That Gaming Site writes: "Fighting games occupy a special place in the hearts of gamers. They're also responsible for countless broken controllers, strained friendships and immensely satisfying victories. Quite nostalgic, isn't it?"
MORTAL KOMBAT!! Good times with that game, I remember how polarized the classrooms, arcades, stores, etc were between Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter fans.
... but after that, it went downhill really REALLY fast. My personal top 5 would probably be - Soul Calibur (DC) - Dead or Alive 3/4 - Street Fighter Alpha 3 (huge roster, great style/design) - Street Fighter 4 - Marvel vs Capcom 2 (DC) Also, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm seems like great fun, and 'true' 3d fighting based on fun and reflexes, based on the demo.
You should try UMK3, that one is pretty good. The series did start to decline until 4/Gold or so, Deception forward wasn't that bad.
They accidently put Street Fighter 3 instead of Killer Instinct - a game way ahead of its time.
Great list, Soul Calibur is probably still my favorite of the four. Everyone should definitely play 3rd Strike. I would add in some other games like Garou mark of the wolves, old school samurai showdown, and some good old Virtua Fighter. I would also add in X-men: Children of the Atom for the Saturn. That game was amazing and it started the whole "vs" style of fighting games first. My personal top 5 would be 3rd Strike Virtua Fighter 5 Soul Calibur Marvel vs. Capcom 2(dreamcast) Super Street Fighter 4( Gonna be one of the best, I can feel it!)
did I love samurai showdown and children of the atom. Once you got to play as akuma that game got even more replay value. The akuma code was so hard to do though, lol those were the early days. No tekken or vs games on the list. No DOA either or battle arena toshinden either, or virtua fighter. Virtua fighter started the whole 3d fighter thing. I do wish we could get a SF3 3rd strike hd remake. The sprites look terrible on a 40 inch from the anniversary edition. One last note guilty gear x was awesome too.
.... and so did all of you... Def Jam: Fight for New York! Great single-player, awesome moves, fantastic roster, and a brilliant multiplayer game, with up to 4 people! Can't believe it slipped my mind. I really hope that one day that game gets a true worthy sequel, or a HD-remake.
1. Killer Instinct 2. MK3 3. Soul Calibur 4. Street Fighter 2 5. Super Smash Bros. Thats real list!
Am I the only one who thought Soulcalibur 2 was superior to the first one? Lol, think I am, actually...
For Fvcks Sake, i wish these "top 5" articles would just die already, 95% of the news on this site is either "top 5-10 " or comparisons to ps3/360 games. Its annoying as hell
It isn't a top X article, it's simply a "5 games you should play" type article, no ranking involved.
series and the marvels vs capcom series and street fighter alpha 1, 2 ,3 were good same with street fighter 3 got all the 3 on dreamcast virtua fighter but tekken 6 went down hill should have stayed exclusive to ps3 thought soulcaliber was good i liked and mortal kombat 4 gold was the last best mortal kombat game ever after that it went down hill
Needs more Virtua Fighter & Tekken imo. I'd choose VF3 and Tekken 3 to represent. Having two Street Fighters is silly. (not a ranking) -Street Fighter II -Mortal Kombat II -Soul Calibur -Tekken 3 -Virtua Fighter 3 I believe that would give anyone a good feel of the evolution of fighting games.
Killer Instinct 1 (Arcade) Mortak Kombat 1 (Arkade) King of Fighters 97 Street Fighter 2 turbo (NOT SUPER) X-Men vs. Street Fighter
bloody roar was one of my all time favorites...transforming during mid-combination was sick
Michael Jordan's fighting adventure for the Sega Genesis?
where the hell is shaq-fu, or the wu-tang fighting game.
Don't you mean Shaq's "Shaq Fu"? Jordan (to the best of my knowledge) only had "Jordan on Windy City", which was anything BUT a fighting game. Just saying.
the first fighting game jordan vs bird. The sequel was JvsB bloody balls.
I want a 2d Mortal Kombat on PSN with updated visuals and characters. I also want a current gen Mortal Kombat game that looks like GOW III and is just as brutal and bloody.
Boy have we gamers been blessed with a great selection of fighting games over the years. Keep em coming.
MORTAL KOMBAT!!! That's the game I need cause I can never pass M.Bison he really pisses me off. King of Fighters is one game I haven't played yet Everything else beaten.
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