Top 10 fighting games for consoles and PC

Fighting games have been part of gaming culture forever. Whether by classic names like street fighter or by more differentiated titles such as the franchise Super Smash Bros.there are several styles and games that serious brawling fans can enjoy.

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In this list, we have chosen 10 fighting games for consoles and PC. Note that the selection follows a release order of each title, not preference.

10.Street Fighter II Turbo (1992)


Street Fighter II: World Warrior it was the game that made the franchise a phenomenon, but it was the Turbo version that began to invade Arcades and consoles, with more frantic gameplay. The title changed the way of playing street Combatant, since to perform the combos, greater precision was needed from the players. The characters present in the game in this version also received new moves and changes in their gameplay.

Street Fighter II Turbo is available through Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PlayStation 4, XboxOne, nintendo switch and pc.

9. Mortal Kombat 2 (1993)


The second franchise title mortal combat it’s also the game that made the series the success it enjoys today. Introducing classic characters to date, such as Kitana, Mileena, Kung Lao, Noob Saibot, Baraka, Jax and Shao Khan, the title features a number of improvements over its predecessor, with new Fatalities, the addition from Babality and Friendship, more to expand the universe of the game. Mortal Kombat 2 is perhaps the most important title in the franchise, and for good reason.

Mortal Kombat 2 for Arcade, Sega Genesis, SNES, Game Boy, Master System, Sega Saturn, PlayStation and PlayStation 3.

8.Tekken 3 (1997)


The third game in the franchise tekken was most important to the series, bringing with it names that have become classics like Eddy Gordo, King II, Kuma II, Hwoarang, and Jin Kazama. Kazuya’s son became the protagonist of the franchise in the third game and ended up becoming the face of tekken till today. The whole conspiracy involving the Kazama family and its unfolding escalated in tekken 3, with consequences to this day. In terms of gameplay, the third title in the series introduces new characters, game modes such as Tekken Force, and paved the way for the saga to become the success it is in the fighting game community.

tekken 3 released for Arcade, PlayStation and PlayStation 2.

7. The King of Fighters ’98


The King of Fighters ’98: Slugfest It’s arguably the franchise’s biggest hit to date. Always remembered when talking about KOF, the game is very well balanced and has much improved combat mechanics compared to its predecessors. Presenting what is still the boss with the most hate and traumatic memories, Omega Rugal elevated the already difficult recurring boss to new status in the franchise. Moreover, it has one of the most combative and difficult artificial intelligences in the history of fighting games. The complex gameplay, stylish characters and soundtrack make The King of Fighters ’98 one of the best fighting games of all time.

The King of Fighters ’98: The Slugfest was released for Arcade, PlayStation, Neo Geo, Dreamcast and is available on Android and iOS devices.

6. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (1999)


I can’t help but put 3rd strike in a list of the best fighting games. The third game in the Capcom saga has received a second version, including five new characters. Being the third and final version of SF III, 3rd strike is considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best, street fighter already done. With several defense and parry system improvements, as well as new stages and characters, the game is responsible for one of the greatest moments in eSports to date.


5. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000)


Before Fortnite add all existing in-universe characters into your game, Capcom had marvel vs capcom. The crossing between the heroes of wonder and the developer’s characters have grown into an extremely strong, competitive, and fun franchise in the fighting game scene. The game not only brings fighters from street fighterbut also other franchises, such as dark stalkers and Hyriu Walker.

With characters like Spider-Man, Gambit, Wolverine, War Machine and even the robot Sentinel, marvel vs capcom is a franchise that, despite having slipped in its transition to 3D, is still fondly remembered by the fighting game community.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: The New Age of Heroes is available for Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and iOS devices.

4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)


Yes, I know many argue that Smash Bros. It’s not a fighting game and that’s normal. By ignoring that part which is not worth discussing here, there is no way not to celebrate the event which is ultimate not just for the franchise, but also for the genre we celebrate on this list. In recent years, some games have tried to compete with Smash, such as brawlhalla, but it is difficult to overcome it. The completely unbalanced farofa which consists of bringing together characters from nintendo, Square-Enix and among other things, it’s impressive to this day, even though some of the most ardent fans in the fighting game community like to turn their noses up at the franchise. Fun and frenetic combats and a unique platforming style have brought the saga to a level that has been unreachable for many years.

Super Smash Bros. ultimate is exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

3.Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)


We can’t help but include Dragon Ball Fighter Z in a list of the best fighting games, seriously. Arc System Works’ game does the perfect job of bringing out the feelings, punches, and impact of Akira Toriyama’s franchise. With a fight based on three against three and allowing several combinations of teams, FighterZ offers the excellence of Arc System in producing fighting games, but with the added benefit of being based on one of the most popular anime franchises of all time. At the end, there is no shortage of good Dragon Ball gamesis not?

Dragon Ball Fighter Z is available for PC, nintendo switch, PlayStation 4, XboxOne and will soon be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox series S and Xbox series X.

2. Guilty Gear -Strive- (2021)


Strive became a darling of the fighting game community upon release, and for good reason. The gameplay of the “reboot” of the Guilty Gear series has a satisfying learning curve, engaging characters, and plenty of personality. Not that other franchises don’t have that too, but Strive is looking to maximize its strengths. In the brawl, there are fighters of different fighting styles, learning curves, and combos to call.

Want something simpler? The game has. Do you want to be one of those who decorate all possible combos? You too. At the end, Guilty Equipment -Strive- deserves all the praise and notoriety it has received in the fighting game community.

Guilty Equipment -Strive- is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

1.KOF XV (2022)


SNK’s fighting game franchise crossover got a new game in 2022. Called KOF XV, simplifying the name of the series, the game is SNK’s commitment to excellence with its fans. With fun new modes and gameplay that doesn’t lose its fun after so many years, King of Fighters XV remains a great title for fans as well as those returning to the franchise looking to enjoy KOF’s complex and punishing gameplay.

KOFV XV is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

Bonus: MultiVersus (2022)


The new sensation of the moment enters here as an honorable mention. Bringing together the universe of the characters of Warner Bros.., the game can ultimately serve as a competitor of crush the brothers. It is still too early to talk about the holding of the title over time, but the first results are already surprising. Another factor that makes MultiVersus can continue to be highlighted is that it is a free game. And let’s face it, it’s a lot of fun imagining a scenario where Bugs and Shaggy can defeat Superman and Batman.

MultiVersus is available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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