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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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1,437 1,030
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1,156 736
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1,138 604
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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934 676
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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1,158 917
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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920 339
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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451 380
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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634 670
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631 543
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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584 249
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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623 581
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Tekken 5 2004

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632 478
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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489 283
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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356 317
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424 409
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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424 378
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405 347
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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585 175
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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411 138
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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398 233
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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271 236
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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205 329
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Darkstalkers Jul 05 1994

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227 288
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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198 321
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180 256
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315 195
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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274 102
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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171 229
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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225 174
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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218 135
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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211 134
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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253 212
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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290 157
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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136 216
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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148 202
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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166 156
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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133 178
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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222 110
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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127 217
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105 133
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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131 228
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261 110
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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220 130
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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176 201
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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163 114
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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112 84
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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144 225
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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129 176
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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80 159
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made