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  • Summary: Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the firstMortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together. Expand

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 27, 2015
    93
    It's visually better, richer in content and more comprehensive in terms of gameplay compared to its predecessor. It will definitely make you spend time with it until the arrival of MK XI.
  2. Apr 22, 2015
    90
    Mortal Kombat X is ridiculous amount of fun, maintaining the core of what’s made the franchise successful while evolving enough to stay relevant.
  3. Mortal Kombat X is furthering the story that was presented in Mortal Kombat 9. New characters, graphics and combat system is changing everything you know about Mortal Kombat universe. It's one of the best fighting games we have seen so far.
  4. It’s still the same fun and crazy fighting that demands from the player exactly as much as he wants to give. You can gather your friends and simply mash buttons to enjoy bloody spectacle, or you can spend hours perfecting your techniques to compete with professional players. No matter how you choose to play it, MKX will find something to offer. [June 2015, p.64]
  5. May 15, 2015
    75
    MKX will last you for a long time. A few variations of the usual Arcade Mode, some dumb mini-games, online multiplayer, a lengthy story campaign, and, finally, Krypt… Not all changes to gameplay mechanics are obvious, but they do make the game more dynamic.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    May 30, 2015
    70
    Excellent fighting mechanics and an incongruously good story hampered by serious performance issues. [June 2015, p.56]
  7. Apr 24, 2015
    60
    Not a komplete katastrophe, but you should employ kaution when deciding if Mortal Kombat X is right for you on PC. It's a great game, but one that's krippled by bugs.

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  1. Positive: 44 out of 136
  2. Negative: 57 out of 136
  1. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    After real launch few hours ago, everything is working without any problem, new main menu pop up, everything is unlocked and perfectlyAfter real launch few hours ago, everything is working without any problem, new main menu pop up, everything is unlocked and perfectly playable. Great game. Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2020
    9
    In English:

    I was born in the early 80's and had my childhood and adolescence all over the 80's and 90's. I grew up seeing the rivalry
    In English:

    I was born in the early 80's and had my childhood and adolescence all over the 80's and 90's. I grew up seeing the rivalry between Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.

    I've always been a much bigger fan of the Capcom series, and so it is today. However, it is undeniable that Capcom's latest decisions have distanced Street Fighter from many players. Unlike Mortal Kombat, which has gotten better with every game.

    In the past, the game I played most was Mortal Kombat Trilogy (I also love Mythologies Sub-Zero). However, since the time of PSOne, I haven't played a game from the franchise. And I decided to give MK X a chance. And it was an excellent decision.

    The game is excellent in all aspects. Beautiful graphics, great gameplay, very cool stages and the best story mode of fighting games so far.

    It has a lot to teach my favorite franchise, Street Fighter. Mandatory game for fighting games fans.
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    In Brazilian Portuguese:

    Eu nasci no início dos anos 80 e tive minha infância e adolescencia toda nos anos 80 e 90. Cresci vendo a rivalidade entre Mortal Kombat e Street Fighter.

    Sempre fui muito mais fã da série da Capcom, e assim é ainda hoje. Porém, é inegável que as últimas decisões tomadas por Capcom distanciaram Street Fighter de muitos jogadores. Ao contrário de Mortal Kombat, que tem ficado melhor a cada jogo.

    No passado, o que mais joguei foi Mortal Kombat Trilogy (também amava Mythologies Sub-Zero). Porém, desde a época de PSOne, não jogava um jogo da franquia. E resolvi dar uma chance para MK X. E foi uma excelente decisão.

    O jogo está excelente em todos os aspectos. Gráficos lindos, ótima jogabilidade, cenários bem legais e o melhor modo história de um jogo de luta até agora.

    Tem muito a ensinar a minha franquia favorita, Street Fighter. Jogo obrigatório para fãs de jogos de luta.
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  3. Nov 18, 2019
    8
    Sequel give us more MK experience with lots of new mechanics, thats makes you keeps playing :)
    Shame that Cyrax was gone from game XD
  4. Nov 16, 2015
    5
    Overall, MKX is a poor title. At the end of the day you will end up being bored to tears fighting against the same cookie-cutter combos onlineOverall, MKX is a poor title. At the end of the day you will end up being bored to tears fighting against the same cookie-cutter combos online or you will end up being annoyed as much as it is possible fighting against your typical MK input reading AI. Medium difficulty is definitely too easy, while hard difficulty reads your inputs even outside the actual gameplay (eg. if you practice input during the loading screen, the AI character will counter it immediately).

    The game mechanics are still beyond terrible, and the game does a really poor job explaining them (eg. grabs work in absolutely different way than the game informs you). The balance is absolutely off - people will play Scrubpion, Erron, Ermac and few other one overpowered combo characters (punch walk ftw), while some characters are just terribly, terribly weak (Ferra/Tor, Mileena and others).

    It's a fun game for a while and living towers can deliver few minutes of entertainment. It's a safe bet for 5 €. 50 € - just no.
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  5. May 1, 2015
    3
    MKX is the Windows 8 of MK games. Did you want Scorpion to be a maskless normal human? Did you want the old characters killed off to make roomMKX is the Windows 8 of MK games. Did you want Scorpion to be a maskless normal human? Did you want the old characters killed off to make room for the Mousecateer new kids on the block? Less sexy female bodies and outfits? (Meanwhile the gore is higher then ever) Well to bad! The direction of MK is going down a dark path, riddled with DLC's and poor story direction, MK is heading for some rough roads ahead... WB will squeeze every nickel and dime out of the series.

    On the plus side, the graphics are good, an improvement over MK9 (However, many of the characters look terrible close up in the face regions, just the geometry of there face is off.) and the combat is pretty amazing (Even if there's a lack of rings, and no ring fatalities)

    So even the good has bad in it. I would say pass on this game.
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  6. Jan 28, 2016
    0
    Dropped support of still pretty **** broken PC version... just why? Shame on you, Ed Boon! I don't give a **** about your excuses for thisDropped support of still pretty **** broken PC version... just why? Shame on you, Ed Boon! I don't give a **** about your excuses for this **** you are the head of development team, the main guy so it's your personal fault as well. Fanboys can try to protect you by saying that it's a WB or HV fail, but I don't buy it. Expand
  7. Apr 14, 2015
    0
    As of now, the game is unplayable. More than half the things on the main menu and sub menus are locked in red not allowing you to play it. YouAs of now, the game is unplayable. More than half the things on the main menu and sub menus are locked in red not allowing you to play it. You can only fiddle around with the settings, faction selection and thats about it. The reason is they said its going to be a stream download. This is the first time steam is doing it where the game downloads for 3 gigs. Then when you get in game, a pop up message will say there will be a background download for dlc which is all that locked stuff you see. The problem everyone is having is that that background download is not starting so were all stuck with an unplayable game. If you click any of the practice options or single fight, the game will just crash without any error message like you meant to close it. I will update the score once it gets fixed. Expand

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