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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
2004

2
150 67
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

3
105 38
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
-1450534653362 added 2007

4
137 61
Soulcalibur III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

5
152 71
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

6
116 52
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

7
124 64
Def Jam: Fight for NY is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

8
105 53
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

9
104 53
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

10
100 56
Guilty Gear XX is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

11
72 35
The King of Fighters XI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

12
90 51
Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
2001

13
96 56
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

14
88 51
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

15
74 40
Bloody Roar 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

16
74 41
The King of Fighters 2002 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

17
62 32
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

18
74 45
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

19
33 11
Street Fighter Anniversary Col... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

20
56 32
Samurai Shodown V is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

21
76 54
WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

22
67 46
Virtua Fighter 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

23
46 29
The King of Fighters 2003 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

24
20 6
street fighter ex 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans
zzdu69 added street fighter ex 3

25
40 29
The King of Fighters 2000 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PS2 Fighting Games Of All Time, Ranked By Fans