Fighting games with different story/arcade modes.

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10 Nov 2013, 10:40 pm

Since I started playing Anarchy Reigns, I was wondering if their are other fighting games that have story modes that aren't the same old "street fighter" style story/arcade mode. Kind of like Tekken 6. it's story mode was like an adventure game. I heard there is a Mortal Kombat game with that sort of story mode. So, anyone know any other games like this? also, if you played anything like that, what do you think of them?



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11 Nov 2013, 1:17 am

Hmm.... I cant think of what this Mortal Kombat one might be.

The only mode I'm aware of that isnt some sort of arena-based fighting like the normal fights is actually not a "mode", but a whole seperate game. That funky one, that was like a platformer/brawler, which starred Sub-Zero as the player character.

That being said, the recent MK games have ALOT of extra types of fights to do, where rules and conditions are very different from the norm, and stuff like that.


As for other games doing this.... it seems very rare among fighting games. I think most developers prefer to use their time and resources to work on the main modes, rather than create a strange side-mode that many players will often ignore. The only other game I can think of that did this at all was Guilty Gear Isuka, and that one..... ehhhhh. I consider it the black sheep of the series; the only game in that series that just wasnt much good at all. It had major control issues, among other screwball problems.

Well, there's also Ergheiz, an older (and very strange) fighting game featuring alot of characters from the Final Fantasy series and such. It had a bizarre, dungeon-exploring mode that was very, very different from the fighting modes (it played NOTHING like the fighting modes at all, from what I remember). Bloody weird game, that.



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11 Nov 2013, 1:22 am

Dead or Alive 5 has an extremely linear story mode. You basically play different characters throughout the story in order to get the whole story. Not like an arcade mode at all.



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11 Nov 2013, 2:03 am

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 9, Sub zero Mythologies, Super smash brothers, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2



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11 Nov 2013, 9:44 am

Soul Calibur had an extra game mode, I guess it's not really a story mode, but you would have different "missions" using different characters, and beating them helped unlock new character outfits and things like that. Kind of like a bunch of fighting game minigames, I suppose.

And as for the Mortal Kombat games, there's a few that are like that...I guess the Shaolin Monks one is supposed to be pretty decent, and the other two are not very good.


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13 Nov 2013, 4:09 pm

Virtua Fighter Animation is possibly the earliest I know of to have a full story mode. I still have it for my old Game Gear.