#1 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

#2 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

With Mortal Kombat and Super Street Fighter IV: AE being released recently and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, SF x Tekken, and Tekken Tag 2 on the horizon. I decided to see what other community members favorite Fighting Game series is there favorite. Even though I love Mortal Kombat, I gotta say that 3rd Strike is my absolute favorite and can't wait for it to come out.

If you have a particular favorite, shout it out in the forum or if your favorite isn't on the list, let it be known.

#3 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Darkstalkers, with Street Fighter as a close second. 
Also, Rival Schools should be on that list.

#4 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

Tekken. My first foray into fighting games began with that, and it's the only fighting series I got OK at. Street Fighter deserves some lovin' too since I had a lot of fun playing with the PS3 GBer's in SSFIV, even though I completely stunk.

#5 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

Soul Calibur was the childhood favourite with Tekken close behind, but Mortal Kombat has recently stolen my love.

#6 Posted by Zapbrader (177 posts) -

I'm not surprised by all the MK votes. Kind of expected, but also weird despite its rocky start, what with launching with laggy online and having constant damage value tweaks being patched under players noses every week or so. Maybe its a sign that Netherrealms is doing the right things to their game.

I played a grand shit-ton of Soul Calibur II so thats what gets my vote. Too bad Namcos never going to come anywhere near topping it.

#7 Posted by ShockD (2421 posts) -

I like Tekken with all of it's customization.

#8 Posted by MetalMoog (909 posts) -

Loved Tekken 2 back in the day, but haven't played a Tekken game since Tekken Tag Tournament for PS2. Not sure what the series is like today. Played a ton of Street Fighter 2 Turbo as well and MK 1 & 2. Not sure which one gets the most love, I can't decide between them.

#9 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Smash bros. 

#10 Posted by Vexxan (4619 posts) -

Super Smash Bros. You can argue for days and night about it being a fighting game or not but to me it is and it's the best I've ever played.,

#11 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

@Underachiever007: Damn, knew I forgot one. lol

@MetalMoog: I played a lot of Tekken 2, but never played the others. Just picked up Tekken 6 for cheap so guess I'll find out.

#12 Posted by Kjellm87 (1722 posts) -

Smash Bros

#13 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3158 posts) -

Guilty Gear.  The times me and my friends had playing that, the characters, gorgeous sprites, crazy attacks, fantastic music... I really could never find anything wrong with it, except maybe some of the ridiculous challenge bosses.  Gold I-No is a pain in the ass.

#14 Posted by Soapy86 (2625 posts) -

Street Fighter and Smash Bros. 

#15 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

I debated about putting Smash Bros. in the poll. For some reason it must've slipped my mind. Oh well, that's why "Other" is there.

#16 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

My first fighting game was Tekken 3, and even though it was fun back then, at this point I really can't enjoy 3d fighters like that and VF at all. I really prefer Street Fighter, because it was the first fighting game that I took seriously and it's always been the game bringing the hype train. Smash bros is great too even though a lot of people say it's not a fighting game. 
I'm kind of bored of fighting games in general atm though, because I've been playing way too many MOBAs so my execution is through the floor. 3SO looks really good though, so I need to get back into it before that releases.

#17 Posted by StriderNo9 (1158 posts) -

So many fighting games I love. I can't say I have played or liked any series more than Street Fighter, but that being said I was a big Virtua Fighter fan back in the day. Fighting Vipers was also great. Mortal Kombat is also great and Dead of Alive still calls me back.

#18 Posted by blueaniman93 (604 posts) -

Good thing you left Smash Bros. off that list.

Anyway, Street Fighter II is one of the first games I have ever played and that series has stuck with me since.

#19 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

Surprised to see Tekken and MK tied.

#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

You have Clayfighter, but not effing Super Smash Bros.? The hell is wrong with you?

#21 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

Rival Schools is where it's at.

#22 Edited by Kyle (2326 posts) -

Why is Jackie Chan not an option? This poll is teh bias!

#23 Posted by Redbullet685 (6105 posts) -


#24 Posted by JJOR64 (19092 posts) -

Street Fighter.

#25 Posted by onimonkii (2467 posts) -

if i had to pick a favorite, probably soul calibur.
also a fan of mk, kof, and doa. tekken and virtua fighter i like but haven't played much of.

#26 Posted by Jersey_Jay (19 posts) -

Eternal Champions.

#27 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

I'm only 'good' at Street Fighter but Guilty Gear's my favorite. As long as the gameplay is two dimensional I'm in.

#28 Posted by StarvingGamer (8598 posts) -

I've always preferred the VS. series, I find it a lot easier to get my hands to do what I want them to when I'm playing those games and I love the crazy science of it.

#29 Posted by Gamer_152 (14124 posts) -

Smash Bros.

#30 Posted by Sweaterfish (35 posts) -

A new Melty Blood would be wonderful, as would a new Killer Instinct.! 
 I voted other in regards to Super Smash Bros. and Capcom vs.

#31 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

B is the correct answer. Looks like many of you forgot your glasses today.

#32 Posted by rmanthorp (4095 posts) -

Capcom Versus and Street Fighter!

#33 Posted by ElBarto (272 posts) -

King of Fighters hits home the most for me.

#34 Posted by wwfundertaker (1408 posts) -

Tekken and Mortal Kombat are my favourites but do enjoy some older Street Fighter games.

#35 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I should of voted for doa, but I voted for killer instinct instead.

#36 Edited by PenguinDust (12664 posts) -

I voted Dead or Alive because I wanted to give it some props, but it's equal in my mind with Soul Calibur.  I suck at fighting games and you can button-mash your way through both of these and have a good time.   I know there is a deeper game in both if you're willing to learn it, but that's not me.  I prefer smacking the CPU around for a bit then doing something else.  That's all I need to satisfy my infrequent fighting urge.  

#37 Posted by ChickenPants (934 posts) -

I'm not a fan of 2D fighters. Tekken's my game.
Have to admit, I'm chuckling at people saying Smash Bros..

#38 Posted by mau64 (533 posts) -

The only one I've ever cared for has been Mortal Kombat. It is simple to grasp which is great for me who doesn't invest too much time into one game. It also helps that I grew up with MK. Favorite fighter has always been Sub-Zero although in the new MK he kinda sucks due to his freeze being slowed down.

#39 Posted by dagas (2949 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

You have Clayfighter, but not effing Super Smash Bros.? The hell is wrong with you?

It's the best fighting game, not the best party game =P

#40 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

@PenguinDust: I find I like to smack the CPU around after I get worked online. Great stress releaser.

#41 Posted by D2Girls (3 posts) -

Wow so many MK fans here. I'm in love with SF.

#42 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

@D2Girls: Wow. 1st post for you. Welcome to Giant Bomb.

#43 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

Currently, I'd say BlazBlue. I just prefer the characters, atmosphere, and attempt at storytelling more than any other fighting game series on the market currently.

#44 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

@Hailinel: I tried my hand at BlazBlue awhile back and never really clicked with it. I loved the art style and everything, but I just couldn't get into it for some reason.