Percentile Rank

Mortal Kombat 11 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 146 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 146 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Apr 22, 2019
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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 22, 2019
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The A.V. Club
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 24, 2019

The game, just like the last one, is the ultimate expression of what Mortal Kombat can and should be, whatever positive or negative connotations that may imply.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 24, 2019

Whether you’re a longtime fan or just looking for a story mode to grind, or even just interested in learning a little more about fighting games outside of simply mashing the buttons, there is something for everyone in Mortal Kombat 11 — or at least, everyone who can stomach the extreme violence and gore.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Apr 30, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the richest and most complete game of the series. Despite that, it leaves players with a bittersweet taste with its needless grinding and microtransactions.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 30, 2019

This is a remarkably good fighting game, and it feels like a disservice to the craftsmanship of its creators not to acknowledge that.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
May 1, 2019

There's a lot to love about Mortal Kombat 11. The grind, though, can do one.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Ars Technica
Aurich Lawson

Top Critic

Unscored
May 3, 2019

Mortal Kombat and excessive violence had gone hand in hand from the start. But MK11 can feel like it's trying too hard, with animations that start to feel dragged out and forced. More respect for the viewer's time would have been nice. Ending a match with a long Fatal Blow and then getting the invitation to perform the fatality right after can feel like the Simpsons meme: "Stop, stop! He's already dead!"

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Player2.net.au
B
B
May 5, 2019

Despite a few issues regarding in-game currency and unlockables, MK11 is the best the franchise has ever been. Fans of one-on-one fighters and/or over-the-top gore shouldn’t hesitate to buy

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Checkpoint Gaming
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
May 5, 2019

It may not be a flawless victory, but Mortal Kombat 11 puts up one hell of fight.

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Expansive
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Apr 24, 2019

For me, it shows how deep the MK lore has become, how many interesting and surprisingly well-developed characters the games have, and how easily the franchise could carve out a narrative-focused niche for itself.

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Scored Reviews

Windows Central
Apr 23, 2019

Overall, Mortal Kombat 11 is a stellar fighting game and is one of the best ones ever made in my opinion. The depth and variety it offers are unparalleled, even by the likes of Injustice 2, another NetherRealm creation. There are so many characters to customize and master — with many more on the horizon — which should keep you enthralled for months to come.

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Rapid Reviews UK
5 / 5
5 / 5
Apr 24, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest game in the 25-year history of the franchise continuing from the massive success of the last few titles under the helm of Netherealm studios. It’s been four years since MK10, and we have had Injustice 2 in between which has had an impact on the way we play this current title, for the better of which I will cover later on in this review.

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Heavy
9.8 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

9.8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

As far as 2019 fighting games go, Mortal Kombat 11 easily tops the competition.

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Rectify Gaming
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

It’s not a flawless victory, but Mortal Kombat 11 is a superb fighting game that’s sure to please veterans and newcomers alike.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Stuffed with masses of modes and a veritable avalanche of stuff to do, Mortal Kombat 11 is the best the series has ever looked, sounded and most importantly, played. Oh and it doesn't hurt either that it just so happens to have one of the best story modes ever made, too.

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Jogazera
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the most complete games available within the fighting genre. The story mode brings exactly what we expected from NetherRealm as well as several online and offline modes, suiting all players.

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CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 isn't just a fantastic entry into this long running franchise, it's a stunning example of how much value and content developers can pack into the fighting game genre

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COGconnected
93 / 100
93 / 100
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a culmination of so many great features from across the franchise. Offering a blockbuster narrative with seamless transitions, real character development, incredibly helpful tutorials and a varied roster to choose from.

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Geek Culture
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

The best Mortal Kombat ever made, there is no reason not to join the fight with gorgeous visuals to boot.

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IGN Italy
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 has all it takes to be the new king of fighting games. A must-have for both veterans and new players.

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Digital Chumps
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

In sum, the MK11 experience is superb and easy to recommend to any fan of the series or fighters in general.

