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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 King of Fighters 20062006PlayStation 2SNK Playmore USA Corp.3.89
Super Dragon Ball Z2006PlayStation 2Atari, Inc....
Shin Gōketsuji Ichizoku: Bonnō no Kaihō2006PlayStation 2Excite Japan Co., Ltd....
Art of Fighting Anthology2006PlayStation 2SNK Playmore USA Corp.4.00
The King of Fighters: Orochi-Hen2006PlayStation 2SNK Playmore Corp....
The King of Fighters: Orochi-hen (Genteihan)2006PlayStation 2SNK Playmore Corp....
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.24: Last Bronx - Tokyo Bangaichi2006PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation...
Tekken: Dark Resurrection2006PlayStation 3, PSPNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.34
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology2006PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.83
Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden2006PlayStation 2SNK Playmore Corp.5.00
Street Fighter II': Hyper Fighting2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.2.94
Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers2006Nintendo DSMajesco Entertainment Company2.67
Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.59
Virtua Fighter 52006Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.82
Power Stone Collection2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.27
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.25
Mortal Kombat: Unchained2006PSPMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.34
The King of Fighters: Neowave2006PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp.3.67
The King of Fighters XI2005Arcade, PlayStation 2SNK Playmore USA Corp.4.16
Battle Raper II: The Game2005WindowsIllusion2.97
SoulCalibur III2005Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.83
Tekken 5 (Ultimate Collectors Edition)2005PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.5.00
The Rumble Fish2005PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation...
Dead or Alive 42005Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.36
Medieval Combat: Age of Glory2005J2MEGameloft S.A.2.78
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Selected Covers

Super Dragon Ball Z PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Super Dragon Ball Z
SoulCalibur III PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for SoulCalibur III

Selected Screenshots