The Best Beat-em-up Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Blind Fate: Edo no Yami added at rank #6.
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River City Girls Zero (2022)

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

Join Kunio, Riki, Misako, and Kyoko for bone-crunching, 16-bit, co-op beat-'em-up action - newly translated and released outside of Japan after 28 years! The original 1994 graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay are augmented with new motion-comic cutscenes, a new animated intro, and new music!


  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • spin-kicking
  • action-translated
  • motorbike
  • anime
  • brawler
  • crime
  • pixel
  • amusement
  • retro
  • local
  • casino
  • music
  • linear

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9 Monkeys of Shaolin (2020)

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

In this beat ‘em up game you‘ll play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng who wants to avenge the death of his friends and family. Get your battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies.Co-op play:Invite your friend to help you fight through waves of enemies andcomplete the game together.More than 25 different levels:Chinese villages, pirate ship, Japanese mansions, ancient ruins and many more.Extensive character development:Achieve victory as you discover various unlockable perks, items and fighting styles.


  • martial
  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • brawler
  • ninja
  • arts
  • online
  • side-scrolling
  • local
  • pirates
  • fight
  • hack-and-slash
  • 1990s
  • 3d
  • character

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Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (2021)

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

A 2D Metroidvania-style game developed under the supervision of Ryo Mizuno, depicting the story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Use a variety of weapons and spirit powers to unravel the mystery of the labyrinth.


  • metroidvania
  • beat-em-up
  • novel
  • 2d
  • action-exploration
  • surreal
  • anime
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • platform
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • cute
  • rpg
  • single-player

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Final Vendetta (2022)

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

Final Vendetta is a hard-hitting action packed beat ‘em up in the vein of classic arcade titles. Featuring stunning pixel art and a thumping soundtrack with exclusive tracks from Utah Saints! Brawl with bad dudes and tough girls as you fight through dangerous environments.


  • arcade
  • brawler
  • classic
  • boss
  • bare-knuckle
  • pixel
  • beat-em-up
  • side-scrolling
  • old-school
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • retro
  • martial
  • two-player
  • local

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Colossus Down (2020)

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

Join forces with Nika, MechaNika, Agatha and the Great Bleeding Pig in this peculiar and crazy mission of destruction of everything that isn't cool.


  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • mech
  • local
  • scroller
  • construction
  • 2d
  • soundtrack
  • fight
  • book
  • brawler
  • anime
  • hand-drawn
  • teenage
  • candyland

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Blind Fate: Edo no Yami (2022)

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

Dive into a world that mixes Sci-Fi and ancient tradition. Slash through robots with a trusty katana, use hi-tech implants to navigate the surroundings, dodge enemy attacks, and land devastating finishers. Reclaim the past following the way of the Japanese samurai in the fantastic period of New Edo.


  • cyberpunk
  • souls
  • 2.5d
  • beat-em-up
  • post-apocalyptic
  • hack-and-slash
  • scroller
  • boss-fight
  • futuristic
  • action-adventure
  • robots
  • ninja
  • choices
  • dark
  • exploration

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Garfield (2021)

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

With a power-packed cast of heroes from the Nickelodeon universe, face-off with all-stars from SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, Danny Phantom, Aaahh!!! With unique move sets and attacks inspired by their personalities, each character has an individual style of play enabling endless action for Nickelodeon’s legion of fans. Select your favorite and then let the intense brawls begin with online and local multiplayer action.• Playable characters include SpongeBob, Lincoln Loud, Ninja Turtles Michelangelo and Leonardo, Oblina from Aaahh!!!


  • 2d
  • cartoony
  • esport
  • 1990s
  • beat-em-up
  • cats
  • dog
  • multiplayer
  • platform
  • pvp
  • family-friendly
  • comedy
  • fight
  • arcade
  • competitive

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MultiVersus (2022)

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

MultiVersus is a free-to-play platform fighter that lets you team up with your friends using some of the most iconic characters including Batman, Shaggy, & more!


  • 2d
  • beat-em-up
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • comic
  • cartoony
  • competitive
  • 1980s
  • memes
  • 1990s
  • superhero
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful
  • fantasy
  • character

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Roar of Revenge (2021)

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

A game that puts together Rastan's action with adventure elements inspired by Faxanadu. An old school tribute for every lover of 8-bit classics!


  • beat-em-up
  • platform
  • souls
  • scroller
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • hack-and-slash
  • chiptune
  • 1980s
  • arcade
  • fantasy
  • sword-fight
  • adventure
  • old-school
  • action

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Drunken Fist 2: Zombie Hangover (2022)

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

Filled with blood, gore and loss of limbs depicted in light-hearted low-poly style, Drunken Fist 2: Zombie Hangover is a whimsical take on survival horror, featuring physics-based beat ‘em up action and ragdoll takedowns that no sober player would take seriously.


  • beat-em-up
  • blood
  • gore
  • fight
  • physics
  • third-person
  • zombies
  • 3d
  • violent
  • post-apocalyptic
  • comedy
  • light-hearted
  • funny
  • colourful
  • survival-horror

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