The Top 5 Mortal Kombat Video Games!
With Mortal Kombat X getting closer and closer what better time to take a little trip down memory lane and look at the best from Mortal Kombat’s past! Here are my personal top five Mortal Kombat video games!
5: Mortal Kombat Deception: Unchained
Playstation Portable, 2006
Midway rebooted the Mortal Kombat series with Deadly Alliance which was cool, but it was the sequel, Deception that really kicked things into high gear. The Playstation Portable would actually get its very own special version of Deception which had stuff that was not on the Xbox and Playstation 2 versions of the game such as new characters including the popular Katana. Deception just had a ton of game modes to play through in addition to the regular arcade and conquest mode, such as puzzle and chess combat. And the game play was very tight and the presentation was awesome as well. In all this is the best portable MK action money can buy! And sadly two few people realize this is the best version of MK Deception.
4: Mortal Kombat Gold
Sega Dreamcast, 1999
I loved Mortal Kombat 4 and the best version of the game is the Dreamcast exclusive Mortal Kombat Gold. When released in 1999, Father Time had not been to kind to the visuals of MK Gold especially in comparison to games like Soul Calibur. But the game play was still solid and it moved Mortal Kombat from a strict 2D fighting game into a 2.5D style of game. This version has four new characters that were not in the arcade, Playstation or Nintendo 64 version of the game. Above all else the game is just a lot of fun to play. The fatalities are just insane and some of the most creative that had been in the series up to this point. While it was not appreciated during its initial release I do think that now people have come to appreciate what a fun game this is.
3: Mortal Kombat Trilogy
While this was also released on the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64 it is the Playstation version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy I feel is the best. This was what I guess you would call an enhanced version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The game featured all of the characters from the original trilogy of Mortal Kombat games and threw them all together in one big battle. This is a game that is a lot of fun and just trying out all of the characters and seeing how amazing the fatalities, friendships and other awesome finishing moves out is hours and hours of entertainment in itself.
2: Mortal Kombat II
Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
Mortal Kombat II as well as being released on the 16-bit consoles was pretty much released on anything that was capable of playing a video game. It is the 16-bit versions though that are most fondly remembered. This game improved on the original Mortal Kombat in every single way. More characters, more violence, better graphics, crisper sounds and a really interesting and in depth story for the game also. Mortal Kombat II for me is where the series really cemented itself as one of the biggest game series of all time. Mortal Kombat II was just so much fun to play and it was a game where even though the endings were just text, you wanted to know what everyone’s story was. Add to this a ton more finishing moves and tighter game play and you have a game that is just so much fun to play. And also this was the game that made Nintendo lighten up on their stance about violence in video games
1: Mortal Kombat
Xbox 360 & Playstation 3, 2011
It was so tough picking between this and Mortal Kombat II for the number one spot! But the 2011 reboot of Mortal Kombat was just incredible. Amazing graphics and more blood and violence than you will ever see is just part of what makes this a great game. Game play wise this is a lot of fun with the game offering a very good challenge. There is what I consider to be the best single player story mode ever in a fighting gamer here and that is just the top of the iceberg when it comes to game modes. It may sound a little over the top, but I do think that this could be regarded as one of the best reboots of any video game series! Even if you have never played another Mortal Kombat game I cannot recommend this highly enough.