Mobile gamers were recently treated to the release of Injustice 2 by Warner Bros. International Enterprises. It was a highly anticipated release, and one that’s received positive attention from critics thanks to intuitive controls and a strong cast of characters. But it also got us thinking about its genre in a broader context, and how fighting games have been surprisingly successful on mobile devices. Here in this post, we have gathered some of the best fighting games for Android phones.
And over the years, that means we’ve seen a lot of creative games designed and released. So, with that in mind and in honor of the release of Injustice 2, here’s a look at the top five Android games in this category. We hope that our readers would find this list of application useful. If you do, please share your thoughts and views on this list. We welcome you to make comments.
1. Injustice 2 : We’ve covered this one already, to some extent, but it’s probably fair to place it at the top of the list already. Like most fighting games, it takes patience and time if you’re actually going to be competitive at it. But the graphics are sharp, the gameplay is more satisfying than in its predecessor, and the cast of playable superheroes and villains has grown by leaps and bounds.
Throw in a background plot that’s actually interesting, and you have a great, complete game. Injustice 2 is hard to top among the current offerings.
2. WWE Immortals
Another product of Warner Bros. International Enterprises, WWE Immortals is one of the most surprisingly enjoyable games in any app store. Simply put, you don’t have to be a fan of professional wrestling to enjoy what this title has to offer (though it certainly wouldn’t hurt).
This game directly infuses known wrestling heroes with supernatural powers to make their ridiculous fighting style even more ludicrous. The result is incredibly over-the-top action and a deep, fun experience filled with fun characters and arguably the most entertaining special combat moves in the genre.
For these and more reasons it’s been ranked as the best fighting game out there on Android, and it’s a close call with the newly released Injustice 2.
3. Marvel Contest Of Champions
This game has always been in direct competition with the Injustice series, and to an extent it just comes down to which heroes you prefer between Marvel and DC. But there are other pros and cons. Contest Of Champions had much smoother gameplay and arguably better graphics than the original Injustice, in addition to more game modes and a broader cast of characters.
But most of these categories have evened out somewhat with the release of Injustice 2, and Contest Of Champions takes a hit when one considers the agitating (and constant) incentives toward in-app purchases. Even so, this is a very smooth and enjoyable fighting game, and it’s updated frequently enough that new characters and scenarios keep it interesting.
4. Gods Of Rome
This is actually a fascinating game in that it’s not tied to an existing franchise, studio, or organization, but instead seems to be representative of a larger gaming trend. We had previously seen some games featuring ancient Greek and Roman battle themes available on mobile, and online casino games, too, have embraced these themes. Among NetEnt’s available games in this genre, you’ll find titles like “Hall of Gods” and “Warlords: Crystals Of Power” using depictions of old-world warriors to spice up slot reels.
But Gods Of Rome is the only game with this subject matter that’s designed as a straight-up fighter, and it’s a lot of fun. In terms of structure and graphics, it can be somewhat compared to Contest Of Champions, though the gameplay isn’t quite as smooth.
5. Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat helped establish the foundation for this entire genre of gaming, and as such it’s unassailable as one of the top related games. But this isn’t just a nod to legacy. Mortal Kombat X is a terrific mobile installment in the series, with trademark violent and visceral fighting sequences and lots of familiar characters.
Gameplay can have some mild clunkiness not unlike the first Injustice game, but the overall experience is still terrific, and the dose of nostalgia shouldn’t be discounted.