Fighting games will always be an important part of the gaming world as they have been around for so long. They are also one of the most competitive kinds of games and the ultimate test of skills between 2 players. If you are a fighting games lover then let check out our list of 7 best fighting games in 2019

1. Tekken 7

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Tekken 7 is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Tekken 7 was released in 2017 for consoles. Developed by Bandai Namco, Tekken 7 is the best one in the series so far. The game introduced the new ‘Power Crush’ and ‘Screw Attack’ features, which allow players to have many more new attack and defense moves. The EX/Rage Drive meter also added to the game more powered up attacks and healing options. There is a total of 13 playable characters in Tekken 7, including characters from other games such as Akuma from Street Fighter and Geese Howard from SNK. Along with these features, Tekken 7 also has a new chapter for the Mishima Family storyline and a wide range of characters. It is hard not to count Tekken 7 in when talking about fighting genre.

Tekken 7 is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).

2. Dragon Ball Fighter Z

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Play as your favorite Dragon Ball character in Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Dragon Ball Fighter Z rolled out last year and surprised everyone with its stunning graphics, gameplay, and controls. As a 2D game, Dragon Ball Fighter Z has several elements that are the same as older classic titles. Battles will be in 3 vs 3 tag match format. Thus there are some moves can utilize all 3 players. Moves that feature signature elements in Dragon Ball franchise such as summoning Shenron and the vanish attack are also included. The game has a roster of 21 playable characters. More characters can be unlocked throughout the game or through DLC. If you are looking for a fighting game where you can be your favorite Dragon Ball characters then you cannot miss this.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z is available for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).

3. Soulcalibur VI

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Soulcalibur VI was actually a re-boot that trace back to the events of the first game

Soulcalibur VI was released in October 2018 and is the latest installment in the series. However, Soulcalibur VI is actually a re-boot that traces back to the events of the first game with some new details. The game also features another mode called Libra of Soul, in which you create your own fighter and go on an RPG adventure. Soulcalibur VI has everything that fans love from previous games plus stunning graphics, new characters, and attack moves. It is a great entry for the beginner while being challenging enough to satisfy the most experienced players

Soulcalibur VI is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).

4. Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is set in a universe where Superman is the villain

Injustice 2 is a fighting game developed by the same makers of Mortal Kombat. It involves characters and storylines from the DC Universe. In this game, Superman turned evil because of the death of his lover, Lois Lane. Now, all Superman want is to rule the world under a dictatorship. The only one who can stop Superman is no other than Batman, a.k.a Bruce Wayne. Injustice 2 features every superhero and villain that you love such as  Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Atom, Black Canary, Shazam, Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Black Adam,...

The control of the game somewhat resembles Mortal Kombat. However, you won't see as much blood and gore as in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Injustice 2 has made some tweaks to improve its gameplay from the previous game such as the ability to customize your characters and equip them with different gears.

Injustice 2 is available for Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam).

5. Mortal Kombat XI

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Mortal Kombat XI is the latest installment of Mortal Kombat series

The Mortal Kombat series is one of the best fighting game franchises and Mortal Kombat XI is the best game in the series. The game has a roster of more than 25 characters, many of which have been around ever since the first game. In addition to the two signature features Fatalities and Brutalities, there are Fatal Blows and Krushing Blows now. You can use Fatal Blows when you are below 30% health and there will be an indicator that shows you how to do it. It is basically a fatality show during the round that is not always gonna kill your opponent. As for Krushing Blows, it is a special move of each character with special animation of bones breaking and organs being hit, the same as X-Ray.

You can play Mortal Kombat XI on Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, PC.

6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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The battle between characters from many different games

Who said that fighting games need to be bloody and brutal to be good?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has proven otherwise. The game features up to 74 characters from everywhere, Nintendo, Sega, Konami, Capcom, AtlusBandai Namco, and Square Enix. If you want to have some fun light-hearted moments while unleashing all your powerfull moves into your opponent then you should seriously consider playing this game. The game also has a campaign mode apart from multiplayer versus modes. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the best fighting games that you can get on Nintendo Switch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now only available for Nintendo Switch.

7. Street Fighter V

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Street Fighter had a terrible launch

Street Fighter V was released in 2016 and is one of the greatest online fighting games so far. The series has always been able to maintain the balance between characters while keep adding new and exciting features such as the V-Gauge. Although Street Fighter had a tough launch because of lack of content and server issues. Capcom has quickly addressed these problems and greatly improved the game with new updates. The game features more than 30 characters along with a singleplayer story mode for you to complete.

You can play Street Fighter V on PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux.