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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: 16 out of 199
  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. Feb 16, 2016
    10
    NetherRealm have found their true calling with Mortal Kombat X. The most definitive Mortal Kombat game yet, expansive roster, variationNetherRealm have found their true calling with Mortal Kombat X. The most definitive Mortal Kombat game yet, expansive roster, variation system, most elaborate fighting system thus far for the series. Without a doubt MKX is the ultimate fighting game of this new generation! A true gem in the arena of fighting games, shining star on the PlayStation 4 platform! 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. Jan 1, 2016
    9
    The Mortal Kombat series hasn't disappointed in recent years, and Mortal Kombat X is no exception. The game is beautiful for one, crackingThe Mortal Kombat series hasn't disappointed in recent years, and Mortal Kombat X is no exception. The game is beautiful for one, cracking Scorpion's skull with your fist has never looked better. It's heaps of fun, whether or not you have PS Plus and access to multiplayer. Offline players will have the story mode, however short, local multiplayer of course, and towers. There are classic towers - ten fights against increasingly difficult opponents, Test Your Luck towers, my personal favourite, where every fight has random modifiers thrown in to make it more chaotic, and living towers, that change constantly as long as you have an internet connection (PS Plus isn't required here, to my knowledge). You'll also be able to join a faction. Pretty much everything you do earns points for your faction, and the faction with the most points at the end of a certain amount of time gets big rewards. If you have PS Plus, you'll get all of what you've come to expect from an online fighting game - 1v1, King of the Hill and stuff like that, along with some new game modes like online Test Your Luck. I haven't experienced much lag or any disconnects while online, but there are quite a few spammers and other unfair players that will ruin your match. As for characters, there are around 29, new and old, which doesn't seem like too many at first, but each character gets three variations, essentially tripling that number. If it still isn't enough, more can be obtained via DLC, including old favourites like Tanya, and licensed characters like Predator. Overall a great game that I'd absolutely recommend. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2015
    8
    Would have gotten a solid 9, but it takes ridiculously long to connect to the online servers. Aside from that, this game is great. A welcomeWould have gotten a solid 9, but it takes ridiculously long to connect to the online servers. Aside from that, this game is great. A welcome addition to the Mortal Kombat game series. Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2015
    8
    I have only played the game for a short while but I already like it more than 9. I have never been much of a Mortal Kombat person but thisI have only played the game for a short while but I already like it more than 9. I have never been much of a Mortal Kombat person but this game is changing that. The graphics are stunning and the characters fun to use. With tons of fatality's and brutality's to unlock and use there is a definite reason to come back and play. The campaign has a movie like feel to it with cut scenes but during the cut scenes are quick time events that let you at least feel like your helping. Servers worked for a while but seemed to be struggling but it is the first day of launch so not worried about the services. Overall, this game is worth the money if your a fan of MK or just fighting games period. Expand
  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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