Block, punch, kick. That's it. Three buttons and you move with the d-pad. The simplicity is devastating, yet thousands of moves can be triggered by using just these buttons. It's a masterpiece of game design and the culmination of almost 20 years of evolution since the 1993 original. Remarkably, it hasn't become bloated in that time. And, thanks to this rejigged re-release, Virtua Fighter feels fresher than ever. In fact after caning Final Showdown for a week now, I've come to a personal conclusion that it is the best fighting game of the generation.