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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
The Last Blade 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiAgetec, Inc.3.79
Real Bout Garō Densetsu Special: Dominated Mind1998PlayStationSNK Corporation3.78
Fighters Destiny1998Nintendo 64Ocean of America, Inc.3.20
Cardinal Syn1998PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.17
Deadly Arts1998Nintendo 64Konami of America, Inc.2.38
Tech Romancer1998Arcade, DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein1998Arcade, DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.50
Guilty Gear1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Software, Inc.3.46
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers1998Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.69
King of Fighters R-11998Neo Geo PocketSNK of America3.75
Rakugakids1998Nintendo 64Konami Co., Ltd.4.20
The Untouchable1998Macintosh, WindowsGlobal Star Software Ltd.4.43
Kensei: Sacred Fist1998PlayStationKonami of America, Inc.2.82
Astra Superstars1998Arcade, SEGA SaturnSun Corporation...
Advanced V.G. 21998PlayStationSuccess Corp....
Super Robot Spirits1998Nintendo 64Banpresto Co., Ltd....
Asura Blade: Sword of Dynasty1998ArcadeFuuki Co., Ltd.4.00
The Fallen Angels1998ArcadePsikyo3.67
Mace: The Dark Age1997Arcade, Nintendo 64Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.73
Mortal Kombat 41997Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.3.25
Clay Fighter 63 1/31997Nintendo 64Interplay Entertainment Corp.3.17
Critical Blow1997PlayStationBanpresto Co., Ltd....
Tobal 21997PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd.4.14
Street Fighter EX Plus α1997PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.70
Rival Schools1997Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.79
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Selected Covers

Tech Romancer Dreamcast Front Cover
Front cover for Tech Romancer
Clay Fighter 63 1/3 Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Clay Fighter 63 1/3
Mace: The Dark Age Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Mace: The Dark Age
Deadly Arts Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Deadly Arts

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Tech Romancer
Screenshot from Clay Fighter 63 1/3
Title screen
Screenshot from The Fallen Angels
Al' Rashid dodges an attack
Screenshot from Mace: The Dark Age
European title screen
Screenshot from Deadly Arts