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  • Summary: After almost two decades, the popular franchise returns with the characters and combos that revolutionized fighting games.

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  1. May 5, 2016
    85
    Entering its third season, Killer Instinct has finally reached PC audience in its best incarnation to date. A fighting game that will please different player profiles, KI is a spectacular game that runs butter-smooth, with great netcode and one of the best tutorials we've ever seen in genre.
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 6, 2016
    80
    An excellent port of a great reboot of a beloved fighting game. [Issue#252, p.69]
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  1. Apr 3, 2016
    10
    Ever since I was a kid I always wanted Killer Instinct for Arcade to come to my home in 1995. Now 21 years later its in my PC and Im having aEver since I was a kid I always wanted Killer Instinct for Arcade to come to my home in 1995. Now 21 years later its in my PC and Im having a blast. I have some minor problems with the game with the cloud save file but you can use the regular PC saved file if the cloud save file is corrupt and got a bug of having the game completely muted unless I reboot the PC. Other than that it's a fun game. I don't play online but I do play locally like old school that I am since I know the online crossplay was going to be a mess at launch. Try the one player free game plus at least it has combo assist so I don't have to keep pressing half circle on a xbox 360 d-pad which is horrible to use that another reason why this game is a 10 for me. Expand
  2. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    A great fighting game from this generation, awesome graphics !!
    10/10 buy it now
  3. Mar 31, 2016
    10
    I'm someone that hates micro-transactions when it's done wrong. I want to be able to pay whatever it takes to not be nickle and dimed. I loveI'm someone that hates micro-transactions when it's done wrong. I want to be able to pay whatever it takes to not be nickle and dimed. I love how KI have given a purchasing model that supports those that only want to play one character or even to demo the complete game for free with a character but also given the option for people like me to buy the complete edition with all skins. Having played most fighting games I love KI. It doesn't feel quite as "clean/simple" as Street Fighter due KI's faster pace and greater variety of types of character and so may well appeal to a different fighting game fan.

    The graphics are top notch and run silky smooth on a gaming PC. It's brilliant how it won't let people play ranked unless they choose graphics options which pass the performance test in the game to prevent lag in competitive multiplayer! The sound is simply the best in not just any fighting game but any game I have ever played. Mick Gordon's amazing work has been matched in season 3 by the new composers. Each music track is dynamically programmed as well so it responds to the action.

    Each character feels very unique. Controls are incredibly responsive, the netcode (using GGPO) is currently one of the best of any online fighting game. The dojo is great for beginners and with a combo system as well it means even those who have never played a fighting game before have a brilliant introduction to the world. The mind games in KI are ridiculous due to the combo breaker/counter breaker system which only adds to the hype.

    This game is free to sample, you'd be a fool not to try it out, even if you've never tried fighting games before. Best Netcode. Best Sound. Some of the Best Graphics. Best Mindgames. Best for Variety of Characters. See you online.
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  4. Jun 2, 2016
    9
    I've always wanted to buy the new 2013 KI, but i didn't want to buy an Xbox One for it. Now,after 3 years, it has finally come to PC. AndI've always wanted to buy the new 2013 KI, but i didn't want to buy an Xbox One for it. Now,after 3 years, it has finally come to PC. And THIS...is the definitive version in my opinion :). Cross-buy, and cross-play with Xbox One is amazing, the net code is the BEST of any fighting game at the moment, and the best part about KI on PC is that, unlike The Xbox One version, you DON'T need an Xbox Live subscription to play online! And did i mention? its Free-to-download, and you only buy the seasons you want, or if you love the game, you can buy all seasons in the "Supreme Edition", which is $10 bucks LESS on PC and if you buy it on PC and if you have an Xbox One, everything you buy on the PC will show up on the Xbone version, and Vice versa =D. Now...lets talk about the cons. Really, for me at least, it all comes down to some of the purchasing options. Shadow Jago does not come with any combo pack or season, and is $10 stand alone. Not a bad value, as you get some KI gold as well, about $5 worth of it, but it would have been nice to buy him without the shadow jago bundle for just $5 like the rest of the solo cast. Also, I owned season 1 that i got free with games with gold back in january (i purchased it from my 360 incase i got an Xbone) and i just bought season 3 combo breaker edition, and i wanted to complete it with season 2. Thing is, season 2 is not available standalone. Only as a bundle with season 1 (which i own) which cost $30. Hopefully they offer more bundle option in the future. Well, that about wraps it up. Sorry it was so long lol. I am a huge FGC guy, and play A LOT of fighting games, so ifelt my FGC peeps would want to know how it is in huge detail. Thats it guys. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2016
    9
    Excellent game. Any fan of the original will easily be able to see the dedication put into making this update. Only one gripe: Can we getExcellent game. Any fan of the original will easily be able to see the dedication put into making this update. Only one gripe: Can we get an attract mode? Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2018
    9
    Great game, great release on steam. (thanks M$).

    If you like fighting games this is a must own. Jam packed with content.
  7. Jul 12, 2018
    0
    This is not killer instinct. If you wanted fatalities like on snes, forget it. If you wanted fast paced combat, forget it. If you want aThis is not killer instinct. If you wanted fatalities like on snes, forget it. If you wanted fast paced combat, forget it. If you want a street fighter, mixed with marvel super heroes, this is for you. Expand

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