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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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3,233 1,469
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

2
1,769 1,189
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1,406 870
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1,320 725
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

5
1,122 794
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1992

6
1,304 1,096
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

7
1,075 481
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

8
792 642
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

9
766 773
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10
757 309
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

11
556 479
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

12
726 664
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2004

13
644 340
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1997

14
726 571
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

15
555 466
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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524 438
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491 401
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

18
406 394
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550 193
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

20
717 249
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

21
354 277
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

22
283 375
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

23
496 288
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

24
445 240
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

25
279 347
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2007

26
396 137
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 26 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.

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251 370
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226 302
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221 277
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
2001

30
307 171
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

31
283 213
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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281 171
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

33
314 257
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 2010

34
343 150
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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350 203
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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241 144
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added 2001

37
201 243
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Die_Romantic added 1991

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173 256
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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181 210
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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229 194
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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294 140
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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163 262
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170 106
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1994

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163 283
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129 177
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added 1996

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262 167
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 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

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172 203
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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209 238
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

49
156 112
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

50
94 26
Tekken 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
1995