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Top 9 Games Like Mortal Kombat for Fighting Game Lovers



Top 9 Games Like Mortal Kombat for Fighting Game Lovers

What other type of video game can match the sensory experience, incite as much healthy competition, and get your heart racing as fighting games do? Fighting games may not be the only type of video game that fulfill the requirements, but they are certainly at the top of the list.

The reason why Mortal Kombat is considered the best of the fighting games is something that we will go into in more detail later. You, as a fan of the game, could be thinking about something. What other kinds of games are available that are able to get the heart rate up? This is exactly what you can expect to see from us today. We’ve compiled a list of the top 9 games like Mortal Kombat below.

1. Tekken

Top 9 Games Like Mortal Kombat for Fighting Game Lovers

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Tekken is a 3D fighting game series developed and published by Namco. The series centers around martial arts competitions and is known for its fast-paced gameplay and emphasis on on-stage interaction. The series has spawned numerous home console releases, as well as various spin-offs including the recent Tekken X Street Fighter crossover title.

2. Soul Calibur

Top 9 Games Like Mortal Kombat for Fighting Game Lovers


If you’re looking for a game like Mortal Kombat, but don’t want to commit to martial arts and flying kicks, then Soul Calibur may be exactly what you need. It’s a fighting game with a similar style and feels that focuses more on swords than fists.

Most people have heard of this series at some point in their lives, but it’s easy to forget about because there hasn’t been an entry since the original was released back in 1998 (not counting its sister series Soul Edge). That doesn’t make it any less fun or worthwhile though! As its name suggests, Soul Calibur is all about weapons: swords, axes, spears—you name it.

The controls are simple enough that anyone can pick up and play right away without having played any other fighter before (though they do get increasingly complex as you advance through the game).

3. Killer Instinct

Top 9 Games Like Mortal Kombat for Fighting Game Lovers

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Killer Instinct is a fighting game developed by Double Helix Games and Iron Galaxy Studios. It is the third installment in the Killer Instinct series, and it was released for Xbox One as an exclusive title.

Unlike other popular fighting games such as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Tekken, Killer Instinct focuses on high-speed gameplay that allows players to perform combos with special moves and even use combos during their special moves.

The game has received many updates over its lifespan since release including new characters along with balance changes across all characters

4. Samurai Shodown

Top 9 Games Like Mortal Kombat for Fighting Game Lovers

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Samurai Shodown is a fighting game developed by SNK, the creators of the iconic King of Fighters series. The game features a cast of over 20 characters, including a variety of different samurai, ninjas, and other characters.

In addition to being able to play as any character against others online or in single-player mode (called Story Mode), you can also customize your fighter with unique skills and abilities that make them unique from one another. This adds an extra layer of strategy when choosing which warrior to take into battle with you!

If you’re looking for a fighting game that has plenty of action but also has some depth for those who want it to then this is definitely one worth checking out!

5. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is a 2D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Atlus. Released in 2018, this game crosses over elements from four franchises: BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and RWBY.

It features characters from each franchise fighting each other in a variety of different modes to win the fight. The graphics are made up of 2D anime-styled character sprites with 3D backgrounds.

This game offers players multiple characters to choose from as they battle their opponents in matches that have been described as being fast-paced with plenty of action happening on-screen at once. You can play against friends or computer opponents if you want some practice before jumping into online matches against human opponents.

6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crossover fighting game by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, the same people who made the original Super Smash Bros. games for the Nintendo 64. It’s a game that has characters from all over gaming history, including Mario, Link, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, and even Bayonetta!

There are more than 70 playable fighters in this game and when you’re playing with your friends or family it can get pretty heated as you’re trying to knock each other off the stage while still keeping hold of your character’s health points (HP).

7. Street Fighter V

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Street Fighter V is a fighting game by Capcom, released in 2016. It’s the fifth main game in the Street Fighter series and a perfect selection for one of the best fighting games like Mortal Kombat. It was released two years after Street Fighter IV.

Street Fighter V takes place a couple of years after Street Fighter IV and features more than 20 characters from both past games as well as new ones like Necalli, Rashid, and Laura.

The gameplay is very similar to previous entries in the series: you can choose from multiple fighting styles for each character as well as upgradeable movesets that let you use them at different levels of skill or power.

There are also local multiplayer modes where you can face off against friends on your couch or online if you want to unlock some nice rewards by competing against strangers who have been playing since launch day (or even longer).

8. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fighting game like Mortal Kombat, developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game features 2.5D graphics, large anime-inspired characters, and 3 vs. 3 team battles that have been compared to Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The story of Dragon Ball FighterZ is a retelling of the events from the first anime series, Dragon Ball Z, starting with the Saiyan Saga through to the end of the Cell saga.

Dragon Ball FighterZ offers eight playable characters at launch with more planned for DLC content in future updates starting in November 2018 with four additional characters including Broly, Bardock, and Teen Gohan who were all previously only available as pre-order bonuses for those who ordered early copies or bought limited editions from certain retailers such as GameStop or EB Games Canada before release date which means anyone who didn’t get theirs early needs these downloads if they want their money’s worth outro they’ve already paid for something additional downloads.

9. Skullgirls 2nd Encore

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If you’re looking for a fighting game that’s easy to get into and features some of the most unique characters in the genre, Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a perfect choice. It’s a fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce female warriors, each armed with their own unique abilities and super moves.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is developed by Lab Zero Games and published by Marvelous Europe. The sequel to Skullgirls, this game was released on Android/iOS/PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch in 2017 (with an update to include a PC release).

Final Wrap Up

The video games featured on this list are, all things considered, fantastic opportunities to hone your fighting game skills. If you’re a fan of Mortal Kombat and you want to test your mettle on a fighting game, it’s a good idea to go to any of the titles on this list and give it a shot. You might be surprised at how good you are!

Christian Edet is a movie and gaming freak. An experienced writer whose interests include games, cars, insurance, and tech provides relevant information to all interested. He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, and studied Business Information Systems (BSc.)