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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1,291 1,073
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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1,064 457
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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734 298
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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547 466
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Tekken 5 2004

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714 559
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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625 332
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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

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

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

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703 235
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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491 279
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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344 269
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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

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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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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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

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275 209
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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272 165
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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307 252
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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Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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342 198
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added Streets of Rage 1991

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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155 109
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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