Series: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat (Introduction)

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

At the start of the 1990s, Street Fighter II was the absolute king of the then fledgling fighting game genre. Sure, they

Mortal Kombat (1992)

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Somewhere on a far away island, a secretive martial arts tournament has been held for the last 500 years. The

Mortal Kombat II

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Thanks to Liu Kang’s victory over Shang Tsung at the end of the original Mortal Kombat, Earthrealm was saved from invasion

Mortal Kombat 3

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

After the release of Mortal Kombat 2, the series had nowhere to go but up. Merchandise was being made, comics were

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat 3 never proved to quite as popular as its prequels, and arcade fans and operators alike had complaints. Some

Mortal Kombat Trilogy

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

It was reasonable enough that Midway would want to give the rather rushed MK3 some extra time in the oven. UMK3was a big

Mortal Kombat 4

This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

By the tail end of the 1990s, 3D fighting games were slowly but surely taking their place above the 2D

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Fighting game spin-offs are honestly a great idea, in theory. You have developers who build up these universes with a

Mortal Kombat: Special Forces

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

So, Mythologies apparently did well enough as advertisement for MK4, even if it wasn’t all that great of an action game. Midway, however,

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

This entry is part 10 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

After the disaster that was Special Forces, nearly everybody agreed that Mortal Kombat needed a break. More importantly, it needed a retooling, something

Mortal Kombat Deception

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Compared to the likes of Special Forces, Deadly Alliance was a success, at least for the MK fans. It needed more polish, more content and

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat‘s previous attempts to break out of its conventional one-on-one fighting roots have been… if there’s a more condescending

Mortal Kombat Armageddon

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

As new systems like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 appeared on the horizon, developers were slowly starting to move

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

As one generation of consoles faded into the next, there were rumors and ideas being thrown around about what the

Mortal Kombat (2011)

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Mortal Kombat

Things were looking bad for the series after MK vs DCU. Most fighting game players ignored the game on release, seeing