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Top arcade-style fighting Steam PC games worth checking out
By Sam Jones - 1st Jan 2020Games
Must-have arcade-style fighters on the Fanatical Store
Is there a better in gaming than fulfilling that satisfying combo as you knock off the enemies final bit of health? Probably not!
The arcade-style fighting genre is filled with memorable franchises from Mortal Kombat and TEKKEN to SOULCALIBUR and Street Fighter, with unique characters and stories adored by millions. We've put together our top pick of arcade-style fighting Steam PC games worth playing, available right now on the Fanatical Store.
MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2
Bigger. Badder. Quirkier!
In the over-the-top follow-up to the smash hit 3D arena fighter MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE, MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2 sees you go head-to-head in epic battles across huge arenas, with a strong roster from the MY HERO ACADEMIA franchise. Already at 'Very Positive' reviews on Steam, MHOJ2 provides a solid fighting experience for fighting games aficionado as well as newcomers.
In the Online mode, the most competitive players can put their skills to the test and compete in order to reach the top of the leaderboard!
Lethal League Blaze
Rated 'Overwhelmingly Positive' on Steam, Lethal League Blaze is the latest intense, high-speed ball game from developer Team Reptile. Featuring unique characters and 'outta sight sounds', players will feel right at home in Shine City - a place where the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal.
However, a group dubbed as 'Lethal League' have taken the sport underground, where players and crews compete in the League for challenge and respect. Start off simply hitting the ball faster and faster back and forth, then step it up by learning how to use Smashes, Bunts and Special Abilities to your advantage.
Once you've mastered that, it's time to learn parries and countering, with throws ending with psychological taunts. You'll be able to play local and online modes with up to four players.
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Broken bones, decapitations and screams of 'GET OVER HERE!'
Mortal Kombat (Mortal Kombat 9) tells the events of the first three Mortal Kombat games launched in the 90s, in which Outworld emperor Shao Kahn possesses power from the elder gods and destroys all other fighters across the realms. In a last ditch attempt to reverse their fate, an injured Raiden uses a spell to send a warning message to his former self before Shao Kahn brutally murders him.
Players follow the adventures ofa number of well-known MK characters throughout the story, with plenty of gory battles. MK9 was one of the first in the series to use the 'X-ray move' which shows detailed bone-crunching moves that would make even the toughest warrior wince!
The Komplete Edition includes all of the released DLC for the hit arcade-style fighting game - including roster warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the notorious dream stalker Freddy Krueger. There are also 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).
GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R
With a roster of 25 playable characters, anime arcade fighter GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R builds on its original form (GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE CORE) with fine-tuning for a more competitive play style. All characters have been closely examined and further tweaked for optimal battle performance!
All-time favorites Survival Mode, M.O.M. Mode, Training Mode and Mission Mode all make a welcome return, as well as the addition of over 100 special illustrations in the Gallery Mode, created by various artists.
Sometimes the best fights are personal. TEKKEN 7 has a range of characters including 'space ninja' Yoshimitsu, a Panda bear and 'Irish assassin' Nina Williams that make every fight and enemy enjoyable. Customise over 39 characters with new outfits and play the story from their perspective as you learn about the gripping story of the TEKKEN World.
Fans of older fighting games will love the new-age system. It combines all the best bits of the retro arcade-style from past TEKKEN games with up-to-date mechanics and new abilities that will get you flowing through combos for devastating effect.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Get high-intensity, close quarter fighting that you can only expect from a Dragon Ball game in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Fight on the ground and in the air as you play master 3v3 tag battles in 2.5D with all the main characters from the popular anime Dragon Ball Z. It's an epic fighter for those who are fans of Dragon Ball Z with a unique story, but also those who've never seen the anime with its fast-paced combat that uses more than just fists and feet.
