Oh yeah, moving up the list now! Again, our disclaimer - this isn't based on metrics, scores, or sales. Rather, these are 100 games and franchises that made us happy or intrigued. Also, we are a weird bunch and you may not agree with our taste. Sucks to be you.
There have been quite a few Mortal Kombat Spinoff games, and every single one of them has been exceptionally awful – save for one. Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. Set in the Mortal Kombat II timeline, Shaolin Monks was a pretty damned fine co-op game featuring Liu Kang ad Kung Lao in a God of War styled adventure. And it looks like it’s getting an HD makeover.
Back in the day, unlocking an extra character in a fighting game would revolve around you opening up secrets in your favourite brawler, not opening up your wallet and forking out extra cash. Developers had fun with the concept back then, inserting cool characters and villains into the mix. Some of those developers also suffered severe brain damage thanks to prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in the following five fighting game characters that time forgot.
Not that I have any problem with Injustice: Gods Among Us, which may be the best fighting game of this generation, but I’d be damn happy to see a new Mortal Kombat announced soon. And for once, it totally was. And without all the usual hype and teasing that accompanies such sequels. Like totally, dude.
You can take your Curry Cup Rugby and heat it up for leftovers, because when it comes to SPERTS tournaments, I’m only interested in the annual EVO competition. This year saw plenty of gamers head to Los Vegas and mix things up and prove that they’re better than you in fighting games. So sit back, relax and enjoy some of the best grand finals ever played at EVO.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2011’s Mortal Kombat is one of the finest fighting games ever made. And now, it’s a fighting game that will be on PC as well. So is your rig ready to run a one on one fight to the death? Or is it a fatality for your processor? Hit the jump to find out if it’ll test your PC might.
If there’s one thing that Injustice: Gods Among Us is not, it’s a Mortal Kombat game. Geoff highlighted that difference in his review of the superb fighter, as it starred kitizens of the DK Universe going head to head with one another in classic one on one kombat. And now, that game is going to get a taste of some real Mortal Kombat action.
NetherRealm successfully rebooted Mortal Kombat, returning the series to its roots and making the hyper-violent fighter relevant again. It’s now taking on the DC licence for a second time, trying to atone for its sins with the frankly awful Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Injustice: Gods Among Us does away with Mortal Kombat’s baggage and with it the gratuitous violence, focusing instead on just the heroes and villains from the comic books. It’s a better game for it.
True story, I need souls to survive. Why, just meeting Geoff for five minutes at the airport last night was enough to get my energy levels topped up, as his emaciated husk of a walking corpse can attest to. It’s also a great line to start a story about how one of the finest fighting games of all time is about to lay the TOASTY on PC.
This upcoming weekend is more than just a well deserved break and an excuse to eat more fish than usual! There’s a few religious conotations attached to it as well, dealing with a super-saviour showing the Romans who the real Israeli Wolverine was! Romanes eunt domus! So in keeping with that theme, we’re taking a look at several video games which also managed to come back from the dead.
Well here’s an uppercut of bloody good news. Last year, Mortal Kombat returned with a bang, alongside a web-exclusive series of shorts set in that universe, albeit with a more realistic take on familiar characters. And the fans loved that slice of grittier action from director Kevin Tancharoen, making a sequel series inevitable.
Farming Simulator 2013 is out, and we’ve been struggling to get Yolanda to finish the review for it. That’s mostly due to the fact that whenever she boots the game up, she slips into a catatonic state in order to preserve her sanity. But believe it or not, there is a way to make the game actually interesting. And it calls for some… MORTAL KOMBAIN!
I’m still head over heels in love with Mortal Kombat, as the pseudo-reboot of the gory franchise is one of my fighting game highlights of this generation. I’m not the only person who felt that way though, as the game sold bucket-loads of copies across platforms. A sequel is pretty much inevitable in this day and age, something that series co-creator Ed Boon says will need to do more than just throw in a few new characters, and might even be a next-gen game as well.
My inner nerd is in a happy place right now. NetherRealm created the best fighting game of 2011, in a revived Mortal Kombat, and they’re staying close to their roots with a new fisticuffs tile that swaps ninjas for comic book superheroes instead. But the previous MK game to star kombatants in spandex left me underwhelmed, with its lack of trademark gore and toned down violence, something that will continue in Injustice: Gods Among Us, which will focus on spectacle instead of bloody brutality.
Mortal Kombat was, without a doubt, the fighting game to own in 2011. The nostalgic return to traditional gameplay, mixed in with new technological advances made for one outstanding game, but it also brought with it a great promotional tool, in the form of Mortal Kombat Legacy, a web-exclusive series of short episodes that gave a familiar universe a real world spin.
And it’s returning for a second season.