Best Tekken Games Over the Years

Written by smoothie


Tekken 8 is finally on its way. For Tekken lovers, no other news can make them happier. Bandai Namco finally announced that Tekken 8 will be released on January 26, 2024. With Tekken 8 on the horizon, that would add another masterpiece to the list of Tekken games. Including Tekken 8, it would make it to 11 games in the Tekken series.

Every Tekken game has something special. As kids, we have so many memories attached to these games. However, is every Tekken game up to par, or do the gamers enjoy every game equally? Well, we highly doubt it. 

So, how about doing a comparative analysis of Tekken games? Based on factors such as graphics, gameplay, and other factors, we can explore which game stands out apart than the rest. However, we’re not going to rank them in any order. Doing so would be an injustice as we firmly believe that every Tekken game has something unique. So, without further delay, let’s get started.

1. Tekken Tag Tournament 2

We won’t say this game was disappointing, but it was somewhat illogical. Hold on, we’re saying this for a reason. Also, we highly feel that the game’s sole purpose was to introduce newbies to the Tekken series.

Many players who’ve played this game can relate to us when we say that the gameplay isn’t as difficult as one would expect from the Tekken series. Not only this, the boss in the game mode doesn’t make any sense. 

With no history of the character whatsoever, it feels that Tekken producers have forcefully fitted the guy. Nevertheless, this game served its purpose well as a successor to the Tekken Tag Tournament.

2. Tekken Tag Tournament

The Tekken Tag Tournament was released in 1999 when games like Street Fighter and Virtua Fighter were fan favorites. However, the Tekken Tag Tournament created waves among the audience. Also, no fighting game had a tag feature where you could play with two fighters in a single match. Surely, this was an upgrade from a solo mode.

Graphics-wise, this game wasn’t great. Tekken producers could have done much better when it comes to the gameplay. Its counterparts, Street Fighter and Virtua Fighter had fairly smooth and better graphics.

3. Tekken 6

For seventh-generation consoles, this game was a treat. Tekken 6 had flowing graphics, great sound, and some new but extremely powerful characters. Also, Azazel, who was introduced in this game couldn’t be defeated easily. For some gamers, it was quite frustrating and for some, it was a pure joy. Nevertheless, Tekken 6 raised the bar high for arcade games.

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4. Tekken 2

If one game truly made the name of Bandai Namco as a game production powerhouse, then it’s that game. Released in 1995, it was the first Tekken game that made it out to consoles. Moreover, the graphics and the gameplay were much better than Tekken 1. New characters were added to the roster. Also, the infamous feud between Heihachi and Kazuya took off from Tekken 2.

5. Tekken 4

Tekken 4 made it out to markets in 2002 and by the standards of Bandai Namco, it exceeded everyone’s expectations. The gameplay had improved a lot. In addition, the graphics and the music complemented the gameplay.

The combos made the game more interesting. Other than this, the characters had a real flair. The distinctive outfits and taunts of every character made the game worth playing.

6. Tekken 5

Till now, there isn’t a better Tekken game than this. Why? Because everything was in place, the graphics, gameplay, storyline, combos, characters, you name it, nothing was out of proportion in Tekken 5.

The game was a bit on the offensive side, and everyone liked it. Deadly, long combos made our jaws drop. In addition, only four new characters were added in Tekken 5, and they were enough to make the roster interesting.

7. Tekken 7

This is the newest addition to Tekken games. This game is a testament to how Bandai Namco has improved over the years. Released in 2015, Tekken 7 doesn’t miss anything. From graphics to music and gameplay, fans couldn’t ask for more.

However, this game can get a bit technical for the newbies. Offering an insane number of combos for each player, they may take some time to get a hold of those. Nevertheless, they make the game much more interesting.


With Tekken 8 on its way, this was the best time for a quick recap of the best Tekken games. It doesn’t matter if your favorite didn’t make it to our list, it’s still equally good and enjoyable. Now, let’s wait to get our hands on the latest edition in the series while practicing with the ones we’ve highlighted above.