Street Fighter

“Hadoken!” Depending on your level of expertise, Street Fighter is either a near-perfect fighting series, one that balances accessibility and depth in a way that has made the professional scene fascinating and revitalised arcades in a way no other series could, or it’s a fun game where you pick Blanka and spam light punch to electrocute your equally-clueless friend. It’s the former players who have elevated Street Fighter to one of the most important game franchises in the world, mastering its moves over decades and turning it into the most thrilling spectator game around – who could ever forget the Daigo Parry from EVO 2004?