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Genre Awards

Best Fighting Game

There was a time when one-on-one fighting games were everywhere and video game players were youthful firebrands who thrived on competition at their local arcade centers. These days, video game players are still youthful, and they still compete, but they usually do so online from the comfort of their own homes, playing online shooters or role-playing games. But even though fighting games may not be as plentiful or as popular as they once were, 2007 still saw the release of a handful of games that were solid enough--even if they weren't all new--for fans of the fight to appreciate and enjoy.


Readers' Choice Voting

Voting Results

Virtua Fighter 5 Online (X360)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PS3)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat (DS)
Def Jam: Icon (X360/PS3)
The King of Fighters XI (PS2)

Virtua Fighter 5 Online

Publisher: SegaDeveloper: Sega AM2
Virtua Fighter 5 Online

Virtua Fighter 5 features an all-star cast of 17 fighters, including characters from the previous iterations along with two new characters named El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is a Mexican fighting champion who defeats opponents with his quick Lucha Libre fighting style. Eileen, originally from China, uses a Monkey Kung-Fu fighting style that she learned from her grandfather, a former Kung-Fu master. Players are able to customize their characters by selecting from four uniquely patterned costumes and a wide range of attachable items that can be placed onto each fighter’s various body parts. Virtua Fighter 5 delivers fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action as players head into battle, taking on a host of popular characters. Players not only achieve victory by defeating highly-skilled opponents, but also by competing for prizes which earn them in-game money allowing them to buy many items at in-game shop. These items allow players to customize their ultimate warrior and become the top Virtua Fighter. In addition, the game introduces "Offensive Move", a new maneuver that allows players to easily approach opponents from the side, adding a more strategic element to the battle.

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