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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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1,825 1,216
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2
3,287 1,509
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

3
1,444 896
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4
1,345 746
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

5
1,153 818
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1992

6
1,327 1,127
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

7
1,099 510
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

8
811 659
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

9
789 322
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

10
784 793
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11
575 495
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

12
750 674
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2004

13
673 348
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1997

14
737 583
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

15
569 475
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

16
531 449
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17
506 408
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

18
415 401
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19
585 203
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

20
743 263
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

21
366 281
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

22
516 296
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

23
291 383
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

24
464 244
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

25
418 143
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
287 354
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2007

27
257 376
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28
324 175
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

29
229 309
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30
227 282
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2001

31
292 219
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

32
292 177
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

33
324 262
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 2010

34
255 149
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added 2001

35
354 158
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

36
206 249
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added 1991

37
183 258
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

38
354 214
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

39
239 198
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

40
185 217
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

41
310 147
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

42
166 268
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43
178 110
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1994

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165 291
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45
131 182
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1996

46
179 210
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

47
215 244
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

48
266 175
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
164 118
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

50
103 29
Tekken 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1995