Top Fighting Games of All Time
Fighting games are brilliant, aren’t they? They’re the most civilised way to punch your mates in the face, or rip their spinal cords out of their backs, if you’re into that sort of thing, which we at VideoGamer most certainly are. The biggest and most popular franchises in this time-honoured genre have been around since most people reading this were old enough to drive (probably), and it looks like they’re here to stay, despite some notable ups and downs over the years.
Street Fighter, Tekken and Mortal Kombat will surely be well represented here, but despite their dominance in the field, many other series’ will be poking their heads in, and some of are bound to surprise you.
Although Street Fighter does have an unfair advantage, given that there are multiple versions of each installment, it doesn’t get the number one spot. How could that possibly be? You know what to do.
Dead or Alive 4 is the kind of game you love to hate. You hate it for its cheap A.I., but you love it for just about everything else.
The quick and relatively uncomplicated fighting fix that Tekken provides is ideal for a handheld format, and if that's what you're looking for this may be the best example yet.
It might be more annoying than accidentally ramming your already-bleeding knuckles against a table edge that's been smeared with salt and vinegar, but the rewards are immense.
Now that you can play online, this is the most essential version of Tekken yet and a great use of the PSN.
It's gorgeous, and an essential purchase for any fighting game fan who likes aggressive counters and weapon clashes, but it's no fighting game revolution.
SDvR09 is better than last year's effort, no question, on account of it being yet another iteration of a tried and trusted game engine and packed full to bursting with features old and new.
If you're one for watching old episodes of Transformers on YouTube, Legends of WrestleMania is for you.
While Blades of Fury is not the real deal, it's as close as we can get to at the moment, and that is not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all.
In a year destined to be remembered as the one that saw the resurgence of the fighting game, Tekken 6's star is too dull to shine brightest.
TvC is a lot of fun, albeit in a throwaway manor. The game's fighting system is deep, and its roster well balanced - pretty much every character is viable, which is one hell of an achievement.