Top 10 Best Mortal Kombat Games

The Top Ten
1 Mortal Kombat (2011) Mortal Kombat (2011) Product Image

This is like Mortal Kombat trilogy in 3D with a awesome story mode and many classic things from costumes to awesome stage fatalities. I rate this game 10/10

It's a direct upgrade to every other Mortal Kombat game. Best fighting game ever in my eyes

Its pretty cool, AWESOME graphics, way more blood, awesome ways to play, its amazing

This is the first mk game I ever played and after I played this I tried more. Non of them were better.

2 Mortal Kombat Armageddon Mortal Kombat Armageddon Product Image

What the heck? Just because a game has better graphics doesn't make it a better game. This is so much better than MK9. MK9 was a disappointment compared to this. Come on guys! You can create your own character, over 50 characters, each character has 2 fighting styles (weapon and fists), and there's a go-kart mini game. I hope Netherrealm reboot this. Unless we have Soul Calibur V which is very similar and also awesome. Admit, this game is 10 times better than MK9.

This game showcases every character. It even introduces new characters like Taven, Daegon, Meat, and Blaze. Every character has his unique fighting style and his weapon. It also has Motor Kombat which was super fun too. You can even create your own character. It also has a Konquest which was probably the best of them all. Screw playing online to be honest.

MKX maybe the best right now, but its lacking.
This game has Everything. The Characters, Konquest Adventure, Likeable New Character(Taven), Good looking Ol character, Death Traps etc
This game never gets Old, I even keep playing it this year 2015. Never gets bored.

If you have this game, play it again and you see this is the second best of all game in the series.

I played this on my friend's PS2 one time when I was like 11 or something. I wish I could relive that moment because that was one of the coolest fighting games I've ever played. It's just so different from the rest of the MK games.

3 Mortal Kombat: Deception Mortal Kombat: Deception Product Image

This game has good and deep story, and is excellently designed. Konquest lets you to explore whole 6 realms, interact with almost every character in franchise and many more, explore many secret, to dive in MK Universe. Fighting was also fun side of this MK, since it had most developed MK fighting system of 3d era, surpassing both Deadly Alliance and Armageddon. Arenas designed so good, that you want to be there. Massive content in krypt lets you know about MK universe even more, and inspire you with its glory, despite being fierce and bloody fighting game. Yes, MK erases contradictions between gruesome and beautiful, and whole series is simple art. And Deception is best at it.
MKD even inspired Ed Boon and Co. to create the best MK games in non-fighting genre, Shaolin Monks.
My vote is for this game.
Sorry for my English

Instead of being flashy and unnecessary, the Midway team took a step back and added an intricate story to this game, making it more complete than the rest of the series.

My favourite game in the whole franchise and maybe my favourite game of all time! It is awesome and the konquest story was 10 out of 10. I love the characters story and minigame,es like chess kombat and puzzle kombat.

Has a great fighting engine, has great mini games, and has an amazing story mode. One of the best.

4 Mortal Kombat II Mortal Kombat II Product Image

Mortal Kombat II. The fighting system was a lot more strategic and relied less on combos and more on timing.

I agree mk 2 was better than mk 3 but its to difficult even if I play on easy its still hard

The best of the arcade games

The best Mortal Kombat game mrgstar321 loves it

5 Mortal Kombat X Mortal Kombat X Product Image

Newest is always the best

If you can't accept it then get out
"Just because you have good memories of a game, doesn't make that version better. The longer in time, the more advanced, therefore it's better. You have to be a fool to deny it."

It is the best game. Only one with variations. It has better fatalities and x rays for sure.

Best graphics, best violence, only if it had a larger roster

It's the most creative one with the best fatalities

6 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mortal Kombat Trilogy Product Image

Why is this number nine? SURE, the loading was a pain in the ass but if you think about it, this game was amazing. I am excluding the N64 version due to limitations, but the game introduced many things, plus, this is what MK9 is mainly based on: The trilogy of events that took place during and before Shao Khan's last attempt at conquering Earth. In all honesty, they introduced Chameleon, Klassic Suits (Excluding Klassic Sub-Zero, because he is a completely separate character, and is also Bi-Han, who is also Noob Saibot), BRUTALITIES in all versions, playable boss characters, Aggressive Mode, Cheats like 1 button FATALITIES, swift controls, and last but not least, B.S. aI. This game is a hell of a lot of fun with friends and I hope NetherRealm Studios remasters it, like they did for MK1, MK2, and UMK3.

I had Nintendo 64 and this game sucked on it compared to the ps version.

The best Mortal Kombat game ever it has it all

The only thing that is annyoing is the loading times

7 Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Product Image

The freedom of the game and all the cool easter eggs and secrets, and just the system of levelling up, the many different enemies that lead you to a boss fight in every realm, plus Co-Op! & there's versus mode separately!

Shaolin Monks should be #3 because it is great! The level designs, Easter eggs, level interactions, fighting technique, hidden features and Koop mode made it unforgetable

This and Deception have the most amazing konquest ever! if u haven't play, then go try it!

Shalon monks is the best it has a 2 player story mode and it is free roming

8 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Product Image

How can this be as low as 7?! This and MKII are way too good. Only complaint, and it's really minor, is that this seems to take a lot of influence from Killer Instinct.

