Top 100 Best Fighting Games

It's only fair that there's a complete list of worthwhile fighting games if there's going to be a list of FPS, platform, and beat 'em ups. Fighting games have come a long way and have stood the test of time. In particular, many of the predecessors are some of the best in the genre and deserve all the worthwhile attention.
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Mortal Kombat II (1993 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Following his defeat, Shang Tsung begs his master, Shao Kahn, to spare his life. He tells Shao Kahn...
 
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Mortal Kombat (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament. For the past 9 of these tournaments...
 
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Mortal Kombat (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
This fighting game is a remake of an original arcade classic made by Midway Games. After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with failure Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor's victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable...the Past.
 
4.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Mortal Kombat game that has 26 characters and 4 hidden characters make this a killer game.
 
5.
Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Explore the key fights of the dragonball, dragonball z an dragon ball GT timelines. With an all new and innovative fighting system. Unleash powerful super and ultimate attacks on your enemies. Explore the DB world like never before!
 
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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Khan seeks revenge and his bride. Legions of Khan are assigned to kill all Earthrealm souls. Sindel is said to have been reborn within Earthrealm, where she awaits her king to reunite with her and ultimately take control of both realms.
 
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Tekken 3 (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
19 years after the second King of Iron Fist Tournament, Heihachi Mishima hosts the third Tournament to attract Toshin...
 
8.
Super Street Fighter IV (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Just your regular street fighter games but it's number 4
 
9.
Soulcalibur IV (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Engrave your name in history! During the reincarnation of the soul calibur and soul edge swords something awakened! The battle between the two swords is in its final phase! Be part of the ultimate fight!
 
10.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A gorgeous, powerful, pirate-woman named Ruby-Heart who united Fifty-two of the Earth's strongest heroes and villains...
 
11.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Play as Goku and a host of other Dragon Ball Z characters as you make your way through the Saiyan, Namekian, and Android sagas, or compete as your favorite character in the World Tournament mode.
 
12.
Tekken 4 (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two years after the third King of Iron Fist Tournament, Heihachi sponsors the fourth Tournament to lure his newly resurrected son, Kazuya, into a trap.
 
13.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The evil Onslaught has become too powerful, so the Marvel universe is assisted by the Capcom universe to destroy him before he is unstoppable.
 
14.
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Play as Goku or as many other Z Warriors to defeat all 22 characters.
 
15.
Killer Instinct (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Machines, ice beings, werewolves and many other potential fighters enter the Killer Instinct tournament for money...
 
16.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The fury of Mortal Kombat has brought the realms to the brink of total destruction. Every warrior has been summoned to this last epic battle, where survival depends on their ability to...FIGHT!
Director: Martin Stoltz
 
17.
Mortal Kombat 4 (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Thousands of years ago, during a war with the corrupt Elder God known as Shinnok, Rayden was responsible for the death of an entire civilization...
 
18.
Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An ancient evil has returned form beyond death and threatens the very existence of the realms. Will the Champion of the Elder Gods have the power to defeat this threat borne of deception?
Director: Martin Stoltz
 
19.
Mortal Kombat 3 (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fed up with continuous losses in tournament battle, Shao Kahn who had lost to Liu Kang in the Outworld tournament...
 
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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two powerful sorcerer's, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, have joined forces to achieve the supreme goal: immortality. Will earth survive their deadly alliance?
 
23.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
This is the third installment in the awesome Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series.
 
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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The world of Justice League and the Netherrealm collide following the merge between Darkseid and Shao Kahn ultimately forming Dark Kahn. Heroes are haunted by a mysterious force called Rage forgetting who the true enemy is ...
 
25.
Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi Tag Team (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
This is a game which takes us to the adventures of goku and his friends from the Saiyain saga to the Buu saga and also has some episodes where you are in a 'what if?' scenario. What will happen? Find out in the game.
 
26.
Tekken 2 (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Kazuya Mishima, after beating his father Heihachi in the first King of Iron Fist Tournament one year earlier, sponsors the second Tournament, promising a prize a thousand times that of the first.
Director: Masamichi Abe
 
27.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
 
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Play as Goku and a host of other Dragon Ball Z characters as you make your way through the Saiyan, Namekian, Android, and Buu sagas in the all new Dragon World story mode, or compete as your favorite character in the World Tournament mode.
 
30.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
31.
Street Fighter IV (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
 
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Tekken (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Heihachi Mishima sponsors the first King of Iron Fist Tournament with a large purse of prize money going to the fighter who can defeat him in the final round of competition.
Director: Seiichi Ishii
 
33.
Street Fighter X Tekken (2012 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Choose your fighters. Challenge your rivals. Will you cross the line? The greatest fighters from the world's 2 heavyweight fighting games finally collide in the ultimate tag team match-up.
 
34.
Soulcalibur II (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Four years after it was thought that the evil sword known as Soul Edge had been destroyed, warriors from all over Europe and Asia once again take up the search to locate the blade for their own personal reasons.
 
