NetherRealm Studio’s latest entry in the Mortal Kombat series is one of the best yet, with a roster of highly competitive and fun characters with which to batter your opponent to a bloody pulp. Here’s 99% Gaming’s top ten characters.
Number Ten: Noob Saibot
The original Sub Zero killed by Scorpion, Noob Saibot takes his name from the two creators of Mortal Kombat, Tobias and Boon. His shadowy playstyle overwhelms the opponent, followed up with brutal close quarters melee.
Number Nine: Jax Briggs
A U.S special forces Major with robotic arms, Jax is a total powerhouse. Once he has the opponent in his bionic grasp, they’re doomed. Not bad for a human up against supernatural forces of evil.
Number Eight: Freddy Kreuger
Everyone’s favorite nightmare is more than capable of holding his own against the forces of the nether realm. I can’t see anyone being thrilled to go up against this monster, and controlling him is a breeze. A compelling case for DLC if ever there was one.
Number Seven: Baraka
A Tartakan killing machine, Baraka is all about closing the gap between him and his foes and eviscerating them into finely cut ribbons. Complex and not for the beginner player, Baraka is nonetheless a potent fighter.
Number Six: Smoke
The first character I mastered, Smoke is slippery and deceptive, but doesn’t perform well in a ventilated area..
Number Five: Sheeva
Amazonian in stature, brutal in combat, Sheeva is without a doubt, the coolest female on the roster. It’s too bad her and Baraka are given such a raw deal in the campaign and made out to be nothing more than lackeys. Next game..
Number Four: Kratos
Sorry Xbox people, Kratos fits the series like a glove. His array of weaponry, his one liners, and his freakin’ abs all look like they belong, giving PS3 players access to one of the game’s finest fighters.
Number Three: Raiden
This guy defines bad ass, and manages to pull of a straw hat as well. Rarely has the mentor been this cool, or possessed so much power.
Number Two: Cyrax
The guy’s a cyborg ninja assassin. I rest my case. Oh, plus, dreads.
Number One: Sub Zero & Scorpion!
Yes, that’s cheating.. No I don’t care 😀 They’re yin and yang, hot and cold, fire and ice. Their constant sparring defines the series, and equal love must be showered on both.
Who’s your favorite MK character? Scribble away below!