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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) 2 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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1,167 621
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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Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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943 364
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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658 552
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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657 687
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468 395
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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610 259
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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639 590
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Tekken 5 2004

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645 494
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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513 291
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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442 418
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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367 327
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419 353
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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601 188
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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431 143
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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419 239
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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283 239
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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213 337
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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237 294
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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297 105
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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179 235
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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233 181
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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230 145
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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265 220
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Super Street Fighter IV 2010

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221 144
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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295 166
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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161 206
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added Streets of Rage 1991

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143 222
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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142 181
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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233 115
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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279 113
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Soul Edge 1996

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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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124 86
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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183 206
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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170 120
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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138 178
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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152 232
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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88 164
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made