Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. CD-Action
    May 30, 2016
    95
    The ultimate edition of the best fighting game currently available. [05/2016, p.59]
  2. Mar 7, 2016
    94
    If you've waited this long to enter the tournament of Mortal Kombat, wait no longer -- MKXL is a stellar release, combining exquisite fighting with a massive amount of content.
  3. Mar 10, 2016
    90
    It’s literally just Mortal Kombat X, which is already an excellent game and anyone interested in a few of the eight characters may just want to purchase them a-la-carte.
  4. Mar 9, 2016
    90
    Mortal Kombat XL is a fantastic addition to the base game, adding characters that somehow fit extremely well in the roster.
  5. Mar 6, 2016
    88
    This gruesomely brutal game will surely quench any fighting fans thirst as it’s about the best Mortal Kombat game we have seen to date.
  6. Mar 15, 2016
    86
    For whoever missed the original game last year, this is a perfect time to get back to it.
  7. Apr 6, 2016
    85
    This is still that good fighting game from last year, without any significant additions nor massive changes besides new characters and cosmetics. With improved netcode and all balance fixes NetherRealm has released so far, Mortal Kombat XL is nearly a flawless victory.
  8. 82
    Mortal Kombat XL is basically a huge all-you-can-eat for fighting games fans. It's not polished as Street Fighter V, but the gameplay is fast-paced and fun, and bound to keep your stomach full for a long, long time.
  9. Mar 17, 2016
    80
    Mortal Kombat XL is the total package for newcomers, with a lot of content and fighters included. The first day fans however pay a hefty price to get all the new content.
  10. 80
    As far as feature-complete packages go, Mortal Kombat XL is among the best examples of a plentiful bounty of playing options. It's not the greatest, nor the deepest, fighting game around, but it is gleefully gory fun for long stretches.
  11. Mar 9, 2016
    80
    Mortal Kombat XL is a perfect entry for those who missed this excellent fighting game when it came out.
  12. 80
    A fighting gaming bursting with content, as well as severed body parts, and more of both makes this XL edition particularly good value for money.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 316 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 316
  1. Mar 16, 2016
    10
    GREAT, Absolute fun. play it when people come over and everybody will want to join in. fun party game or play alone and indulge in story modeGREAT, Absolute fun. play it when people come over and everybody will want to join in. fun party game or play alone and indulge in story mode and tower mode. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2016
    10
    I love everything about this. game , well produced , good mechanics and game fights lots of online contents if you like arcade games youI love everything about this. game , well produced , good mechanics and game fights lots of online contents if you like arcade games you shall get it. Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2016
    10
    so much fun a great game to challenge your friends and it feels like if you're playing the arcade version of mortal kombat but with greatso much fun a great game to challenge your friends and it feels like if you're playing the arcade version of mortal kombat but with great graphics and lots of cool features. Full Review »