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  • Summary: Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment,Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat's best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 25, 2019
    90
    Mortal Kombat 11 offers an extreme amount of customization and replayability all while maintaining its pure enjoyment when fighting.
  2. May 15, 2019
    90
    The randomization of Krypt rewards and the odd issue with the game's always-online nature can occasionally chip away at your patience, but Mortal Kombat 11 absolutely hits where it matters.
  3. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    Mortal Kombat 11 is the best Mortal Kombat since MK2, a bold and bombastic entry that boasts a fighting model that finally matches the slapstick theatrics of gory Fatalities. It's further proof that MK, much like Street Fighter, has just as much relevance today as it did in the '90s thanks to the way its evolved while retaining its core identity. On Switch, it's a performance-first experience that nails 60fps, and boasts every mode and mechanic from other versions, only with a noticeable downgrade in the aesthetics department. The heavy-handed application of microtransactions makes customisation far less appealing than it should, but if NetherRealm can redress the balance, MK11 could be a contender for the best fighter on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    Mortal Kombat 11 for Nintendo Switch is not the technical showcase we were hoping for. Nonetheless, the stable 60 fps gameplay delivers a solid experience, very rich in content.
  5. May 24, 2019
    80
    Fun, deep and full of content, Mortal Kombat 11 is a complete fighting package. However, little performance and aesthetic problems, as well as the reliance on an internet connection to play single player content, prevent the game from achieving its true potential on Switch.
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    78
    A version that imposes on players a long series of graphic compromises dictated, as usual, by the specifications of a hardware far less powerful than that of the living room counterparts.
  7. 65
    Mortal Kombat 11 is an incredible fighting game, and Shiver Entertainment’s work in porting the game to Switch is beyond impressive. I wish that I could’ve enjoyed playing it so much more, but the arduous grind for cosmetics permeates so strongly through the backbone of this game that picking it up to play at all can be frustrating. NetherRealm has promised a patch to make the grind easier, but all it seems to do is increase the rate you gain currency without removing the always-online restrictions. I hope that someday they relax a bit more and make Towers of Time more playable on the go, because right now I can’t recommend Mortal Kombat on Switch nearly as much as I want to.

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  1. Positive: 29 out of 102
  2. Negative: 57 out of 102
  1. Apr 23, 2019
    10
    All of the crap reviews that I am seeing by users is beyond baffling. I have played MK since the first game, and each iteration has been aAll of the crap reviews that I am seeing by users is beyond baffling. I have played MK since the first game, and each iteration has been a welcomed change or improvement for me. (Minus MK Mythologies). Yes, I do miss the days of the open 3D fighting world that MK brought us into after MK 4, but I have loved every new version of MK that has came out since 2011. That being said I am in love with this new game, the graphics are definitely not as good as the other console versions, but this is a MOBILE GAME. The Switch is running a MOBILE GRAPHICS CHIP. You should know by now what to expect from this console. Educate yourself before you make a purchase! This is 2019, you have the internet, look up freaking screenshots. This is the BEST looking MOBILE fighter I have ever played, all of the features from the other consoles are here, it's amazing. This is literally what I asked for. The game is just as brutal as the other versions but some decrease in fidelity, (which considering how graphic the game is, really isnt a bad thing for me personally.) Honestly the decrease in realistic graphics makes this feel more like i am playing a video game rather than watching real people be brutally murdered. LOL. (Odd point to make I know) If you are a Mortal Kombat fan and you own a Switch and want to play this on the go, get this version!!! It has all of the features as the others, same fatalities and same frame rate...I am in shock over how fluid it plays....Support developers bringing more games to Nintendo Switch, they deserve props for doing such amazing job. BTW, this IS NOT A PORT. IT WAS RELEASED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE OTHER CONSOLES, A PORT IS WHEN A GAME THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED IS "PORTED" TO ANOTHER PLATFORM, MONTHS OR YEARS AFTER ITS' INITIAL RELEASE!!! GEEZUS!!!!! I am giving this a 10 to balance out reviews. Although I would rate the Switch version a solid 8.5 a 1 point decrease from my rating for the other versions because, yes, in reality the graphics are lesser in quality when compared to the more powerful consoles, because once again it is a MOBILE GRAPHICS CHIP, (I am still impressed though). Summary of Scores: Gameplay: 9.5 Storyline: 8.5 Graphics 8.5 Sound: 8.0 Replayability: 10.0 Final Score: 8.5 Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2022
    10
    I would usually get a game like this for my PS4, but I wanted it handheld as well so I went Switch. The graphics and sound are great, a lotI would usually get a game like this for my PS4, but I wanted it handheld as well so I went Switch. The graphics and sound are great, a lot better then I was expecting. The character roaster is great, with customizable costumes. Fight feels good using both the Pro controller and the controls on the side of the Switch. Have not played MK since the arcades, and this feels great. Would recommended to any MK fans. Note, I have not played story mode, just straight on kombat. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2020
    8
    Good but little bit dumb story, which continues previous parts. Good gameplay and VERY HARD multiplayer. I love it.
  4. Apr 24, 2019
    2
    Conversione fatta bene e tecnicamente valida per Switch. Purtroppo è Only Online e punta tutto sulle microtransazioni, quindi come ci giochiConversione fatta bene e tecnicamente valida per Switch. Purtroppo è Only Online e punta tutto sulle microtransazioni, quindi come ci giochi senza una connessione alle torri o alla cripta? Non puoi, la portatilità che offre la console Nintendo non serve a nulla in questo gioco! Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2019
    1
    Always online requirement for single player content, grind is set up to encourage microtransactions, 1/10
  6. Aug 7, 2019
    0
    Worst story we've ever had in this franchise. Pathetic roster. Awful single player content and progression with god damn RNG and failedWorst story we've ever had in this franchise. Pathetic roster. Awful single player content and progression with god damn RNG and failed concept of towers of time (lol someone actually thought that consumables and modificators is a good idea lmao). AI battle (no comments. A mode for those who hate to play this game so much that they let it play for itself. And I thought I bought a full-fledged console game, not a freaking mobile crap).

    This game is one of the worst in a franchise right there with MK4 (just for different reasons).
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  7. Apr 24, 2019
    0
    I was just about to sit down and start playing when my wife's boyfriend walked in and slapped the Joycons out of my hand and said I wasn'tI was just about to sit down and start playing when my wife's boyfriend walked in and slapped the Joycons out of my hand and said I wasn't allowed to play this because it's too "WOKE".
    Gee thanks a lot Nether Realm. To make matters worse now I'm grounded for a week for talking back, and I think he is super dissappointed in me. He already refunded the game and preordered Samurai Showdown instead with the money. :(
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