With the rise of video tutorials and guides on all the basics, there’s never been a better time to get into this very competitive genre. Even if you’re a long way from competing at Evo, there are many ways to enjoy these games. You can play online Street Fighter games, or you can enjoy the single-player content of games like Injustice and Soulcalibur.
Here, we’ve chosen a lot of games that are very competitive and have a lot of fans, but there are also some classics and surprises. Fight stick, practise fireballs, and get ready for the best PC fight games.
The King Of Fighters Xv
For a long time, The King of Fighters XV has been the best KoF game ever. King of Fighters has tried out a lot of very different gameplay mechanics since the first game came out in 1994, and the same is true of the most recent game in the long-running 3v3 fighting series.
The Shatter Strike option in KoF XV lets you fight back against any attack at the cost of a power gauge. Another thing that has been changed is how old mechanics from previous games work. This makes them easier for newer players to use. It now has two versions: one that makes your fighter’s attack and guard crush strength stronger, and one that cancels any attack you land into a new combo that wouldn’t be possible if you didn’t have Max Mode.
It has a lot of options for playing against other people, as well as an online training mode where you can connect with other players and learn from them. With the PC version, changes to the netcode make fights against other players online feel as close to being in an arcade as possible. People who have played KoF for a long time are going to be able to do a lot better than people who haven’t. You can always work on that with practise.
Guilty Gear Strive
There may be a lot of anime-style games made by Arc Systemworks, but the main game has always been Guilty Gear. The Xrd generation showed us how beautiful 3D models looked on a 2D plane. Guilty Gear Strive has better combat, presentation, and stage music for each character. Some of them are good on their own, but they all work well as stage music.
If you like the series, you’ll like this game. It has two very good tutorials and training modes, an arcade mode with a two-on-one boss fight with a friendly AI (or a one-on-one fight with a very hard AI if you’re very good), and a story mode that is a good option for fans of the series. The movie, on the other hand, is just a movie that doesn’t have any gameplay. As a bonus, new characters are now in the game, giving players even more fighting styles to learn and improve their skills with.
Even though Guilty Gear Strive is a great game, what makes it unique is its online mode. It’s one of the most stable fighting games you can play online today because it has a unique rollback netcode that makes tournaments run smoothly even during the pandemic and into the future. Even when we were fighting people on the west coast of the United States from the UK, we were able to keep our connection stable.
Mortal Kombat 11
NetherRealm has been making Mortal Kombat games for a long time, and they set a high standard for gore and crunchy combat. It’s good to say, then, that Mortal Kombat 11 smashes those expectations as hard as Scorpion slams Sub-Zero with one of the many MK11 fatalities.
Moment-to-moment combat is hard-hitting but methodical, so when you fight, you think about what you’re doing and it feels good when you hit. People still throw projectiles at people in the name of zoning. There are still times when you get to know each other better when you get up close and personal.
The Krypt is back, and it’s a good one. Here, you’ll find a lot of puzzles to solve and things that open up new places. Some of it is a long process, but that’s fine because we have an easy Mortal Kombat 11: The Krypt walkthrough to help you with that part.
Dragon Ball Fighterz
In the case of Dragon Ball FighterZ, it may not have been the first good Dragon Ball game, but it’s certainly the first great one. Arc System Works has used its experience with some of the most complicated fighting games on the market to make a game that’s both fun and easy to play. They used one of the most popular anime shows, Dragon Ball FighterZ, to show a lot of love and care to each character in the game’s cast.
For people who like Dragon Ball, FighterZ is a great way to show off the show, from its beautiful anime look to the matchup-specific intro and finish cutscenes. Yamcha’s death pose, for example, is just right. All that care and attention even if you don’t know Goku from Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku.
While Marvel vs. Capcom has a lot of aerial combo-driven franticness, DBFZ is much easier for people who haven’t played a game before. All of the characters in the game have simple, universal combos that let you do effective basic attacks with every one of them. So you can start using tags and specials right away, which means Kamehameha can drive enemies through mountains in no time. A recent patch makes the game a little off, but it also makes it even more fun. That’s what’s important.
Street Fighter V: Championship Edition
In Street Fighter V, it didn’t have a good start at all The basics were there from the start, but there wasn’t enough content or characters to make it feel like an incomplete game, which series producer Yoshinori Ono has agreed with. When the Arcade Edition of the game came out in 2018, it finally reached its full potential. It took too long to get there, but the game finally reached its full potential in 2018.
It’s still Street Fighter, though, and Street Fighter is still the game that fights other fight games are judged against. In order to learn about fireballs and combo moves (and not just frame data and footsies), you start with Street Fighter. V follows in the footsteps we’ve been building since World Warrior came out in arcades all those years ago.
It also has cross-play with PlayStation 4, which means you can play against anyone else who’s online. That’s a big advantage over many of the other fighters on this list, because most people play on consoles.
Dan, Rose, Oro, Akira (from Rival Schools), and Luke are now all playable in the game, and they are the final characters coming Street Fighter V, as Capcom gear up for the next game in the series.
Dead or Alive 6
A fighting game, a fashion show, and an action movie all in one: Dead or Alive 6. Individually, each of the game’s many different parts might not be able to stand up to a close examination. DOA 6 isn’t the best fighting game, doesn’t have the most customization, and doesn’t have as crazy of a story as the Tekken games.
Still, Dead or Alive 6 is a fun and strategic PC game that is worth playing with its new Break Blow and Break Hold tools. Plus, the game’s Triangle System and Danger Zones are also very fun.
Divekick is the most hipster fighting game ever made. It was made by Iron Galaxy Studios. I made it in the indie scene, and it’s a spoof of fighting games and their die-hard fans, but only if you’re part of the underground circle can you fully understand the references and in-jokes.
People who open their minds to the crazy idea of a two-button fighter that only moves when you jump and kick will find this game interesting. 20-second rounds. One-hit kills. One more line of play, too. It’s true that Divekick is a fighting game freak show, but it’s still worth going to see.