Mortal Kombat X Reviews

Mortal Kombat X is ranked in the 91st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
ComicBook.com
Top Critic
Unscored
Sep 6, 2017

Overall, it seems NetherRealm decoded how to both make a fighting game with a great story, and also keep players coming back for more. While the learning curve is steep, its intention – making the game fun and challenging for all comers – is clear; as long as you can get over the stigma of playing on "very easy" if you must, that is. With so many fun new characters to master, longtime fans of the franchise may surprise themselves with how little they use their classic "mains" for the first several hours they play outside storymode. For newcomers, this also puts them on relatively equal footing, making it advantageous for both. If you've enjoyed any past Mortal Kombat games, or came into this style of fighter via Injustice, you'll find plenty to like here.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2016

Mortal Kombat X has surpassed my expectation of a fighting game. The impressive graphics, characters, smooth controls, and fun game modes makes MKX a worthy title to be added in your collection of games. The fatality and brutality are just, again, insanely awesome! More gore, more battle, more victory makes Mortal Kombat X the next-generation fighting game we've all been waiting for.

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Isaac Rouse
Top Critic
Feb 23, 2016

Although the console versions have slight advantages over this PC port, Mortal Kombat X's story, core gameplay and mechanics don't falter in comparison. If you're a PC-only gamer, this is the way to go.

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96%
Aug 25, 2015

Mortal Kombat X was built with value in mind. The studio wanted to give you the most modes, densest gameplay options within each mode, and the options to help you play the character you like the way you like to play them.

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8 / 10
May 23, 2015

No flawless victory, but the closest attempt yet

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8 / 10.0
May 11, 2015

Ultimately what NetherRealm have done is moved the needle forwards in their execution of a proper fighting game. It's very Mortal Kombat which is what the fans would want. It has a story mode similar to that which has gone before, again a major bonus given it's unmatched by any game except for NetherRealm's input to date. The mechanics have been built on, with more complexity and depth, designed to attract fans of other series. The content is sizable and will keep happy Kombatants going for weeks. If you're a completionist, expect to play for tens of hours as you work towards that platinum trophy. So then: it's Mortal Kombat, improved. It's an evolution and not a revolution, and that's what fans would have wanted.

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Unscored
May 10, 2015

Mortal Kombat X stands tall as the pinnacle of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

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80 / 100
May 10, 2015

Despite some callous priorities in ensuring paychecks, Mortal Kombat X is a sturdy fighter with sound technical design and enough auxiliary choices to stay exhilarating for dozens of hours.

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8.9 / 10.0
May 9, 2015

We've waited 4 years for a new Mortal Kombat to come along and now it's here. Microtransaction controversy aside, this could very well be the best game in the long running series to date. Now if you would "Get Over Here!"

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4.3 / 5.0
May 9, 2015

Overall, though, MKX provides a great fighting experience with an extra helping of fixins to keep players coming back to the table. If you enjoyed MK9 and Injustice or are looking for a solid alternative to Street Fighter, you'll want to chuck a chain spear toward MKX and yell "get over here." Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

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8.7 / 10.0
May 5, 2015

This is an excellent fighter with a solid narrative and a lot of variety to offer. The carnage is *beyond* overwhelming though.

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8 / 10
May 1, 2015

All in all though, Mortal Kombat X is a solid entry in the series. Some decisions relating to microtransactions and network code for online play mar the experience, but there's very little else that comes in the way of this being one of the better fighting games available for fans and newbies alike.

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May 1, 2015

The part of the game that matters is an impressive romp for anyone whose inner adolescent is looking for a cheap, satisfying, bloody thrill.

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May 1, 2015

Consider Mortal Kombat X your first essential fighting game of the new generation of consoles. It's best enjoyed with local friends thanks to the easily memorised combos and buckets of gory X-Ray moves and finishers. The story and lengthy Tower options will pad out the single-player experience, but the online match ups are reserved for the more hardcore player.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2015

Mortal Kombat X is a must buy for diehard fans and aspiring fighters alike. While the story mode falls a bit short, it's more than made up for with the character variations, solid online servers and an ever changing Live Towers game mode.

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Erik Kain
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2015

It may not do anything spectacularly well, or bring anything too new or innovative to the genre, but what it does it does well, bringing gamers a solid fighting experience that can appeal to relative newbs like me as well as more stalwart fans.

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8 / 10
Apr 29, 2015
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Alan Bell
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2015

Mortal Kombat X is a mechanically clean and visually grisly release that comes highly recommended for all fans of the fighting genre.

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7 / 10
Apr 27, 2015

Not NetherRealms finest, but still a solid fighter.

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Az Elias
Top Critic
8 / 10
Apr 27, 2015

More stages, combo challenges, and a tag mode would have really helped to up the value, but don't let that be the downfall - Mortal Kombat X should satisfy any fighting game enthusiast.

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