What are the Best Fighting Games Available Online?

Anyone who enjoys combat sports such as boxing or mixed martial arts is well aware of just how far this industry has come over the past 20 years. In fact, the same can be said when discussing games related to fighting. The good news is that we are no longer limited to console-based platforms thanks to the rise of the online community. Let's take a look at five of the most popular online combat games as well as what unique attributes each brings to the table.

Street Fighter 6

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We should not be surprised that this first option has enjoyed a significant amount of attention. After all, the Street Fighter franchise boasts a history that can be traced back to the early 1990s. The latest iteration offers players even more ways to emerge victorious. While new characters have been added, one unique feature involves the ability to select from three different modes of play (World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub). This provides an even more thrilling way to enjoy white-knuckle competitions with the click of a button.

Mortal Kombat 11

In truth, some iterations of Mortal Kombat have been better received than others. This is why developers are continuing to push the envelope in terms of characters, fighting styles and fatalities. Mortal Kombat 11 once again seeks to reinvent how traditional P2P combat is portrayed and it seems to have done quite well. Many have cited noticeably smoother gameplay when compared to previous versions as well as how characters such as Raiden and Scorpion are portrayed in a more traditional manner; a mice touch for MK purists. Naturally, fatalities abound and Mortal Kombat 11 is not for the faint of heart.

Naraka: Bladepoint

What do virtual casinos and online fighting games have in common? More than you may think. Modern online casinos offer truly amazing options to their players. From mobile-responsive site designs and some of the fastest withdrawals in the market, these platforms have now taken on a life of their own. However, the advantages do not end here. Let's also remember that categories such as slots have likewise sought to capitalise upon the latest trends within the online fighting genre; particularly when referring to anime-themed PvP games such as Naraka: Bladepoint. Bladepoint is currently the most popular combat-oriented MMORPG and this is not an accident. Boasting well over 20 million players, Naraka offers what can only be called a second-to-none battle royale experience. Extremely realistic animations, in-depth cutscenes, a host of powerful weapons and fully customisable characters are some of the unique features associated with Bladepoint. The fact that it is also possible to take on the role of real-world fighting masters such as Bruce Lee is also a nice touch.

MMA Rivals

Even top-rated MMA fighters need to take a break from the octagon from time to time. These professionals have therefore found plenty of ways to remain entertained when not grounding and pounding their opponents. For instance, Donald Cerrone enjoys snowboarding while Conor McGregor (believe it or not) is a fan of origami. We have to imagine that others might instead choose to translate their physical combat experiences into the digital world. MMA Rivals is a perfect example of what fans of this hard-hitting sport can now enjoy. There are four different fighting styles to choose from and thanks to a rogue-like design, players can make their own decisions in terms of training and acquiring power-ups along the way. Characters are randomly generated during each session and this signifies that new surprises always await. MMA Rivals is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems.

WWE 2K24

The WWE is certainly no stranger to the world of digital fighting games. Ever since the first platform was released in 1989 (WWE SuperStars), this franchise has continued to go strong. So, why not test your skills by experiencing the latest online version? WWE 2K24 takes all of the thrills that we would expect from a professional wrestling match to the next level and beyond. One of its most appealing features is the ability to take on the role of legends such as Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. This should obviously appeal to those who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s. The graphics are some of the most impressive on the marketplace and the sound effects are just as immersive. It is likewise possible to relive some of the most iconic career-defining matches in WWE history, so get ready for an adrenaline-pumping session from the comfort of your own home.

A Constantly Evolving Industry

Note that these are only a handful of examples of just how far online fighting games have come. Some honourable mentions include:

· Tekken 8

· Brawlhalla

· Shop Titans

· Party Animals

· STAR Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Whether you are a fan of MMA or fantasy is instead your preferred genre, you will not be disappointed with what is in store

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