4) Street Fighter II (Capcom 1991)
Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Brutal: Paws of Fury….there have been TONS of very quality fighting games over the years but Street Fighter II really is the one that started it all. Ryu, Guile, Blanka… these were better friends to me than anyone at Northwest Middle School ever was. Street Fighter II rates so high on this list if for no other reason than….HADOUKEN!!!