Top 10 Most Influential Fighting Games of All Time

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1Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)

Its predecessor Street Fighter (1987) may brought the innovation but Street Fighter II brought the revolution. - friezellproductions

2Mortal Kombat (1992)

It helped to create the video game rating systems. - friezellproductions

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3Tekken 2 (1995)

It also revolutionized and popularized 3d fighters, basically the Street Fighter II of 3d fighters - friezellproductions

Virtua Fighter (1993) may brought the innovation but Tekken 2 brought the revolution. - friezellproductions

4The King of Fighters 94' (1994)V2 Comments
5Samurai Showdown (1993)

It brought weapons to fighting games - friezellproductions

6Super Smash Bros. (1999)

While its sequels are way better then the originals, you can't deny its influence on the genre - friezellproductions

7Virtua Fighter (1993)
8Soul Calibur (1998)
9X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)

It was the 1st crossover in the fighting game genre and it introduced the tagging in fighting games. - friezellproductions

10Battle Arena Toshinden (1995)V1 Comment

The Contenders

11Dead or Alive 2 (1999)
12Guilt Ygear (1998)
13Super Smash Bros Melee
14Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)
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1. Mortal Kombat (1992)
2. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)
3. Super Smash Bros. (1999)
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1. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)
2. Tekken 2 (1995)
3. The King of Fighters 94' (1994)
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1. Mortal Kombat (1992)
2. Samurai Showdown (1993)
3. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)
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