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PowerUp!
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is another brilliant entry in a franchise that has been on an upward trajectory for the last few games

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AbsoluteXbox
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
May 6, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a game that offers a great fighting experience, and one that offers blood, gore and victory galore.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a high-budget fighting game with great graphics, a huge amount of content, cool combat system and an interesting story mode, in which fanservice is successfully combined with a an intrigue. This game will definitely not disappoint you.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 22, 2019

The Mortal Kombat series is truly experiencing a renaissance with the most consistent output since the original trilogy in recent years. Mortal Kombat 11 now continues that trend by giving fans of the series a nostalgia fueled story that somehow manages to mesh perfectly with the present day story presented across the last few games

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is both joyful and frustrating. It's far and away a superior game to Mortal Kombat X where it truly matters - the roster is strong and varied, the visuals are phenomenal, and the flow of battle is as sharp as ever. If you play with friends, solid online offerings will deliver in droves. If you're thinking of playing solo, although Story mode is some of Netherrealm's best, the grind to unlock everything beyond that is sobering. It's this grind that means Mortal Kombat 11 stands besides Mortal Kombat X, and not above it.

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PushStartPlay
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is an absolute brutal treat from start to finish with a level of depth unrivalled from any game in its genre.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

In short, a spectacular game, a chulísimo story mode, the most gore delivery of the saga, some of the most impressive fatallities of the franchise, varied template, single player modes, lots of content, seriously I say, get with this game.

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Game Rant
May 2, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 delivers an engrossing, content-rich fighting game experience that stands as one of the best entries in the long-running, blood-soaked franchise.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 1, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 offers the same gory, over-the-top violence that we've come to love from the series. The story is interesting, meshing past and present together in a fun way. Several modes offer replayability, but the grinding resources for the Krypt may get tedious.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 30, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t perfect, but it’s close enough for me to easily recommend it to anyone who wants to have a bloody good time with friends or on their own. I hope the progression system gets some major work done, but the story is great and the kombat itself has never been better.

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Bazimag
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

A complete and challenging gameplay, stunning visuals, detailed animations along with memorable music, all are the reasons for Mortal Kombat 11 to be the best Mortal Kombat in the last few generations of video games. Add to these, a very useful tutorial, good netcode, various online options and a vast customization system, and you will have one of the best Fighting games of this generation in front of you. I just wished developers didn't lock a big portion of customization content behind different game currencies and a need to always being connected to internet, otherwise it would have been a flawless game.

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Digital Trends
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 delivers the best fighting gameplay in the franchise to date, with a healthy dose of style.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

A bone-breaking blast of bloody fun, Mortal Kombat 11 is a celebration of ultra-violence that pushes the franchise forward to gloriously gory new heights.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 22, 2019

Whether you just plan on stopping by for the story and messing around with friends locally every once in a while, or plan on going hardcore into online play, you’ll have plenty to do, and you’ll have plenty of fun doing it until whenever the next Mortal Kombat game comes out some time in the next generation.

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Zoomg
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is not only one of the best in this franchise, but also a great evolution for Netherrealm Studios fighting games. great blend of fan favorite features with some changes like addition of Fatal Flows or new attack and defend gauges make this game a very fun and competitive title to play.

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MMOGames
9 / 10.0
MMOGames
TheDCD

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

While some things could still use slight cleanup, what Mortal Kombat 11 brings to the table is more than hearty – provided you can stomach all the tearing apart these warriors do. If you can take a few fatalities into your system, you’ll love what this game can do for you. NOW FIGHT!

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GamesFinest
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 16, 2019

"Mortal Kombat 11" lives up to the epic beatings and turns out to be a true circumference bombast in the test. A revised fighting system, fluid moves and a reduced tempo make the fighting sequences even more complex and unique. Numerous game modes, lots of loot boxes and items as well as a brand new customization system ensure that the player's motivation remains at a permanently high level. If you want a bit of variety apart from the single player campaign, you can of course also fly your fists against other players in multiplayer. All in all, "Mortal Kombat 11" offers everything that an epic thrashing game needs and is as relentless as ever.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a tale of two games- the one where everything just feels fantastic, the fighting, the story, the visuals. They combine to create one of the best fighting games ever crafted. Then there is the other side where grinding for all the cool stuff the game has is a real chore. I

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Electric Bento
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is filled to the brim with incredibly characters and game modes. You'll come for the story mode, but stick around for the Towers of Time.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Get over here!

