Killer Instinct Combo Breaker (Xbox One) Reviews

★★★★ 4.0
Manufacturer: Microsoft
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4.0 ★★★★
Based on 29 reviews.
 

Great characters, too many gimmicks

★★★★★ 2.0
Verdict: This game didn't really have a long replay value for me because you soon get bored of the gimmicks. Anybody can memorize a series of buttons. The skill and true fun of a game come when need to think more about the match to win. That's the formula for a long replay value.
Pros: 
  • I like how all the characters are pretty well developed and have their own styles and uniqueness
  • Including TJ Combo in this package is a nice plus
  • He's the most fun of all the characters in Season 1 or 2
  • The graphics are pretty nice too
  • The price wasn't too bad either
Cons: 
  • The ultimate failure of this game is perhaps its greatest draw which is the long combos
  • This game requires less skill and strategy than other fighting games because it heavily relies on simply memorizing a chain of buttons to pull off devastating combos.
6 years ago

Killer Instinct Combo Breaker (Xbox One)

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Season 3 is exactly what I expected, good graphical upgrade and characters, playing Killer Instinct with some Halo influence is very, very funny! (This is just to complete the 150)
6 years ago

fantastic fighting game

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: fantastic fighting game, love the combos, music and gameplay. easy to learn the moves, but takes practice to get better, like most fighting games. I play it with a MK arcade fight stick and it's even more fun that way.
5 years ago

Xbox one

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Great Game
6 years ago

Why wouldn't it say this in the description before people waste their money

★★★★ 1.0
Verdict: You can only use 8 characters. You have to pay 5 dollars for each other character you want. What a complete joke. Why wouldn't it say this in the description before people waste their money What a rip off..
4 years ago

Season 1 is free curently..!!

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Definitely worth the purchase. Season 3 is due in 2016. Season 1 is free in January Games with gold. Fluid graphics & awesome local multiplayer fun. No campaign of any sort but this game excels at better fighting mechanism.
6 years ago

killer classic

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Best game ever! Such a classic This brings me back to my childhood days
7 years ago

Bargain beat em up!

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Not played killer instinct before, but what a great beat em up! The fight system takes a little getting used to but you will be pulling off some impressive combo's in no time
8 years ago

Killer Instinct (for Xbox One)

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: For more, check out The 10 Best Xbox One Games .
Pros: 
  • Fun, over-the-top announcer
  • Hard-hitting, satisfying combat
  • Incredibly fun combo system
  • Excellent training mode
  • Awesome particle effects
  • New jail system for rage-quitters
Cons: 
  • Small cast of characters
  • Excessive unlocking required to experience the game in full
  • No arcade or story mode
8 years ago

Killer Instinct

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Have you ever enjoyed a demo as much as a full game If the core mechanics are fun enough, even a tiny chunk of a larger whole can prov...
Pros: 
  • Incredibly entertaining
  • thanks to great presentation
  • Deep mechanics
  • while still staying accessible
  • Smooth online play
Cons: 
  • Only six fighters at launch
  • Scarce single-player content
8 years ago

Killer Instinct Review

★★★★ 4.2
Verdict: The sad truth about fighting games is that much of what makes playing them against others interesting is usually kept obscured. succeeds enormously at exposing all of that information to players of all skill levels.
Pros: 
  • Excellent tutorials
  • Smart combat system
  • Gorgeous effects
Cons: 
  • Limited roster
  • Character art
8 years ago

Killer Instinct Review – Xbox One

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: There are dozens of reasons to play fighting games. You might like a robust combo system, you might enjoy sexy fighters in revealing costumes that can "kick high", you might like beating up your siblings or friends in a virtual fashion that won't get you in trouble or you may enjoy the more serious...
Pros: 
  • Positives Fluid animation
  • deep and rewarding combo system
  • excellent tutorial dojo
  • unique purchase scheme
Cons: 
  • Negatives Sparse on content
  • no single-player story or progression modes
  • potentially offensive characters
8 years ago

Killer Instinct (Xbox One) Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: During the '90s, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat dominated local coin-op arcades as the fighting games fans preferred. But for hardcore fighting fans craving something different, Killer Instinct satisfied a certain itch with its extensive combos and stunning graphics.
Pros: 
  • Combat is deep
  • yet accessible and easy to learn
  • Combos are fluid and can last longer than ever
  • Feels so good to hear that Ultraaaaaa combo yell
  • Jago
  • Thunder
  • Orchid
  • Glacius
  • and Thunder are back..
Cons: 
  • And how does Sadira fit in
  • No story mode
  • Free
  • with a pay per character model
8 years ago

Killer Instinct Combo Breaker (Xbox One)

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Killer Instinct may seem little light with only six characters at launch, no lobbies for online play, and no Story mode until March, but the fighting mechanics are top notch. You can't argue with how easy the game is to pick up and play, and you'll have a ton of fun in the process.
8 years ago

Landing A Killer Punch

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Well, here it is, my first Xbox One game review, and go figure, the game I am reviewing is the one that made me want to get an Xbox One in the first place. Killer Instinct is a game series that always holds a special place in my heart, as I remember having to drive all the way up to Pittsburgh to...
8 years ago

Killer Instinct Xbox One Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Most fighting games are unforgiving, seemingly not wanting the less adept players to master their many intricacies, leaving them accessible to only the most devoted and those that already have an understanding of the many systems that typically form the foundations of the genre, though over recent...
8 years ago

