Best Fighting Games of All-time

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The Top Ten

1
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
The original brawl is slow, lacks any technical skill, and focuses on simplistic spacing tactics. Brawl would not be on this list if the community did not crack the game and create Melee physics for it. The most notable of these mods has to be Project M, which returns the Melee physics and balances the cast to the new environment. If you haven't seen a Brawl mod I would highly recommend you go check one out.
Melee is a better game... But if I can't vote for that I guess I have to vote for this! Super Smash Bros. In my opinion is the best fighting series for multiplayer with friends, as I can play for hours on end without getting bored at parties and such.
I'm so excited to see what they bring in the next installment. With an impressive character roster and stage selection, in addition to how unique each of the characters are, makes it one of the only 2D fighting games that I will play.
[Newest]I love this game, but first place? Eh...


2Tekken 3 (1997)
This is by far the best tekken game. If I had to play one fighting game for the rest of my life it would definitely be Tekken 3.
It is more challenging to fight a characters using martial arts and wrestling than moves with super powers even if yoshimitsu can heal and slash his enemy. Slower the kill the more interesting the fight

ronluna

I grew up with this. Literally the best video game of all time. The only game that even possibly rivals it would have o be tekken tag tournament 2. However as it seems, besides tekken 4, tekken just keeps getting better and better!
[Newest]Tekken 3 should be number 1, I love Super Smash brawl with all my heart, but I think Tekken 3 is better...

3Mortal Kombat (2011)
The best Mortal Kombat ever done. 2d gameplay done well, awesome graphics, and two things most other fighting games don't have: an actual elaborated Story mode with a good storyline and a massive Challenge Tower with 300 challenges for you to waste your time in. Plus, all of the gore Mortal Kombat was always famous for is back. FINISH HIM!
Another brilliant mortal kombat game with superb graphics, fights, arenas, fatalities, gore, konquest mode etc

Magnolia

"By far the best fighting game of all time it should be number 1 for sure not tekken" You Got that RIGHT!
[Newest]Even the complete edition is good I have the complete edition

4Tekken 6 (2007)
This game is way better than any other tekken game on the spot! It has great graphics, awesome combo moves, huge amounts of pain, and exquisite power within each character. Especially the character Law.
My top 5:
1. Nina Williams
2. Xiaoyu
3. Hwoarang
4. Kazuya Mishima
5. Law
My favourite is Hwoarang!
[Newest]I am very surprised IGN rated this game 8.8. It's a masterpiece.

5Street Fighter II : The World Warrior (1991)
Street Fighter II is the game that jump started the Fighting series genre. It may not have a complexed story, but gameplay is decent and well developed, and most of the characters are extremely likeable.
Street Fighter is like one of the first fighting games ever therefore it practically inspired most of these fighting games you can't beat that! That's like reaching the impossible!
This was the True inauguration, not only to its predecessor, but to the fighting game genre itself; with many other fighting games coming in as a joint second place: depending on your personal preference.

6Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 (2000)
The crazy 56 character roster, mad fast-paced action and just excellent craft should have this one AT LEAST in Top 5 in my opinion.
Yeah this should be higher up

nytrizzle


7Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (2011)
Best fighting game because of all the marvel and capcom characters I'm getting this game. I love it for its insane gameplay.
This is bull. This is my favorite fighter and it's this low.

8Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2004)
Ok to make the point clear to the DBZ haters, look because the game is from a series that you don't like (which by the way I love) that shouldn't automatically make you hate the game. I for a fact know someone (actually my cousin) who hates dragon ball z (or anime as a whole) but will play these games for HOURS. Best fighting game ever.
A very good Dragon Ball game and a good fighting game, with a lot of characters. (By the way this game is not from 2004, it was released in 2007)

LDes

Best fighting game
And have many players. in this game we do fusion and also become super saiyan
And learn combo attack to defeat opponent easily

9Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)
Story mode is great and I love the fighting in it but they kinda screwed up with versus mode, there are no combos but in the story mode is awesome.
I actually think the fighting was the best thing in the game especially the air combat it's like the only mortal kombat where special moves didn't really matter

10Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)
Melee continues to be played competitively in tournaments all around the world more than ten years after its release. The game is well balanced, with over half of its characters consistently placing well in tournaments, it offers movement over much larger and more intricate levels than almost any other fighting game, and it has great graphics, soundtrack, and mechanics. The inclusion of items and custom game modes allows for complete beginners to have fun and do well without having to button mash (To many serious gamers' great delight, button mashing works worse in Melee than nearly any other fighting game), while the exclusion of items allows competitive players to have pure, unadulterated fights as technical and dramatic as any other fighting game. Not to mention the ability to play as all of the most iconic Nintendo heroes of all time!
I gotta pick this, because it was one of my first Gamecube games, and sad as it may sound, it was probably my first ever Nintendo game, so it holds a place dear to me in my heart.
One of my favorite games ever, and my favorite fighting game ever, both competitively and... as a Nintendo fan :D. The original Smash Bros set up the formula that makes me prefer Smash Bros to other fighting games (specifically Blast Zones and Edgeguarding, along with the physics), but Melee perfected it. Melee is GLITCHY, but not game-breaking - in fact, many of the glitches have become "advanced techniques"

Project M is also amazing, but I'm not going to vote Brawl because of a mod.

The Contenders

11Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
This is the best fighting game this should have been #1
How is this 47 should be 1 dummies
From the makers of Mortal Kombat 2011, Injustice is the perfect balance fighting game. It has great and a lot of characters including Scorpion from MK itself. Also the dynamic gameplay with environment in gamearena make it looks so badass.

12Mortal Kombat (1992)
Takken is no.1? Don't get me wrong, I like Tekken but Mortal Kombat fighters destroy the whole Tekken in 5 seconds. MK influenced tekken in many aspects. MK is the most creative and unique fighting game

Magnolia

It's just a timeless classic.

13Soul Calibur IV (2008)
I personally loved it more then 5 because you get to put your character in the intro and your character can even have an ending and finishing moves are awesome and when you customize a character and they can even look like that in there ENDING

GamerGirl


14Street Fighter IV (2008)
Come on, you know it is the best...
Soul Calibour 4 is the best fighting game, its really really fun to play, in my opinion its better than all the rest soul calibours

15Killer Instict (1994)

16Tekken 5 (2004)
The best fighting game ever it has great roster and the story mode and devil within mode are great
My best characters are =
1=jin kazama
2=bryan fury
3=marshall law
4=kazuya mishima
5=nina williams
The best tekken game ever

17Mortal Kombat II (1993)
Mortal Kombat 2 is the greatest MK game there is. It had all of the charm and great aspects of the first one, plus a lot more characters and all new game mechanics. This was "THE" ultimate fighting game of its time and it's still a great game today!
The only thing I hated about it was 'Toasty! '
It happens third time you uppercut and I never played it again

18Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010)

19Dead Or Alive 4 (2005)
Please man, This game is ROCKS!
Because its so aesome and fight new people

kid626


20Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2012)

21Soul Calibur (1998)

22Marvel vs Capcom (1998)

23Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (2012)
Best graphics... More than 50 characters to select.. Very cool fighting arena.. Many exciting mini games... This is one of the best!

24Tekken Tag Tournement 2
The best tekken ever...

25Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008)

26Super Smash Bros (2014)
Are you kidding me this is the best game I've ever played
Super smash bros for wiiu and 3ds is the best game you can get because you can 8 player smash and probably has the most amount of characters in one game!

27The King of Fighters XIII (2010)
I am playing this since 2000 and it's all player move, combo, punch, kick, power are unique than others. It is one of the hardest but easiest to learn the move and combo. you will like it when your opposite player is human
King of fighters is the best fighting game. No overdone combos, no exaggerated camera view and colors. Moves are simple and the game is easy to understand. Plus, it's a 2D fighter in HD look. The classic fighting games were 2D and now you have it in HD. Every fighting game fan should try this game.
I love this game it's great just like KOF 98

28Tekken 2 (1995)

29Capcom vs SNK 2 (2001)

30Virtua Fighter 5 (2006)

31BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (2010)
Should be higher has the anime feel

32Tekken 4 (2001)

33Skylanders Swap Force

34Soul Calibur II (2002)
Soulcalibur II is an amazing fighting game, simply one of the best. The GameCube version has Link as a playable character, now that's pretty damn epic. The single player mode is fantastic and the visuals, soundtrack, characters are all excellent. Every mode is exciting. A fun game you can play for hours.

