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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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  1. Negative: 18 out of 213
  1. May 4, 2015
    10
    Great game! Fighting moves are awesome. Graphics are good. Combinations are great. Really brutal. Love how the bones crack, you can see everyGreat game! Fighting moves are awesome. Graphics are good. Combinations are great. Really brutal. Love how the bones crack, you can see every detail. Characters are very well done. Expand
  2. Jan 5, 2016
    10
    Just bought it and let me say one thing this is the best MK yet i mean over the generations look how far neather realm studios has come fromJust bought it and let me say one thing this is the best MK yet i mean over the generations look how far neather realm studios has come from graphics to every detail to character design i flat out loved it from the fatality's to the brutalities and now that i know that there is DLC comin i am even more excited i suggest you go out and spend every penny on it because it is worth it 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. Apr 22, 2015
    9
    Mortal Kombat X is the best the series has ever been. It does everything that the series has become known for so well, brutal combo-basedMortal Kombat X is the best the series has ever been. It does everything that the series has become known for so well, brutal combo-based combat and stomach-churning violence and gore, whilst adding so much more including - surpisingly - an enthralling and engaging story mode. Brilliantly designed Multiplayer and Online Interactivity also adds to the package. The "Pay to Make It Easier" DLC can be largely ignored, but a Publisher arbitrarily cutting content to sell on later cannot. Netherealm Studios have crafted a wonderful game that has sadly been sullied by Warner Bros trying to cash in. Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2015
    8
    I'm enjoying the game. Tower Challenges, Faction Challenges, a decent Story Mode and lots of unlockables in the Krypt give it a lot ofI'm enjoying the game. Tower Challenges, Faction Challenges, a decent Story Mode and lots of unlockables in the Krypt give it a lot of content. The actual combat and fighting is fun with lots of variety between styles. But what sucks is there's no Noob Saibot he's always been my favorite character to play with. Plus no Smoke, Cyrex, Sektor, or Baraka. I saw Baraka in story mode but cant use him. And I was looking forward to playing as Jason and Predator, too bad you gotta pay another $35 for them. I really miss the good ol' days when you advance in the game and you unlock characters and skins rather then having to buy them. Expand
  6. Jun 7, 2015
    7
    Pros: Solid fighter.

    Cons: Short story which doesn't include a bulk of the character roster, grinding for gold (or paying to unlock), &
    Pros: Solid fighter.

    Cons: Short story which doesn't include a bulk of the character roster, grinding for gold (or paying to unlock), & more m-m-m-micro transactions!
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  7. Apr 21, 2021
    0
    Este Juego es Malo. Es muy Violento y Sangriento, Esos Fatalities se mira que esta destruyendo el cuerpo humano y sus organos y se mira muchaEste Juego es Malo. Es muy Violento y Sangriento, Esos Fatalities se mira que esta destruyendo el cuerpo humano y sus organos y se mira mucha sangre al igual que los brutalities. No es Correcto Jugar esas Cosas. eso no le agrada a sus padres ni a sus abuelos por ese contenido mas violento y sangriento, La Violencia es Mala. NetherRealm Studios Deberia Cerrarse Para Siempre. Busco la manera de que sus padres no se enojen con sus hijos por jugar esas cosas no correctas, para que no los castiguen fuerte y le quiten todo. MORTAL KOMBAT ES PECADO. Expand

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