Total Nerd The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular fighting games in 2018. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played fighting games right now includes some of the best-selling games on PS4. What are the top 10 fighting video games today?

Fighting games, like Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Tekken 7, keep getting new players, thanks to professional gamers, eSports tournaments, Twitch streamers, and YouTube gaming channels. Other good fighting games trending now include Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 2, and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Vote up the best fighting games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
SavioCamposBatistella added Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, ...more

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Tekken 7 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2015
Tekken 7 is a 2015 fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games. It is the ninth installment in the Tekken fighting game series. The game is the first in the series to make use of ...more

3
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Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2001
Super Smash Bros. Melee, often abbreviated as SSBM or simply as Melee, is a crossover fighting game released for the Nintendo GameCube shortly after its launch in 2001. It is the second game in ...more

4
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Street Fighter V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Street Fighter V 2016
Street Fighter V is a fighting video game developed by Capcom and Dimps. The game was released in February 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows; a Linux version was announced for ...more

5
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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2015
Mortal Kombat X is a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series and was released on April 14, 2015 for PlayStation 4, ...more

6
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
AyyLmao2 added 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2018 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, based on the ...more

7
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2014
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a fighting video game developed by Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U video game consoles. The 3DS version ...more

8
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl, known in Japan as Dairantō Smash Brothers X, is the third installment in the Super Smash Bros. series of crossover fighting games, developed by an ad hoc development ...more

9
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Injustice 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2017
Injustice 2 is a 2017 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The storyline centers around Batman and his insurgency's ...more

10
156 136
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
1999
Super Smash Bros., originally released in Japan as Nintendo All Star! Dairantō Smash Brothers, is a fighting game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It ...more

11
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Pokkén Tournament is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Pokkén Tournament 2016
Pokkén Tournament is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by The Pokémon Company. The game combines gameplay elements from Bandai Namco's Tekken ...more

12
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Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2010
Super Street Fighter IV is a 2010 fighting game produced by Capcom. It is an updated version of Street Fighter IV and has been said to mark the definitive end of the Street Fighter IV series. ...more

13
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Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2009
Street Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom, which co-developed the game with Dimps. It was the first numbered Street Fighter game released by Capcom since 1999, a hiatus of ...more

14
73 91
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 2000

15
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2011
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom. It features Capcom's own characters and characters from American comic book company Marvel Comics. It is ...more

16
60 81
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2013
Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fighting video game based upon the fictional universe of DC Comics. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive ...more

17
76 109
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2017
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a fighting video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sixth main entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom series of crossover games. Like previous installments, ...more

18
57 80
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2011
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom. It is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. After the events of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake ...more

19
48 66
Ultra Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV is a 2014 fighting video game published by Capcom and an update to Street Fighter IV. Before the release of the game, Capcom set up test locations to gather fan feedback ...more

20
63 91
Arms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2017
Arms is a 2017 fighting game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game differentiates itself from standard fighting games as up to four players can choose a fighter ...more

21
48 70
Super Street Fighter II Turbo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
1994
Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge, is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth ...more

22
47 75
Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2012
Street Fighter X Tekken is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom and released in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in May for the PC and in October for the PlayStation Vita. ...more

23
51 83
Brawlhalla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2015
Brawlhalla is a free-to-play fighting game developed and published by Blue Mammoth Games for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and PlayStation 4. The game was first shown at PAX East in April 2014, and ...more

24
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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
1999
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future is a 2D competitive fighting game produced by Capcom originally released for the arcade in 1999. It was ported to the Dreamcast, PlayStation ...more

25
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Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Killer Instinct 2013
Killer Instinct is a fighting video game, the third in the Killer Instinct series, developed by Double Helix Games, Iron Galaxy Studios, Rare and Microsoft Studios under supervision of Ken Lobb, ...more