What's the greatest fighting game of the last decade? Maximilian shares his opinions on this very difficult question

'I think Marvel 3 is responsible for the greatest period of the fighting game community'

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 2, 2020 at 3:38 p.m. PST | Comments: 45

For some this will be an easy call, but for a great many of us the title of best fighting game of the last 10 years will involve a ton of weighing and measuring as we recollect both emotional and logical reactions to our favorite genre's top releases.

We weren't quite brave enough to try to answer this ourselves, (though we did run a best fighting game of 2019 poll) but Maximilian has whittled things down to a top 10 titles that he then orders according to his personal convictions.

How does one even begin to answer this? Do you go by general popularity, user experience, sales, fun factor, network stability, most appearances and best numbers at EVO?

Max tries to take a handful of these factors into account while still coming from a personalized point of view. We'll start by sharing the 10 games he starts with: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, King of Fighters 13, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd, Soul Calibur 6, Tekken 7, and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

It's worth noting that one of the absolutely most prominent games, Street Fighter 5, does not make Max's top 10 and there are surely a significant number of community members who would agree with that call. It's also worth clarifying that even though later versions of Street Fighter 4 dropped in the last decade, it originally released in 2008 and thus is not qualified.

Max quickly shaves his list down to just five potential winners and then orders those from 5-1 to come to his ultimate answer (is that a hint?) as to the best fighting game of the last decade.

As always, check out the video and then chime in with your comments (remember your New Year's resolution to be nicer in comment sections in 2020) below.

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