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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    100
    It's perfectly brutal fun that will work in the right circle of friends or foes for months. Graphics, combat physics, interaction with the environment, diversity of characters and many more positives make this game an event of this season at least. [Issue#252]
  2. 90
    Its technically precise gameplay, lean storyline and gruesomely gorgeous graphics run circles around the previous entries in the series. To be honest, this could have been a perfect game if it didn’t feel like NetherRealm was constantly trying to get me to spend extra money on it.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    May 26, 2015
    90
    Fantastically violent and built for online players and loners alike. [Issue#124, p.72]
  4. Apr 17, 2015
    85
    While the netcode needs to be improved, offline kombatants will find plenty to do and can enjoy one of the best story modes in beat-em-up history. Dear or Alive? Tekken? Street Fighter? Finish Them!
  5. Apr 21, 2015
    85
    Overall, Mortal Kombat X is great. The small improvements in the fighting system make a huge difference for the better, and the new fighters feel like they fit perfectly with the old cast.
  6. Apr 15, 2015
    84
    Its universe keeps getting harder and harder to take seriously, and its microtransactions are borderline gross, but Mortal Kombat X is a great fighting game all the same.
  7. Apr 15, 2015
    80
    Mortal Kombat X moves forward with a snappier version of the previous game's fighting and some cool new characters, but the story and other features around the edges feel a bit rough in spots.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 88
  2. Negative: 4 out of 88
  1. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    My real score is 8. I just wanted to balance out the idiot who gave a zero because it is on Xbox one. This is supposed to be a game review,My real score is 8. I just wanted to balance out the idiot who gave a zero because it is on Xbox one. This is supposed to be a game review, not an Xbox vs ps4 review.

    Anyway been playing through the story and it's been very enjoyable so far. A decent campaign with some cool sequences and fights.

    The game mechanics feel very tight and accurate and things seem balanced so far. Everything feels smooth apart from some slowdown at the end of a fight but I'm sure they will patch this.

    The graphics are not amazing but they are decent and it looks vibrant and detailed.

    My only issue is that the premium seems overpriced for jus 4 characters and some skins.

    overall if you like fighting games and mortal kombat this is a solid game with lots of characters to try out.
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  2. Apr 20, 2015
    10
    Awesome game. Definetely even better then previous one. Only think I'm missing is pair play, but well I didn't play that mode much anyway. OnAwesome game. Definetely even better then previous one. Only think I'm missing is pair play, but well I didn't play that mode much anyway. On the other side specializations are adding nice touch, story is catchy, new characters are very good (that was my biggest fear before release) and overall I'm very happy about the game. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2019
    10
    História boa, gráficos bonitos e online bom. O problema é que os combos são difíceis de fazer, precisa ter técnica.
  4. Apr 30, 2015
    8
    I can't find any legitimate review that justifies a 7 out of 10. It deserves more than that, easily. It's not a 10, but it's high enough to beI can't find any legitimate review that justifies a 7 out of 10. It deserves more than that, easily. It's not a 10, but it's high enough to be good. The gameplay is good enough for a fighting game, the campaign is good, but not as good as MK9 or Injustice. The faction seems a bit wasted, but the invasions are very fun. I'm really just waiting for Jason Voorhees and Predator. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2016
    8
    * I wrote this review a while back, so I apologize if it seems outdated vs. the time it was release. I made some additions, but most of it was* I wrote this review a while back, so I apologize if it seems outdated vs. the time it was release. I made some additions, but most of it was done a year or so ago. *

    This game is a prime example of why this is the Golden Age of Fighting Games! First off, the gameplay is excellent, by far the best part of the game. The game features some of the goriest fatalities in Mortal Kombat history! This is not at all a game for the faint hearted. If you have issues with blood, or the sound of bones breaking, this is probably not a game you should try.

    Now, the story here may not be as good or as long as the story in Mortal Kombat IX, but it is still fun to play. My biggest concern with this game was the introduction of new characters. I was worried that they would replace the old ones and not be able to live up to the greats, such as Subzero, Scorpion, Johnny Cage, etc. Fortunately, the old characters are still here and will probably be with us for a long time. Some have aged, yes, but still here. The new characters are wonderful editions! Erron Black is probably my favorite of all the new ones, and the most fun to play as. Sadly, the game does not feature any maps with staged fatalities, babalities, friendships, etc. but it does add new finishing moves, probably the best one since the game was first created, called Quitalities, which occurs when a player quits in the middle of the game due to rage or whatever, the game officially ends, and as the victor, you are rewarded with a Quitality. Hilarious! There are some great new gamemodes, such as King of the Hill, that change to the entire gameplay experience. Krypt mode is as awesome addition, where you can spend in-game currency to unlock new fatalities, brutalities, costumes, etc.

    Unfortunately, some of the best new characters, such as D'vorah and Ferra/Torr, are really hard to play as and win. Scorpion is an overpowered character, as is Erron Black, and it's frustrating to try and play against them with any other character. Also, while I like the idea of the new character variation system, which adds a variety of different gameplay methods with the same characters, it seems very unbalanced. Some of the characters, such as Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs only have one good variation to choose and fight as. This is disappointing, considering I was really hyped for this addition to the game. Also, I was disappointed by the serious lack a diverse set of maps. I suppose the Fighter genre has never had too many, but I wanted more considering this is the next generation. The maps only difference in terms of gameplay variety is the setting and the interactions, and some maps crossover the same interactions, like throwing a fire pyre from a brazier. There is little difference to mention, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's similar to the movement system in Black Ops 3 (Black Ops 2, but you can walk on walls!! Who cares!?) Regardless, it's a minor complaint that I hope Netherrealms and Warner Bros. will address in future titles.

    Few things I would like for Netherrealms to add in the future, perhaps in upcoming DLCs, would be stage fatalities and more maps! Stage fatalities were a big part of MK9 that made the maps feel more diverse and unique. The interactions are a nice touch, but hardly worth mentioning, in my opinion.

    The game still suffers from matchmaking connection issues that plagued MK9. I prefer playing splitscreen over online in any Mortal Kombat game, but I know people who love online matchmaking will be pissed off by the connection issues. Hopefully, this gets better in the future.

    Lastly, I felt the faction system was very underdeveloped. You can choose between five factions, which have there own unique finishing moves, called Faction Kills, which you can unlock by winning battles against other players. Aside from this, that's about it. You may enter in Faction Wars, events that happen every so often, but winning battles for your faction doesn't reward you in any way.

    Overall, Mortal Kombat is a very good game. One of the best this year, but that's not saying much. The past few years have been plagued with many disappointing titles. This one just manages to not do that.

    Gameplay = 9/10

    Story = 7/10

    Multiplayer = 7/10

    Other (Graphics, Extras, Soundtrack, Voice Acting, etc.) = 8/10

    Overall = 8/10
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  6. May 9, 2016
    8
    I love the Mortal Kombat series BUT 1 thing that makes me angry is when i play online and get those players who spam the move over and overI love the Mortal Kombat series BUT 1 thing that makes me angry is when i play online and get those players who spam the move over and over again. Other then that it is a solid game. Expand
  7. Apr 14, 2015
    0
    Yet another disappointing game. Does not have classic characters like Liu Kang or Noob Saibot. DLC throughout, and a day 1 patch with a seasonYet another disappointing game. Does not have classic characters like Liu Kang or Noob Saibot. DLC throughout, and a day 1 patch with a season pass. No reason to purchase this one. Also, this one is on Xbox One, which cannot handle HD graphics or 60 fps. Framerate drops throughout, low res textures, poor xbox live performance, etc. Expand

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