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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 but that deal with a sports branch should not be included in this group.

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneTecmo Koei America Corp....
Marvel Contest of Champions2014Android, iPad, iPhoneKabam...
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo Co., Ltd.4.55
Ultra Street Fighter IV2014Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.43
Lethal League2014WindowsTeam Reptile...
Darkstalkers: Resurrection2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom U.S.A., Inc....
Lethal League2013BrowserTeam Reptile3.75
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ultimate Edition)2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.83
Injustice: Gods Among Us2013PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.21
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round - Core Fighters2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneTecmo Koei America Corp....
Hopeless Masquerade2013WindowsTeam Shanghai Alice4.00
Killer Instinct2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale2012PlayStation 3, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.14
Skullgirls2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Autumn Games, LLC3.90
Persona 4: Arena2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.93
Street Fighter X Tekken2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.60
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.82
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Aksys Games Localization, Inc....
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend2012PSPArc System Works Co., Ltd....
SoulCalibur V2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games Inc.4.39
Mortal Kombat: Kollector's Edition2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.62
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 32011PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.29
Acceleration of SUGURI X Edition2011PlayStation 3Sony Online Entertainment Inc....
Battle High: Elemental Revolt2011Xbox 360...
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Selected Covers

Lethal League Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Lethal League

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Lethal League
Intro
Screenshot from Hopeless Masquerade
Opening Screen
Screenshot from Skullgirls