Top 10 iOS Fighting Games of All Time
10. Opening our list of the Top 10 iOS Fighting Games is Real Boxing 2
Straight out of Rocky’s hit career and movie, this rich boxing simulation game takes you to the pugilistic world of Sylvester Stallone. It’s the second installment of the game, which means improvement goes on all fronts especially with its single player and multiplayer modes.
Play as Adonis Johnson in the game’s campaign and be under the tutelage of the great Rocky Balboa. Your main goal is to become a champion of the sport. Throughout the game, learn the ropes of boxing as you take down every boxing opponent you can find. Learn the proper combos, and find your own fighting style. It has a PlayScore of 8.14
The unlikely marriage of CCGs and fighting games, Yomi is an elevation of the usual tactics of most fighters. Combining brains and brawns into one arcade mix, create the ultimate deck and beat your opponents to a pulp using the power of wit. With the integration of the collectible card game elements, you can also up your survivability by upgrading your roster of heroes. Learn to read the movements of your enemies, and bring the tides of battle to your side by learning to play your cards right.
Practice your combos against their fierce AIs, and show off your newfound skills against your most competitive friends. With up to 20 characters to choose from, it has a PlayScore of 8.18.
With Infinity War’s success, this is the mobile’s very own version of their most ambitious superhero crossover yet. Build your ultimate team of MARVEL Champions and battle it out in epic superpowered moments.
As the player, you assume the role of a Summoner tasked by the Collector to put your heroes in high stakes combat. It’s similar to WB’s Injustice series, but with their own MARVEL touch. Aside from that, the biggest feature in Contest of Champions is its massive amount of playable characters. From Magneto, Thanos, to Spiderman and Ms. Marvel, it’s a superhero bonanza. It has a PlayScore of 8.19.
Widely claimed as one of the definitive KOF titles, this iOS port of the 1998 NEOGEO classic brings back the series' signature 2D--before their unfaithful move to the world of 3D. A vast improvement over their previous titles, this was praised by many as one of the most balanced fighting games of its generation. With this mobile port, it retains all that, offering a choice of button configurations that level the playing field and maximize its top-notch balance.
Recreate the epic fights of the 90s as you take your pick from among their roster of 38 quintessential heroes. Explore two different game modes with Extra Mode and Advanced mode. You can also challenge your friends with their bluetooth multiplayer mode. Living the dream matches of the past, it has a PlayScore of 8.19.
If there's one name that stands out in the world mobile fighting games, it's Nekki Games iconic Shadow Fight series. It offers a compelling mix of RPG and Fighting as you start from scratch in your journey to become a master martial artist. Unlike the other names on this list, Shadow Fight was custom-made for the portable platform and it seems to have perfected the craft.
Boasting smooth animations and intuitive controls, the game's combat is fluid in a way that's almost lifelike. Find the martial arts technique that fits you best and crush your enemies one by one. With their third and latest title still in Provisional PlayScore rankings, this second installment remains their best title yet. A smartphone optimized fighting game, Shadow Fight 2 has a PlayScore of 8.2.
While we're on the subject of adrenaline-fuelled entertainment, nothing quite beats the sight of two steel giants duking it out. Enter the world of Real Steel World Robot Boxing. Other than their mouthful of a title, the game also serves up large servings of their trademark metal on metal action. Turn the arena into your kitchen, taking on the form of their colossal titans and dealing metal meals of a different kind. Take home the winning belt with jabs, uppercuts, and special moves to short circuit the robot rivalry.
Fun as their single player career mode may be, it also has a multiplayer mode that lets you compete with your friends over wifi and bluetooth. Going full robot rambo with knockout punches and rogue determination, it has a PlayScore of 8.21.
Hasbro Entertainment dishes out their big robotic guns on the iOS. Follow the Autobots, Decepticons, Predacons and Maximals in an interplanetary battle that decides the future of Cybertron.
Similar to most Warner Brothers’ mobile entries, it’s a fighting game where players use their fingers to swipe, tap and flick the screen to defeat their opponent. Unleash your powerful special attacks and roll out to deal devastating damage.
This is the biggest Transformers mobile game that caters all the characters from their universe. Choose from a wide variety of iconic Transformers such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Megatron and more in a fight for the future. It has a PlayScore of 8.21.
3. Injustice 2
Are you a DC fanboy/girl who also happens to love fighting games? If you are, then this game from Warner Bros is exactly the one for you. Assemble your own set of 3 Super Friends to fight in 3-on-3 battles. Choose the members of your very own Justice League wisely while also regularly upgrading them with special powers and gears all throughout the game.
Not only is this a fighting game full of combos and awesome moves unique to the characters you play, it also has a compelling story that continues that from Injustice: Gods Among us.
Become the hero the world needs in a game that has a Playscore of 8.32.
The next game on our list is reminiscent of those one-on-one fighting games you used to play after school in the arcade. Only this time, it fits in your pocket.
This new generation of the Fatal Fury lineup is back with revolutionary game mechanics like the T.O.P SYSTEM, a mechanic that increases your character’s hitting power, the JUST DEFENDED mechanic that gives you bonuses for deflecting enemy hits, and the BREAKING feature that lets you cancel specific special moves.
You can also play this game with a gamepad with fully customizable controls.
This game has a Playscore of 8.32.
1. And the best Fighting Game on the iOS is Skullgirls
You don’t have to own a console hooked to a TV screen if you want a taste of the Skullgirls. This is a streamlined version of the Skullgirls game made specifically for mobile gaming. You are assured that this game plays well while also looking as gorgeous as its console counterparts.
If you’re someone who’s new to fighting games, then this game is for you. This game has a Fight Assist feature so you can just focus on the strategy. If you are an experienced fighter, there are some deep tactical choices, unique combos and more for you to discover!
This fighting game for everyone has a Playscore of 8.39