Updated 30th December 2021. Original post by Harry Slater, updated by Himanshu Cheeta
Across all the genres, fighting games remained a firm favourite. They are fun to play on the go and bring the PC and console essence of fighting games to mobile. Also, in terms of visuals, they do not cut corners, and you can experience the full enjoyment of a good fighting game.
Hunting for the best fighting games in the sea of games on the stores is quite tiring. So, in this article, we will list the best five fighting games that you can enjoy on the go. Our choices will win your heart as they are very well made.
1. Shadow Fight Franchise
When it comes to the Shadow Fight series, there is no better fighting games on the stores. The latest addition, Shadow Fight 3, takes the gameplay to an even higher level. The name suggests that you will be fighting as a shadow, and you are - a shadow with abilities. It’s fun but becomes very challenging as you progress further. There are levels where you will be dealing with different enemies with varying skill sets.
The best part is that you also have weapons and need to be strategic with your matches. You have to upgrade your character to pass because enemies become more difficult to defeat as the stages progress. In terms of visuals, Shadow Fight is excellent and will keep you busy for hours. The more you play, the more you will understand how everything works.
2. Mortal Kombat
By now, every gamer on this planet already knows about the Mortal Kombat franchise. The original launched on consoles back in 2019. Many of us have grown up playing the previous versions of Mortal Kombat. Bringing it to mobile has been a huge hit among the gamer community.
The mobile version comes with some extraordinary graphics. There are also many customization options, though they would be viewed as limited on the PC and console versions. Also, the original game's core retains some very cool but brutal fatality animations and special finishing moves like "Babality," where your opponent can be turned into a baby.
Mortal Kombat is a legendary game that will be loved by the players and is an excellent way to pass some time.
Brawlhalla is probably one of the busiest fighting games out there, with many things happening while you play. It's a 2D 3D platform fighting game where you will be battling against other players. The best part is it also has multiplayer so you can enjoy it along with your friends. It is very similar to 'Mini Militia,' another very famous game.
The game will take you back to when 2D platformerss were a thing. But it also has a very modern touch, and you will be able to customize your character. You also have access to various abilities that you can use during battles.
The matches happen between four players at a time, and you need to survive by not getting defeated quickly. There are points to earn, and you need to defeat your opponents as soon as possible. Stay on the platforms to avoid falling to your death and keep an eye on your stamina.
4. Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter is also one of the most famous fighting games making its way from consoles originally, then to PCs, and finally to mobile. The game has never disappointed players in terms of its fighting experience. All the characters from the original game and also some extra additions are on the roster. Street Fighter still rivals some famous fighting games like Tekken and Mortal Kombat.
The developers have not compromised at all in terms of visuals in the mobile version. You get all the original graphical goodness, optimized for a smaller screen. The controls are also easy to understand. It's an excellent game to play if you are a fan of the classic fighting genre.
5. Injustice: Gods Among Us
Being one of the most popular fighting games on mobile, Injustice brings all the DC heroes to your fingertips. You won't be missing out on any of the characters' moves for their respective movies, and it provides some gameplay.
The visuals are also excellent, though low-end devices won't be able to run the game. The controls are very basic.You will only be able to fight by 'tapping' and 'swiping,' which is not the best control mechanic as it becomes quite boring after a while. Other than that, it is very well made with many characters to choose from, and also easter eggs from the movies can be discovered during fights.