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  • The 3 best fighting games ever made

    Fighting Games

    Fighting games are where the players go up against either another player or the computer in close combat fighting.  These characters usually have special skill sets and the game consists of several rounds in one or many different arenas.  The very first fighting game was released in 1976 and was called Heavyweight Champ but the game Karate Champ was the game that made this genre popular.

    3 Best fighting games ever made

    #1           Street Fighter

    Originally released in 1987, published and developed by Capcom as an arcade game before being released on the various gaming console and pc platforms.
    The latest release being Street Fighter V on the 16th February 2016 and as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on the 16th January 2018.

    #2           Mortal Kombat

    First developed as a video game franchise in 1992 by Midway Games.  The studio was acquired by Warner Bros after experiencing financial difficulties and turned into NetherRealm Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
    The franchise which eventually became Mortal Kombat has spawned many a spin-off, cartoon, television series and fighting games.
    The very first release of the game was on the 8th October 1992 and the latest release of the game was on the 1st March 2016

    #3           Tekken

    With its twisted story and dark secrets of its characters, this game is one that all fighting gamer enthusiastic have played.
    Developed to be played on most gaming platforms from Andriod, Arcade, Nintendo 3Ds, through nearly all the PS versions, Wii U, Wonder Swan and both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
    It was originally released in 1994 with its newest release Tekken 7 on the 2nd June 2017


    The fighting game genre has been around since the late 1970’s and continues to evolve with ever-increasing character skills, fantasy fights and the popular MMA.  We look forward to seeing what the next generation fighting games will have to offer.


  • The top 3 Tekken Characters of all times


    Tekken was first released on the 9th December 1994 and has enjoyed multiplatform as well as arcade game success.  This popular series has seen many updates and new releases since then with the most recent being on the 2nd June 2017 with Tekken 7.  Created by Bandai Namco Entertainment (originally Namco) this series was one of the first fighting series to use 3D animation in its games.

    The top 3 Tekken Characters of all times

    #1           Lee Chaolan

    He has an appealing backstory, one of an orphan boy adopted by Heihachi, betrayed by the evil Kazuya he sets out on his own and builds a robotics empire.
    After years of waiting and conspiring he rises again determined to disrupt the Mishimas as much as he can.
    His cool style, quick quips and many moves he is a force to be reckoned with as he fights for the greater good.  His first appearance was in the game Tekken.

    #2           Azuka Kazama

    Jun’s niece and even though she is related to the Mishimas her character defies all her relations stand for.  As she fights to protect those around by trying to keep the peace, even if that means having to beat down any gang member declaring war near her.  She is what can only be classed as a natural hero.  Her first appearance was in the game Tekken 5.

    #3           Heihachi Mishima

    Probably the evilest character of them all with the evil deeds he has done.  He is not even the one possessed by a demon yet felt nothing of locking up and starving his father to death, then he threw his own son off a cliff.  But they do write him a soft side when it comes to his pet bear and long-lost wife.  A man that has travelled through time to beat up some villains to get what he wants he is a force to be reckoned with.


    Tekken 7 saw about 13 new interesting characters such as Akuma, Josie Rizal, Gigas, Shaheen, Master Raven, Geese Howard, Devil Kazumi, Lucky Chloe, Claudio Serafino, Kazumi Mishima, Noctis Lucis Caelum and Katarina Alves.  We look forward to seeing how these characters fare against some of the more popular oldies.

  • New fighting games scheduled for release in 2018

    Fighting games

    The fighting game genre seemed to be dying off until 2017 where we saw some major releases such as Injustice 2, Tekken 7 and Marvel vs Capcom.  2018 has some great new and updated releases for the fighting game enthusiast.  There are even one or two that are sure to intrigue those who usually stay clear of the genre in this 2018 line up.

    New fighting games scheduled for release in 2018

    • Dragon Ball Fighter

      The game was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by Arc Systems Works. It was released on 26th January 2018 on MS Windows, PS 4 and Xbox One platforms
      It is a single and multiplayer fighting game.
      It is part of and based on the Dragon Ball franchise from which its gameplay has been derived from several different fighting games concepts.
      Each player gets to select up to three characters for their team, all of the opponent’s team members must be defeated to win the game.
      The player may call on team members to assist them in their battle which consists of each player having various signature moves and combo attacks.

    • Soul Calibur VI

      Set to be released during 2018 this game is a game being published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by Project Soul. Set to be released for the PS 4, Microsoft and Xbox One platforms.
      The game is set in the 16th century and features two weapons wielding fighters going up against each other in different arena settings. There are a few new features and a few that have been excluded from the previous version in this release.  It also has a whole list of new characters that will be featured.


    These new games are sure to appeal to any hardcore fighting gamer so look out for them at your favorite games store.