Fighting games are a huge part of the gaming industry. With the recent release of Street Fighter V, it’s only natural to want to know more about what’s in store for this genre. Fighting games have always been around in one form or another, but they’ve seen a spike in popularity over the last few years.
Street Fighter IV was released back in 2008 and ever since, there has been a steady increase in releases from other franchises like Tekken, Mortal Kombat and Injustice. It’s safe to say that fighting games are here to stay!
Fighting games have been around for a while and they’re still going strong!
The first fighting game ever
The first fight game ever was a game called “Punch-Out!!” It was released in 1984 for the arcade. The game was so popular that it was ported to the NES a year later. “Street Fighter II” is often credited as the game that started the fighting game craze. It was released in 1991 for the arcade and it’s still considered one of the best games ever made.
Fighting games have come a long way since then. New releases are getting better graphics, smoother gameplay and they’re even starting to include online multiplayer. There has also been a shift in the types of games that are being released. No longer are fighting games only focusing on one vs one matches, but now you can find 2v2 matches or even three player free for all matches.
Fighting games have experienced a lot of changes over the years.
The top 10 fighting games of all time
What are the best fighting games of all time?
There has been a lot of debate over this topic. A good place to start is by looking at the ratings given by Metacritic. The website aggregates scores from a variety of sources and ranks them based on a scale of 1-100. According to their scoring system, these are the 10 best fighting games of all time:
Street Fighter IV – 94/100
Street Fighter II – 94/100
Soulcalibur III – 93/100
Tekken 5 – 92/100
Mortal Kombat 9 – 91/100
Injustice: Gods Among Us – 91/100
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – 90/100
Super Smash Bros. Melee – 90/100
The King of Fighters 2002 – 89/100
Tekken 3 – 89/100
Latest fighting game
The latest fighting game to be released is Street Fighter V. The game was released on February 16, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Windows. It was later ported to Xbox One in June of the same year.
Street Fighter V is the fifth main installment in the Street Fighter series. The game introduces a new graphics engine, four new fighters and six new stages. It also reintroduces characters who were previously absent from the Street Fighter IV series, such as Charlie Nash and Rashid.
The game has received mixed reviews from critics. Some people have praised the graphics and gameplay, while others have criticized the lack of content at launch. Regardless of the mixed reviews, the game has been a commercial success and has sold over two million copies worldwide since its release.
Where fighting games are heading in the next decade
It is predicted that fighting games will only continue to rise in popularity, especially with the recent release of Street Fighter V. It is also predicted that releasing new DLC for these types of games may be more common. You may even see some changes to the genre itself! One of the most common requests by fans is for 3-on-3 team battles. This would add a whole new level of strategy to the game.
It will be interesting to see where fighting games go in the next decade. Will they continue to experiment with new concepts, or will they return to their roots? Will graphics continue to improve? Will online multiplayer continue to grow in popularity?
Only time will tell. We’ll just have to wait and see!