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21MORTAL KOMBAT II

Liu Kang vs Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat II

Something about the second iteration of a fighting game series just seems to get a lot of things right. Mortal Kombat II improved upon its predecessor, Soul Calibur II did the same, and we’ll be seeing another fighting game series on this list that really made it big in

its second outing.

While the original Mortal Kombat shocked players with what was, at the time, unheard of levels of violence, the sequel backed up that gimmick with solid fighting mechanics and a larger roster. Some people still consider Mortal Kombat II the best of the franchise due to its simplicity, and the array of longtime fan-favorite characters being introduced, such as Baraka. Other series tried to mimic and cash in on the brutality of Mortal Kombat, such as Primal Rage or Killer Instinct, but if you’re looking for a fun and bloody time, Mortal Kombat II is the fighting game that has stood the test of time on the Super Nintendo.

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