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Are you ready for a game of hand-to-hand? Feet? All kinds of weapons? If so, then you’re probably a fighting game lover. While the PS5 hasn’t had a lot of them come out specifically for the platform, thanks to backward compatibility, you have some options on what you can play. Enjoy.
#15 WWE 2K22
Let’s start with a game that isn’t your typical fighting game title but is still combat-focused. The WWE 2K series hasn’t always had the best reputation, but with WWE 2K22 To create an unforgettable experience, they went back the way things were meant to be.
You’ll get to play as your favorite WWE superstars past and present in intense matches of all kinds. Singles matches, tag-team matches, fights in the cage, Royal Rumble matches, you name it!
You can now make a male or a female wrestler and support them on their journey towards becoming the WWE champion!
We’ll stick with the non-traditional fighting games for now and continue with SIFU. With its unusual approach to combat, this game was a huge success. In this case, it’s more about the martial arts aspect of fighting and not button mashing.
You are a young student, who witnessed your master’s murder. Now they’re out for revenge and must take out the group that ruined their life.
You’ll face swarms of enemies to get to the main bosses, and you’ll have to be careful because your health bar is the same throughout the stages. If you die in one, you’ll have to start all over and be older as you do. You can defeat the evil masters before you become too old to take them down and make peace.
#13 DNF Duel
What happens when an RPG is turned into a fighting video game? You get DNF Duel
The title brings RPG characters and classes to life through fighting game form. This allows a 16-character roster of players to compete like never before.
With the variety of classes to choose from you’ll want to go through each one and see what fits your playstyle. Next, you can battle it out online with other players or against the AI of your enemy.
If you want to learn more about who you’re playing, delve into the story mode and learn their origins! Plus, there’s an unlockable character for you to get!
#12 The King of Fighters VIII
Many of you likely didn’t know that The King of Fighters This was the longest-running franchise. This is just one of many fighting games that were around in the background, but never received the same adoration as the ones that made it to the top.
Even with all that, The King of Fighters, XV This moves the franchise forward and also advances its main storyline to an exciting climax.
All of the previous heroes are back The King of Fighters XV With Shatter Strike, an entirely new mechanic that allows for 3v3 combat, the experience is more intense.
Or, if you want to chill, check out the DJ mode and listen to over 300 tracks from the franchise’s history.
#11 BlazBlue: Central Fiction
We’re going to ask you to not have us try and break down the story of BlazBlue, it’s way too complicated, and we’re sure some of you don’t know it all.
Good news! BlazBlue: Central Fiction It attempts to cover many of the major plot lines of the saga and ends with Ragna The Bloodedge so the story can go on.
Add to that the game has an intense combat system that features all sorts of characters from the franchise’s history. You’ll want to pick your favorite and go to war with others online to see who’s the best.
There are also plenty of side stories and modes to participate in that will make you laugh in ways you don’t expect.
#10 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R
The JoJo What is anime’s fighting game? This is so bizarre.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a dream game for anyone who’s watched the anime through all of its volumes. Over 50 characters are represented in the roster. JoJo timeline. This includes all of the Joestar lines from Jonathan to Jolyne.
All the main villains are also present, including Dio and his offspring. You’ll get to recreate classic battles or make matchups that never happened in canon to see who would come out on top!
You can enjoy and celebrate in multiple ways JoJo universe, fans will have a great experience.
#9 Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
The Persona franchise has never been more popular than it is right now, and that means gamers of all types are looking at past titles to see what they’ve missed. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax This is one of those games that many people have missed, but which they are now able to enjoy because of recent ports.
This title will place you in the universe. Persona 4, But with a fighting-game twist. One that brings characters together Persona 3 Mix it in to give it some flavor and spice.
There will be intense battles between characters and their personalities. You can play in multiplayer or just enjoy the story!
One could argue, however, that MultiVersus is one of the best fighting games you can play on PS5 right now because it’s free to play to start. Plus, it’s in beta, so you can help the game improve over time!
