List of fighting games
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Versus fighters are categorized by close combat between two fighters or groups of fighters of comparable strength, often broken into rounds. If multiple players are involved, players generally fight against each other.
Note: Games are in listed in a "Common English Title/Alternate Title 'series' - Developer" format, where applicable.
- 1 General
- 2 Weapon-based
- 3 Tag team-based
- 4 4-way simultaneous fighting
- 5 Anime/Cell-Shaded Fighting games
- 6 Sports/fighting game sub-genres
- 7 By theme
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
Fighting games that use 2D sprites. Games tend to emphasize height based (high, medium, low) attacks and jumping.
2.5D versus fighting games are displayed in full 3D graphics, but the gameplay is based on 2D style games, or via traditional style
Utilize three dimensional movement. These often emphasize sidestepping.
Fighting games that feature 'tag-teaming' as the core gameplay element. Other fighters feature tag-teaming as a separate mode.
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - Capcom / Eighting
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Capcom
- Mortal Kombat - NetherRealm Studios
- Street Fighter X Tekken - Capcom
4-way simultaneous fighting
Fighters in which four fighters face off at once simultaneously. However, some fighting games feature 4-way fighting as game modes.
Anime/Cell-Shaded Fighting games
These fighting games that feature Cell-Shading mostly falls into the anime category. Even though anime falls into this category of cell shaded fighting games, there are some anime games that are 2D and use sprites(Examples are Dragonball Z for the Super Famicom). With this said, most anime games are played mostly the same. Normally having one button for each action (Ex. 1 button for attacking, using projectiles, using specials, jumping, blocking, etc.). This is most likely due to the games being more player friendly for the kids who like the shows. Even though Super Smash Bros. series has the same game play scheme, it is exempt from this Cell- Shaded feature.
Sports/fighting game sub-genres
Sports-based fighting games are titles that fall firmly within the definitions of both the Fighting game and Sports game genre, such as boxing and wrestling video games. As such, they are usually put in their own separate sub-genres. Often the fighting is far more realistic than in traditional fighting games (though the amount of realism can greatly vary), and many feature real-world franchises or fighters.
Boxing games go back farther than any other kind of fighting game, starting with Sega's Heavyweight Champ in 1976. Fighters wear boxing gloves and fight in rings, and fighters can range from actual professional boxers to aliens to Michael Jackson.
Boxing games where combat is not directly human-controlled in the ring. Instead, a boxer is trained via a resource management game scheme, and bouts are directed via instructions given prior to each round.
Mixed martial arts
While most versus fighting games could be considered mixed martial arts games, listed here are games that are based on actual mixed martial arts franchises or tournaments.
- TDT-Online - TDT
- Ultimate Fighting Championship - Anchor Inc.
- UFC: Sudden Impact - Opus
- UFC: Tapout - Dream Factory
- UFC: Throwdown - Genki / Capcom
- UFC 2009 Undisputed - Yuke's
- UFC Undisputed 2010 - Yuke's
- UFC Undisputed 3 - Yuke's
- UFC Personal Trainer (video game) - Yuke's
- EA Sports MMA - EA Sports
- Supremacy MMA - Kung Fu Factory
- Astral Bout / Sougou Kakutougi Astral Bout - King Records
- Astral Bout 2 / Sougou Kakutougi Astral Bout 2 The Total Fighters - King Records
- Astral Bout 3 / Fighting Network Rings: Astral Bout 3 / Sougou Kakutougi Astral Bout 3 - King Records
- Saikyou Takada Nobuhiko Super Famicom 1995
- Fighting Network RINGS: PS one 1997
- Buriki One World Grappler Tournament ARCADE 1999
- Grappler Baki Baki Sadai no Tournament / Fighting Fury PS2 2000
- PRIDE FC Fighting Championship PS2 2003
- The Wild Rings Xbox 2003
- PRIDE GP Grand Prix 2003
- The Ishu Kakutougi/World Fighting PS2 2003
- K-1 PREMIUM 2004 Dynamite PS2 2004
- Garouden Breakblow PS2 2005
- K-1 PREMIUM 2005 Dynamite PS2 2005
- Garouden Breakblow Fist or Twist PS2 2007
- MMA Tycoon - Browser 2009
- MMA Pro Fighter Facebook 2009
- TheFlyingKnee - Browser/Animated 2011
Wrestling video games based on WWE/WWF properties.
Fighting eroge (erotic games). Fighting games with pornographic elements.
These games feature monsters as playable characters, usually set in destructible city environments.
Fighting games with RPG elements, like character building or variable storylines.
Super deformed refers to a popular type of Japanese caricature where the subject is made to have exaggerated toddler-like features, such as an over-sized head and short chubby limbs. Their movements and expressions while super deformed also tend to be exaggerated.