With a ton of titles to choose from on PS Plus, Sony continues to dish out favorites from various genres on the platform. From RPGs to big-budget blockbusters, it is possible to miss out on some of the hidden gems launched every month. For fans of combat and brawl entertainment, we've sampled the top fighting games on PlayStation Plus Premium, so you can immerse yourself in action and experience the captivating thrill that Sony has to offer.
Fans of the Super Mario Bros. series will really delight in the platform fighter developed by Angry Mob. Brawlout is a fighter game with a colorful blend of environment and characters, as well as gameplay similar to the games in the Nintendo franchise.
The game features 25 playable characters to choose from. Although the main characters are eight, the rest are remodeled versions of the primary characters, which you unlock as you progress in the game. To win the game, you must knock your opponents off the stage.
In each round, two to four players battle against each other in distinct environments.
You can use special moves and attacks to inflict damage on your opponent. Each character is endowed with unique abilities. For example, the Drifter is swift in his movements, a skill you can leverage when dodging and launching attacks. Alternatively, you can opt for Paco, the four-armed frog whose special move is a throw. Regardless of your chosen character, all their moves are centered on brute force.
Moreover, each character displays a damage percentage when hit, which deteriorates further with increasing damage. Also, doing more damage to your opponent pushes them further from the stage until they fall off. The fast-paced gameplay in Brawlout will immerse you deep into the action. If this sounds like the game for you, you should check it out on PS Plus.
4. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
The Power Rangers franchise is here to stay. This is imminent with nWay's fighting game, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. In the game, you get to play your favorite Power Rangers characters in a series of dueling matches. The battles take place in various, detailed environments similar to what you'd witness in a Mortal Kombat title.
The game features twelve playable characters and fourteen additional characters you can download after making an in-game purchase. Using a combination of special attacks, you get to select a team of three characters and swap them during matches. The swap-strike style is ideal for breaking a beatdown or improving your attack strategy if you're the aggressor. With six game modes to choose from, the game also features a Story Mode based on Shattered Grid, the Power Rangers comic book storyline.
Undeniably, the solid-game mechanics contribute to the nostalgic feeling when playing each episode. Albeit the lack of dialogue in the title, the use of captions and intriguing music makes up for this. If you wish to take a trip down memory lane, this classic fighting game on PS Plus should be on your list of games to explore this November.
3. Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat has always lived up to its reputation as a fighting game with sheer force and brutality. The execution-style after a fight delivers a fine finish, which continues to draw many fans to its franchise. The same can be said for NetherRealm's 2019 fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11.
The eleventh installment to the franchise is snappier and boasts excellent visuals and gameplay thanks to the dynamic 4K resolution. Similar to other titles in the franchise, you select a fighter from the roster of 37 characters and battle it out in various game modes. In addition to the brutalities, fatalities, and friendships, Mortal Kombat 11 features new game mechanics such as crushing blows and fatal blows.
With plenty of customization options available in the game, you can tweak your character's abilities, appearance, and special moves. This is a feature you will see in most NetherRealm Studios games. However, with Mortal Kombat, your character's appearance does not affect their abilities. This lets you customize your character's abilities independent of how they look. So, do you have what it takes to battle it to fatality? Check out Mortal Kombat today, available on PlayStation Plus premium this November.
2. Soul Calibur 6
Soulcalibur 6 makes a triumphant return to the 3D fighting scene with compelling narrations and a mythical struggle over weapons of good and evil. Featuring super responsive gameplay, players immerse themselves in the combat-fuelled environment and duel in battles for ultimate supremacy. The game is more about punishing and evading brute attacks in a fast-paced environment.
Soulcalibur 6 features a roster of twenty-one characters to choose from and a compelling storyline that is communicated through text. The game retells the tales of the original story with two distinct story modes. The main storyline places you as a character who has absorbed a vile energy, and you must consume Astral Fissure to stay alive. However, side quests will pop up with NPCs requesting your help to accomplish specific tasks. Taking part in these side quests increases your rank and levels you up.
Above all, Soulcalibur is a fun and addictive game to play. The two added game mechanics, Reversal Edge and Soul Charge, make the game more enticing than its predecessors in the series. With the Reversal Edge, you can instantly block incoming attacks and deal a blow. If these game mechanics get you going, you should definitely check out Soulcalibur on PlayStation Plus Premium.
1. Injustice 2
Injustice 2 may be the most impressive game in the fighting video genre. Debuting as our top pick for the best fighting games on PlayStation Plus premium, the game based on the DC universe and developed by NetherRealm Studios is one for the books. The game's fighting systems are award-winning, consisting of weapons, superpowers, hand combat, and environmental attacks.
You get to play as your favorite DC characters, with a few familiar faces from the original title making a return, such as Green Lantern and the Flash. The roster of over thirty characters has a set of fighting styles and superpowers to leverage during a fight. It may take some time to learn the ropes of each character. However, the game offers a Multiverse mode to learn different combo attacks. You'll soon be fighting with sheer joy once you master the tactics.
Above all, the game mechanics are suitably impressive and rivaled by other fighting games. You can swing your opponents into the air or bounce them off the floor or walls. If you want to experience the hands of justice, then Injustice 2 is an immersive and action-filled game for you to check out this November on Playstation Plus Premium.
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