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

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942 361
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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655 551
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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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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465 394
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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644 491
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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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) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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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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426 142
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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416 239
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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282 238
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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235 293
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) 28 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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Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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

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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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295 163
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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161 204
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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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Tekken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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

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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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137 177
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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151 231
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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88 162
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made