12 Games Like Mortal Kombat

Games like Mortal Kombat Explore our list of fighting games like Mortal Kombat for multiple platforms. Learn the combos, use finishing moves and become a master fighter.

With its first game released in 1992 the Mortal Kombat series has expanded to other media with films, comic books, card games and more. The franchise has constantly been at the peak of the fighting genre and credited as one of greatest fighting games in the history of gaming. Mortal Kombat is particularly known for high levels of violence (in particular finishing moves known as fatalities) and its unique variety of characters.

Set within a fictional universe of eighteen different realms left by the Elder Gods these worlds are stark opposites and fight against each other to lay claim over the realm. While the series started with only 11 characters this has now been expanded to well over 50. Core gameplay of the franchise has similarly expanded from the basic controls and fighting styles to introduce more advanced combat for fans to master while still being accessible to newcomers. With these advances Mortal Kombat has stayed true to the fundamentals of the franchise though which is over the top violence, action and fighting moves.

The games like Mortal Kombat that you’ll find below offer an equally strong fighting experience. Select from unique characters, master their combat style, complete deadly tournaments and compete against other players.

Tekken 6

The 2007 version of Tekken has landed on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP with the title Tekken 6. Marking the seventh game in this longstanding fighting series you’ll enjoy detailed characters and the variety that you’ve come to expect. For story Tekken 6 follows on from the events of the previous tournament but...[Read More]

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The King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV ditches the old 2D images and replaces them with spectacular 3D fighters (although you’ll still fight on a 2D plane). With this shift your 50 fighters and the battle backgrounds in this KOF release look better than ever before although not quite to the quality of other fighting games that have...[Read More]

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Taking away the majority of your buttons and leaving you with the ability to only dive and kick is the appropriately named Divekick. While you’ll grasp the mechanics within the first match, the psychological elements in outsmarting your opponent continues dozens of matches later. Based on an often abused mechanic in o...[Read More]

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Skullgirls is a 2D fighting  title available across a large breadth of platforms. Originally released in 2012 the game has since been expanded with Skullgirls Encore and 2nd Encore. Set deep within the fictional Kingdom referred to as Canopy which resembles a postwar America. Centred around a unique artefact known as the Sk...[Read More]

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 takes the Dynasty Warrior formula and throws it into the One Piece universe. Similar to the previous additions in this franchise you’ll be able to play as all your favourites as you run through levels with thousands of enemies. Packing multiple game modes there is no shortage of gameplay t...[Read More]

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 combines fighting and role playing together in the Dragon Ball universe. Marking the second title on this generation of consoles players can take command of 68 playable characters. Set around two years after the original Xenoverse game players pick up a special mission from Elder Kai in order to corr...[Read More]

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Soulcalibur V

Released across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012 Soulcalibur V has all the features of you expect from this high quality fighting franchise. With 28 characters split between new faces and returning ones you’ve got the ideal formula for new players and old alike. The game also includes a tie in with Ezio from the...[Read More]

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Street Fighter V

Launching on Windows and PS4 (with cross platform play) is the fifth game in the Street Fighter franchise features the same mechanics that you’ve come to love with 4 fresh faces to fight with and against in the various game modes. With M. Bison achieving unimaginable power the Earth falls into a long darkness that see...[Read More]

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

Being just as over the top and strange as the other BlazBlue titles, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (and its subsequent enhanced release BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend) see you once again taking unique 2D sprite characters into battle with plenty of flashy action. The bulk of content lies within the story mode of the game wi...[Read More]

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Launching as Marvel vs Capcom 3 and receiving an ultimate edition within the same year to add characters, stages and gameplay tweaks. Marking the fifth game it is also the first to integrate 3D character models into the game over the traditional 2D sprites. Modes are what you’ve come to expect from a fighting game wit...[Read More]

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Killer Instinct

Marking the third game in the Killer Instinct this 2013 release served as a free launch title on the Xbox One, eventually also coming to Windows 10. Allowing players to play for free with a rotatable free character while unlocking additional fighters through purchases the game has adopted a unique approach to the fighting g...[Read More]

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Injustice: Gods Among Us

Pulling all of your favourite DC characters into a single game is Injustice: Gods Among Us a fighting game that blends narrative driven story, online content and plenty of unlockables. For the campaign you’ll enter into an alternative reality where the Joker has destroyed Metropolis with a nuclear weapon, cutting shor...[Read More]

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