BlazBlue Games Ranked from Worst To Best

Arc System Works is a famous developer known for creating some of the best and attractive fighting games like Guilty Gear and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

These stylish fighting games are popular in Japan due to their unique fighting approach.

Moreover, thanks to Steam, Arc System Works games have become even popular in the US and the whole world.

However, the game we’re going to talk about today is BlazBlue. All of the BlazBlue games were released by Arc System Works and this list contains the best BlazBlue Games ranked from Worst To Best.

5. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Developer Arc System Works
Release Date November 19, 2008
Platforms Android, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Arcade game, Arcade video game, PlayStation 3

Being a fan of Guilty Gear, watching BlazBlue as its successor was an interesting experience.

Calamity Trigger included new characters with a rather unique approach in a fighting style that added on top of what Guilty Gear had to offer.

Calamity Trigger is a fast-paced 2D game and looking at the characters, it’s obvious that the developer wanted every single one of them to look unique and different.

There are a handful of attacks a player can do and defensive options don’t suffer either.

The game also offers an offline story mode which a lot of newcomers like since it incorporates a strict storyline.

However, the game isn’t the best BlazBlue game either. You’re only getting a total of 12 characters and the overall vibe of Calamity Trigger is very bizarre for a newcomer/beginner.

4. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend

DeveloperArc System Works
Release Date November 20, 2009
Platforms Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Arcade game, PlayStation 3

Once again, you’re looking at the bizarre-looking art with the complex user interface.

But other than that Continuum Shift Extend is such a nice game by Arc System Works. You will be amazed to look at all the unique characters with more than unique abilities.

What Continuum Shift Extend does better than Calamity Trigger is aggressiveness.

If you want to go hardcore into the world of BlazBlue, you’ll have a fun time playing Continuum Shift Extend.

Unlike Calamity Trigger, it’s not available on a lot of platforms but you get to experience the heat.

This time, the characters were increased to 19 but that’s not a lot either. All in all Continuum Shift Extend will be a fun experience for the hardcore BlazBlue fans.

3. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

DeveloperArc System Works
Release DateMay 31, 2018
PlatformsPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Arcade video game, Nintendo Switch

A rather recent title on our list, Cross Tag Battle is by no means bad. It’s actually pretty good and made its name in the world of eSports.

Cross Tag Battle allows 2v2 tag team matches and for the first time, this game simplifies the whole concept.

Now, as a fan, I know that Arc System Works is known for making a game complex. But this time, players even have an assist system where they can deeply collaborate with their teammates.

This means a whole new level of craziness and a beautiful combat system.

2. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend

Developer Arc System Works
Release Date November 21, 2012
PlatformsPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Arcade game, PlayStation Vita, Arcade video game, PlayStation 3

Graphics-wise, Chrono Phantasma Extend is inferior to Cross Tag Battle.

But if you’re into fighting with swords bigger than your own house, Chrono Phantasma Extend has got you covered.

Released in 2012, the game is still hyped to this date and a lot of players are still enjoying it.

This time, you’re getting a handful of characters with crazy abilities to let you enjoy to the fullest.

All in all, the beautiful art, great soundtrack, fast-paced fights, and the ability to play single or multiplayer is what makes Chrono Phantasma Extend one of the best BlazBlue games.

1. BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Developer Arc System Works
Release DateNovember 19, 2015
PlatformsPlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Arcade game, Nintendo Switch, Arcade video game, PlayStation 3

Probably the most popular and enjoyable game from the BlazBlue franchise, this 2D fighting game brings a whole new fighting experience for the players.

Every character in Central Fiction is designed in a way where it shows their true personalities.

Even though the 2D aspect is perfect, you cannot expect a lot more especially in terms of the storyline.

The nearly flawless gameplay is what makes Central Fiction one of the fan-favorite BlazBlue games and it’s for a fair reason.


If you’re trying to get into the world of BlazBlue, don’t worry.

All these games are pretty fun to play and the 2D fighting mechanism will get your adrenaline pumping throughout the matches.

With tons of content in story mode, BlazBlue also incorporates newbies and if you’re confused about which BlazBlue game to play, Central Fiction is what you should go for.