Tuesday 1 December 2020

Top 10 Xbox 360 Fighting Games

10. Fight Night Champion

Featuring an incredibly in-depth physics-based system that incorporates improved punching and stamina mechanics, Fight Night Champion allows players to move, attack and dodge with the speed of the champions. Thanks to the Full Spectrum Punch Control mechanic, this incredible title is certainly the most realistic fighting game on the market while still delivering an accessible experience for those unfamiliar with the series’ focus on physics and strategy.

9. Ultra Street Fighter IV

Continuing the tradition of fighting excellence the series is known and loved for, this Ultra edition introduces new characters and stages for the ultimate Street Fighter IV experience. With rebalanced gameplay and original modes included, this generous offering is Street Fighter’s finest hour from a long history of incredible games. Perfect for long-time fans of the series and newcomers alike, this one certainly lives up to its “ultra” title.

8. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

Featuring revolutionary team battles, this huge game features more than 70 characters in high-speed fights on the ground and in the air. The game’s key feature is four vs four team battles, with teammates sharing a special energy meter that allows ultimate attacks and power-ups, as well as the ability to heal each other. The result is a unique and innovative title that brings the beloved franchise to life, and will delight fans and newcomers alike.

7. Tekken 6

There’s a reason the Tekken series is among the most beloved in the fighting genre, and this sixth entry in the saga certainly lives up to that reputation. With intense bone-crunching combat and blistering action, Tekken 6 sends the player on a quest for brutal world domination and stands up today as one of the deadliest fighting games on the market.

6. Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate

With improved visuals and enhanced martial arts techniques never before seen in a DoA title, this ultimate edition of the celebrated game incorporates some features from Dead or Alive 5 Plus as well as additional content, tweaks to gameplay and a comprehensive story mode that takes the game to staggering new heights. An absolute must for fans of the beloved arcade series.

5. Soul Calibur V

Boasting exhilarating fighting mechanics, stunning visuals and a whole roster of new characters, Soul Calibur V picks up 17 years after its predecessor with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. With refined battle mechanics and some of the strongest visuals you’ll find in a PS3 Soul Calibur title, this fifth entry in the beloved franchise stands up as one of the series’ best.

4. Injustice: Gods Among Us

Developed by the creators of definitive fighting franchise Mortal Kombat, this bold beat-em-up introduces a deep and original story featuring a large roster of DC icons including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and many more. In a dark world where the lines between good and evil are increasingly blurred, this unforgettable experience sees iconic heroes and villains engaging in battles on epic scales.

3. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

Following on from the events of the acclaimed Calamity Trigger story, this new chapter – which is voiced in both English and Japanese – offers twice the story content of its predecessor thanks to four new modes and a handful of new characters and arenas. With refined gameplay, stunning HD visuals and enhanced fighting mechanics, Continuum Shift is one of the most compelling fighting experiences available on the Xbox 360.

2. Persona 4 Arena

This 2D anime-style fighting spin-off of the hit Persona RPG universe is a beautifully designed and well-executed beat-‘em-up that stands alone as an adventure in its own right. While previous knowledge of the series is not essential, this fighting title seamlessly integrates the elaborate characters and worlds of the beloved games into a new genre which is a real treat for fans and newcomers alike.

1. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition

With a captivating storyline that rewrites the history of the Mortal Kombat Tournament and state-of-the-art visuals and physics from Unreal Engine, this phenomenal MK title is not for the faint of heart. With some of the most viscerally gruesome visuals in the series, this return to the series’ ultraviolent roots is an absolute belter. Just make sure your little old grandma isn’t in the room when you’re decapitating your opponent and throwing his head across the battlefield.

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