(Source:ScreenCritics.Net) – Fighting games have never been more popular, with games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat that have been around since the golden years of arcades. Professional gaming is getting competitive and tournaments like Evo are getting more and more coverage. With the recent release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, listing out the five greatest fighting video game franchises in gaming history comes in handy.
There so many great fighting games out there, that I couldn’t possibly list all of them out. Honorable mention goes to the Soulcalibur, King of Fighters, Dead or Alive, Darkstalkers, Killer Instinct, and the million fighting games that Capcom made in the 90s. All those franchises have amazing fighting games in them, yet I think the five I have listed out arguably have the biggest legacy.
Tekken is a more difficult fighting game than most, but that is what makes it appealing to gamers. It has a more gritty feeling than its more vibrant competitors, even though underneath the gameplay is a ridiculous storyline that features assassins, robots and literal devilish transformations. The series may have started later than most iconic fighting game series, however, it was able to quickly gain critical acclaim and has a devoted fan base. While more and more fighting games attempt to creat more casual-friendly new entries, Tekken refuses to make the games easier and continues to deliver games as hard as they were in the 90’s.
Featuring iconic characters like Jin Kazama and Heihachi Mishima – the story of the series centers around the Mishima family and their never-ending power struggle for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu Corporation. Tekken 7 was recently released with positive reviews, which means the franchise is still in healthy hands.