What are your favourite fighting games?

Guilty Gear XX:Reload, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2, and Soul Calibur 2. 2000-2006 I played these games a minimum of 8 hours a day and based my college friendships on if people could actually beat me in these games. Also, they led towards multiple academic probations because I suck at time management.

Street Fighter Alpha III.

Nothing compares.

In a loose order

Samurai Showdown 2 (This was the first fighting game I played at an Arcade and I think the first I ever played, or at least the first I remember anyway)
Street Fighter Alpha 2
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
X-Men Children of the Atom
Samurai Showdown 5 Special (in fact I love the whole Samurai Showdown series really but 5 SP and 2 are my favorites though I have not played 6)
Vampire Savior
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (It got me back into fighting games)
Mortal Kombat 2 (I like 2 better though I still love to play the first one every once in a while)
Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (even if its the only fighting game I rage at when I lose I still love it)

SF2 Hyper Fighting: It’s based on normals and strategy not flashy bs.

SF Alpha 2/3: A lot of fun combos and characters.

KoF13: The best fighter this generation. It’s old school and has no comeback mechanic bs like SF4 and MvC3.

Honorable mentions:

3rd Strike

  1. Soul Calibur 1 (DC)
  2. Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (PS2)
  3. Killer Instinct (Arcade)
  4. Samurai Shodown 2 (Arcade)
  5. Marvel vs Capcom 2 (DC)

Not in any particular order. :wink:

Really? I always thought 98 was one of the most beloved KOF. I’ve even heard Rikimaru (former 3s SBO champ) spends most of his time playing 98 now haha

Street Fighter Alpha 3 - Played the crap out of as a kid and gave me so many blisters from playing it
Bleach Dark Souls - Fun fighting game for the ds if your a bleach fan you’ll enjoy this game a lot
MvC - Played this a lot in the arcades and I kicked a lot of ass with Venom
Any SF for the Genesis - I had version of it and including the movie one enjoyed them all
Jump Ultimate Stars - If you have a DS love any manga related to JUMP you will love this so much it’s so addicting and there’s a crap load of characters ranging from Bleach to DBZ to One Piece it’s just fantastic to bad never released in the U.S. due to license issues if you can import this you will not be disappointed
GG - Haven’t been able to play on any console but I played the one on the GBA and loved it

If I ever got to play Tatsunoko , Darkstalkers , Battle Staduim D.O.N. it would be probably in my list

wasn’t real big on fighting games when i was younger but if i had to make a list

tekken (any)
dbz budoki 1&2
capcom vs snk
mortal kombat da

no particular order

Heh, Tatsunoko is pretty much the sole reason I’m even here. I hadn’t been willing to give fighting games a real chance until I watched TvC in action.

I tried to limit myself to one title from each series.

  1. Mortal Kombat 9
  2. One Must Fall 2097
  3. Tekken 2
  4. Soul Calibur 1
  5. Samurai Shodown IV
  6. Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
  7. Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
  8. Street Fighter Alpha 2
  9. Cyberbots
  10. Primal Rage

It was surprisingly difficult to stick to a top 10. Either I have low standards or the genre is stronger than most people give it credit for.

Oh boy, my favorite fighting games? That is a tough one, since I have played/own lots of fighters. In no particular order.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: UAS
This is probably one of the best Vs. Games in the series. It fixed many problems the series had. Really solid game mechanics, especially how Baroque and Mega Crush work. The cast of characters has a good variety to it. I still play this from time to time.

Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold
This is definitely one of the best entries in the SF series. It feels like SF and gives you enough to experiment with the system. This is a game which the Custom Combo system was tied so well to the system. Now if only we get this game w/ online for PSN/XLA that be great.

Street Fighter EX2+ (PS1)/Street Fighter EX3
The EX branch in SF is definitely the underdog in the series. I feel the same way I do just like in SFA2G. Plus the cast of characters is a little more diverse. In some ways, I think EX2+ is what SF4 should have been. EX3 at first I didn’t really like, until I actually bought the game a couple years later. Oh boy am I glad I did. Same diverse cast as EX2+ (sans Hayato from PS1 ver). The game system in EX3 is really great, love the tag system.

Soul Calibur (DC)
I played a little bit of the arcade version, then when game was coming to the DC I was sooo excited! I love this game so much that I’ve reset the game multiple times to make a complete save. Cast of characters was decent. The game was just so good with excellent 3D combat system. Plus a well timed GI would give the patient player to punish back.

Soul Calibur 2 (GC)
I definitely played the arcade version first and when I heard it was coming to all 3 consoles, I almost crapped my pants. I first got the GC port first and PS2 port later on, and I still love playing the GC version. Solid game engine and really good diversity of cast.

Tekken 3 (PS1)
I love Tekken 3 on the PS1. This is the entry where it really started to pick up as it was really 3D movement now. Tekken Beach Ball was really fun to play and still is!

