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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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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.

One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Burning Blood

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.

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.

Dead or Alive 5
Dead or Alive 5

Fighting 25 September 2012

The fifth installment in the series of arcade fighting games developed by Team Ninja. The game offers more than twenty playable characters among which one can find Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji known from the Ninja Gaiden series, female ninja warriors Kasumi and Ayane, wrestler Tina, crazy Zack, and a few newcomers. The fighters can be personalized, for the player unlocks outfits for them. As usual, the player participates in fast-paced duels requiring them to play aggressively and intercept enemy punches directed on different body parts in order to achieve victory. The game features the infamous breast physics simulation which is a characteristic trait of the series. Fighting takes place on multi-leveled, three-dimensional arenas containing destructible elements. Apart from the single-player mode complemented by a storyline and a boss fight at the end, Dead or Alive 5 offers over a dozen of different game modes, including multiplayer ones.

Mortal Kombat 4
Mortal Kombat 4

Fighting 24 June 1998

The fourth installment of the popular series of fights and, at the same time, the first, in which the clashes take place in three-dimensional arenas. The title has retained all the elements characteristic of the cycle, including brutal finishers on defeated enemies.

Pokken Tournament DX
Pokken Tournament DX

Fighting 22 September 2017

Pokken Tournament DX is an improved version of the Wii U game Pokken Tournament. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game in topic is not much different from most popular 3D fighting games. Pokken Tournament DX offers over 20 pokemon from both the old and new installments of the main RPG series. Each of them has its own unique fight style and combo attacks. The game introduces one new pokemon that was not available in its 2016 version, Decidueye. In addition to that, the developers introduced two new game modes, Team Battle and Group Match Mode. The game also introduces a Battle replay system – we can record our matches and post them online. Pokken Tournament DX makes a good use of Switch’s unique functions and allows us to play in both handheld and stationary modes.

Kill la Kill: IF
Kill la Kill: IF

Fighting 26 July 2019

Three-dimensional action game in which we play the characters known from the popular anime Kill la Kill. The title was published by Arc System Works (authors of the well received Dragon Ball FighterZ).

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

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.

Mother Russia Bleeds
Mother Russia Bleeds

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.

Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat II

Fighting 14 May 1994

A sequel to a hit virtual battle that saw the light of day in 1992. The authors decided to follow the proverbial blow, serving more warriors, attacks, arenas, etc. to users.

Franko 2
Franko 2

Fighting TBA

A sequel of the Polish fighting game developed by World Software in 1994. After more than two decades, the creators have decided to work on a continuation. You assume the role of Franko from the original title, who was washing dishes in Great Britain for years. Finally, he makes up his mind and goes back to his hometown in Poland. The hero’s turbulent past got him into new trouble, which assault him already on his way home. Having arrived, Franko has to face a new, dangerous enemy along with hordes of his thugs. Mechanically, gameplay is similar to beat’em up titles from arcade machines and comes down to going through locations and eliminating waves of enemies with bare fists and quite a wide arsenal of weapons which can be taken from the enemies. Stylistically, the sequel follows in the original’s footsteps. The title mocks Polish reality of life, current events, and famous people.

Def Jam: Fight for NY
Def Jam: Fight for NY

Fighting 01 October 2004

D-Mod escaped from prison. But what he saw did not impress him. The power of the underground world in New York was taken over by Crow. Such things can no longer be done Tolerate. Wrestling stars and hip-hop musicians will once again give a head start....

J-Stars Victory VS+
J-Stars Victory VS+

Fighting 19 March 2014

An extended version of the three-dimensional fight, which debuted in 2014 on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Players have the opportunity to embody their favourite characters known from Japanese comic magazines Jump and take part in spectacular duels in many arenas.

Guilty Gear
Guilty Gear

Fighting 14 May 1998

A two-dimensional brawl that debuted on PlayStation 1, and after many years also reached other platforms. Guilty Gear takes us into the future, when man-made, animated weapons have turned against their creators; as we struggle, we participate in a tournament whose winner will have to face their leader, the Testament.

Fighting Force
Fighting Force

Fighting 18 October 1997

A "walking" brawl, developed by the creators of Tomb Raider - Core Design studio, realized in the third person perspective. In the game we play one of the four characters trying to stop the booming of the crazy Dr. Zening. Disappointed by prophecies about the imminent end of the world, he decides to bring an apocalypse to mankind on his own.

