Top 10 Fighting Game Franchises

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Fighting games were very popular in the '90s and that's where most the most acclaimed franchises we know today got their start, but don't forget about the newer ones. And here they are.

The Top Ten

1 Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat

A game for every kind of player, brutal and fun

This is great. Loveee Mortal Kombat. - iliekpiez

Best. Ever.

One of the finest Fighting Game Franchises to exist. Since its debut it has influenced other traits now seen in modern games such as combo juggling and finishing moves. Without it, franchises like Street Fighter & Tekken wouldn't have been pushed to the heights they are at now.

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2 Killer Instinct Killer Instinct

Way Better Then That Stupid Super Smash Bros Franchise. 10/10. The best fighters, The best narration, and The best story modes. I hope this fighting video game franchise will continue with a reboot sequel.

Been playing fighting games for over 20 years. Nothing can match the two interaction and meta of Killer Instinct! By far the most enjoyable fighting game and with new content added monthly this game only gets better and better. Great community as well.

You ALREADY KNOW BRO killer instinct is taking over the fighting game community and us players who are loyal to this great will be supporting it helping it every step of the way

This game is the reason I spent $500 for the day-one edition Xbox One. Do I regret it? No. Killer Instinct is my favorite fighting game of all time and ever since it was announced for X1, I knew it would be worth every penny. I play everyday with friends and we never get tired of it. The new seasons keep the game fresh and the soundtrack enhances it even further! Greatly recommend it to anyone who has an Xbox One.

Absolutely great comeback for the franchise! Great for all levels of skill and super hype! The only reason I own a console is to play this game. A must have for any fighting game enthusiast.

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3 Super Smash Bros.

Ultimate is the greatest video game ever created. - benpiano800

It's amazing

Smash isn't a fighting game.

I love this franchise so much.

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4 Tekken Tekken

Tekken4 life

I love how the controls differ from other fighting games a button for each limb is great to pull of combos for me

Ahh the memories made playing this at the arcades

I don't under why tekken is #5 I mean it's so realistic and you can move around the whole place.Finally it's probably the only fighting game with moves where u can press 2 buttons at the same time

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5 Street Fighter Street Fighter

I was terrible at this game and I still enjoyed it.. haha

Street fighter is probably one of the founding fathers of fighting games, street fighter II specifically, and they really stepped their game up with usfiv

6 Soul Calibur Soul Calibur

Darth Vader is the best!

Way more fun than Tekken. Should be 4th in this list.

At least in this game you can't possibly win by buttonmashing and spamming, 8-way moving system is a must-have. Smooth gameplay. In the more recent SC games you have a detailed character creation, So you're not obligated to play with the same guy/gal over and over.
The story is absolute crap, but that's not that important in fighting games anyway

7 King of Fighters King of Fighters

Without The King of Fighters '94, we wouldn't have KoF series in first place.
KoF is awesome!

8 Marvel vs Capcom Marvel vs Capcom
9 Virtua Fighter

Shame it was ultimately completely overshadowed by Tekken

Been a big fan of virtual fighter for over a decade a underappreciated gem of a franchise in my book virtual fighter 5 has been one of the best technical fighter games of modern gaming it's a serious fighter that does not need the gimmicks and silly humour that some of the other fighters rely too heavily on.

10 WWE Series

The Contenders

11 Dead or Alive

Ian
In my opinion, Dead or Alive is one of favorite fighting games of all time. Unfortunately the series is only recognized for jiggle physics and sadly people only focus on that instead of the fun, over the top gameplay. Despite the franchise but memorably great and I pretty much love the modes in the game (like tag team, survival, story, etc. ) and have been playing the franchise since Dead Or Alive 2 on DC and PS2 in which I eventually played the rest of the series on Xbox consoles

Ian knows what's up, DoA is a great fighting game, but not my favourite, this game should be top 3 in my opinion

12 Darkstalkers Darkstalkers
13 WWE Smack Down vs Raw WWE Smack Down vs Raw

Best wrestling games ever

14 Capcom's "Vs."
15 Guilty Gear

Good franchise that needs recognition.

16 Rival Schools
17 Variable Geo
18 Blazblue
19 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
20 Fatal Fury
21 Injustice

Best of the best

22 Battle Arena Toshinden
23 Dragon Ball Budokai
24 Psychic Force
25 Power Stone
26 Bloody Roar
27 Dragon Ball Xenoverse
28 Skullgirls
29 WWF/WWE
30 PlayStation All-Stars

This game was an insult to PlayStation :(

One of the best fun games

31 WWF Series
32 UFC

The only real fighting game involves a real league of fighters excellent graphics

33 Arcana Heart
34 Godzilla Series

Godzilla: Save the Earth was my first. Still play it to this day - Co0lk1d25

35 Art of Fighting
36 Samurai Shodown
37 Power Instinct
38 Dragon Ball Raging Blast
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1. Tekken
2. Super Smash Bros.
3. Soul Calibur
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1. Mortal Kombat
2. Tekken
3. Street Fighter
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1. Mortal Kombat
2. Marvel vs Capcom
3. Street Fighter
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