Mortal Kombat games from worst to best.

The Mortal Kombat series has a history of nearly 30 years, during which time not only king games, but also painful vests came to the players. We have now ranked the episodes.

The release of Mortal Kombat 11 is around our necks, and by the way, we’ve now bundled up what games we’ve got from the studio led by Ed Boon.

Mortal Kombat games from worst to best

Of course, this time too it is a subjective list, on which opinions are divided even within the editorial office, so be sure to tell us in a comment how you relate to the series and whether you would change the order. If you want to consume it in non-video form, you will find the list written below.

10. Mortal Kombat Armageddon (2006)

Armageddon was the episode that almost grounded the entire series, so it’s no wonder that strictly at the bottom of our list was only her place. While we got the most selectable fighters in this episode (a total of 62, and Wii Un could even create an extra, something of our own hero), for most of the characters, they simply recycled Deadly Alliance, Deception, and Shaolin Monks. Unfortunately, all aspects of the game remind us that less is sometimes more. They also did a lot of fooling around on the combat system, the movements of many fighters were exactly the same. Even the Fatality system was managed to be whitewashed, and the reason for this was also that there was not enough time to work out the various executions of the plethora of characters. Instead, we ourselves could have created “unique” executions that were infinitely unimaginative. There’s only one merit to Armageddon: it’s embedded in the really great 2011 reboot.

Mortal Kombat games from worst to best

9. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008)

Before that reboot, however, the development team made a small detour and let the fighters of Mortal Kombat with the superheroes of the DC comic book universe. It may have seemed like a good idea on paper, but in fact, the crossover has become a huge vest. Obviously, it had to be thoroughly taken back from the blood and brutality, but a Mortal Kombat game doesn’t fare well with the 16th hoop – sure, it’s the only game in the series’s history that didn’t get an 18+ age rating. It was felt, however, that DC heroes also had something to earn in the genre, only need a much more consistent garnish. In 2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us brought this to us.

8. Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)

The switch to 3D didn’t go smoothly for the fourth episode. Twenty-two years ago, Mortal Kombat 4 wasn’t a particularly nice game, and the varied, 3D-tailored combat system just wanted to come together. To top it all off with a shovel, the lousy dubbing sounds and completely forgettable new characters. Of course, Quan Chi and maybe even Shinns stood out, but let’s say we would have been perfect without, say, Jarek, Kai or Reiko. Maximum tuition was good for the fourth Mortal Kombat, but luckily the developers learned from it as well, and later we got really good 3D parts as well.

Mortal Kombat games from worst to best

7. Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)

It’s important to emphasize that this is now the basic Mortal Kombat 3, as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy have fixed most of the bugs in the base game and have risen to the top episodes. The original Mortal Kombat 3, on the other hand, bleed from several wounds. Audience-favorite characters, for example, were missing: not only had Kitana disappeared from the list of eligible fighters, but Sub-Zero’s appearance had been thoroughly redesigned, and it was even the only part that completely left out Scorpion. Instead, we got forgettable characters like Stryker. The anger of the fans, of course, did not subside. The indisputable merit of the third part is that it brought in the combo system, however, the possibility of running, which also appears here, was no longer so popular. Luckily, the Ultimate version and Trilogy brought back the big missing ones, polished the gameplay, and even added new levels and mechanics to the game.

6. Mortal Kombat (1992)

It’s hard to judge the situation in the very first part of the series, as it would no longer offer as much experience with its infinitely simple fighting system as it did twenty-seven years ago, but it makes for a heart-warming feeling of nostalgia. The number of characters and deployable moves is poor, but at the same time, the game has a kind of retro charm that makes it good to look at even in 2019. Let’s not forget that’s where it all started, thanks to this game, the Mortal Kombat series has become a defining factor in the entire industry.

Mortal Kombat games from worst to best

5. Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance (2002)

Nothing could better prove that the series wanted to start with a clean slate after the awkward fourth part than the fact that the protagonist, Liu Kang, had been slain right away in the Deadly Alliance intro. Shao Kahn’s story ended similarly sadly, and although we didn’t get some really good new fighters to replace him (in fact, Mokap was perhaps the most lame Mortal Kombat character of all), but he started to see the right strike line. Too bad the PC buddies have been left out of this, as the Deadly Alliance was the first episode to appear exclusively on consoles. The sight has improved a lot compared to Part Four, from which melee weapons were taken over, but also three different fighting styles per character were introduced.

4. Mortal Kombat Deception (2004)

Two console generations ago, Deception was one of the highlights of the genre. Not only has the 3D gameplay now been nearly polished to perfection, but exciting innovations such as instant death traps have also been introduced. While none of the new characters have been locked into our hearts, and the new protagonist, Onaga, the Dragon King, is the most exciting boss in the history of Mortal Kombat, we got a full (and really fun) story mode for the first time, as well as extra game modes like Mortal Kombat Chess and Mortal Kombat Puzzle Fighter. We got the Hara-Kiri as a strange new execution, this suicidal move had to be activated by the losing party before the winner would even start his execution.

3. Mortal Kombat (2011)

It took five years after the Mortal Kombat Armageddon for the series to recover, and it took a quasi-reboot. At the end of Armageddon, essentially everyone died, only Raiden and Shao Kahn survived, and the god of lightning was mortally wounded, so as a last resort, he sent a message to his past self. This started the new story, which actually created an alternative timeline. This time we didn’t get any new fighters, the lineup consisted of characters from the first three episodes. The gameplay returned to the classic 2D basics, which went dirty well for the ninth Mortal Kombat. The X-ray movements introduced here rivaled the executions in their spectacle and brutality.

Mortal Kombat games from worst to best

2. Mortal Kombat II (1993)

Many veteran Mortal Kombat players say the second episode is the highlight of the series to date, making it difficult to argue with. Although we only came in second on the list, Mortal Kombat II undoubtedly expanded the characters with the most interesting and popular new fighters – in return, only the two least loved ones in the first part, Cano and Sony, had to be sacrificed. In addition to the Fatals, the quirky Babailty and the pacifist Friendship also appeared as new executions. Although the first part launched the series on its way, the second Mortal Kombat concretized its name forever among the most famous of the fighting titles.

1. Mortal Kombat X (2015)

We are 25 years after defeating Shinnok, and much has changed in the world of Mortal Kombat. Earthrealm is protected by the children and relatives of the old great heroes, and Kotal Kahn now sits on the throne of Outworld. We get a total of eight brand new fighters, several of whom have become so popular that they will return in Part 11 as well. The Mortal Kombat X is also loved by those who joined the series with Part 9, and is also loved by those who followed the series from the beginning. The story of the storm mode is twisted and exciting again, the gameplay is mature, and the graphics are quite excellent by 2015 standards. One of the most important innovations of Episode 10 was that we could actually choose from three different versions for each fighter, all of which were capable of different moves. In fact, this system is further developed by Mortal Kombat 11, which allows us to create our own assemblies from the unique movements of the warriors. Currently, Mortal Kombat X is the most perfect game in the series, but in Episode 11, there’s plenty of potential to drive the throne away from him.

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Mortal Kombat games from worst to best