Evolution of Fighting games 1984-2019


  • Karate Champ 1984
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu 1985
  • Street Fighter 1987
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1991
  • Mortal Kombat 1992
  • Virtua Fighter 1993
  • Killer Instinct 1994
  • Mortal Kombat 3 1995
  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter 1996
  • Tekken 3 1997
  • The King of Fighters ’98 1998
  • M.U.G.E.N 1999
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes 2000
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001
  • Soulcalibur II 2002
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 2003
  • Def Jam: Fight for NY 2004
  • Soulcalibur III 2005
  • Virtua Fighter 5 2006
  • Street Fighter IV 2008
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 2009
  • The King of Fighters XIII 2010
  • Mortal Kombat 2011
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 2011
  • Skullgirls 2012
  • Dead or Alive 5 2012
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us 2013
  • Killer Instinct 2013
  • Guilty Gear Xrd 2014
  • Tekken 7 2015
  • Mortal Kombat X 2015
  • Street Fighter V 2016
  • The King of Fighters XIV 2016
  • Injustice 2 2017
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite 2017
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ 2018
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018
  • Samurai Shodown 2019
  • Mortal Kombat 11 2019

First post of what became the fighting game, of course it’s a short, very short recap, but you can see changes in the art direction, gameplay, physics and graphics, it’s the goal here, I had to choose something as a first one, here it is.