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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.

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Fighting 20 February 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.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

Fighting 17 December 2015

Another entry in the fighting game series based on popular manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, by Hirohiko Araki. It has been developed in cooperation with Cyberconnect2 studio (known from the Naruto game series) and the creator of manga himself, who wrote a completely new story for the game, set after the events of third series of Stardust Crusaders. After Jotaro Kujo is attacked by his dead friends and foes alike, it turns out that there are evil forces to be held responsible for that. To bring back the order, we have to set out on a dangerous journey, during which we will be traveling in time thanks to Robert Speedwagon’s stones. In terms of game mechanics JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Eyes of Heaven is similar to the aforementioned Naruto fighting games. We fight on vast arenas in teams of two, using the heroes’ special abilities. The game is presented in a distinctive visual style that imitates the manga original.

Dead or Alive 4
Dead or Alive 4

Fighting 29 December 2005

Another installment in a series of popular arcade fighting games developed by Team Ninja. It is the first installment to be released on Xbox 360. The game features three new playable characters, including Eliot (a Xing Yi Quan fighter - the style is based on rapid punches with open palms), Kokoro (a black-haired beauty using the style of Virtua Fighter's Akira) and a female wrestler wearing a mask. Apart from the new characters, the game offers various fighters from previous installments, such as Ryu Hayabusa or Kasumi. When it comes to the mechanics, it is an old-school fighting game - two opponents face each other in a fight which lasts until one of them is defeated. Counter-attack mechanics were improved in this installment in order to maintain a healthy balance between attack and defense. Fighting takes place on multi-leveled arenas filled with destructible objects and surprises, such as cars passing by, which can be used against the opponent. The game offers an extensive online component, featuring clans and international tournaments. Additionally, both the graphics and character physics were improved.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Fighting 19 September 2017

The fourth full-fledged installment of the popular series of arcade fighting games in which characters known from Capcom games are facing Marvel Comics superheroes. In Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite two antagonists of both universes combine into one powerful creature known as Ultron Sigma. He is trying to take control of both worlds. In order to stop the villain the heroes from both dimensions have to find four Infinity Stones and face a group led by the so-called Jedah Dogma. Similarly to previous entries in the series, the title is a three-dimensional fighting game, in which the players participate in two-on-two battles. The fights take place on three-dimensional arenas and include most famous Marvel heroes and characters from Capcom games. The Infinity Stones are a new feature – they provide warriors with additional abilities during the combat.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

Fighting 04 November 2008

A 3D fighting game by Japanese studio Cyberconnect2, based on the popular manga and anime series by Masashi Kishimoto, and a sequel to the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Like in the previous installments, the gameplay focuses on one-on-one (or rather three-on-three) battles, and you can choose from a variety of familiar characters, possessing different fighting styles and special abilities, and from a range of large arenas. Before each fight, you pick a team of three warriors: the leader that you control directly and to AI-controlled companions, which allows you to perform spectacular combo attacks. Unlike its predecessors, Ultimate Ninja Storm features slightly altered mechanics: the characters can move all over the arena, and the camera adapts to their position. Apart from the more classic battles, the game also features a story mode, which consists of over 100 missions based on the anime series.

Dead or Alive 6
Dead or Alive 6

Fighting 01 March 2019

The sixth full-fledged entry in the series of three-dimensional fighting games developed by Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo. The game features an improved combat system designed for beginners and a completely new graphics engine that features more realistic visuals and physics.

My Hero One's Justice 2
My Hero One's Justice 2

Fighting 13 March 2020

The second installment of a fighting game based on manga and anime My Hero Academia. New arenas, stories and characters have been added to My Hero One's Justice 2, and the gameplay is based on well-known but improved mechanics.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fighting 07 December 2018

The first Nintendo Switch entry in the popular fighting game series. Similarly to the previous entries in the franchise, in Super Smash Bros the players assume the role of characters known from other Nintendo games and they fight each other on multi-level arenas. During the game, the gameplay mechanics frequently change, borrowing mechanics from genres like platform games.

Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter IV

Fighting 12 February 2009

Street Fighter IV is the fourth installment of the extremely popular fighting series. The action of the game was set between the events presented in the second and third part of the cycle. Among the 25 warriors in which the player can play, there are both well-known (Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken and others) as well as completely new heroes. Developers from Capcom also decided to return to the roots of the series and although the character models and scenery are made in 3D technology, the action was shown in a characteristic two-dimensional projection.

