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The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made 

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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
Released: 2001 (HAL Laboratory)
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Released: 1992 (Capcom)
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Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1997 (Production I.G)
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Released: 1993 (Acclaim Cheltenham)
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2003 (Backbone Entertainment)
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Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2002 (Project Soul)
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Released: 1992 (Midway Games)
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Super Smash Bros 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2011 (High Voltage Software)
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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2015 (NetherRealm Studios)
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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Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1996 (WMS Industries Inc.)
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Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1999 (Namco)
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Street Fighter Alpha 3 ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1998 (Capcom)
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Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1999 (HAL Laboratory)
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2008 (Monolith Soft)
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Released: 2004 (Namco)
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Released: 2008 (Dimps)
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai T... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
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Super Street Fighter II ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1993 (Capcom)
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fat... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2011 (Eighting Co.)
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Released: 1996 (Capcom)
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Street Fighter III: 3rd ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 2011 (Namco Bandai Games)
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Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1994 (Rare Ltd)
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Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Released: 1998 (Namco)