By The Bastard Gamer
(Final Round- FIGHT!)
This is it, the end of Fighters Month, and I end it with something I bet many of you wanted to hear. Here are my picks for the top ten best fighting games. Some people may argue with this list but they, who cares? There have been so many awesome ones that everybody has a different list. Let’s begin.
#10 Soul Calibur
The Soul series, I feel, is kind of over-rated now since I find the series to be too “noob-friendly” and any fresh player can play as good as any vet. That being said So-Cal 1 was a pretty fun game to play either single player or with friends.
#9- Mortal Kombat 4
I know alot of people may think 2 or 3 were better than 4, but not me baby. MK4 had everything I ever wanted from an MK game, faster gamplay, cool badassed fatalities, classic characters making an appearance right away, Sub-Zero never was so badassed, and weapons. Tis a shame Midway went downhill after this game.
#8- Dead or Alive 3
I admit, I liked this game BECAUSE it had scantally clad lesbians with nice asses who beat the boobs out of eachother, but that was why everybody else liked it. Oh and… the gameplay was cool to. BOOBIES!
#7- Virtua Fighter 4
I often think of this game as the best 3D fighting game ever made, just like all the other games in the series. Hell 5 kicked ass too, its a shame this is the only franchise Sega seems to be getting right these days.
#6 Guilty Gear X2#Reload
Now this is a manly game. So manly it can only be played through with all the missions and story modes with a picture of Chuck Norris taped to your controller. The music makes your inner 80s hair metal junkie loose, the lighting fast 2D gameplay is amazing, and I-No has the best pair of pixelated boobies ever. Lets squeeze them, shall we? Oh and beware of the “Bridget Trap”, Bridget’s a guy, there, I just saved the few people on the web who don’t know that fact from being caught with their pants down.
#5- King of Fighters XI
Ahh, 2D pixelated madness at its finest. KoF has done alot over the years with this franchise and this one sort of mixed many older features from previous games into this one and it was great. It’s alot like the kids raiding daddy’s liquor cabinet and mixing various things to see how they taste, and this time it was great. Next time I make a drink like that I’m gonna call it the “Power Dunk”. Get it?
#4- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
What’s this? An anime game on the countdown? Yeah I couldn’t believe it either. This was one of those more stratigic fighters where you can use stands like secondary characters. It was also one of those games that make you wanna punch something alot going “ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA, ZA WARUDO”.
#3 Capcom Vs SNK 2
Every single 2D fighting game fanboy’s wet dream came true in the form of this game. So many characters from many famous Capcom and SNK franchises. This game alone is the most fun any fighter junkie can have on Xbox live. Please… please…. please….. PLEASE make a Backwards Compatablity patch for this game on the 360.
#2- Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Of all the 2D fighters out there this one was quite literally “complete”, meaning it had EVERYTHING a 2D fighting game could ever have. The cool animations made this game visually appealing, the combo system was polished, the parry system made defending yourself skill-based, and the heavy character roster made this game a nessesity. You’re not cool until you have a copy of this game in your collection, whether it be Dreamcast, SF Anthology, or even a rich kid arcade game.
Yeah, there is no number one right now. Why? Well there are so many candidates for number 1 that I haven’t played it. I don’t own a Wii so I can’t put in Smash Bros. , Street Fighter 4 doesn’t hit arcades till later this year, and King of Fighters 12 is still on the drawing board.
There you have it, a list of the best fighters ever. Who knows, maybe SF4 will make it to number one, or I can squeeze it in to make SF3 number 1. We’ll find out shortly.