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Top 10 Best 1v1 Fighting Android Games – Updated February, 2022

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Sometimes, you just want to get in the ring and let off some steam (well, in a video game). Thankfully, there are tons of games on the Google Play Store that have you fighting other people in 1v1 matches, both online and offline. These games allow you to pound on your enemies without getting hurt yourself.

There are different 1v1 fighting games with different styles of gameplay out there. They range from simply tapping and swiping to activating special moves when your meter fills up. Regardless of the play style, here are 10 of the best 1v1 fighting games you can get on Android.

Top 10 Best 1v1 Fighting Android Games – February 2022

Here’s a quick overview of the games including the download costs and range of in-app purchases.

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GameDownload CostIn-app cost (per item)
Marvel Contest of ChampionsFree$.99 – $99.99
Injustice 2Free$.99 – $99.99
Stickman Shinobi: Ninja FightingFree$1.99 – $99.99
Fight of Animals – Solo EditionFree$0.99 – $4.99
Power Rangers Legacy WarsFree$.99 – $99.99
Brawl FighterFree$0.99 – $29.99
Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition$4.99 (Free with Play Pass)$.99 – $49.99
SkullgirlsFree$.99 – $99.99
Slapstick FighterFree$2.49
Karate DoFree$0.99 – $99.99

Top 10 Best 1v1 Fighting Android Games – February 2022

Below is the list of games but with more details added in. As always, it’s best to download from the Play Store or other authorized app stores.

Marvel Contest of Champion

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 1.4GB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

If you’re a fan of comic book superheroes then you should love Marvel Contest of Champions. It follows the story from the actual 1982 comic books where different heroes are used as pawns in a cosmic competition.

This title has some years on it, so the gameplay is pretty straightforward. During a fight, you hit the opponent by tapping and swiping on the screen. You perform special attacks by filling up bars as you fight. The more bars you fill, the more powerful the attack.

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Contest of Champions uses the energy system, which is a bummer considering how short some of the battles can be (some can be wrapped up in like 20 seconds). Also, there is a slew of different options for in-app purchases. You can pay to buy different items, crystals, and currencies.

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Injustice 2

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 1.69GB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5

Injustice 2 is the mobile version of the console game of the same name. Just like the console version, it follows the events after the first game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. The mobile version actually uses the cutscenes from the console version.

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Fighting is pretty simple, but there is some variety. You tap and swipe anywhere on the screen to do your regular attacks. Each character has their own selection of special attacks that they can activate by pressing designated buttons.

There’s a premium currency in the form of diamonds, and they can be used to buy characters, coins, and energy (yes, this game’s on the energy system). You can buy these diamonds with real money. Other than that, there are login bonuses that you can earn daily.

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Stickman Shinobi: Ninja Fighting

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $1.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 132MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5

If you like anime, then you’ll love Stickman Shinobi. I’m not going to mince words, this took HEAVY inspiration from both DragonBall Z and Naruto. It’s a 2D fighting game where you play as super-powered stick figures in good old anime battle.

You’ll be flying all of the characters are modeled after Naruto characters, so if you’re a fan of the show, you should be able to pick them out. The characters are Naruto-inspired, but the action is straight out of DragonBall Z. Characters fly around the stage and use energy blasts. Not only that, but the sound effects are straight from the show.

You have the classics when it comes to mobile app monetization. There’s an energy system, a regular and premium currency, and in-app purchases available. There are tons of characters you can unlock and upgrade.

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Fight of Animals – Solo Edition

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $4.99
  • Size: 78MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5

People like adorable fluffy animals, and people like heated combat; this is why it’s only logical that you combine the two. Fight of Animals is a fighting game where you play as adorable (and rather hilarious) household pets in 1-on-1 combat. It plays like any traditional 1v1 fighter from back in the 90s. You’re not really introduced to any story or gimmicks when you start off. You start the game, choose your character, and fight.

