What are the best fighting games on PS4? When it comes to hardcore communities, fighting games have some of the most dedicated players out there. The genre breeds all kinds of competition, and fortunately, the PS4 is home to a very impressive selection of beat-'em-ups, from traditional 2D brawlers and 3D fighters to even anime-based titles.
Long-established fighting game series are represented on PS4, with the likes of Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Mortal Kombat 11. In addition, some more niche games have great entries, like BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, and Samurai Shodown. There are all kinds of ways to duke it out against the AI, your buddies on the couch, or strangers online.
The variety means there's something for just about everyone, but what are the best fighting games on PS4? That's where you come in. We need your help to identify the top tier fighters on PS4, and you can have your say by leaving user ratings on each game. Use this search bar to look up PS4 fighting titles, then rate them accordingly. Doing so will directly impact this list, meaning it'll always represent the tastes of you and your fellow Push Square readers.
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Without further ado, here it is: our list of the best fighting games on PS4, as chosen by you.
Dragon Ball XenoVerse has the potential to be a serious time sink if you happen to be an avid Dragon Ball fan. Essentially an action RPG, XenoVerse is built around the concept of distorted Dragon Ball timelines, and your custom hero is tasked with fixing them. This of course involves visiting various key moments in the franchise and helping Goku and the gang overcome their newfound troubles — all while levelling up, learning new moves, and unlocking cool armour sets. The combat itself can be a little ropey — and sequel Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 is the better game overall — but this time travelling saga is still great fun.
Improved dramatically over the years, culminating in the unmissable Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, few games deliver multiplayer thrills and spills quite like Street Fighter V. This game has benefitted from years of updates and improvements, and has blossomed into a must-play entry in the genre – despite its day one woes. With a robust spread of single player content and one of the strongest competitive scenes on PS4, this is a total knockout.
A mission-based action RPG aimed squarely at Dragon Ball fans, Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 tasks you with correcting franchise history. Playing as your own custom hero, you travel to various points in the Dragon Ball timeline, helping Goku and the gang out in their iconic battles. Highly customisable combat and a near endless list of missions make XenoVerse 2 an adaptation that's hard to put down once you're in the grind.
A souped-up re-release which, bizarrely, Sony bought as a console exclusive to complement the PS4’s launch lineup. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition was, effectively, a port of the PS3's Injustice: Gods Among Us – bundling in all of its add-on packs and extras. With a huge cast, spanning DC Comics icons like Batman and Wonder Woman through to more obscure, lesser-known names, this licensed fighter proved a worthy content-packed alternative to the traditional stalwarts of the genre, like Street Fighter.
Though showing its age a little these days, Tekken 7 remains a great fighting game. Its super-crunchy combat is arguably better than ever here, with its overhauled rage system giving even novice players a fighting chance. There's an OTT story to follow and a solid suite of modes to enjoy, including local and online multiplayer of course. An all-round excellent fighter.