The Best Boss Games for Xbox One

Update : Another Crab\'s Treasure added at rank #6.
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Blasphemous 2 (2023)

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

Blasphemous 2 is a visually stunning and challenging Metroidvania game that delivers both poetic beauty and brutal gameplay. Play as The Penitent One and prevent the birth of a new prophetic miracle child. Satisfying combat and rewarding boss battles; attention to detail, focus, and pattern recognition; immersive script, story, and music. Lacks extensive accessibility settings. Brilliant choice for fans of challenging games.


What we like:
  • Visually stunning
  • Satisfying combat
  • Immersive script, story, and music
What could be improved:
  • Lacks extensive accessibility settings

  • platform
  • boss
  • pixel
  • boss-fight
  • metroidvania
  • combat
  • exploration
  • souls
  • challenging
  • story
  • gothic
  • fight
  • 2d

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Remnant II (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Step into the thrilling world of Remnant II, a unique blend of Soulslike and looter-shooter gameplay. Battle deadly creatures, explore diverse worlds, and unlock powerful abilities. With a responsive combat system, randomly generated maps, and a strong community, you'll be hooked for hours. Each playthrough offers a fresh challenge, making every victory feel earned.


What we like:
  • Engaging gameplay with smooth gun mechanics
  • Randomly generated worlds for endless replayability
  • Strong learning systems for build making and boss fighting
  • Vibrant community for both solo and co-op play
  • Regular updates and fixes from developers
What could be improved:
  • Limited diversity in armor sets
  • Frustrating loadout management

  • boss
  • cooperative
  • shooter
  • boss-fight
  • tps
  • souls
  • dungeon
  • post-apocalyptic
  • loot
  • rpg
  • fight
  • combat
  • challenging
  • puzzle
  • narrative

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DARK SOULSa: REMASTERED (2018)

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PC Windows Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Then, there was fire. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps.


  • boss
  • rpg
  • platform
  • fantasy
  • online
  • fps
  • combat
  • action
  • challenging
  • multiplayer
  • first-person
  • classic
  • souls
  • battle
  • boss-fight

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ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Embark on a journey with Lily in ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights and explore a kingdom ruined by the Rain of Death. Fight formidable bosses, recruit them as your allies, and immerse yourself in the world of Land's End. With unique combat mechanics using enemy spirits and beautiful artwork, the game offers a satisfying level of challenge and a fantastic soundtrack. However, prepare for some backtracking and cluttered combat effects.


What we like:
  • Stunning graphics and scenery
  • Unique combat mechanics
  • Varied gameplay concepts
  • Good level of challenge
  • Great soundtrack and atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Backtracking involved
  • Combat can be cluttered
  • Simple platforming
  • Limited character customization

  • boss
  • souls
  • boss-fight
  • fantasy
  • dark
  • platform
  • combat
  • fight
  • metroidvania
  • challenging
  • story
  • exploration
  • rpg
  • narrative
  • action

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Death's Door (2021)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Death's Door is an action-adventure game that follows a crow reaping souls. You must explore the world of doors, find each one and battle enemies while unlocking new skills and magic powers. The game features smooth controls, great aesthetics and an in-depth story that will keep you engaged for hours.


What we like:
  • Challenging boss battles
  • Meaningful dialogue about life and death
  • Excellent exploration and hidden areas
  • Fluid and accessible combat
  • Beautiful art style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Lack of a map can be frustrating
  • Can rely too much on obnoxious enemy waves
  • Linear

  • dungeon
  • boss
  • isometric
  • zelda
  • action-adventure
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • exploration
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • platform
  • battle
  • challenging
  • fight

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Another Crab's Treasure (2024)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows

In a vibrant undersea kingdom on the verge of collapse, a hermit crab embarks on a treasure hunt to buy back his repossessed shell. The second game from AGGRO CRAB.


  • souls
  • boss
  • underwater
  • platform
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • cute
  • action-adventure
  • funny
  • fight
  • 3d
  • resource
  • rpg
  • challenging
  • action

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Lies Of P (2023)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5

Become Pinocchio in Lies of P, a gothic action RPG that takes you on a dark journey through a city plagued by madness. Unleash unique combat styles, engage with interesting characters, and make choices that shape your path. Experience a reimagined Pinocchio tale in this grim, captivating narrative.


What we like:
  • Immersive narrative and world
  • Deep and rewarding combat system
  • Visually stunning with grandiose set pieces
  • Variety of weapons and customization options
  • Outstanding score and visuals
What could be improved:
  • Challenging parry and dodge timing
  • Artificial difficulty
  • Limited weapon variety

  • souls
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • combat
  • gothic
  • steampunk
  • dark
  • action
  • story
  • rpg
  • narrative

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Hollow Knight (2017)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Explore the depths of a forgotten kingdom teeming with cute but creepy creatures and epic adventure in the classic side-scrolling action game, Hollow Knight. Tightly tuned controls allow you to dash, dodge and slash your way through ferocious beasts and ancient knights. With over 130 enemies, 30 epic bosses and a vast interconnected world to explore, every playthrough is unique. Top it off with hauntingly beautiful visuals and an evocative soundtrack, and you've found your new go-to game.


What we like:
  • Beautiful and breathtaking visuals and soundtrack
  • Non-linear gameplay with exploration and challenging platforming
  • Rich lore and vast world with secrets
  • Difficulty offers a satisfying challenge
  • Remarkable amount of content for the price
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty, not for everyone

  • metroidvania
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • platform
  • exploration
  • hand-drawn
  • difficult
  • cute
  • bug
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • frame-by-frame
  • souls
  • fight
  • difficult-to-pull-off

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (2023)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4

A new dark fantasy Three Kingdoms action RPG from Team NINJA, the developers of Nioh.


  • boss
  • martial
  • boss-fight
  • historical
  • rpg
  • demons
  • souls
  • combat
  • action
  • fight
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • exploration
  • difficult
  • narrative

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Streets of Rage 4 (2020)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Streets of Rage 4 is the long awaited fourth entry into the classic Sega franchise. It features a blend of old and new, with classic characters such as Axel and Adam Hunter returning alongside a new main character, Cherry. All characters have unique playstyles, from Axel's powerful punches to Cherry's speedy strikes. There are tons of unlockables to discover and it has an amazing soundtrack.


What we like:
  • Satisfying combat
  • Incredible music and visuals
  • Tons to unlock
  • Simple yet rewarding combat mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Lack of 4 player online
  • Occasionally too easy to get cornered

  • brawler
  • boss
  • cooperative
  • beat-em-up
  • combo
  • retro
  • classic
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • old-school
  • arcade
  • online
  • hand-drawn
  • crime
  • combat

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