Nothing gets competition brewing between friends like the best fighting games of all time. Games like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat II are guaranteed to spike peoples' salt levels after a few matches. But with so many fighting games released over the past few decades, which one is the best? See what other gamers think are the best fighting games of all time.
This list of fighting games covers all consoles and systems, and includes cover art when available. These highly rated fighting games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest fighting games are at the top of the list. But what constitutes the best? It's hard to say - some people play fighting games for the storylines while others play them for the competitive aspect. Ultimately, it varies from person to person.
So get to voting for your favorite fighting game of all time or add it if you don't see it below, but beware, the competition is down right fierce.
- 350203Tekken 5 is the fifth main installment in the popular Tekken series. It also marks the tenth... more
- 416260Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a competitive fighting game originally released for... more
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- 283162Killer Instinct is a fighting game developed by Rare and published by Midway and Nintendo. It... more
- 474296Mortal Kombat is an arcade fighting game developed and published by Midway Games in 1992 as... more
- 430205Tekken 3 is the third installment in the popular Tekken fighting game series. It was released... more
- 404276Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a 2000 fighting game developed and published by... more
- 292141Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future is a 2D competitive fighting game produced... more
- 197101The King of Fighters '98 is a 1998 fighting game released by SNK released for the Neo Geo... more
- 317220Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, known in Japan as Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire... more
- 248149Tekken Tag Tournament is the fourth main installment in Namco's Tekken fighting game series.... more
- 222170Street Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom, which co-developed the game with... more
- 528341Super Smash Bros. Melee, often abbreviated as SSBM or simply as Melee, is a crossover fighting... more
- 217157Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting is a competitive fighting game released for the... more
- 262186Street Fighter Alpha 3, known as Street Fighter Zero 3 in Japan and Asia, is a 1998 fighting... more
- 149109Super Street Fighter IV is a 2010 fighting game produced by Capcom. It is an updated version... more
- 140110X-Men vs. Street Fighter is a fighting game originally released as a coin-operated arcade game... more
- 451255Mortal Kombat II is a competitive fighting game originally produced by Midway Games for the... more
- 271133Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series, originally developed... more
- 141106Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is a fighting game developed and published by Midway for the... more
- 161126Mortal Kombat: Deception is a fighting game developed and published by Midway as the sixth... more
- 11887The King of Fighters 2002 is a 2002 competitive fighting game produced by Eolith and Playmore... more
- 324137Soulcalibur II is a 2002 video game developed by Project Soul and published by Namco and the... more
- 191104SoulCalibur is a weapon-based 3D fighting game developed by Project Soul and produced by... more