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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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1,870 1,240
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2
3,331 1,536
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

3
1,479 907
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4
1,356 767
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

5
1,180 827
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1992

6
1,341 1,152
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

7
1,117 529
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

8
813 330
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

9
803 804
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10
824 671
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

11
587 506
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

12
766 685
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2004

13
692 355
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1997

14
585 481
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

15
747 589
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

16
543 456
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17
514 418
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

18
420 413
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19
609 205
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

20
752 278
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

21
529 302
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

22
374 292
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

23
300 392
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

24
485 247
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

25
442 145
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
293 360
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2007

27
268 384
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337 178
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

29
233 288
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2001

30
232 317
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295 227
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

32
340 265
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 2010

33
300 182
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

34
263 154
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added 2001

35
361 162
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

36
213 251
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added 1991

37
185 264
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

38
249 202
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

39
356 222
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

40
320 148
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

41
190 222
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

42
183 113
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1994

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168 273
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168 297
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45
134 187
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1996

46
181 213
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

47
221 246
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

48
170 120
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

49
272 182
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 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

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109 32
Tekken 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1995