Tekken in Japanese means “Iron Fist” and the game was first developed and released in 1994 by Namco which got several other sequels following the first original Tekken on Consoles, Android and PC. The game is one of the first 3D fighting games that use unique mechanics which made the game so popular that Arcades were set up in cities and villages where people would enjoy the game in versus mode challenging each other to see who is the best.
As technology progressed, every new Tekken developed into a better game introducing new characters, moves, game modes, and improvised graphics. Following is the complete list of All Tekken Games since the original Tekken game to this day:-
The first Tekken was released in December 1994 on arcades and on PlayStation 1 in 1995. The game used no more than 640×480 pixels for resolution but the 3D gameplay made it very popular amongst gamers all around the world.
Tekken 1 Gameplay
2. Tekken 2(1995)
Soon after the release of Tekken 1 on PlayStation 1 in March 1995, the new sequel to the series was released in August 1995 which was Tekken 2. The game improvised in graphics and in gameplay which included features like Reversals, Back-Throws, Chain-Throws, and sidestep to two characters which were- Heihachi and Kazuya who are the famous Mishima characters till date. The game also introduced some new characters like Baek Do San, Bruce Irwin which provided the game with new fighting styles.
Tekken 2 Gameplay
3. Tekken 3(1997)
Tekken 3, if not, became the most popular sequel in the Tekken series due to the improvements in game mechanics and graphics. The game although missed some characters from the previous Tekken games, it still became so popular that even small villages setup their own arcades for the players to compete with each other. The game introduced a total of 23 new characters including Jin Kazama, Hwoarang, Bryan Fury and several others.
Tekken 3 Gameplay
4. Tekken Tag Tournament(1999)
Tekken Tag Tournament was first released in Arcade in the year 1999 and then on PlayStation 2 in the year 2000. The game was first in the sequel to feature a tag team match where the players can switch between two characters anytime to give the other character some rest for some time to replenish some amount of health. The game was improvised in graphics when it was launched on PlayStation 2 and retained some of the characters from Tekken 2 that were absent in Tekken 3.
Tekken Tag Tournament Gameplay
5. Tekken Card Challenge(1999)
Tekken Card challenge is totally different from the first 4 Tekken sequels and also different than the mainstream Tekken games. It uses a gameplay where two opponents fight at the same time with cards instead. The game is still a Tekken game because it uses Tekken characters.
Tekken Card Challenge Gameplay
6. Tekken 4(2001)
Tekken 4 is the 5th mainstream Tekken game in the series that was first released on Arcade in 2001 and on PlayStation 2 in 2002. The game improvised further in mechanics and graphics. One of the newest things in the game was the use of walls which helped the character deal more damage to the opponent.
Tekken 4 Gameplay
7. Tekken Advance(2001)
Tekken Advance is the first Tekken game that was released on a Nintendo platform i.e., Game Boy Advance. The game is basically the pixelated version of Tekken 3 that uses Sprites of Tekken 3 3D characters. The gameplay can be seen as a try to copy the Tekken 3 game mechanics in a compromising way.
Tekken Advance Gameplay
8. Tekken 5(2004)
Perhaps the most popular Tekken sequel after Tekken 3 is the Tekken 5 which was on the next level in both graphics and fighting mechanics. The game was first released for the Arcades in 2004 and for PlayStation 2 in the year 2005. This game was the first Tekken game to feature customization of character-clothing and accessories.
Tekken 5 Gameplay
9. Death By Degrees(2005)
Death by Degrees was the first Tekken related game that was completely different from the original fighting system. The game was first released in 2005 on PlayStation 2 by Namco and falls in the category of Action-Adventure. The game, however, didn’t get good reviews but a lot of people still love it to this date and wish to have it reboot on PS4.
Death By Degress Gameplay
10. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection(2005)
The Dark Resurrection edition is the update to the Tekken 5 game which was first released on Arcade in December 2005 while the PSP version was released in July 2006. The game is almost identical to the Tekken 5 but brings three more characters: Armor King, Lili, and Sergei Dragunov. The game was made available to PS3 later with the addition of Jinpachi Mishima as a playable character.
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Gameplay
11. Tekken 6(2007)
Tekken 6 was first released in Japanese Arcades and was planned to be a PS3 exclusive but soon an Xbox 360 port was announced in the next year 2008. The game improved a lot in graphics and gameplay. The game introduced stages which have breakable floors and walls. It also introduced the system of Rage which increased the characters strength when their health bar is very low. Along with that, it also introduced a mechanism where after a set of moves, the opponent would bounce off the ground to let the other opponent perform another combo.
Tekken 6 Gameplay
12. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion(2009)
Bloodline Rebellion was an update that Tekken 6 got which improvised the game in different areas. The game was literally the same as the Tekken 6 but now a new mechanism to the gameplay was added. Parrying the low attacks of the opponent would now let the character perform a combo after the opponent enters the bound state. It was also the first fighting game to introduce full body motion blur.
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
13. Tekken Tag Tournament 2(2011)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was the Tekken game that featured the largest Roster in the Tekken series featuring all the characters from previous games. The game used the same idea of fighting as that of Tag Tournament 1 but now with extended combos added. The game improvised in graphics and various other game mechanics. It was first released in Japanese Arcades in 2011 following its release in 2012 on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Gameplay
14. Tekken Hybrid(2011)
Tekken Hybrid was a combination of the Tekken Tag Tournament and the 3D movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance. The game was greatly improvised in graphics and ran at full 1080p with 60fps. However, it didn’t receive as good ratings as the other Tekken games.
Tekken Hybrid Gameplay
15. Tekken 3D: Prime Edition(2012)
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition was the second Tekken game for Nintendo 3DS which was made to copy Tekken 6 but now with better graphics than the Tekken Advance. The game could run at 60fps but 3D gameplay was disabled at the time of wireless play.
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition Gameplay
16. Street Fighter X Tekken(2012)
Street Fighter X Tekken was a crossover fighting game that used characters from Tekken in the Street Fighter game. The game was first released in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but was later released on PC and PlayStation Vita in the same year. The gameplay mechanism is of Street Fighter rather than of Tekken and uses 2D gameplay. The game was well rated by the reviewers and consisted of 19 fighters from both Tekken and Street Fighter each.
Street Fighter X Tekken Gameplay
17. Tekken Revolution(2013)
Tekken Revolution was the first free-to-play Tekken game that was released on PlayStation 3 by Bandai Namco in 2013. The game was a remake of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 which used most of its stages and character models.
Tekken Revolution Gameplay
18. Tekken 7(2015)
Tekken 7 was released in 2015 in Japanese Arcades but got an update with the name of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution in 2016 which expanded the stages, characters and items. The game since then has got several updates and in June 2017, made its way to PC for the first time which expanded the player base all around the world. The game is still expanding its roster after the release of Season 2 DLC. It improved a lot in game mechanics and graphics and is currently the latest Tekken sequel which is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Tekken 7 Gameplay
19. Tekken Mobile(2017)
Tekken Mobile was released by Bandai Namco in August 2017 on Android and iOS that tried to copy Tekken 7 gameplay but with a lot of compromises due to the limitations of mobile devices. The game is free to play on Android and iOS.
Tekken Mobile Gameplay