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Top 5 Fighting Games on iPad

Best ways to scrap on iPad

Let's get ready to rumble! While most of us shirk away from the slightest hint of real-life confrontation, we all like a bit of a digital throwdown.

There are a fair few action games on iPad, but on this occasion we're focusing on the ones that encourage you to get up close and personal in one-on-one combat, and where RPG elements and ranged attacks take a back seat.

Whether you're a fan of old skool arcade beat-'em-ups or 3D brawlers, there's something here to take your frustration out on. Read on for our Top 5 fighting games on iPad list.

Ding-ding, first round!

It might look like a lush RPG, but Infinity Blade II is actually a tightly designed one-on-one fighter. In this third-person epic, you take on a succession of fearsome opponents in sword-and-shield combat, learning patterns, dodging attacks, initiating parries, and improving your skills until you're strong enough to take on and beat the big bad boss.
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Blood & Glory 2: Legend is clearly indebted to the Infinity Blade series in its approach to third-person one-on-one combat, though it does transplant the brawling to a brutal Roman arena. That alone makes it worth a glance in our books. Again, you must equip yourself well and devise a successful strategy for each opponent you face if you're to make like Russell Crowe and become a true Gladiator legend.
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The 3D brawlers listed above can probably trace their lineage back to Soul Calibur, the brilliantly tense and strategic one-on-one brawler that hit arcades in 1999. This iPad conversion shows how large spiky weapons can be successfully folded into the one-on-one fighter template, offering rewards for button mashers and expert fencers alike.
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Taking two of the most beloved one-on-one fighting series and mashing them together sounds like a work of fantasy - especially when we're talking about the vastly different Street Fighter and Tekken games. That's precisely what we have with Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile, though, which also brings online play and sympathetic virtual controls to the star-studded fight.
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It may not be the best conversion around, but Marvel vs. Capcom 2 still delivers a nailed-on arcade fighting experience for your iPad. Mixing and matching beloved characters from the Marvel universe like Wolverine, Hulk, and Spider-Man with Capcom stalwarts like Ryu and Mega Man, this is all about over-the-top special attacks and improbable combos.
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