Total Nerd The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made  

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List Rules 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 fighting game you love a boost.

Featuring Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., Tekken, and more, ths list includes the best fighting video games of all time. 

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Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Mortal Kombat 1992

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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888 299
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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584 525
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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534 235
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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597 457
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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602 645
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420 365
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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578 567
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Tekken 5 2004

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399 365
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331 294
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375 331
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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399 386
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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551 148
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

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440 276
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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373 127
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
FensterHasselhoff added Mortal Kombat 2011

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372 220
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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193 307
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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244 222
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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205 269
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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168 237
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Dead or Alive 3 Nov 15 2001

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210 157
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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278 179
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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273 140
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Super Street Fighter IV 2010

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156 214
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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194 127
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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243 91
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
FensterHasselhoff added Mortal Kombat X 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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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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194 121
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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132 187
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added Streets of Rage 1991

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122 164
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
jassi454 added Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 2004 - A great 2 player fighting game should be at the 5 or 3

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201 103
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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241 99
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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95 120
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Soul Edge 1996

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135 210
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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120 166
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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96 81
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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74 143
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made