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Mortal Kombat 4 is 1 vs 1 fighting game, similar to the other Mortal Kombat games, but this is first game in series with 3D characters models. The player can choose from 15 different fighters at the start (and several unlockables later on). Many fighters from earlier games in the series make a comeback (like Scorpion, Sub Zero, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage etc.) while other new fighters join in, like Shinook (who is the main evil character in this game), Fujin, Jarek, and Kai. Goro returns as a boss

Gameplay is very typical for a Mortal Kombat game, but has several new features - for example characters can use weapons in a fight (not only as a special move) or avoid attacks in the 3D environment.


Mortal Kombat 4 PlayStation VS screen
Mortal Kombat 4 Windows Kai vs Reptile
Mortal Kombat 4 PlayStation Head twisting throw attack.
Mortal Kombat 4 Windows Tanya strikes a pose

Alternate Titles

  • "真人快打4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "MK 4" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The best Midway's 3D fighting game, but not the first. PlayStation Zaibatsu (3093)
Probably the worst Mortal Kombat fighting game Windows Medicine Man (365)
Pretty good game, but could be better Nintendo 64 ThE oNe (178)

Critic Reviews

Retroage Nintendo 64 Jun 06, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 25, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86
X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Meristation Nintendo 64 Oct 07, 1998 8 out of 10 80
GameGenie PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Consoles News PlayStation Sep, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution PlayStation Jul 01, 1998 B 75
Game Chronicles PlayStation Mar 08, 1999 6.2 out of 10 62
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 4.5 out of 10 45 Windows May 04, 2006 5 out of 20 25


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On July 31, 1998, Mortal Kombat 4, with the exception of the GBC version, was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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