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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Xbox 360)

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Description

With the simultaneous defeat of Darkseid and Shao Kahn in their respective universes, a freak portal accident has formed the creation of a new entity that is more evil and more powerful entity that embodies the worst of both worlds: Dark Kahn.

Dark Kahn seeks to merge the DC universe and Mortal Kombat universe into one reality, forcing hero and villain alike to form unlikely alliances in order to keep their realities separate before they are consumed by "The Rage", a force that causes an individual to lose their minds and be consumed by their aggression.

In this arcade-style fighting game, both DC and Mortal Kombat universes are represented by 10 champions each, and one "boss" character, for a total of 22 fighters. Play is similar to the 2D Mortal Kombat games (with some 3D elements), focusing more on the special move aspect than the complex combos found in the previous three games (Deadly Alliance, Deception, Armageddon).

In addition, there are new modes of fighting found with in the gameplay: Klose Kombat, Freefall Kombat, and "Test Your Might", which use the environment as a mini-game style scenario to inflict stylized and extensive damage on an opponent, as well as "Rage", which turns standard moves into a devastating opportunity to crush your opponent. Players battle through such locales as Gotham City, Metropolis, the Shaolin Temples, or Earthrealm's Hell.

As with any Mortal Kombat game, Fatalities are still present for the Kombatants and villains, though slightly toned down to meet the DC standards of heroes such as Superman and Batman keeping to their moral code and not killing their opponent. As a result, the DC heroes perform "Heroic Brutalities", which effectively put their opponent out of commission.

Online play is also available for players to take their fights online for ranked matches, play against a friend, or another online opponent in tournaments.

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Alternate Titles

  • "MK vs. DC" -- Common abbreviation
  • "MK8" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An Unlikely Candidate For The Best MK Game In Years. Guy Chapman (1744) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Digital Chumps Nov 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Frictionless Insight Nov 16, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Vortex Nov, 2008 85 out of 100 85
3D Juegos Nov 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Dec 02, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ComputerGames.ro Dec 04, 2008 78 out of 100 78
NZGamer Dec 04, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Xbox360Achievements Nov 23, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Destructoid Nov 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Nov 28, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Mortal Kombat veteran Quan Chi and DC Comics villain Harley Quinn were supposed to be added to the game via DLC. Unfortunately, Midway Games became bankrupt before it could happen.

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Kit Simmons (246) added Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Xbox 360) on Jan 04, 2009
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