Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One's best fighting games, ranked

Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One's best fighting games, ranked ...

The Instinct has been released on your Xbox, and with a wide variety of combat games to choose from, you can remain satisfied. From platform fighters to 2.5D brawls, here are the best fighting games for Xbox Series X and Xbox One, which are from worst to best.

Worst of the best: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

The Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a Smash Bros-like game that reunites all of your favorite Nick characters, will be displayed on various stages inspired by shows we know and love. It''s fast-paced, has a range of exciting moves, and overall plays well on the Xbox family of consoles. It''s just too bad there isn''t any voice acting (at the time of writing) and lacks some polish when it comes to Nintendo.

WWE 2K22

Most recent WWE games have been shaky as of late, but WWE 2K22 makes a significant comeback to the past. Instead of a simulation-like system, WWE 2K22 is still adopting a more mainstream combo system that is fun to pull off and easy to understand. The graphics have certainly improved since last time. MyGM mode is also an incredibly addictive element of WWE 2K22 as you manage your own show (Smackdown, RAW, NXT, etc.) and recruit your favorite wrestle


This free-to-play platform fighter is easy to understand, and yet it''s engaging to play every once in a while with friends. Brawlhalla has a vast array of top performers, including WWEs The Rock, Street Fighters, Ryu, Sakura, Adventure Times Finn, and others. In the game, you switch between two weapons and try to flee your opponent out of the arena as well as in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Capcom is a king of the fighting game genre, but even when it introduces a disappointing title for Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, it performs with some powerful 3v3 mechanics. While the visuals are blurb, the game will keep you on the spurs throughout the whole bout. A number of new characters from Black Panther and Captain Marvel also fit in with some excellent movesets. It''s a shame this game didn''t get off the ground, while Dragon Ball FighterZ was

Soul Calibur VI

Soul Calibur VI had a unique new story on the Xbox One, with its engaging, yet powerful gameplay features. Along with some third-party newcomers like Nier Automatas 2B (which is DLC), Geralt from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it brought back the character knowledge and love. This encounter of swords and other celebrated weapons brings a sense of humour as you outmaneuver your opponent. It''s super satisfying to catch someone dropping and towing their opponent out there.

There is a high-tech character creator system, which allows you to download other works, including those that have been altered or modified from a previous movie, game, or other licensed property.

Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is continuing its successful DC fighting game on PS3 and Xbox 360, bringing a further grand story, even more characters, and stunning visuals. Characters like Batman, Superman, Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, and Brainiac are among the most well-known superheroes competing in the fight. Dr. Fate and Captain Cold have even joined the fight.

Injustice 2 has a compelling battle system that allows you to use each character''s abilities to their fullestest level and you may interact with the environment to throw or bounce off large items. However, the progression process to get new clothing options may be a daunting task.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a powerful graphical style, well-rounded gameplay, and fantastic music to play as from across the Dragon Ball anime series. For example, less powerful fighters like Broly, Hit, and Beerus can fight off in a great battle. Each moveset is crafted to a tee as they launch the powerful Kamehamehas and Big Bang Cannons towards their foes.

The 3v3 aspect is impressive as well with each character having a support move that can assist in defeat. The internet might not be the best of the bunch, but the gameplay that surrounds Dragon Ball FighterZ is nuanced and compelling enough to make up for it. It''s also exciting to watch in the eSports scene as combos can last well beyond the double digits.

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct is a versatile combat game that combines brilliant combos, in-depth characters, and crossplay between Xbox and PC players. The battle is always intense as your opponent may trigger a combo break at any time, leaving you feeling free for attack. A similar game is Featured in Rare and Xbox history. General Raam and Halos Arbiter are among the most popular games to grace us in the last decade.

The moves you may make into your combo are amazing to watch, and the online experience is actually decent for a game from 2014. This is a fighting game that Xbox fans can be proud of, and if you havent tried it already, you may play it for free with a limited roster.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 emerges from the competition as one of the best fighting games on Xbox systems, and is also one of the deadliest. Netherealm Studios isn''t pulling any punches as spines are ripped out, bodies are enflamed, and people are divided in half in intense graphical detail. It adds to the benefits of each battle as you use each character special moves and combinations to triumph over the other.

Mortal Kombat 11 has a profoundly engaged storyline that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. MK11 also has rollback netcode and crossplay with PlayStation users, thus giving you a smoother online experience than most other fighting game titles.

Tekken 7

Tekken 7 is arguably the best Xbox fighting game right now. Each punch and kick displayed in the game feels crunchy and powerful as you throw away your opponents. King has a strong fighting style and abilities, both with mech-based skills and agility. Then there is a simple tutorial mode that demonstrates how each combo and move is performed.

While the online gaming may be affected or miss with its connectivity, Tekken 7. Its not as powerful as Mortal Kombat 11, but it also provides some entertaining blockbuster-style battles. Akuma, one of the best characters in Tekken 7, may be well known to this day, with stellar particle effects and some pulse-pounding slow-motion moments at the end of each fight.