Top 10 fighting games of all time

These are the best games where you punch, kick, and fight your way to victory. They're super exciting and have been loved by players for a long time.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Developer: Sora, Bandai Namco Studios
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown—a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for the Nintendo Switch system! New fighters, like Inkling from the Splatoon series and Ridley from the Metroid series, make their Super Smash Bros. series debut alongside every Super Smash Bros. fighter in the series…EVER! Faster...

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (1999)
Developer: Capcom Production Studio 2
Platforms: Arcade

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the second follow-up to Street Fighter III. The game increased the character roster by adding five new characters and also added further refinements to the previous game's play mechanics and rules. All the returning characters from the previous Street Fighter III games were given new stages, endings, and voice...

Street Fighter 6
Street Fighter 6 (2023)
Developer: Capcom
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series

The evolution of fighting games starts with our traditional Fighting Ground, and then we're turning the genre on its head with World Tour and Battle Hub for a total of three modes where anyone can play to their liking. No one starts off as a champion. You get there step by step, punch by punch. Take up the challenge and bring your game to the...

Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat X (2015)
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Platforms: PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Android, PC (Microsoft Windows)

Mortal Kombat X is the tenth main game in the one-on-one fighting series and a sequel to the 2011 title Mortal Kombat. The game stays close to the visual style and the mechanics of the 2011 reboot. The main controls are still based on two types of punches and kicks, and blocking, to form combos with uppercuts, teleports, special moves that...

Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)
Developer: Arc System Works
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all-powerful fighters.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)
Developer: Eighting, Capcom
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom in collaboration with Eighting. It is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. The game features characters from both Capcom's video game franchises and comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The game was released in November 2011 for the...

Tekken 7
Tekken 7 (2015)
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Platforms: Arcade, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One

Experience the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

Guilty Gear: Strive
Guilty Gear: Strive (2021)
Developer: Arc System Works
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series, Arcade

Discover the Smell of the Game with Guilty Gear: Strive! Immerse yourself in new gameplay mechanics designed to be simple and welcoming for fighting game newcomers, yet deep and creative for veterans. Ride the Fire into a heavy metal inspired alternate future full of over-the-top action, style and fun!

Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct (2013)
Developer: Iron Galaxy Studios, Double Helix Games
Platforms: Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)

The legendary fighting game franchise is back with next-generation visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS! Choose from amongst a wild cast of combatants each with fluid animations, unique combat tactics, and flashy special attacks. Utilize an open-ended combo system to rack up...

Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II (1991)
Developer: Digital Eclipse, Capcom
Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Nintendo Switch, Wii, Super Famicom, Wii U, PC (Microsoft Windows), Arcade, PC DOS

A sequel to Street Fighter, Street Fighter II improved upon the many concepts introduced in the first game, including the use of command-based special moves and a six-button configuration, while offering players a selection of multiple playable characters, each with their own unique fighting style and special moves. Street Fighter II is...