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.
Shadow Force is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either ninja Kai, swordfighter...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Shadow of Rome is set in 44 B.C. in Ancient Rome - a stunning yet brutal time when the republic...
The leader of S.H.A.D.O.W., the world's largest criminal organization, has been murdered. Choose one of the seven fighters available and...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Control Yoh in an all-new adventure and use his powers as a Shaman to fight nefarious foes and train to...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Shanghai Karate is a one-on-one beat 'em up game. The player takes on the role of Lio Yin. By defeating...
Amstrad CPC (1988)
The Changchun Academy was one of the most prestigious karate schools in ancient China. But when the evil Wang Chen,...
Shaolin's Road is a action adventure that takes place in medieval China. When Tsu Yu's father, a powerful warlord, is...
On a November day when the snow turned to rain, Ryu Hazuki arrives home just in time to see his...
This limited edition includes: Shenmue Bonus CD with music from the game
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Kenichi Shirahama was a textbook loser; not particularly good in either academics or athletics, constantly bullied by his classmates, and...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
Another year arrives and with it a new tournament to decide the fate of the Gouketsuji clan, all the families...
Shin Kidō Senki Gundam Wing: Endless Duel is a one-on-one fighting game based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam...
Shin Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Kunio-tachi no Banka is a beat 'em up in the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The...
Straight from the National Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) come the greatest wrestlers of the Land of the Rising Sun; beware the...
DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Xbox 360 (2009), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1987)
You control a shinobi, Joe Musashi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- 94 Tekken 3
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Ninja Gaiden Black
- 93 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- 93 Samurai Shodown II
- 92 Super Street Fighter IV
- 92 Super Street Fighter IV
- 92 Street Fighter IV
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)
- 4.48 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999)
- 4.48 Mortal Kombat X (2015)
- 4.47 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
- 4.40 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
- 4.39 Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (2004)
- 4.36 Dark Savior (1996)
- 4.36 Yakuza 2 (2006)
- 4.36 Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (1996)
- 4.35 Sid Meier's Pirates! (Limited Edition) (2004)
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
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics [DEPRECATED]
- Interactive Movie
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Video Backdrop
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction