Martial arts are everywhere. We see them in movies and read about them in the papers. It was only a matter of time when game creators would start focusing on these ancient fighting techniques and start exploring them through various genres.
It all started with the games that are now considered legendary, such as Mortal Kombat and Tekken. This paved the way for a lot of other sub-genres that gained worldwide popularity.
One of the sub-genres is online games that focus on martial arts. Let’s see which ones are the most popular!
Dragon Ball Z Online
Dragon Ball Z is the famous Japanese manga-turned-anime created by Akira Toriyama. In this game, you can play various characters and go through the adventures that Goku went through in the anime. The game has this MMORPG feel where you can choose different classes and races as well. It was published in 2016 and immediately gained a huge number of followers.
Bandai Namco Entertainment took inspiration from other anime which is as popular as DBZ – Naruto. Just like Dragon Ball, this game also features some of the popular Naruto characters and has a unique fighting system. Published by OAS Games, Naruto Online was released back in 2016, and it is made in the MMO style with the levelling and experience system.
Mortal Kombat Online
The beauty of the Internet is that we get to return to the past and play some of the games that we used to like very much. This is the case with the legendary game Mortal Kombat – you can play all of the previous versions of it via your browser acting as an emulator. Just go to this website and choose your favorite Mortal Kombat game – you will not be disappointed. Play as Sub-Zero, Raiden, Shiva, Johhny Cage, and all the legendary characters that appear in the series.
Tekken is yet another legendary game that became popular through various consoles such as NES, SNES, and PS1. You can play these for free and remember the good old days when martial arts were a must feature of a great fighting game. Choose one of the famous heroes such as Yoshimitsu and fight your way through the forces of evil. The system for playing Tekken Online is the same as for Mortal Kombat – there is a website which acts as an emulator for all of these games.
Many would claim that these type of games teach us nothing but violence. That is a far cry from being true. In fact, it is how we raise our kids to perceive violence is what makes them violent. If you show them these games as an instruction to self-defence and a way to learn new moves in judo – you did a great job as a parent.
If you are not sure whether your kid should play these, you can always play them yourself since most of them are just a few clicks away and available to you for free.