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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: 14 out of 184
  1. May 17, 2015
    10
    I haven't played the game but I've seen enough to say the game is great.Don't listen to the haters.Most of them hate on games because thereI haven't played the game but I've seen enough to say the game is great.Don't listen to the haters.Most of them hate on games because there crappy connection that is probably caused by someone watching YouTube in the house.Anyway NetherRealm did an excellent job on this game and it will take hours of playing to finally get bored and do something productive. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2017
    10
    Mortal Kombat X is by far the best Mortal Kombat game to come out in years. The attention to detail is absolutely insane. The story modeMortal Kombat X is by far the best Mortal Kombat game to come out in years. The attention to detail is absolutely insane. The story mode lacked a little bit with how short it was but the multiplayer is the best ive seen in any fighting game. There are so many characters and all of them have 3 different variations its so great. 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. Sep 3, 2015
    8
    Mortal Kombat X is awesome in every way. Only reason i will give a 8 is that the Kombat packs are way to expensive.Fatalities out of thisMortal Kombat X is awesome in every way. Only reason i will give a 8 is that the Kombat packs are way to expensive.Fatalities out of this world ,have been a fan since the arcade age and still LOVE IT #finishhim Expand
  6. May 2, 2015
    8
    Another example of how to upgrade an already excellent game (fighting in this very case) with neat ideas, game modes, actions and game modes.Another example of how to upgrade an already excellent game (fighting in this very case) with neat ideas, game modes, actions and game modes. Mortal Kombat X is one of the best beat ́em ups out there. 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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