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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3,194 1,421
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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1,719 1,168
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1,290 705
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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1,102 776
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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1,288 1,068
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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1,062 455
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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776 626
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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750 756
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732 297
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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546 464
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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714 651
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Tekken 5 2004

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713 557
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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622 331
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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536 456
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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512 425
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477 392
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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399 381
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536 180
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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699 233
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

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491 278
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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343 268
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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271 366
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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272 337
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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380 132
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
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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420 231
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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241 364
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220 295
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215 270
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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295 166
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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273 208
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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271 164
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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306 251
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Super Street Fighter IV 2010

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335 143
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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341 196
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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196 240
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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229 141
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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170 251
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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224 190
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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176 208
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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289 137
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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160 257
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166 104
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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162 278
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125 175
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Soul Edge 1996

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257 162
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 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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169 199
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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207 234
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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155 108
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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175 266
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made