The King of Fighters 98/UM, 2002/UM, 2000, XI, XIII
I love playing the KOF series overall, very solid games. 98 and 2002 are very solid games (UM versions even more so). Out of all the games to use the Striker system, 2000 was the best one. I loved that you can decide how to use your meter (even spending it to make Striker tokens). XI had a really good diverse cast and one of the best tag systems ever made. I love KOFXIII, it is a honest solid fighting game with no bs mechanics this gen. XIII plays like 2002UM, but controls are much smoother and system is more refined. The system just simply gives you lots of room to experiment.

Garou Mark of the Wolves
Garou is a very solid fighting game all round. The cast is very solid and diverse cast, not 1 or 2 characters that play exactly the same. System is simple, but is very deep.

Fatal Fury Special
FFSp is a solid fighting game with a great cast of characters. Has a pretty flexible combo system.

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
This game to many is considered the last true Fatal Fury game. Good sized roster that all play different. Love the game engine, with chain combos, feints, back/foreground shift, etc. Definitely one of the best FF games ever!

Fatal Fury Wild Ambition
This underrated gem gets a lot of disrespect all over, and I don’t know why. I love this game, as it simply uses a revision of the RB engine. I love the energy meter in this game for a couple reasons: 1. the supers 2. the stun attack move 3. factors in dizzy. When you take in hits, your meter gets lower and when you get knocked out when you are at the lowest, you become dizzied. The meter does regenerate to a middle point at points when you are not doing anything, so meter management is very important in this game, and I like it!

Samurai Spirits 0 Special/Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden
SS0Sp brings the series gameplay back to it’s pure essence, solid clear hard attacks. To make the point clear, the Sword meter manages your possible damage output. Constantly spam your attacks, then your meter goes down and so does your damage. The Mu no Kyouchi (aka Slomo mode) can help you get out of a binned or expose your opponent and deal some serious damage. You only gain meter by taking damage. For SS0Sp, you have to decide if you want to enter Rage or consume your meter during meditation (and helping your Slomo mode). SSTK is also a very solid game in the series. Both being able to select any character (that appeared in the 2D games) and selecting your spirit, which changes some game mechanics. There is so much diversity it is crazy.

Super Dragonball Z
I really love this game! Compared to other DBZ games, this focus on a more manga style, and I dig it. Really solid game engine and the character customization is one of the best there is in the genre. Needs more love man!

Dragonball Z Shin Budokai Another Road
I love Dimps Budokai series! Aside from SDBZ and HB, the Budokai series are very solid games. Although some other entries are good too (like B3 and IW), I still think that SBAR is the overall best entry in the series. Good solid cast of characters (most of the important or popular characters) and huge improvement to the game system. Man I really hope Dimps makes a new Budokai game soon!

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
This is probably one of the best entries in the GG series. The cast of characters are completely different from one another not only in looks, but also in moveset as well. The game leaves lots of room for experimentation. Meter management in this game is VERY important, since it can make the difference in surviving or being dominated.

Vampire Savior
The cast in VS is diverse in both there looks/personalities and their movesets. Game is pretty fast and flexible.

Melty Blood Actress Again
Good variety of characters that have different movesets depending on the Moon Style chosen. I love the Jump/movement system, flexibility in the combo system, and how the meter system works. Overall very solid game.

Arcana Heart 3
Examu definitely hit a home run with this one. Very huge vast selection of character choices by selection the character and the Arcana, creating a healthy diverse game where pretty much all the characters can kick ass. Love that homing and supers (can whatever else) are all handled in one meter, making you think on how you should use it.

Bloody Roar 3/Primal Fury/Extreme
BR is actually a pretty solid game series (sans 4). The best entry is a tie between 3 or Primal Fury (Extreme). Interesting use of meter manage. Do I want to stay in Beast mode and continuing to use my improved abilities or do I want to use my Beast Drive (possibly from a combo). Hyper Beast Mode is general a last ditch move kinda deal, in 3 you can only do it once and you can’t enter beast mode for the rest of the match (I believe so, its been a while since I played 3). While in PF/Extreme, you can use HBM any time, but will consume Health based on how full the Beast meter is.

Naruto Shippuden Clash of Ninja Revolution 3
By the people that brought us Bloody Roar. CONR3 is the 10th overall entry in the Gekitou Ninja Taisen/Clash of Ninja series. We have a decent sized roster of characters from begin of Shippuden to end of Rescue Gaara arc (and more). Meter management is pretty decent: should I save for KnJ (teleport) or other stuff (combo cancel, Explosive Tags, Supers, etc)?

Naruto Shippuden Narutimate Accel 2
Out of all the entries in the Narutimate/Ultimate Ninja series, NA2 is the best one so far. Gameplay is similar to Smash, but evolves it to its own game entirely. Game is great in simulating the Naruto series. Very solid gameplay and characters play completely different from another. Plus screw what everybody else says, the Support system is not as bad as some make it out. I’ve gotten quite used to the system.

There is still some other games I’ve yet to list, but this is enough for today.

mine would be probably be…

superb battle mechanics its a classic. they simply perfected the genre with this title.
i loved how you HAD TO THINK about spacing, footsies, and space control and above all else there were no bullshit comeback mechanics save for super bar. which you can only use ONCE you fucked up your dead.

i loved my strider back then with spider-man
even though i suck and was totally scrub tastic i loved this game.