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 8, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 hits where it counts, with smart refinements to a deep and exciting fighting system, entertaining story mode, and rewarding persistent content.

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Gamefa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the best installment in MK series and more importantly, it is one of the best fighting game ever. with huge amount of content, amazing roster, valuable story mode, tons of customization and very deep combat, Mortal Kombat 11 is the game that you must experience, either you are a fighting games fan or not. There are proplems like unbalanced frustrating loot system and abscence of some of the best characters in the series, but in the end, so many amazing aspects of the game, don't let these problems stay in the way of calling Mortal Kombat 11 a "Fightnig Masterpiece"

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My Games Lounge
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 19, 2019

I had a blast doing this MK11 review, a game I really enjoyed. Yes, there are some issues with the game being on the grinding side and I do hope work on these continue with patches incoming all the time. But with an epic story, with choices and different options to make you go back for more. Loads of towers and great online play. Plus, really deep character customisations and options. Mortal Kombat 11 packs quite the punch in terms of content.

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Pure Nintendo
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 offers an extreme amount of customization and replayability all while maintaining its pure enjoyment when fighting.

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

One of the Best Mortal Kombat games with roster of new and returning characters, cool gameplay, funny story and of course, new FATALITY.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 25, 2019

Despite the faff and taint of shady modern practices, it is still a competent and well worked fighter. The length of moves and tricks at hand, as well as the wealth of extra skills to learn is staggering, coupled with a very strong roster of new and old favourites. Combat has been reworked and tweaked to suit a faster fight system, and there is enough customisation to suit most kinds of playstyle for each character. Push aside the flaws and embrace it for the legacy that Mortal Kombat has created for itself.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
VideoGamer
Mike Harradence

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 sees the franchise at its strongest yet, with finely-tuned scrapping and an ample amount of content providing one of the most rewarding fighting games of the generation.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 feels amazing to play, with plenty of depth and individuality in each fight. The Krypt's randomness of unlocking gear is annoying, and some Towers of Time challenges are unnecessarily difficult, but this is still a must have for fighter enthusiasts.

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Game Revolution
Apr 29, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11’s toned down yet more tactical play gives it its own style that also remains true to the heart of the series. Although the franchise has been all about ripping out beating hearts, MK11 thankfully knew to leave that heart intact.

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PCMag
May 23, 2019

Featuring improved animations, more body-wrecking moves, and enhanced gameplay, Mortal Kombat 11 is the best entry in the long-running series. Unfortunately, some in-game shop elements, as well as the grind needed to obtain particular items, are annoying.

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 29, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is an excellent fighting game. It offers many new features in its gameplay, including elements that bring innovation in mechanics that most developers do not usually risk altering - and that's a pretty positive thing. The story mode is still great, although its conclusion is somewhat disappointing. The different game modes are great as well, like the vast tutorial, the functional online, Towers and Krypt. It's in Krypt, however, that you'll notice that you'll have to play for a long time to get access to a lot of game content and this can be a little discouraging.

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 26, 2019

. If the grind gets cut back and maybe the internet restrictions relaxed, it could end up becoming one of the most solid and beloved entries in the series.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
May 7, 2019

I came, I crushed, I conquered. That's Mortal Kombat 11 in a nutshell. Highly recommended for newcomers and long time fans both.

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GameSkinny
Apr 29, 2019

Almost three decades since the original, Mortal Kombat 11 proves the fighter's might is still strong.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

I have no doubt that Mortal Kombat 11 is the best game in the series thanks to the incredibly deep combat mechanics, customization options and addictive addictive extra activities. Not the mention that game brings new meanings to the word "bloody."

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

An easy to learn yet hard to master fighter with a feature rich package and plenty of content to keep players busy for tons of hours.

