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8 great fighting games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for PS4, Xbox, PC, and Switch

With the last Smash Bros. update out, here are 8 games to try next.

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With the last Smash Bros. character now out, you may be looking for other ways to keep things fresh...

Here are the 8 best games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to play next.

8. Rocket Arena

PC, PS4, Xbox One

What would happen if you replaced Smash’s melee combat with rocket launchers? Rocket Arena, pretty much. If you want a different take on knockout battles, it’s worth a look.

7. Lethal League Blaze

PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox

Lethal League Blaze is all about knocking your opponent out of the arena, but with a hyper-fast brawl instead of your fists. Its lightning-fast competitive gameplay should appeal to Smash Bros. fans.

6. Gang Beasts

PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Gang Beasts’ physics-based combat feels much looser than Smash Bros., making it less competitive and much sillier. It’s a great alternative for players who want chaos more than precision.

5. Towerfall

PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

For a Smash-like vibe in a completely different kind of game, Towerfall is a great pick. Its four-player mode is all about frantically flinging arrows while avoiding environmental hazards.

4. Roof Rage

PC, Switch

Roof Rage isn’t as well known as most others on this list, but it’s a great pick for Smash fans. It’s easy to play but hard to master, which should keep you coming back for round after round.

3. Rivals of Aether

PC, Switch, Xbox One

Rivals of Aether is a pixelated platform fighter that grew out of a 2D Smash Bros. demake. Along with characters like Ori and Shovel Knight, it has unique modes and mechanics you won’t find elsewhere.

2. Brawlhalla

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Brawlhalla feels like a stripped-down Smash, which makes sense since it’s free to play. It has an extremely diverse roster of fighters and skins, including everyone from Hellboy to John Cena.

1. Brawlout

PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox

Brawlout is about as close as you can get to just playing Smash. It feels almost identical, with a roster of original characters and indie crossovers from the likes of Hyper Light Drifter and Guacamelee!

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