Fighting games aren't for everyone, and they're not as common as they once were. That doesn't mean that Xbox One fight fans are left out in the cold, however, and there are some great games available right now, with more on the way.

The following Xbox One fighting games are the best of the best.

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether is what you get when you combine retro-pixel graphics with the addictive platforming fighter combat of Super Smash Bros.

Although Rivals of Aether is currently in Game Preview, it's already one of the most satisfying brawlers on the console today. Taking place in a world where the elements rise up and do battle, Rivals of Aether lets you control one of eight playable animalistic characters, wielding various elemental powers. Like Super Smash Bros, the aim of the game is to weaken your opponent then knock them out of the arena, making use of the game's very familiar control schemes.

This is the closest you'll ever to Super Smash Bros on Xbox One, and it's a more than worthy substitute.

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WWE 2K17

The fighting in WWE 2K17 is more brutal than the real thing! The latest in 2K's yearly series is the best outing yet, with the most fluid character movements and combat ever seen in a wrestling game.

With that all-important WWE license, you get personalities past and present and all the best matchup types, not to mention the weapons and the showboating. WWE 2K17 is pure entertainment, and it'll keep you coming back for more.

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UFC 2 is so close to being inside the octagon that you can almost smell the blood. Once again, you can tell this is an EA Sports title — it has all the showbiz razzle dazzle, and characters are modeled closely on their real-world counterparts.

The authenticity continues in the animations and the realistic combat features which, combined with an all-new knockout physics system, leaves you right in the thick of the in-ring action. Honestly, you probably wouldn't want to be much closer.

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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

Killer Instinct was reborn for the current generation consoles and can only be found on Xbox. As a Play Anywhere title, you can also play the same game on your Windows 10 PC. And it looks fantastic whichever device you play it on.

The Definitive Edition includes seasons ones through three and all associated characters, as well as Arbiter from Halo, General RAAM from Gears of War and Rash from Battletoads. As a Microsoft exclusive, seeing characters from other franchises coming in to the fighting game world is something you can really get used to.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

With 1080p, 60 FPS visuals and all DLC included, Marvel vs. Capcom has never looked so good or offered so much value. In 3v3 tag matches, you see the likes of Iron Man and Captain America joining forces with and fighting against Capcom's finest, including some legendary names from the Street Fighter franchise.

When you've perfected your skills offline, you can go online and take on the rest of the world. This is the ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom experience and a beat-em-up for all.

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Mortal Kombat X

"Stunningly brutal gore fest" pretty accurately describes Mortal Kombat X. Graphically sharp, wonderfully fast paced and a real button masher, Mortal Kombat X will challenge even hardened beat-em-up fans.

It's classic Mortal Kombat in its feel, reimagined for new generation consoles. Old favorites are back, including Johnny Cage, Scorpion and Sub Zero, and the finishing moves are every bit as impressive as they ever were. It also doesn't ever get old seeing bones shatter in front of your eyes thanks to the X-Ray view!

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For Honor

For Honor is a unique fighting game from Ubisoft, famed for Assassin's Creed. In For Honor, you take up the role of one of several heroes from either the Samurai, Vikings, or Knights factions. Each hero archetype has different strengths and weaknesses, focusing on speed, defence, or a balance of styles.

For Honor's "Art of War" system tasks players to fight almost rock-paper-scissors style, using the thumbstick to match their opponents combat stances. Light and heavy attacks dominate play, with guard breaks, throws, and combos mixed in to confuse and stagger opponents.

For Honor can be a difficult game to get into, which is why we put together a comprehensive guide. If you can master its nuances, it's a rich and rewarding fighting game like no other.

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Future Xbox One fighting games

Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.

The game is expected to launch on May 19, 2017.

Preorder at Xbox Store

Tekken 7

Love, Revenge, Pride. Each one of us has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths or weaknesses. There are no wrong motives, just the paths we choose to take.

Experience the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

The game is expected to launch on June 2, 2017.

Preorder at Xbox Store