Total Nerd The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Fighting games released on the GameCube. No Beat-em-ups or platformers allowed!

If you like beating up your opponents, then you’ll love the best GameCube fighting games, particularly because it has some of the best of all time. The Gamecube was the system that was the midpoint between the iconic N64 and the leap to the awesome Nintendo Wii, but it still received several amazing beat-em-up and combat games. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the average GameCube collection probably has several of these fighting games. Since some were much better than others, it’s only fitting to let fans decide which are best GameCube fighting games of all time.

With challenging combos and finishing moves to pull off, fighting games are some of the best multiplayer games you can get your hands on. Franchises like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat made the genre famous, but today there are a plethora of others that are just as fun. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre.

What really set the GameCube apart from other systems in terms of fighting games however, was none other than Super Smash Brothers Melee. Known in competitive fighting game circles as SSBM, it is still played in tournaments to this day. It differs from the standard fighting game formula quite a bit as it isn’t about lowering your opponent’s life bar, but rather to knock them out of the stage.

As this list is about the most popular and best selling fighting games that were released for GameCube, both exclusives and non-exclusives are included. The fighting games featured on this list include everything from Super Smash Bros. Melee to Soulcalibur II! What’s not included? Beat-em-ups such as Viewtiful Joe, Pokemon Colosseum, and TMNT. So vote for your favorite GameCube fighting games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Bloody Roar: Primal Fury is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Def Jam: Fight for NY is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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WWE Day of Reckoning 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Naruto: Clash of Ninja is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Battle Stadium D.O.N is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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WWE Day of Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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One Piece: Grand Adventure is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Shrek SuperSlam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Bleach GC: Tasogare Ni Mamieru... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Digimon Rumble Arena 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. N... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Bloody Roar 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Bloody Roar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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The Grim Adventures of Billy &... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Im... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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UFC: Throwdown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Shaman King: Soul Fight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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WWE Crush Hour is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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X-Men: Next Dimension is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Black & Bruised is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Legends of Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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DreamMix TV World Fighters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Legends of Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best GameCube Fighting Games of All Time, Ranked
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