Fighting Games PC 2022
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Since the days of stand-up arcade machines, fighting games have always been some of the coolest games around. Franchises such as Street Fighter, Tekken, and Mortal Kombat have not only stood the test of time but have continued to rule the roost for decade after decade, which is a true testament to the series’ quality.

In 2022, there are more fighting games of all kinds on PC. Whether it be 2D brawlers or a hybrid between 2D and 3D, fighting games come in all shapes and sizes today, and fans couldn’t be any happier. If you are someone who enjoys a good fighting game, there are more options than ever before. Here, we take a look at some of the best fighting games available on PC today and exactly what makes them so good.

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Top 10 Fighting Games to Play on PC in 2023

Name Metacritic Rating Availability
Dragon Ball FighterZ 85 Steam
Guilty Gear Strive 85 Steam
Mortal Kombat 11 91 Steam
Sifu 81 Steam
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite 72 Steam
Brawlhalla 69 (User Rating) Steam
SoulCalibur VI 80 Steam
Street Fighter V 89 Steam
Tekken 7 82 Steam
Injustice 2 86 Steam

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ

For years now, Dragon Ball games have neatly fitted into a certain set pattern with little to no deviation to the formula. While FighterZ also follows along the same patterns, it introduces enough new ideas and mechanics for the game to become truly special.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is perhaps the most polished and refined Dragon Ball game experience to date and perfectly captures the frantic nature and epicness of the anime. The game features a large roster of iconic Dragon Ball characters and deepens their moveset to a staggering degree.

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350, 4.2 GHz / Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6870, 1 GB / GeForce GTX 650 Ti, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Metacritic Rating

85

Availability

Steam

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive is the latest entry in the long-running Guilty Gear franchise and combines the best part of the older games with newer, bolder ideas of its own. Strive is a 2D/3D fighter hybrid, meaning, the action can take place over multiple planes, which quite literally adds more dimensions to the game.

Guilty Gear Strive is exceptionally good looking with its cel-shaded graphics taking center stage in a big way. The gameplay is extremely tight and challenging and will force players to learn each character well and utilize their moveset in creative ways.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350, 4.2 GHz / Intel Core i5-3450, 3.10 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6870, 1 GB / GeForce GTX 650 Ti, 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Metacritic Rating

85

Availability

Steam

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is the last entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise and might just be the best one in the series so far. The game not only features the most refined and polished version of the iconic fighting system but also packs one heck of a punch with its single-player story mode.

The game features a rather lengthy and enjoyable single-player campaign that will help players not only adjust to the game’s mechanics but also provide them with an exceptionally well-told story. The game is perhaps one of the most methodical and slower-paced fighting games on this list, but that only adds to the flavour of Mortal Kombat 11.

System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200, 3.1 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 670 or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1050 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7950 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 270
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Metacritic Rating

91

Availability

Steam

Sifu

Sifu is a fighting game like no other, mostly because it is hard to nail it down as simply a fighting game. The game can be placed under several categories but it is undeniable that is one of the most enjoyable brawlers/beat-em-up titles you’ll play today. Taking on the role of a young kung-fu practitioner, you are tasked with taking down those who wronged you and eliminating all resistance in your way.

The game will pit you against scores of enemy combatants in a variety of areas, including a warehouse, a museum, and much more. Use weapons, the environment, and your own limbs to fight your way to the top and take down the big baddy at the end. Sifu is one of the most enjoyable games of 2022 and a must-have for fans of innovative martial arts games.

System Requirements

  • Windows OS: Windows 8.1
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350 or Intel Core i5-3470 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 22 GB
  • Graphics: Radeon R7 250 or GeForce GT 640 or equivalent

Metacritic Rating

91

Availability

Epic Games Store

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite combines the two exceptional rosters in one giant-sized package of a game. The game is chaos personified as each character’s moveset is incredibly deep and pulling off complex moves is made so much easier through simplified controls. While not the most challenging fighting game around, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite is quite possibly one of the most accessible and fun fighting games currently available.

Pick from a wide variety of superheroes such as the Hulk, Iron Man, or Doctor Strange and pit them against iconic videogame icons such as Dante from Devil May Cry, Arthur, and Chris Redfield. Just the sight of those two worlds colliding should be reason enough for players to pick up this game.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 480, GTX 570, GTX 670, or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 59 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound Supported (DirectX® 9.0c or more)

Metacritic Rating

72

Availability

Steam

Brawlhalla

Brawhalla is an exceptionally fun, free-to-play brawler that lets you experiment freely with its large roster and pull of ridiculous moves with your friends. The game is best enjoyed with a group of friends playing locally. The game has a solid online component and its innately fun gameplay loop will have players hooked to the game for hours on end.

System Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 800 MB available space

Metacritic Rating

69 (User Rating)

Availability

Steam

SoulCalibur VI

SoulCalibur VI is the latest installment in the long-running weapons-based fighting franchise. The game emphasizes weapon combat and its exceptionally well-polished set of controls and well-designed characters have had players hooked for years.

SoulCalibur VI is one of the best games in the series and its introduction of characters from other iconic games like The Witcher has only helped solidify the game’s status as one of the most popular within the fighting game community.

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Metacritic Rating

80

Availability

Steam

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V is quite possibly the most complete fighting game currently available and only helps solidify the franchise’s appeal. The core gameplay mechanics seem to not have deviated from how it looked a couple of years ago, but the level of polish just doesn’t fail to impress.

Returning SF characters feel both despite having a couple of newer moves up their sleeve and thankfully, all the new characters do a decent enough job at pulling their weight. With SF6 just on the horizon, it might be time to dive back into Street Fighter 5 and take a refresher course.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 480, GTX 570, GTX 670, or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset
  • Additional Notes: Compatible with XInput and DirectInput USB devices including gamepads and arcade sticks based on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and DualShock controllers. Steam Controller also supported.

Metacritic Rating

80

Availability

Steam

Tekken 7

Tekken 7 is one of the most popular fighting games today and has a flourishing esports ecosystem around it as well. It is quite clear to see why Tekken 7 has become the fighting game juggernaut that it is now as each part of it feels tight and polished.

Tekken 7 also continues the story from the last game and adds more lore and twists to an already riveting tale. The game is due to get a sequel on new-gen systems next year, so a replay of Tekken 7 might be in order.

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB, GTX 750Ti 2GB, or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Metacritic Rating

82

Availability

Steam

Injustice 2

All of DC’s heroes and villains in one game and with a story that can rival some of the best DC comic book lines? Count every comic book fan in. Injustice 2 is the sequel to the massively successful Injustice: Gods Among Us and improves upon it in virtually every single aspect.

The gameplay is a lot faster and tighter and the story also is a lot more entertaining. To top it all off, te game features RPG-like progression that lets players progress through individual character’s path and customize not just their appearance but also items and armor to take the fight online against other players.

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200, 3.1 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 670 or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1050 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7950 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 270
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 52 GB available space

Metacritic

86

Availability

Steam