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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3,283 1,503
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

2
1,819 1,214
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1,439 895
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4
1,344 744
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

5
1,152 816
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1992

6
1,324 1,126
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

7
1,097 509
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

8
809 658
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

9
782 791
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10
785 321
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

11
574 494
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

12
747 673
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2004

13
672 346
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1997

14
736 581
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

15
569 472
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

16
531 447
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17
506 406
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

18
415 399
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19
580 203
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

20
742 262
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

21
363 280
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

22
513 295
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

23
291 381
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

24
463 242
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

25
415 141
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
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.

26
284 353
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2007

27
257 374
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28
323 174
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

29
229 308
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30
225 282
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2001

31
291 218
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

32
291 176
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

33
323 261
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 2010

34
255 148
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added 2001

35
354 157
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

36
206 248
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added 1991

37
181 258
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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353 213
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

39
238 197
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

40
185 216
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

41
310 146
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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166 267
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43
177 110
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1994

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165 290
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131 181
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1996

46
177 209
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

47
215 243
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

48
266 174
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
jassi454 added 2004 - A great 2 player fighting game should be at the 5 or 3

49
164 117
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

50
102 29
Tekken 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1995