A lot of people are interested in fighting games right now, and they’re most likely to play them on the PS3. If EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament in North America, is a good source, then that would be true. You might not know much about fighting games, but what if you aren’t already? Then what if you just bought your first PS3 and got a Madcatz TE stick from your local GameStop, but you still don’t know what a dragon punch is. What game should you play first?
Cheat Code Central is here to tell you all about the best PS3 fighting games. They’ll tell you about the top five.
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
There are a lot of games like Street Fighter IV that are very popular right now. Even if you don’t like it, you have to give it credit for introducing fighting games to a whole new group of people.
if you want to learn about fighting games quickly, Street Fighter IV is your game. There is more important than long combos: good spacing and quick reactions, as well as smart matchups. Also, combos are very dependent on links and timing. In fact, many parts of this game are based on taking advantage of things that are in the system, like how the game works. Option selects, priority linking, and kara throwing are all important skills to learn if you want to play the game at a high level. To find out what all of that means, you might want to buy Street Fighter IV and play it.
Street Fighter IV is thought to be one of the easiest but also the most difficult games to learn. You might have to deal with more than a few people joking at you as you learn how to play. Not really, but it does have challenges that teach you how to do basic combos and moves. You might think about Street Fighter IV if you need to go back and start from the very beginning, though.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Street Fighter IV can be thought of as a game of chess, but Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is more like boxing. There is still a lot of strategy, but it’s based more on speed, adrenaline, power, and fear than it used to be. I have never seen anything like three-on-three fights before.
A lot of people like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 because it’s very, very, very fast. Simple combos can be made by moving from Light to Medium to Heavy to Special. The game has four buttons and two partner buttons. However, even these combos could kill a character right away.
X-Factor is a powerful power-up that can cancel any move you’re about to make while also healing you and giving you more strength and speed, making characters even more dangerous. It’s not just glitches and tricks that can help you reset damage and hit stun scaling. You can also find even more new ways to kill a character in one touch with just one touch.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a very hard game, and one simple touch can decide the whole match from the start. There isn’t a tutorial, but each character has challenges that show how to do some of their basic combos and moves. Check out this game if you want to be on the edge of your seat while waiting for the screen to blow up in utter chaos. If you want to see how quickly you can react and how many actions you can do per minute, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the game for you.
Mortal Kombat is like Street Fighter in the 1990s. It’s everything that Street Fighter is not. Instead of holding back to block, Mortal Kombat has a button that lets you do it right away instead. Instead of chaining together moves that cancel into each other, Mortal Kombat has Tekken or SoulCalibur-style combos that can be dialled in at any time. Mortal Kombat doesn’t use quarter circles or charge moves. Instead, every move in the game is just two direction buttons and a button. Instead of knocking your opponents out, Mortal Kombat lets you cut out their spines.
A lot of people don’t think Mortal Kombat is very fun, but it’s a lot of fun for people who know how to play it well. The tutorial in MK is actually very good. It talks about both how the whole system works and how each character plays. Makes every move other than Fatalities easy to do, and the Fatalities are pretty cool to look at! Is it possible for you to keep your vomit from spilling out of your mouth?
It’s important that Mortal Kombat is the fighting game that finally got all of its features correct. Lots of things to get, a very good online mode, and the first good story mode in a fighting game that I can remember. In this game, you’ll fight with a unique style, but with a violent twist.
Mortal Kombat faded into the background around the time that 3D fighters became all the rage, and Tekken stepped up to be the big fighting game alternative to Street Fighter. This rivalry persists today, so much so that Street Fighter X Tekken is coming out soon.
Tekken is probably the best example of using 3D space in a fighting game. The combos are long, the reliance on frame data is massive, and the characters are hugely varied and interesting, each using a different real-world fighting style. (Or, you know, boxing kangaroos.) Playing Tekken will not only test your reflexes, but also your aggression. The game rewards players who keep the pressure on with long combos and skillfully thought out hit strings. Get on a roll and you’ll be pounding your opponent up against the wall for hours.
If you are more of a fan of 3D fighters than 2D fighters, Tekken is easily the best choice for you.
UFC Undisputed 2010
In the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s follow-up to 2009’s Undisputed, everything changes from the ground up. The combat system has been changed, the controls have been changed, and the career mode has been made more detailed. It’s a lot like going from the minor leagues to the big show in mixed martial arts (MMA). UFC 2010 also shows that the game’s developers spent some time in the gym, with a modified stand-up game that lets you dodge and sway. Fighting styles like Karate and Greco-Roman Wrestling are added to Octagon fights, and the game has a lot more animations that help make the game’s in-ring fights more real. If you’re a fan of fights, UFC 2010 will make you brush up on a few things.
Where else can you play Bocce? If you call it the Wii Sports of the PlayStation Move, that doesn’t mean it’s not a game changer in the motion-controls market. Archery, volleyball, and table tennis are just a few of the activities in this PlayStation Move launch title. It goes from modern sports to archaic favourites like “Gladiator Duel” without skipping a beat. Not only can you play against a friend, but Sports Champions also has a Champion Cup mode where you can go head-to-head in an Olympic-style marathon to see who’s the best gamer-athlete in the group.