Whether you’re a follower of old fighting franchises, like Street Fighter, or the most recent, like BlazBlue, everyone will find their place.
The Golden Age of arcade games may have passed, but its greatest ambassadors, the baston games, continue to flourish. ExoBaston has therefore decided to take stock of the best combat games still active in 2019, i.e. still competitive online and in the tournament.
- Mortal Kombat 11
The inimitable Mortal Kombat, directed by NetherRealm Studios, is a monument to modern fighting games. Released this year, it perfects the winning formula proposed by Mortal Kombat XL and pushes the show even further. A black universe and an enjoyable gameplay make it a reference of the gore fighting game.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The latest from the Smash Bros license. Turn your heads. With excellent accessibility and a certain depth of play, the Nintendo brawler offers a tidal wave of content and an incredibly entertaining fight experience. A must-have.
- Dragon Ball Fighter
An incredible graphic slap offered by Arc System Works on this Dragon Ball fighter, who worked hard on the nostalgic fiber of the players. On the other hand, the gameplay is ultra-simplified, based on automatic sequences, to fill the novices of fighting games. However, this does not prevent the confrontations from being technical, which is an undeniable feat. A reference, as long as we like The Dragon Ball license
- The King of Fighters XIII
Boasting an incredible charade sign and an abundant universe, the KOF license has found its champion in all categories. Last episode 2D to date, it marks the apotheosis of SNK and remains very popular.
- Tekken 7
Probably one of the best episodes of the show, so clean and bug-free that we just got back from it. Tekken 7 hit hard in 2017 when it was released on a console, after two years of pacing arcade games rooms. Safe purchase and quite an incredible playing depth with a complete primary roster for maximum fun.
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
We no longer present 3rd Strike, the episode most admired by fans of the franchise and source of infinite fascination. Whether on Supercade or even in the upcoming May 29 compilation, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike is not about to run out of players. A genuinely amazing game, which did not take a wrinkle.
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Arc System Works provides, with this latest episode of Guilty Gear, a combat game of finesse and a redoubtable personality. Whether it’s exact training mode, its technical combos, its fantastic design or its world of dreams, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is the best in the genre to date. The only downside is that the online mode is a little empty, but it allows you to measure yourself against others without waiting an hour.
Skill, speed, and strength will come together in each Brawlhalla game, a style wrestling title similar to the classic Super Smash Bros., with the aim of being all of the UN punching festivals. Players will be able to choose between different legends and fight in the arena to grab P swords, pistols, rocket launchers as well as other gadgets to allow different fighting styles.
- Force Jump
With a team of wrestlers made up of characters from Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece and so many other great sagas from Shonen Jump magazine, it is a shame that Spike Chunsoft has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity to create a bigger fallen video game.
- Kill the Kill-IF
I am short in content: eight people in series, a three-hour repetitive campaign mode that brings nothing to anime followers, an insipid horde mode, and classic survival. You must like their mechanics so you can take advantage of so few protagonists in their online style. And it’s a shame because playable is far from a bad three-dimensional wrestling video game.