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The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.7k votes 479 voters 37.3k views 57 items

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
Released: 2002 (Project Soul)
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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
Released: 2001 (Team Ninja)
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Backbone Entertainment)
4
Def Jam: Fight for NY is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (EA Canada)
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Dead or Alive Ultimate ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Team Ninja)
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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2001 (Capcom)
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Mortal Kombat: Deception... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Midway Games)
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Street Fighter Anniversa... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Capcom)
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Mortal Kombat: Armageddo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2006 (Midway Games)
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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Al... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2002 (Midway Games)
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Tao Feng: Fist of the Lo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Studio Gigante)
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Guilty Gear XX is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Capcom)
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Bloody Roar Extreme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Eighting Co.)
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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Midway Games)
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SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chao... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (SNK Playmore)
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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
Released: 2006 (EA Chicago)
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The King of Fighters 200... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (SNK Playmore)
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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (EA Canada)
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Samurai Shodown V is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Yuki Enterprise)
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Guilty Gear Isuka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Sega Sammy Holdings)
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Kung Fu Chaos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2003 (Just Add Monsters)
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Capcom Fighting Evolutio... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Capcom)
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The King of Fighters Neo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2006 (SNK Playmore)
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The King Of Fighters: Ma... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (Noise Factory)
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Bloody Roar 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Original Xbox Fighting Games, Ranked by Fans