Lot of characters, very fast fights that could be decided in a few second thanks to the great Comboystem. Galaga as hidden minigame - loved it.

Dude, this isn't even close. UMK3 was not only the best in the MK series, but one of the best fighters of all time. Period.

Speed, combos, all the finishers, what else do you need?

9 Mortal Kombat (1992)

The reason Mortal Kombat has had so many sequels.

Is one from the best games ever made

The beginning of a legendary series.

The one that started it all

10 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Product Image

The entry that saved the franchise from going the way of Street Fighter. It's doubtful that any of the subsequent games in the Mortal Kombat series would've ever come into existence if Deadly Alliance hadn't been the huge success that it was. The first chapter in the "Argus Trilogy", the introduced an expanded mythology, a colorful array of awesome new characters, absolutely gorgeous level designs, the introduction of the Krypt, and the best multitude of unlockables the series has ever had, even to this day. Sadly, tragically, the rarely gets the respect it deserves, characters like Hsu Hao have inexplicably become lighting rods of internet hate.(with no explanation whatsoever! ) Despite this, the importance of The Argus Trilogy and especially Deadly Alliance can never be erased. One of the most fun and innovative fighting games I've ever played, and arguably the most important entry in the series since Mortal Kombat 1, Deadly Alliance will always be my favorite Mortal Kombat game.

This game is simply put the most interesting Mortal Kombat ever made with my favorite bosses to fight. I would personally say this game is the best one besides 9.

This is the best Mortal Kombat game... No matter it was released 11 years ago (2002.). When I play this game it brings me back in good days of my childhood...

This was my first Mortal Kombat game and I have to say it is amazing I have to vote it, it might not be as amazing as MK9(great game by the way secound place for me), but I have so much memories from this game and I love it so much so this was my best mk game for me

The Contenders
11 Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Product Image

It's the komplete edition it's better than the regular version

This should be number 1

It’s the coolest game it’s got the coolest fatality’s and it’s got rain and Kenshi the fatality’s in Armageddon are weird.

12 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Product Image

This game was good when it came out I mean sure no gore and the idea of Mortal Kombat having a cross over with dc wasnt that good of an idea but now when there's mk9 and mkx I am almost embarrassed to still have this most of my friends just make fun of the game whenever they are over playing it and to be honest this really doesn't feel like a Mortal Kombat game so yea... Should have been at least at the bottom of the list

It's the only Mortal Kombat game I ever played but I'm thinking of getting more for my Xbox 360

I get to live my childhood dream and kill the flash

Crap fatalities but AWESOME game otherwise

13 Mortal Kombat XL Mortal Kombat XL Product Image

It's the same game as Mortal Kombat x, just more characters. Awesome!

Just awful...Armageddon>This

& 2d sucks 3D all the way!

This is a great game

Love this game since I can't download because I don't have internet I can just buy the xl game plus it adds more to the Mortal Kombat video game franchise same thing with resident evil 5 2 types regular and gold edition

14 Mortal Kombat 11 Mortal Kombat 11 Product Image

In my opinion,better than MK9. Better story, more interesting characters, better voice acting, better visuals. It's just better.

It's coming out next month in april 23

The fatalaties are badass but the game is still overhyped

This is coming after 8 days

15 Ultimate Mortal Kombat Ultimate Mortal Kombat Product Image

The best Mortal Kombat portable game

16 Mortal Kombat 4 Mortal Kombat 4 Product Image

This game started the decline in MK popularity... it kept going downhill until Ed Boon officially cancelled Mortal Kombat 8.

Then MK rebooted, and Mortal Kombat 9 came out and saved the franchise from being a mere history lesson. Now Mortal Kombat X is out and is the best Mortal Kombat game ever.

WHY is this garbage game on the list?

Best game ever. Like Minecraft I guest. Maybe no, what I was talking about?

I had so much fun playing this as a kid. It was my first MK!

MK4 = my childhood

17 Mortal Kombat III Mortal Kombat III Product Image

Really fun old Mk game

Mk 3 is better than mk 2

18 Mortal Kombat Gold Mortal Kombat Gold Product Image

I think this is a highly underrated entry in the MK series. It is basically a suped up version of MK 4 with more characters, way more features, more secrets, more stages and more fatalities! How is it rated lower?

This game is awesome is better than mk4 even through it's the same thing but slightly better

This one is better than mk4 in my opinion

19 Mortal Kombat: Unchained Mortal Kombat: Unchained Product Image

Mortal Kombat: Deception left us wanting, and this gives us the finish

A fun Mortal Kombat portable game

20 Mortal Kombat x Mobile

Come on you guys it's the only GOOD free Mortal Kombat game 👌 you guys

21 Puzzle Kombat

This should be taken out its not on disc form to buy

22 Mortal Kombat: Special Forces Mortal Kombat: Special Forces Product Image

Good and great game for my collection Mortal Kombat the game collection

One the best Mortal Kombat spin off games

So bad even the creators hated it as well

This is by far the worst MK game ever.

Good thing it was non-canon

23 Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Product Image

This is a great game but it's hard that's why no one likes it

We don't speak of it

24 Mortal Kombat: Revolution
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