Some people like the vicarious thrill of the fight. Whether it’s in a simulation of real fighting technique, or a fantastical display of flashy special moves, fighting games are a popular genre. This AppGuide will narrow down some of the best of them. Please note that different people may have different definitions about what constitutes a “fighting game.” For the purposes of this article, a fighting game is one where a player engages a single opponent in close combat. This AppGuide has been updated to reflect some significant additions and changes since the last update. It will not include side-scrolling action games that involve combat on a mass scale.

Fighting Games