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Ranking 14 Best PS4 Anime Fighting Games, According To Metacritic

by Ali Haider

There are a lot of great anime games for the PS4 to choose from. Some of the best fighting games are these ones.

During the last generation of consoles, there were a few anime games for the PlayStation 4. Many of them were fighting games with some of the most popular characters and series ever made.

Some were updated versions of older games that made use of the PS4’s hardware.

Since the console came out, a lot of games have come out. How do you know which anime fighting games are the best? Here is a list of the best anime fighting games for the PS4, most of which anime fans will already know a lot about.

Jump Force


Jump Force


Jump Force was an ambitious game that tried to bring together all of the best characters from the Shonen Jump universe. Because of this, well-known characters like Light Yagami from Death Note showed up.

Also, there were a lot of playable characters right from the start. At launch, there were over 40, and if players bought the DLC, there were over 50.

This book has a crazy plot that takes place in New York City. Fans of the Shonen Jump anthology series will enjoy it.

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel:


Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel


Nitroplus Blasterz came out on both the PS3 and the PS4. In the game, you can fight with both visual novel characters from the Nitroplus world and anime characters. From the popular Fate series, Super Sonico and Saber are two characters that stand out.

The fighter used a classic 2D system and was first made to be played in arcades around Japan before it was moved to consoles.


Kill la Kill -IFv:


Kill la Kill -IF


Kill la Kill IF is a fighting game set in an arena. It is based on the anime with the same name. Fans have praised the game for having new story content, smooth gameplay, and a stylish soundtrack, even though the cast isn’t very big. Also, popular anime characters like Ryuko can be played in full.

This game is a must-have for fans of the anime and for people who want to start watching it.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven:


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven


JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has a lot of different characters, so it’s not surprising that it got a fighting game.

The fights in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven are like brawlers, and the big arenas let fans play out their dream fights. There are 52 characters in the game’s huge cast.

Fans of the series who want to learn more about it can use the game’s story mode.

Also, as heroes and villains from all eight manga arcs fight in heated battles, you’ll see how they interact with each other across time and space.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R:

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R


Namco-Bandai released JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in 2012, before the arena-based Eyes of Heaven. This game was a 2.5D versus fighter based on a manga and an anime that had just come out at the time.

Ten years later, a new version of All-Star Battle, called All-Star Battle R, came out for modern consoles.

All-Star Battle R is a fun and fast-paced game with great ways to avoid attacks, clear combo chains, and crazy super moves.

But fans of the series will love how this game captures the manga art style so well. Also, this game makes references to everything, from famous lines to stages that remind you of JBA’s best moments.


My Hero One’s Justice 2:


My Hero One's Justice 2


My Hero Academia has become one of the most popular Shonen Jump series in a short amount of time. My Hero One’s Justice 2 has forty characters and scenes from the anime series.

To win arena battles in the game, players must learn how each hero is different. There is also a story mode for those who would rather play alone.


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles:


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles


Demon Slayer, which is called Kimetsu no Yaiba in Japan, is one of Shonen Jump’s newer hits. It will run in the weekly magazine from 2016 to 2020. In 2019, a successful anime debuted, and a third season is on the way.

In this action-packed story, Tanjiro Kamado, a young aspiring Demon Slayer whose family was killed by a demon, tries to bring his newly-turned-demon sister back to life.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, a fighting game made by CyberConnect2, is a faithful adaptation of the manga and anime.

It covers events from the first season of the anime. This 3D fighter is easy to play and very satisfying because the controls are simple and the combo system is dynamic.

There are also a lot of different ways to play, like a story mode and a trial mode, which will keep fans busy for hours.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto:


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto


Fans have been hooked on the Naruto fighting games ever since the first one came out. In the Road to Boruto edition, there are all-new characters from the Boruto series, like Naruto and Sasuke as adults.

There are more than 120 characters to choose from on the huge roster. Most of the fan favorites are here, and the story mode is praised by fans of the series.

School Girls 2nd Encore:


Skullgirls 2nd Encore


Skullgirl 2nd Encore is a new version of the game Skullgirls Encore, which was first released on the PS3. People like the game’s unique art style, characters, and the way it can be played in tournaments. There are 14 characters in Happy Wheels full game, but if you want more, you can buy 13 DLC characters.

Fans of anime quickly fell in love with this game’s great single-player content, which includes fourteen different story modes.


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle:


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle


BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is another anime fighter with a strong competitive scene. There are 53 characters, including DLC, and they come from popular series like Persona 4 and RWBY. To keep the series interesting, the game is played in a 2D tag-team style.


The game has even been shown at EVO, and anime fans who are interested in competitive gaming will love it.


Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax


Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax


Persona 4 was one of the most popular RPGs of its time, and Persona fans still love it today.

This game was so popular that it inspired a rhythm game called “Dancing All Night,” a new version of the game called “P4Golden,” and a successful handheld series (Persona Q).

But Persona 4 Arena, a fighting game spinoff made by Arc System Works, is one of the most popular and unique Persona 4 spinoffs.

This game continued the story of Inaba’s investigation team by putting the cast of Persona 3 into the plot. Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax is a direct sequel to P4A. It continues the story and adds several new characters, shadow-type fighters, and a new mode called Golden Arena.

Guilty Gear Xrd:


Guilty Gear Xrd


Guilty Gear Xrd is a game that was first made for an arcade board in Japan. It was then brought to other countries. For decades, gamers have been hooked on the 2D fighting series.

But Xrd was the first game in the series to switch to 2.5D cel-shaded graphics. Because the Xrd series was so popular and had deep mechanics and stories, two updates were made: Revelator and Rev 2.

The game is mostly about fighting, and combos are a big part of it. Also, this game has some of the most popular Guilty Gear characters, like Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Millia Rage, and May.

With the release of Rev 2, the Xrd series now has a total of twenty-five characters, which is a series high. Also, the game can still be played online, and the Steam Edition will get a rollback netcode upgrade so that it can be played online.

Guilty Gear -Strive:


Guilty Gear -Strive-

As the last list item showed, Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear series is one of the most important fighting game series, and for good reason. These games have great Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds, interesting characters, and deep fighting systems.

But the most recent game in the series, Guilty Gear Strive, went to new and unexpected places. New game mechanics, like wall breaks that move around the stage and easier Gatling Combos, were added. But the game also got rid of instant kills, which was one of the best parts of the series. The result is the most balanced, easy-to-learn, and competitive fighting game in the Guilty Gear series.

Dragon Ball FighterZ:


Dragon Ball FighterZ


Dragon Ball Z is a popular fighting game series that should be on any list of anime fighting games. When it came out in 2018, Dragon Ball FighterZ had 24 playable characters and 8 DLC. This popular brawler now has a total of forty-four fighters after several FighterZ Passes.


Also, Android 21, a brand-new character in the series universe, made his debut in Happy Wheels game. The story was about the new android, and it was a big selling point for the game because it went into a story that hadn’t been told before.