What are your favourites and why? Me, I'm a 2D fighter fan. I don't mind 3D fighters (the Tekkens, Bloody Roars, Soul Blade/Edge/Caliburs, etc) but I just find the play mechanics too repetative. Good for a mindless bash, but no fun for me personally. My alltime favourites (in no particular order): Street Fighter II: Turbo (also "Hyper Fighting") - Fast gameplay, and slightly more balanced than SF2 "The World Warrior". Still "shoto" (shoto = "Shotokan", as in the Shotokan Karate fighters, Ryu, Ken and their clones Sagat, Akuma, etc which all suffer from fireball/dragon-punch syndrome) biased. But still great fun. There was a PS version ("Street Fighter Collection") which will work on PS2. XBox owners might want to try "Street Fighter II: Anniversary Edition" which is a mish-mash of all the original SF2 games in one. Marvel vs Capcom: Insane combos ahoy! Great character lineup, and quick reflexes needed. MvC2 is not bad either (way more characters), but I actually prefer the first - dunno why. Both are high on my regular play list however. MvC2 is on DC, PS2 and XBox. There was a release of MvC for original PS, but it seemed very inferior to the Arcade and DC versions. Capcom vs SNK 2: Heaps of characters, heaps of variety with the "Groove" system which totally changes how characters react to situations, super specials, counters, defense and dodging, etc. DC, PS2, XBox and GC all have ports. Street Fighter Alpha 3: Another huge character lineup with a variety of play systems that control your super specials. Faster and more technical than any of the other Alpha series. Some people complain about heavy "tier" bias (ie: characters are in notable groups called "tiers" based on their usefulness) but I still like it when playing against a good player who's willing to mix up their character selections. DC and PS (playable on PS2) ports are there. PSP has the "double upper" version (with extra characters, who are all rpetty useless, but still it's a port all the same). Rumour has it that Capcom are bringing out the entire Alpha series in a "classic pack" on PS2 and XBox soon. Games I like the look and feel of, but have not played enough to fully understand: Street Fighter III: Third Strike: Considered the Grand Poohbah of 2D fighters by some, I just haven't spent the time getting into it to fully grapple with it. Asides from the amazing hand-drawn 2D graphics that are animation quality, SF3 adds a new "parry" system which changes the flow of the game to be far more offensive (and much more fun to watch as a spectator, I must admit - no more "turtle" play!). DC was the first port (this is what I currently play) and is considered way too broken to bother with by most. PS2 and XBox ports are supposedly better, so I've made the jump to finally buying a PS2, and will be ordering an import copy of 3S shortly. Gulity Gear: The first hi-res (640x480 is hi-res in 2D speak ) fighter. At first I was worried that this was being hyped just for the graphics (which I must say are gorgeous - big hand-drawn anime sprites and beautiful backdrops). I played the PS port (the original GG), and it was actually pretty fun, despite the low-res graphics and missing animation frames. I snagged a DC version of Guilty Gear X, which also was a heck of a lot of fun (and looks amazing at 640x480 on a VGA monitor). I'll be tracking down XX and Slash on PS2 soon. XBox also has ports of various versions. Garou - Mark of the Wolves: the only SNK (and Playmore) fighter I've ever enjoyed (yes, hate me now for not liking the KoF series). "Easy to pick up, hard to master" is the phrase for this baby. Asides from the brilliant and smooth animation, the game itself is a lot of fun to play. Back to the traditional days of 1-on-1 fighting (no team play here) this is a really enjoyable title with plenty of worthy and unique characters to play (along with some old favourites from the good old days). I really like this title, and hopefully it will bring me from my Capcom bias and teach me the SNK/Playmore way of doing things, and be a nice migration into KoF. PS2 port available.