Fighting games are a type of action game where two (in one-on-one fighting games) or more (in platform fighters) on-screen characters fight each other. These games typically feature special moves that are triggered using rapid sequences of carefully timed button presses and joystick movements. It is one of the classic genres in video games.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 fighting games to play on PC in 2022.

1. Mortal Kombat 11

The game in one word: FUN. This is a great fighting game. In it's core, it is a better experience than other Mortal Kombat games. The gameplay is tight, deeper, with some new strategic elements. The visuals are superb, with great art direction and details. The sound design is great and the music is much better than the latest entries.

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There are lots of modes and content. The story mode, for instance, is very entertaining. The Krypt contains lots of easter eggs and fan service. By playing each mode for the first time (from tutorials to online matches), you unlock new stuff. If you play the tutorial for a character, you get a new skin; if you play the Towers for the first time, you get a lot of currencies; each Tower can give you gears, skins and consumables to even hard matches; if you check the daily challenges, you get more coins, so far and so forth.

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Gameplay is really crucial when it comes to fighting games and I can say, that MK11 doesn't disappoint me at all. Special moves can be executed easily, the movement of the characters both on the ground and in the air feels natural and a big portion of mainly "smaller" combos are not hard to execute when it comes to timing. All of this makes the flow of fights smooth. Some of the "bigger" combos can be really hard to execute, mainly because of timing, but on a casual level they are not really needed, and in case you want to learn them, with the right amount of training it's possible.

2. Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is the sequel to the excellent Injustice: Gods Among Us and continues its story in the alternate universe established in the first game. Does the game add much more to what we got in the first title? This is what I think of Injustice 2.

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Oh hell yeah. I liked the first Injustice well enough but as with most fighters, I mostly play solo and dabble only a little in the multiplayer side of things. Injustice had a great story but after I was done there really wasn't that much else to hold my attention and I didn't stick around with it long. Not so here. There is a tonne of content here to get stuck into outside of the story with the awesome Multiverse mode providing hours of fun. The story, gear system, the massive roster of DC characters and the sheer replayability of the Multiverse make this one of the most impressive fighters out there.

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In terms of gameplay, you have a lot of things to do in this game. The fighting itself is great, with the combos and special moves being fairly easy to pick up and do well with but enough depth and strategy in the mechanics for veterans of the genre to really show who is boss. Aside from the story, you have the usual multiplayer modes as well as guilds, allowing you to join up with people and work together in a separate Multiverse mode to earn gear, credits and mother boxes, which I'll get into more later. But the flagship entry is the single player Multiverse mode and is where I've spent many of my hours.

3. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R is one of the best fighting games ever made. It was just updated with rollback a little under a year ago and it just received a massive update to the player room system today that, if you just want to play *a lot of matches* with the time you have, makes it better (faster) than the lobbies used in more recent fighting game releases such as Guilty Gear StrIVe. This game is usually $15 and frequently goes on sale for about $3. The quality to price ratio is the best you'll find. Download Guilty Gear Xx Accent Core Plus R Hadoan

This game is well balanced and well thought out. The "bottom tier" characters regularly place above "top tier" characters at major tournaments. Players will casually/ironically complain about things every character can do, because they all have something crazy strong (and complaining is fun), but anyone who thinks the top 3 characters are completely unstoppable never had a chance. If you're willing to put in work you can beat them. Or you can just mash. That's fun too. Anyone who tells you that "X character is *seriously* broken, no for real listen to me" is a scrub and you can ignore them.

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It does have single player content, but not to the extent of something like Smash Bros or Soul Calibur. It's just not that kind of fighting game. There's a survival mode you can get good at and speedrun, a high score mode called "Medal of Millionaires" and a challenge/mission mode where you battle under unusual conditions. And of course, the most important single player mode: Training Mode. If you enjoy optimizing in fighting games you'll spend quite a bit of your time using the tools in there, including some new ones that were added in the recent update, making it even easier to git gud if you care to do so.

4. Skullgirls 2nd Encore

Everything about Skullgirls is perfect. The devs clearly spent a lot of time crafting this game to be as polished as humanly possible, and it shows. The art is gorgeous, the soundtrack is amazing, and most importantly, the game is fun. This is the most balanced fighting game I've ever played, and the fact that every character is viable in some way means that there's plenty of variety when it comes to teams.


It takes everything that's great about The Marvel vs Capcom games and ArcSystem Works games. Whether 1v1, or 2v1 or 3v3, etc. The Possible Match outcomes for this game are plenty. It also has a nice sizable cast even without the DLC updates and sometimes a small cast can help you out in the long run, but that's not to say the DLC characters aren't anything to miss because when you play this game, more than likely you're gonna play with the full roster.

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But the main reason why you should get this game is that it's SUPER USER FRIENDLY with its in-depth tutorial mode. Yes, that's right, not only does this game have a Story/Arcade mode and Multiplayer (local and online), This game has a mode dedicated to teaching you how to play fighting games. Yeah, you read that right IT TEACHES YOU HOW TO PLAY FIGHTING GAMES. Not just Skullgirls, but it does help there too. The Game actually teaches you about Hitboxes and Recoveries and Punishes and all of that stuff you hear at EVO live streams, it's freakin' great!


TEKKEN 7 is a 3D fighter that keeps players entertained through its core of "practice makes perfect" as there is a lot to learn and master in the depth of this title. The stages and music incorporate beautifully on-screen as they add tension and emotion into every match. Paired with the dynamic relation of fast action with a slow tempo, creates an environment in which fights are agitated, and every round counts.

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TEKKEN 7 features an extensive roster with a staggering number of 49 characters! Each of them shares some common ground in their basic gameplay but has unique styles in how they handle the combat base on their strengths. Noctis, for example, has a high reach that allows him to defend against attacks or keep opponents at bay. In contrast, other fighters as Eliza can fill bars to increase the power of their moves and behave more erratic. Playing each character, you would realize that despite having some singularities, the way you move and face opponents will change drastically.


The fights in the game are dynamic; they can be fast-paced or have a slow tempo depending on each player's action. It is an intricate dance as TEKKEN focuses more on figuring out your opponent in a set of 3 rounds. It is about figuring out how your adversary thinks. The more you can predict and adapt on the fly to their play style, the better you will do. Some combos can be extended with walls or Rage Arts to deal more damage. Also, each character has particular moves, such as projectiles, gap closers, dodging attacks, or movements that cannot be interrupted.

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