35.
Arcana Heart (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
36.
Darkstalkers III (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
 
37.
Soulcalibur V (2012 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
"Two swords, two generations.....one destiny". The dawn rises on a new era in Soulcalibur V as Patroklos and Pyrrha, heirs of Sophitia, take up arms in the eternal fight between the mighty Soul swords.
 
38.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Doctor Doom has assembled the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe and has joined forces with Albert Wesker in order to unite their respective universes in an effort to conquer both.
Director: Ryota Niitsuma
 
39.
Tekken 5 (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After the conclusion of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, an intense battle between father and son...
 
40.
Guilty Gear X2 (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Kohei Takaoka
 
41.
Street Fighter (1987 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two skilled martial arts experts -Ryu and Ken- go out to fight against other fighters held on the streets...
Director: Piston Takash
 
42.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The second Street Fighter tournament is here with General M.Bison. Ryu and Ken are no strangers to the tournament...
 
44.
Soulcalibur III (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The search for Soul Edge continues as a mysterious new figure plots to restore its power.
 
45.
Soul Blade (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Set in the 16th century, the game revolves around a pair of twin swords full of evil spirits and 8 people who seek them: Hwang...
 
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One Piece: Grand Adventure (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
 
48.
Primal Rage (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Choose one of 7 ferocious dinosaurs then pound your opponents into submission as you battle for Urth Domination.
Stars: Rob Rowe
 
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X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Street Fighters team up with the X-Men to halt the terror of Apocalypse.
 
51.
Tekken 6 (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
 
52.
Bloody Roar 4 (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Kenji Fukuya
 
53.
Virtua Fighter 2 (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Tadashi Ihoroi
 
54.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The third in the Alpha series with a total of 31 fighters to unlock and choose from.
 
55.
Bloody Roar (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
 
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Virtua Fighter 4 (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
 
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Virtua Fighter 5 (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Rise through the ranks in the fifth world tournament with lightning quick combos and complex martial arts moves. Fight as one of 17 characters and master their specialized fighting styles in the most realistic virtua fighter ever!
 
58.
Virtua Fighter 3 (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
 
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Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The second in the Alpha series with a total of 18 fighters to unlock and choose from.
 
61.
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A great leader was killed at the end of the 20th century. His name was Fame Douglas, and he was renowned...
 
62.
Killer Instinct 2 (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
63.
Dead or Alive 4 (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The fourth Dead or Alive game in the series.
 
64.
The King of Fighters '97 (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
This version introduces the dual mode play system: Advanced and Extra. Advanced allows for a faster, offensive play while Extra allows for a more defensive, special-intensive play.
 
65.
Dead or Alive 3 (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The third Dead or Alive game in the series.
 
66.
Dead or Alive (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The first Dead or Alive game in the series.
Director: Tom. Itagaki
 
67.
The King of Fighters XIII (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
 
68.
Bloody Roar 3 (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Kenji Fukuya
 
69.
Super Dragon Ball Z (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
 
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Inuyasha: Feudal Combat (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
 
72.
Dynasty Warriors (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
73.
X-Men: Mutant Academy (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
 
74.
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
 
75.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When the danger of Apocalypse grows, the Street Fighters and the X-Men enlist the rest of the Marvel universe to help.
 
76.
Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A fighting game for the PlayStation 1.
 
77.
Fatal Fury 2 (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Choose one of eight characters. Fight other characters until you reach the final boss. Each character has his or her own ending.
 
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Art of Fighting 2 (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
 
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X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
 
81.
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
This is the sequel of Shin Budokai. This has a what if story line. This is the future of Trunks (History...
 
82.
Rumble Roses XX (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Director: Makio Yamanaka
 
83.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The video game based on the tmnt movie. The turtles fight against the foot clan in New York city
 
84.
Marvel Super Heroes (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Thanos has posession of the Infinity Gems, Marvel heroes and villains attempt to recover the Gems for their own reasons.
 
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Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (1991 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
One or two players choose from either Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, or Joe Higashi and fight eight opponents, including the crime boss, Geese Howard.
 
87.
Rumble Roses (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Mugio Awano
 
89.
Art of Fighting (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ryô Sakazaki and Robert Garcia are both best friends and fierce rivals. When Ryô's sister, Yuri, is kidnapped, both men must take to the streets to track her down.
Director: Mastang 2, Dog Akira
 
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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
5 families of super heroes take on an unknown force led by an alien life form who plans to take over the world and marvels best must defend what is left of New York before matters get worse.
 
93.
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The last game of this early series. Terry, Andy, Joe, Mai and Geese return to South Town as they are joined by five new characters and three bosses.
 
94.
Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Features all your favorite Star Wars characters, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Boba Fett and Chewbacca...
 
95.
One Piece: Pirates Carnival (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
All the One Piece characters are having a party from the East Blue to the Grand Line.
 
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This is a fighting game in which you can choose either the Thunder Megazord or Tiger Megazord and play through a series of battles...
 
99.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The fighters of Capcom games are now up against old school anime characters from the past. All the fighters from the Tatsunoko universe are up against the Capcom fighters in one of the most unique battles in video game history.
 
100.
Clayfighter 63 1/3 (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X