DescriptionFighting games allow players to engage in melee arena combat. Usually one-on-one, but team fighting games also exist. Fights continue until one of the characters or teams is knocked out. Additional endings may include being forced out of the arena/ring or a time limit. Fighting games should not be confused with Beat ‘em Ups / Brawlers which feature more overwhelming odds in the form of many less powerful antagonists.
DOS (1988), Lynx (1990), Amiga (1989), NES (1988), Atari ST (1987), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 2600 (1989), Apple II (1988), Atari 7800 (1989), Atari 8-bit (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1988), TRS-80 CoCo (1989), Browser (2000) and Arcade (1986)
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Rampage was a simple arcade game. There were three monsters and one goal: Smash stuff. Rampage Through Time, the fourth...
Ranger X was released fairly late in the lifetime of the megadrive. Coming from an unknown developer it was released...
TurboGrafx CD (1990)
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Ranma 1/2: Battle Renaissance is a 3D fighting game. There is a Story Mode, a Battle Mode, and a VS...
SEGA CD (1993)
Ranma 1/2: Byakuran Aika is an adventure/action game based on the anime series of the same name by manga writer...
A 2D one-on-one fighting game based on the Ranma 1/2 manga series dealing with the adventures of a male martial...
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TurboGrafx CD (1992)
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Another fighting game based on the Ranma 1/2 manga series set around the misadventures of a martial artist that gets...
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SEGA Saturn (1998)
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A PSX-only Fatal Fury released as a conversion of sorts to Real Bout Fatal Fury Special. The game uses the...
PS Vita (2012)
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Atari 2600 (1987)
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Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- 94 Tekken 3
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 93 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
- 93 Samurai Shodown II
- 92 Virtua Fighter 2
- 92 Super Street Fighter IV
- 92 Super Street Fighter IV
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.73 Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium (1996)
- 4.53 Mortal Kombat X (2015)
- 4.50 Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)
- 4.48 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999)
- 4.48 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
- 4.39 The King of Fighters XIII (2010)
- 4.39 Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (2004)
- 4.37 Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011)
- 4.36 Dark Savior (1996)
- 4.36 Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2008)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Fighting is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Action RPG
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Falling Block Puzzle
- Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
- Graphic Adventure
- Hack and Slash
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Quick Time Events (QTEs)
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Timed Input
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction