Top Ten Best Video Game Combat Systems

Before you vote please note:
1. This list is based on the combat systems themselves not the games they appear in.
2. Therefore don't just dismiss the system for appearing in a bad or overrated game.

The Contenders: Page 2

21 EarthBound
22 Xenoblade Chronicles
23 Warframe

Sure, the potency of the weaponry is based around what mods you've equipped, but that doesn't change the fact that every weapon has some use in some levels, and that the Stance System is a rather decent way to keep Melee combat from being boring, while the Quick Melee Ability can be chained with gunshots to allow you to increase the potency of the other via Status Procs.

It is pretty dank

24 Kingdom Hearts: Chain & Re: Chain of Memories

This is what happens when you combine a card game and a real time rpg. The result is a strategic and frenetic system where you have to not only be aware of when to attack but also what card you should use for that attack, what the opponent is using to attack and when you will have to reload. You have to construct your own deck and use it effectively for this combat system that blends card games and 3rd person (or beat-um up) action.


25 Bully
26 Ninja Gaiden Sigma

This game should definitely be in this list.
It really makes you feel like a ninja

27 Black Desert Online
28 Mirror's Edge series

The number one fault in this game may be just be out of place. Mirror's edge is all about the flow and speed, which are notably absent in this system. However that doesn't take away the potential held in it. This combat system features physical attacks that vary with your current parkour and gunplay where you have to be careful with your ammo. What holds it back is how many hits it takes to knock a guy unconscious and the fact that you have to stop moving if you are simply running. The sequel promises to fix this system by making it easier to take people out.

29 Mortal Kombat Series
30 Xenogears
31 Transistor
32 Purple Skittles

You fight in a turnbased-style format, similar to games like "undertale" with the bullet hell, but to attack, you must win a point in air hockey, and if you get hit in the "bullet hell" style gameplay (enemy scores), you lose health. Honestly, its not a very well known game and may come across silly to some, but it's combat style is like nothing I've ever seen in an RPG.

33 Final Fantasy
34 Darksiders II

To me one of the most fun combat systems out there. the right mix of melee and ability play.

35 Bloodborne

Bloodborne has better combat than any game on this list!

36 World of Warcraft
37 For Honor

One of the most complex combat systems I have ever seen. Truly amazing. Blocks, dodges, parries, you name it!

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