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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: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  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. 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
  3. Mar 6, 2019
    8
    Pretty good. My first bought mk game. PS3 version is better, though. A nice little gap between the death and rebirth of mk
  4. Jun 27, 2017
    7
    Nice fighting game, especially if you like Mortal Kombat games or the DC universe. However, even though I played for quite a long time, thereNice fighting game, especially if you like Mortal Kombat games or the DC universe. However, even though I played for quite a long time, there are few options other than the single and the online modes. I would not even consider the kombo challenge, as it is just stupidly difficult and does nothing but frustrate you. As I see it, a game can be hard, but in a different and more coherent way. Expand
  5. KnightMare
    Nov 25, 2008
    6
    I am deeply saddend that this franchised has been hit with scorpions spear..... This game lacks the wow effect that should have been carried I am deeply saddend that this franchised has been hit with scorpions spear..... This game lacks the wow effect that should have been carried on from at least the first mortal kombat. the teen rating really kills the maturity of this game which is what mad MK, well, Mk! I can stress enough about the WOW factor and i think another voter said it best. the game is "meh" i was not very enthused to play this game and took it back within an hour for return to pick up something more promising. the "special" moves, or lack thereof are not so well.......special at all with the acception of a chosen few. green lantern especially. he's an awsome D.C. character but boy did they drop the ball on this one in my opinion. if you have kids but dont want them to play nothing to hardcore but entertaining, this ones for them, for all the hardcore mortal kombat fans, and even the D.C. fanboys, we might wanna wait a good while longer for something a lot more mature Expand
  6. Jan 13, 2013
    6
    The game didn't need to link itself to mortal kombat and would have been stronger if it had more DC characters. Despite its gameplay managesThe game didn't need to link itself to mortal kombat and would have been stronger if it had more DC characters. Despite its gameplay manages to fudge up with its horrible story. 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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