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7 best fighting games on Nintendo Switch, ranked

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Nintendo isn’t known for its fighting games outside of Smash Bros., but the Switch is home to some of the best the genre has seen in recent years.

Here are the 7 best fighting games on Nintendo Switch.

7. Arms

This quirky, Switch-exclusive fighting game is welcoming for casual players, and the option to play with motion controls gives Arms a unique twist on the genre.

6. Pokkén Tournament DX

Pokkén Tournament DX is a Pokémon fighting game and ... well ... what else do you need to know? It’s an approachable title that should satisfy Pokémon diehards and fans of the genre alike.

5. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Along with multiple versions of Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Alpha, and Street Fighter 3, this collection is packed with concept art and other bonuses from the series’ history.

4. Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown feels slow compared to the thumb-cramping pace of more combo-based fighting games, but that’s to make room for its satisfying, precise combat.

3. Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 may not look quite as good on Switch as it does on more powerful Xbox or PlayStation hardware, but a handheld version of perhaps the best Mortal Kombat game ever is still worth playing.

2. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ goes all out with blisteringly fast team-based fights and a super flashy art style. It looks just like the classic anime series come to life.

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When you think of Nintendo fighting games, you think about Super Smash Bros. The Switch installment comes packed with every fighter in series history — and plenty new additions to the already massive roster.

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