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, Xbox One PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP with the appropriately titled Tekken 6 marking another release in the Tekken fighting game franchise. With this iteration being the seventh game with the Tekken name you’ll find familiar detailed characters and varied fighting styles that you’ve come to expect from the franchise. For story Tekken 6 follows on from the events of the previous tournament but sees the world now in utter chaos after...[Read Review]

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The King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters (KOF) XIV ditches the old 2D images and replaces them with spectacular 3D fighters (although you’ll still fight on a 2D arena). Launching on PS4 with a Windows port around a year later The King of Fighters continues it’s rise of popularity in the video game fighting genre. With this 3D 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 used such 3D ...[Read Review]

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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 and allows Divekick to dive into the heart of the fighting genre with a unique idea and mechanics that are brilliantly designed. Based on an often abused mechanic in other fighting games the gameplay in Divekick re...[Read Review]

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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 for applicable platforms. Set deep within the fictional Kingdom referred to as Canopy which resembles a postwar America. Centred around a unique artefact known as the Skull Heart which grants a wish to a woman every 7 years provided they are pure of soul. Those that are deemed not worthy of a wish are turned into a mo...[Read Review]

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 combines fighting and role playing together in the Dragon Ball universe similar to the original Xenoverse experience. Marking the second title on this generation of consoles players can take command of 68 familiar playable characters as they fight through campaign and other available game modes. Set around two years after the original Xenoverse game players pick up a special mission from Elder Kai in order to correct history after Towa and Mira begin to mess with the hist...[Read Review]

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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 to be found within the game. The main mode is of course the most appealing to One Piece fans and follows the story closely, up to the recent point in the manga. Beyond this pla...[Read Review]

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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 a 28 character line up split between new faces and returning ones you’ve got the ideal formula for new players and old alike to join the Soulcalibur branch of games. The game also includes a tie in with Ezio from the Assassin’s Creed franchise for fans of the action stealth franchise wanting to control their favourite assassin in a ne...[Read Review]

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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 which features the same mechanics that you’ve come to love with 4 fresh faces to fight with and against in the various familiar and new game modes while utilising the new V-Gauge mechanic to maximum effect. In terms of story Street Fighter V offers a familiar story mode to fight your way through and explores a world where M. Bison achieves unimaginable power with Earth subsequently falling i...[Read Review]

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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 with around 20 hours needed to make your way through start to finish. This isn’t to say 20hrs of true gameplay though as it is heavily based around story sequences. Much o...[Read Review]

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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 in addition to new platforms. Marking the fifth game in this well respected fighting game franchise it is also the first to integrate 3D character models into the game over the traditional 2D sprites creating visually distinct fights from the previous game iterations. Modes are what you’ve come to expect from a fighting game with a mix of online and offline m...[Read Review]

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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 the Windows 10 platform. Allowing players to play for free with a rotatable free character list while unlocking additional fighters. This freemium model design stands out as unique amongst other fighting games and had the bonus effect of ensuring there was a sizeable audience outside of the usual core hardcore fighting game fans. More recently a Steam version h...[Read Review]

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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 short the lives of millions. Tied closely to this is Joker tricking Superman to kill Lois Lane and his (unborn) child which lead to Superman murdering the Joker in rage and establ...[Read Review]

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