Genre: Versus fighting

Group Description

Versus fighting games (sometimes referred to as one-on-one fighters, though this definition is not precise) is a branch of fighting games that confines close-combat opponents to a small, enclosed area. As opposed to brawlers, the player-controlled character does not traverse a stage (level) in order to proceed to the next one; rather, the advancement is determined by winning a match and proceeding to face the next opponent, similar to boxing and wrestling games. Also, unlike in beat 'em up games, the opponents in versus fighting games are usually equal in numbers and comparable in strength, which makes these battles last longer than the battles in brawlers.

Versus fighting games often include competitive two-player modes. A typical feature of these games is the ability to control different characters, selecting them from a roster. The majority of versus fighters are one-on-one; however, tag-team fighting mode can sometimes be included as a mode or even become the main gameplay style in the game.

Limitations
Boxing, wrestling, and other games that may have a versus fighting structure, however deal with a sports branch should not be included in this group.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Mortal Kombat 1+2+32015Macintosh, WindowsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Urban Legend in Limbo2015WindowsTeam Shanghai Alice5.00
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneTecmo Koei America Corp.2.57
Mortal Kombat X2015PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.34
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.55
Lethal League2014WindowsTeam Reptile...
Ultra Street Fighter IV2014Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.48
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U2014Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.43
Marvel Contest of Champions2014Android, iPad, iPhoneKabam...
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ultimate Edition)2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.83
Hopeless Masquerade2013WindowsTeam Shanghai Alice4.00
Lethal League2013BrowserTeam Reptile3.75
Darkstalkers: Resurrection2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom U.S.A., Inc....
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round - Core Fighters2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneTecmo Koei America Corp....
Injustice: Gods Among Us2013PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.2.47
Killer Instinct2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Persona 4: Arena2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.93
Skullgirls2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Autumn Games, LLC3.59
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.82
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale2012PlayStation 3, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.14
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Aksys Games Localization, Inc....
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition2012Wii UNamco Bandai Games America Inc.5.00
Street Fighter X Tekken2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.60
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend2012PSPArc System Works Co., Ltd....
SoulCalibur V2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games Inc.4.39
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Selected Covers

Street Fighter X Tekken PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Street Fighter X Tekken

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Urban Legend in Limbo
Intro
Screenshot from Hopeless Masquerade
Opening Screen
Screenshot from Skullgirls