The 50 Best Video Game Franchises

47. Guilty Gear

Editions: 20 Guilty Gear (1998), Guilty Gear X (2000), Guilty Gear X Plus (2001), Guilty Gear Petit (2001), Guilty Gear Petit 2 (2001), Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition (2002), Guilty Gear XX (2002), Guilty Gear X ver 1.5 (2003), Guilty Gear XX #Reload (2003), Guilty Gear Isuka (2004), Guilty Gear Club (2005), Guilty Gear XX Slash (2005), Guilty Gear RoA (2006), Guilty Gear XX Λ Core (2006), Guilty Gear Dust Strikers (2006), Guilty Gear: Judgment (2006), Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus (2009), Guilty Gear 2: Overture (2009), Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent!? (2011), Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus R (2012)

Publisher: Atlus

BlazBlue's inspiration packed detailed anime sprites and references to heavy metal and rock music into a competitive fighter, and it was good. Where other fighters were moving toward realism and more down to Earth physics and combos, Guilty Gear was content to turn those notions on their head, paving the way for the more chaotic fighters we're seeing today.

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