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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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893 309
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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589 528
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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540 239
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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603 461
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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585 569
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Tekken 5 2004

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423 370
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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335 297
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382 334
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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401 391
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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558 152
Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Super Smash Bros 4

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444 278
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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378 129
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
FensterHasselhoff added Mortal Kombat 2011

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374 223
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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193 311
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Darkstalkers Jul 05 1994

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248 223
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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209 270
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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185 307
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213 158
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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284 180
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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276 142
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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239 200
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Super Street Fighter IV 2010

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159 215
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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196 129
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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246 93
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
FensterHasselhoff added 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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129 202
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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197 123
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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133 189
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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125 164
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 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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202 105
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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243 101
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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168 187
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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96 121
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Soul Edge 1996

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118 205
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136 212
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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121 167
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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98 82
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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75 145
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made