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GearNuke
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 feels like a highly polished fighting game with a great story campaign. There are certain issues with the game balance and economy that make it somewhat less appealing, but the developers so far have been quite vocal and open about resolving it, which is encouraging and shows a promising future. Given some time, this could be an easy contender for the best Mortal Kombat released so far.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
89 / 100
89 / 100
Apr 22, 2019

I think players who like fighting games will be satisfied with the game. Although you don't have much to do with fighting games, you can have fun with the story of Mortal Kombat 11.

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Gamersky
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2019

I am not a huge fan of bloody violence, but I am still attracted by MK11's beautiful art style, great graphics, interesting game systems, and tons of game modes, including a very detailed teaching mode. No doubt it is the best of the whole series.

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Atomix
89 / 100
89 / 100
Apr 30, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best games of the franchise and will surely become the best fighting game of this year. The new features that have been added to the gameplay, make each game is highly tactical, forcing the player to stop a bit and think about what he is going to do in his next move.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Apr 22, 2019

A new proof of Netherrealm's expertise. It surely shows some lack of new ideas, but everything that's included in the game is really well done.

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IGN Spain
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 doesn't change many things. The series of Ed Boon and NetherRealm is still alive. This new game is deep and it is full of content. The Fatal Blow is a good idea, and visually he continues to be brutal and spectacular, although it is running in Unreal Engine 3. The new characters and modes are great.

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Xbox Achievements
88%
88%
Apr 22, 2019

You need only look at Mortal Kombat 11 to see that it's a cut above many fighting games currently on the market. Fleshing out what NetherRealm has previously brought to the table, Mortal Kombat 11 not only draws upon the series' legacy in a way that will delight fans, but will also appeal to fighting aficionados of all kinds.

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Everyeye.it
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

The eleventh chapter of the saga signed by Netherrealm and published by Warner Bros. Games is a concentration of new mechanics and classic elements, masterfully united under the sign of an above-average production

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Spaziogames
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

A Mortal Kombat with great customization possibilities and lot of single player content, even sometimes grinding could be avoided. We loved the more tactical gameplay that leaves to the player much more control over the simple combo connection.

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GamePro
88 / 100
88 / 100
Apr 23, 2019

The best Mortal Kombat to date: bloodthirsty spanking fun with immense scope, but also extreme grind.

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PlayStation Galaxy
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
May 8, 2019

No matter where you want to hang your hat, be it single player mode, casual multiplayer, or the ultra-competitive mode, you will have a great return for your investment. It’s really fun, no matter what you do, except if you are a Completionist who likes to 100% the whole game… it is going to be a daunting task, no doubt about it.

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IGN Middle East
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is possibly the best game in the series yet, thanks to its smooth fighting mechanics, and fun online and local modes. However, the awful microtransactions and the grind required to unlock items truly hampers the overall experience.

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Remote Play
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
May 4, 2019

This is the best Mortal Kombat game yet

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Cerealkillerz
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

Though the Netherrealm Studios delivered with Mortal Kombat XI a polished title with a great production and a overall well made storymode, the excessive grind to unlock new costumes might scare off some players over time and the adaption of existing bugs from its predecessors crosses our lack of understanding, but fans of the series and friends of gory fighting games still get served well and extensive.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

With this installment of the saga, we will enjoy visceral, fluid combats, a story in campaign mode that has no waste and everyone should play, but, above all, we will enjoy an unlimited fun with its game modes .

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 offers a fantastic middle ground of depth and accessibility, providing tactical excitement in a beautifully presented, densely packed, and easily digestible package. NetherRealm's latest title is a resounding success.

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MSPoweruser
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

If it wasn’t for Towers of Time’s reliance on grinding, Mortal Kombat 11 probably would have been my favourite fighter of the generation

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The Games Machine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is probably the best chapter in the entire saga. Visuals, soundtrack and gameplay have reached an astonishing level of depth. Unfortunately, being forced to be always online and a progression system that seems a bit too random prevent this fighting game to become the masterpiece it deserves to be.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2019

Fortunately, when it comes to providing action-packed, violent fun, there is no other fighting game in the market that can achieve such flawless victory.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a first-class fighting game experience, featuring rock-solid core mechanics, impressive production values, and a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside the summer's biggest blockbusters. Of course, the game also suffers from some of the drawbacks of big-budget game development, including grindy customization and tacked-on microtransactions, but that stuff is largely superfluous. Beneath the triple-A fat, Mortal Kombat's bloody heart still beats as strong as ever.The links above are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Wccftech.com may earn from qualifying purchases.

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PC Gamer
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 26, 2019

A deep, customisable fighter that just happens to include the best video game movie never made.

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ThisGenGaming
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 6, 2019

Mortal Kombat has never been better. It blends gameplay from past & present into a potent and bloody mix. A well-thought-out story mode elevates it into the top tier of fighting games. Flawless Victory!

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GameCrate
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

Moral Kombat 11 is one half perfect fighting game, one half exploitative mobile game. It's worth playing despite its flaws, but it easily stands as an example of how even the best games can be ruined by questionable monetization practices.

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Glitched Africa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 takes everything we love from the franchise and turns it up to 11 even with a disjointed story and very slow progression.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

The solid fighting mechanics, lengthy story mode, beautifully grotesque presentation, consistent performance, countless unlockables, and customization options all add up to an overall enjoyable experience that fighting game fans should not miss.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11's fighting, story, graphics and mechanics should have the game piercing the stratosphere, but the persistent online direction the progression systems have taken feels like something belonging to a free-to-play game.

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Impulsegamer
4.2 / 5.0
4.2 / 5.0
Apr 30, 2019

Must-play for fans and newcomers looking for an in-depth fighting game with shamelessly over-the-top violence, time-travelling shenanigans, and creative ways to beat foes to a bloody pulp.

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GBAtemp
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a very divisive game, most notably due to the heavy focus on unlockables and in-game kurrency, but if you look past that, it's a very competent and enjoyable fighting game that I would happily recommend. I have no doubt that it will become a staple of tournaments in the coming future, and it deserves to - it polishes the kombat model introduced in MK9 and MKX, making it a fighting game to die for.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

A great game that will likely be even better soon, Mortal Kombat 11 offers plenty for any fighting game fan, though it does need some refinement with regards to certain modes and features.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 features an addictive core gameplay loop and a ton of interesting gameplay modes, but some weird grinding mechanics with the gear system and Towers of Time may put off some players.

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Flickering Myth
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

NetherRealm bolsters their penchant for delivering the most accessible and effort-filled fighting games around, even if Mortal Kombat 11 does feel a little overstuffed with Things To Do.

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Echo Boomer
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 5, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 feels like a celebration for this series. Comes with a refined, precise and familiar gameplay, it has a lot of content to be played solo or against other players, and it offers enough accessibility mechanics to became friendly to newcomers without compromise more challenging experiences.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 6, 2019

When I started writing this review I had mixed feelings about Mortal Kombat 11. The story was a blast and the core fighting mechanics are fantastic, but the badly judged progression system was such a massive grind. Since then, though, I’ve had to re-write chunks of this review to reflect the updates that NetherRealm have put out. I can’t speak for the future and where things might go, but for now they’ve managed to really improve the economy. Hopefully they’ll continue on the path of goodness. So, before the updates Mortal Kombat 11 was going to score less, but now I feel happy giving it….

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 22, 2019

A fun game that is presented well and is rich in content. A solid foundation marred by a slog to obtain items in the single player mode.

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Screen Rant
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the best fighting game in years, featuring polished combat and a ridiculously fun story.

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PC Invasion
May 6, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 pushes the brutal fighting action up to new levels, but fighting can quickly turn into a chore once the initial dust settles.

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Spiel Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 7, 2019

While the game is a stunning visual masterpiece, with a more in-depth fighting system catering to the pro circuit and silky smooth online services, I cannot help but feel disappointed by what NRS did with their microtransactions and overall loot cycle.

