Most Beginner-Friendly Fighting Games, Ranked

When it comes to fighting games, if you don’t consider yourself to be an expert, it might keep you from getting involved in the genre. Oftentimes you might think that there is a skill gap issue that leaves you behind and in the dust in terms of experience. But this way of thinking is wrong.

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There are more beginner-friendly fighting games out there than people think. Whether they hold your hand throughout the process, or are simple enough that anyone can understand, these games are easy enough that anyone can pick them up for the first time and enjoy them.


10/10 MultiVersus

MultiVersus is a game about WarnerBrothers characters fighting each other. It is not only free to play but also easy to learn and understand. Each character is divided into a class system that defines how you should play them. Of course, some take longer to learn than others.

There is also an in-game advantage system that helps you in battle making things easier for you. This can serve as a combat power or reducer for your opponent. You don’t need to equip it, but you only hurt yourself if you don’t.

9/10 Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a fighting game that takes the tag team battle aspect of fighting games and takes it the most simple route. Each power ranger in the game has action combos that are easy to pull and don’t require much to activate.

Not only that, but having a 3v3 scenario allows you to get some help in the heat of battle if you need it. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you are a fan of Power Ranger because you can play as your favorite Rangers.

8/10 Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle

Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle is a game that mainly focuses on the cross side of things rather than creating an overly complex combat system. You don’t have to worry about memorizing the combinations here as they are all easy to remember. In general, you only need to focus on three buttons during the fight.

To add to this, each character has their own set of movies, and they are more or less the same button inputs as the other characters. It’s helpful that each one doesn’t have a wild range across every fighter. Just go there and enjoy the worry-free battles.

7/10 Tekken 7

Tekken 7 is not as difficult as some people might imagine. The game itself attempts to guide players through the mechanics of gameplay with its in-depth tutorial. In fact, the only “hard” part of the game is reducing the moves, and that only takes a few matches to learn.

In terms of combat, there are only four buttons that you need to press in order to pull combos. Of course, you can do a lot more than just merging the buttons together, but you’ll never feel forced to. You can take things at your own pace.

6/10 Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Dragon Ball Fighter Z is another similar game to Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle. What I mean by this is that the combinations you can drag are the same inputs in almost every character. This means that you just have to enter it successfully, and you will be golden.

There are a variety of characters in the game to choose from. Each one has his own set of skills and abilities, but their activation is the same. The title itself doesn’t make you spend many hours training to be the best player out there. You can be a regular player and still come out of the games with a win.

5/10 Guilty Gear Jahed

Guilty Gear Strive is significantly downsized in terms of combat compared to the older title. With GGS, it doesn’t take much to learn and understand combat mechanics. With the tutorial holding your hand all the time, it’s hard to get lost along the way and get left behind.

With all this in mind, the game is still full of energy and fast-paced gameplay. The aesthetic and artistic style in itself is visually appealing which will make you want to play more. The list is small, but each character packs a punch.

4/10 Super Smash Bros. Game Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate should not be considered a game with a high skill gap. Each character in the game follows the same button inputs as each other. They just have different skills and abilities that follow them. Plus their unique character designs only add to their own personality.

If the only thing you have to learn is what your character does after each button entry. The game is fun to play, especially with friends and family alike. If you decide to play competitively, practice playing one character that you would love to use. The more you play them, the better you will become.

3/10 brawl

Brawlhalla’s success in the fighting game community mainly comes from its simplicity and low skill level when it comes to gameplay. Anyone can pick it up for the first time and get the hang of things after a handful of matches.

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However, the skill ceiling is high in competitive matches, so if you ever want to try it out, beware. If you want to develop from the casual side of things, you should give it a try if you are interested.

2/10 Devik

Divekick is an interesting title that exists in the fighting game community as it only relies on two buttons in order to play. One button is for jumping, and the other is used for kicking/diving. As simple as that, it can be a lot of fun.

The game itself can be used as an introduction to fighting games as it does not require anything complicated to learn the mechanisms. Players of all skill levels can jump right in and enjoy themselves.

Footsies is a game that you can play with your eyes closed if you wish. The game itself was created as an introductory fighting game lesson to teach players all about spacing. If you deal one hit to your opponent, you will lose that round. It’s the best two out of three.

There are no 50-string combinations to remember, or you have to remember what the character is doing, just simple one-button fun. If there is anything that can help you understand the spacing in the other fighting games you play.

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