#10: Mortal Kombat II (GEN, SNES) Original GamePro Score:
4.5 out of 5 Stars (GEN), 5 out of 5 Stars (SNES) Claim To Fame:
Mortal Kombat II brought even more blood to the fighting genre, and it also loosened Nintendo's censorship noose, finally letting the gore flow freely on the Super Nintendo.
Mortal Kombat definitely had something the competition didn't have in 1993, and that was gore. It had rivers full of human parts, bone and blood. When this sequel to the original hit fighter finally came to consoles, the buckets and barrels full of flesh, guts and other meaty chunks of the human body were all still there. Sure, the Genesis version had a few more Easter Eggs in stock and the SNES version had better graphics, but the ultra violent action looked just as deadly on any console.