The Best Boss Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Another Crab\'s Treasure added at rank #3.
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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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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
  • underwater
  • boss
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • cute
  • fight
  • resource
  • funny
  • challenging
  • difficult
  • adventure
  • 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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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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Infernax (2022)

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

Embark on an epic, bloodthirsty adventure in Infernax! With challenging castle-dungeons, multiple endings, and the option to play with friends, this retro side-scrolling platformer keeps you on the edge of your seat. Upgrade your character and unlock new skills to defeat demons and reverse the curse on your homeland. With secret areas to discover and a unique morality system, Infernax offers hours of exciting gameplay.


What we like:
  • Fun co-op
  • Multiple fun endings
  • Multiple playable characters
  • Lots of replayability
  • Incredible music
What could be improved:
  • Lots of instadeath pits
  • Weird morality system
  • Some metroid-esque elements but not a true metroidvania

  • dungeon
  • retro
  • gore
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • old-school
  • demons
  • pixel
  • dark
  • classic
  • side-scrolling
  • violent
  • castle-dungeon
  • boss-fight

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Islets (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X

Journey with Iko, a young mouse warrior, as they explore the five floating islands of Islets and attempt to reconnect them with powerful magnets! Enjoy snappy movement and combat, cute character design, and competent map design.


What we like:
  • Fun combat and movement
  • Cute character design
  • Competent map design
  • Challenging boss fights
  • Bullet hell-style airship battles
What could be improved:
  • Random upgrade rewards can limit options

  • platform
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • cute
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • colourful
  • pirates
  • fight
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • combat
  • 2d
  • nature
  • adventure

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Elden Ring (2022)

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

Elden Ring is the bold new collaboration between Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and legendary game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. It's an open-world RPG that allows you to explore a land of beauty, horror, mystery, and adventure. There are 10 starting classes with specific starting items and abilities for you to choose from as well as an array of weapons, magic, equipment, and tools at your disposal. Get ready for some epic boss battles with terrifying foes as well as plenty of hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered!


What we like:
  • Immersive open-world design
  • Varied biomes
  • 10 playable classes
  • Huge range of weapons & magic
  • Stunning visuals & lighting
  • Excellent enemy & boss designs
  • Empowering character customization options
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive optional dungeons
  • Intense difficulty in some boss fights

  • open-world
  • boss
  • dungeon
  • boss-fight
  • rpg
  • fantasy
  • souls
  • exploration
  • combat
  • fight
  • crafting
  • discovery
  • cooperative

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Sifu (2022)

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

Sifu is a wonderfully difficult beat-'em-up that puts the player at the forefront of their very own martial arts epic. With tight combat and inventive level design, Sifu boasts one of the best martial arts experiences available from a video game in years - even with its punishing difficulty.


What we like:
  • Fast-paced combat
  • Unique roguelike system
  • Satisfying moves and combos
  • Variety of environments to explore
  • Engaging storyline and characters
What could be improved:
  • Punishing difficulty can be overwhelming
  • Requires a lot of practice to master

  • martial
  • boss
  • fight
  • rogue-like
  • combat
  • brawler
  • skill
  • boss-fight
  • combo

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Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (2021)

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

Play as an adorable yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, harvest crops and battle massive beasts all in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government!


  • zelda
  • dungeon
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • cute
  • puzzle
  • veggie
  • adventure
  • food
  • past
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • fight
  • action-adventure
  • action

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