Fighting Games

Games Opinion

'Samurai Shodown' Could Be the Breakout Game at Evo. Here's Why.

Because it's built to capture the tension of a Kurosawa duel, this reboot of SNK's weapon based fighting game is incredible to watch.
Aevee Bee
Video Games

‘One Finger Death Punch 2’ Is a Two-Button Power Fantasy

Silver Dollar Games' deceptively simple brawler packs a lot of complexity and fun into minimal input.
Matthew Gault

Extreme Violence in 'Mortal Kombat 11' Still Feels Wrong, and That's a Good Thing

Despite the moral panic of the 1990s, playing decades of 'Mortal Kombat' hasn't numbed me to the game's extreme violence, which is precisely why it still works.
Matthew Gault
Games Features

Snoop Dogg is Banned—The Community That Reinvented 'Def Jam: Fight for NY'

An under-appreciated piece of fighting game history gets some overdue respect thanks to the fans that never let it die.
Ian Walker
Soul Calibur VI

'Soulcalibur VI' is a Return to Fighting Form

'Soulcalibur VI' moves the series forward by offering a furious, albeit beginner-friendly clash of fighting styles.
Eric Van Allen

The 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' EVO Finale Was Incredible

The matches were so entertaining that they made me understand sports.
Matthew Gault

Before 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Blows Up at EVO, Here's What You Need to Know

Here's how 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' went from just another anime fighter to major competitive game, and what that means for this weekend's big tournament.
Eric Van Allen

The Menus in 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Are Driving Me Nuts

It shouldn’t be this hard to start a rumble on Namek.
Matthew Gault
Way of the Passive Fist

This Retro Brawler Lets You Customize the Difficulty to Suit Your Style

More games should steal these options from 'The Way of the Passive Fist'
Danielle Riendeau
Demetrious Johnson

UFC Champ Demetrious Johnson on Fighting Games, Streaming, and Fans

We play ‘Battlegrounds’ and interview the 11-time flyweight champion.
Danielle Riendeau

The Story Behind the Street Fighter RPG You Never Heard Of

Believe it or not, it was made in the 90s by White Wolf, the company behind gothic fantasy games like 'Vampire: The Masquerade.'
Ian Williams
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs. Capcom Is About Finding New Ways to Make Opponents Hate You

With 'MvC: Infinite', the series remains one of the most expressive and layered franchises in fighting games.
Josh Melnick