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
Guilty Gear Isuka2003Arcade, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox505 GameStreet3.43
Samurai Shodown V2003Arcade, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp.4.19
Shin Gōketsuji Ichizoku Tōkon: Matrimelee2003Arcade, Neo GeoPlaymore Corporation3.83
The King of Fighters2003J2MEdbi Games2.00
Bloody Roar 42003PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.88
Dogma2003WindowsInudon Empire3.86
Shonen Jump's Naruto: Clash of Ninja2003GameCubeTomy...
Eternal Fighter Zero: Bad Moon Edition2003WindowsTwilight Frontier...
The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle2002Arcade, Dreamcast, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2, XboxPlaymore Corporation3.77
X-Men: Next Dimension2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.25
Gundam Battle Assault 22002PlayStationBandai America, Inc.5.00
Guilty Gear X22002Arcade, PlayStation 2Sammy Studios, Inc.3.92
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.56
Majewelune World2002Windows4.14
Melty Blood2002WindowsType-Moon4.17
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal2002XboxMicrosoft Game Studios3.50
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution2002Arcade, PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.4.03
Bikini Karate Babes2002WindowsCreative Edge Studios, Inc.2.41
Black Belt Challenge2002Game Boy AdvanceXicat Interactive, Inc.3.20
Bloody Roar: Primal Fury2002GameCubeActivision Publishing, Inc.3.27
Battle Raper2002WindowsIllusion1.88
Barbarian2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxTitus Software Corporation...
SoulCalibur II2002Arcade, GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.3.85
The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood2002Game Boy AdvanceSammy Studios, Inc.3.35
InuYasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale2002PlayStationBandai America, Inc.4.67
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Selected Covers

Black Belt Challenge Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Black Belt Challenge
SoulCalibur II PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for SoulCalibur II
X-Men: Next Dimension PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for X-Men: Next Dimension

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Bikini Karate Babes
Title screen
Screenshot from Black Belt Challenge
Namco logo
Screenshot from SoulCalibur II