Mortal Kombat 11: Ranking Every Character From Worst To Best

Who's worth your time, and who should you avoid?

Mortal Kombat 11 Raiden
NetherRealm Studios

Arriving on the back of considerable hype - and some of the best gameplay previews NetherRealm have ever put together - Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the franchise's all-time best entries.

Essentially reframing MK 9 and X's stories as the beginning and middle chunk of what is now a trilogy, newcomers Cetrion, The Kollector and Geras join the wielder of time herself, Kronika, to try and reset the universe. The result is the best story NetherRealm have ever told - one filled with bold re-contextualisations of characters, change-ups in the state of the various realms (and why they're at war), and a climax that leaves the future of MK completely wide open.

Being that MK 11's sales have been the best in the franchise's history, it doesn't seem like we won't get a Mortal Kombat 12, but if so, MK 11's roster is the most perfected and powerful yet. There's not a single wasted slot, and with gameplay also polished to a mirror sheen, there's every reason to dedicate considerable amounts of time to what's on offer.

So, who truly deserves your time, and who can be left behind?

Gaming Editor
Gaming Editor

WhatCulture's Head of Gaming.