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


#1

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.


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#5

And Dat Arcana.


#6

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

I’ll add plenty others later…


#7

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DC)


#8

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


#9

its full not plus @A@!!!


#10
  • 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.

#11

Here it is:

Fighters Megamix


#12

vampire savior is not on dreamcast =(

vampire collection - ps2 japan
vampire savior - saturn japan


#13

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.


#14

No powerstone 2 love?

Also Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.


#15

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}


#16

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 )
maribato
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 )


#17

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.

Fixed.


#18

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
GGXX: AC
Super Smash Bros Melee
Tekken 6
VF5


#19

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.


#20

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.