We've rounded up the 20 best fighting games that were released between 1998 and 2008. From hip-hop brawlers to free-for-all melees, these titles are the most important fighting games to hit the industry in the past 20 years.
10: Power Stone, 1999 [DC]
Power Stone was probably the first video game that let players not only fight in a full 3D arena, but they could do so with up to four people joining in on the fun. The Dreamcast port was a picture perfect copy of the arcade game, which made it a serious competitor to Super Smash Bros.
Interestingly enough, the titular Power Stone had a 'Smash Ball' like concept that actually worked really well with the gameplay, which helped in creating even more memorable on-screen chaos.
9: Mortal Kombat II, 1994 [GEN, SNES]
Mortal Kombat II was one bloody game, and it was made even better by the fact that console version didn't need any stinking codes in order to unlock the bloodshed.
If you wanted gore, this game gave it to you with no red tape attached. Although this MK title was ported to almost every system that existed, the SNES and Genesis versions packed an load of Easter Eggs and special cheats that kept us coming back for more.
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