The Best 1990s Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Guts \'n Grunts added at rank #7.
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Justice Sucks (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

JUSTICE SUCKS is a stealth/action game about a killer robot vacuum cleaner on a quest for vengeance through a 90s TV universe. Stalk your prey, hack smart devices, turn them into deadly traps and consume the blood of your enemies to unleash devastating powers.


  • stealth
  • dark
  • hacking
  • cats
  • satire
  • 1990s
  • humor
  • tactical
  • shoot-em-up
  • character
  • robots
  • top-down
  • squad
  • colourful
  • gore

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Jitsu Squad (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Jitsu Squad is a four-player co-op fighting game inspired by the Marvel vs Capcom series. The players take on the role of four heroes on a mission to thwart an evil sorcerer’s ambitions and retrieve a powerful demon's soul stone. With beautiful hand-drawn visuals and an over-the-top chop socky soundtrack, this game will have you feeling like you're playing in one of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons.


What we like:
  • Varied characters
  • Super transformations and screen filling super attacks
  • Visually stunning graphics
  • Entertaining soundtrack
  • Variety of enemies and bosses
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty distinguishing between characters in multiplayer mode
  • Limited number of puzzles
  • Not difficult even at the end

  • ninja
  • beat-em-up
  • 1990s
  • scroller
  • cooperative
  • hack-and-slash
  • fight
  • character
  • swordplay
  • 2d
  • comedy
  • superhero
  • old-school
  • retro
  • linear

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Punch Club 2: Fast Forward (2023)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Playstation 4 PC Windows

You have come here to read game descriptions and play fighter management sims…and you’re all outta descriptions.


  • arts
  • cyberpunk
  • nostalgia
  • time-management
  • martial
  • management
  • resource-management
  • rpg
  • 1990s
  • tactical
  • 1980s
  • life
  • sport
  • pixel
  • simulation

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Graze Counter GM (2023)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows

A refreshing and highly re-playable bullet hell style shooter that WANTS you to play dangerously! Ride the razor's edge of life and death in this high-risk high-reward danger oriented arcade style shooting game.


  • bullet-hell
  • shoot-em-up
  • lore
  • 1990s
  • mech
  • anime
  • sci-fi
  • dark
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • cute
  • arcade
  • casual
  • fantasy
  • shooter

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Prison City (2023)

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Nintendo Switch l Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Prison City is a dystopian, action-packed side-scroller with tight mechanics and intricate level design. Battle techno-terrorists with your chakram and grenades, eat hot dogs for health, and locate contacts to help take down bosses.


  • dystopian
  • retro
  • 1990s
  • crime-ridden
  • 1980s
  • platform
  • 2d
  • post-apocalyptic
  • scroller
  • capitalism
  • side-scrolling
  • cinematic
  • sci-fi
  • pixel
  • action

6

Like No Other: The Legend Of The Twin Books (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X

Dan is a bumbling first-time adventurer who risks everything to solve the legend of the twin books by exploring the abandoned town of Red Pines.


  • cartoony
  • clicker
  • walking-simulator
  • point-and-click
  • 2.5d
  • fiction
  • dungeon-crawler
  • 1990s
  • interactive
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • exploration
  • cyberpunk
  • comedy

7

Guts 'n Grunts (2023)

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Inspired by games like Contra and Turrican, Guts 'n Grunts is a mid-paced action game with lots of shooting, swimming, and rolling. Find power-ups. Earn upgrades. Fight for pig freedom!


  • 2d
  • robots
  • scroller
  • 1990s
  • platform
  • post-apocalyptic
  • mature
  • satire
  • shooter
  • pixel
  • old-school
  • action
  • adventure
  • sci-fi

8

Go! Go! PogoGirl (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Jump on your pogo stick and bounce, bounce, bounce! Go! Go! PogoGirl is a dynamic, cute and wholesome platformer about a girl and her pogo stick. Bounce your way through the world, collect gems and then bounce some more!


  • platform
  • 1990s
  • cartoony
  • 2d
  • retro
  • precision
  • scroller
  • pixel
  • colourful
  • cute
  • nature

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Alisa (2021)

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Playstation 5 Mac OS PC Windows Linux Xbox Series X j Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Alisa is a classic late-90s style horror-themed action adventure game set in a fantasy universe inspired on the 1920s. You play as an Elite Royal Agent called Alisa, who wakes up in a strange Victorian mansion and must find her way out while being haunted by materialized / mechanized doll-like humanoids. Explore classic survival horror gameplay with real pre-rendered backgrounds, eccentric currency and item shop, unique player stats boosts, weapon load-outs, a large variety of enemies and locations and surprises around every corner.


What we like:
  • Nostalgic survival horror experience
  • Sound and graphical design inspired by classic titles
  • Interesting story and characters
  • Optional side missions and collectibles
  • Varied enemy designs and difficulty levels
What could be improved:
  • Unintuitive currency system reliant on killing enemies

  • 1990s
  • survival-horror
  • retro
  • gothic
  • historical
  • alternate
  • old-school
  • military
  • horror
  • mystery
  • action-adventure
  • 3d
  • pixel
  • pve
  • atmospheric

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Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

So.... got what it takes to be a X Slayer?!?... 7 weapons, blood and gore, twisted music by Seepage & Psyko Syndikate, and maps where you can blow up everything. its awesome. started making it in 1998 in high school with my friend and now im 37, so i have life experience now.


  • shooter
  • 1990s
  • first-person
  • retro
  • fps
  • gore
  • post-apocalyptic
  • violent
  • 3d
  • old-school
  • linear
  • combat

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