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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
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.53
Mythic Blades2005WindowsCartel Games3.50
The King of Fighters 2002/20032005PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp....
KOF: Maximum Impact2004PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp.3.71
Mortal Kombat: Deception2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.62
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower2004PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.42
Tekken 52004Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.78
Mortal Kombat: Deception: Premium Pack2004PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.57
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.16: Virtua Fighter 22004PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation...
Dead or Alive Ultimate2004XboxTecmo, Inc.3.87
Melty Blood: Re-ACT2004WindowsType-Moon...
Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection2004PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Capcom Fighting Evolution2004PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.06
Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury2004GameCube, PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
The King of Fighters '94 Re-bout2004PlayStation 2SNK Playmore Corp.0.00
Samurai Shodown V Special2004Arcade, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2SNK Corporation4.37
Dogma2003WindowsInudon Empire3.86
SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom2003Arcade, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2, XboxSNK NEOGEO USA Consumer Corporation3.40
The King of Fighters 20032003Arcade, Neo Geo, PlayStation 2, XboxSNK Playmore USA Corp.3.76
Guilty Gear X2: The Midnight Carnival #Reload2003PlayStation 2, PSP, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Majesco Sales, Inc.3.07
The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.62
Bloody Roar 42003PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.88
Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus2003XboxMicrosoft Game Studios3.58
The King of Fighters2003J2MEdbi Games2.00
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition2003Game Boy AdvanceMidway3.48
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Selected Covers

Mortal Kombat: Deception PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat: Deception
Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury

Selected Screenshots

Raiden breaks up the Deadly Alliance in the intro cinema.
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat: Deception
Title screen
Screenshot from The King of Fighters