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Guardian
Apr 30, 2019

The extreme violence will deter some, but this over-the-top fighter has brains as well as shock value

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Bloody Disgusting
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a great fighter, perhaps the best the series has been to date. It’s a visual spectacle filled with lots of ways to play for players of all skill levels, and features the most enjoyable fighting game story I’ve ever gone through. It also has some boring new characters, crippled further by the extensive customization suite, and a growing disconnect between the regular fighting and the fatalities. Small issues, but issues all the same. Still, you’ll probably be having too much fun to care.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

Most of the content is amazing and fun, but the loot issues and microtransactions come close to being a self-inflicted Fatality for NetherRealm

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The Outerhaven Productions
Apr 29, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 serves up everything that you would expect from an MK game. Gore, broken bones, fatalities, brutalities, great combat, and a solid netcode. The Story Mode was entertaining for a bit but felt a bit cheesy. The Towers and The Krypt are things you could skip if you don't care about cosmetics.

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The Angry Joe Show
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 11, 2019
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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 3, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is an outstanding fighting game with new, more deliberate mechanics, a spectacular story mode, and loads of online and offline content.

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Game Debate
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 18, 2019

All in all, Mortal Kombat 11 is a great package, and nicely fleshed out with a ton of content and modes for both the casual fighting game players like myself and the hardcore community who want to get stuck into the online battling. The heavy involvement of microtransactions can be an annoyance, for sure, but there's more than enough to get busy with to help beat the grind.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is everything that we expected from NetherRealm Studios. The combats are as intense and bloody as ever, and the story is more than what you'd expect from a fighting title. The only downsides here would be the extreme need for grinding in order to unlock new items and some bad character actings, which prevent MK11 from becoming the ultimate fighting experience.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
Gadgets 360
By Gagan Gupta |

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

That said, there's clearly a lot more done right that wrong in Mortal Kombat 11. It stands out as the best entry in the new trilogy and presents you with a lot to explore, learn and even master. That is why Mortal Kombat 11 will continue to be the game that you're playing in-between other games, long after you're done with it.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a very beautiful and enjoyable fighting game, and has a lot to give. Fans of the franchise and newcomers will a find something very technical and deep, with a lovable campaign plenty of game modes and even some quite intersting tutorials. A serious contender in its genre for 2019.

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Just Push Start
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 25, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 looks great and manages to make things fascinating to watch. With the ability to interact with people and tons of new and comical finishing moves, it has a lot to delight fans. Even if fatal blows and the unlock system need to be reworked, it's still a good fighting game. At most, I'd say it's something to be cautious of and certainly see what, if anything, changes in the future, it just hinges on what you want. Those looking to fight people online or just love the franchise will likely have a blast, it's those who really care about cosmetics that might take a hit.

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TrueGaming
8 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

The gory fighting game isn't back with just a number of new fatalities, its new strategy based fighting system and the abundance of game modes makes it a must buy for the genre veterans.

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Telegraph
Apr 25, 2019

Despite all that, it’s easy to recommend the game because all the RPG elements and Towers of Time nonsense aside, it is a fantastic fighter at heart, albeit one that teases how it could’ve been better still.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

Despite being damaged by the built-in grind, Mortal Kombat 11 is well worth your time.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat continues to excel in areas that other fighting games ignore, with a new sequel that impresses in terms of both visuals and gameplay.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is both the franchise at its best and at its worst with great fighting mechanics that are a big step forward combined with the bell and whistles of the service model that currently plagues the industry.

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GamesRadar+
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11's story mode, along with its gameplay, is the most intense and gripping narrative in a fighter that I've played in years.

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PCWorld
Apr 25, 2019

Suffice it to say, Mortal Kombat 11 is excellent if you’re in it for the story, and a solid fighting game underneath as well, but the experience is marred by rough edges. Given the state of NetherRealm’s last few games on PC, I’m not sure we could’ve expected much more. If anything, this is an improvement.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a nice send off to the 25+ year story of the series and it's NetherRealms best fighting game to date. It's just unfortunate that almost all of the single player content had to be filled with ridiculous amounts of grinding, RNG loot drops and unfair, unbalanced challenges.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a fantastic game with rich yet accessible combat and a great story. It's also mired in grind and randomness in the post-game and causes concerns about real money transactions.

