The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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List Criteria: Head to Head Tournament-Style Fighting Games Only

The best fighting games pit player against player testing reflexes and skill. Fighting games range from the 3D arena fighters to elaborate tag matches. Almost every major franchise in pop culture has had a go at a fighting game lately, from Star Wars to Street Fighter, the reach of the FIghting Genre runs deep. You can build a list to include your favorite fighting franchise, or use the vote buttons to give the fighing game you love a boost.
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    Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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    Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made


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    Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made


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    Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made


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    X-Men vs. Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made


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    Soulcalibur IV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made


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    Samurai Shodown II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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    Dead or Alive 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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    Virtua Fighter 4 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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    Primal Rage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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    Mortal Kombat X is a fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series.

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