The Best Arts Games for Xbox One

Update : Die by the Blade added at rank #13.
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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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Troublemaker: Raise Your Gang (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Grab a backpack, boxing tape, and focus on what high school is all about: Beating the ever loving crap out of one another! Troublemaker blends favorite action-adventure-beat-'em-up elements from the strongest traditions in the genre.


  • japanese
  • action-adventure-beat-em-up
  • arts
  • beat-em-up
  • 3d
  • rpg
  • martial
  • fight
  • education
  • hack-and-slash
  • jrpg
  • multiple-endings
  • romance
  • third-person
  • action-adventure

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Sclash (2023)

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Sclash is a plug’n play 2D samurai fighting game full of tension where one hit is enough to kill. Play as a hand-drawn samurai in beautiful painted settings and fight your opponent in epic solemn duels where each move matters. Manage your stamina, breath and take your time to land a deadly hit.


  • fight
  • arts
  • hand-drawn
  • martial
  • swordplay
  • 2d
  • spectacle
  • pvp
  • stylized
  • multiplayer
  • 2.5d
  • local
  • anime
  • pick-up
  • character

4

The friends of Ringo Ishikawa (2018)

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The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a unique and inscrutable narrative-brawler that explores the lives of high school seniors contemplating their future after graduation. You play as Ringo and take part in 2D brawler-style combat, buy food and books to replenish your health and stamina, attend classes, study, work part-time jobs and train at the gym.


What we like:
  • Unique experience full of freedom
  • Cool pixelated graphical style
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • Discover routines in the town
  • Follow them and learn different actions you can take
What could be improved:
  • No tutorials or hints provided
  • No world map or quest markers given
  • Combat could feel more responsive

  • beat-em-up
  • brawler
  • 1980s
  • martial
  • arts
  • rpg
  • open-world
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • atmospheric
  • drama
  • sandbox
  • anime
  • brawler-type
  • 2d

5

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons - Sacred Reunion (2024)

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The Double Dragon brothers return in this fresh addition to the iconic beat 'em up franchise. With roguelite elements, every playthrough is a chance at new action. Tag in with 2 of 4 starter characters or unlock 9 additional characters, each with their own special moves and unique playstyles.


  • local
  • beat-em-up
  • arts
  • cooperative
  • scroller
  • martial
  • 1990s
  • rogue-like
  • pixel
  • retro
  • 2d
  • post-apocalyptic
  • action
  • multiplayer
  • old-school

6

Naraka: Bladepoint (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Dive into the legends of the Far East in NARAKA: BLADEPOINT; team up with friends in fast-paced melee fights for a Battle Royale experience unlike any other. Find your playstyle with a varied cast of heroes with unique skills. More than 20 million players have already joined the fray, play free now!


  • parkour
  • royale
  • martial
  • battle
  • arts
  • fight
  • swordplay
  • multiplayer
  • customization
  • pvp
  • character
  • hack-and-slash
  • mmo
  • third-person
  • combat

7

Shukuchi Ninja (2023)

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

Journey through ancient Japan as the Shukuchi Ninja, exiled from his former clan for wanting a more honorable way of life. Over 70 levels, 7 troublesome bosses, and unique controls - there's no other game like it!


  • arts
  • 2d
  • martial
  • ninja
  • platform
  • arcade
  • cartoony

8

Ganryu 2 (2022)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Play as Miyamoto Musashi in this beautiful 2D platformer and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything happened between Musashi and Kojiro. The game is inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi from the famous novel “The Stone And The Sword”.


  • arts
  • japanese
  • 2d
  • martial
  • hack-and-slash
  • swordplay
  • platform
  • ambient
  • jrpg
  • rpg
  • ninja
  • pixel
  • book
  • arcade

9

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII (2020)

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Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an ARPG rooted in Chinese history and mythology. Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao, a calm and reliable swordsman who was accidentally involved in a tragic fate. To protect his beloved family, he starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth.


  • arts
  • rpg
  • martial
  • historical
  • manipulation
  • western
  • full-screen
  • story
  • hidden
  • hack-and-slash
  • political
  • self-discovery
  • action
  • world-building
  • battle

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NINJA KIDZ: TIME MASTERS (2023)

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America's most popular online ninja family's first video game is here! NINJA KIDZ: TIME MASTERS is a colourful action adventure for the whole family where you can play alone or together with friends. Rescue the 3 greatest martial arts masters kidnapped by Dr. Disaster.


  • martial
  • 3d
  • ninja
  • arts
  • america
  • beat-em-up
  • colourful
  • scroller
  • historical
  • action-adventure
  • pvp
  • gun
  • customization
  • linear
  • sci-fi

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