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.
Developer: SNK PlaymoreThe King of Fighters '98 is a 1998 fighting game released by SNK released for the Neo Geo... more
Developer: CapcomStreet Fighter II: The World Warrior is a competitive fighting game originally released for... more
Developer: NamcoTekken 5 is the fifth main installment in the popular Tekken series. It also marks the tenth... more
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Developer: Midway GamesMortal Kombat is an arcade fighting game developed and published by Midway Games in 1992 as... more
Developer: Rare LtdKiller Instinct is a fighting game developed by Rare and published by Midway and Nintendo. It... more
Developer: Production I.G, NamcoTekken 3 is the third installment in the popular Tekken fighting game series. It was released... more
Developer: Backbone Entertainment, CapcomMarvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a 2000 fighting game developed and published by... more
Developer: CapcomCapcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, known in Japan as Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire... more
- 10Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future is a 2D competitive fighting game produced... more
Developer: NamcoTekken Tag Tournament is the fourth main installment in Namco's Tekken fighting game series.... more
Developer: HAL LaboratorySuper Smash Bros. Melee, often abbreviated as SSBM or simply as Melee, is a crossover fighting... more
Developer: CapcomStreet Fighter Alpha 3, known as Street Fighter Zero 3 in Japan and Asia, is a 1998 fighting... more
Developer: CapcomStreet Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting is a competitive fighting game released for the... more
Developer: Dimps, CapcomStreet Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom, which co-developed the game with... more
Developer: Acclaim Cheltenham, Midway Games, Sculptured SoftwareMortal Kombat II is a competitive fighting game originally produced by Midway Games for the... more
Developer: Dimps, CapcomSuper Street Fighter IV is a 2010 fighting game produced by Capcom. It is an updated version... more
Developer: WMS Industries Inc., Avalanche Software, Midway Games, EurocomUltimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series, originally developed... more
Developer: Eolith, SNK PlaymoreThe King of Fighters 2002 is a 2002 competitive fighting game produced by Eolith and Playmore... more
Developer: CapcomX-Men vs. Street Fighter is a fighting game originally released as a coin-operated arcade game... more
Developer: Midway GamesMortal Kombat: Deception is a fighting game developed and published by Midway as the sixth... more
Developer: Namco, Project SoulSoulCalibur is a weapon-based 3D fighting game developed by Project Soul and produced by... more
- 24Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fighting video game based upon the fictional universe of DC... more
Developer: Project SoulSoulcalibur II is a 2002 video game developed by Project Soul and published by Namco and the... more