The Definitive, YOU MUST HAVE, Fighting Games List (ALL Systems)

As the title states.

One thing I’ve noticed is that the average attention span for the repeat threads is like, 3 months or so. SO, we’ll sticky this one with all the good shit that every SRKer should have/try for any system(that’s still remotely popular, no 3DO/Jaguar suggestion lists).

So start posting, and it’ll all get compiled in this first post.

Capcom vs SNK 2 - Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox
Marvel vs Capcom 2 - Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox
Super Street Fighter 2X - Import Dreamcast
Street Fighter Anniversary Edition - PS2, Xbox
Virtua Fighter 4:Evolution - PS2
Tekken Tag - PS2
Tekken 5 - PS2
Smash Brothers Melee - Gamecube

Great, but notsomuch MUST HAVE
Virtua Fighter 5 - PS3, Xbox360
Garou: MOTW - Import PS2, NeoGeo (Dreamcast version isnt worth playing IMHO)
Melty Blood:AC - Import PS2
Arcana Hearts - Import PS2
Soulcalibur - Dreamcast
Tekken 5:DR - PS3
King of Fighters 2k2 - Xbox, Dreamcast, NeoGeo (PS2 version isnt worth playing IMHO)
King of Fighters XI - PS2

The only thing I would add to that is Alpha Anthology. Otherwise, you nailed it.

I only really need to see Guilty Gear XX Accent Core on that list, imo. :stuck_out_tongue:

And Dat Arcana.

Add NeoGeo Battle Coliseum- US PS2, Import, and Samurai Showdown Tenka (Import).

I’ll add plenty others later…

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DC)

Must have
. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – Playstation 2, Arcade (CPS-3)
. Capcom VS SNK 2 – Dreamcast, Playstation 2, Arcade (Naomi)
. Marvel VS Capcom 2 – Dreamcast, Arcade (Naomi)
. Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core – Playstation 2, Arcade (Naomi)
. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (2X) – Dreamcast (Import), Arcade (CPS-2)
. Tekken 6 – Arcade
. Super Smash Brothers Melee – Gamecube

Definitely should have
. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection – Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Arcade
. Virtua Fighter 5 rev.C – XBOX360, Arcade
. Garou: Mark of the Wolves – Playstation 2 (Import), Neogeo AES, Arcade (MVS)
. The King of Fighters '98 – Neogeo AES, Arcade (MVS), GGPO
. Melty Blood: Act Cadenza – PC, Arcade (Naomi)
. Arcana Heart Plus – Playstation 2 (Import), Arcade (Naomi?)

Should have
. Soul Calibur – Dreamcast, Arcade
. Tekken Tag Tournament – Playstation 2
. The King of Fighters XI – Playstation 2, Arcade
. The King of Fighters 2002 – Neogeo AES, Arcade (MVS)
. Street Fighter Alpha 2 – Playstation 2 (Anthology), Arcade (CPS-2), GGPO
. Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Playstation 2 (Anthology), Arcade (CPS-2)
. Street Fighter 2 Turbo Hyper Fighting – XBOX360 (Live Arcade), Arcade (CPS-1)

You could definitely do worse
. Neogeo Battle Coliseum – Playstation 2 (Import ONLY), Arcade
. Marvel VS Capcom – Dreamcast, Arcade (CPS-2), GGPO
. Akatsuki Denko Senki BLITZKAMPF – PC (Import)
. Vampire Savior – Dreamcast, Arcade (CPS-2), GGPO

its full not plus @A@!!!

  • Bushido Blade is fun as hell for casuals but I do not know if it is broken or not (It probably is.)
  • TMNT Tournament Fighters for SNES is fun but not a must have
  • Vampire/Darkstalkers Collection for PS2.

Here it is:

Fighters Megamix

vampire savior is not on dreamcast =(

vampire collection - ps2 japan
vampire savior - saturn japan

Isn’t the DC version one of those AE-style compilation games, and pretty wack? I thought the best console version was the import PS2 Darkstalkers Collection…

edit: tarnation, beat me to it.

No powerstone 2 love?

Also Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

And now for my based-on-opinion list

Must Have
Guilty Gear XX AC (PS2)
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike (PS2)
Super Street Fighter 2X (Dreamcast)
Virtua Fighter 5 ver C (XBox 360)
Capcom vs SNK 2 (Dreamcast, PS2)

Runner Ups
Arcana Hearts (Import PS2)
King of Fighters '98
Mark of the Wolves (Import PS2)
Marvel vs Capcom (Dreamcast)
Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
Super Smash Bros: Melee (Gamecube)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PS3)

Honorable Mentions
King of Fighters XI (PS2)
Soul Calibur 2 (PS2)
Street Fighter Alpha Anthologies (PS2)
Tekken Tag T (PS2}

since i’m a doujin fighter / PC fighting game head, the only doujin fighting games worth their salt imho:

akatsuki blitzkampf
axel city
big bang beat
touhou immaterial and missing power ( and scarlet weather rhapsody, whenever that comes out )
destruction desire ( hella broken, but fun in that xvsf / hokuto no ken way )
dogma ( just because it had some really neat ideas, and its a shame it was left unfinished )
eternal fighter zero
fate sword dance ( hey, i kinda liked it…at least till crucis fatal fake comes out :confused: )
mai- girls revolution ( it has a cat / panda thing that fights like dio brando…too good )
melty blood act cadenza ver.b ( i guess this doesnt really count as doujin anymore… )
metal gun III shout of the arms ( STILL fun, and still one of the best games on this list that no one plays )
mindarms ( has some really broken shit, but it’s very, very playable )
MONSTER ( it’s dead, but i still kinda like it )
queen of hearts 2001 party’s breaker
queen of hearts 99
super cosplay wars ultra final ed. ( i havent touched it in months, though… )
streets of rage remake ( the remake by bomber games…vs mode with all the remixed music, stages and characters is way too good )
valkyrie fight tag ( as terrible as some people think it is, i still really enjoy it from time to time )

he may be talking about Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service. Anyway way it goes, seconding the shit out of Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection (PS2/Japan Only).

Fuck yes.

Mad Power Stone 2 love, and 1.


Two different lists, the games with the most historical importance and the most competition-al importance Top for historical:

Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Marvel v Capcom 2
KoF 98
Tekken Tag
Virtua Fighter 4: Evo
Super Smash Bros Melee

Top for competition:

Super Street FIghter II Turbo
Street FIghter III: Third Strike
Capcom v SNK 2
Super Smash Bros Melee
Tekken 6

Why are people saying you SHOULD have the dumb buggy version of GGXX accent core on ps2 ?
Wait for the accent core plus to be released, else it’s not worth it.

Just added my comments as to which version to avoid like the plague. Im sure people would say DC version or Arc only for MvC2.