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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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3,261 1,489
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

2
1,802 1,200
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1,425 883
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1,334 736
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

5
1,138 805
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1992

6
1,319 1,112
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

7
1,090 495
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

8
801 647
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

9
774 779
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10
771 315
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

11
567 486
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

12
736 668
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2004

13
659 342
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1997

14
729 577
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

15
561 467
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

16
528 443
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497 405
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

18
409 398
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564 201
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

20
731 256
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

21
358 279
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

22
288 379
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

23
504 293
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

24
455 241
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

25
282 351
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2007

26
405 141
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 26 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.

27
255 373
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315 173
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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228 307
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222 280
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2001

31
288 216
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

32
286 175
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

33
319 260
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 2010

34
251 148
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added 2001

35
347 156
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

36
204 247
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added 1991

37
350 211
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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177 258
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

39
234 197
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

40
183 215
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

41
303 146
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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166 266
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174 109
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1994

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164 289
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130 180
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1996

46
175 208
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

47
213 241
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

48
265 173
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
160 116
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

50
100 28
Tekken 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1995