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The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular fighting games in 2020. 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 and the Xbox One. 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. Ultima... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
SavioCamposBatistella added 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

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Mortal Kombat 11 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2019
Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11) is a fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Running on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine ...more
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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Street Fighter V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
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
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Super Smash Bros. Melee ... is listed (or ranked) 6 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
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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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Injustice 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Batt... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2019
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a 2D fighting game developed and published by Arc System Works, released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows. It features characters from the ...more
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Super Smash Bros. for Wi... is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl ... is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2019
Samurai Shodown, known as Samurai Spirits in Japan, is a fighting video game developed by SNK. It is the first entry in the franchise to be developed using Unreal Engine 4.
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Dead or Alive 6 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2019
Dead or Alive 6 is a fighting game developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. It is the nineteenth game in the Dead or Alive series and a sequel to Dead or Alive 5. Running on a new ...more

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
2000
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a crossover fighting game developed and published by Capcom. It is the fourth installment in both the Marvel vs. Capcom series and Capcom's Vs. series ...more
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Super Street Fighter IV ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Apr 01 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
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capc... is listed (or ranked) 17 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
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Ultra Street Fighter IV ... is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fat... is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Cicak Kebun added 1992
Mortal Kombat is an arcade fighting game developed and published by Midway Games in 1992 as the first title in the Mortal Kombat series. It was subsequently released by Acclaim Entertainment for ...more

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Super Street Fighter II ... is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Pokkén Tournament... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
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
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Street Fighter III: 3rd ... 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
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Dead or Alive: Dimension... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Deo Scott added May 24 2011
Dead or Alive: Dimensions is a fighting game developed by Team Ninja and released by Tecmo Koei for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011. It is the 15th game in the Dead or Alive series and the first to be ...more