Mortal Kombat X (PS3)
A sequel to the 2011 game created by NetherRealm, which restored the leading position in gaming to Mortal Kombat, a long-standing, cult fighting game franchise launched in 1993 by the Midway / Acclaim duet. Once again, we get a wide array of playable fighters – both known from the previous games in the series, as well as brand new ones. Moreover, each one comes in several varieties, differing in tactics and combat style. Duels are fought on 2.5D arenas filled with interactive elements that you can use in combat. There is of course no shortage of spectacular finishers, so-called fatalities. The game’s core features an expansive story mode set 25 years after the events presented in the previous game. The authors implemented numerous both local and online multiplayer modes, enabling the players to compete with one another in a global struggle for primacy.
Mortal Kombat (PS3)
Fighting 19 April 2011
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.
Tekken 6 (PS3)
Fighting 27 October 2009
Another installment in a series of popular fighting games and the first one to be released on platforms other than PlayStation. The plot has its roots in the events of Tekken 5. Jin Kazama is the new antagonist here - the great-grandson of Jinpachi Mishima, who took control over Mishima Zaibatsu. G Corporation led by his father is the only thing standing in his way to obtain the absolute power. Soon, the sixth edition of King of Iron Fist Tournament is announced. Tekken 6 offers over forty playable fighters, including nearly all of the characters from Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection and eight new ones. Each fighter has their own style based on real world martial arts and requiring the player to employ different tactics. Among the innovations, the players will find the ability to block aerial attacks and the Rage System, allowing the players to prevent their fighter from losing. Battles take place on three-dimensional arenas with destructible elements.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PS3)
Fighting 11 September 2014
Another entry in the arcade fighting game series based on popular manga by Masashi Kishimoto. It has been developed by CyberConnect 2 studio, which has been developing the franchise since its creation. The title expands on foundations of 2013’s third game in the series, focusing on dynamic battles, which – thanks to the heroes’ unique abilities – take place both on land and in the air. The developers prepared over 100 characters known from the Naruto Shippuden universe, including a completely new fighter created exclusively for the game by Masashi Kishimoto. New features include additional attacks and ways to combine them in more advanced techniques. As far as audiovisuals go, the title retains traditional colorful graphics stylized on original manga.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS3)
Fighting 05 February 2015
Another installment in the best-selling fighting games series set in the universe of the popular manga by Akira Toriyama and anime TV series. The production was developed by the experienced Dimps studio, which already has in its portfolio several parts of the game, released for both home and handheld consoles. This installment of Dragon Ball focuses on presenting the most important and most spectacular duels in the history of the series, with the participation of Son Goku and the main villains: Vegeta, Nappa, Freezer, Cell, and Buu. In order to refresh the formula of the cycle, the creators introduced a new structure of the world, a futuristic city and new, mysterious characters. The graphics of the game employ the cel-shading technology, which gives it a distinctive comic style. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse marks the debut of the series on eighth-generation consoles, which obviously has influenced the visual experience.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PS3)
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.
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3)
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.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
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.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (PS3)
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.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3)
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.
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PS3)
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.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PS3)
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 3 Full Burst (PS3)
Fighting 22 October 2013
The third installment of the series of fighting games Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm that is based on the popular manga created by Masashi Kishimoto. The game was developed by Japanese development studio CyberConnect2 in cooperation with Namco Bandai. During the game the player can assume the roles of their favorite characters from the Naruto universe (including Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Kabuto Yakushi) and participate in spectacular fights against rivals controlled by artificial intelligence or other players. The visuals of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 were developed using the cel-shading technology. Thanks to that the game looks similarly to its animated archetype. Full Burst edition contains additional missions, characters and story plots.
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (PS3)
Fighting 25 October 2011
Another fighting game by Spike, based on the cult manga created by Akira Toriyama. The rich plot is based on the story told in the Dragon Ball Z series and serves as the story background for subsequent duels between the most famous characters of the franchise, including Goku, Cell, and Vegeta. Combat takes place on spacious and varied arenas, while fighters use a rich arsenal of attacks and special abilities, the most notable one being the iconic Kamehameha. Compared to the previous works of the studio, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi offers a reworked, user-friendly interface and simplified controls. Attractive graphics, faithful to the manga original, as well as dynamic soundtrack are among the game’s strengths. We can play both solo and with our friends — the multiplayer mode allows us to play over the Internet and in split screen mode.