Mortal Kombat is a fighting video game company that was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias in 1992. At the beginning the first four games were distributed by Midway Games for arcade machines, after a while they were finally available for other consoles.
The first editions were purchased by Acclaim Entertainment for home consoles that existed in that time. Later, in July 2009, it was acquired by Warner Bros which made this game part of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.
Thanks to the success of this game, Mortal Kombat has made some sequels and even movies, TV series, and comics. This serie is known for the large amount of blood and violence that it includes, in addition to the faltalities that is a special movement that is obtained with a specific combination of buttons.
Another reason why this serie is recognized is because of the use of the letter K instead of C. Ed Boon explained this during an interview where he clarified that he wanted to give it a title that was weird and attract people’s attention.
On the other hand, the games are very impressive for the realistic graphics that it includes, this is a feature that differentiates it from other video game franchises. In addition, this serie was created in order to compete with Street Fighter.
The 5 best and bloodiest Mortal Kombat games
Since 1992, Mortal Kombat has been delighting many people around the world. This popular saga is known for its bloody battles, dark animation, and of course, fatalities. During each new saga, fans mentioned that it seemed that every time the game was getting more disgusting and great.
Many people consider that this game belong to the most popular and recognizable fighting game franchise of all time. It is worth to mentione that since its beginning it could capture the attention of many addicts to fighting games with its 2D battles and obviously when it turned to 3D.
Throughout all this time, this game could make a very interesting story and we know that any fan of fighting video games has ever played Mortal Kombat. That is why, on this occasion, we present you the best 5 Mortal Kombat games that have existed so far.
Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Combat X could be considered the best game in this saga but MK11 exists. Currently there are last generation consoles that provide a unique experience. The combat gameplay makes the titles earn as much recognition as possible.
This edition showed that NetherRealm Studios is fully prepared to continue the legacy that this franchise has left during all this time. The addition of new characters like Cassie Cage and Erron Black have come to force us to change the roles that we were used to.
On the other hand, Mortal Kombat X could have benefits from the game delivery system that currently exists with DLC fighters who will appear later.
Mortal Kombat II
This edition of this game had a great challenge because it had to present a title that overcome the original. On many occasions, presenting a second edition of a game is not something completely simple, however, the owners of this franchise did not disappoint us. This game improved critics on the mechanics that made the combat easy to learn, but a little difficult to dominate.
Aside from all the improvements that were made to this second edition, MKII brought back to loved characters that were in the original version. We talked about Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage and Raiden but they also featured fighters who could become famous icons like Jax, Kung Lao, Kitana and Mileena.
Including the game that made possible the deployment of many more sagas, was something that could not be missing from this list. Without this edition, Mortal Kombat would not exist and today, decades after its beginning, it still cannot be played again. However, if you return to it you will notice that many of the features that recent versions have were necessary to incorporate them over time.
Without a doubt, MK came many years ago to change the way we were used to perceive fighting games. For example, the animated blood balloons thrown by the fighters was a bold, daring and completely shocking detail during 1992. Today, despite the years, it maintains its essence with the only difference that it is not as dynamic as recent titles.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
MK fans considered that this was a crossover that they had never expected to see. This was cataloged as the eighth edition of this video game franchise and was the first MK game for Xbox 360 and PS3. This game kept an interesting and striking concept with very good graphics.
It was very interesting to play this edition from both perspectives in the story mode where both worlds collided. However, one of the disadvantages that we can mention about this game is that not all the DC heroes had a set of moves that fit with the established MK characters and also the violence was lessened due to it being rated for teens.
Mortal Kombat 11
This is the most recent version that this franchise has made, but it is also considered the strongest one. MK 11 is loaded with content that include the famous Klassic towers and the towers of time, plus a story mode, online multiplayer and of course the Kripta mode based on the exploration.
Additionally, other fighters with very creative but deceptive abilities were added too. All the updates and new content that have been added, force players to always be aware of what is happening around them. On the other hand, more story and new costumes were also added to the characters to improve the experience even more.
MK 11 have many of the fatalities that longtime fans love. Aditionally it includes the new Fatal Blows tactic, which was something similar to the X-Ray from the previous edition. These moves can be used during battles when your character is low on health.