You use the on-screen joystick to move your character and you press the big push button to punch. Also, there are three buttons next to the punch button that will make your character do special attacks.  Also, there’s a meter that fills up as you fight and when it fills up, you’ll be able to do an ultimate attack.

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Power Rangers Legacy Wars

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 171MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’ release coincided with the movie from 2017. What really stands out about this game is the fact there are rangers from every generation of Power Rangers in this game.

The combat is different from most other 1v1 fighting games on mobile. You don’t tap on the screen to punch or kick. Rather, each character has a selection of special attacks to do combat. Every attack uses a varying amount of stamina from your reservoir.

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You have the typical two-currency system here. You earn gold coins while playing battles, and crystals are the premium currency. Crystals can be bought with real money, and you use them to buy characters. There’s no energy system in this game.

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Brawl Fighter

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $29.99
  • Size: 188MB
  • Google Play Rating: N/A

Brawl Fighter definitely takes inspiration from Brawlhalla. This is a pretty straightforward game that has 2D characters in 1v1 combat. Like a lot of games on the mobile market, it’s pretty derivative when it comes to its characters. There are characters inspired by Goku, Hell Boy, Lara Croft, and other popular characters in popular media.

The gameplay is pretty standard for a mobile fighter. You have your on-screen joystick, your attack button, and your special attacks that have a cooldown. Overall, it’s a pretty fast-paced fighting game.

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Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition

  • Download Cost: $4.99 (Free with Play Pass)
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $49.99
  • Size: 110MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5

Shadow Fight 2 has been a popular game from the company Nekki. It’s been out for several years, but it holds up in 2021. What makes this game special is the focus on realistic movements that you don’t find in most fighting games.

There are designated attack buttons along with a D-pad for movements, so it plays like a console game; however, you can also swipe on the D-pad.  Along with hand-to-hand combat, you can purchase different weapons using in-game currency. There’s a campaign mode along with a tournament mode.

So, what makes the Special Edition better than the original? Well, the original version has ads, in-app purchases, and an energy system. The special edition has none of these things, and this is the reason for the $4.99 price tag. You can also get it for free using Google Play pass.

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Skullgirls

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 92MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5

Skullgirls originally launched as downloads for the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2021. It’s been a popular series since then, and the mobile version was able to gather a 4.6-star rating on the Google Play Store. It’s a 1v1 fighting game with beautiful animations and an overall eccentric aesthetic.

You do combos by tapping and swiping on the screen. Like a lot of fighting games, tapping does basic attacks and swiping does heavy attacks. You can also hold two fingers to block and swipe up with two fingers to grab enemies. If you need a boost, there are special attacks and ultimate attacks you can use.

Skullgirls has the holy trinity of gacha elements: premium currency, character summons, and in-app purchases. There are definitely plenty of opportunities to spend money in this game, but it doesn’t get in the way of gameplay.

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Slapstick Fighter

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $2.49
  • Size: 73MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5

Slapstick is a 2D stick figure fighting game that’s about as simple as they come. It’s heavily physics-based, which lends to the overall look and feel. You face other stick figures in combat with fists or other weapons.

Slapstick plays very differently from other fighters. Instead of trying to get the opponent’s stamina bar down, you’re trying to land hits on them to knock them down. If you can knock them down five times before they can do the same to you, you win the round.

You get popup ads between rounds and there are different colors you can watch ads for. You can get rid of the ads for $2.49. Other than that, you can buy items with the in-app currency which are gold coins.

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Karate Do – Ultimate Fighting Game

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost:
  • Size:
  • Google Play Rating: stars out of 5

Karate Do is a different kind of fighting game. It’s a 2D 1v1 game where you’re pitted against an opponent, but you’re not in heated combat. It’s more of a test of your reflexes. You have to approach the opponent and land a punch on them and avoid getting hit. Each punch you land on them equals one point. If you have the most points by the end of the round, you win.

You have your typical array of in-app purchases, but they don’t really get in the way. Also, there are chests that you can unlock and open.

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