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TrustedReviews
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is yet another great entry in NetherRealm's fighting series. The story mode is all too brief, but delivers a frantic action blockbuster that unashamedly hurls fan service all over the place, and is all the better for it.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

All in all, Mortal Kombat 11 is a solid addition to the franchise. It has arguably the weakest story mode in the new MK trilogy, but even that mode has one of the better fighting game story modes on the market. The gameplay is solid, satisfying and fun, with a lot of potential depth. There's a lot of good single-player content for those who like beating up various characters, in addition to the online multiplayer that is genre-standard. Mortal Kombat 11 is everything that a Mortal Kombat game should be, and it's something fans should enjoy.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is an incredible fighting game and one that is well worth playing. The character roster is varied with a few new faces, stages are the best they have ever been, the music and atmosphere is great, and the story mode further expands on the universe we all love. The game is only hampered by the unlock requirements and the grind many players will find themselves in.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 3, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 caters to the hype as far as its combat is concerned, managing to expand on the series' trademark formula and provide an entertaining story mode to boot. In a truly admirable feat of game design, every character manages to feel fresh despite some of them being around since 1992. Long-time fans and newcomers alike will have plenty to enjoy with this title. The only thing holding Mortal Kombat 11 back is its convoluted gear system, but with NetherRealm committed to continually improve upon its creation, that is subject to change. As it stands, this is a great fighting experience.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the best Mortal Kombat since MK2, a bold and bombastic entry that boasts a fighting model that finally matches the slapstick theatrics of gory Fatalities.

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IGN
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2019

It's impressive that Mortal Kombat 11 plays as well as it does on Switch, but it loses a lot when you're on the go and away from wi-fi.

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AusGamers
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
May 7, 2019

But for completionists or Mortal Kombat super-fans then perhaps the stingy nature of ‘unlocking everything' will take its toll.

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Niche Gamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest and greatest entry in the long-running fighting game series focused on excessive murder and crazy Asian-inspired supernatural things. The formula is bloodier, more refined, and improved upon, and this feels like the definitive Mortal Kombat game.

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Easy Allies
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019
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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a great fighter tarnished by Warner Bros.’ willingness to test the limits of customer satisfaction using nickle-and-dime tactics. It’s truly an embarrassment for the franchise and one I hope is truly corrected soon.

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2019

If story mode is the only thing you are interested in, Mortal Kombat 11 won't disappoint. But when you'll start to look at what else is offered, you'll encounter a horrible grind, unbalanced Towers of Time and bland customization options.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

Structural foibles detract from the fact that Mortal Kombat 11 is an excellent fighter with lots to offer. Those yearning for the gore-soaked days of old will find plenty to love, and newcomers will be enthralled by its excellent story and deep fighting system.

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Gaming LYF
Apr 29, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best fighting games released in a long time. A superb bombastic story, awesomely refined fighting mechanics and stunning production values. It also features far too many unrewarding and unfulfilling grindy mechanics tied to the game's Towers of Time and Krypt modes. If developer NRS resolve those issues, the game is a must buy. Until that point though, buyer beware.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 boasts what is arguably the best core fighting game experience in the series with a roster that spans the franchise's history. Its excellent fighting mechanics, top-notch visuals and exhaustive narrative, however, are stabbed in the back by the unforgiving grind for its unlockables — a grind that not only eats your time but also seemingly at your soul. It's quite unfortunate as this could have been the best Mortal Kombat game in my opinion. Its base foundation is that good. But the merciless grind can make you forget about that goodness after it constantly beats you down.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Apr 22, 2019

The ever-flowing nature of time meant we'd eventually return to an Armageddon level event.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 30, 2019

Those that can turn a blind eye to Mortal Kombat 11's grind will have a good time turning their opponent into meaty bits. The core fighting engine powering this title isn't drastically different compared to previous entries, but there's no point in fixing what isn't broken.

