Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: For the first time ever Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the Mortal Kombat warriors battle with Batman, Superman and other popular DC Universe Super Heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with dynamicFor the first time ever Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the Mortal Kombat warriors battle with Batman, Superman and other popular DC Universe Super Heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with dynamic multi-tiered environments. Plus, pick your favorite character from MK or DCU and pursue a fighting adventure in the new single player mode with an intertwined storyline and two unique perspectives. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Feels like the refreshing start of a new era for Midway's fighting series. It probably won't change your mind if you're not into the genre, or even if you're into the genre but have already made up your mind about the MK series. But if you're open to the idea of more Mortal Kombat, you'll find a terrific game here.
  2. For what it offers, the game deserves a good look but its lack of MK flavour might turn off some people, especially the die hard MK fans. Still this game is awesome and deserves attention. Shedding some dollars will not be a waste for the entertainment gained in return.
  3. 84
    The combat is solid, the story mode is substantial and if you are a fan of either universe there is something here to enjoy. The lackluster finishing moves and lack of extras really hurt the overall experience, but if you are indeed looking for a game that pits two franchises full of beloved characters there is a lot to love here.
  4. The MK and DC crowds are a surprisingly good combo, but questionable roster balancing keeps this enjoyable fighter from achieving greatness.
  5. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a decent arcade fighting game, but has its flaws. The limited content and fighter line-up adds up to the absence of gore and violence, which is really a shame. The game still retains the Mortal Kombat-feel though, and the cast of DC-heroes is a nice bonus. The one-on-one multiplayer-rounds are fun enough for fans to consider purchasing Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
  6. It's not going to be winning any Game of the Year awards, but it is good fun and a good sign that the Mortal Kombat series might finally be on its way back to figuring out what made it so great to start with… just with less blood this time, but hey, there's always the next game right?
  7. This Kombat would have been more appealing in arcades 15 years ago than on consoles today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. WebsterB
    Nov 24, 2008
    10
    This game deserves a 10 for the care, attention, and respect with which it handles the DC license. Each DC character is not only excellently This game deserves a 10 for the care, attention, and respect with which it handles the DC license. Each DC character is not only excellently balanced and crafted in terms of its move-set and animation but their back stories and personalities are well integrated into an enjoyable and surprisingly good story mode. For a DC fan the 'T' rating is preferable to seeing Superman eviscerate someone or be decapitated himself. For the comic fan the story is reminiscent of some of the more fun elseworld storylines and shows a good understanding of the characters. The voice acting is very good on the DC side. The fights are incredibly fun and to be able to play a fighter with fan service such as epic fights between Batman and The Joker, Superman and Lex Luthor as well as cool cross license fighting is more than worth the price of admission. One of the most purely fun games I've played in a while... and I play many games. Not a tournament fighter, but a fantastically fun game that does the DC universe proud( it even makes Captain Marvel cool!). Here's hoping for a sequel with an expanded roster. Expand
  2. PatrickG.
    Nov 16, 2008
    9
    As of late the Mortal Kombat series has hit its stride, with several games offering solid gameplay with lots of replay value. The addition of As of late the Mortal Kombat series has hit its stride, with several games offering solid gameplay with lots of replay value. The addition of DC characters to this game only sweetens the deal and online puts the cherry on top. Don't let the T rating make you miss out on this gem. Expand
  3. lycan7hropystevens
    Jun 4, 2009
    9
    My favorite fighter this gen (sorry SF4). its just fun. its not the most balanced fighter, the blocking is off, there is a lack of punches My favorite fighter this gen (sorry SF4). its just fun. its not the most balanced fighter, the blocking is off, there is a lack of punches and kicks, which is stupid, and only one throw for fighter....also incredibly stupid. a few of the backgrounds are a bit stale also. the game has a slight film grain on the visuals which distracts. but the fighters are fun to use, the special moves are great, it runs smooth online, and the rest or the presentation is great. kudos to anyone who can do all the combo challenges. Expand
  4. Feb 16, 2016
    6
    There is nothing memorable about this game. It will be easily forgotten and hasn't managed to entertain me for long enough for me to changeThere is nothing memorable about this game. It will be easily forgotten and hasn't managed to entertain me for long enough for me to change my mind about it. I played it about 5 times and I was bored. Expand
  5. May 3, 2011
    6
    Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is overall, under-achieved, mainly due to its imbalanced censorship and lack of innovation. However, it shouldMortal Kombat vs DC Universe is overall, under-achieved, mainly due to its imbalanced censorship and lack of innovation. However, it should still make for a damn good time amongst comic book fan boys. Pros: Fantastic visuals; best controls in a MK game; variety of MK and DC characters and moves. Cons: Imbalanced censorship, resulting with some often comical fatalities and brutalities; lousy story mode; lack of innovation. Expand
  6. BartR.
    Nov 17, 2008
    4
    Horrible AI makes this game just as weak as the predecessors (past MK3). The opponents sometimes just stand there idly waiting to be Horrible AI makes this game just as weak as the predecessors (past MK3). The opponents sometimes just stand there idly waiting to be completely annihilated, and then in split second they become unbeatable, and this is on easy difficulties. The "kombo" challenge is horribly tuned, with combos not registering upon completion. If this game was supposed to revive the series, it falls short on many, many levels. If it's Teen rating was the only problem, we would only be so lucky. Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2013
    0
    The second worst game i've ever played, overall game play is clunky and unrefined, the 'campaign' is useless, theres time in the fight whereThe second worst game i've ever played, overall game play is clunky and unrefined, the 'campaign' is useless, theres time in the fight where your just randomly falling and it turns into a weird QTE deal. overall crappy game, deserves every 0 it gets... also no replayability just utter crap. Expand

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