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.

Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter X Tekken

Fighting 06 March 2012

Injustice 2: Legendary Edition
Injustice 2: Legendary Edition

Fighting 27 March 2018

An upgraded version of Injustice 2. The authors have added all the heroes (previously available in the form of DLC), increased the level cap, as well as introduced an extensive tutorial.

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.

Brawlhalla
Brawlhalla

Fighting 17 October 2017

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.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy

Fighting 25 August 2017

A compilation of four games from a popular series developed by CyberConnect2, based on a hit manga created by Masashi Kishimoto and its animated adaptation. The collection contains: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. Besides the standard versions of those games the collection also includes all DLCs that were released for them – including the content-rich Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto, released in 2017. The oldest games that are included in this collection come with improved graphics. All games in the collection are traditional fighting games where the core of gameplay is to have fights between the titular ninja warriors. Each of the characters have their own fighting style and many unique special attacks. Besides having a story mode, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy also offers various multiplayer options that allows to play through the Internet or in a split-screen mode.

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

Fighting 15 November 2011

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is an improved version of Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom 3 battles. Developers have remained true to the basics of the game, introducing 12 new heroes, 8 new arenas and new dialogue games and movies ending the clashes in Arcade mode. The network multiplayer mode has also been thoroughly redesigned, making it easier to find opponents and reducing delays.

Soulcalibur IV
Soulcalibur IV

Fighting 29 July 2008

Soul Calibur IV is another fight from the popular series, treating the fight of masters of using various types of white weapons. Depending on the release of the game for the platform, players were given the opportunity to play with an additional character from the universe of Star Wars.

Soulcalibur V
Soulcalibur V

Fighting 31 January 2012

Soulcalibur V is the fifth installment of the popular series of brawls produced by Namco Bandai and at the same time the second addressed to the eighth generation consoles. The main character of the feature mode is Patroklos Alexandra, a young warrior who sets off in search of his older sister, Pyrrhy. The game features 26 heroes with different skills and weapons, which can be fought on 20 boards.

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.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy

Fighting 25 August 2017

A compilation of three games from a popular series developed by CyberConnect2 that are based on a hit manga created by Masashi Kishimoto and its animated adaptation. The collection contains: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (2008), Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010) and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (2013). The series takes place in a world that is a combination of feudal Japan, magical fantasy and modern technologies where one of the most important roles in shaping the geopolitical situation belongs to villages that train ninja warriors who are later rented out for money. All three games in the collection have the same basics and the goal of the games is to fight with other warriors that have their own fighting style and unique special attacks. However, all titles are thoroughly remastered and thanks to that they offer a smoother animation, better anti-aliasing and a higher resolution.

Shadow Fight 3
Shadow Fight 3

Fighting 16 November 2017

Shadow Fight 3 is a 2.5D fighting game, which means that while the graphics were made in full 3D, the gameplay mechanics are 2D. The three-dimensional locations and characters are the main difference between this game and the previous installments in the series. The production utilizes a free-to-play model with microtransactions. The game is set in a fantasy world inspired by Asian legends and features warriors, who can use superhuman powers. The gameplay consists of one-on-one duels in a gesture-based combat system. Those classic fighting game rules have been expanded by adding some role-playing elements. You create your character, which can be further developed thanks to a skill tree, allowing you to unlock new techniques and attacks. The production features a single player mode and a multiplayer mode; the latter allows you to fight other players or join them in the co-op mode, in which you battle the AI.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

Fighting 12 July 2013

Game based on the film Guillermo del Toro with the same title. Pacific Rim focuses on the battles between huge robots controlled by humans and gigantic monsters called Kaiju.

Yakuza Black Panther 2
Yakuza Black Panther 2

Fighting 22 March 2012

The dynamic combination of walking beat and action RPG is back on Sony's portable console. Yakuza Black Panther 2 is a continuation of a series about the fate of the dark world in Japan, street fights of gangs and love and honour.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Fighting 14 February 2020

The new version of the fighting game released in 2016 on PC and PlayStation 4. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition contains almost all of the content that has been released since then. The Japanese company Capcom is responsible for its development.

Beat Me!
Beat Me!

Fighting September 2020

A party game from the Polish studio Red Limb combining a fighting game with a platformer. Beat Me! allows up to six people to fight arcade clashes on crazy boards, and physics plays an important role in the fight.

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.