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Boxing sim 'Fight Night Champion' joins Xbox backward compatibility

Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that Xbox 360 game Fight Night Champion is now backward compatible. The game isn't the heavy-hitter fans were hoping for, but it's still a lot of fun. Fight Night Champion is a multiplayer boxing game which came out on Xbox 360 in 2011.

According to EA, the title takes the boxing experience one step forward by delivering exhilarating story-driven matches. The game uses a new Fight Night Round 4 engine which improves physics and other aspects of gameplay. The boxing focuses on brutality, uncertainty, betrayal and redemption.

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Be sure to check out the game on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between new experiences like State of Decay 2. Even to this day, Fight Night Champion remains quite enjoyable. Contrary to the description, the title is more arcade-focused and as a result much more fun.

Fight Night Champion is currently available at various retailers for roughly $20. Be sure to pick it up soon because popular backward compatible games tend to go up in price.

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13 Comments
  • This is great news! One of the most fun boxing games made. Great feature and something that's not offered by Sony/Nintendo.
  • Is it more arcade focus or is it a proper simulation? Everything I read said it was a simulator but the description seems to be more arcade-like.
  • It's more arcade-like.
  • How does the whole story play in? They said the gameplay was story driven. I have no idea what that means.
  • It's probably best to see if you can find an old review of the game. It will likely have all the details you are looking for.
  • More arcade but great fun
  • Do the servers even work for this game?
  • Well thats great but I would've prefer if they had Fight Night 3 first. kind of like using buttons for fighting more than the joystick. still its great!
  • I was just commenting not too long ago about this. There are very few good sports games for Xbox One. I'm certainly looking for to getting this. I don't want MMA I'm looking for a good boxing game.
  • I already had it on my 360 the only thing I got to do Judy download it lol
  • I could never beat the final fight. I gave up. LOL I guess I can keep trying now.
  • me too...After they made you beat up your own brother... the final guy was a beast. I just couldn't. I may get it just for that final fight
  • I still have mine factory sealed, I may have to open it up now.