15. Opening our list of the Top 15 PlayStation 4 Fighting Games is EA Sports UFC 2
The annual mixed martial arts fighting game from EA has its downsides. But every new release sets up a bigger improvement than the last, especially this one. This may not be the latest of EA’s UFC but 2016 was a start.
It contains five new game modes and a better grappling system for that sweet and thrilling experience inside the Octagon. MMA enthusiasts will be delighted to know that their favorite stars are in this including Ronda Rousey and Mike Tyson. It has a PlayScore of 7.96
An updated version of their sixth installment, CAPCOM rejuvenates the franchise’s roots with this experience. This new release will be packed with a bunch of new features that we've all been waiting for--from new characters, to costumes, to brand new game modes.
The game’s main feature is the much-awaited arcade mode that lets you take a trip down memory lane as you battle with and against fighters from the various SF titles. Or, you can head on the Extra Battle Mode, and try out their range of new V-trigger moves. It's the definitive Street Fighter V experience, and it receives a PlayScore of 8.15
The dueling pits await you in this sequel to the award-winning fighting game from Meshoff Games. If there’s one thing special about Nidhogg, it’s the unlikely combination of mechanics: Fencing and Tug of War. Commit to your ripostes, thrusts, and any exceptional fencing movements to take down your opponent. It’s fast, graceful and it’s full of yelling and stabbing.
This sequel features a whole new art style that oozes more flesh than ever. It’s ridiculous and oftentimes serious when played with a friend. Multiplayer is much more enjoyable. This entry had its fair share of gained positive to both gamers and critics. Calling it a hit or miss. It receives a PlayScore of 8.19
The latest sequel from Bandai Namco that’s not FighterZ. Enter yet again in another bout of high-powered and high-flying combat. Create your own character and join an iconic band of characters. Relive your favorite fights from the hit anime, and take a journey through its amazing storyline.
With a hub world that's seven times larger than the last, there'll be plenty of fights and places to destroy. Venture through its futuristic world along with a friend in local co-op, and together, you can change the course of history. This receives a PlayScore of 8.27
11. Tekken 7
Also from Bandai Namco, obviously. This newest installment of the critically acclaimed fighting series takes it to even greater heights. Storywise, this serves as the epic conclusion to the Mishima feud.
Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, witness stunning visuals in smooth 60 frames per second. Experience the beauty of Tekken’s iconic combat and innovative fighting mechanics with its roster of 29 playable characters with more coming!
For fighting game enthusiasts, this is a worthy entry to the series. For amateurs, it’s a challenge to put your fighting skills to the test in its online modes. It receives a PlayScore of 8.39
Arc System Works and French Bread team up to create the definitive edition of French Bread’s Arcade fighter. Uncover the mystery of the Hollow Night and choose between 20 unique characters to fight through the dangers and claim victory of those who get in your way. On a side note, most of the main characters were featured in Arc System’s latest BlazBlue crossover game.
Late[St] features four newly introduced characters to the roster. Unleash their powers and become a ruler of the night. This includes gameplay fixes and new combat mechanics. Players can also get into online lobbies and battle with anyone across the globe. It has a PlayScore of 8.41
CAPCOM’s popular fighting game was a hallmark of crossover genres. This is an updated version of The Fate of Two Worlds which adds 12 new characters from both CAPCOM and Marvel universe including Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Phoenix Wright, Vergil and more. Together they go out in a 3 versus 3 skirmish of epic proportions.
Gameplay is still similar compared to its original but it adds new changes to the game’s aerial combat, HUD and X-factor systems. These upgrades provide new balance to the combat, offering a new challenge for veteran and amateur players.
The series has come a long way. It has provided players the opportunity to create their dream battles with their favorite characters. Shame Infinite didn’t quite live up to the hype. It has a PlayScore of 8.49
he long-running Manga and Anime had reached its end and the next wave of Ninjas are awaiting for new spin-offs. This game from CyberConnect2 makes up the foundation of the franchise. From beginning to end.
