On the one hand, the game was commercially successful, which absolutely helped to move the game forward, both in terms of plot and gameplay elements.
Play the best Mortal Kombat games to train for the upcoming movie
Do you love playing Mortal Kombat games? If so, you will be delighted with this news. Finally, there’s a new Mortal Kombat movie on the horizon. It’s been 24 years since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation’s debut in 1997. In April, the rebooted film is slated to hit theaters. But it’s still a long way off.
What can you do in the meantime? This is a great time to delve into the Mortal Kombat franchise, especially if all you remember about the games are classics. Spend the next month jumping into some of the best Mortal Kombat games.
Let us be your guide for the Kombat games you can play right now. It’s simple: get some Fatalities now and it won’t be long waiting for the movie to come out.
Here are some of our top picks.
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11. Photo: Amazon
You can’t go wrong with the latest version of the popular fighting series. Mortal Kombat 11 is the best version of the classic series you can play right now, and it has graphics and Fatalities for that. Not only do you get an exciting narrative to investigate that follows Kronika, the keeper of time, to rewrite history to keep the Dark Raiden from interfering with the earthly realm of Mortal Kombat. All your favorite fighters come together in one place to fight those in Outworld who want to see history fall. Oh, and the fights are more violent than ever.
Have you heard of the Crypt? This “game in the game” returns in MK11, with dozens of winks to a past buried in Mortal Kombat lore, including fire-breathing spiders.
Mortal Kombat (1992)
The first Mortal Kombat is in many ways an example of how to properly start a video game franchise.
Not only are most of the characters that would define the series already present in the first iteration of the game, the relatively small list allowed for enough variety for players to instantly connect with different fighters.
The original game is perhaps best known as an arcade hit, it was also released simultaneously not only for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles, but also for the Gameboy and Game Gear portable platforms.
The game was also to be released two years later in MS-DOS and Amiga formats, as well as higher fidelity Sega CD.
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
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If Mortal Kombat laid the groundwork for one of the most-loved fighting game franchises of all time, Mortal Kombat II has absolutely codified what the series will move forward.
Like many sequels, this game consisted of more – more fighters, more finishers, more blood, and more options.
With that in mind, the developers also took the time to go back and polish the game itself, adding a lot of moves that are now a standard part of the fighting game landscape, and correcting some of the issues that were present in the original game.
Mortal Kombat II originally had the same publishing design as its predecessor, with the game initially being released in arcades, then on two major video game consoles (SNES and Genesis) and portable devices (Game Gear and Gameboy) before making it to PC.
However, unlike Mortal Kombat, the game also jumped from generation to generation, appearing on both the Sega Saturn and the Sony Playstation.
It followed the same story and featured almost all of the same mechanics, except for the new Aggressor Bar which discouraged opponents from blocking in a blocking position, and the Brutality feature which added a new 11-entry finisher to the fighters.
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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack 2
Kombat Pack 2 features fan-favorite playable fighter Mileena, Rain, and the iconic guest Rambo, with the likeness and voice of actor Sylvester Stallone.
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Experience the first major expansion of Mortal Kombat! MK11: Aftermath brings a brand new cinematic story and 3 new playable characters including Sheeva, Fujin and guest RoboCop.
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