Mortal Kombat 1 is a superbly presented fighting game with something to offer players of all experience and familiarity with NetherRealm's sprawling MK universe. The Kameo fighter system injects new strategic depth into combat, the rebooted timeline feeds a ridiculous story, and the suite of game modes are both varied and well made.
Fans waited four years for NetherRealm to release a new fighting game, and all that waiting paid off. From the surprises in its new mythology, to the white-knuckled pace and creativity in its gameplay, Mortal Kombat 1 is the freshest take on the series in years.
Mortal Kombat 1 is not a revolution but rather an evolution that
continues the franchise’s good streak. Excellent combat system, solid
story mode and some truly noteworthy additions (like Kameo or Invasion
Mode) make it really difficult to tear yourself away from the
controller. Sometimes you can feel that the series is starting to chase
its tail, but for now it’s hard to find a similarly accessible fighting
As a reboot, Mortal Kombat 1 is a complete success and the series has a colorful, sunny future thanks to the completely overhauled combat system, characters and aesthetics. If you look purely at the content and the way the modes have evolved, it is all a bit less impressive, but this is still a bold but successful new direction for the now classic franchise. It almost made me forget Injustice...
Mortal Kombat 1 is a reboot with a big, bloody heart. It re-tools Mortal Kombat’s story and characters in creative ways, and for the most part, the combat is excellent. Unfortunately, there are some elements that feel rushed. It’s still a very good fighting game, but it should have been a great one.
Mortal Kombat 1 serves as a love letter to fans of this thirty-one-year-old franchise and as a pseudo-reboot it also has potential appeal to newcomers alike. There's still room to grow and I'm sure it will just keep getting better, but Mortal Kombat 1 is already definitely worth your time.
Mortal Kombat 1 envisions an exciting future with fluid combat, a fantastic story mode, and superb visuals - but receding features, underbaked mechanics, and a dated online experience keep it in the past.
It's boring. The fighting system still drags behind every other fighting game. The character roster... not great. Most would rather have the
"Kameo" fighters are main, playable fighters.
The ridiculous monetization...buying fatalities? Give your money to your charity instead.
SummaryDiscover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities! IMMERSIVE STORY CAMPAIGN. Fight through a brand new story featuring your favorite Mortal Kombat characters like you’ve never seen them before. KAMEO...