Mortal Kombat X
Summary: Absurd. Brutal. Superb. Balanced. Controversial. Mortal Kombat X may not be as earth-shattering as some of its predecessors and its monetization may leave a bad taste, but it is still a solid fighting game that delivers on the premise of over-the-top gory action
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That's Mortal Kombat in a nutshell: looking cool, even if there's not that much going on behind the curtain. Mortal Kombat X has some new tricks on offer, but the fun of the game is in its blood-splattering finishers and cocky jokes.
Fine fighter with an enjoyably daft story, marred by wobbly port to PC.
Great new characters, and sharper gameplay hooks make Mortal Kombat X the best game in the series.
Mortal Kombat X has tons of polish, unique mechanics, and the genre's best story mode, but it doesn't do enough to keep players invested if they weren't already planning on it.
The best new Mortal Kombat for years, with a fighting game experience that's as generous with the content as it is with the gore.
Brutally satisfying and enjoyable in its absurdity, Mortal Kombat X carries the franchise's flag high
After a bumpy initial roll out, the Faction Wars component seems to be mostly working as intended — though the reward for participating in faction-based battles feels like little more than a well-meaning distraction. Faction Wars just doesn't add a compelling reason to invest more time in Mortal Kombat X beyond the game's other competitive fighting modes.
Mortal Kombat X successfully continues the tradition of mixing a fighting game with gore-laced slapstick.
Mortal Kombat X deftly adds new characters, features and options while maintaining its signature over-the-top appeal.
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.