Developer: Sega
The best beat-’em-up sidescroller EVAR. Streets of Rage 2 is pretty great too, but SOR3 had multiple endings and a larger cast of playable characters (Axel, Blaze, Skate, Dr. Zan, and secret characters Roo and Shiva),but most importantly, it finally fixed the series' main problem—the special attack. In SOR2, every time you used your special attack, you lost hitpoints. In SOR3, they added a recharging power meter that allowed you the occasional special move, which made a lot more sense. Either way, it was better than the special move from the original game: A police car would drive up and shoot a rocket at the ground. Seriously, that was the stupidest attack ever.