DescriptionThis genre includes action games that focus on close-combat fighting, unarmed or using melee weapons; the emphasis is on executing precise moves (punches, kicks, etc.) when facing opponents who usually use similar tactics against the playable character. Characteristic for these games is reliance on martial art techniques. Fighting games are traditionally divided into two broad categories: Versus fighters and Beat 'em 'ups / Brawlers.
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Control Yoh in an all-new adventure and use his powers as a Shaman to fight nefarious foes and train to...
Amstrad CPC (1988)
The Changchun Academy was one of the most prestigious karate schools in ancient China. But when the evil Wang Chen,...
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...
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...
Game Gear (1992)
The second Shinobi game for the Game Gear, it’s a 2D side-scrolling platform game with basic strategy elements. You have...
SEGA Saturn (1995)
A ninjitsu master trains three children: two brothers, Kazuma and Sho, and his own daughter Aya. As they grow up,...
In the first sequel to Rival Schools, once again the halls of Taiyo High School are rocked by an evil...
First next-gen entry in the Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun brawler series. The story this time deals with the Nekketsu High gang...
Shogun Warriors is a 2D versus fighting game in which you take control of one of eight fighters based on...
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 by as rated by our users:
- 4.80 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Collector's Limited Edition) (2009)
- 4.50 Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)
- 4.19 Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (2010)
- 4.68 Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium (1996)
- 3.88 Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1993)
- 3.84 Final Fight (2007)
- 4.30 X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995)
- 4.60 World Heroes: Anthology (2007)
- 4.04 Super Street Fighter II Turbo (1994)
- 4.08 Fatal Fury Special (1993)
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:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel