Top Ten Franchises That Need Fighting Games

Fighting games normally have original characters, but every so often, an amazing fighting game with already licensed characters is released. With games like Super Smash Bros. , Marvel vs. Capcom, Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale, and Injustice: Gods Among Us, it's clear that licensed franchises are great subjects to fighting games. There are so many others that just NEED fighting games, and this list is dedicated to them (crossovers included).

The Top Ten

1 Marvel vs. DC

Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat may be overdue, but Marvel vs. DC is the next generation of overdue. These companies have been around with us forever, and since they've both been in fighting games AND COMIC CROSSOVERS in the past, there is no excuse... literally NO EXCUSE... for this not to happen. - PeterG99

If there was at least one game that had Hulk vs Superman, Spider-Man vs Static, Wonder Woman vs Captain Marvel, etc oh man that would be awesome.

Magneto vs. Polaris, Joker vs. Goblin, Bats vs. Iron Man. The list goes on. - SapphireDragon95

Hell Yeh! Just imagine. Deadpool vs deadshot. Batman vs iron man. Superman vs hulk. And a great chance for spawn to be dlc. And Thanos and darkseid as preorder dlc characters. Yess!

2 Indie Games

Something Like Indie Game Battle? - Devonchi

Do I even need to explain? Can you not imagine a fighting game with characters like Quote from Cave Story, Tim from Braid, Commander Video, Super Meat Boy, Shovel Knight, Shantae, Alien Hominid, the Castle Crashers, Hatty Hattington, Captain Viridian... JUST THINK ABOUT IT! And if they have all these companies pitching in, they don't even need a Kickstarter campaign! And you can probably be able to play it on anything! How can you not want this!? - PeterG99

Well Juan and The Drifter are in Brawlout

Super meat boy vs Sans. THINK ABOUT IT

3 Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat

Come on Ed Boon, this is way too overdue! With the releases of Mortal Kombat vs. DC and Injustice, it's clear that you love crossovers, but if you love your fans than you have to do this! For years now, we've awaited this, hoping that one day, Ryu and Scorpion could officially fight. If it actually happens, you can expect to see yourself bathing in money. - PeterG99

Since the 90's, we've been waiting for this...

4 Disney The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

So much characters! Basically super smash bros. Disney version, then everyone who wants Homer Simpson into smash would be happy.

Disney has been around since the 1930s, and since then, they've had lovable characters, amazing movies, and a dedicated fan-base. With the release of Disney Infinity, it's clear they understand crossovers, so why not a fighting game? Combine old Disney, new Disney, Pixar, and maybe even guests from Marvel, Star Wars, Kingdom Hearts, or even the Muppets, and you've got yourself a money-printing machine. - PeterG99

It should be a Disney Battle Royale

YES! You could settle grudge matches between your favorite characters to see who’s the strongest!

5 Star Wars

I understand that Star Wars has had several fighting games, but none of the games, and I mean NONE, were very good. Another attempt would be very welcome, and with the help of Disney, we'll surely be surprised. Seriously, Star Wars is one of the most famous, highest grossing, most beloved franchises of all time, and it needs a good fighting game! - PeterG99

That game was okay, but the series still has potential for a better fighting game, especially with Episode VII coming out. - PeterG99

There is a fighting game it is star wars battlefront 2

Star Wars Already had a fighting game it's called Masters of Teras Kasi - s646451

MAsTeRs oF tErAs kAsI exists. - RadioHead03

6 Valve Valve Corporation is an American video game developer, publisher and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

After seeing that Melee intro parody with Valve characters, I've been thinking... this needs to happen! Not only will it have a massive fan-base, but to have things like the Portal Gun and Gravity Gun in a fighting game would make for one of the most unique ever made. Plus, Team Fortress vs. Counter Strike. - PeterG99

Yes, I can just imagine: GLaDOS against Chell... That would be awesome. - username34

I just want to see the sentries and turrets fight each other. - IAmNotARobot

Morgan Freeman vs GLaDOS - MasterBeef

7 Final Fantasy

Especially so the spell casters can use some devastating moves that just annihilate the landscape. - MasterBeef

It appears someone has never heard of Dissidia

Final Fantasy is one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time with some of the most beloved characters of all time, so it makes sense that a fighting game happens, especially with the series failing is recent years. You can play as characters from all of the games, to make the Black Mage fight the White Mage or... better yet... make Aeris fight Sepiroth! Make him pay for all those tears! - PeterG99

8 Mario

What do you want?! A game like Smash Bros or Mario + Rabbids : Kingdom Battle or something?!

Not everyone is Mario though MasterCreepy. He means a Mario Fighting Game with ONLY Mario Characters.

You guys do realize the Super Smash Bros series exists, right? - MasterCreepy

You obviously haven't heard of Smash Bros - MarioBros11

9 The Legend of Zelda

@fwed it is a franchise and we need a fighting game with just zelda characters. Link, Zelda, Ganon, Gerudos, Zoras, Gorons, Midna, Fi, etc

Not a franchise, it is Nintendo and that has SSB what else do you want people - fwed

I'd love a fighter ala Soul Caliber but with just Zelda characters

Skull kid kill shiek

10 Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

Nintendo and Sony have them, even Sega had one when they were still in the console business, why not Microsoft?

Microsoft should make a fighting game. They literally have EVERYTHING but a fighting game. - MarioBros11

Master Chief vs Banjo-Kazooie. All I'm saying. - MasterBeef

The Contenders

11 Capcom Capcom Co., Ltd., or Capcom, is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter, as well as highly successful games based on the Disney animated properties. more.

I believe this has been done. It was called Capcom Fighting Evolution (Capcom Fighting Jam in Japan). And before that, there was Pocket Fighter (aka Super Gem Fighter).

They already have Marvel vs Capcom, which is fun!

Capcom is the master of tournament fighters. The company has had PLENTY of crossovers in the past with Marvel and SNK, but to have a standalone Capcom crossover with the roster size of MvC3 would be amazing. Imagine a fighting game with all of the characters from all 3 MvC games, and more! - PeterG99

12 Nicktoons

They have super brawl available on the browser nothing else to say but fun game to play but boring to tap two bottoms every fight until the special will get loaded to attack.

Cartoon Network had Punch Time Explosion, so why can't Nickelodeon have a shot at a fighting game? To combine the old, classic 90's Nick with the more modern Nick could give us the opportunity to battle with characters from SpongeBob, Ren and Stimpy, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, and much more! Nickelodeon has made crossovers in the past, and now it's time for the ultimate one. - PeterG99

Nicktoons REALLY NEEDS a crossover console fighter. While we do have the Super Brawl flash games, they are as shallow as a kiddie pool. So a console game would be pretty cool. - KurisuTanoshidesu

This...already has one on Nickelodeon's website. Though, a MK or Smash style with good damage calculations would be better. Or even a pokemonshowdown modulator. - SapphireDragon95

13 Mega Man

Mega Man fighting game could have Mega Man, Proto Man, Bass, Duo, Roll, and a wide selection of Robot Masters as well as the Mega Man Killers, Genesis Unit, and Stardroids. You can get items from Eddie, or purchase them at Auto's Shop.

Story: Dr Cossack makes a tournament with a prize of 10000000000 Zenny. Each robot joined for there own reason. Mega man joins because Wily submitted the Mega Man Killer into the contest

It could be called Mega Man Clash or something - MarioBros11

Smash Bros exists

14 Kirby

Okay, so Kirby has had 2 fighting mini-games, but there needs to be a full priced retail Kirby Fighters with MORE THAN KIRBY as fighters.

Did you forget Kirby Battle Royale exists?

Battle Royale is a thing

Super. Smash. Bros. Exists.

15 Pokemon

Sounds like someone never heard of Pokken Tournament.

It is the. Best

Pokémon has already had a fighting game

Bruh... pokemon is a fighting game...

16 DHX Media

Caillou Vs. Madeline. Enough Said. - Rainbowkid38

17 Adult Swim

100% YES Family Guy vs American Dad vs Cleveland Show vs Rick and Morty - Zindondiddlybop

I mean come on the roster family guy versus aqua teen - SOUTHPARKFANHH

Peter griffin main in the making

Are you kidding? This would suck so... it has no poten... okay, this would be awesome! - PeterG99

18 Fire Emblem

You have over five hundred characters to choose from. It isn't that hard. - MasterBeef

Maybe then the "too much Fire Emblem in Smash" whiners will shut up

Just imagine it. Smash isn't big enough for this amazing series!

19 Hasbro

We be seen games based on there toys like transformers fall of cybertron. but I think a fighting with all there characters from there toys and board games would be the most fun. imagine all the crazy match ups and stages to do it in. cobra commander vs. Action man in ponyville. mr. Potato head vs Mr. Monopoly in candy land. maybe making it even crazier and adding summons like snake eyes and furby or using items like a super soaker. And maybe even but dlc for mattel so you can fight as he man or barbie. Just not in the. main game or but more dlc for stuff like playmates. it sounds crazy but think about if you want it. we thought so

20 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic made his fighting debut in Sonic Unleashed. And it was awesome.
Seriously, can't you people do any research? - MasterCreepy

Sonic the Hedgehog has had a few fighting games, and was even is Smash Bros, but to have a standalone 2D Sonic fighting game with an updated engine and better physics would give Sega so much money. This is also SEGA's chance to revive long-forgotten Sonic characters, like Tikal and the Tails Do... no, that's going too far. - PeterG99

Do you even remember Sonic the Fighters?