GGXXR, AC , reload etc etc
guilty gear…this series was the shit!
highly technical. fun and stylish and deep.
i played the shit out of chipp! and OSOL and potemkin!

ok im not going to lie.
when this game was first announced i dont even know why i picked it up.
i saw this on the arcade one day and wondered wtf is this??
all i saw was a lil girl throwing swords at people and a big ass demon looking dude with fucking magnets!
then i played it looked at the select screen and since i played chipp in GG i picked what seemed to look like a ninja.

i was simply skimming through the game and did a simple 4 seal combo.
and then i was mashing out supers and all of a sudden evreything stops. BANG screams out FU RIN KA ZAN!
he jumps out and becomes fucking super sayajin 2 on me and then i screamed in pure aweomeness!

the rest is history…bang was my main FOREVER~!

  1. 3rd Strike
  2. SF Alpha 2
  3. SF2 Hyper Fighting
  4. Tekken Tag 1
  5. GG#R/AC
  6. CvS2
  7. TvC
  8. MBAA
  9. BBCS2
  10. Bushido Blade

3rd Strike - My favorite fighting game of all time. I could go into massive detail as to why I love it, but I’ll just say this: extremely fun to play, extremely fun to watch, I always learn new things about it every year, and I’ve met some really great people from it. I can’t see myself ever get tired of it. I also like to play Super Turbo, CvS2, and the occasional Melty Blood, Guilty Gear(my first competitive series), and lesser known games like Vanguard Princess and the Rumble Fish series. I’ll always play 3S the most though.

Top 10 Fighters:

Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, King Of Fighters 13, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Samurai Shodown V Special, YuYu Hakusho Makyo Toitsusen, Akatsuki Blitzkampf, Kizuna Encounter, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, Capcom VS SNK 2, Street Fighter Alpha 2.

  1. ST
    The only game with Supers that I like.

  2. HF
    Classic. Of course, WW has all the nostalgia, but HF was almost perfect.

Mostly the same here, but I also used Wolverine. By then, we did not know about CCs much, so I thought A2 was fine, and favored that game. I lost almost every time, at the arcade, but it was fun to play this.

In no particular order, my top 10.

1.Vampire Savior(My All time favorite)
3.X-men vs Street Fighter
4.Guilty Gear XX
5.Marvel vs Capcom 2(Love it, but suck at it)
6.King of Fighters 98 UM
7.Soul Calibur 2
8.Killer Instinct
9.Arcana Heart 3
10.Reserved for Skullgirls

Honorable mention to Street Fighter Alpha 2/3, Blazblue, Tekken 3, Melty Blood, KoF 2002UM, UMK3, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, and Tatsunoko vs Capcom.

Vampire Savior
Sf Series (alpha 2/third strike/SSFIV)
Soul Calibur 2
MvC Series
Tekken series



as for “less serious” anime fg

games i need to get

SF2 Turbo (SNES) - Well, what more can I say ? A great console port of one of the greatest fighting games of all time!

Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PSX) - Yeah, I know. The game was buggy, load times were long, the boss characters were awfully overpowered and Noob Saibot and Rain were just plain cheap. And honestly, I didn’t care that much, as I was a big MK fan back in the old days, and being able to play as all characters from the trilogy was a dream come true. I still have fond memories of playing this game with my cousins when we were kids , so no matter what you guys say, it will always have a special place in my heart.

TMNT Tournament Fighters (SNES) - One of the most underrated SF2 clones. And yes, l used to be a total scrub back in the day, so I thought Donatello was the cheapest character in the game due to the range of his bo staff, lol :lol:

Tekken 2 (PSX) - The game that introduced me to 3D fighting games. I liked how polished the game was back in the day - every single character had its own FMV ending!

X-Men VS Street Fighter- I remember being so amazed when I went to the arcades and saw this game for the very first time. My 7-year old self was like, “OMG! Capcom made a X-men and Street Fighter crossover???!!! Ryu’s Hadouken can fill the entire screen ??!!! You can do 48-hit combos ???!!! Whoah! Look at how big Apocalypse is!!! This is the best game EVER!!!” :smiley:

Marvel VS Capcom - I was already a big fan of XvsSF and MSHvsSF, so I was pleasantly surprised see yet another crossover game in the local arcades. My favorite character back in the day was Megaman, mostly because of his one-button projectiles. Yeah, I was STILL a total scrub back then, lmao. :lol:

Tekken Tag Tournament - Best Tekken ever. Period.

Garou - I discovered this gem thanks to the wonders of emulation. I was impressed by the beautiful animations and its acessible, yet deep gameplay mechanics. I still occasionaly watch matches of this game on GGPO.

KOF 2002 - My favorite game in the KOF series, mostly due to the sheer size of the roster. Probably one of the first NeoGeo fighting games I actually considered playing on an emulator.

Marvel VS Capcom 3 - The one game that turned me into a stream monster.