Total Nerd The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans  

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

If you owned a Xbox 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 Xbox fighting games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling fighting games that were released for Xbox. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Everything from DOA 3 to Capcom vs SNK 2 is included on this poll. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

Note that beat-em ups and platformers do not count as fighting games even though they contain combat mechanics. A fighting game is about you and one or more opponents fighting for single dominance on a stage.

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Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Dead or Alive 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Dead or Alive Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Def Jam: Fight for NY is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Street Fighter Anniversary Col... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Guilty Gear XX is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Bloody Roar Extreme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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The King of Fighters 2003 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Fight Night Round 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Guilty Gear Isuka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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The King of Fighters Neowave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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The King Of Fighters: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Samurai Shodown V is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

The Best Street Fighter Games Ever Released, Ranked by Fans

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Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Im... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Bloody Roar 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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X-Men: Next Dimension is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Rocky Legends is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Rocky Legends Sep 28 2004

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Rocky 2002

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Capcom Fighting Evolution is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Shrek SuperSlam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Shrek SuperSlam Oct 25 2005

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Digimon Rumble Arena 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Godzilla: Save the Earth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Fight Night 2004 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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WWE Raw 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
WWE Raw 2 2003

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UFC: Tapout is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
UFC: Tapout Feb 28 2002

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TMNT: Mutant Melee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Capcom vs SNK 2 EO is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
zzdu69 added Capcom vs SNK 2 EO 2003

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Kung Fu Chaos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Loons: The Fight for Fame is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Dead to Rights II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Dead to Rights II Apr 12 2005

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WWE WrestleMania 21 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Whiplash is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Whiplash Nov 18 2003

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Tom and Jerry in War of the Wh... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brut... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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WWF RAW is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
WWF RAW Feb 11 2002

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Iron Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Iron Phoenix Mar 22 2005

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Legends of Wrestling II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans

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Deathrow: Underground Team Com... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans