The Best Fighting Games For The Xbox

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10. Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO

Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001, known as Millionaire Fighting 2001 in Japan, is a sequel to the fighting game Capcom vs. SNK. This game was released on NAOMI hardware in the arcade. It was later released for the Sega Dreamcast (Japan only) and PlayStation 2, with the GameCube and Xbox receiving an updated version titled Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO. Capcom vs. SNK 2 combines characters and gameplay elements from various Capcom and SNK fighting games, mainly the Street Fighter and The King of Fighters series.

Other elements, most noticeably different fighting styles, incorporated elements from other games as well, such as Street Fighter III, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and the Samurai Shodown series. In contrast to the original Capcom vs. SNK, characters no longer have a specific “Ratio.” Instead the player can select up to three characters in a team and give an amount or ratio (up to four) to each as desired. In console versions of the game, players can also choose a 1-on-1 game or a 3-on-3 game in Arcade Mode with the Ratio System removed. -Wikipedia.org

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9. Guilty Gear X2

Guilty Gear XX​, also known in some localized releases as Guilty Gear X2 and subtitled The Midnight Carnival, is the third full installment in the Guilty Gear series of fighting games. First released in 2002, it has since received three updated versions. GGXX furthered the plot of the series and introduced new characters and gameplay mechanics. The graphics also appeared to be notably improved. It was much more commercially successful than its predecessor, Guilty Gear X. -Wikipedia.org

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8. Street Fighter Anniversary Collection

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection is a bundle of two Street Fighter games: Hyper Street Fighter II – The Anniversary Edition, and Street Fighter III 3rd Strike – Fight for the Future. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, both versions are nearly identical, but for the latter version offering online competitive play. The PlayStation 2 version of the bundle was only released in North America, since the PS2 versions of Hyper Street Fighter II and 3rd Strike were released as separate stand-alone games in Japan and the PAL region (Hyper only).

The Xbox version of the bundle was released in all three regions. The initial Japanese release for Xbox was pulled from shelves within a week of release due to a sound bug. Though initially this was believed to be because the title was discovered to be region-free, Capcom confirmed the title’s lack of regional lockout was not a mistake, but an intentional decision by the company. -Wikipedia.org

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7. Fight Night Round 2

Fight Night Round 2 is the sequel to EA Sports’ Fight Night 2004. It was released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube consoles in 2005. It was the only Fight Night game in the series to be released on GameCube. The GameCube version contains the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! along with its protagonist as an unlockable character. -Wikipedia.org

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6. Marvel Vs Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a fighting game, developed and published by Capcom. It is the fourth game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series of fighting games. With the fourth installment of this series, Capcom simplified the player controls to make the gameplay more accessible to the wider audience of casual players. The button configuration was trimmed down to 4 main buttons and 2 assist buttons. The game also features a different air-combo system and 3 on 3 tag, compared to the 2 on 2 tag from previous games in the series.

The original arcade release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was the only game in the series to use the NAOMI arcade platform. Though the character artwork feature traditional 2D-animated sprites, the fighting arena (background), the Abyss’ sphere, and many effects animations are 3D-polygon based. This is the first and only Marvel vs. Capcom game without character-specific endings, as one will get the same end regardless of the characters one uses or how quickly one defeats the final opponent. -Wikipedia.org

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5. Dead or Alive 3

Dead or Alive 3 is a fighting game in the Dead or Alive series. It was released exclusively on the Xbox as a launch title. The basic gameplay controls and commands remain essentially unchanged from Dead or Alive 2; however, some minor tweaks have been added to the game system in the form of increased counter periods, unrestricted 3D-axis movement, and less emphasis on juggling combos.

All these gameplay enhancements make the game more suited for beginners, and makes the artificial intelligence much more forgiving. Finally, the game incorporated less damage percentiles in counter maneuvers, and added 4 new characters to the roster. Despite the somewhat lacking gameplay updates of the US version, the Japanese version featured many gameplay changes, with new attacks for characters, tweaked move properties for attacks, and a new intro cinematic for the game. -Wikipedia.org

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4. Def Jam: Fight For New York

Def Jam: Fight for NY is the sequel to Def Jam Vendetta, a hip hop-influenced 3D fighting video game released for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox and is followed by Def Jam: Icon. The game features several rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Redman, Fat Joe, Ice-T, Xzibit, Ludacris, and Busta Rhymes, as well as the voices and likeness of other actors and celebrities, among them actors Omar Epps, Christopher Judge, Danny Trejo, Carmen Electra, and Kimora Lee Simmons. The game was spun off into a 2006 PlayStation Portable game called Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover. -Wikipedia.org

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3. Dead or Alive Ultimate

Dead or Alive Ultimate is a multiplayer fighting game for the Xbox. It is a collection of the games Dead or Alive and Dead or Alive 2 from the developer Tecmo. The game requires Xbox Live in order to play online, and includes twelve different game modes, fifteen different characters from the Dead or Alive series, as well as bonus content for Dead or Alive 3. With the December 14, 2006 backwards compatibility update for the Xbox 360, the Xbox release of Dead or Alive Ultimate can now be played on the Xbox 360. -Wikipedia.org

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2. Soul Calibur II

Soulcalibur II is a fighting game developed and published by Namco and the third installment in the Soul series. Soul Calibur is the name of the holy sword, created to battle the evil sword Soul Edge, which the games’ story-lines revolve around. The home version of the game features Heihachi Mishima from Tekken, Link from The Legend of Zelda, Spawn from the comic book series by Todd McFarlane, and Necrid, a new character created by Todd McFarlane. Each of the first three characters is exclusive to one of the three consoles the game was ported to (the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox, respectively), while Necrid is present in all three home versions. -Wikipedia.org

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1. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, originally known as Mortal Kombat V: Vengeance or simply Mortal Kombat 5, is a fighting video game developed and published by Midway for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. The game was released in North America in November 2002 and PAL territories in February 2003.

It is chronologically the fifth in the Mortal Kombat series. The game focuses on the alliance between sorcerers Quan Chi and Shang Tsung and their schemes to revive an ancient army and control Outworld. Deadly Alliance was the first all-new Mortal Kombat fighting game produced exclusively for home consoles, with no preceding arcade release. The game’s tagline was “A Fight So Brutal – So Evil – So Deadly”. -Wikipedia.org

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