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. Melee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Smash Bros. Melee 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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Tekken 7 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Tekken 7 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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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U 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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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

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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Mortal Kombat X 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) 6 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Injustice 2 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. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 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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Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Smash Bros. 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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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 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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Super Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Street Fighter IV 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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Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Street Fighter IV 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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Pokkén Tournament is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite 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

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Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Injustice: Gods Among Us 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

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 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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Guilty Gear Xrd - REVELATOR is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
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Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Arms 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

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Ultra Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Ultra Street Fighter IV 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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Tekken 6 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Tekken 6 2009 Tekken 6 is a fighting game developed and published by Namco Bandai. It is the seventh main installment in the Tekken franchise. It was released in Japanese arcades on November 26, 2007 as the ...more

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Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Street Fighter X Tekken 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

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Soulcalibur V is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Soul Calibur V 2012 Soulcalibur V is a video game developed and released by Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. The sixth main installment in Namco's Soul series of fighting games, ...more

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Super Street Fighter II Turbo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Street Fighter II Turbo 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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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 2011 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the eighth main installment in the Tekken fighting game series, originally released in Japanese arcades on September 14, 2011. It received an update, subtitled ...more

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Brawlhalla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Brawlhalla 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

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Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Street Fighter Alpha 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Street Fighter Alpha 3 1998 Street Fighter Alpha 3, known as Street Fighter Zero 3 in Japan and Asia, is a 1998 fighting game by Capcom originally released for the CPS II arcade hardware. It is the third game in the Street ...more

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 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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Capcom vs. SNK 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Capcom Vs. SNK 2 2001 Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, known in Japan as Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001, is the sequel to the fighting game Capcom vs. SNK. It was originally released on ...more

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Super Street Fighter II Turbo ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 2008 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is a two dimensional fighting game released using the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Arcade download services. A physical copy of the game was later ...more

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Guilty Gear Xrd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- 2014 Guilty Gear Xrd is a fighting video game developed by Arc System Works. The 5th main (16th overall) installment in the Guilty Gear series, Guilty Gear Xrd was developed using Unreal Engine 3, ...more

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Dead or Alive 5 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Dead Or Alive 5 2012 Dead or Alive 5 is a fighting game in the Dead or Alive series, developed by Team Ninja in partership with Sega AM2 and released by Koei Tecmo simultaneously for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ...more

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars 2010 Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is a crossover fighting game developed by Eighting and published by Capcom. The game features characters from both Capcom's video game franchises and ...more

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Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars 2017 Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is a video game based on the 2017 film Power Rangers, created by San Francisco-based game developer nWay with characters from the movie and the TV show. The game was ...more

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Virtua Fighter 5 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Virtua Fighter 5 2007 Virtua Fighter 5 is the fifth installment in Sega's Virtua Fighter series of arcade fighting games and direct sequel to Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned. The original version was released on the ...more

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Persona 4 Arena is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Persona 4 Arena 2012 Persona 4 Arena, known in Japan as Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, is a 2012 fighting game co-developed by Atlus and Arc System Works for arcades, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Based ...more

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The King of Fighters XIV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
King Of Fighters XIV 2016 The King of Fighters XIV is a fighting game in The King of Fighters (KOF) video game series developed and published in Japan by SNK. It was developed for the PlayStation 4 and released in August ...more

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Rivals of Aether is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Rivals Of Aether 2015 Rivals of Aether is a fighting game created by Dan Fornace. It was released for Microsoft Windows in March 2017 and or Xbox One in August 2017. It received positive reception from critics, who ...more

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The King of Fighters XIII is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
King Of Fighters XIII 2011 The King of Fighters XIII is a fighting game in the The King of Fighters series, developed and published by SNK Playmore originally in 2010. King of Fighters XIII was released for Japanese ...more

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 2013 Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, known in Japan as Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, is a 2013 fighting video game co-developed by Arc System Works and Atlus. It is the direct sequel to the 2012 ...more

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Melty Blood: Actress Again: Cu... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Fighting Video Games Right Now
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