Wish List for a Microsoft All-Stars Fighting Game

What characters would you want to see?


Okay, we admit it. We're jealous. Sony just announced a fancy Super Smash Bros.-style fighting game for PlayStation 3 (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale), and now we want something similar for Xbox 360. Of course, while Sony and Nintendo have a ton of exclusive characters that work perfectly in that sort of game, Microsoft doesn't have a lot of exclusives to draw characters from. At least, that is what we thought at first. Here are our early picks for who we'd want in a Microsoft-themed All-Stars fighting game.

Halo Series:

  • Master Chief: Obvious. He is everything good about Xbox.
  • Cortana: Why would she have a physical body? Who cares!
  • ODST Trooper: We suppose you could use one or all of the Halo Reach spartans, but they'd probably play just like Master Chief. A Halo 3: ODST Trooper will bring a totally different style.
  • Arbiter: Either the Arbiter or just a generic Elite would be interesting.
  • Grunt: Imagine a short little Grunt flipping out and fighting like Yoda. Sounds awesome.

Gears of War Series:

  • Marcus Fenix: Obvious.
  • Dom Santiago: Alternate costume where he cries a lot.
  • Augustus Cole: Screams "Cole Train, whooooo!" after every combo.
  • Anya Stroud: Cause it would be a sausage fest otherwise.
  • Carmine: Any one will do ...

Other Characters:

  • Alan Wake (Alan Wake series): Gets all hipster mad when someone interrupts him while he's on his laptop at Starbucks and enters fighting tournament for revenge. Or something. Oh, and his stage will be dark.
  • Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark): One of the few characters Microsoft actually let Rare bring to Xbox 360.
  • The Stig (Forza Motorsport): Top Gear has been a part of both Forza 3 and Forza 4, so why not invite The Stig to try his hands at a little Fight Club.
  • Commander Shepard (Mass Effect series): Yeah, Mass Effect isn't an Xbox 360 exclusive anymore, but we'll always consider the Xbox 360 its real console home.
  • Banjo and Kazooie (Banjo Kazooie series): They were in a racing game with Sonic and SEGA characters. Why the heck not include them here.
  • Conker (Conker Live & Reloaded): Only if he drinks and swears.
  • Gunstringer (The Gunstringer): Star of the best Kinect game deserves a spot.
  • Crackdown Agent (Crackdown series): Basically made to star in a fighting game. These guys are B.A. Baracus.
  • Player Avatar: Yeah, you can already play a terrible Indie game with playable Avatars. How about using them in a game that isn't awful?
  • Killer Instinct Characters: Take your pick. Maybe Spinal, Orchid, and Fulgore as they are the most easily recognizable.
  • Viva Pinata Characters (Viva Pinata series): 1-2 of the most popular pinata species along with Dastardos or Professor Pester.

Bottom Line:

Please note that this game is not actually in development, and likely will never be. This is just our way of having fun with a "What If" scenario.  We'd love it if it did come true, though.