Top 10 Arcade Fighting Games for Xbox Consoles

Are you craving some old school (or new age) arcade fighting games to play in your Xbox One, Series X/S or 360? Well The Games Cabin Has you covered with 10 arcade fighting games for Xbox Consoles that you should consider playing!

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1. Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 | Xbox
Mortal Kombat 11 for Xbox

Similar to the three previous titles in this series comprising Mortal Kombat Mobile, Mortal Kombat 11 is an 2.5D combat game. In addition to the classic Fatalities including Brutalities, stage Fatalities, Friendships and Quitalities. The game features new gameplay elements are added, including Fatal Blows and Krushing Blows. Fatal Blows are special moves like the X-ray attacks that are featured in Mortal Kombat X. Like X-rays, Fatal Blows deal a significant amount of damage however unlike them they can only be used in the event that a player’s health falls to less than 30% and they can only be used one time per match.

Krushing Blows are a filmic version of a special move that triggers when certain conditions are fulfilled, similar to the majority of Brutalities in the earlier game. [

The latest addition for the show is the Flawless Block mechanic that allows for the possibility of a comeback time after blocking an attack that is precise in timing.

Another finisher returning includes Mercy which was which was last featured on the screen in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, in which the winner is able for a resurrected opponent, which gives them a tiny amount of energy.

Release Date22-Apr-19
DesignerJohn Edwards
SeriesMortal Kombat
Xbox PlatformsXbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Average Rating90%
Mortal Kombat 11 Information

2. Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite

2. Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite

Similar to its predecessors, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite is an 2D combat game where players battle by battling tag teams with characters from both the Marvel Comics and Capcom universes.

Players must take out their opponents by continuously attacking their opponent, and then depleting their health bars.

Infinite offers two-on-2 fights similar to Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and previous installments of the franchise.

As opposed to previous games Infinite does not permit players to utilize traditional attack techniques like call-in assist that are triggered by characters offscreen Infinite instead Infinite uses the “free-form” tag system also known as “Active Switch” that shares a lot of similarity to Marvel and. Capcom 3’s “Team Aerial Combo” system, as well as Street Fighter X The Tekken’s “Switch cancel” system.

Release Date19-Sep-17
DesignerTsuyoshi Nagayama
SeriesMarvel vs. Capcom
Xbox PlatformsXbx One
Average Rating79%
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Information

3. Soulcalibur V

Soulcalibur V
Soulcalibur V

Soulcalibur IV is an action-based fighting game with a focus on weapons. To damage their opponents, players can use high and low horizontal and vertical attacks. They can also block incoming attacks and parry enemy moves to gain tactical advantages. A modified “Critical Edge” system allows players to fill up a meter with powerful special attacks.

There are many gameplay options available in the game. Story Mode lets players control Patroklos, the protagonist of the game, and other supporting characters. He guides him through a series 20-episode battle.

Release Date31-Jan-12
DesignerDaishi Odashima
Xbox PlatformsXbox 360
Average Rating80%
Soulcalibur V Information

4. Tekken 7

Tekken 7

Even though Azazel was defeated by Jin Kazama in Tekken 6, the war between G Corporation and the Mishima Zaibatsu continues to ravage the globe. The story of the game is told through the eyes of a reporter whose husband and son are killed by the fighting. He then begins writing an expose about the Mishima Zaibatsu (and G Corporation).

Nina Williams is the leader of the Zaibatsu during Jin’s absence. She tries to locate Jin, but Heihachi Mishima uses the vacuum of power to force Nina to work with him. Nina regains control of the Zaibatsu. Heihachi agrees to work with Claudio Serafino of the Sirius Marksmen, the head of the powerful G Corporation, in order to expose Kazuya Mishima. He believes that if Kazuya’s Devil Gene becomes public, public opinion will shift in favor of the Zaibatsu. Claudio detects a powerful force within the Far East that is not connected to Jin or Kazuya.

