Monday, 11 May 2020

Top 10 PS4 Fighting Games

10. Gundam Versus

Even if you’re not a fan of the Gundam series, if you love fighting games, this one needs your attention. You pilot giant robots the size of buildings with enormous weapons, swinging giant swords and shooting giant cannons to try and best your opponent. But it’s not all about the aesthetic - like most great fighting games, there’s a true complexity below the surface that becomes more important as you become more skilled. Also, GIANT ROBOTS!

9. Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Among the most famous fighting game series, Marvel vs Capcom has been a staple of the genre since 1994. This latest iteration has highs and lows, but it’ll be the highs that you remember it for - the fast-paced tag team battles, the innovative new Infinity Stone mechanics, the bright and attractive background visuals, and the 30-character roster from across the worlds of Marvel and Capcom.  

8. Jump Force

Jump Force is in one word, a spectacle. For those not familiar with Shōnen Jump, they’re responsible for such famous series as Naruto, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Yu-gi-oh, and many more. In short, this game has a fantastic roster of characters from many of these series. Perfect for fighting game fans that also share an interest in anime with their friends, this is definitely one you’ll be inviting people over to play.

7. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Anyone who’s seen an episode of the Dragon Ball Z anime will know exactly why it lends itself so well to fighting games - the huge energy attacks, the over-the-top feats of strength, the transformations and the combos all make the perfect recipe for memorable fights. It also features an awesome original story, rather than rehashing the anime like other Dragon Ball games. Anime fan or not, this is without a doubt one of the best fighting games of this generation. 

6. Dead or Alive 6

Dead or Alive has often been most known for stirring controversy with their ahem… sexually charged physics and costumes for female characters. But that’s a shame because looking past that, you discover a series with fantastic depth. In fact, Dead or Alive 6 has toned down many of these more controversial features and has introduced new mechanics to make the game ultra-accessible to newcomers. Now is the perfect time to try it out.

5. EA Sports UFC 3

For fans of UFC, this game is an absolute must-have. If you’re not in the know, UFC is a mixed martial arts fighting game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Players can either create their very own ultimate fighter or choose from a roster of over 200 real-world athletes. If you’re a fan of traditional fighting games like Tekken and Street Fighter, be prepared for a very different, more realistic experience. 

4. Street Fighter V

The most recent addition to the legendary Street Fighter series, Street Fighter V has a roster of 16 classic characters, with 4 being brand new to the series. While initially a sparse offering, updates since release have made it into the game it was always meant to be, with substantial new game modes and awesome new mechanics, like the V-trigger moves. A game that truly lives up to the reputation of the series. 

3. Injustice 2

Injustice is a fighting game populated by all of your favourite DC comics characters, like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. What’s not to love? Coming to your PS4 from the makers of Mortal Kombat, Injustice 2 is not only a hugely technical and surprisingly deep fighting game but also has a fantastically engrossing single-player mode featuring a roster that is sure to make DC Comics fans drool. 

2. Tekken 7

Tekken is without a doubt one of the most iconic fighting series in gaming, and Tekken 7 does a fantastic job of carrying the crown. The combat system is tight, responsive and you never feel cheated. The multiplayer is just as fantastic as you’d expected, but the Treasure Battle mode is where you’ll spend most of your single-player time - additional character cutscenes, cosmetic items and watchable Tekken history are all waiting for you to unlock.

1. Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat is the fighting series with the most infamous legacy. Well known for fast-paced fights and intense gore, Mortal Kombat has been alive and kicking for nearly 30 years. Mortal Kombat 11 is the pinnacle of everything the series has learned throughout their reign. Constant updates to the game since release have only improved it further, giving it the most refined combat experience in the series to date and a thriving competitive tournament scene. Fatality!

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