User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 346 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 346

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  1. Apr 21, 2011
    4
    It's more of a slap on the back for long time MK fans than a warm embrace. It's like a bad movie that you go to see just for the special effects. Regardless of what anyone says, it feels like UMK3 on training wheels.
  2. May 25, 2011
    2
    Hands down the WORST Mortal Kombat of the series i mean it's bad bad ! the amount of silliness and VERY repetitive Game play is just awful the crypt is the WORST this is like a shop in the game you go there after earning points to "cash in" on coffins in every coffin is an unlock able the only problem is....... WHAT THE HELL you don't get to see your prize until you pay for it!!!!!! The fatalities are beyond boring and repetitive but hey that's just me Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2011
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game was oh so disappointing to me. The kombat itself is repetitive, lacking of any depth and worst of all, actually punishes you for trying anything besides teleport/uppercut/slide, with their preternatural blocking skill and general cheapness. No character is different, they all feel like copy/paste with a different skin. The bosses are beyond a joke, being literally IMPOSSIBLE to do anything else than port uppercut go back due to their inexistent staggering time (they don't care if you are hitting them or not, will keep doing their **** insane damage output and ridiculous hp (hitting twice as hard and having double your life).
    Finally, the kontent...krypt is lame, without any of the fun surprises from DA or Deception. No hidden characters, videos, nothin but hand drawings and fatalities you can check online anyway.
    And the online...kode or no online...i bought it new, redeemed the code, even bought kenshi and skarlet, and now won't let me play online. Which considering the insane lag is not that bad.
    In short: kash-kow
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  4. Sep 12, 2012
    2
    Very poor fighting game. It is much to noob-friendly, and the small amount of combos make this a very poor game, not to mention the boring, personality-less character roster. Only play this if you are a MK fan.
  5. May 17, 2011
    0
    This game is horrible, do not buy.
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 66 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Jun 8, 2011
    88
    I enjoyed this new vision of Mortal Kombat more than any previous edition in the franchise. It has some issues, mostly in the single-player game, but all the hardcore fighters are here for the human-on-human interactions so it probably isn't a deal-breaker. If you love Mortal Kombat or just want to play an uber-violent and bloody fighting game then Mortal Kombat is the reigning champ and definitely worth adding to your collection.
  2. Unremarkable, but it's puerile charm makes it more than the sum of its (body) parts. [July 2011, p.87]
  3. May 20, 2011
    50
    Borderline broken as a fighter, but, taken on its own meagre merits, a giggle to mess around with. Still, though, it falls a long way short of what could have been. [Issue#72, p.80]