Greatest Fighting Game Series

Best game series that involves 2 or more players fighting each other. Franchises only please.

The Top Ten

1 Tekken

Tekken is awesome! The 3-D graphics are amazing! It should definitely be #1! I have played it since I was a little kid, I grew up playing it; and I still play it to this day. It would have to be my most favorite fighting game of all time! Tekken has created powerful, awesome fantasy characters into my life such as Lili and Xiaoyu.

Tekken takes the 1 spot because the graphics are just damn beautiful and took the 3D fighting game style from Virtua Fighter and made it better in every way. It also features original and unique characters such as Yoshimitsu and King. Namco made a great idea for making each button controlling one limb, and many, such as I, grew up with this game. And, finally, it sells the best out of any fighting game in history!

Tekken should br number 1... But its ok... We all know that tekken is the best selling fighting game franchise of all time... Beating... Street fighter... Mortal kombat.. Doa... Etc..

A Huge cast of characters and a stories behind each. One of them along side the great mechanics with No super meter and only fighting. Makes this the greatest fighting series, and the don't super or Ultra every entry.

2 Mortal Kombat

A whole lotta blood spilling out

Definitely the best fighting game series ever made. Yes, it's too much bloody and brutal but so entertaining and cool at the same time
Finish Him!

Four words: Mortal Kombat kicks ass!

FINISH HIM! FATALITY! TOASTY! The iconic lines of gaming history! MK RULES!

My favorite video game series of all time I love it

3 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Product Image

Smash Bros wins for being unique. Every other fighting game has more or less identical gameplay, just with different characters.

It only releases on one platform, yet it sells the best. Heck, that pretty much sums up Nintendo. Only releasing on one platform, but selling the best!

I am so excited for the new one and super smash bros brawl is my favorite video game

This should be number 1. It is a completely unique fighting game that anyone can enjoy.

4 Street Fighter

Oh come on if it weren't for Street Fighter we wouldn't have fighting games and it has my favorite character from Fighting games Cammy


Without street fighter none of these other games would even exist.

Street fighter is the definition of what fighting games should be.

5 Dragon Ball Z

Dragon ball is epic!

6 Soul Calibur

The combat is some of the best of any fighting games I've ever played, The character creation is really cool, the use of created characters in online play is awesome, the guest characters are great, and the story is pretty interesting. Really looking forward to SCVI, whenever that comes out.

Fighting game with enchanted weapons? I'll take it!

You get to customize characters any way would want and you get to create your own character and plus in Soul Cailbur IV you get to put your character in the intro

7 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.
8 WWE Smackdown vs Raw

The biggest fighting franchise that does not involve death, but delivers enormous amounts of violence.

9 BlazeBlue

One of the most fun games with the coolest cast of characters I've ever played

Adding in that anime makes it more awesome

10 King of Fighters

Easily the best! Sadly forgotten today, but back in the 90's it RULED the arcades.

I love how they did the gameplay

Should be number 1 all the charecters are awesome its gameplay is awesome good graphics and all the charecters has their own fighting style

The Contenders

11 Marvel vs Capcom

The series became one of the most recognized franchises ever.

12 Guilty Gear

A series with gameplay that truly puts your technical skills to use, with blindingly fast pacing, a refined engine, and a stunning variety of combos and techniques. The overall depth and variety offered by this combat system is difficult to match, and has done a lot of evolving since the unorthodox, yet intriguing original game.

The hand-drawn, sprite-based graphics are beautiful, especially on the part of the character models, and the backgrounds are breathtaking. Daisuke Ishiwatari's compositions for the soundtrack provide an energetic and uplifting feel, and compliment the furious action perfectly. The overall artwork of this series is creative, original, and well-conceived.

The characters are all very unique, likable, and inspiring, with surprisingly involving storylines and backgrounds, and strong, memorable personalities. Their names, moves, clothing, and overall design are full of rock and heavy-metal references. The franchise is almost guaranteed to introduce ...more

One of the best fighting games I have ever played, it had good graphics, fun gameplay, amazing music, and memorable characters that are all unique

Same with BlazeBlue anime style

Even if I don't really play many games and I am not really familiar with the series, I think GG is really awesome. And plus this is coming from someone who loves KoF!
If you like fighting games, you might love Guilty Gear. Cool characters and awesome combos, and I don't know, I am too speechless for this awesomeness.

13 Fight Night

Not your usual fighting game. Even though your only able to throw punches (and headbutts) the game play is really unique and its really hard to win by spamming because of the energy bar unlike with most other fighting games

14 Dead or Alive Dead or Alive Product Image

Story is prefect and the ninja story is the best

15 Virtua Fighter

I haven't played that much games but still great

16 Darkstalkers Darkstalkers Product Image

Don't forget about the other fighter Capcom made, not as popular as street fighter, but still a solid game.

17 Killer instinct

Awesome characters

18 Mafia II Mafia II Product Image

Fighting as in hand to hand brawls and shootouts.

Is it even a fighting game?

19 Injustice: Gods Among Us
20 Punch-Out!!

Nintendo's take on boxing. This game obviously isn't the best, but is fun to play, and filled with humorous characters nonetheless.

21 Persona
22 UFC Throwdown
23 Bloody Roar Bloody Roar Product Image

I would definitely put this in the bottom half of the top ten. It's fast paced, creative and overall just a solid series.

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