One of the highest rated games on Steam! Lethal League pits you against your friends to be the best baller as you fight armed with a baseball bat, cane or candy stick! Stay alive as you return the ball or avoid being hit as each return increases the ball's speed. This makes Lethal League a unique experience for fighting fans, but a very enjoyable one as over 2,600 people who have reviewed the game can tell you. Don't say you haven't dreamt about hitting your friend in the face with a ball, just pick up Lethal League and do it.
Ultimate MARVEL Vs. CAPCOM 3
What do you get when you pit some of the World's best Superheroes against some of gaming's best fighters? A fighting game that is so epic that it had to be re-released for the current generation. Bring justice from the U.S.A. with Captain America or be the ultimate boss with Akuma. Battle in 3v3 tag battles, but with so many amazing fighters in the roster it'll be hard to pick just 3 characters for your team. Ultimate MARVEL Vs. CAPCOM 3 combines the frantic style that you know and love of arcade-style fighting games with easy to pick up but hard to master controls and stunning visuals.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Hero vs Hero, Villain vs Villain. Embrace the madness of The Joker or the power of Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Gain the edge on your opponents by utilising special moves based on DC' Comics' most-loved characters, then end the battle with awesome (and sometimes out of this World) finishers. With extremely enjoyable gameplay and hilarious cutscenes that fans of the movies and comic books will take great pleasure in watching, Gods Among Us is a must have for the ultimate arcade-fighting fans and casual arcade-fighting fans alike.
The newly-released SOULCALIBUR VI builds on Bandai Namco's legendary series with all-new battle mechanics that turn your defense into offence in an instant. It's already being rated as 'Very Positive' by fans and critics alike, so now's the perfect time to join the hype and get some practice in offline mode before heading online to face other players in weapon-based combat.
Plus, it includes Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher in the Roster. What's not to love!?
Ultra Street Fighter IV
The world’s greatest fighting game evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this ultimate offering.
As an additional bonus, enjoy all previously released DLC costumes from Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - including five new characters, new stages and online Team Battle Mode.
Black Salt Coreuption
If you're all about freedom of movement during combat, then Black Salt Coreuption is a must-play. The arcade-style fighting game from Ratti Entertainment features a 360 movement system that allows players to move freely around the battle arena, giving you more control over your character, while still staying in the action and locked on to their opponent.
Players will be able to personalize each of the 10 characters featured in the game with new outfits and hundreds of accessories, as well as customizing each characters' attacks and special abilities for a unique fighting experience. The game is based on the critically-acclaimed comic book series, and Ratti has also stated that Black Salt Coreuption is the "First independent black owned 3D action arena game".
GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR + REV 2
Carrying on the legacy from 1998, comes the next addition to the Guilty Gear series. GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR + REV 2 gives players tweaked visuals to the finest detail, hand-polished by the animation masters to produce the top quality hand-drawn anime effect. Beginners can feel at ease with the step-by-step training program, from Tutorial Mode being re-modified into an action game to learn the ropes, to the introduction of Stylish Mode that allows easy inputs for Special Attacks, and many more.
Place your personal ranking score on the stake and battle with other players in Rank Match, or simply enjoy the new Player Match mode without any frets. In REVELATOR, players can use 6 new characters from previous games in the series - including Johnny, Jack-O', Kuradoberi Jam, Kum Haehyun, Raven and Dizzy - coming to a total number of 23* playable characters!
Pull off a diving kick to win, it's a simple as that!
Divekick is the world’s first two-button fighting game that distils the essence of the fighting game genre into just two buttons with no d-pad directional movement. Its focused gameplay demonstrates how much depth a single move actually has, and introduces (or reinforces) skills fundamental to the genre: mind games, spacing, timing, and quick reactions.
The game features over 14 completely unique and original characters, each with their own fighting style and special techniques - including guest appearances from Saints Row's Johnny Gat. As well as an individual story for each fighter, Divekick features ranked and non-ranked GGPO-powered online multiplayer - as well as local vs multiplayer for two players.