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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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1,166 621
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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1,183 943
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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943 362
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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656 552
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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656 686
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466 395
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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610 257
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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638 589
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Tekken 5 2004

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645 492
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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512 290
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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442 416
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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447 384
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366 327
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418 353
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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601 186
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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429 143
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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418 239
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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282 239
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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211 337
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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236 294
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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295 105
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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178 235
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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326 203
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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232 181
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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229 144
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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265 219
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Super Street Fighter IV 2010

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221 142
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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295 164
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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161 205
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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142 222
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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141 181
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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172 162
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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232 114
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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279 112
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 42 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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224 136
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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122 86
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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183 205
Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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169 119
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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138 177
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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152 231
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