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Best Fighting Games for PC: Find Your Next Finishing Move

A fighting game is a great opportunity to let off steam - or dominate your friends. But please don't forget your manners.

Round one, fight! At first glance, many fighting games look very similar: You punch, kick or shoot. But many developers have made it their mission to make fighting a very special gaming experience. Find out which titles are particularly good in our ranking of the best fighting games for PC.

It’s time to take revenge on your friends. To avoid real nosebleeds or bruises, our ranking of the best PC fighting games is a good choice. Let’s head right in.

 

5. Brawlhalla

This free-to-play platform fighter game, released in 2017, enjoys great popularity and is played very extensively by many gamers. A fighting game is always about optimizing your skills and outperforming your opponents with special move-sets. In Brawlhalla, players compete mainly in online ranked battles in 1v1 mode. Choose the character that suits you best from over 50 legends, each of which has its own form of movement and specialties.

In Brawlhalle, one of the best PC fighting games, you'll enter a 2D arena where you'll fight against several opponents at once, as you can see in the screenshot: We glimpse a fighting arena in daylight, consisting of four stone planes floating in the air, which are covered in grass. On the left of the image, as well as in the upper right of the crop, there is a stone plane on which a vertically placed fiery sword is placed. On the left of the stone plane, a female character dressed in black with pink hair is performing a spear attack, revealing a green round tail, and enemy characters in red battle gear are falling into the depths. A little further below them, an Asian-looking female character with black hair pinned up and red clothing is leaping into the air with her arms outstretched. Right at the top of the image are two characters in the air. One has a bird-like green and yellow outfit and has grabbed the other character, who has green skin and red clothing. In the background, we can see huge rocks in the distance, and above them the blue sky with clouds together with the sun, which we can see at the top center.
A battle arena of Brawlhalla (Source: Blue Mammoth Games)

 

You can play the game on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4/PS5. Get it for PC and macOS via Steam.

 

4. SoulCalibur VI

Developed by Bandai Namco, SoulCalibur VI is a weapon-based fighting title. It is a continuation and, at the same time, a new beginning of the Soul series. It reinvents the story of the game but still follows the main storyline of the battle between the ghostly Soul Calibur sword and the cursed Soul Edge sword. A special feature of the title is a new game mechanic called “Reversal Edge”. With this, players can counter the attacks of enemies in slow motion.

This screenshot from SoulCalibur VI shows a female character on the left and a male character on the right in profile in a long shot as they fight each other in daylight. They are on a stone arena in front of a yellow temple, which consists of numerous columns, in front of which stands a female statue with wings, which is shown in the blur on the back right of the image. The female warrior on the left of the picture is the same female warrior with a white dress and a blond braid. She is performing a horizontal strike with her round shield so that a blue tail can be seen. The character on the right again has a very samurai-like look with red battle gear and wears a red and black headdress. Broad-legged, he holds a red glowing katana in his hand with both legs and lunges straight for the next blow.
SoulCalibur VI Screenshot (Source: Project Soul/Bandai Namco Entertainment)

 

SoulCalibur VI is available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and you can purchase it for PC via Steam.

 

3. Tekken 7

As in all titles of the Tekken series, the 7th installment tells the story of sons and their fathers who try to kill each other to restore peace in the Mishima clan. This is disturbed by a devil gene, which turns people into hellish beasts. It is an excellent and also very exciting fighting game, which includes a very wide range of character moves based on real martial arts and is certainly one of the best PC fighting games in 2022. With Tekken 7, improved special attacks (Power Crush) and super moves (Rage-Arts) are added.

A very cyan-colored fighting arena on a skyscraper roof is shown here in the screenshot from Tekken 7, a game that is considered one of the Best Fighting Games for PC. In the background, numerous other glass skyscrapers can be seen rising into the sky. We are looking at the fight of two warriors in a long shot in the middle of the picture from an oblique and lower perspective. The character on the right is facing us, so we can see him in half-profile. He has a black leather vest on and brown pants with a black knee pad with "Police" written on it in white capital letters. His brown hair is combed back. With both arms outstretched, he performs a thrusting attack that creates two bright transparent circles in front of him, knocking his opponent, whom we see on the left, straight backward. This character is only wearing a historical-looking cloth around his legs, so we can see his muscular torso. The attack creates a lot of bright particles that are shown in motion blur in the image as they shoot radially out of the frame in all directions.
Screenshot of Tekken 7 (Source: Bandai Namco Studios)

 

You can get it for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and it can be purchased for PC via Steam.

 

2. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Another successful video game adaptation of the popular Dragon Ball manga series. Released in 2018 by Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball FighterZ sets new standards in its field. The game earned special praise for its high degree of series-true implementation, which has an enormous recognition value and consequently provides even more goosebumps and epic feelings in battle. Choose your favorite character and perform the famous combos from the series. The game also offers ranked matches, group battles, and a story mode.

Immerse yourself in one of the best fighting games for PC, as illustrated here in this screenshot of Dragon Ball FighterZ: On the right, we see Son Goku in profile in perspective view in a long shot. He's wearing black form-fitting pants and has a blue and yellow breastplate on. He wears a red headband and has long black hair that runs in a jagged pattern on all sides. He stands wide-legged facing left and is blocking with a scream a fiery attack by the magenta-white creature Freezer, who is facing us in half-profile on the left side of the image and is standing in front of Son Goku. The two figures are on an alien planet that has a dark blue coloring and the sky is black. At the right edge of the image, the blue earth can be seen in the distance in the crop.
Son Goku in Dragon Ball FighterZ (Source: Arc System Works/Bandai Namco Entertainment)

 

The title is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and you can purchase it for PC via Steam.

 

1. Mortal Kombat 11

To put it in a nutshell: Mortal Kombat is still considered the king of fighting games, and with the latest edition, it’s certainly the best title you can get on the PC. MK 11 stands out for its great graphics, addictive gameplay, and sophisticated game mechanics. But beware: Everything is quick to learn but not easy to master. The characters have cult status, and the combat is simply extremely exciting and endlessly entertaining. A jewel of its genre and undoubtedly one of the best fighting games for PC.

From a perspective view, this screenshot from Mortal Kombat 11 shows two characters in half-profile in a long shot, fighting each other in a very sandy steampunk-like battle arena outside in daylight. The character on the left has a black and orange battle suit with a black hood pulled over his head. His mouth is covered with an orange mask. He is leaning forward and has thrown a huge metallic chain with many links and a spike at the end at his opponent, which runs horizontally through the image in a snake shape. With the chain he just hit the opponent, causing dark red blood to spurt out of him. The character on the right is lifted a bit into the air by this, his gaze going up to the sky, distorted with pain. He has a red combat uniform and a round, tapered, metallic Asian hat. In the background is an orange-brown house facade with large black windows, in front of which various hard cases and crates are lying. To the upper left of the building, we see a huge futuristic turret facing us. Without a doubt, this game is one of the best fighting games for PC.
Mortal Kombat 11 screenshot (Source: NetherRealm Studios/WB Games)

 

Mortal Kombat 11 is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, and you can buy it for PC via Steam.

 

When you are done throwing kicks & punches

How about a little more relaxation and casual fun? Check out the re-coded version of a true legend of PC gaming history with our Dwarf Fortress Guide. In case you need some inspiration for entertainment on the go, have a look at these Fun Apps to Play.

But maybe you can’t get enough challenges. In that case, it’s worth taking a look at our Hell Let Loose Guide, or getting some inspiration from our ranking of the Best Roguelike Games for Switch & PC.

How do you prefer to go into battle – with your fists or with weapons? Feel free to drop a comment below.


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