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2D Fighter

Category Tier-3 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with 2D Fighter, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.12
94% 5,288 votes
8.12
95% 2,849 votes
7.70
100% 57 votes
7.67
92% 429 votes
7.65
85% 53,787 votes
7.62
96% 85 votes
7.60
88% 2,433 votes
7.58
100% 39 votes
7.55
100% 35 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with 2D Fighter is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as 2D Fighter, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 87%
  2. 2D 73%
  3. Arcade 41%
  4. Indie 39%
  5. Casual 38%
  6. Singleplayer 37%
  7. Pixel Graphics 37%
  8. Fighting 31%
  9. 2D Platformer 30%
  10. PvP 29%
  11. Multiplayer 29%
  12. Adventure 28%
  13. Combat 28%
  14. Local Multiplayer 26%
  15. Colorful 25%
  16. Platformer 21%
  17. Beat 'em up 20%
  18. Controller 19%
  19. Funny 19%
  20. Anime 19%
  21. Fantasy 17%
  22. Action-Adventure 17%
  23. Side Scroller 16%
  24. Cartoony 16%
  25. Cute 15%
  26. Retro 15%

The 2D Fighter tag refers to a genre of fighting games that are played on a two-dimensional plane. These games typically feature two characters facing off against each other in combat.

In 2D fighters, players have control over their character's movement along the x and y axes, as well as various attacks and special moves. The objective is to deplete the opponent's health bar or score more points within a specific time limit.

2D fighters often emphasize carefully timed inputs and precise execution of moves to perform combos, chain attacks together, and create more powerful combinations. The gameplay revolves around understanding each character's unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses while applying strategies such as zoning, spacing, and mix-ups.

Some popular examples of 2D fighters include:

  • Street Fighter series Developed by Capcom, this long-standing franchise introduced iconic characters like Ryu and Chun-Li. Games like Street Fighter II set the foundation for the genre's mechanics.
  • Mortal Kombat series Known for its brutal fatalities and distinctive visual style; notable titles in this series include Mortal Kombat II, which introduced enhanced combo systems.
  • Gulty Gear series Created by Arc System Works with fast-paced gameplay featuring flashy visuals, air-dashing mechanics, and complex move inputs; recent entries like Gulty Gear Strive showcase advancements in graphics quality.

The 2D fighting genre continues to evolve with innovations in mechanics, technology improvements affecting visuals or netcode (online play), new franchises emerging from independent game developers (such as Skullgirls or Them's Fightin' Herds), along with crossovers featuring characters from different gaming universes (Marvel vs. Capcom series or Super Smash Bros.).

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