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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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1,122 727
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1,110 587
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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907 664
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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1,136 894
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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899 323
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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602 535
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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556 243
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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615 468
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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601 572
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Tekken 5 2004

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617 659
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431 374
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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411 372
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391 339
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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341 304
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410 398
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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460 279
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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569 162
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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389 131
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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383 225
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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201 316
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Darkstalkers Jul 05 1994

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255 227
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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217 274
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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177 242
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192 310
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296 186
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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217 163
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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206 130
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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247 204
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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164 219
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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281 151
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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257 94
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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132 207
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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203 128
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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139 195
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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129 169
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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210 105
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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214 123
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 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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247 105
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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173 191
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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162 147
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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157 106
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
charlesminorversion1 added Capcom vs. SNK 2 2001

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124 208
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99 125
Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Soul Edge 1996

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138 216
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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102 83
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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124 170
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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126 116
Soulcalibur V is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
SnowLeopard44 added Soulcalibur V 2012