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Best Fighter of 2019

Best Fighter of 2019 - Article

by Evan Norris , posted on 31 December 2019 / 4,969 Views

On the fighting game front, 2019 was a year for industry stalwarts. The last 12 months saw the eleventh mainline installment of the Mortal Kombat franchise, a bloody and tactical fighter with a spectacular story mode; a tense reboot of Samurai Shodown, a series that began its life in the arcade in 1993; and Dead or Alive 6, a refined and accessible entry in Team Ninja's long-running 3D fighting game. The odd man out in our shortlist: Shovel Knight Showdown, a brawling spin-off featuring heroes and villains from the indie darling Shovel Knight



The Shortlist:


Dead or Alive 6

Best Fighter 2019 Mortal Kombat 11


Mortal Kombat 11

Best Fighter 2019 Mortal Kombat 11


Samurai Shodown

Best Fighter 2019 Samurai Shodown


Shovel Knight Showdown

Best Fighter 2019 Shovel Knight Showdown





The Winner:

Mortal Kombat 11

Best Fighter 2019 Winner

NetherRealm's revivification of Mortal Kombat continues with Mortal Kombat 11, a polished fighter that delivers across several modes. Featuring modified mechanics and shortened combos, it provides a slower, more tactical experience that rewards strategic play and punishes misses. It also boasts an incredibly deep and accessible tutorial, 21 interactive stages, smooth graphics, and a huge amount of online and offline content. Its best feature might be a lengthy, cinematic story mode with production values almost worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. 

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LurkerJ (on 31 December 2019)

It may be the best fighter "released" in 2019 but it's far from the best fighter you can buy right now.

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realsubzero LurkerJ (on 31 December 2019)

LOL, yeah the title was 2019s best figther, how redundant can your comment get?

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kazuyamishima LurkerJ (on 31 December 2019)

Yeah, Tekken 7 released on 2017

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