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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Power Instinct1993Arcade, Genesis, SNES, WiiAtlus Software, Inc.4.25
Mortal Kombat II1993Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Street Fighter II Turbo1993SNES, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.12
Samurai Shodown19933DO, Arcade, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Neo Geo Pocket, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA CD, SNES, WiiCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.88
Strip Fighter II1993TurboGrafx-16Games Express2.97
Virtua Fighter1993Arcade, SEGA 32X, SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.86
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition1993Browser, Genesis, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Body Blows Galactic1993AmigaTeam17 Software Limited3.43
Clay Fighter1993Genesis, SNES, WiiInterplay Productions, Inc.3.79
Fighter's History1993Arcade, SNESData East Corporation2.37
Hey Punk! Are You Tuff E Nuff?1993SNESJaleco Ltd.4.50
Yū Yū Hakusho 2: Kakutō no Sho1994SNESNamcot5.00
Osu!! Karate Bu1994SNESCulture Brain Inc.3.60
Horangi-eui Bunno 2: Pi, Don, Geurigo Nunmul1994DOSByulbram Creature...
Shadow: War of Succession19943DOTribeca Interactive...
World Heroes 2 JET1994Arcade, Game Boy, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.4.12
Tube Warriors1994AmigaDynabyte1.40
Cosmic Carnage1994SEGA 32XSEGA of America, Inc.2.48
Ballz 3D: Fighting at its Ballziest1994Genesis, SNESAccolade, Inc.2.75
Ranma 1/2: Chōgi Ranbu-hen1994SNESRumic Soft3.41
The Queen of Duellist Gaiden α+1994Sharp X68000Xing Entertainment...
Jang Pung 31994SEGA Master SystemSIECO...
Primal Rage19943DO, Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, Jaguar, PlayStation, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNESTime Warner Interactive, Inc.3.30
Rise of the Robots: The Director's Cut1994DOSTime Warner Interactive Ltd.2.00
Hello Mr. President1994DOSOpen Production...
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Selected Covers

Cosmic Carnage SEGA 32X Front Cover
Front cover for Cosmic Carnage
Clay Fighter SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Clay Fighter
Samurai Shodown Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Samurai Shodown
World Heroes 2 JET Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for World Heroes 2 JET

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Cosmic Carnage
To win the tournament
Screenshot from Clay Fighter
Title Screen
Screenshot from Samurai Shodown