantly from what we have already dealt with in previous productions of the franchise. The action is observed from the third-person perspective and several robots can participate in a single battle. As befits a proper fighting game, we are given a set of basic strikes that can be combined into deadly combos. As far as novelties are concerned, the most important ones include new units and the Extreme Force Mode in which teams, led by a player, fight one another in real time with the option to pause combat and issue orders to individual combatants.