The Best Xbox One Beat 'Em Up Games

Over 60 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Xbox One Beat 'Em Up Games

When it comes to good beat 'em up games for Xbox One, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best Xbox One beat 'em up games, with the help of your votes. 

One of the newer Xbox One games that has you smashing faces is Coffee Crisis. Released in 2018, this modern side-scroller from an indie developer is both satisfying and fun to play. If you never played Raging Justice, it's a must-play beat 'em up game for any Xbox One owner. Other options include 99Vidas, OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes, and Wulverblade, which is a blast when you play 2-player co-op.

Not every beat 'em up game on this list is a Xbox One original - take Castle Crashers Remastered for example, which came out in 2008. However, all these beat 'em up games are currently available on the Xbox Marketplace, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite beat 'em ups for Xbox One, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

Latest additions: Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram From Hibernia, No More Heroes III, Chenso Club
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    • Genres (Video game): Beat 'em Up
    • Developer: Tribute Games
    • Genres (Video game): Beat 'em up
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a beat-'em-up game developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu. The game was released in 2022 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the PC. A side-scrolling beat-'em-up akin to classic arcade titles of the '80s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge teleport gamers back in time as they control Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, April O'Neil, Casey Jones, and Master Splinter as they attempt to stop Shredder from destroying the turtles and the world! With both a standard arcade mode and a story mode, this side-scrolling extravaganza is perfect for anyone looking to relive the classic 1987 animated series.
  • Castle Crashers Remastered
    30 votes
    • Developer: The Behemoth
    • Genres (Video game): Beat 'em Up, RPG
    Castle Crashers is a 2D beat 'em up video game independently developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It features music created by members of Newgrounds. The Xbox 360 version was released on August 27, 2008 via Xbox Live Arcade as part of the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade. The PlayStation 3 version was released in North America on August 31, 2010 and November 3, 2010 in Europe via the PlayStation Network. A Microsoft Windows version, exclusive to Steam, was announced on August 16, 2012. The game is set in a fictional medieval universe in which a dark wizard steals a mystical gem and captures four princesses. Four knights are charged by the king to rescue the princesses, recover the jewel, and bring the wizard to justice. Castle Crashers was well received by critics on all platforms on which it was released. The Xbox 360 version holds a score of 82.73% at GameRankings and 82/100 at Metacritic, while the PlayStation 3 version averages 88.67% and 85/100 at the same sites. The PC version holds a score of 7.9 on Metacritic, indicating generally favorable reviews.
    • Developer: Platinum Games
    • Genres (Video game): Action, Hack and Slash
    Transformers: Devastation is an action hack and slash video game based on the Transformers franchise developed by PlatinumGames and published by Activision. It was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in October 2015. In New York City, a swarm of Insecticons and giant metal claws emerge from below, wreaking havoc. The Autobots: Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and Grimlock arrive to investigate, battling Megatron and the Constructicons, who form Devastator. Megatron escapes into a hatch leading underground and reveals the attacks are the automatic defenses of the Proudstar, an Autobot ship which crashed on Earth millions of years ago that Megatron now controls, and announces his plans to use the Insecticons to cyberform the Earth, turning it into metal and creating a new Cybertron.
    • Developer: Capcom (Japan), Iron Galaxy Studios (Worldwide)
    • Genres (Video game): Beat 'em Up, Action RPG
    Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is a 2013 video game compilation by Capcom released as a digital download for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows (via Steam). It includes two arcade games based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise: Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (1993) and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (1996).
  • Aztez
    11 votes
    • Developer: Team Colorblind
    • Genres (Video game): Action, Turn-Based Strategy
    Aztez is a side-scrolling brawler, turn-based strategy video game by Team Colorblind. The player fights through areas within the Aztec empire prior to the Spanish invasion. Team Colorblind, a two-person indie game development team, designed Aztez to play like an arcade game with the action of God of War or Devil May Cry. Aztez was released on August 1, 2017. Set 20 years prior to the Spanish invasion, the player fights in areas based on places in the Aztec empire. Player weapons include a sword, spear, knife, and club. The game uses a grayscale and blood red color palette similar to that of 2010 action game MadWorld.