Top 5 Fighting Games on Xbox One

Whoo hoo! It’s summertime and aside from getting sunburnt at the pool and melting in the heat, what else is there to do? Oh yeah, check out some of the kick butt fighting games for Xbox One that have just released – or are about to. I mean, you need something to do inside when it’s about 2 million degrees outside, right? But how do you know which fighting games are the best ones for your super epic style? No worries – we’ve got it covered for you. Here are our picks for the top 5 fighting games on Xbox One right now:

Injustice 2

Released in May 2017, this has got to be one of the most graphically gorgeous games I’ve seen in a very long time. Injustice 2 is a follow up to Injustice: Gods Among Us. This installment focuses on Batman’s attempt to fix society after Superman’s regime falls. A new supervillain group, “The Society”, pops up with Brainiac making Batman consider letting Superman out of jail to help him fight these new baddies. There are over 30 playable characters with new ones still being added, such as Subzero and Starfire (Starfire’s trailer was just released for the game a couple of days ago). Plus, you’ll find your favorite villains in that mix of playable characters as well, which you have to love.

Aside from the characters and the amazing graphics, the fighting is beyond epic. It blows away anything else out there right now in the fighting games category for Xbox One. The movements of all the characters are so fluid and fast that it can be tough to learn how to beat your opponents at first – no joke. This is one game that you simply cannot miss out on.

You can check out the site for the game here and see some crazy videos of fighting with Subzero, Wonder Woman and more.

WWE 2K17

With a crazy screaming Brock Lesnar on the cover, you know this installment of WWE has to be epic right? The game sure doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fighting or characters. While WWE 2K17 released at the end of 2016, it’s still highly worth playing, especially since WWE 2K18 comes out in October 2017. You better get your skills up before you hit the next round, right?!

There are a ton of playable characters, even the McMahon family, which give you almost too many to choose from. Then there are five different modes that you can play: regular Play mode, MyCareer mode, Universe mode, Creation Suite, and Online mode. Each of these gives you the chance to play according to your own style. Want to create your own wrestlers and allow them to be uploaded for other players? Cool, check out the Creation Suite. Want to create your own WWE Universe? No problem, there’s Universe mode for that. And of course, there is just the mega mat action that goes along with all of the modes that allow you to get into the ring.

You can check out the site for the game here and see some of the epic features the game offers.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

While this one came out in 2016, it’s still a crazy amount of fun. Only for Xbox One, this game offers so many different characters that it will make your head blow right off. Here’s why: this edition offers you all of the characters from all three installments, over 26 of them. You’ll be able to fight with some of your favorite characters, such as Tusk, TJ Combo, Shadow Jago, and Omen. The graphics are amazing, and you can feel the hits even without your controller! For those not into fighting games, you might just give this one a try as the graphics make it worth it.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Oh, there is nothing better than combining your two favorite series: Marvel and Capcom. Here you’ll get to play as either your favorite Marvel characters or your favorite game characters from Capcom. In fact, there are 38 different characters that you can play on here, including Ghost Rider, Rocket Raccoon, Nemesis T-Type (Resident Evil), Vergil (Devil May Cry) and more. Finding crazy combinations of these guys for your teams is also a lot of the fun of the game since it’s two completely different worlds, not just comic companies.

Plus, you’ll want to get to know the mechanics of the game before the release of its sequel, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which is supposed to release in September 2017.

And if you want to get a jump on the next installment of this game, check out the trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite:

UFC 2

I mean what says, ‘hey I’m a fighting game’ better than UFC 2? While I’m not a huge Ronda Rousey fan, I am a massive Conor McGregor nut, and both of these two mega fighters grace the cover of the game. Ok, I know this one came out in 2016, but if you haven’t played it, you need to. The action is downright beautiful, the movements are as close to flawless as I’ve seen in a fighting game on the Xbox One and holy crap did they ever up the bloody mess in this one. The gameplay itself is excellent, allowing you to do several different modes to keep you interested, such as career mode and ultimate team mode. I don’t know about you, but I hate getting to the end of a great game and having nothing else to do but start from the beginning. UFC 2 gives you plenty of things to do, modes to play and asses to kick.

Trying not to melt away in the heat of Oklahoma, MD Weems has been a writer and artist for over 20 years. Her written works over all types of gaming have been used in college level game design textbooks as well as in US Patents over virtual character design. She has worked with gaming companies all over the world and is even cool enough to have her own Korean cartoon character.
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