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#1 series in the fighting genre

Street Fighter (Marvel vs Capcom) 5 12.50%
Mortal Kombat 4 10.00%
Killer Instinct 2 5.00%
Tekken 8 20.00%
Soul Caliber 2 5.00%
Dead or Alive 1 2.50%
Guilty Gear 0 0%
The King of Fighters 2 5.00%
Virtua Fighter 3 7.50%
(Fine) Super Smash Bros 13 32.50%

Just curious what is the best fighting game in your opinion. 

As you know, this genre was Huge! In the 90s. First 2D, then 3D fighters came out. Some 2D tried to go 3D. Only a few titles succeeded in letting you circle your opponent. Most are like 2.5D or whatever. 

in any case, they all offer something different. Whether it’s death, combos, graphical polish, jiggling breasts or all the above, what series do you consider the king of fighters?

Im going to leave smash bros off the poll because it’s nothing like the other competitors in the genre. Im sure it’s the most popular. I want to know your favorite besides smash. 

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Street Fighter.

I never liked Mortal Kombat, I always thought about it as a series that relies on lots of blood and gore, but forgets about delivering a good gameplay.

Street fighter. I haven't played much since the ps1 and ps2 days but the flow and pace of the game just seemed to gel with me better than the tekkens, bloody roars, kof etc.

I didn't mind the Marvel vs capcom games either, were better for jumping on sometimes for a quick game or two, they always felt "easier" somehow.

KoF 94, 95, 96, 97 and 98 everyday at the arcades when I was 10-16. Now it's mainly tekken and a bit of street fighters, KoF and dead or alive

Fighter Vipers I main (Honey)
Bloody Roar I main (Alice the rabbit)

They both share what I am Cat/Rabbit those are my Zodiac birth animal signs.

Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life. The reason I'm chaotic to few 3rd party developers is because I'm protecting Sega and also I lack skill to get really hot girl I really want. also few devs deserve it for making bad game's personal experiences, looking at Ghost Blade HD the shmup or Fighting EX Layer. My standards are too high for genres I play. KOF 13 > Fighting EX layer gameplay.

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Not a big fighting game fan but I'm partial to Virtua Fighter. I like the depth, balance, and more down to earth style. Here's hoping for a 6th entry some time this decade.

I'm pretty casual and I like lot of them. Not sure I have a truly defined favorite series but I like almost anything from Capcom/SEGA and SNK in the 90s. I lean more towards Capcom stuff of the era. Tho I loved VF2 in arcades. I liked MK 1-3 and UMK3 after that it's major hit and miss. I think Arc atm is the best at the genre.  I like Smash for the rosters.

I think my fave might be Virtual On going by what I tend to gravitate towards. I'm not some expert player by any means but it has mechs ans those mechs have Saturns/Dreamcasts on their backs. Plus they play almost like an action game  with melee,grenades,shooting and specials but it's confinred to an arena.  I like VO so much I buy games that remind me of VO. Senko no Ronde 2 (which even has Temjin and Assault Suit Valken DLC) Frame Gride developed by From Software. ARMS by Nintendo. Gundam Versus and Maxiboost. Of course other enties in VO itself.

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Tekken for sure. Lee main, but can play pretty much everyone. I like some MK as well, and dabble in others.

Now if we are talking classics, Star Gladiator is one of my favourite fighting games, plus MvC2 but then who doesn't love that?

Hmm, pie.

A bit funny that you've simply written Persona on the poll rather than Persona (4) Arena. Yep, a turn-based JRPG that's my kind of figthing game.

Anyways it's Smash Bros and not a close call. Soulcalibur comes in second, and I've only actually played the first, but it was quite solid.

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2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

I have a thing for Soul Edge/Blade (the atmosphere, the way the characters were presented, and rpg progression made me fall in love) and Project Justice. I was also a big fan of MK2 through Trilogy.

But as a whole series, Tekken is easily my favorite. It flubs on many aspects but the core gameplay system remains excellent.