Let’s talk about the best fighting games ever

The 2022 Evolution Championship Series (Evo) kicks off this weekend and will pit battlers from around the world against each other for a shot at glory. Fighting games live and die by their ability to welcome newcomers into the ecosystem, turn them into long-term veterans, and keep those veterans invested enough to compete in tournaments like Evo.

To celebrate this weekend’s events, we wonder what your favorite fighting games of all time are and why.

Are you Team Street Fighter with its flashy combos, or are you in the Mortal Kombat camp and appreciate over-the-top Fatalities? Maybe you’re a fan of one of the newer franchises like Granblue Fantasy: Versus or Melty Blood: Type Lumina. Have you ever competed or are you interested in competing in a fighting game tournament? Do you enjoy watching others compete at the highest level? Please let us know in the comments section.

Jada Griffin is IGN’s Community Lead. If she’s not engaging with users here, chances are she’s developing her own games, exploiting the Luck stat in her favorite games, or challenging her fellow D&D players with intense combat or masterful puzzles. You can follow her on Twitter @Jada_Rina.

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