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
Tekken 52004Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.90
Mortal Kombat: Deception: Premium Pack2004PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.69
Naruto Gekitô Ninja Taisen! 32004GameCubeTomy Company, Ltd.4.03
Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury2004GameCube, PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Dead or Alive: Ultimate2004XboxTecmo, Inc.4.01
Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection2004PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.74
Mortal Kombat: Deception2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.64
Capcom Fighting Evolution2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.05
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.16 - Virtua Fighter 22004PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation...
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 32004PlayStation 2Atari, Inc.3.96
Onimusha: Blade Warriors2003PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc....
Dogma2003WindowsInudon Empire...
Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus2003XboxMicrosoft Game Studios...
The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Stake: Fortune Fighters2003XboxMetro3D, Inc....
The King of Fighters 20032003Arcade, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp.3.73
The King of Fighters2003J2MEdbi Games...
Shin Gōketsuji Ichizoku Tōkon: Matrimelee2003Arcade, Neo GeoPlaymore Corporation3.83
The King of Fighters 2000/20012003PlayStation 2SNK NEOGEO USA Consumer Corporation...
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition2003Arcade, PlayStation 2Capcom Co., Ltd.4.07
Shonen Jump's Naruto: Clash of Ninja2003GameCubeTomy Company, Ltd....
Samurai Shodown V2003Arcade, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp.3.83
Eternal Fighter Zero: Bad Moon Edition2003WindowsTwilight Frontier...
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 22003GameCubeTomy Company, Ltd.3.40
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition2003Game Boy AdvanceMidway3.48
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Selected Covers

Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Tekken 5

Selected Screenshots

They are after Heihachi (intro).
Screenshot from Tekken 5
Title screen
Screenshot from The King of Fighters
Title screen.
Screenshot from Samurai Shodown V
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