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Killer Instinct

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 23, 2014
PC2015

Developer: Double Helix Games

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genre: Fighting

The legendary fighting game franchise is back with next generation visuals, over-the-top action, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS! Choose from amongst a wild cast of combatants each with fluid animations, unique combat tactics, and flashy special attacks. Utilize an open ended combo system to rack up huge combos as your opponent looks for openings to break you and turn the tides of battle. Go online and test yourself against players from all over the world, or brush up on your combat skills in detailed tutorials.
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Killer Instinct Launch Trailer

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Killer Instinct won't win awards. At the end of this new generation, it won't turn up in the lists of greatest console launch titles ever. And it won't cause the established fighting game creators - the Capcoms and Namco Bandais of this world - to fear for their jobs. But its heart - and its business model - are in the right place. Success!

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Though the roster limits the possibilities a bit, Killer Instinct makes a triumphant return with smart, fluid fighting.

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An excellent reboot of an unfairly forgotten fighter, but the way it's being sold does it no favours and severally restricts the fun to be had online.

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Excellent mechanics and incredible playability make up for Killer Instinct's shortage of single-player content. Franchise fans and fighting game junkies will be most pleased.

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