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.
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
You have upset and failed to impress Emperor To-Ming, and so he has sent you all the way down to...
Louie, an expert in martial arts, must save his master from the grip of a local gang called Martial Arts...
Nintendo DS (2008)
In this game based on the 2008 DreamWorks movie of the same name, the player is Po the panda. Po...
Kung-Fu Street is a 1-on-1 martial arts fighting game very similar to Konami's Yie Ar Kung-Fu. The game plays similarly...
Japanese-only sequel to Nintendo World Cup which features a football-savvy Kunio joining the Japanese team for the added extra punch...
As the title implies, Kurohyou (a.k.a. Black Panther) is the new chapter in the Ryū ga Gotoku series which are...
Lady Master of Kung Fu is 2D fighting game. Player controls a female - titular Lady. She is skilled in...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Adapted from the famous series of European comics "Lanfeust", this game takes you on an adventure in the heroic universe...
Danny Madigan is watching a sneak preview of the latest film of his favourite hero, Jack Slater, when he is...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)
A port of the successful 2D fighter Last Blade for the NeoGeo Pocket Color. The port features nearly all the...
Linux (2016), Windows (2016), PlayStation (1999), Neo Geo (1998), PSP (2007), Neo Geo CD (1998), Macintosh (2016), PlayStation 3 (2007), Wii (2012), Browser (2016), PS Vita (2012), Windows Apps (2018), PlayStation 4 (2017), Xbox One (2017), Arcade (1997) and Nintendo Switch (2017)
Choose one of several characters to play with, each with their own unique moves and special attacks. Each stage in...
Nintendo 64 (1999)
In the far-flung future, UNION IV and Light Raid fight for control of the Earth using mechanized battle suits known...
Legend is the sequel to it's namesake for the SNES. Despite the conversion to 3D, the game still keeps all...
Game Boy Advance (2007)
In this second version since the series restart, you are attempting to take out Gaul, the Ape King. The GBA...
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- 96 SoulCalibur
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- 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.
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- 4.52 Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)
- 4.48 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999)
- 4.44 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
- 4.43 The King of Fighters XIII (2010)
- 4.39 Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (2004)
- 4.37 Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011)
- 4.36 Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2008)
- 4.35 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
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:
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- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
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- Graphic Adventure
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- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
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- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
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- Party Game
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- Rail Shooter
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- Timed Input
- Time Management
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- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
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- Word Construction