DamnFineCupOfCoffee


35Soul Calibur 5 (2012)

36Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Hands down. This fighting game needs to be at least top 5. Why? The use of crossover characters, the wonderful graphics, the game's release in 1999 with it, the awesome music, this has got to be one of the most underrated video game with general acclaim from reviewers. The gameplay and multiplayer make this game one of the best games of all time!

37Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)
Good game with characters of Street Fighter and Tekken
best fight game. In arcade, you and your friend or mom... And fight together vs the playstation...

38Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (2013)

39Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002)
This is one of the best game I ever played coming from the players to the fatality I will definitely put this in one of the greatest fighting games of all time

40Street Fighter III: Third Strike (1999)

41Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)
This wonderful game introduced Hara-Kiri fatality plus almost every character had his/her own voice. Amazing game with superb graphics and very interesting konquest mode

Magnolia


42Super Street Fighter IV (2010)

43Guilty Gear XX (2002)
Brings me some good memories for my windows xp.

44Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

45Super Street Fighter II (1993)

46Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1997)
This one had the best cast of characters.

47Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (2012)

48Tekken Tag Tournament

49Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (2004)

50Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1994)

51Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010)

52Killer Instinct Gold (1996)

53Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (1995)

54Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (2008)

55Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (2006)

56Skullgirls (2012)

57Garou: Mark of the Wolves (1999)
This game deserved be in the TOP TEN

58Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004)
A great fighting game to play to get all your energy out. Great combos, great smashes and crashes. Thumbs up!
Thumbs up!
Go go go!

59Virtua Fighter 4 (2001)
I prefer to play any of UFC rather than to play this, anyway the game is not bad.

60Bloody Roar II (1999)

61King of Fighters 2003 (2003)
My vote is for KOF 97 to 2000
I can't BELIEVE that there are no KOF games except 2003. Where's kof 2002? Wheres kof xi!? Ridiculous. Tekken 's good but KOF all day.

62BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (2009)

63Virtua Fighter (1993)

64Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1992)

65PlayStation All-stars Battle Royal
PlayStation all stars embodies a fun party style game while still allowing for a intense fighting game experience
PlayStation allstars is an underrated game that deserves a lot more than it has been given
THIS GAME SHOULD BE NUMBER 3 AT THE LEAST ( next to mortal kombat and super smash bros. brawl)
[Newest]I don't know how this game is this low it's so fun

66Street Fighter 2

67Super Punch Out!! (1994)

68Clay Fighter 63 1/3 (1997)

69Samurai Showdown (1993)

70Naruto Clash of Ninja 2 (2006)
All else aside, when it comes down to it this is probably the least repetitive fighting game ever made

71WWE All Stars (2011)

72Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005)

73Soul Blade (Soul Edge) (1996)
Best fighting games of all time. Seriously can't believe no one has mentioned it.
I have the PS1 version, and it was one of my favorite fighting games. I favored Sigfried a lot back then!

AlexTopTens


74Dead or Alive 3 (2001)

75Dead or Alive 2 (1999)
The best version of the series and the best fighter game ever!

76Karate Champ (1984)
How can the original one-on-one fighting game not make this list? This game was GREAT! Still is, in my humble opinion.

77Mortal Kombat Unchained (2006)

78Street Fighter Ex 2 Plus (1999)

79Fight Night Champion (2011)

80Dead or Alive: Dimensions (2011)

81Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL (2011)

82WWE SmackDown vs. Raw (2007)

83Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996)

84Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)

85Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (2010)

86Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5 (2007)

87Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (2008)

88Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2008)

89Soul Calibur 3 (2005)

90Primal Rage (1994)

91Urban Champion (1984)

92Eternal Champions
It has stage kills

93Fighting Vipers 2 (1998)

94Fighting Vipers (1995)

95Fighters Megamix (1996)

96Rumble Roses XX (2006)

97Tobal 2 (1997)

98Tobal No. 1 (1996)

99Rival Schools (1997)

100Bloody Roar 2 (1999)

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