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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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894 312
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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590 530
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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541 241
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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604 463
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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588 569
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Tekken 5 2004

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425 370
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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337 299
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383 336
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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402 392
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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560 152
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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446 278
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 3 1997

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380 129
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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376 223
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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193 313
Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Darkstalkers Jul 05 1994

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248 225
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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212 271
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 6 2007

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214 160
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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285 182
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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276 145
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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161 216
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 4 2001

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241 201
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
midnightq2 added Super Street Fighter IV 2010

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199 129
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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250 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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131 203
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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198 125
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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134 191
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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126 165
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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209 120
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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243 102
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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

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155 145
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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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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119 206
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96 122
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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136 213
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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99 82
Tekken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made
Tekken 1994

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121 168
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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75 147
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made