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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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Guilty Gear Petit2001WonderSwan ColorSammy Corporation3.33
Capcom vs. SNK Pro2001Dreamcast, PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.49
Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown2001Game Boy ColorTDK Mediactive, Inc.1.88
Dead or Alive 32001XboxTecmo, Inc.3.84
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival2001Game Boy AdvanceCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.75
The King of Fighters 20012001Arcade, Dreamcast, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2BrezzaSoft3.83
Super Smash Bros.: Melee2001GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.4.09
X-Men: Mutant Academy 22001PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.28
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Guilty Gear X Plus2001PlayStation 2Sammy Entertainment Inc....
Marvel vs. Capcom 22000Arcade, Dreamcast, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Bloody Roar 32000Arcade, PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.25
Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service2000DreamcastCapcom Co., Ltd.5.00
The King of Fighters: Evolution2000Dreamcast, WindowsSNK Corporation3.79
The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny2000Neo Geo Pocket ColorSNK Corporation4.00
X-Men: Mutant Academy2000Game Boy ColorActivision Publishing, Inc.2.28
Street Fighter EX32000PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Project Justice2000Arcade, DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.83
Capcom vs. SNK2000DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.83
Power Stone 22000Arcade, DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.92
Ehrgeiz (Square Millennium Collection)2000PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd....
X-Men: Mutant Academy2000PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.23
Guilty Gear X2000Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, WindowsSammy Studios, Inc.3.50
Pocket Fighter2000WonderSwanBandai Co., Ltd....
The King of Fighters 20002000Arcade, Dreamcast, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2SNK Corporation3.69
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Selected Covers

Dead or Alive 3 Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Dead or Alive 3
X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for X-Men: Mutant Academy 2

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from Dead or Alive 3
Title screen / Main menu.
Screenshot from X-Men: Mutant Academy 2
Title screen
Screenshot from X-Men: Mutant Academy