9 Best Fighting Games for PS4

When people want to play the best combat, they go online and find hundreds of options, which can be overwhelming. Don’t Worry!! If you find yourself in the same situation, check out these PS4 best fighting games.

A fighting game is a type of video game in which two or more players fight each other. This fight is either a  hand-to-hand fight or sometimes it is a martial arts battle between characters. Remember the 6 Man Tag in WWE? Just like WWE, these games are mostly played on consoles.

The best fighting games for PS4 are

  1. Tekken 7
  2. Soulcalibur VI
  3. Mortal Kombat 11
  4. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  5. Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  6. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  7. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  8. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
  9. WWE 2016

These games include boxing, blocking, attacking, chaining, attacking, wrestling, and other conflict sports. More information on these games can be found in the sections below. Let’s read the complete article to learn more about these games, which covers nearly everything about them.

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9 Best PS4 Fighting Games

The best PS4 fighting games are listed below. As decided by our team these are our top picks in the category.

Tekken 7

Tekken 7 is a fighting game launched in 2015 by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the seventh main instalment and the ninth overall in the Tekken series. 

The story mainly focuses on the final battle between martial artist Heihachi Mishima and his son, Kazuya.

The game also focuses on one-on-one combat rather than team-based combat like the Tekken Tag Tournament series. 

Tekken 7 makes use of the Unreal Engine 4 game engine which allows the game to be created for numerous platforms. The platforms which support this game are- Arcade, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation4, and  Xbox One.

Key Features

  • Combo System
  • Screw
  • Power Crush
  • Wall Bounce
  • Auto Combo
  • Rage Arts
  • Rage Drive
  • Item moves

Soulcalibur VI

Soulcalibur VI is a fighting game for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. It was released in 2018. It is the seventh installment in the Soulcalibur series. The gameplay of Soulcalibur VI consists of two weapon-wielding adversaries battling it out in a 3D system. 

This game possesses a special feature “REVERSAL EDGE”, which allows players to defend against an approaching attack and instantly strike back, with a slow-motion effect, giving them more defensive alternatives.

The fighting gameplay is excellent, the content is decent, and the story features excellent characters and voice acting.

Key features

  • 8-Way Run
  • Guard Impact
  • Character Creation
  • Reversal Edge
  • Soul Charge
  • Beginner-friendly

Mortal kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 eleventh main installment in the Mortal Kombat series launched in 2019. This game is available on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Series S, Playstation 5, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia. 

Mortal Kombat 11’s console versions received many positive reviews upon release, with praise for the gameplay, plot, aesthetics, and better net code.

The game plays smoothly on any platform, allowing the slick, brutal fighting to steal the show. New gameplay features are introduced- such as Fatal Blows.

Fatal Blows are unique moves comparable to the X-ray moves in Mortal Kombat X. Like X-ray moves, Fatal Blows cause a lot of damage, but unlike them, they’re only available when a player’s health dips below 30% and can only be used once every match. 

MK 11 is one of the finest games of 2019 and an S-Tier fighter, which is quite a good accomplishment given the genre’s recent revival. As a result, you should play this game as soon as possible.

Key Features

  • Stage Fatalities
  • Friendship and Qualities
  • Fatal Blows
  • Krushing Blows
  • Flawless Block Mechanic
  • Custom Variation Feature
  • Three new characters
  • New Stages

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ was developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is a 2.5D fighting game released in 2018 on Playstation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 

In this game, a player selects a team of three playable characters, each with their unique assist, and then battles an AI or human opponent with their team of three characters.

The gameplay is based on ideas from a variety of popular fighting games. The gameplay of Dragon Ball FighterZ is a mix of ArcSys’own Guilty Gear series and the popular Marvel vs. Capcom series. 

Key Features

  • 3vs3 Tag/Support
  • Thrilling Online Features
  • Exclusive Story Mode
  • High-End Anime Graphics
  • Spectacular Fights

Skullgirls 2nd Encore

Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a 2D fighting game similar to the gameplay of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Skullgirls allows you to fight with up to three characters. You can choose to go with fewer, which will result in your team or solo member having extra health to compensate for the lack of teammates. 

This game is currently available on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Arcade, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

Story Mode: the game’s plot revolves around the “Skull Heart”, an item that gives women wishes. When a wisher with an impure soul utilizes the Skull Heart, she becomes the next “Skullgirl”, a creature bent on destruction.

To be honest, I liked the story of this game a lot; it’s a very unique and interesting story. So, at the very least, you should try this game out for its interesting concept.

Key Features

  • Fully Voiced Story Mode
  • Challenges
  • Trials
  • Survival Mode
  • Full Platinum Trophy Set
  • Online Cross-play
  • Playstation 4 Peripheral Support
  • Downloadable character

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Street Fighter V is a fighting game developed by Capcom and Dimps and published by Capcom for the Playstation 4 and Microsoft Windows in 2016. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition follows in the footsteps of earlier Street Fighter Games by employing a side-scrolling fighting gameplay system. 

The “V-Gauge”, which increases when the player receives attacks and adds three additional skills, is also introduced in the game. At launch, the game offers 16 characters, four of which are new to the franchise. Update and downloadable content included a primary story mode and 30 extra characters. 

Key Features

  • All Fighters and Modes
  • 34 Stages and 200 Costumes Included
  • New Fighter: Gill from Street Fighter 3
  • New Fighter: Seth from Street Fighter 4
  • V-Skill 2 and Balance Changes
  • Championship Edition Upgrade
  • Special color on Pre-Order

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 maintains the crossover fighting game craze between the Marvel and Capcom Universe. The game was released in November 2011 for Playstation 3, and Xbox 360, later released to Playstation 4 in December 2016, and Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in March 2017. It is an arcade-style fighting game that is an upgraded version of Marvel vs.Capcom 3: Fate of two Worlds.

Gameplay: In one-on-one combat, players form teams of three different characters. The game follows the same tag-team fighting mechanics as its predecessors, with players being able to switch between characters at any time during a match.

Key Features

  • Various attacks in their arsenal
  • Character assists
  • Special moves
  • Hyper combos
  • Full HD 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is a 2015 fighting game for the Playstation3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and arcade created by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. 

It’s the third and last update to Dead or Alive 5 from 2012. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round not only has the most characters, but also the largest costume and stages of any Dead or Alive game to date. 

Two new characters and two new stages were added to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The graphics on the PS4 and Xbox One Versions have been improved to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. These two versions also make use of a new engine called Soft Engine, which was created to better convey the “softness” of the bodies of characters.

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Key Features

Its most interesting feature is its costume. Over 400 costumes are included in this game. 

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round DLC costume packs are as under:

  • Intimate costumes
  • Sports Gear  
  • Santa’s helper set
  • Legacy costume set
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate costumes

WWE 2K16

WWE 2K16 is a professional wrestling video game published by 2K Sports and developed by Yuke’s for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. It was released on October 27, 2015. 

Its gameplay is similar to a wrestling fight between players. In this game, attention will be drawn to creating your wrestler. Players may customise their wrestlers, entrance, and moves, among other things. This game is designed for those players who enjoy watching wrestling events.

Key Features

  • New Cloth Physics and Animations
  • Creating the most realistic attire
  • Hair Physics
  • Sweat features

Game Modes

  • 2K Showcase
  • MyCareer
  • Universe
  • Online
  • Creative Suite


Overall, the above-mentioned games are a well-rounded package and a fighting game that feels great to play. This games series returns with the features that its previous series lacked. These are the most reliable fighting games for PS4 that run smoothly on the console as well as other platforms.

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