Combat video games are popular among all age groups. Fighting (and winning) against thugs or assassins somehow give players a different kind of satisfaction. The first time you play a combat video game, you’ll find yourself asking for more. Pretty soon, you’ll find yourself hooked on the game, so much so that you won’t be able to stop playing. Combat video games have a strong pull, probably because everyone wants to have that nice feeling of defeating someone who is obviously stronger than you (like a ninja or Batman). This is the reason why there are countless combat video games in the market today. Over the years, however, these four have remained extremely popular and favored by many.
Soulcalibur for Dreamcast
With its focus on an eight-way movement system, Soulcalibur is considered highly innovative. This 3D game was originally in the arcades back in the late 1990s. The primary emphasis in Soulcalibur is on the weapons, while many also like its story, the animation flow, the character details, and the fact that it features different time periods and fighters.
Tekken 3 for PlayStation
No combat video games list will be complete without a Tekken. This version, which came out sometime in the late 1990s, highlights the importance of sidestepping in the defense (the third axis). It also features several improvements from the first version. Tekken is considered one of the best franchises in combat games because of its unique and exciting fighting moves. How many gamers often find themselves spending hours playing the game just so they can master the moves and combos? It’s a fun, lively game for everyone!
Soulcalibur II came out in 2002 as an expansion/improvement of the original Soulcalibur. It features good graphics and a lot of interesting character additions (new ones and guests). These characters use their weapons to achieve the ultimate goal of defeating Soul Edge. Originally released as an arcade game, it was eventually ported to PS2, Xbox, and GameCube a year later.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
The fourth in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, this combat video game is described as a “crossover fighting game” as it features characters from two universes: Marvel and Capcom. It features 3-on-3 gameplay as well as a 3D-rendered background and visual effects.