Xbox One Review - 'Killer Instinct'

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Killer Instinct is an update to the classic arcade/Super Nintendo/Nintendo 64 fighting game, featuring popular characters from the original now with modern day graphics.
8 years ago

Combo-Breaking New Ground

★★★★ 4.4
Verdict: I have fond memories of playing Killer Instinct in the arcades nearly 20 years ago. Lengthy combo counts, the guttural shouts of the announcer, and the excitement of pulling off an ultra combo always brings a smile to my face.
8 years ago

Killer Instinct review – ultra comeback

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: The Xbox One's first fighting game is a reboot of one of Rare's most beloved classics, but is being free-to-play doing it more harm than good
Pros: 
  • A unique combat system that keeps the best of the earlier games and adds in some useful new ideas of its own
  • Decent graphics that make the best of the original designs
Cons: 
  • The microtransaction system is ruinous to the variety of the game
  • especially online and especially as there are too few characters anyway – or game modes for that matter
8 years ago

Killer Instinct Review | Ferociously Good Fun (But Where's The Rest Of It)

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Killer Instinct isn't what you'd typically call "free to play," and that's bloody marvellous. See, us hacks were quick to mislabel Xbox One's debut fighting game after its E3 showing, but we eventually learned that things were slightly more nuanced than just "F2P.
Pros: 
  • Fluid
  • brutal and versatile action feels fantastic on the new D-Pad
  • Handsome crisp visuals benefit from gratuitous particle effects
  • Exhaustive playable tutorials and smart business model
Cons: 
  • Desperately needs the story and arcade modes ASAP
  • feels a bit flimsy
  • Jago vs Jago match-ups are already wearing thin
  • Some classic characters still MIA
  • more memorable arenas would be nice
8 years ago

Killer Instinct

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: I've been playing Killer Instinct until my thumbs hurt. The left analog stick didn't give me the level of control that I needed so I switched to the Xbox One controller's new-look D-Pad fairly early on in proceedings (side note: it's much superior to the Xbox 360's for fighters).
8 years ago

Killer Instinct review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Fighting games are hard. For many they're impenetrable. Sure, you can do a hadouken; that quarter circle forward motion is ingrained in the psyche of most gamers of a certain generation, but beyond that Well, things get complicated. And online Forget it.
8 years ago

Awesome game

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Great remake game WIth some cool violence and Combat game
4 years ago

Killer Instinct review

★★★★ 3.8
Verdict: News that Killer Instinct was returning for the launch of the Xbox One set corners of the fighting community alight. Can it live up to expectations after more than a decade out of the lime light Matt Maguire has the verdict.
Pros: 
  • The series' brutal, combo-driven gameplay has been given a nice update
  • An intriguing new character
  • The narrator is still hilarious
  • Great netcode
Cons: 
  • No lobbies yet
  • Only six characters at the moment
  • No campaign mode yet
8 years ago

Killer Instinct review

★★★★★
Verdict: Killer Instinct is a brand new fighting game in its own right, as well as a complete reboot of the Killer Instinct franchise. Never heard of it That's not that surprising, really, given the last game in the series - Killer Instinct Gold - released for the Nintendo 64 in 1996.
8 years ago

Killer Instinct Combo Breaker (Xbox One)

★★★★ 4.1
Verdict: Killer Instinct hit its prime back in the 90's when it was one of the ‘must play' games in arcades. It might be before your time but I clearly remember blowing my pocket money on it with a massive grin on my face.
Pros: 
  • Combos are back and better than ever | Fantastic visuals
Cons: 
  • Small roster of fighters | AI difficulty spikes
7 years ago

Killer Instinct: Season 1 (Xbox One)

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Killer Instinct: Season 1 Developed by: Double Helix Games Published by: Microsoft Studios Released: October 2013 ESRB Rating: T: Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence Available On: Genre: Fighter Price: Free (one character at a time, rotated), $5 (for individual character purchases), $19.99 (8...
Pros: 
  • Great local multiplayer experience
  • free-to-play without being pay-to-win
  • stays true to original game
Cons: 
  • UI is not pleasant
  • matchmaking does not always do a good job of matching equally skilled players
  • controls take a long time to memorize for each character
7 years ago

Killer Instinct's sharp combat and smooth graphics highlight a fantastic, yet limited, fighting game (review)

★★★★★
Verdict: These past few years have ushered in a great era of fighting games. From Persona 4 Arena to Skullgirls to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, gaming's seen a lot of fresh blood mixing in with the older franchises making a comeback.
Pros: 
  • Several PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch titles haven't really taken much advantage of either console's improved hardware, but Killer Instinct looks outright incredible
  • From intricate character detailing to the splash from blocked fireballs, it's clear that the developers pushed the graphics as...
8 years ago

C-c-c-combo breaking its way into your heart.

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Killer Instinct is back to bust heads and break combos after an almost two-decade-long hiatus. Once you decipher the game's free-to-play pricing , you discover a bombastic brawler whose balanced fighting mechanics buck the trend towards very long, very technical combos while still providing an...
Pros: 
  • Fights are intense and engaging
  • Combo and counter breakers emphasize mind games
  • Online play runs smoothly
  • Ultra Edition includes classic Killer Instinct
Cons: 
  • Barebones online and offline modes
  • Lacks replay sharing
8 years ago

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