ALL NEW FOR 2016! The legendary fighting franchise is back with all new visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS!!! Choose your ultimate combatants each with fluid animations, unique combat tactics, and enthralling special attacks. Use the 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 compete against players from all over the world, or master your combat skills with in-depth tutorials and intelligent AI combatants. FEATURES: • Online multiplayer Cross Play between Xbox One and Windows 10. • Fight for Free! Play all game modes with a free fighter, including online multiplayer! Fighters are available for individual purchase or get the whole cast in a bundle. • Extensive cast of powerful combatants with tons of customization options including Retro Costumes and Accessories. • Play anywhere with Cloud Save between Xbox One and Windows 10. • 20 Stages with intense stage destruction. • Competitive online matches with state-of-the-art fighting game netcode. • Test your skill online in Monthly Ranked Leagues. • Cinematic Story Mode. • Extensive Dojo tutorial teaches all the core mechanics for Killer Instinct. • Train an AI combatant and challenge your friends to asynchronous matches in Shadow Lab. • Free Updates to the base game - all Fighter balance patches are included for free.

Playable on

Xbox One

Xbox One


  • Multiplayer Online- 2 players
  • Multiplayer Local- 2 players

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Published by
Microsoft Studios

Release date

Approximate download size
29.69 GB

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board


    Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB



    Mild Language

    Mild Suggestive Themes

In-app purchases
$4.99 - $59.99

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Platform: Xbox

One of the Best Fighters Around

Killer Instinct has more heart and soul than most other games around. It will satisfy fans 100%. Honestly, the only things missing are the finishing moves. The combo system is very high risk high reward. The roster is completely diverse. No two characters play alike and every single one of them is balanced. Also, the net code is some of the best out there with close to no imput delay. KI released more than 2 1/2 years ago and is still fully supported with monthly content and updates. A must own for all fighting game fans.

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

great fighter

killer instinct is the perfect fighter to get into great graphics , balanced characters and Godlike netcode play KI is the best fighter out now

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


I remember not liking this franchise, then I learned it was free so it became my first Xbox One purchase. I'm proud to say I'm on board now! Lots of hypetrains has came out for this console and flopped but this game has always been there to cure my boredom. I'm not disappointed with my purchase! Only downside to this game is that it's almost 3 years old so the early adapters has already mastered this

12 out of 18 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


Besides having to purchase each character this is one of the best fighters i have ever played.

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


A game that keeps getting better every time

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

love it.

Please make the ultimate combo Available for all characters. Not just for shadow jago.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Grrossly Over Priced!

Forget this BS game! Paying for each character and gear, utterly insulting! You can flush this one. I will never find this acceptable. If Icould block this content I would without hesitation or second thoughts. Microsoft and game developers need to create whole games free of DLCs!

3 out of 12 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

1 for the library

its a solid fighter, online is strong and the community will rematch all day. all the dlc is a bit pricy, but to each their own.. in my opinion its a good game to hop right into for online an especially local(**** yeah!). downside is the price and it takes longer to initially start the game then it takes to find a match!




Platform: Xbox

top 10 fighting games

in my list of top fighting games.




Platform: Xbox

why not give all

i like how you can do so many things and cpu vs cpu cool but why get live or buy the players and give all players free to play why just japan girl free look stpiud+scary and weak it makes the game not satisfied and equal and getting bord of useing the player



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