5Dead or Alive 6
The Dead or Alive series isn’t for everyone thanks to its male gaze, but look past that and there’s an energetic fighting system that makes for fun, exciting battles. Just ignore the ridiculous amount of cosmetic DLC available for it.
What we said: “It perhaps plays things a little safe, but mechanically Dead or Alive 6 is up there with the best fighting games currently available. Whether or not you decide to make your way through its joyless story mode is up to you, but there’s plenty to do besides. Its penchant for showing flesh means that it won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but for those who don’t mind its titillation it offers countless hours of fast-paced pounding. Now with added cuts, bruises, scuffs and maybe a bit of dirt. That’s next-gen for you.”