Best Fighting Games of All-time


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The Top Ten

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.
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.
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.
[Newest]My favorite video game
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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


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 is by far the greatest series of this category... Not my favorite Tekken, 5 was, but this was higher up, so...
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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


Bringing the series back up after a few misses, MK (2011) had great game play, great characters, and a story mode. While still keeping the older nostalgia inducing parts of the game involved.


[Newest]Even the complete edition is good I have the complete edition
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4Tekken 6 (2007)
My top 5:
1. Nina Williams
2. Xiaoyu
3. Hwoarang
4. Kazuya Mishima
5. Law
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 favourite is Hwoarang!
My favorite is yoshimitsu liked him since I saw tekken 3 for
First time. ps first tekken I saw was tekken 3 on 2003 when I was 6
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5Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)
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
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.
It's The Best Fighting GameEver


6Street 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.
Putting tekken on top street fighter is just too retarded. I mean seriously if a tekken player tried to play street fighter 2 they would struggle to hell
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!
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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 a rather disappointing game. No, wait! YOU'RE PAYING FOR A STANDALONE DLC. Yeah, you're paying $60 for a few new characters, stages, and modes. They should have just released as dlc! NOT A ****ING STANDALONE TITLE!

8Tekken 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

9Marvel 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


10Soul 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


The Contenders

11Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
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.
This is the best fighting game this should have been #1
How is this 47 should be 1 dummies
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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


It's just a timeless classic.

13Mortal 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

14Virtua Fighter 5 (2006)

15Dragon 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)


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
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16Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1997)
This one had the best cast of characters.

17Killer Instict (1994)

18Marvel vs Capcom (1998)

19Street 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

20Tekken 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!

21Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2012)

22Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010)

23Dead Or Alive 4 (2005)
Please man, This game is ROCKS!
Because its so aesome and fight new people


24Soul Calibur (1998)

25Super 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.
What the F*** is this doing so low? Its as good as Brawl! ITS AMAZING! BEST FIGHTING GAME EVER! Don't worry Brawl Fans, Brawl is a close second.


26The 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

27Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008)

28Capcom vs SNK 2 (2001)

29Mortal 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


30Street 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...

31Tekken Tag Tournement 2
The best tekken ever...

32Skylanders Swap Force

33Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (2013)

34Street Fighter III: Third Strike (1999)

35Super Street Fighter IV (2010)

36BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (2010)
Should be higher has the anime feel

37Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL (2011)

38Super Street Fighter II (1993)

39Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (2012)

40Soul Calibur 5 (2012)

41Mortal 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

42Tekken 2 (1995)

43Virtua Fighter 4 (2001)
I prefer to play any of UFC rather than to play this, anyway the game is not bad.

44Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (2004)

45Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010)

46Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1994)

47Super Smash Bros. (1999)

48Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (2006)

49Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (2008)

50Garou: Mark of the Wolves (1999)
This game deserved be in the TOP TEN

51Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (1995)

52Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005)

53WWE SmackDown vs. Raw (2007)

54Skullgirls (2012)

55Guilty Gear XX (2002)
Brings me some good memories for my windows xp.

56Tekken 4 (2001)

57Def 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!

58BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (2009)

59Bloody Roar II (1999)

60King 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.

61Street Fighter 2

62Virtua Fighter (1993)

63Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1992)

64PlayStation 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)
I don't know how this game is this low it's so fun
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65Dead or Alive 3 (2001)

66Soul Calibur 3 (2005)

67Clay Fighter 63 1/3 (1997)

68Samurai Showdown (1993)

69Naruto Clash of Ninja 2 (2006)
All else aside, when it comes down to it this is probably the least repetitive fighting game ever made

70WWE All Stars (2011)

71Dead or Alive: Dimensions (2011)

72Karate 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.

73Mortal Kombat Unchained (2006)

74Street Fighter Ex 2 Plus (1999)

75Fight Night Champion (2011)

76Soul Calibur II (2002)

77Soul Blade (Soul Edge) (1996)

78Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996)

79Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)

80Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (2010)

81Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5 (2007)

82Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (2008)

83Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2008)

84Primal Rage (1994)

85Urban Champion (1984)

86Eternal Champions
It has stage kills

87Tekken Tag Tournament

88Dead or Alive 2 (1999)

89Fighting Vipers 2 (1998)

90Killer Instinct Gold (1996)

91Fighting Vipers (1995)

92Fighters Megamix (1996)

93Rumble Roses XX (2006)

94Tobal 2 (1997)

95Tobal No. 1 (1996)

96Rival Schools (1997)

97Bloody Roar 2 (1999)

98Battle Arena Toshinden (1995)

99Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up (2009)
TMNT is my favourite cartoon show.

100Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 (2007)

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