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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: 26 out of 96
  2. Negative: 55 out of 96
  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. May 2, 2019
    10
    No se como lograron hacer que funcione tan bien el juego, ya le he dado muchas horas, acabo de matar mi segundo joycon de switch y no meNo se como lograron hacer que funcione tan bien el juego, ya le he dado muchas horas, acabo de matar mi segundo joycon de switch y no me arrepiento de nada.
    ¿Por que no otra versión teniendo pc? potabilidad, en pc comprare la versión con todo el contenido obviamente. Objetividad sin pobreza.
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  3. Apr 21, 2020
    8
    I understand the general disagreement with the game from others, but I've had quite an enjoyable experience for a casual gamer. Played withI understand the general disagreement with the game from others, but I've had quite an enjoyable experience for a casual gamer. Played with friends, enjoyed the story, didn't mind the extremely over violent bloody scenes. The mechanics can feel weird at times and confusing, since I cannot understand when the fatalities can be used exactly - sometimes it's a matter of chance? Nonetheless, I enjoyed the graphics, it runs smoothly on switch (mind you, I don't play online) and the rush of adrenaline keeps me entertained and on my toes. Truly enjoying this while quarantined. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    2
    I've played the game in ps4 and switch, the comparison is shocking, I understand the hardware differences are significant and can't expect tooI've played the game in ps4 and switch, the comparison is shocking, I understand the hardware differences are significant and can't expect too much. However, to pay 30 quid for the cartridge and still have to download 20gb of data to even play properly is the first annoyance, then even though the story is somewhat entertaining. Before you even start to think about enjoying the online and vs modes, you have to consider forking out a further 35 quid to buy the bundle pack to give most of the characters that you really want to play with. For me tHis is the defining big no no for purchasing the game and am seriously considering taking it back to the store for a refund. Avoid on the switch at all costs, but absolutely worth the money and time if its for another platform. Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2019
    0
    I gave up $100 for this game, including the dlc. Nintendo Switch Digital Kopy. I've never even considered spending that much on a game before,I gave up $100 for this game, including the dlc. Nintendo Switch Digital Kopy. I've never even considered spending that much on a game before, but I'm a huge fan so I threw down for my dudes at Netherealm. First of all, this is one of the best entries for Mortal Kombat, maybe the best. But I made the mistake of getting it on the switch, and it's an absolutely pathetic port. Do Not Buy This Version. From the fps problems to the sound just simply not playing during matches- it's simply unplayable. I implore you to ignore the professional reviewers that give this release a pass. M11K itself is a great game, and if it's a matter of being too hardware demanding for a switch port, then just don't release it on switch. That's much better than releasing a $100 scam. Wishing i could get my money back. Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2019
    0
    Games are being ruined by excessive grinding and microtransactions. There is no place for gambling systems in full priced games. Vote withGames are being ruined by excessive grinding and microtransactions. There is no place for gambling systems in full priced games. Vote with your dollars or this will just get worse and worse. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2019
    0
    This is a disgrace for a Mortal Kombat game, always online micro transaction hell with terrible voice acting, character designs are ugly toThis is a disgrace for a Mortal Kombat game, always online micro transaction hell with terrible voice acting, character designs are ugly to look at and has social justice nonsense.
    It has the grind and the monetization of a F2P game, the Krypt is one giant lootbox, the game has lots of grind wall, especially with the time and character towers, they sell time kristals, which are just the game´s premium currency like it was a cheap mobile game.
    Also, forcing your personal political agenda has no place in a MK game or in any game for that matter. Some tower endings are just the wet dreams of SJWs. Funny how MK, the game that helped to create the ESRB has fallen into censorship, killing and decapitation is good, bewbs are evil.
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