The Playstation 4 is home to tons of fighting games, a genre that's still going strong. For those who aren't familiar with a lot of the fighting games available on this console or haven't really delved a ton into specifically anime-themed games in the genre.
The big franchises on the console are usually Blazblue and a lot of Naruto and Dragonball games as well, but there are definitely a few that'll pop up and be slightly surprising. The Ps4 has a really wide variety of fighting games that aren't anime-themed as well, but for now, we'll stick to some of the classics!
10 J-Stars Victory Vs+ 61/100
J-Stars Victory Vs+ (which will be referred to as J-Stars from now on) is a game that was developed by Spike Chunsoft, a development company that's pretty well-known for creating plenty of anime-based video games, in addition to the fan-favorite series Mystery Dungeon. While J-Stars received mixed-to-positive reviews, a lot of people really enjoyed being able to play so many different Shonen Jump characters in one fighting game.
9 Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel - 70/100
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is a game that was developed by Nitroplus, a company that's famous for the various visual novels that they've put out over the years, being the main format they favor. They decided to try their hand at making a fighting game, and whether the player is a fan of fighting games and not visual novels or completely new to either, they'll probably have a great time with the cult hit.
8 Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle - 76/100
Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle is a fan favorite in the Blazblue series, and did a great job at hooking new players who wouldn't have gotten into the franchise otherwise. The game is the only one in the series that features tons of crossover characters from a few different anime franchises and other games.
It features characters from RWBY, Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4 Arena, Arcana Heart, Senren Kagura, and Akatsuki Blitzkampf, in addition to returning fan favorites from the series.
7 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - 79/100
The Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series is extremely well-loved, being perhaps one of the most critically acclaimed anime based fighting franchises of all time, maybe just behind all of the bigger Dragon Ball Z games. The game features tons of characters from the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden universe, who engage in battles in 3D space, using their signature Jutsus and items featured in the show.
6 Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend - 80/100
Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend features two more new additions to the series, in addition to the 7 that were added in the base version of the game alone. It's the third game in the series, and it makes a number of changes to the mechanics, the game also features a few new story modes that were added, specifically for the home console versions such as the PS4 port. There has been criticism directed at how hard the story is to follow, but at the end of the day, it's a classic in the series.
5 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 - 80/100
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 has pretty much the same formula going on as the sequel to the game that's on this list, despite the fact that it has more than a negligible amount of characters missing from it compared to the other game.
For those who are interested in the game but aren't particularly well-versed in the lore of the Naruto universe, there are a lot of recaps in the story mode which is reason enough to play the game aside from the intense versus fighting.
4 Blazblue: Central Fiction - 84/100
This game is the fourth entry in the series and is definitely one of the better received in the franchise. The game also boasts a whopping 36 characters, meaning that there are plenty of mains for aspiring fighting game champions to spend hours in the lab with. The game also has a story mode that lasts well over 40 hours, for those who want a more immersive single-player experience rather than just jumping into an online mode filled with dedicated players.
3 Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- 86/10
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- is the first in a subseries that exists within the already very well-established Guilty Gear franchise. The game is a fast-paced fighting game with an incredibly devoted fanbase that features tons of in-depth mechanics and fast-paced combo-based fighting.
The game features 30 playable characters and is the 22nd entry in the ludicrously prolific Guilty Gear series. There have been a number of updates to the game which feature multiple tweaks to the formula.
2 Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 - 86/100
Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 is a sequel to the first game in the third chapter of the story of the franchise, having come out as a standalone game. It was originally planned to be a DLC, but it eventually ended up coming out on its own. The game adds two new characters, and it makes a few major changes to the way the gameplay works. While a few fans have been upset about the fact that the game was released as its own thing, this is the one to get, considering it's the one everyone plays if one is looking for an online experience.
1 Dragon Ball Fighterz - 87/100
Perhaps one of the best fighting games of all time at this point, for veterans of the genre or for newcomers, Dragon Ball Fighterz is an absolutely gargantuan experience, harkening back to the Budokai Tenkaichi era of the Dragon Ball fighting games. It's a 2D fighter that's intuitive enough to a beginner, but that doesn't mean that one can't quickly learn advanced special moves and combos, most easily done by playing through the phenomenal story mode.
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