Submitted by Thegoodfriar 1430d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Fighting Games of this Console Generation

A satirical look at the top 5 fighters of the current console generation. For all gamers, written by CliffyB3's fighting game writer, Friar. (BlazBlue Continium Shift, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Mortal Kombat 9, PS3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Wii, Xbox 360)

DarkCharizard_  +   1430d ago
#1 Brawl
#2 Mortal Kombat
#3 Super Street Fighter IV
#4 Tekken 6
#5 Marvel vs Capcom 3
Yi-Long  +   1430d ago
My list would include Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 as it's a nice little 'reaction' fighter which looks great, has a huge and varied cast, brilliant moves, a nice single player, and is easy to get into yet hard to completely master. I'd certainly prefer it over Mario Brawl as a 'party-fighter' (as in, when you have non-gaming friends over who want a fun game to enjoy...)

Also, I think MvC2 on XBLA/PSN is probably better than MvC3. It certainly has a better cast and a nice style.

I wish Def Jam Fight for New York would get a HD-remake for PSN/XBLA, plus obviously I'd love to see a new Power Stone being released.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1430d ago
I say take out MvC3 and put Blazblue CS. Well BBCS2 is my favorite fighter this generation.

@ Yi-Long
NUNS2 fighting was garbage compared to the 1st one. NUNS1 you can reverse grabs, jutsus, and customize attacks. They downgraded the game. I like how the story played out but i wish it was an open world like the 1st one.
jetlian  +   1430d ago
game is the same only timing is more strict. 2 has more moves and better combos
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1429d ago
Hmm the game is not the same so i guess you can reverse grabs, pick your own jutsu, or use QTEs to get out ultimate jutsus. Well i think your talking about NUNS2 right.
jetlian  +   1429d ago
yea some things are gone like qtes and jutsu but they made it where you can alter the jutsu depending on how long you hold it down.

also better teammates they will take supers for you and you get to pick if the off,def, or neu.

throw reversal use subs
moegooner88  +   1430d ago
Mortal Kombat 9 is way better than Tekken 6
Kee  +   1430d ago
I concur.
Quagmire  +   1430d ago
Even as a Tekken nut, I agree with that too.

1: Mortal Kombat
3: Tekken 6
4: Street Fighter IV
5: Marvel VS Crapcom 3
Kluv  +   1430d ago
replace tekken 6 with soul calibur and we're good.
Kurt Russell  +   1430d ago
Maybe if you're a little girl we could.
Redempteur  +   1430d ago
tripping in smash bros forces you to have control of your character , in short , just input the correct controls at the right time and everything's right .in fact the game just punish your indecisions ...
midgard227  +   1430d ago
why does everyone say that mortal kombat 9 is good? im really baffled by this, it must be the blood because the core mechanics just arent good, you have some cheap characters like smoke and noob, then kratos is just plain bad.

the animations are stiff, the violence is mostly comical and funny. the gameplay isn't fluid at all and well I just don't understand what catches everyone with this game besides the blood. I mean there are so many clones in the game

Blazblue continuum shift is definatly the best fighter this gen when it comes to balance, character uniqueness, animations and fun factor.

soul calibur 4, dead or alive 4, marvel vs capcom 3 are very good aswell.

and smash bros is not a fighting game for anything who thinks it is. its more of a party/fighting game, just because there are to many random elements in the backgroundd/ pokeballs and power ups floating everywhere to make it even ground.
Quagmire  +   1430d ago
I really think you miss the point of Mortal Kombat
Shok  +   1430d ago

All you have to do in Brawl is turn the items off and go to a plain stage that doesn't have any "random elements in the background."

Problem solved.

And you sound like you've never played any of the old Mortal Kombats. Did you play MK II?
Kurt Russell  +   1430d ago
soul calibur 4, dead or alive 4, marvel vs capcom 3 are all the worst of their respective franchises... Therefore your opinions shall forever be deemed void.

And your face smells.
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vladn  +   1430d ago
I'm so glad that you mentioned Brawl as #2. Even though the game is a little unorthodox as far as fighters are concerned, I was quite pleased to see it make an appearance.
Venox2008  +   1430d ago
there should be Tatsunoko vs. Capcom ...great game :)
SquareEnixFan  +   1430d ago
Blazblue CS, Soul Calibur 4 and Tekken 6 are by far my favorite fighting games this gen.
MrChow666  +   1430d ago
soul calibur 4 for me, spent many hours online, a lot fun
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Thegoodfriar  +   1430d ago
I'm a huge fan of a ton of fighters. Personally I liked last generation a lot more, but I can't really complain.

As a whole there seems to still be a lot of quality fighters out there, and yes I really hope they either do an HD remake of Powerstone or just reboot the franchise.
RedPawn  +   1430d ago
I like your comment & that Bass avi is killin it.

jetlian  +   1430d ago
my list
1. virtua fighter 5 really surprised me
2. super street fighter 4 best online play
3. tekken 6 decent online but considering this my favorite fighting series this one was blah
4.kof 12 loved the gameplay hated the lack of stuff(modes,characters etc)
5. mvc3 good game just all over the place
FlintGREY  +   1430d ago
remove brawl, replace it with T6 and put BlazBlue in T6 spot and we're good

BTW I just noticed that out of all the fighters released this gen, T6 is the only one that didn't have to patch up broken characters....talk about balance. Now we gotta T6 make number 1
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RedPawn  +   1430d ago
In no order

Tekken 6
Mortal Kombat
Super Street Fighter IV
Blaz Blue Continuum Shift
Virtua Fighter 5
Tatsunoko V Capcom

I put six, cause I think they should allow it, Haha!

I can't wait to get mt grubby mitts on KOF XIIII.
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NoobSessions  +   1429d ago
Blazblue CS needs to be somewhere on that list
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1429d ago
Yeah it does but people dont like it because it has a steep learning curve and some people just dont like how the characters look. I told my friend other day let Aksys make a Street Fighter game they will put the capcom producers to shame.
josephayal  +   1429d ago
1.super street fighter 4
2. the world

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