Ranking the Mortal Kombat Games from Best to Worst


Ever since the first Mortal Kombat game hit the arcades in the early 90’s, the Mortal Kombat franchise has become a worldwide hit due to its fast, realistic and violent combat. And while the series’ violence has upset the moral guardians in the past, these games certainly have a legion of fans amongst fighting game aficionados and video game players.

But which Mortal Kombat game is the best and which the worst? Given that these games have millions of players worldwide, each gamer is likely to have his or her favourite, but in the end, only one Mortal Kombat game can be the best. So without further ado, here follows a list of the Mortal Kombat games, ranked from best to worst.

1. Mortal Kombat (2011)


The superb story mode was one of the best features of this 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot.

This 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot sure made fans fall in love with the series again, as it brought back the classic 2D arenas and characters of the first three games of the series, and the game’s iconic fatalities and the new X-ray moves. Because not only was the combat as fun and deep as ever, but the game also included a super meter that would fill up during a match, letting players perform the dreaded X-ray moves on their opponent once it filled up. And these moves would surely please any sadist, showing bone crunching and stomping of body parts in slow motion…

And let’s not forget the game’s deep story mode, which retold the stories of the original Mortal Kombat games, featuring classic characters like Thunder God Raiden, the arrogant actor Johnny Cage and Princess Kitana. And even though the dialog was campy and the cutscenes a bit too long, playing as several characters throughout the story, discovering their motivations and origin stories, was a great experience in what is arguably the best Mortal Kombat game to date.


  • Drevnibor

    So, wait… you ranked the first game in the worst spot because ”The game does look pretty dated and the action looks comical by today’s standards”?!
    Since when are video games looked upon from present day’s perspective?
    Hey, you know what are some of the best ’80s and ’90s games of all time? Super Mario Bros, Mega Man 2, Doom, Final Fantasy VI, Starcraft… What’s that, you say? They look and feel dated now, in the year 2016?
    Oh, OK then – I guess it means they suck now.