GET OVER HERE!
Mortal Kombat 11 has officially been announced, and from the looks of things, Scorpion and company aren’t only going to be breaking each other’s skulls, but also time itself. Given the pedigree of the last two entries in the franchise, we’re looking forward to seeing if 11 can raise the bar for fighting games once again, or at the very least best some of these classics!
#5: “Mortal Kombat X” (2015)
While it may have fallen short of the 2011 reboot, loyal kombatants were treated to a stunningly looking fighting game with more glorious gore than they knew what to do with. An engaging story mode with a roster of brand new characters, each of whom were given three distinct fighting variations, as well as online faction battles, Mortal Kombat X was great addition to the franchise. Not to mention having some of the best fatalities we have ever seen.
#4: “Mortal Kombat Trilogy” (1996)
Apparently you can improve on perfection, as this game demonstrated when it took Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and expanded it even further. All stages and characters from the first three games were added as well as a whole new set of combos and special moves for our favourite kombatanats. This was pretty much a “must have” for everyone who owned the original Playstation back in the day, and needless to say it still holds up!
#3: “Mortal Kombat” (1992)
The arcade classic and the original architect of spine-tearing, head-splitting fighting game series! The game that thrilled kids and gave parents heart attacks, mostly due to watching fighters pulling each other’s hearts out. The graphics may not have aged well, the character roster may be miniscule, but practically everything can be overlooked for the simple fact that this first entry gave us classic fighters, signature fighting mechanics as well as the immortal words “Get Over Here!”
#2: “Mortal Kombat II” (1993)
Only a year later and already the second entry was already pushing the boundaries of fighting games. With polished mechanics, the introduction of characters such as Kitana, Mileena, Kung Lao and the infamously iconic Shao Kahn, as well as the addition of multiple fatalities, Mortal Kombat II was the poster child for how sequels and games of the genre should be done! Oh and just to poke fun at the pearl clutching politicians and parents: The series also introduced Babalities and Friendships. So everyone is happy right?
#1: “Mortal Kombat” a.k.a “Mortal Kombat 9” (2011)
The reboot that took the best of prior games and propelled to the status of masterpiece, the 2011 addition to the franchise was everything that gamers loved while throwing in a few blood-soaked surprises. A story mode with a gripping plot, a wide range of classic characters and costumes, online battles with an accompany theatre mode, as well as three hundred challenges for diehard completionists! Whether you’re a fan of the franchise or just a lover of fighting games, there’s no denying that it has set the bar for everything that has come after.
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