If you’re a millennial, you must have played classic fighting games like Mortal Kombat 3, Samurai Shodown, Street Fighter II and the list is likely to never end. However, if you pick any one of these games and place it side by side with Tekken 7 or the latest Mortal Kombat title, you will treat them as pixelated blobs. But the titles once ruled the gaming scene and are now deemed classics for obvious reasons.
You didn’t even have to be an avid gamer to play these hallmarked titles. And if it has been years since you picked a fighting game title then trust us, the time is now. Now fighting games aren’t limited to arcades or video game consoles. You can find a wide-ranging list of fighting games on Steam and add them to your library. So are you up to experience a blast from the past? If yes, here are a few fighting games you should definitely give a try.
Just as sad as it sounds, Tekken 7 is hyped as the final chapter of the Mishima vendetta. But we cannot be so confident about it just yet. Bandai Namco might as well have a new game brewing up for the franchise’s fans. Like every Tekken game, the seventh installment follows an arcade and a story mode. You get to start 1v1 showdowns with your friends in multiplayer mode or you can opt for the story mode to see how the 20-year long feud ends.
Mortal Kombat 11
In the world of fighting games, NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat series is known for its gory and action-filled combat elements. But Mortal Kombat 11 brings forward a concoction of novelty in the series as well as relives its classic features. The gameplay is smooth, the mechanics are fluid and every final blow you hit feels crisp than ever. Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t limited to brainless 1v1 combat where your sole aim is to knockout your opponent. Instead you get to solve puzzles and get items that unlock new in-game locations for you.
The Mortal Kombat series is the prime highlight of NetherRealm but that’s not the only fighting game the studio has to offer. NetherRealm has been successful in bringing the DC universe to the domain of fighting games. And thus, Injustice was released in 2013. Fast forward to 2017, NetherRealm released Injustice 2 which outlines the DC superhero universe but this time with a wide-ranging roster of DC superheroes, better graphics, gameplay and much more.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Getting to experience a showdown between Marvel and Capcom character seems a bit uncanny but once you get your hands on the game, you are bound to get hooked. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds wasn’t a total miss but it needed a bit of polishing here and there. And thus, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was released with a roster of 12 new characters, option to smoothly switch between characters and other gameplay garnishes.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball games have been around for a few years already but not most of them have earned the desired fame in the esports community. Arc System Works has dug deeper to look into its previous shortcomings and shaped Dragon Ball FighterZ accordingly. The gameplay is crisp, the visuals are flashy and when playing a certain character, the mechanics won’t feel as rigid.
Other popular fighting games, mostly classics, are:
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat X
- Soul Calibur V
- Soul Calibur VI
- Killer Instinct
- Street Fighter V
- Persona 4 Arena
The aforementioned fighting games are available on PC and some of them support cross-platform gameplay as well. If you haven’t tried any of the titles before then we would suggest you to try the arcade 1v1 mode of each game first and then move to the story arc. That way you will get a hang of each playable character, their combos, abilities and a lot more. You can even set face-offs with your friends but you’d need a stable internet connection to fully leverage the games’ multiplayer modes.
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