developer: Double Helix
publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Killer Instinct is the third installment of series of fighting games started in the nineties. The game was developed by Double Helix Games studios, creators of Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, MX vs. ATV Reflex and other games. The title is one of the first fighting games released on Xbox One. After two years, it was released on PC and XONE
As usually in this genre, the player controls a warrior of his choosing and fights against artificial intelligence or other players. Among the available characters are many interesting choices, including some known from previous installments of the series, such as Thunder, Jago, Sabrewulf and Glacius. The warriors have varied looks, different special abilities and preferable tactics.
The gameplay is action focused. The duels take place on varied arenas with hand-drawn backgrounds filled with many animated elements. During the very dynamic fights the players can perform various combinations of attacks, blocks and special moves.
Expanded social functions are important part of the game. They allow challenging friends and organizing private tournaments. It is also possible to share movies recorded during the game.
Visuals of Killer Instinct combine elements of 2D and 3D graphics. The developers used cel-shading technology. This made characters and locations have a comic-like look. During the game dynamic background music accompanies the player. Notably, when the game was released on personal computers, Killer Instinct started supporting cross-platform games between the users of PCs and consoles.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670/Radeon HD 7950 or better, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-750 2.67 GHz/AMD Phenom X4 965 3.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1.5 GB GeForce GTX 480/Radeon HD 5850 or better, Windows 10 64-bit