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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 61
  2. Negative: 2 out of 61
  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. Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is a solid fighter with good mechanics and a great story mode.
  3. For the short time this game lasted it was fun and hard to put down, but once complete there is little left to offer. Thankfully comic fans will not be disappointed.
  4. It’s good to see that new life, by means of bizarre franchise combination, can be breathed into a nearly dead game series.
  5. By merging two franchises Midway is being quite clever. Mortal Kombat and DC fans will lap this up and for the uninitiated it’ll still provide ample enjoyment.
  6. Despite of not showing one of the bests Fighting Systems, the game is still compared to any of the Ed Boon’s franchise, surfacing other games in terms of graphics or sounds. Still, the game can’t offer a solid experience like the ones that have inspired MK vs DC. Any fan of each (or both) Universes will certainly enjoy this game because Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is made for the fans.
  7. Comic books are excessively violent. Mortal Kombat is excessively violent. Yet somehow the combination of the two has been watered-down to the point of irrelevance, all in the hopes of increasing the number of people who would play it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. MattShuble
    Nov 16, 2008
    10
    This game has taken Mortal Kombat back to its roots. The fatalities are "dialed down" a bit but they are still entertaining. I love MortalThis game has taken Mortal Kombat back to its roots. The fatalities are "dialed down" a bit but they are still entertaining. I love Mortal Kombat but since they were introduced as a 3-D fighter they have ALL fell short of my expectations when it comes to actual fighting. This game is the exception...Midway has finally got it right! Expand
  2. May 23, 2014
    10
    Really love this game, its addictive and full of surprises! For the first time you can kill Batman or Superman and graphics is awesome, thisReally love this game, its addictive and full of surprises! For the first time you can kill Batman or Superman and graphics is awesome, this is a true value for your money! Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2011
    9
    This game was amazing from the start, you will surely enjoy this with a buddy or with the computer. Yes i did not like how the game didnt haveThis game was amazing from the start, you will surely enjoy this with a buddy or with the computer. Yes i did not like how the game didnt have the gore like from the original Mortal Kombat games but it's a great ride from start to finish. Buy this game and add it to your collection! Expand
  4. ColinC
    Nov 30, 2008
    8
    Excellent fun. Haven't played a Mortal Combat game in awhile, but this is definitely the most fun I've ever had with one. Excellent fun. Haven't played a Mortal Combat game in awhile, but this is definitely the most fun I've ever had with one. Characters look great. And they did an awesome job with the DC characters and the dual converging storylines. In fact, the story hooked me like no fighting game ever has. It's simple but effective at making you want to see how it turns out. If you've never liked Mortal Combat fighting, this won't change your mind. But if you have, you might just consider this the pinnacle of the series. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    I am not at all a Mortal Kombat person, I am a DC Comics person though. I really love this game. With all of the complex games aroud today,I am not at all a Mortal Kombat person, I am a DC Comics person though. I really love this game. With all of the complex games aroud today, it's nice to play these 2D Arcade beat 'em ups. The story is very entertaining, not the best, but still entertaining. Expand
  6. Feb 22, 2012
    8
    My opinion of this game is mixed, and for one reason, I'm terrible at mortal combat games! After playing a few mortal combats before I finallyMy opinion of this game is mixed, and for one reason, I'm terrible at mortal combat games! After playing a few mortal combats before I finally decided to buy one, and since I love the DC Universe, this game seemed perfect for me. I really like this game, the story line is funny, online play is good, and even though I'm terrible at fighting games like this, I can even win sometimes. The only aspect this game is missing is a fatality trainer! I could really use one of those so I don't have to look them up on the internet. Great game and it's cheap to buy!! Expand
  7. Jun 1, 2013
    1
    The story of this is one of the worst piece of fiction I've ever seen, complete "marasmus"!!! It pissed me off, violated every rule itThe story of this is one of the worst piece of fiction I've ever seen, complete "marasmus"!!! It pissed me off, violated every rule it possibly could in DC Universe. Having so many great characters, and make them all irrelevant FAILURE. Expand

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