Virtua Fighter 5
Virtua Fighter 5

Fighting 20 February 2007

Virtua Fighter 5 is the next installment of a series of virtual combat games initiated in 1993 by the Far East corporation Sega. In line with tradition, this item first appeared in a version designed for arcade slot machines, and then hit the home entertainment platform.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Fighting 05 March 2013

The third full-fledged installment in a series of popular fighting games developed by Cyberconnect 2 and focusing on the adventures of a bright-haired ninja warrior by the name of Naruto. Once again, the game was based on two main modes - classic 1 on 1 battles taking place on wide 3D arenas, and the story mode which allows the player to explore this popular universe freely and take part in the greatest battles depicted first in the original manga series (until the Nine-Tails invades the Hidden Leaf Village). As usual, the game includes most of the characters the fans of the series are familiar with. Each of the in-game fighters has their own unique fighting style and a set of spectacular special abilities. All of this is complemented by (what is typical for this franchise) cel-shaded graphics that successfully recreate the art style of Japanese animation. As a result, the visual impressions resemble watching another episode of one's favorite anime series.

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection

Fighting 30 October 2012

A compilation of two fighting games from Dragon Ball Z Budokai series, developed by Dimps Corporation. The package contains Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 – titles based on the license of the cult-classic mamga created by Akira Toriyama. Each of the games sports improved visuals, video resolution having been upscaled to HD standard, and a re-recorded soundtrack. The player can decide whether he wants to choose the English version, or stick to the original, Japanese voice-over, which has been recorded by the actors known from the series. Aside from story mode, which is heavily based on the stories from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT series, each of the games included in Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection contains a multiplayer mode – we can invite friends for some offline gameplay, or compete with other players online.

Dragon Ball Legends
Dragon Ball Legends

Fighting 17 May 2018

A hybrid comprising elements of fighting and card games that features incredibly simple controls. The game is set in the Dragon Ball universe first featured in a manga created by Akira Toriyama and a following anime series. The game introduces an entirely new character created by the manga author exclusively for this game.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2

Fighting 02 November 2010

A production developed by Spike, based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama. It is a classic fighting game in which the events from the Dragon Ball animated series serve as the story background for subsequent duels. In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, more then 90 fighters are at players’ disposal, including 20 completely new ones. Heroes are different in terms available attacks and special abilities — the most notable one being the Kamehameha. Fights take place on varied arenas. Apart from the ones known from the game’s predecessor, the title features completely new battlefields. Compared to the original, the graphics were significantly enhanced (the advanced environment destruction is now not without influence on the course of a fight), while the camera system and controls were designed from scratch. The game also features the original Japanese dubbing accompanied by English subtitles.

Shovel Knight: Showdown
Shovel Knight: Showdown

Fighting December 2019

Another extension to the warmly received Shovel Knighta, whose development is the responsibility of the authors of the original - Yacht Club Games studio. Unlike other DLCs, Showdown is not a feature addition - it introduces a new gameplay mode instead.

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection

Fighting 31 August 2011

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is a package of three parts of a cult fight created by Midway Games. The set includes refreshed versions of games: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, which have been enriched with, among others, multiplayer duels mode. The collection was prepared by the Other Ocean development team in cooperation with the NetherRealm team.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

Fighting 26 May 2017

A two-dimensional fighting game developed by Japanese studio Arc System Works. The title is an upgraded and enriched version of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. The action of the game takes place in year 2187, when a female warrior named Ramlethal, who leads creatures called Valentine, declares war against humanity. The campaign of the game consists of chapters focused on various characters and the cutscenes between the fights are similar to visual novels. The gameplay mechanics of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 don’t differ much from the previous entry, but the game introduces some improvements. The expanded edition offers one returning and one new character: female samurai Baiken and the “business ninja” named Answer. All previously available characters received new techniques and smaller improvements that impact the gameplay balance. The game is available as a separate production and as a paid DLC for the original game.

Tekken Mobile
Tekken Mobile

Fighting 01 February 2018

Tekken is a mobile fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is a side installment of a popular series of fighting games. It was developed exclusively for smartphones and tablets. The title is using a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions. The gameplay mechanics consist of duels one on one, in which the players are using an action-based combat system that enables them to move through the arena and use variety of techniques. Collecting characters is the key aspect of the game. There are more than one hundred warriors to be obtained. Each of them has unique special attacks that the player must first unlock and then upgrade with experience points. The title features story mode, in which the player faces artificial intelligence and multiplayer mode which enables the player to face other players via Internet and to participate in faction wars. Additionally, the players can upload their replays that are used for teaching AI new tactics.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Fighting 25 June 2009

HD beating in the full sense of the word. Twelve warriors, extensive combat styles and a refined multiplayer mode are the most important features of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. For the new versions of the game, the authors have developed a number of new elements: a more dynamic musical setting, backgrounds, as well as Story Mode, in which we learn the story of each of the twelve characters.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Fighting 20 November 2012

A unique fight in which the most recognizable heroes of games released by Sony will meet. Using special superattacks, they fight for dominance in the four-player arenas, which allude in style to the productions for the PlayStation.