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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: 72 out of 98
  2. Negative: 6 out of 98
  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. Apr 15, 2015
    10
    I haven't played MK for many years but I have been looking forward to getting back in to it on the current gen. First impressions are it isI haven't played MK for many years but I have been looking forward to getting back in to it on the current gen. First impressions are it is what you would expect from MK - brutal. The X Ray moves are great to pull off as are the finishing moves.

    The graphics look great, the story keeps it interesting and it is genuinely fun to play with the moves not too hard to pull off after a bit of time.
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  4. 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
  5. Apr 16, 2015
    8
    Great game! a huge improvement on the last installment. The only let down being the DLC on launch day and all the crappy little microGreat game! a huge improvement on the last installment. The only let down being the DLC on launch day and all the crappy little micro transactions such as easy fatalities and unlocking the whole Krypt. Disappointing to see that they have strayed down the path of milking money out of there customers. Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2015
    7
    Mortal Kombat is a very nice game on Xbox one and surprisingly very polished on the Xbox one. It has very good fighting mechanics and thisMortal Kombat is a very nice game on Xbox one and surprisingly very polished on the Xbox one. It has very good fighting mechanics and this game is really the only fighting game I love for the exception of Injustice Gods Among Us.... I have read the all the new issues out of the comics of Mortal Kombat X and I feel the story line was way too quick which only gave me maybe about 5 hours of game play and did not match up in anyway with the comics which I did not like....... But the towers are very nice and are a good test for your ability they also have the old test your might and test your luck that really have been unchanged..... In conclusion if you are a casual fighting game kinda guy I would recommend you buy it but if you are a not really into fighting games this is not the game for you...... I give this a 7 because I am not too into fighting games but I do enjoy the story of Mortal Kombat and how they at least for a fighting game did not screw it up...... 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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