For those who haven’t played the game, the title brings in characters from all walks of Warner Bros Discovery life to create a unique mash-up of characters to battle with and against in battle.
Just some of the characters you’ll get to play includes Batman, Steven Universe, Arya Stark, The Iron Giant, Velma, Lebron James, Taz, Rick and Morty as separate characters, and more.
The game has a major fanbase, so it won’t be too hard to find a match if you jump in soon.
#7 Guilty Gear Strive
The Guilty Gear Saga is not afraid to be outrageous, totally insane and sometimes make no sense. Under all that, there is one of the most complex fighting systems in history. Guilty Gear Strive Continue that tradition with style
Arc System Works’ team improved the system to make it easier for players new to the game and to allow veteran players to take advantage of the nuances.
Between the main roster and the DLC content, you’ll have plenty of characters to choose from, including the man himself, Sol Badguy.
Guilty Gear Strive Also, the game’s main story is brought to an end with the final fight against That Man!
#6 Soulcalibur VI
SoulCalibur It has been at the forefront of the fight game industry. It’s had six main titles, but it’s never elevated itself to the level that other fighting game franchises we’ve talked about, and will talk about, have done.
Make no mistake: Soulcalibur VI This is a fantastic fighting game with beautiful graphics and a deep fight system.
This title takes things back to the beginning as you’ll revisit the origins of the saga while seeing them in a new light with new characters. Geralt of Rivia is one of them. The Witcher!
You can dive right in to explore the various modes and find your heart’s desire.
#5 Street Fighter V
The next game is due out in 2023. Street Fighter V This will serve as a lesson in managing people and how you can win over fans.
When Street Fighter V came out, it was called a “lean” game by many critics. It featured a very limited roster, had no story mode, and offered only limited enjoyment. Capcom has since fixed this problem. Capcom continued the story and added new characters and modes to make it more enjoyable.
It was never a perfect game, but it got better over time, and Capcom learned its lesson based on what we’ve seen so far with Street Fighter 6.
#4 Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ It continues the legacy of the previous games in the franchise, while also expanding it in new and exciting ways.
The game cranked its visuals to 11 to deliver a 3D anime experience that you’ll feel every time you play. The game’s roster includes characters from all three mainline anime. This includes characters such as Beerus, Broly and Bardock.
Plus, there’s an all-new story that continues the Android Saga with the arrival of Android 21!
The 3v3 combat is the bread and butter of the title, and you’ll want to put your best team together to take on both the AI and the rival players you’ll meet.
#3 Injustice 2
If you’re a fan of superheroes beating each other up, then Injustice 2 You must win this fighting game.
The title tells the story of a world that Superman ruled over only to fall to his comrades. After his capture, the world struggles to get back on track, complete with a new Justice League. But soon, a new threat emerges, and it’s grander than any they’ve fought before.
You’ll have to team up with new heroes, old allies, and even fresh enemies to defeat this menace and change the world. You may have the power to make a difference in this game, where every battle will define you.
#2 Tekken 7
It’s appropriate that Tekken 7 It is so high up that the next title of its series was just announced. But you’ll need to play this game to be ready for the fight to come.
The seventh installment of the popular franchise does not hold back, and it was well received by critics as well as fans. There are so many options to customize the gameplay experience. The gameplay was smoother than ever.
The story front Tekken 7 Pushes to make Mishima boil, including an epic clash at a volcano, where two family members go in but only one emerges.
#1 Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 This is undoubtedly the greatest game in the franchise. That’s a big statement considering all its highs and lows over the years. NetherRealm Studios made a masterpiece out of fighting and lore in this title. Perhaps we should say Kombat.
We could easily dive into the time-traveling shenanigans of the main story, or its fun DLC with a reference to the movies, but let’s focus on the roster!
Because not only are you getting classic characters and new arrivals, but you’re getting more 3rd party characters like The Terminator, Robocop, and freaking Rambo! If you thought this franchise couldn’t get cooler, you were wrong.