21 Garo

A really obscure one for this list, Garo is a Tokusatsu series created in 2005 by Keita Amemiya (who was involved in various shows, movies and video games designs such as Onimusha 2 and Shin Megami Tensei 3 ). The series currently has 5 seasons, a few films and an anime (with a second one releasing soon). With it's wide range of characters, you could play as either a Makai Knight, a Makai Priest or the many established villains and Horrors. This series only had one game, but I would love to see a fighting game based on this series.

22 Undertale

This needs to be a thing! Also, imagine this, Sans vs Undyne.

23 Clicker Heroes
24 My Little Pony

Kill the ponies

If only Hasbro didn't cease & desist "Fighting is Magic" - in its final production stages, no less!

Yep! - SapphireDragon95

uhhh no... - MasterCreepy

25 Minecraft

I don't think Minecraft really needs any fighting because of how bad the physics and fighting style is (spam click) but since the 1.9 combat update is coming, maybe.

Except I hate watching Minecraft gaming videos. - IAmNotARobot

This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard

What? You mean like YouTubers fight? Like skydoesminecraft vs bajancanadia?

HELL NO - MarioBros11

26 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese more.

I didn't see it earlier and so I put this on here myself, so my bad, but if you look at it, you'll see what I think. - AdamAlkynian

With great characters, settings and enjoyable fighting sequences I see no reason why this amazing series can't have it's own fighting game!

Yes! - SapphireDragon95

27 RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.

Imagine beating the hell out of your biggest enemy with a gigantic scythe that is also a GUN!

I'm a big fan of the series, and I would much love to see a 1v1 style game of this, but they do have crossovers with them. - AdamAlkynian

28 Danganronpa Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

If this Danganronpa had a fighting game then it would be hilarious

Here's one franchise I can see working as an over the top fighting game, with it's colorful cast of characters, it would be fun seeing these characters interacting and duke it out. Maybe have some interesting finishers/executions depending if the player wants to spare them or not. Just throwing some ideas out there.

*facepalms* *smirks* *giggles* *laughs* - Gehenna

29 Namco
30 Power Rangers

While Power Rangers technically did have a fighting game, I would like to see them make another one, this time with the other established Rangers from over the past 22 years.

31 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

Yes Yes Yes! Totally with you, Gumball vs Tobias!

If we could remake that one scene in "The Words" that would be awesome! Also imagine fighting a robot as a fairy! That would be the definition of creative! Plus it'd be the first stand alone TAWOG game on consoles!

YES - MarioBros11

hell no

32 Precure Series
33 Nickelodeon vs. Cartoon Network
34 Roblox already HAS many fighting games... - MarioBros11

35 Metroid

Well, in Nintendoland, there's a Metroid game, and there's a versus mode, so technically there is a Metroid fighting game. - MarioBros11

36 Overwatch
37 Cartoon Network Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

Yeah, so much characters, and a chance to use beast boy as a test dummy

38 Pokemon vs. Digimon
39 Senran Kagura

It's a fignting game that nude franchise such as estival verses, deep crimson 2, skirting shadows etc. You suppose to fight with ninja girls when you face them with any outfits they wear. They have finishing moves, combat abilities and what the fighting has to offer. If you mean to make a crossover, well the gaming franchise should crossover with dead or alive series because are both nude fighting games. Senran kagura it's a fighting game with ninja weapons and dead or alive is a traditional fighting game. Also they have different type of games senran kagura peach ball which is a pinball game, bonappetit a music game which the plot of the game it's about facing opponents on a cooking challenge and beach splash a splatoon rip off that you shoot with coloured water to wet somebody's clothes to win.

40 Five Nights at Freddy's

Hell no

41 Yo-Kai Watch

Believe it or not, I saw this one coming for some reason.

42 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

This is a great idea! They have many gems with creative designs. SU may suffer from a villain problem, but maybe when the show ends, you can make the game with it's designated villain. - SapphireDragon95


43 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. more.
44 Chronicles of the Emerged World
45 League of Legends
46 Modnation Racers

To be honest, I'd like to see a ModNation Fighting game.

47 Monster High

Yay we can beat those bitches up in a fighting game - MarioBros11

48 Xeno
49 Fast Food Battle Royal

Whoever added this must've seen that one viral devArt image. You know the one.

50 Star vs. the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her more.

I dunno, I just see it somehow. It's not exactly a franchise, but it works. come on, LET ME BEAT THE HECK OUT OF MY ENEMIES WITH STAR'S WAND!

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