The 2022 Evolution Championship Series (Evo) goes down this weekend and will pit fighting game players from across the world against each other for a chance at glory. Fighting games live and die by their ability to welcome newcomers into the ecosystem, convert them into long-term veterans, and keep those veterans invested enough to compete in tournaments like Evo.
In celebration of this weekend’s events, we’re wondering what your favorite fighting games of all time are and why.
Are you Team Street Fighter with its flashy combos, or are you in Mortal Kombat’s camp and appreciate over-the-top Fatalities? Maybe you’re a fan of one of the more recent franchises like Granblue Fantasy: Versus or Melty Blood: Type Lumina. Have you ever competed or are interested in competing in a fighting game tournament? Do you enjoy watching others compete at the highest levels? Please let us know in the comments section.
Jada Griffin is IGN’s Community Lead. If she’s not engaging with users here, chances are she’s developing her own games, maxing the Luck stat in her favorite games, or challenging her D&D players with Intense combat or masterful puzzles. You can follow her on Twitter @Jada_Rina.