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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: 76 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. 100
    Mortal Kombat X is easily the pinnacle of Mortal Kombat, building on every improvement the series made in 2011, adding depth to the main fighter and delivering advancement to the modes that only NetherRealm could offer.
  2. Apr 13, 2015
    90
    Mortal Kombat X offers the best story mode I've ever personally seen in a fighting game. Its cohesive plot and extended cinematics makes you feel much more like a participant in a film than a player on the couch. The fighting is frantic, fluid, and dynamic, with the glorious goriness of the X-Ray moves often turning the tides of battle.
  3. Apr 17, 2015
    90
    The combat is rock-solid, and offers a technicality that may surprise those with a low opinion of the series.
  4. Apr 16, 2015
    84
    Mortal Kombat X is another superb entry in the franchise.
  5. May 18, 2015
    80
    Mortal Kombat X is the best in the series so far. It offers lots of things to do and a game mechanics that are easy to learn but difficult to master. Also the executions are more spectacular then ever before.
  6. Apr 17, 2015
    80
    Although you can't escape it, Mortal Kombat X's violence doesn't come at the cost of great gameplay design; it's either your punishment for failure, or your reward for mastering the art of kombat.
  7. Edge Magazine
    May 20, 2015
    50
    Netherrealm has taken a number of welcome steps forward with Mortal Kombat X, but no momentum is gathered, because it's stopped in its tracks by an avalanche of needless distractions, some miserable netcode and - oddly, for a game so obsessed with death in all its grisly forms - poor execution of decent ideas. [June 2015, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 183
  1. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    One of the best fighting games I've ever played. From story to production value to voice overs to character development. This game is justOne of the best fighting games I've ever played. From story to production value to voice overs to character development. This game is just mind blowing. The fact that each character has 3 fighting variation gives this game so much re-playability. Now add online LIVE towers and around 5-6 hour story mode and you have gotten yourself a complete game. Not to mention the excellent DLC characters that will be coming out later on.

    This is a MUST buy for any fighting fan, but also a great game to own if you have PS4/Xbox One. The graphics will blow your mind and you will be speechless.

    10/10. Next level game. Simply TOO TOO GOOD!
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  2. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    Superb graphics, perfect 60 frames per sec performance for the ps4 without a single frame drop . Mechanically flawless and the best fightingSuperb graphics, perfect 60 frames per sec performance for the ps4 without a single frame drop . Mechanically flawless and the best fighting game for the PlayStation 4 system. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    I didn't intend to write a review, but then I read some really stupid s... A dude was like "Liu Kang is not playable - 1/10." Let me start outI didn't intend to write a review, but then I read some really stupid s... A dude was like "Liu Kang is not playable - 1/10." Let me start out by saiying that Liu Kang is indeed playable, so do your research next time, please. Now for the review. Mortal kombat is awesome in every way. There is so much content i this game. I am new to the whole Mortal kombat stuff, but I have totally fallen in love with this franchise. The characters are unique and exciting, the story mode challenges modern Hollywood movies and the x-rays and fatalities are so disturbing and fun to watch. This is one of my favorite Fighters of all time. I can only recommend it to everybody! Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2016
    9
    This is by far the best Mortal Kombat game I have ever played. From the bone shattering x-rays to the bloody Fatalities. It have been best ifThis is by far the best Mortal Kombat game I have ever played. From the bone shattering x-rays to the bloody Fatalities. It have been best if they did not have a list of combos to where everytime you fight, you have to pause your game!!!!!!!!! 9/10. Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2015
    8
    MKX is the surprise great game of 2015. With retooled mechanics and surprising depth in both roster and content, Mortal Kombat is no longerMKX is the surprise great game of 2015. With retooled mechanics and surprising depth in both roster and content, Mortal Kombat is no longer a simplistic gore spectacle. That's not to say there isn't gore, there's buckets of that, but this time it's accompanied by a well developed fighter that plays as smooth as sub zero's ice puddles. The character models and level design are all labors of love with incredible detail, and extras in this game litter the "krypt," an underground treasure hunt filled with campy jump scares.
    Some key positives:

    Game play is thrilling, smooth, and fatalities/brutalities are disturbingly satisfying.

    Each character has three different modes, giving the game even more depth in choice, and allowing for a learning curve that both invites novices and rewards experts.

    Voice acting is also superb, taking the immersion to another level.

    Old favorites (Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, etc) collide with new, well conceived challengers. There are awesome outside cameos from The Predator and Jason Vorhees, also.

    Online play is smooth and engaging, the different modes give you great variety.

    Negatives:

    the one GLARING negative, which cannot be overlooked, is the price gouging. To get the complete game (Tremor, Tanya, Predator, Jason) you'll be shelling out $80 or more (you may have to also pay for Goro, depending on when/where you got the game.) It looks like there are other characters on their way as well, meaning the total cost of this game could exceed $100. While I'm all for paying for good games, this just feels like pick-pocketing. It's really a shame that such insidious business practices sully an otherwise great game. I'd give it a 10/10, otherwise.
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  6. May 3, 2016
    8
    To sum it up MKX is a fast paced, violent fighting game that sticks to its core. If you like any beat em ups of any sort, then this is a mustTo sum it up MKX is a fast paced, violent fighting game that sticks to its core. If you like any beat em ups of any sort, then this is a must own. Its far from perfect, but in an age dominated by First Person Shooters and Epic RPGs, MKX is a welcome addition to any shelf. - READ OUR FULL REVIEW AT: DIGITALCRITIQ(dot)COM Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2015
    0
    What i have bought here is an incomplete game. They make you buy the game which is limited so that you can spend more on dlc to feed theirWhat i have bought here is an incomplete game. They make you buy the game which is limited so that you can spend more on dlc to feed their greed. No care for the consumer here at all. No courtousy either to explain the extra time it takes to download portions of the game that remain unlocked. Terribly buggy game as well. Do not waste your time. Expand

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