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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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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition

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.

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.

Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice: Gods Among Us

Fighting 03 April 2013

A spectacular fight of the creators of Mortal Kombat. In the game we will play one of the superheroes or superhumans, appearing in films and comic books from the DC universe. During combat, all characters use their characteristic powers and skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto

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 Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter X Tekken

Fighting 06 March 2012

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.

Skullgirls
Skullgirls

Fighting 11 April 2012

A dynamic and well animated fight in which we play the title warriors. The creators of the game wanted to create a production aimed at both veterans and novices. The first group should appreciate the extensive combat system, and the second group should appreciate the large number of tutorials.

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.

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.

Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Fighting 10 October 1996

The last installment of the cult series of virtual fights, in which the authors used a side projection and two-dimensional digitized models superimposed on computer-generated backgrounds.

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.

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.

Fantasy Strike
Fantasy Strike

Fighting 25 July 2019

An independent fighting game developed for both beginners and veteran fans of the genre. During the game, the players can control varied warriors who fight on small arenas.

Granblue Fantasy Versus
Granblue Fantasy Versus

Fighting February 2020

A classic brawl designed by giants of the genre from the Japanese studio Arc System Works. The title is set in the universe of the incredibly popular mobile game Granblue Fantasy, created by the authors of the Final Fantasy series.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact

Fighting 27 September 2011

Another installment in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series developed by Cyberconnect 2 and Bandai Namco, specifically for the PlayStation Portable handhelds. Based on the popular manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, the game follows the adventure of the titular ninja that gets thrown into the midst of incredible events once a great war breaks out. The plot encompasses most of the episodes belonging to the original TV series. The game offers over 20 characters the fans of the franchise are familiar with - those differ in their skills, which can be additionally developed as the player progresses. The game features several different modes, such as Story Battle (the story mode), Versus Battle (1 on 1 duel against the AI or another player) or Tag Battle, which is a cooperation-based variant (for two players). All of this is complemented by cel-shaded graphics typical for this franchise. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact introduces new camera angles to the in-game boss fights.

Omen of Sorrow
Omen of Sorrow

Fighting 06 November 2018

A fighting game set in a fictional world. The developers were inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio and Rembrandt, and by horrors like Tod Browning’s Dracula and various slasher movies.

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.