The good old fighting games! There’s nothing more satisfying than those fine moments when you’re finally pulling off that super advanced, nearly impossible chain combo and, oh god, it looks so good and it’s taking a ¾ of the other guy’s health bar! DAMN!
This is by far one of the most intense video game genres and if you’re just starting your adventure with brawlers, make sure to do it with the very best titles games available right now. Here are Top 10 Fighting Games to play in 2019
Some of games included in this series have a long history, so we’ve decided to focus on the latest entry.
1. Mortal Kombat 11
Let’s kick off with something super fresh Mortal Kombat 11 from NetherRealm Studios, released on the 23rd of April 2019! This one is BRUTAL! The series is famous for its mile long list of fatalities, X-ray attacks, crush blows and other fun ways to dismember or break the bones of your opponent. You wouldn’t want to play this on family parties but it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long and stressful day – just get yourself comfy and watch the heads rolling, spines cracking and blood spitting like crazy.
2. Tekken 7
One of the most popular series out there! Not without a reason, the mechanics are super tight and deep, the combos are satisfying and the game actually requires a lot of learning, there are many new ones to get to know – if you’re new just don’t get overly optimistic and start with online – the players there, will destroy you! Give yourself some time, choose your main character, train a bit – it’s one of those games which is getting better with time and totally worth investing hundreds of your hours.
3. Street Fighter V
Forward, down, down-forward and a punch – what is it? It’s a Shoryuken, of course! Welcome to Street Fighter V! Is it hard? Well, it can give the impression at the beginning. Then again, this is the most accessible game in the series – way less restrictive when it comes to imputing combos. There’s a lot of characters to choose from, each one with unique abilities, super moves and overall feeling and thanks to the crossplay between PS4 and PC, the player base is as alive as ever!
4. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Ok, let’s start with the numbers here because they’re pretty impressive – 74 different playable characters and over 100 stages (with even more available with the season pass) – that’s a damn lot! Then there’s the possibility to arrange an 8 player battle which makes it a perfect party game. This title is just overflowing with content for both single and multiplayer, and you can easily tell that it was made with a lot of love. The only possible downside is that it’s a Switch exclusive. Otherwise, it’s one of the best fighters on the market right now.
5. SoulCalibur VI
Pretty similar to Tekken, again a 3D fighter from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment – but in here, it’s all about swordplay – each character is equipped with a different original sharp object! There’s even the most famous Tekken swordsman, Yoshimitsu in here. The game is famous for its extensive character creator in which you’re limited basically by your own imagination. The new SoulCalibur is oozing with fun, the mechanics are tight and the characters have lots of personality – you can’t go wrong with this one!
6. Dead or Alive 6
You might get this wrong impression that it’s just another generic fighting game which got popular for its super advanced physics of certain female body parts. Still, it’s just a wrong impression though! This is another great 3D fighter with deep yet accessible mechanics and a cast of original characters, and yes – it’s true – most of them are women which you can dress up in tons of different clothes available in numerous DLC packs but you can totally skip this part and enjoy the fun combat.
7. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
By looking at some of the character design here, you might be thinking “Dang! How high were they to come up with this idea”. But that’s the whole beauty of this game – the distinctive and original design – it’s just something else. What’s more, the game has a little more complex mechanics compared to your typical brawler. At the same time though – one of the best tutorials you’ve seen – so just don’t worry, give it a little time – you’ll be fine! And once you know all the mechanics, you won’t be able to put it down.
8. Dragon Ball Fighter Z
If you grew up watching Dragon Ball Z then this game might be nothing short of your dreams coming true. Most of the iconic characters from the series can be found in here. Combine that with the great fighting mechanics provided by the veterans from System Arc and you got yourself a hell of a title! Not to mention great visuals and stages that will take you way back to the most memorable places from the anime.
9. Injustice 2
A perfect game for DC universe lovers, offering an expansive roster of most popular heroes and villains. The most original thing about this one is implementing some lite RPG elements. Each character can be equipped with different parts of gear giving them specific stats and buffs…oh and looks – that’s important too! You can finds those In special boxes that can be earned by completing different events and challenges – that’s a lot of surprisingly fun grinding which can keep you occupied for hours!
10. Killer Instinct
Several hit combos are too short and boring? In here, you can pull of up to thousands hits in one combo, if you’re good enough of course. All thanks to the original system available in the game, the fights are super intense and visually impressive. This game has an overall rather darker vibe, similar to Mortal Kombat, including all sorts of monsters and bad ass looking characters to choose from here, including Rash form Battletoads who is one of the best guest characters ever. Highly recommended!
And there you have it! Our top 10 best fighting games on the market right now. Do you agree with the list? Would you like to add some other games to it? Make sure to let us know in the comment section. Thank you very much for reading and hope you’re going to have lots of fun breaking faces!