Best Fighting Game of 2015

Best Fighting Game of 2015 - Article

by Tyler Treese , posted on 04 January 2016 / 4,446 Views

2015 wasn't packed with brand new fighting titles, but were still enough to sate both casual button-mashers and more serious arcade stick owners during the year. Mortal Kombat X was undoubtedly the most high-profile fighting release of the year, but other games such as Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax and Dragon Ball Xenoverse were delightful surprises.

Below is the official VGChartz staff nominations shortlist and the winner of our Best Fighting Game of 2015 award. We've also added a note at the end reporting on the results of the community poll for this category.

 

The Nominees:

 

Mortal Kombat X

 


J-Stars Victory VS+

 


Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax

 


Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul 

 

 

Dragon Ball Xenoverse

 

 

 






And the Winner is...



Mortal Kombat X

Community's Choice - Mortal Kombat X (58% of the votes)

Despite a poor launch on PC, and some disappointing microtransactions, Mortal Kombat X absolutely delivered. The story mode managed to entertain while also introducing gamers to a new generation of characters, including Ferra/Torr, Cassie Cage, and Erron Black.

As we've come to expect from NetherRealm Studios, the game is packed full of single and multiplayer content, including Living Towers and a new Faction Wars meta-game. All of this content would be for naught, however, if the core fighting wasn't good, but here too the game thrives. For all of these reasons and more Mortal Kombat X is our Best Fighting Game of 2015.


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26 Comments

zwei (on 04 January 2016)

I agree


gamermark (on 04 January 2016)

Congrats to NetherRealm and the MkX team! Awesome game!


Angelv577 (on 04 January 2016)

dragon ball should have been the winner


NobleTeam360 (on 04 January 2016)

Dragon Ball and Mortal Kombat are the only two I even heard of.


tolu619 (on 05 January 2016)

You didn't hear of J-Stars Victory VS+? It has characters from various anime, so most anime fans, especially shonen jump anime fans, would love it.


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tolu619 (on 05 January 2016)

Interesting that every other game on the list besides MKX is Cel-Shaded


Chazore (on 04 January 2016)

DBX is a winner for me since it was a really good fighting game along with it actually working on my PC, MKX on the other hand....


Azuren (on 04 January 2016)

Pretty slow year for Fighters if MKX won.


gigantor21 (on 04 January 2016)

2016 looks to rectify that in a big way.


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gigantor21 (on 04 January 2016)

2016 looks to rectify that in a big way.


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gigantor21 (on 04 January 2016)

2016 looks to rectify that in a big way.


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fluky-nintendy (on 04 January 2016)

Best of 2016 I can already tell.


Rafie (on 04 January 2016)

Over SFV...Tekken 7?


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Azuren (on 04 January 2016)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... No. Virtua Fighter 6. 8D


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fluky-nintendy (on 04 January 2016)

SF5 for sure...


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Nem (on 04 January 2016)

Its too bad that MKX leaves you with a bad taste in the mouth after you play it. Blatantly rushed. shorter than its predecessor in length and roster, but most of it, it's lacking as an MK. The new characters were misses except for one or two, the DLC has overdone it on guest characters, intrusive DLC practices, etc. It really isn't worthy of the legacy left by MK9. Oh yes, and it's missing alot of favorite MK characters. Instead of bringing them and make this a better game, they are pumping out more lucrative guest characters no one asked for.


Tbone (on 04 January 2016)

No GGXrd? lame list


Rafie (on 04 January 2016)

I guess they counted that in the 2014 list.


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XanderXT (on 04 January 2016)

Dengeki should have won.


JON0 (on 04 January 2016)

MKX... really?


Azzanation (on 04 January 2016)

Odd why wasn't KI season 2 in there? Loved that game.


Natsu (on 04 January 2016)

It's most likely considered an add on to KI


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Azuren (on 04 January 2016)

Likely for the same reason that Smash want included despite having a bunch of new characters and levels added. And if Smash was included KI would have lost even harder.


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Mr Puggsly (on 04 January 2016)

The actual winner is Killer Instinct Season 2!


Natsu (on 04 January 2016)

Lol why so much hate on this comment..?


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Natsu (on 04 January 2016)

Lol why so much hate on this comment..?


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