Take on an epic ninja-battle and select from a memorable cast of characters from the Naruto series including their own offsprings! Unleash powerful jutsus and charge your chakras for that sweet ultimate attack. Its 3D arena makes kicking and punching feel alive and intense.
Follow the game’s 6-hour story mode and relive the glory days of Masashi Kishimoto’s famous Manga. It has a PlayScore of 8.59
From 2D sprites, the King of Fighters series explores badass fighting in the third dimension, complete with a graphical overhaul that's brimming with new textures.
Perform high-flying kicks and dizzying jabs in 19 stages with over 50 characters. While it's not exactly easy to pick up, a few hours of learning the ropes will feel like nothing with the game's expansive content that you'll keep coming back for.
Combining new and old mechanics, harass your opponents using its improved EX mode, and humiliate them with last minute blocks. The game had its ups and downs, but it’s still a completely enjoyable experience for fans of the series. It has a PlayScore of 8.60
Bask in the games complex storyline that adds another layer to its enjoyable gameplay. Note that the latest BlazBlue game: Cross Tag Battle hasn’t received a full PlayScore yet.
If the story's a little loaded for you, which might be true for most first-timers, you could always skip ahead to the fighting. Eat through health bars using the games drive system that improves tactical combat. It's responsive and fluid, which complements its incredible art style and visuals.
Overall, it's a captivating fighting game that fans of the genre should definitely check out. It may be the end for its story arc, but we're still hoping for more in the coming years. The wheel of fate has to keep turning and Arc System works keeps it going. It has a PlayScore of 8.70
NetherRealms Studios’ sequel to the rebooted Mortal Kombat game still has the gore and guts. Embrace the thrill of the bloodiest kills, brutal decapitations and insane amount of dismemberment.
Just like its original, players go toe-to-toe in a fight to the death. Choose from a wide variety of characters with their own unique moves and utilize the game’s Energy Meter for juicy X-Ray attacks. It has a PlayScore of 8.62
Inspired from the classic Marvel vs. Capcom 2, its combat is making the use of its fluid and blazing action with a support system to amp up the battlefield. The game has a limited roster and an almost all-female cast. Despite some minor criticisms, it is a success with its fun combat and additional modes.
Not to mention players can enjoy its cross platform support! It has a PlayScore of 8.84
3. Injustice 2
NetherRealm’s sequel to their superpowered fighting game gets a massive overhaul. Continue the fight between Superman’s existence and choose from a wide variety of characters such as Supergirl, Gorilla Grod, Deadshot and other DC characters that deserve the limelight. Not to mention we get to have crossovers from other franchises such as Hellboy and TMNT in their DLC packs.
Aside from its new roster, the game offers a ‘Kit System’, which adds a depth of dynamism to the fighting genre. It enables the players to customize their superhero’s armor and plates that makes every battle a superpowered mayhem. It has a PlayScore of 8.87
The brilliance of Arc System Works’ 3D design and fluid combat gave birth to this fighting series. Xrd Revelator brings out the best of the franchise’s revolutionary cell animation. This entry contains at least 23 playable characters to choose from including new additions such as Jack-O, Johnny, Raven and so much more.
This is also a good start for amateur players to hone their skills especially with the game’s extensive training modes. Learn the ropes of its flashy fighting system and you’ll be able to perform combos in no time. Its successor, Rev 2, only received a PlayScore of 8.48 while SIGN gained a slightly bigger score of 8.72. Xrd Revelator receives a PlayScore of 8.90
1. And the best PlayStation 4 Fighting Game is none other than Dragon Ball FighterZ
Hardly a surprise. Arc System Works is taking over our list. With Namco’s Xenoverse a success, it’s about time they finally make a fighting game on par with their BlazBlue series. Embrace the beauty behind cel-shaded 2D characters and dominate your enemy’s power levels in FighterZ.With a massive roster of your favorite Dragon Ball characters, witness a well-crafted visual and mechanical experience created with Arc System’s magic. Go on a 3 versus 3 tag battle and unleash your combos in its spectacular fights. It has a PlayScore of 8.99