All About Online Fighting Games

Fighting flash games are some of the most popular kind online. In fact, they’re probably the most popular type offline too. They combine strategy with fast-paced excitement and it’s hard not to become extremely competitive while you play. Plus, one of the most addictive features of fighting online games is that the rounds only last a few minutes. This not only gets your adrenaline going, but also produces the payoff much quicker than other types of games. Plus, if you lose, it’s easy to begin and start again.

Perspective in Fighting Games

Most online fighting games work in a two-dimensional world. So you fought on one side of the screen with your opponent on the other (for the most part, we’ll discuss this more in a minute) and the audience always has the profile view.

How Levels Work

Another feature unique to online fighting games is that they don’t really use “levels” like you would expect from other types of games. Instead, after you beat one fighter, you move on to fighting a tougher one. That’s their version of a level. This will continue until you reach a “boss” character and need to fight them.

Choosing a Character

Many fighting games allow you to choose your character. This means you’ll have a number you could take into battle. Over time, you’ll probably come to find a character that works best for you, but now and then, most still try other characters out. Plus, many just get in the mood for a new challenge and know they can get one by taking on a character they’re otherwise not used to.

Keep in mind, too, that each character is going to have their own attributes and powers unique to them. So some characters may be more powerful with their strikes, but much slower than others. Then other characters may not be able to hit as hard, but they can move much quicker. Some characters may have special powers that allow them to shoot projectiles, teleport or pull off combos.

So one of the best parts about fighting flash games is how many dimensions there are to it. This makes it very tough to get bored when you can just try out something new again. Plus, if you can play your friends with certain games, the fun really ramps up.

For the most part, fighting free games fall into four different categories. These are:

  • One on One
  • One on Many
  • Sub-Genres

Let’s take a look at each type in a bit more detail.

One on One

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but there are some features worth discussing. In a one on one fight, it’s just you versus a single opponent. However, many fighting games will make things more interesting by putting all types of obstacles into the game to give you something more to think about when you’re competing against your foe. Just about every fighting game also has fun backgrounds that may distract you at times too.

One on Many

This is actually a relatively new type of online fighting game. With this version, you’re not just fighting one on one. Instead, you need to keep an eye on your surroundings at all times, as you’ll have a number of opponents hoping to do harm to you while you hope to fend them off.

Generally, your numerous opponents won’t be as tough as what your character can be. However, this doesn’t make it any less difficult when a number of them are working in tandem to take you apart. Furthermore, eventually, as you move through the game and continue to beat opponents, you will find that some games make their enemies much stronger. Otherwise, they’ll just throw more and more at you.



Like just about every type of online game, there are a number of sub-genres that work for fighting titles. For example, if you take a look at Soccer Thugs on Sporty Games Hub, you’ll notice that it’s a fighting game with a funny twist. Soccer fans will love the chance to take on the role of the ultra violent fans that often frequent their games.

Another really fun example is called Stickman Fighting. Here you’re playing a game as a literal stick figure, like the kind used in the game Hangman. However, once the battle starts, you’ll find that this silly character is actually just as violent as anything you’ll find in any other fighting game. Of course, their violence is equally as silly as the entire pretence.

So if you like fighting online games, we have all the above genres here at Sporty Games Hub. If they’re not quite you’re cup of tea, it’s never too late to get started. With fighting free games, you get a fast-paced, action-packed form of entertainment that will definitely have you coming back for more.