Fighting games on PC

Fighting games have been with PC players since the early 80s, and it’s been not that long until we saw the first Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. This genre was as simple as it gets back in the day: there was hardly any plot, and you could just start beating the hell out of your opponents.

Then, martial arts PC games evolved; some are still mainly about fighting, yet titles like Persona 4 Arena Ultimax incorporate game mechanics known from other genres, blending two (or more). How did it all start, and what are the most outstanding examples of PC titles like that?

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