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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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1,436 1,029
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1,155 736
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1,136 604
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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933 676
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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1,157 917
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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919 339
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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633 669
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450 380
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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630 542
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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582 249
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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631 478
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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622 580
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Tekken 5 2004

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488 282
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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356 316
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423 408
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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423 377
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403 347
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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583 175
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

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410 138
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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397 233
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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270 235
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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204 328
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Darkstalkers Jul 05 1994

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227 287
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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198 320
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180 255
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314 194
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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273 102
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 28 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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171 228
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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225 173
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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217 134
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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210 133
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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252 211
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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289 157
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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136 215
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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146 202
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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166 155
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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133 177
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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221 110
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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126 216
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104 132
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Soul Edge 1996

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131 227
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260 110
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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219 130
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 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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162 113
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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175 200
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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111 84
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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143 225
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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127 176
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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79 159
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made