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.
PlayStation (1996), Game Boy (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), Neo Geo (1995), PSP (2007), Neo Geo CD (1995), PlayStation 3 (2007), Wii (2009), PS Vita (2012), PlayStation 4 (2017), Xbox One (2017) and Arcade (1995)
The first sequel in the King of Fighters series picks up a year after the end of the first tournament....
PlayStation (1997), Game Boy (1997), SEGA Saturn (1996), Neo Geo (1996), PSP (2007), Neo Geo CD (1996), PlayStation 3 (2007), Wii (2011), PS Vita (2012), PlayStation 4 (2017), Xbox One (2017) and Arcade (1996)
"Violent fighting to come again!"SNK's flagship series returns for another year. Many of the changes in this year's KOF release...
Another year, another KOF. Additions this year come in the form of slightly improved graphics and sounds, new moves and...
PlayStation (1999), Neo Geo (1998), PSP (2007), Neo Geo CD (1998), PlayStation 3 (2007), Wii (2013), iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014), PS Vita (2012), Arcade (1998) and Nintendo Switch (2017)
The King of Fighters '98 takes a break from the Orochi plot line and instead is presented as a "Dream...
SEGA Saturn (1998)
The King of Fighters Best Collection is a pack containing all KOF games released for the Sega Saturn, plus the...
A special Dreamcast conversion of KOF '98 (NOT '99) with several additions for Sega's console. The game remains the same...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
A millionaire named Gustav Munchausen is organizing and sponsoring another edition of the world-famous "King of Fighters" Tournament. With the...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Two years have now passed since the last edition of "King of Fighters" Tournament, accomplished in 1997: after Orochi was...
King of Fighters: Extreme is a mobile chapter in a long-running 2D fighting game series that first appeared in 1994....
The King Fighters of Kyo is a spin-off from SNK's successful fighting games that focuses on the series main character:...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
This is a compilation of the three games in The King of Fighters series that make up the NESTS saga:...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This is a compilation of the three games in The King of Fighters series that make up the Orochi saga:...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This is a compilation of the three games in The King of Fighters series that make up the Orochi saga:The...
Neo Geo Pocket (1998)
Using the Japanese "SD" (Super-Deformed) artwork style, the KOF Series makes your debut in SNK's monochrome handheld bringing the same...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)
Using again the Japanese "SD" (Super-Deformed) artwork style (now reworked), the KOF Series makes your debut in the new SNK's...
The mobile game The King of Fighters is based on the SNK beat-em-up series of the same name that debuted...
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)
- 4.42 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
- 4.39 The King of Fighters XIII (2010)
- 4.39 Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (2004)
- 4.38 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)
- 4.37 Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011)
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