Excerpt: Sometimes I feel like an ancient warrior when thinking back to the many great games I played two decades ago. Street Fighter was the founder of my favorite genre and opened the doors for many variations of the concept. One of those was Mortal Kombat.
Excerpt: Summary [9.5 out of 10] After years of shifting to a 3D format, the Mortal Kombat series has come back to its 2D roots and the results are bloody and glorious. Something of a reboot, Mortal Kombat has a lot to offer with a large roster of fighters, a new story, tons of modes, plenty of secrets,...
Excerpt: Mortal Kombat is back with a franchise reboot promised to take fighting titles a full step forward. For a franchise that is beloved by gamers of almost all ages it’s a bold marketing ploy to say this is the best game in the franchise’s history.
Excerpt: As you wake up, get ready, and drive into the city for work every day, do you ever wonder if there are epic crime-fighting saviors out there somewhere, hidden amidst all of our mundane daily activities and false sense of safety? Of course you do, we all do. Western culture (and beyond!
Summary: " Mortal Kombat " has successfully remoulded itself into a better version of what it used to be. Eschewing faux-3D and franchise tie-ins, this return to the roots of the game does everything you’d want an MK title to do, plus a little bit more.
Excerpt: The latest game in the Mortal Kombat series is a return to form for the franchise. This is 2D fighting at its best – fast, furious and fun. It’s obvious from the outset that Mortal Kombat was created with a level of expertise, dedication and care that few games these days possess.
Summary: Do you believe in comebacks? Even though I've always had an appreciation for Ed Boon's brutally violent fighting franchise, I'm realistic that the old Mortal Kombat games were nothing more than a guilty pleasure. This is a franchise that chose blood and gore over refined gameplay.
Excerpt: To a certain extent, being a Mortal Kombat devotee has also meant being a Mortal Kombat apologist. The series has never had the polished balance of Street Fighter or the depth of Tekken : It earned a place at the table by relying on controversy, palette-swapping characters, and enough spurting...
Excerpt: Sitting down to write this review has been a chore. After spending double-digit hours with both versions of the game, logging countless hours in online battles and playing through every mode...
Pros: + Great story mode, + Back to classic MK, + Deep fighting mechanics, + Tons of content, + Lots of secrets, + King of the Hill mode
Cons: Cut scenes cannot be skipped, Online lag at times