Best 2D Fighter Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,376 2D Fighter games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. 2D Fighter game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. One Finger Death Punch

Experience cinematic kung-fu battles in the fastest, most intense brawler the indie world has ever seen! With the unique 1:1 response system of One Finger Death Punch, players will feel the immediate feedback of every bone-crunching hit. Pay tribute to the masters using five classic kung-fu styles mixed with additional weapons.

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One Finger Death Punch holds the #1 spot for "best 2D Fighter game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,221 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,892 positive reviews and 329 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 3/3/2014
Developer Silver Dollar Games
Publisher Silver Dollar Games
Steam App Id 264200

2. Iron Snout

Iron Snout is a fast, colorful and brutal fighting game in which you will be helping a piglet fight for its life against hordes of wolves.

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Iron Snout has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,265 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,876 positive reviews and 389 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Iron Snout on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/27/2016
Franchise SnoutUp
Developer SnoutUp
Publisher SnoutUp
Steam App Id 424280

3. Your Only Move Is HUSTLE

Master your technique, execute flashy combos, and outsmart opponents across the world, frame-by-frame. Slow down the clock to fine-tune your fighting style in this innovative, turn-based combat simulator. Pulverize your friends and choreograph spectacular fight scenes. No training mode required.

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Your Only Move Is HUSTLE has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,531 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,756 positive reviews and 775 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Your Only Move Is HUSTLE on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 2/2/2023
Developer Ivy Sly
Publisher Ivy Sly
Steam App Id 2212330

4. Halls of Torment

Slay hordes of terrifying monsters in this horde survival roguelite. Descend into the Halls of Torment where the lords of the underworld await you. Treasures, magic trinkets, and a growing cast of heroes will grant you the power to vanquish the horrors from beyond. How long can you survive?

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Halls of Torment has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 20,949 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,187 positive reviews and 762 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 5/24/2023
Developer Chasing Carrots
Publisher Chasing Carrots
Steam App Id 2218750

5. Bopl Battle

A couch/online game where you battle your friends with unique and wild abilities. There are many choices such as a shrink ray, creating black holes, stopping time and attaching a rocket engine to the stage to send it flying. Choose a combination that synergizes well to win the round!

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Bopl Battle has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,214 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,951 positive reviews and 263 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Bopl Battle on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 11/16/2023
Developer Johan Grönvall
Publisher Zapray Games
Steam App Id 1686940

6. Rivals of Aether

RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players either locally or online.

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Rivals of Aether has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 32,752 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 31,331 positive reviews and 1,421 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/28/2017
Developer Aether Studios
Publisher Aether Studios
Steam App Id 383980

7. Lethal League Blaze

Banging beats and mad style, Lethal League Blaze is the most intense ball game you can play online with up to 4 players.

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Lethal League Blaze has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,069 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,882 positive reviews and 187 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/24/2018
Developer Team Reptile
Publisher Team Reptile
Steam App Id 553310

8. Anomaly Agent

ANOMALY AGENT is a cyberpunk action-adventure featuring fluid combat, a time-bending story, quirky characters and a catchy synthwave soundtrack! Punch or shoot through mobs of enemies, impact the story with your choices and stop the anomalies before the world plunges into chaos!

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Anomaly Agent has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,312 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,098 positive reviews and 214 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 1/24/2024
Developer Phew Phew Games
Publishers
Steam App Id 2378620

9. GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R

Ultimate battle action, and the epitome of the GUILTY GEAR XX series now on Steam! Bonus soundtracks included!

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GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,595 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,355 positive reviews and 240 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 5/26/2015
Developer Arc System Works
Publisher Arc System Works
Steam App Id 348550

10. ROUNDS

Rounds is a 1v1 rogue-lite shooter where each round gets more intense. The losing player of each round unlocks clever upgrades to create a better build to counter their opponent.

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ROUNDS has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best 2D Fighter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,170 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,789 positive reviews and 1,381 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play ROUNDS on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 4/1/2021
Franchise Landfall Games
Developer Landfall
Publisher Landfall
Steam App Id 1557740

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Bopl Battle on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). ROUNDS on Steam. Steam Store.

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