It’s quite ironic that the most violent game genres managed to pull millions of players together during the early days of Street Fighter II and Double Dragon, the simple fighting game that created and ended loads of friendships.
Regardless if you decided to play a one-on-one punch fest, arena-based combat, or a co-op brawler, there’s a fighting game on the Nintendo Switch that will see you smashing buttons for hours on end. To assist you in making a perfect choice, we compiled a list of the best fighting games on Nintendo Switch for 2019.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
There’s no denying that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best fighting game on the Nintendo Switch. Although it can’t be compared to Tekken or Street Fighter, it does provide a genuinely hypnotic experience with loads of fighting action thanks to an almost endless roster of selectable characters. It provides both a single player mode and a fantastic multiplayer mode with hours of brawling action between friends.
Street fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
The Street Fighter game from Capcom is responsible for creating the fighting game genre along with a string of toys, comics, and movies among other things. The 30th Anniversary collection provides every mainline entry to offer a comprehensive package for die-hard fans of the franchise. It all started back in 1987, and it continues to be one of the most popular fighting games in the world. Players can expect loads of characters with the same fighting style that you everyone fell in love with.
Although many will argue that we placed ARMS alongside Street Fighter and King of Fighters, we still believe it’s a good fighting game that deserves more attention than it receives. Gamers can look forward to 3D arenas while utilizing projectile-based fighting moves to beat their opponents. Players will also be able to demolish opponents with special moves, throw opponents with well-times grabs, and block or dodge incoming blows.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
The Dragon Ball franchise has been linked to a wide variety of video game adaptions. However, only a handful of titles have managed to replicate the look and feel of the anime world and there’s no denying that Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of them. Although it initially seems like a one-on-one, tag-based fighter like most other brawler games out there, the individual moves that fill the screen provide a dazzling show that cannot be matched by any other video game at the moment. It provides a truly unique single player mode and offers tons of fun in the multiplayer mode as well, especially on Switch.
Capcom’s Beat them Up Bundle
It should come as no surprise that Capcom is one of the best franchises when it comes to fighting games. Therefore, it’s well worth your time and money to purchase the fighting bundle that comes equipped with Battle Circuit, Armoured Warriors, Warriors of Fate, Knights of the Round, King of Dragons, Captain Commando, and Final Fight.