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INDIANTVCZ
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 8, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the perfect next entry to the series, which raises the classic elements of the fighting game to a higher level. You can blame title that it feels less brutal than the previous iterations, or that on some points it resembles a bit of mechanics from mobile games. But its foundation is clean, polished and fun. For fans of the series, this is a "must have" title. On the other hand it's a shame to see usage of grindwall mechanism in a 60$ game.

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USgamer
Apr 22, 2019

There's a lot to love in Mortal Kombat 11. It's a fantastic fighter with a roster of 25 varied characters, tons of customization options, beautiful graphics, and one of the best story modes in a fighting game. It's a shame that modes like the Krypt and Towers of Time inject annoyance and tedium into what was an excellent experience. The progression is complex and obtuse, when it should be easy and straightforward. MK 11 could been an all-time best, but it's just a contender.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Nearly 30 years later, Mortal Kombat still deserves to hang in the top-tier of fighting games. With improved visuals, overhauled mechanics and exciting strategic potential, MK 11 offers a brilliant fighting experience. Unfortunately, the overall fun is bogged down with miserable modern-day business practices that frequently pump the brakes on your enjoyment. The Fight is the thing, however, and as long as the fists are flying, then Mortal Kombat 11 packs a helluva punch.

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We Got This Covered
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is arguably the most enjoyable entry in the long-running franchise. It's visually incredible and a blast to play. However, questionable design decisions -- namely, a grind-heavy approach to progression -- hold it back from true fighting game greatness.

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The Escapist
The Escapist

Top Critic

Apr 23, 2019

Stephen Hawking, real killjoy that he was, ruined the possibility of time travel in the span of a single sentence in A Brief History of Time. "If time travel is possible," asked the cosmologist, "where are all the tourists from the future?" Think about it: the nitwit snapping a selfie at the signing of the...

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TrueAchievements
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 has some design issues, but overall I enjoyed my time and I can sincerely say I'm looking forward to the inevitable sequel.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 isn't the ideal MK package and may not even be the best MK package to come along in this console generation. Still, it's a strong package and one that still proves fun to play alone or with friends. It's not a flawless victory, but it's still a victory, nonetheless.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 22, 2019

This game is the pinnacle of Mortal Kombat action. Fights are fluid, weighty, and gorgeous to look at. Unfortunately, that tightly-designed gameplay is bogged down by a grindy system of loot and consumables that only serves to artificially extend your playtime in the most tedious ways imaginable. There is so much heart and care put into this game, from the combat to the gorgeous visuals and memorable story, but that effort feels nullified by the desperate attempt to twist an iconic video game franchise into just another endlessly online service game.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2019

I wish that I could've enjoyed playing it so much more, but the arduous grind for cosmetics permeates so strongly through the backbone of this game that picking it up to play at all can be frustrating. NetherRealm has promised a patch to make the grind easier, but all it seems to do is increase the rate you gain currency without removing the always-online restrictions. I hope that someday they relax a bit more and make Towers of Time more playable on the go, because right now I can't recommend Mortal Kombat on Switch nearly as much as I want to.

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Pardis Game
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a great fighting game ruined by excessive amounts of grinding and also the bad quality of the PC port. The game itself is masterfully made & very fun to play, but the grind & the always-online requirement have dragged down the overall experience so much that they have drastically decreased its value

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Daily Mirror
Apr 22, 2019

If you are a diehard Mortal Kombat fan and you must own this game just for the story and local competitive play then this review isn’t going to stop you from purchasing it. But until NetherRealm fixes its issues with connectivity and offers an experience that is friendly for consumers you are better off waiting for it to lower in price.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2019

A ferociously fierce fighting game marred by questionable practices

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Slant Magazine
May 2, 2019

The game is at its most entertaining and gleeful when it is, indeed, just Mortal Kombat.

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Daily Star
Apr 21, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 - Flawless fighting marred by tedious grinding and content gating

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DigitalCentralMedia
52%
52%
Apr 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a good game ruined by odd decisions. NetherRealm and Warner Bros have pushed consumers into one little corner. Basically "purchase our in-game currency or suffer and grind for hours". That is not fair; it's not fair to the fanbase, the consumers and the franchise. Mortal Kombat deserves better.

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