The Best Fighting Games on PS Plus

If you’re a fighting game fan, there are no shortage of options on PlayStation Plus. Choose from iconic franchises that have been around for years, anime arcade-style fighters, with hand-drawn animation and larger-than-life characters, or go toe-to-toe with legendary superhero characters. If you’re new to the genre, choosing where to start can be overwhelming. So, here are the ten best fighting games on PS+ based on their Metacritic review score.

1. Tekken 2

Experience TEKKEN 2, originally released on the PlayStation console, enhanced with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. Skilled fighters from around the world join the King of Iron Fist Tournament to seek fame and glory. Choose one of the unique brawlers, master their techniques, and dominate your opponent as you battle your way to the title of King of Iron Fist!

Metacritic Score89
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionPremium
PlatformPlayStation 1
FormatDownload
Release Year1996
ThemeMartial Arts

2. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

One of the most popular games of the early ’90s is reborn! Capcom stays true to the foundation of the popular game by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high-resolution 1080p graphics.

Metacritic Score87
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2008

2. Injustice 2

Every battle defines you. Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game.

Metacritic Score87
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionExtra
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2017
ThemeSuperhero

3. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

BlazBlue is the first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! Experience the beauty of high-resolution, hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds, all in glorious high-definition. Get ready to take the action online and battle the best players from all over the world!

Metacritic Score87
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ThemeAnime

4. Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- moves along at 60 frames per second and features PS4/PS3 cross-compatible battles. Choose from over 20+ fighters as you battle for glory in the post-apocalypse. New modes and polished mechanics provide infinite ways to annihilate your rivals.

MetaCritic Score86
No. of PlayersLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionPremium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2016
ThemeAnime, Post apocalypse

5. Street Fighter III: Third-Strike Online Edition

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, one of the most revered, deep, and sophisticated fighting games of all time, now takes the battle online. Fighting game fans new and old owe it to themselves to experience this mastery of 2D fighting. Throw down with enhanced HD-filtered graphics, arcade-perfect gameplay, GGPO seamless multiplayer, YouTube replay sharing, new art, and more.

Metacritic Score86
Game ModesOnline Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2011
ThemeMartial Arts

6. Soulcalibur VI

SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head fighting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of the original SOULCALIBUR to uncover hidden truths. 

Metacritic Score84
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionExtra
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2018
ThemeFantasy

7. Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all-new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.

MetaCritic Score83
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionEssential, Extra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2015
Mortal Kombat 11 Cover Art

8. Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. The all-new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it.

Metacritic Score82
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionExtra
PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
FormatDownload
Release Year2019
ThemeFantasy, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi

9. Nidhogg

Nidhogg is the epic award-winning fencing tug-of-war, full of graceful acrobatics and clumsy stabs. IRL yelling and excitement may occur, in this ultimate two-player showdown of fast-paced fencing and melee attacks. Beware, advantages in Nidhogg are often fleeting, as new opponents continually spawn in your way.

Metacritic Score81
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2014

10. Darkstalkers Resurrection

The Darkstalkers fighting game franchise returns and ready to take the scrap to current gen consoles. Featuring a unique and colorful array of characters blended with fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers Resurrection includes two games (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3), in the same package.

Metacritic Score80
Game ModesLocal Competitive, Online Competitive, Single Player
SubscriptionPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2013
ThemeComedy, Horror

Looking for more choices? You can view all PlayStation Plus fighting games at PS Plus Guide (where you can filter them by review score, gameplay modes, and more).