Fighting Games That Came After Street Fighter II

As many people would know, Street Fighter II is not the only fighting game. As a matter of fact, just the name itself would suggest that there has been another fighting game before it. However, Street Fighter II is considered one of the best fighting games in history. However, there have been other fighting games that have come along and has gained some form of popularity. Some of them have lived on to this day.

Mortal Kombat

This can be considered the ultra violent answer to Street Fighter II. Even though Street Fighter II has its moments of blood, Mortal Kombat actually had blood splatter, dismemberment and other gruesome forms of violence

Killer Instinct

This is probably one of the unsung heroes of the fighting game genre. Some may consider this game to be Mortal Kombat-Lite. While it does have violence that exceeds that of Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct’s claim to fame is the extremely long combos. It does have finishing moves like Mortal Kombat, but none of them come close to being as gruesome as Mortal Kombat. The most recent installment in the game franchise has finish moves that seem tame. One other area that the game shines in is its soundtrack, particularly the music.

Virtua Fighter

Virtua Fighter has pioneered the 3D fighting game market. Even with Street Fighter II’s revolutionary style in fighting, seeing some fighter polygons fighting in a 3D arena was considered groundbreaking back in its day. As the sequels came, the graphics have updated. Virtua Fighter remains one of the more popular fighting game franchises.


Tekken is in fact another interesting franchise. This has gone through plenty of advancements with each installment. Tekken is another franchise that shines in its music. Another thing that is notable is that its physics is a little different and more realistic than Virtua Fighter’s. Another interesting feature is that each hit that connects results in sparks. The games released have brought with it a continuing storyline. Another interesting thing is that Tekken 7 is considered to be the end of the storyline.