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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469 312
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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2
459 265
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

3
314 235
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

4
467 249
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

5
445 243
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

6
353 218
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

7
251 217
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

8
147 124
Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

9
339 179
Tekken 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Tekken 3 1997

10
205 162
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Street Fighter Alpha 3 1998

11
299 182
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Tekken 5 2004

12
182 125
Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hype... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

13
246 134
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

14
143 49
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

15
290 141
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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249 117
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

17
87 67
X-Men vs. Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
AbzoluteArtistry added X-Men vs. Street Fighter 1996

18
110 57
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

19
214 177
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

20
232 149
Tekken Tag Tournament is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

21
145 120
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

22
101 82
Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

23
105 107
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fig... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

24
86 57
The King of Fighters '98 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

25
239 151
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

26
153 105
Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

27
71 63
Samurai Shodown II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

28
121 81
Street Fighter III: Third Stri... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Street Fighter III: Third Strike

29
92 62
Killer Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
sdtjsaint added Killer Instinct 2 1995

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44 58
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
AbzoluteArtistry added Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars 2010

31
163 116
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

32
48 39
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

33
51 56
Darkstalkers 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

34
182 134
Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

35
142 105
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

36
79 79
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

37
52 49
Street Fighter Alpha 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

38
44 54
Samurai Shodown III is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

39
35 33
X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

40
114 108
Dead or Alive 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

41
54 57
The King of Fighters '95 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

42
126 101
Mortal Kombat 4 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

43
164 105
Tekken 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Tekken 2 1995

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44
68 76
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of t... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

45
51 56
Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

46
44 24
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

47
122 101
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

48
117 116
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

49
29 40
Fatal Fury 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time

50
133 134
Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fighting Games of All Time
Tekken 6 2007