Total Nerd The Best Fighting Games of All Time  

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List Rules Your favorite fighting game to play, either single player or competitively.

Nothing gets competition brewing between friends like the best fighting games of all time. Games like Street Fighter II or 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 is the best one? See what other gamers thing are the best fighting games of all time. Also vote for your favorites in order to add to the discussion.

The list of fighting games below 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 constitute the best? It's hard to say, because 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.
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Fatal Fury 2 is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
VanessaHawelu added Mortal Kombat: Armageddon 2006

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The King of Fighters 2002 is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Fatal Fury: Mark Of The Wolves is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves

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The King of Fighters 2000 is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Dead or Alive 5 is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
midnightq2 added Dead or Alive 5 2012

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Darkstalkers is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Samurai Shodown Anthology is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters '96 is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Marvel Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters XI is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters '94 is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Street Fighter II' Special Cha... is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Garou: Mark of the Wolves is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Art of Fighting 2 is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Bloody Roar is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Soul Edge is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Soul Edge 1996

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Fighting Vipers is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
AbzoluteArtistry added Fighting Vipers 1995

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Fatal Fury: King of Fighters is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters 2001 is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Super Smash Bros. 4 is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Super Smash Bros. 4

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Skullgirls is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
greatguwgullheiser added Skullgirls

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The King of Fighters XIII is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters '97 is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Fatal Fury Special is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Soul Blade is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Samurai Shodown V is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Guilty Gear XX is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Virtua Fighter 5 is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Tekken is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Tekken 1994

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Samurai Shodown IV is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
AbzoluteArtistry added BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 2008

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Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Tekken 4 2001

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Rival Schools: United By Fate is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters '99 is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Street Fighter Alpha is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Darkstalkers Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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The King of Fighters XII is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Bloody Roar 2 is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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King of Fighters XIV is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
IllusionDance added King of Fighters XIV

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Guilty Gear X is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Fina... is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time