Original release: 8th October 1992
Mortal Kombat is a series of fighting games first released in 1992. It is one of the most successful fight game franchises of all time. Known for its gory nature and signature 'Fatalities', where the player finishes his opponent after achieving victory, Mortal Kombat is partly responsible for the ESRB video game rating system. The series has spanned 11 main releases and has also spread into other genres including movies and comics.