Best 2d Fighting Game Characters

Primal Rage

Primal Rage, originally by Atari Games, featured memorable characters like Diablo and Armadon. Despite challenging home controls, its appeal lay in epic battles like giant apes versus T-Rexes, though quirky details.

Eternal Champions

Published by Sega, Eternal Champions stood out with its unique 2D fighting style and diverse character roster, spanning various historical eras. Highlighting stage-specific fatalities and a gory yet captivating soundtrack.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Capcom's sequel to Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Ultimate MvC3 amplified air combos and cross-overs, introducing new favorites like Rocket Raccoon and Ghost Rider. Despite falling short.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Developed by Aksys Games, BlazBlue differentiated itself with a deeper combat system than its predecessor Guilty Gear. Despite a steeper learning curve, its intricate mechanics like rapid cancels and counters offered.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom's crossover melding Street Fighter and Tekken mechanics, despite playing more like Street Fighter, teased potential for a Namco-developed sequel. Mixing two distinct fighting styles, it aimed to redefine crossover titles.

Marvel Super Heroes

A Capcom gem surpassing X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes expanded character choices with iconic figures like Spider-Man and Captain America. The innovative gem-collecting system, using Infinity Gems.


Konami's Skullgirls merged Arc System Works' visual flair with a unique combo system. Featuring an all-female cast, it stood out for character diversity and gameplay complexity, setting a precedent for future installments.

Super Street Fighter IV

Capcom's Super SF IV introduced fresh characters like Hakan, blending classic gameplay with new mechanics. Though criticized for similarities to SF II, it solidified its place in the series with refined gameplay and character.