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consists of 4 releases.
Released Sep 30, 1997
Take control of fierce female warriors in a 1940s dark Deco world in this stylish indie fighting game developed by (and for) hardcore fighting game enthusiasts.
An indie 2D fighting game from a development circle made up primarily of three ex-SNK developers, featuring gameplay highly reminiscent of the Street Fighter III series.
The fifth installment in Namco's Soul series of weapon-based fighting games, Soulcalibur IV is the first to be released on seventh-generation consoles and the first online entry in the series. It's known for its use of Star Wars characters as guest fighters.
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match is a rebalanced version of The King of Fighters '98 with new characters.
The sixth main installment of the Tekken series brings improved graphics and animation, new characters, and new gameplay mechanics (including destructible stages).
The fifth main installment of Sega-AM2's signature fighting game series, using PC-based arcade hardware to deliver the most advanced graphical capabilities of video games at the time. It's also known for its numerous updates and major revisions (spanning all the way up to 2015, nearly 10 years after the original game's release).
The tale of Soul Calibur continues in the series's fourth entry, adding a variety of new game modes and features (including an in-depth character creation system).
A traditional 2D fighting game based on manga/anime One Piece. The game was only released in Japan.
Namco's signature martial arts fighting game series gets a fifth main installment that continues the story of Jin Kazama and the Mishima Zaibatsu. It's known for introducing persistent player rankings and appearance customization options (requiring use of a dedicated card reader in the arcade version).
A package of both Dead or Alive and a Dead or Alive 2 (recreated for the Xbox) both enabled with online play.
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is the second GBA "port" of Deadly Alliance.
Capcom vs. SNK is a fighting game published for the systems SEGA Dreamcast and PSone. It's an update of Capcom Vs SNK.
The third main entry in the Soul series, Soulcalibur II is best known for its release on all three major consoles at the time, each of them featuring their own exclusive guest character.
The fourth main installment in the Tekken series, bringing the game engine to the PS2 era and experimenting with a variety of new gameplay mechanics (such as closed arenas, where players can use walls and other obstacles for consecutive combos).
The King of Fighters '99 is the sixth installment of the King of Fighters series, introducing new gameplay mechanics such as the "Striker" system. It also introduces a new protagonist, K', as well as a new, darker story arc involving the mysterious cartel called NESTS.
The fourth main installment of the Tekken franchise compiles nearly every character featured in the series' three previous games. It also adds a "tag team" mechanic for two-on-two battles.
The sequel to Namco's earlier fighting game Soul Edge, continuing the story of the cursed blade "Soul Edge" (now corrupting the noble knight Siegfried into the dreaded knight Nightmare).
Mortal Kombat 4 is the fourth installment of one of the most violent fighting game franchises of all time, moving the series to 3D while introducing limited weapon-based combat.
Set nearly twenty years after the events of its predecessor, the third Tekken features an overhauled roster and reworked 3D movement system, and the console version adds new characters and minigames.
After numerous iterations of Street Fighter II (and its spin-off Street Fighter Alpha series), Capcom continues its classic fighting game series with a new cast of fighters, a higher-quality graphical style, and revamped gameplay mechanics (introducing the "parry" and "Super Art" systems).
The sequel to the heavily-hyped but critically reviled game Rise of the Robots. This 2D fighter continued the story of the first game, adding new characters, and Mortal Kombat-style finishing moves. Brian May returned to provide some music for the game.
The sequel to Namco's original 3D fighting game adds new characters and a variety of new moves and unique attacks.
Set in a post-apocalyptic Earthrealm (invaded by Shao Kahn's army of Outworld), Mortal Kombat 3 is the third installment of one of the most violent fighting game franchises of all time.
Introducing a unique limb-based control scheme, Tekken is Namco's answer to Sega's Virtua Fighter series. Spawned a long-running arcade fighting game series.
Best known as the first fighting game to render player characters using 3D polygons, Virtua Fighter pits eight martial artists (each with numerous real-world fighting techniques) from around the world together in the World Fighting Tournament.
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