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Mortal Kombat X

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, NetherRealm Studios
Apr 13, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

8.4 / 10
PC Gamer
69 / 100
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
8.5 / 10
8 / 10

Mortal Kombat X Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Great Roster

High-Quality Story Mode

Fantastic Core Gameplay

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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Critic Reviews for Mortal Kombat X

Great new characters, and sharper gameplay hooks make Mortal Kombat X the best game in the series.

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Fine fighter with an enjoyably daft story, marred by wobbly port to PC.

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No Recommendation / Blank

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.

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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.

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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.

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Brutally satisfying and enjoyable in its absurdity, Mortal Kombat X carries the franchise's flag high

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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.

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Mortal Kombat X successfully continues the tradition of mixing a fighting game with gore-laced slapstick.

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