Release Date2-Jun-17
DesignerYasuki Nakabayashi
Xbox PlatformsXbox One
Average Rating90%
Tekken 7 Information

5. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend

Chrono Phantasma Extend introduces seven new characters and revamped gameplay mechanics to the series. Two additional characters have been added to the Extend Chrono Phantasma version. Numerous character sprites were also redrawn. This includes a complete new set of sprites showing Noel Vermillion wearing a new costume and several new songs. Galneryus, a Japanese power metal band, rearranged all previous musical themes. After the events of Continuum Shift, the storyline continues.

Release Date30-Jun-15
DesignerToshimichi Mori
Xbox PlatformsXbox One
Average Rating83%
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend Info

6. Killer Instinct

The legendary fighting franchise is back with new visuals, high-action action, rocking reactive music and C-C–C-C–COMBO BREAKERS! Each combatant will have fluid animations and unique combat strategies. Open-ended combos allow you to build huge combos while your opponent searches for opportunities to defeat you. You can compete online against other players around the globe, or learn combat skills through in-depth tutorials.

Release Date22-Nov-13
DesignerDavid Verfaillie
SeriesKiller instinct
Xbox PlatformsXbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming
Average Rating84%
Killer Insinct Information

7. Sword Of The Guardian

Sword Of The Guardian
Sword Of The Guardian

Sword of the Guardian, an action video game, pays homage to the classic arcade side-scrolling beat’em-up games. It features iconic features such as command-based attacks, throwing objects, and further enhancements with specially curated combos, and interesting scenes. Three main characters are introduced with different fighting styles.

The game also supports up to three local players. Each character can perform different types of attacks. The Swordsman, an all-round fighter with a large attacking area; while the Monk does a variety combos with fast punches or kicks, the Dwarf is the most defense- and counter-attackable of the three characters.

Release Date17-Jun-18
Designer Billy Chan Studio
SeriesSword of The Guardian
Xbox PlatformsXbox One
Average Rating84%
Sword Of The Guardian Info



ZHEROS is the next generation beat’em-up based on genre hallmarks like smashing enemies and punching stuff.

You will be traveling through unknown and distant galaxies as Mike and Captain Dorian, the ZHEROS Squad. You will be brave, as strong and awkward as the first, and smart, agile and ready to tackle any challenge the second. Both are intergalactic agents who defend the universe against crime.

Your mission is to defend the universe against Dr. Vendetta’s evil plan to kill every living thing in his trusted minions and turn them into a twisted, depraved villain.

You can rely on your punches in single-player or co-op modes, as well as a wide range of combos and powerful hi-tech weaponry. But, if all that is not enough, a mech with devastating abilities will save the day in most dire situations.

Release Date8-Jul-16
DesignerRimlight Studios
Xbox PlatformsXbox One
Average Rating65%
ZHEROS Information

9. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

Take control of your character, learn your moves and take charge of your destiny in this epic beat ’em-up adventure that is inspired by the show. You can control 8 characters, including progression, co-op multiplayer and deep move sets. The rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso continues 34 years after the events at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament

Release Date27-Oct-20
Designer Flux Game Studio
SeriesCobra Kai
Xbox PlatformsXbox One
Average Rating75%
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues Information

10 ACA NeoGeo: The Last Blade 2

ACA NeoGeo: The Last Blade 2
ACA NeoGeo: The Last Blade 2

SNK released THE LAST BLADE 2 in 1998 as a fighting game. In the middle of a fierce battle, the Four Gods are attempting to close Hell’s Gate. The eternal dead also aim to stop them. There are many systems. Each character has its own Sword Quality. Characters can also use Desperation Moves and Super Desperation Moves to repel and turn back enemies. They also have the ability cancel enemy moves and have them sequenced into Desperation Moves called Super Cancel.

Release Date25-Nov-98
DesignerHAMSTER Corporation
Xbox PlatformsXbox One
Average Rating90%
ACA NeoGeo: The Last Blade 2

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