50 Best 2D games for Xbox One

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The best 50 2D games for Xbox One daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Xbox One. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are One Escape released the 26 March 2021 and ranked #35, Horned Knight released the 25 February 2021 and ranked #16, The Lost Cube released the 25 February 2021 and ranked #25.

1# Killer Queen Black - 2019

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An epic, platform strategy game for up to eight players online or locally. Play Killer Queen Black casually in quickplay matches, up the intensity in ranked matches, or invite friends to a private room. Easy to play, hard to master, fun for all!

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2# Unto The End - 2020

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Unto The End is a hand-crafted cinematic platformer about a desperate journey home. Master combat through improvisation and observation in intense sword fights. Spot opportunities to use artifacts and trade supplies. An adventure told through your actions, how will you make it home?

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3# A Day - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game A Day
Screenshot of the video game A Day
Screenshot of the video game A Day

In A Day you'll be able to control 8 different characters in a 2D side-scrolling open map: give them life by chaining their actions and reach for the highest score possible! This day is yours to make!

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4# Empty. - 2020

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In the world of "EMPTY" Earth is flat, and Depart from the very ground. You will be controlling "Master Humpback", Jump through each level and collect "RED CORE". While you walk through Each level, you will discover the Story of "EMPTY".

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6# Foregone - 2020

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Foregone is a fast and fluid 2D action-platformer packed with legendary loot and stunning pixel art. Collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and unravel a compelling story of regret and conspiracy as you slice your way through hordes of enemies to save Calagan.

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7# Build a Bridge! - 2017

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Test your engineering and improvisation skills in a puzzle game where the stakes are as high as they get. Game features: - Different materials to build from - Wood, Metal, Cables - 36 levels of increasingly difficult puzzles - Varied, detailed environments full of interactive elements - Multiple cars to test out your constructions - Realistic physics engine - Beautiful, stylised art style - Available in 13 languages

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8# Earth's Dawn - 2015

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Earth’s Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! Dive into frantic side-scrolling combat and take the fight to the alien horde before destroying hulking bosses!

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9# Sonic Mania - 2017

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Sonic Mania is an all-new adventure with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay.

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10# Alien X - 2021

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Alien X - is a hardcore game where you will have to survive playing like a monster Bomber who is on an unknown planet.

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11# Rivals of Aether - 2017

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RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players locally or up to two players online.

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12# Speed Limit - 2021

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Speed Limit is a non-stop genre-warping arcade experience that never slows down. No cuts, no lapses in the chaos, Speed Limit is an old-school action extravaganza boiled down to its core elements: Hard. Fast. Addictive.

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14# Splasher - 2017

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Splasher is a 2D platformer that offers arcade action. With a powerful and surprising paint canon the player will have to face great challenges and use all his skills to rescue the Splashers. These little fellows are working as peons in a big factory, Inkorp. The Evil ruler of the company, Le Docteur, has insane plans that threatens them all with a terrible fate. Along his journey, the player will have to master the power of his paint cannon. He will soon find out that each color offers special abilities, from crazy bouncing to sticking to walls, or even tricking encounters and changing their behaviour. The game will offer more than twenty levels, a time attack mode with leaderboards, epic boss fights and many other cool features.

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15# Wenjia - 2018

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As lava bursts forth from the ground, the mountains spirits find themselves surrounded by fiery death. By controlling a kitten, the player must overcome numerous obstacles in the wild to reach the burning heart of the mountain and rescue the spirits before its too late. Working with game audio talents from Russia, WENJIAs sound team has created an immersive fantasy environment that features deep woods, eerie ruins, and raging volcanos.

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16# Horned Knight - 2021

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Horned Knight is a challenging 2D action-platformer where you must overcome all fears, enemies, and traps as the Hero Knight. Rewrite destiny, with your trusty sword, young Knight - the realm depends on it!

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17# Bladed Fury - 2018

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An action game set in the Ancient China, bringing players addictive experiences with its unique Chinese traditional art-style and sound design.

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18# Spooky Chase - 2020

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A game that makes YOU your own worst enemy! Run from enemies that you created, capture the flag, survive your past decisions in this challenging 2d platformer game!

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19# Double Pug Switch - 2020

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Double Pug Switch is the debut title of The Polygon Loft, Two pugs are better than one in this stylised, challenging platformer putting you in control of a mischievous dog with a unique dimension-swapping power! Challenge yourself with side-scrolling alternative dimension switching mania requiring lightning quick reflexes to jump, hop, and dimension swap your way to victory. Whether you’re a seasoned platformer or just can’t get enough of pugs, Double Pug Switch has something for you.

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20# Evergate - 2020

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Evergate is a haunting 2D puzzle-platformer set in a stunning hand-drawn vision of the Afterlife with an original score recorded by a live orchestra. Navigate 85 challenging stages and unleash the extraordinary powers of the genre-defining 'Soulflame' to help a lost soul reincarnate on earth!

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21# The StoryTale - 2019

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The StoryTale - is a fairy tale platformer where everything goes bing-bang-boom, but everybody remain alive and healthy. It's a game where you constantly forget the spells and the weapons are cursed. But even in the midst of the swirling action you can stop and think over the next step.

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22# Elliot - 2020

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Elliot is a colourful 2D platformer inspired by 16-bit classics, with a touch of hardcore. Don't be misled by appearances: it's a colorful game, but really it's technicolor hell!

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25# The Lost Cube - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game The Lost Cube
Screenshot of the video game The Lost Cube
Screenshot of the video game The Lost Cube

Ulrik must find the magical red cube that combined with his guitar can breathe life back into his village. Patience and focus will be your guide as you face the evils that stand in your way.

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