Mortal Kombat has been delighting us tirelessly since 1992, and is that this popular saga of close combat is known for its bloody battles, its dark atmosphere and of course, its recognized fatalities, which with each new game in the saga seem to be every time most disgusting and grandiose. With their latest title now available, Mortal Kombat 11, I've decided to order the games in the main Mortal Kombat series from best to worst.
Mortal Kombat 11
The most recent installment, Mortal Kombat 11, is also the strongest in the entire franchise. This game is packed with content including the famous Klassic Towers and Towers of Time, a story mode, an online multiplayer and an exploration-based Krypt mode. Classic fighters like Sub-Zero and Kitana are joined by other newcomers with creative and deceptive abilities, and the interactive elements of the scenarios force you to always know where you stand. In addition, the two Kombat packs added even more content to the story and brought in new characters to destroy.
Space plays an important role in Mortal Kombat 11, which does not rely as much on attack combos as it did on its predecessors. Instead, mistakes are punished here and short windows are used to fight back and generate bursts of damage.
Mortal Kombat 11 has many of the fatalities fans love, but it also features the new Fatal Blows tactic, somewhat similar to the X-Ray from the previous installment. These moves are used during battles once you are low on health and can prevent less experienced players from losing a match before they have a chance to respond.
Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat X would clearly take the top spot if it weren't for its successor, MK 11. With the power of current-generation consoles, Mortal Kombat's superior combat gameplay without hesitation achieves the glory the title deserves.
This game further demonstrated that NetherRealm Studios was more than ready for the task of continuing the legacy of the iconic franchise. The new characters that have joined the cast, especially Cassie Cage and Erron Black, have arrived like fresh sap that forces you to switch roles.
Mortal Kombat X also benefited from the current game delivery system, with worthwhile DLC characters appearing after launch. A definitive version of the game, Mortal Kombat XL, includes all downloadable content. The story mode may not have been as well explained as the next game on the list, but the fight reached a level of nuance the saga hadn't seen until now.
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Mortal Kombat, the ninth game in the series and the first to be developed by NetherRealm Studios, earns third place on this list for a variety of reasons. The first, successfully rebooted the franchise for both fans of the saga and newcomers.
Employing iconic fighters from the first three games in the series, Mortal Kombat felt both a timeless tribute to the franchise and a new beginning. While it is true that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe had been released years before on Xbox 360 and PS3, Mortal Kombat was the first real MK experience to run on radically more powerful hardware.
Mortal Kombat's return to 2D fighter jets proved that the franchise probably should never have tried it in 3D environments, and NeatherRealm showed us its great potential in the combat game arena by creating the best MK story mode to date. date. Mortal Kombat ushered the franchise into a new era, reminding us why we fell in love with the series.
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat II had a huge challenge if it wanted to overcome what the original title achieved, and it achieved it by applying critical improvements to the mechanics that made combat easier to learn but also more difficult to master.
Mortal Kombat II saw the return of beloved characters from the original version like Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage, and Raiden, but it also introduced new fighters who are now among the most famous in Mortal Kombat. The mutant Baraka, the cheeky Jax, Kung Lao, Kitana and Mileena joined the fight in MKII. Mortal Kombat II is the best 2D entry in the series.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat 3 isn't one of the best MK games, but Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 certainly is. Mortal Kombat 3 inexplicably scrapped Kitana and Scorpion and was straightforward in game modes when it released in 1995. But just six months later, Midway released Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as a standalone "update." It included a 2v2 versus mode and a tournament mode to reinforce the whole. Characters were also expanded and modified, with major improvements to the way combos worked.
Similar to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Midway released an updated version of the game called Mortal Kombat Trilogy, which included additional characters and new scenarios. However. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 has won the battle of the action once it is played, so it wins the war of the MK3 for us.
Mortal Kombat's inclusion on this list is largely due to its importance. It was the first entry in the series after all and without it, none of the other games would exist. Mortal Kombat is still playable today, decades after its initial release, but if you return to it, you'll notice that it is missing many key features that have been incorporated over time.
There is no doubt that Mortal Kombat altered the way we perceived fighting games. His approach to violence, the animated blood balloons dropped by combatants, was bold, daring and shocking in 1992. At the time, Mortal Kombat was an incredibly influential game. Today it maintains the type despite the years, although it is not as dynamic as the rest of the titles in the saga
Mortal Kombat 4
Midway's first attempt at bringing the franchise into the 3D era wasn't a complete disaster, but it wasn't good either. Freezing graphics, poor voice acting, and a departure from the dark comedy that identified MK ended up destroying the overall presentation. It didn't feel as good on the move either, as it had clunky combat and a bland cast of new characters. At least Mortal Kombat 4 gave us Quan Chi.
It's hard to badmouth Mortal Kombat 4 considering it was the first game in the franchise to make the move to 3D. It is not completely bad. However, like many early 3D games, Mortal Kombat 4 lost its mark in many areas, understandably.
You might disagree with me and prefer Street Fighter, but from my point of view, Mortal Kombat is the most recognizable and iconic fighting game franchise of all time. From its successful beginnings with 2D battles and its questionable twist on 3D to its triumphant return, Mortal Kombat certainly has an interesting story.