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The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans 

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Updated June 15, 2019 8.6k votes 1.5k voters 76.7k views 83 items

List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 2 at some point.

If you owned a Playstation 2, then the titles this list of the best PS2 fighting games of all time will undoubtedly sound quite familiar to you. In fact, it's safe to say there were probably a few fighting games mentioned on this 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 PS2 fighting games of all time. The PS2 console took fighting games to the next level with improved graphics and reaction time, making the game play smoother than ever.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling fighting games that were released for PS2. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list features items like Tekken 5, Guilty Gear XX and many more. 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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Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2004 (Namco)
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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2001 (Capcom)
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Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2002 (Project Soul)
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2003 (Backbone Entertainment)
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai T... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
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Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2005 (Namco)
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Def Jam: Fight for NY is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2004 (EA Canada)
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Street Fighter Alpha Ant... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2006 (Capcom)
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Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2001 (Namco)
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2004 (Dimps)
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Guilty Gear XX is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2003 (Capcom)
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Mortal Kombat: Armageddo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2006 (Midway Games)
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The King of Fighters XI ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2005 (SNK Playmore)
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Mortal Kombat: Deception... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2004 (Midway Games)
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War of the Monsters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2003 (Incognito Entertainment)
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Street Fighter Anniversa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
mike_2019 added Released: 2005 (Capcom)
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Virtua Fighter 4: Evolut... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
zzdu69 added Released: 2002 (Sega AM2)
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai T... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2006 (Spike)
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Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Pl... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
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Virtua Fighter 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2001 (Sega AM2)
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WWE SmackDown! Here Come... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2003 (Yuke's)
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Rumble Roses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2004 (Yuke's)
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Bloody Roar 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
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The King of Fighters 200... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2004 (Eolith)
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NeoGeo Battle Coliseum ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
Released: 2005 (SNK Playmore)