The 12 Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Created Nov 22, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
Fighting games have a long history starting with arcade machines. This genre seems to be straightforward, but developers continue to invent new features to make gameplay more exciting. Here are the best fighting games ever including both famous titles and almost arthouse ones.
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    Street Fighter V has a heavy focus on online rank matches. AI opponents are quite weak and are not able to entertain skilled players. However, the characters can show off their awesomeness during the …
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      One of the most popular fightings ever,  the Mortal Kombat series made a long way. The last part of it, MORTAL KOMBAT X, absorbed and enhanced the best aspects of it and the rivals, and mixed them. Th…
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        Killer Instinct is a game with a deep fighting system. Besides typical for the genre kicks and combos, it features complicated series of punches, counterattacks and combo breaking. The Instinct Mode a…
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          The Skull Heart can fulfill your dream - but if your soul is evil, it will turn you into a Skullgirl monster. Several girls start their adventures to obtain the artifact and defeat Mary, who was curse…
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            While the campaign in TEKKEN 7 is short, it's dynamic, challenging and touching. You have a chance to try different characters and learn their strengths and weaknesses. As soon as you reveal the backg…
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              Fight Night Champion is a boxing simulator. The goal of the game is not only to knock the opponent out but also to understand the real boxing rules and learn how to use them effectively. The game focu…
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                The King of Fighters XIV series is known for its hardcore gameplay difficult to master for newbies. The 14th part of the franchise simplifies this aspect while stays challenging and exciting. The matc…
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                  The best fighters of the world come together to participate in a championship. They don't know that one of them is a secret war machine that was constructed with evil purposes. Will you stand all the …
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                    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate united characters from different Nintendo franchises with side heroes and made them fight against each other. The game features several modes where you need to smash your op…
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                      Darkstalkers Resurrection is a fast-paced online combo of Darkstalkers 3 and Night Warriors, retro fighting games. Here no one tries to hide they are nostalgic: the game features old-school visuals an…
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                        DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round took the mistakes of its predecessors into account and polished them. Now DoA stays a fighting game with hot girls, but now it's a well-balanced fighting game with hot girls…
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                          SoulCalibur VI provides great fights alongside with exciting storylines of the main characters. Better visuals, a challenging fighting system, and even a keyboard support for PC players. And, of cours…
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