Street Fighter II is a legendary beat 'em up that will require no introduction to fans of the genre. Originally unleashed on arcades in 1991, it has since been re-released on countless formats in the following decades, remaining one of the true benchmarks of the fighting game genre. If you have not yet played it, now is the time...
A Cast of Fighters From Around the World
Street Fighter II was responsible for introducing one of the most iconic sets of characters in the world of video games. The game's roster includes the karate fighters Ken and Ryu, the Chinese martial artist Chun-Li, the fire-breather Dhalsim, the weird mutant Blanka, the criminal mastermind M. Bison and others. Each character has their own set of moves, and a skilled player will be able to master each and every one. But be warned: to do so takes a great deal of time and dedication!
A Challenge for your Friends
One of the main reasons that Street Fighter II became such a popular hit is the scope and appeal of its two-player mode. Choose a character, and go head-to-head against a friend. You will have hours of fun mixing and matching different characters to find out which one suits your personal playing style the best. Will you stick with the traditionalist choices Ken and Ryu, or will you go for the weirder fighters such as Dhalsim and Blanka?