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The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games 

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Updated February 27, 2020 3.2k votes 540 voters 17.8k views

List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Neo Geo at some point.

If you owned a Neo Geo at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few fighting games in your collection. 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. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Neo Geo fighting games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling fighting games that were released for Neo Geo. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list is made up of different items, including Samurai Shodown and Fatal Fury Special.

Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Garou: Mark of the Wolve... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Leonardo Mariano da Rocha added Released: 1999 (SNK Playmore)
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The King of Fighters '98... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1998 (SNK Playmore)
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The Last Blade 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
NeoGeoMike added
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Samurai Shodown II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
NeoGeoMike added Released: 1994 (SNK Playmore)
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Real Bout Fatal Fury Spe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
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The King of Fighters 200... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
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Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1998 (SNK Playmore)
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The Last Blade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1997 (SNK Playmore)
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Samurai Shodown IV is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1996 (SNK Playmore)
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Samurai Shodown V Specia... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
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Fatal Fury Special is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1993 (Funcom)
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SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chao... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 2004 (SNK Playmore)
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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1993 (SNK Playmore)
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Waku Waku 7 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
RyanSmith added Released: 1996 (Sunsoft)
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Real Bout Fatal Fury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
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Rage Of The Dragons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 2002 (Noise Factory)
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World Heroes Perfect is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1995 (ADK)
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Art Of Fighting 3 - The ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Leonardo Mariano da Rocha added
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The King of Fighters '95... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1995 (SNK Playmore)
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Fatal Fury 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
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Fatal Fury 3: Road to th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1995 (SNK Playmore)
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The King of Fighters '94... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 1994 (SNK Playmore)
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The King of Fighters 200... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
t3hgawd added Released: 2000 (SNK Playmore)
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Samurai Shodown III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Eduardo Drew Ibarra added Released: 1995 (SNK Playmore)
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The King of Fighters 200... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo Geo Fighting Games
Released: 2003 (SNK Playmore)