5 Outstanding Fighting Games That Everyone Should Play At Least Once   

Growing up in the 80s and 90s, most gamers played some form of the fighting game. Fighting games were the pinnacle of gaming for almost 2 decades and is almost all people played whenever they set foot in a video arcade during that time. Fighting games have done nothing but improve over time, giving us so many new classics and games that we respect with every fiber of our gamer being. So let’s pay homage to some of the greatest fighting games that were ever made.

Killer Instinct (2013)


It plays smoother, looks better than anything out there, and has a kick-ass soundtrack with a goofball announcer to boot. If you absolutely must recreate your childhood, then pick up the $40 pack, but most will be satisfied spending half that. –Hardcore Gamer
As strictly a fighting game, the long wait was worth it. Killer Instinct is everything I’d hoped for and more. –Gaming Age
Killer Instinct is back with great new characters, an amazing single-player mode like no other and a solid gameplay. A must have for fans of fighting games. –Vandal

Mortal Kombat X

Sub Zero

Its technically precise gameplay, lean storyline and gruesomely gorgeous graphics run circles around the previous entries in the series. To be honest, this could have been a perfect game if it didn’t feel like NetherRealm was constantly trying to get me to spend extra money on it. –We Got This Covered
It’s perfectly brutal fun that will work in the right circle of friends or foes for months. Graphics, combat physics, interaction with the environment, diversity of characters and many more positives make this game an event of this season at least. -LEVEL (Czech Republic)
It is great to see series as long-running as this one still impressing over two decades later. Fans of fighting games should definitely take the plunge. –ZTGD

Super Street Fighter IV

Super Street Fighter

A fighting game is only fun if you’re matched up with like-minded, similarly skilled opposition, and in this respect, the game seems to be able to help you have fun, regardless of your skill level. SSFIV makes last year’s fighting game a lot better, and it does it at a less-than-full retail price. –Giant Bomb
The matchmaking is quick and really does a great job of keeping you within your skill rank, and the added modes are worthwhile and fun to play. So whether you’re a vet of the first game or a newcomer, I’d say Super Street Fighter IV is absolutely worth checking out. –Gaming Age
More fighters, better online support, more features and an even more fine tuned fighting system. We even get the comeback of Makoto from Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. Yes, Super Street Fighter IV really is the definitive version of Street Fighter IV, but it still feels somewhat like an expansion rather than a full game. –Gamereactor Sweden

Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Four different control options as well as an as-deep-as-you-want-it combat style mean that whether you’re a parent looking forward to seeing Mario and Sonic have a punch-up, or a Nintendo fan wanting the Nintendo Chronicle (of love), Brawl can offer you an outstanding game. –DarkZero
The graphics are beautiful, the audio is clear, the online system is one of the best on the Wii in over a year and a half, the stages are varied, the mini-game experiences are time-consuming, the trophies are endless, the game is much more balanced and the new items are a blast. –The Wiire
Brawl is easily the most fun I’ve had on a Wii, and could be the most fun I’ve had with a game in ages. It’s just that good. There is just so much to do, and so many different and refreshing things added that it would be a crime not to at least take a look. –Thunderbolt

Marvel vs Capcom 2


Of all the incarnations of the versus series, never before have I had so much fun, said “WHOA!” so many times per match, and been so frustrated as to which characters to pick. –Gaming Age
Fast and furious action, great sound and gameplay — it’s the best 2D fighting game ever made. –Hot Games
Granted, the horrible pseudo-jazz background music is the equivalent of forced aural sodomy, but the rest of the package is so well put together, a little forced aural sodomy sometimes seems a small price to pay. –Core Magazine
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