5 Terrible Mortal Kombat Clones That Time Forgot

Published 3 years ago by Andy Farrant

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In the 1990s, Mortal Kombat became a global phenomenon, spawning movies, albums of confrontational techno and even a live action tour. As with anything successful, lots of games wanted to hop on the bandwagon and grab some of that blood-soaked cash for themselves. But most of them soon realised you can't just dress your mate in a karate gi, film him doing some kicks in front of a greenscreen and have a smash hit videogame on your hands. Here are the five most egregious Mortal Kombat klones. Sorry, clones.

Long before Naughty Dog was wowing Playstation owners with the likes of The Last of Us and the Uncharted series, the studio was making Way of the Warrior, a Mortal Kombat ripoff with digitised fighters, grisly fatalities and a Rob Zombie soundtrack.

It was, of course, terrible, looking exactly like a fake videogame you'd see a teenager playing in a movie. Still, it did have a buff military character called Major Gaines. You don't get writing like that in The Last of Us.

Remember something even worse? Sound off in the comments below and for more from Mortal Kombat, puzzle over these 11 Mortal Kombat Finishers That Have Some Explaining To Do.

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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