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Mortal Kombat: EVERY Game Ranked From Worst To Best

11. Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe

Midway Games

Okay, how did Midway genuinely think gamers were going to react when they learned Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe contains the most watered-down killings possible? You can't build your entire franchise on over-the-top slaughter and then release a game with violence that is tamer than the original Mortal Kombat.

Now, because of DC Comic's strict policy on how it portrays its characters, you can understand why the game couldn't have images of Sub-Zero ripping out Wonder Woman's spine or the Flash murdering someone. Even though the lack of decapitations and entrails is a let-down, you could forgive the game somewhat if it made up for it in other ways. But it doesn't.

The roster only contains 22 characters, which is nearly one-third the amount of the previous game. The hit boxes are tiny, the combos are imprecise, and the story is half-baked.

The graphics were great for the time and the moves of the DC cast are inventive but that's not enough to save it. In the words of Hans Moleman, "We paid for blood!" Without the gore, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe doesn't work, making it the weakest main entry in the franchise.

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