Sunday 1 November 2020

Top 10 PS3 Fighting Games

10. Ultra Street Fighter IV

Continuing the tradition of fighting excellence the series is known and loved for, this Ultra edition introduces new characters and stages for the ultimate Street Fighter IV experience. With rebalanced gameplay and original modes included, this generous offering is Street Fighter’s finest hour from a long history of incredible games. Perfect for long-time fans of the series and newcomers alike, this one certainly lives up to it’s “ultra” title. 

9. Fight Night Champion

Featuring an incredibly in-depth physics-based system that incorporates improved punching and stamina mechanics, Fight Night Champion allows players to move, attack and dodge with the speed of the champions. Thanks to the Full Spectrum Punch Control mechanic, this incredible title is certainly the most realistic fighting game on the market while still delivering an accessible experience for those unfamiliar with the series’ focus on physics and strategy.

8. Tekken Hybrid

This ultimate Tekken package contains a fully remastered version of Tag Tournament in HD alongside Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, topped off with a surprisingly decent bonus feature-length CG feature film. Featuring an enormous roster of fighters, the thrilling gameplay the series is known for and excellent visuals, this title is a must-own for fans of the fighting genre – and the included film isn’t bad, either!

7. Street Fighter X Tekken

After years of a bitter fighting game rivalry, Capcom and Namco clashed directly with one another in the excellent Street Fighter X Tekken that saw Ryu, Chun-Li, Kazuya Mishima, Nina Williams and more go head to head to see who the best fighter truly is. With stunning art direction and a gameplay style that still feels undeniably Street Fighter, this exciting arcade brawler is an absolute masterclass in the beat ‘em up genre.

6. Soul Calibur V

Boasting exhilarating fighting mechanics, stunning visuals and a whole roster of new characters, Soul Calibur V picks up 17 years after its predecessor with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. With refined battle mechanics and some of the strongest visuals you’ll find in a PS3 Soul Calibur title, this fifth entry in the beloved franchise stands up as one of the series’ best.

5. Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate

With improved visuals and enhanced martial arts techniques never before seen in a DoA title, this ultimate edition of the celebrated game incorporates some features from Dead or Alive 5 Plus as well as additional content, tweaks to gameplay and a comprehensive story mode that takes the game to staggering new heights. An absolute must for fans of the beloved arcade series.

4. Injustice: Gods Among Us

Developed by the creators of definitive fighting franchise Mortal Kombat, this bold beat-em-up introduces a deep and original story featuring a large roster of DC icons including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and many more. In a dark world where the lines between good and evil are increasingly blurred, this unforgettable experience sees iconic heroes and villains engaging in battles on epic scales.

3. Ultimate Marvel v Capcom 3

Featuring more iconic characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes than ever before, this thrilling entry in the explosive franchise brings the roster of characters up to 50 and boasts a refined fighting system, and eight new stages and modes. The result is a thrilling title packed with content and explosive fighting fun - pitting the most iconic characters from the two battling franchises in deadly battles to the death. 

2. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Featuring over 20 PlayStation characters with their own unique attacks and moves, All-Stars Battle Royale allows you to pit icons like PaRappa the Rapper, Nathan Drake and Sackboy against each other with addictive combat mechanics in a wide range of dynamic environments. The game, which feels like Sony’s answer to Super Smash Bros, is just as fun as the iconic Nintendo title thanks to the bizarre fights you can experience. God of War’s Kratos vs Ratchet & Clank, anyone?

1. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition

With a captivating storyline that rewrites the history of the Mortal Kombat Tournament and state-of-the-art visuals and physics from Unreal Engine, this phenomenal MK title is not for the faint of heart. With some of the most viscerally gruesome visuals in the series, this return to the series’ ultraviolent roots is an absolute belter. Just make sure your little old grandma isn’t in the room when you’re decapitating your opponent and throwing his head across the battlefield.

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