The Top 10 Best Fighting Games For PC

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In a fight among fighters on PC, only one title can reign supreme!

What Are The Best Fighting Games for PC?

Fighting games are a key part of the gaming world, and with the rise of esports, and the fun of friendly competition, it's important to know the best ones to play. You might think there aren't a lot of good fighting games on PC, but you would be wrong. Allow us to show you the top 10 fighting games on PC.

10. Killer Instinct

 A classic franchise has been reborn. Are you ready to land the newest forms of the Ultra Combo?

One of the original fighting games that shows that a modern makeover can save a franchiseFighting games need to evolve in order to survive. And while Killer Instinct was at one time one of the best around, it has not aged well. Thankfully, this modern day reboot packs a visual and gameplay bunch., Killer Instinct is everything you remember, and more. Pick your character, rack up your combo hits, and go for the win.

Killer Instinct once had a very bad reputation in regards to what it offered. All the characters were stereotypes. You had the "black boxer", a Native American with a mohawk, a monster, a dinosaur, the works. And because of what some of them did (we're looking at you, Orchid), it made some shake their heads at the title. But now, with the rebirth of Killer Instinct, everything is bigger, better, more detailed, and every character means more now than it did then.

Whether you're going punch for punch with TJ Combo, or playing Keep Away as Glacius, you'll find a character that perfectly matches your playstyle in Killer Instinct. This game has always been about the combos, and now, they feel crisper and more epic than ever. Oh, and if you land a "C-C-C-Combo Breaker!" It's still just as satisfying.

Plus, Killer Instinct has some of the most jaw-dropping character additions out there. Like Rash from the Battletoads, General Raam from Gears of War, and the Arbiter from the Halo series!

In short...what's not to love?

9. Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator

The classic anime fighting game brings new style in Revelator, making it a must have for all fans of the franchise.

Anime has always had a place in fighting games, and the Guilty Gear series proves that with some simple additions, it can get even better. Guilty Gear Xrd brings many new things to the table to ensure that all who play it are satisfied.

What makes the Guilty Gear series thrive is its style both in its visuals and its gameplay. You're not just watching an anime here, you're playing in one, and the fast frenetic gameplay will keep you locked in for some time.

What's that? You've never played Guilty Gear before? Well lucky for you, Revelator brings you a special Tutorial mode that'll help give you step-by-step instructions in order to learn exactly what you need to in order to control your characters perfectly. Work your way up and you'll be a threat in no time. Add to that, there's 6 new characters to play as, bringing the roster up to 23.

And that's not mentioning an expanded story mode that helps you dive deeper into the characters and the lore of the story.

So don't be the Sol Badguy by not trying out this game!

8. King Of Fighters XIV

With 50+ fighters and a new graphics engine, it's time to get serious!

King Of Fighters, also known as Fatal Fury, is one of the longest-running fighting game franchises out there, but with King of Fighters XIV, it's being taken to a whole new level, a very 3D level.

In epic 3v3 battles, you'll pick your teammates and face off in a match of skill and wits as you try and strike down your opponents. With the new 3D graphics engine you'll see your characters strike in ways never seen before, and look good doing it. Add to that, you'll get to customize them with special outfits that honor the past entries in the series.

As if that wasn't enough, when the game is fully done DLC wise, King Of Fighters XIV will have a massive 54 character roster, ensuring that there's always someone to play as, and someone you'll like to play as. The online play will also ensure you have something to do too, as a new Party Rush mode can bring six players together and pair them up in team to see who can work best and who's got the skills to get the job done.

Plus, there's a Story Mode, a regular Versus Mode, a Rush mode, and more.

7. Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Why couldn't Infinite have been a better version of this game? The world may never know.

The Fate Of Two Worlds just got a whole lot bigger, as Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 brings 12 new characters into the fold, a brand new mode to play with, and lots of possibilities to think about.

Still lamenting how Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite let you down? Don't worry, you're not alone. But, there is hope in the fact that Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is still around, and it's still awesome. While you may not think adding 12 new characters to the mix is a big change, it is when you consider the characters.

We're talking characters like Hawkeye, Strider Hiryu, Phoenix Wright (it works better than you think), Rocket Raccoon, and more. Each brings their own unique style and substance to an already incredible fighting game that gives you a visual overload with its attacks and combos.

Build up your meter and unleash some attacks that are true to the characters you're playing as in every way. Call in an assist when you need it, or bring your 3-person team together for the ultimate combo. As if that wasn't enough, the Ultimate version fixed a lot of the original games problems, and brought in the new Heroes and Heralds Mode, which lets you pick a side in the battle for Earth, and deck your team out with cards that have lots of special powers.

So while we wait for the future of the series, let's enjoy what good the past brought us in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series.

6. Mortal Kombat X

GET OVER HERE!...and let's have a match!

NetherRealm Studios is back once again, and they're here to prove that the Mortal Kombat series is not only alive, that it has a lot more to offer than any of its games before it. With new fighters, new ways to use them, and plenty of surprises, Mortal Kombat X is arguably the great of the franchise.

When you play Mortal Kombat, you know what to expect. You want to play the grittiest and most bloodthirsty fighting game on the market, and Mortal Kombat X ups that to the next level with the best graphics available and even more ways to experience the violence you crave.

You'll step into a new story in the Mortal Kombat universe, where the next generation of fighters steps into the ring with classics like Raiden, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and more to fight threats both new and familiar. Experience what happens when the story you thought you knew grows into something so much more.

Each characters story will unwrap as you battle through tons of foes in a battle for supremacy, glory, power, redemption, and everything in between.

