5Streets of Rage 4
The Streets of Rage series is back, and it’s better than ever.
Streets of Rage 4 features sumptuous graphics, a killer soundtrack and addictive brawler gameplay. It’s got plenty of content, too, with 12 stages in which to pummel enemies and a whopping 17 playable characters if you include the 12 unlockable retro fighters. You can even play along to music from the original Streets of Rage and its sequel if you remember it fondly. If you don’t mind spending a little more money a DLC pack is available too, which adds yet more characters and a brilliant survival mode.
Immensely enjoyable in single-player, Streets of Rage 4 is somehow even better in co-op. Up for four players can work together locally, though watch out if friendly fire is turned on as you’ll no doubt end up hurting each other. It’s a good job there’s a versus battle mode to settle any grudges. In any case, if you’re after the best couch-co-op games on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S, this is an absolute must-have. It’s currently available via Xbox Game Pass, too.