I'd have to say the greatest MK game is Armageddon. You can't do any better than that. It's got all the characters from every MK game--PLUS alternate costumes. There are mad unlockables within the game, and it's the ONLY Mortal Kombat that lets you customize your own character. AND there's a combo system used with fatalities. Sure, I miss the friendships and animalities, but THIS Mortal Kombat is the SHIZZNITTLE-BLIP-BLOP-BAM!!!