Publisher: Midway

Our favorite characters: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden

Mortal Kombat II is still the greatest game in the series and here's why: the gameplay hasn't aged, and the characters are the perfect blend of odd and awesome. Truth be told, the latest MK has nothing on this one. Nothing. A step up from the original in every way, MK II was, and still is, a solid, violent fighting game that's an essential title to grab for any serious fan of fighting games. There's a reason why this game gave Street Fighter II a run for its money back when it first came out in arcades, and it all comes down to one word: FATALITY.