Published on March 22nd, 2013 | by Michaela Buckley2
Top 10 3D Fighters
One of my favourite game types of all time is the classic 3D Fighter. It’s probably the only genre I have any dominion over. One of my favourite things is that the only requirement to play these games is the abandonment of expectation and the embrace of pure unadulterated fun and cheap thrills.
This is my top 10, they aren’t the best, they are my favourites and what I consider the most fun. So don’t be a sourpuss over it and if you don’t like it, then make your own bloody list!
10. Tech Romancer – Dreamcast
A Capcom 3D fighter with SUPER ROBOTS.
A great little Dreamcast title that I’ve included despite it being a little slow because it’s just so fun.
9. Ehrgeiz – Playstation
I’ll admit, I (along with everyone else) picked this up because of the Final Fantasy VII characters but this turned out to be a great game by itself, it includes some more-fun-than-some mini-games that appropriately infuriate you.
8. Virtua Fighter 5 – Xbox 360/PS3
The original 3D fighter and the best entry of the series is 5 hands down.
Being the first in the main series to not be handled by Yu Suzuki doesn’t seem to have slowed down its traction any. Solid and fast paced gameplay and even more interesting characters are in this instalment.
Probably the most controversial game on the list, you didn’t expect this did you? Higher than Virtua Fighter? Yes. I love it. It is fun. They should do a Capcom and make more. EVERY YEAR.
Pretty neat fighter where all the characters can turn into a unique animal. Where else can you play as a giant bunny rabbit punching people? Or punt one?
One of the more unusual ones on the list, in this game you follow the rules of Bushido so can only take a few hits at most. It’s a tactical fighting game where every moment counts. Plus there are swords.
Akira Toriyama designed the characters for this one and the game was designed by the same bloke who did Virtua Fighter and Tekken. Charming and gorgeous game that is seriously underrated, unfortunately us Brits never got to see the second game.
It was obvious that Tekken had to enter somewhere around here, I’ve chosen TT2 as it improves over Tekken 6 with all the great features of a Tag game. It even has Jun in who is my favourite character and they managed to make her command list bigger and better while also differentiating from Asuka.
This was difficult, I really love Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast but the mechanics of 3 on the PS2 just tops it. Also we get Siegfried back after his exclusion from 2 and he has become a bit of a wimpy git obsessed with “redemption” whilst also wielding a bloody huge sword. Figures.
This probably has the least claim to being here as it’s not a normal 3D fighter and also focuses on items as a core feature. But bugger it, it’s my list and you can learn to lump it. A Capcom game with a small roster of characters but the range of different types is much better than other games. It’s a colourful and pretty game, making good use of the Dreamcast’s processing power. It runs very smoothly and is the most fun fighting game out there.
Rival Schools – Playstation
Psychic force – Playstation
Fighters Megamix – Saturn
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