Plus, for the first time ever, you'll be able to choose between three different fighting styles for your characters. Giving you unprecedented freedom in regards to how you use them, what techniques you use, and how to absolutely wreck your foes.

Still not enough? Well, NetherRealm made sure that Mortal Kombat X had some truly great surprises, and thus you can play as Jason Voorhees, the Predator, and even more.

Classic features like X-Ray attacks, crippling blows, and of course, Fatalities, await you. So be ready to FIGHT, and when the time comes...FINISH HIM!

5. Injustice 2

In a world gone sideways, alliances must be made to stop the ultimate evil. But can they be trusted? Or will the DC Universe fall into despair once again?

Injustice: Gods Among Us introduced you to a new take on the DC Universe, where Superman went mad with grief and took over the world as a result. Though that war is over, a new one has begun. Brainiac is coming, and he must be stopped.

Continuing with our praise of NetherRealm, we find ourselves talking about their other fighting game, Injustice 2. Here, you'll play as heroes and villains within the DC Comics universe and try to save the world, or destroy it.

The insanely detailed gameplay from the original is back, but this time, it's been refined even more. Characters feel even more in tune with their comic counterparts, and with the inclusion of armor, you can make them look however you want to, and power them up even more as you do.

If that's not enough for you, then you should just see the roster! NetherRealm went deep into DC lore to bring new and exciting characters into the mix. We're talking characters like Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Poison Ivy, Bane, Cheetah, Gorilla Grodd, and more. Plus, with DLC characters like Raiden, Hellboy, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there's plenty of fun characters to be.

And that's still only scratching the surface on what Injustce 2 offers. This game won "Fighting Game of the Year" multiple times during award season last year, and it was for good reason.

4. Skullgirls

These are some women you really don't want to tick off. Don't say we didn't warn you!

In a world desperate to copy one another, Skullgirls dares to be different in the ways that matter. This unique fighting game will be beautiful to your eyes and to your fighting game desires.

What do you get when you mix classic six-button fighting-game gameplay with an art style that is hand-drawn to ensure its unique? Why, you get Skullgirls of course! Set in the Dark Deco world, you'll control a variety of epic ladies who are trying to get their wishes granted. But to do so, they'll have to maintain a pure heart as they go through the competition.

Skullgirls is deep and detailed in every way imaginable. The characters have deep backstories, a variety of moves for you to learn and master, and when you put them in teams, you can use them via assists and combos to flesh out the strategies even more!

But if you're not a fighting game master, fret not, Skullgirls prides itself on challenging the norm while also being kind to those who have to learn to get to the top.

Skullgirls is one of the few fighting games to have a 5-star rating on Steam, play it and you'll find out why.

3. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

No false starts with this one. For the Arcade Edition of Street Fighter V brings the improvements fans have asked for, and more.

When the original Street Fighter V launched in 2016, it was deemed a good fighting game, but very bare bones. Now, the Arcade Edition deems to right those wrongs.

Capcom made Street Fighter V with the intention of not being re-released with an enhanced edition. But, after their bare bones approach to the title. That didn't pan out. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition brought many new elements to the fold such as new game modes and 12 new characters from the Season Pass.

With new modes like Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, a Gallery to check things out in, and some new V-Triggers for the characters, the depth of the game became much more substantial, and it shows.

And the bugs that plagued the original version have been dealt with as well, making Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition the definitive edition of the game.

So get your Hadouken's and Spinning Bird Kicks ready! For it's step up and battle.

2. Dragon Ball FighterZ

The Dragon Ball franchise has had many fighting games in its past, but none have ever matched the visual quality and detail of this title.

Dragon Ball is one of the most beloved anime franchises of all time. Yet, its video games have never truly captured the essence of what it is. That is, until now.

When Arc Systems announced that they were making the next major Dragon Ball title, people were intrigued. So then, when Dragon Ball FighterZ was shown, their jaws dropped. This game perfectly matches the anime style of the show and puts it into the video game world. You'll control a roster of characters from the show and the movies for a robust selection of beloved characters and hidden gems.

Arc System also ensured that anyone could play this game. It's got a simple control scheme that's easy to learn but difficult to master. You'll use simple button press to do simple attacks, unleash combos, and release your most powerful blasts.

Plus, the story mode has an original character created by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama himself! Find out what Android 21 is all about, and what her plans are for the Z-Fighters!

This is more than likely the greatest Dragon Ball video game ever created.

1. Tekken 7

A saga decades in the making is coming to an end. Will you be the one to end it?

When it comes to fighting games, several go over the top to deliver thrills. But the Tekken series has dared to be more than that, and with its latest entry, Tekken 7 delivers the ultimate fighting experience!

The Tekken franchise has always boasted the most technical and brutal fighting game franchise, and they are right. For in this game, your martial arts prowess is how you succeed, not with energy blasts or lots of weapons. And with Tekken 7, it's brought to its pinnacle.

Furthermore, the Mishima saga, a story that has been the beating heart of the franchise since its beginning, comes to an end. But how will it end? That's up to you.

New systems and characters will ensure a deeper fighting game experience than most other franchises offer. Plus, Tekken 7 gives you complete customization over every aspect of everything in the game. Your characters, their moves, their outfits, how the screen looks and sounds, you can adjust it all to match what you want to see, or be.

If you want to survive in Tekken 7, you'll want to make sure you master everything about it, so put your time in, get your skills up to snuff, then challenge players all over the world and see how you stack up. Will you be the next King of the Iron Fist?

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