The 15 Best 'Mortal Kombat' Games, Ranked

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The smoky, dingy, and oh-so-loud arcades of the 90s were ruled by fighting games. Between the game publishing arms of Capcom, SNK, and Acclaim/Midway, there existed the triangle of excellence known as Street Fighter, The King of Fighters, and Mortal Kombat. Speaking of Mortal Kombat, the very first installment in the series delivered an equal amount of shock and awe due to its over-the-top violence and unrelenting gore. So much so that the gaming industry was forced to regulate itself by introducing the Entertainment Software Rating Board after the government tried to step in to get violent video games under control. To say that MK is a groundbreaking game and a trendsetter would be an understatement. Now's the perfect time to celebrate the series that made the phrase "FINISH HIM!" pop culture gold by listing off the 15 best Mortal Kombat games of all time in our preferred ranking order.

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Best 'Mortal Kombat' Games

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15. 'Mortal Kombat'

Available on: Arcade 1Up, PSP, Sega CD, Sega Genesis, SNES, Game Gear, Game Boy, PC

Buy Now, $499.99

14. 'Mortal Kombat Trilogy'

Available on: PS1, N64, Sega Saturn,, R-Zone, PC -

Buy Now, $94.99

13. 'Mortal Kombat 4'

Available on: Dreamcast, PS1, N64, Game Boy Color

Buy Now, $95.34

12. 'Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3'

Available on: Arcade 1Up, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis, SNES

Buy Now, $499.99

11. 'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe'

Available on: PS3, Xbox 360

Buy Now, $38.35

10. 'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon'

Available on: Wii, PS2, Xbox

Buy Now, $32.50

9. 'Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance'

Available on: PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance

Buy Now, $50.72

8. 'Mortal Kombat: Deception'

Available on: PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP

Buy Now, $99.99

7. 'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks'

Available on: PS2, Xbox

Buy Now, $43.29

6. 'Mortal Kombat II'

Available on: Arcade1Up, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP, Sega Genesis, SNES, Game Gear, Game Boy

Buy Now, $499.99

5. 'Mortal Kombat 1'

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

Buy Now, $56.81

4. 'Mortal Kombat 11'

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

Buy Now, $24.98

3. 'Mortal Kombat 3'

Available on: Arcade 1Up, PS2, Xbox, PSP, PS1, Sega Genesis, SNES, Game Boy

Buy Now, $79.40

2. 'Mortal Kombat' (2011)

Available on: PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita

Buy Now, $34.99

1. 'Mortal Kombat X'

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam

Buy Now, $11.99
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