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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.7
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
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Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Giant Bomb (Apr 19, 2011)
Mortal Kombat is fantastic fun whether you're looking to take on the world or if you just want to see the story unfold in an all-new way.
Calm Down Tom (Apr 20, 2011)
Taking a step back from this release, you wonder what an MK fan would want in a new game that Ed Boon and his team haven’t already included. They seem to know the audience so well and have set such high standards for themselves that it’s hard to see how anyone but the most harsh critic could find anything to complain about. Beyond satisfying those hardcore fans, they have managed to create a brilliant game for even those who actively dislike the series. From detailed tutorials on how to achieve the brilliantly inventive fatalities to a great story mode, they have created a game as inviting as a fighting game can be. Without compromising on depth or complexity, they still have managed to craft a game anyone can enjoy. If a fighting game renaissance is possible, it will be Mortal Kombat – not Street Fighter – that brings it about.
Defunct Games (May 24, 2011)
Mortal Kombat isn't just a solid reboot of a beloved franchise; it's also one of the best fighting game of the year. NetherRealm Studios has finally made Mortal Kombat relevant. This is a package with an enviable amount of content, including a story mode that truly ups the ante for all fighting games in the future. If this is the new direction for this franchise, then I definitely want more Mortal Kombat!
GamesCollection (Apr 22, 2011)
Questo Mortal Kombat potrebbe non essere apprezzato dai puristi del genere, ma lo sarà senz'ombra di dubbio dai retrogamer, dai nostalgici e da tutti coloro che coi picchiaduro competono per divertirsi! Tecnicamente è un ottimo titolo, dalla incredibile longevità, che ha mantenuto intatto il sapore del picchiaduro di Midway, cosa rara e naturalmente apprezzata! Se anche non avreste mai provato il Mortal Kombat, ma siete curiosi o vi piacciono semplicemente i picchiaduro...non resterete delusi! Fidatevi, dà grandi soddisfazioni!
We Got This Covered (Apr 20, 2011)
All in all, the pros far outweigh the cons. Aside from the online play I have nothing negative to say about this offering. This is a must have to any MK fan or fan of fighting games. I triumphantly proclaim that the Mortal Kombat franchise has been resurrected. Ed Boon and company have mustered a FLAWLESS VICTORY!
GamingBolt (Apr 24, 2011)
I have been playing this game for days now and it’s a testament that Mortal Kombat has truly returned to its roots. With an arcade style feel to it, awesome finishing moves, a story that makes sense and a solid online mode, fighting games don’t get any better and bigger than this.
90 (Apr 19, 2011)
За 19 лет существования серия Mortal Kombat пережила многое. Нынешний MK — уже девятый по счету, и это не считая трех побочных экшенов и сборников с переизданиями. Некоторые эпизоды были откровенным выдаиванием прибыли из выдохшегося бренда. Однако новый Mortal Kombat совсем не такой. Он открыл серии второе дыхание, потому что... сделан с любовью, как это ни дико звучит в контексте развороченных черепов и разбросанных по арене внутренностей.
88 (May 22, 2011)
The Mortal Kombat reboot is without a doubt a good one. The improved gameplay is the strongest point of the game and makes it accessible for everyone while keeping it difficult to master. The long list of special moves through the complete character roster makes the game a painful exercise for your memory, but also gives enough satisfation if you keep hanging onto the crown in King of the Hill without having to play over and over again with the same character. In short, Mortal Kombat is back and strikes a Fatality!
Overall, WB Games accomplished what it set out to do: bring the Mortal Kombat franchise to its roots, while also moving the franchise into modern gaming. While there are some minor unnecessary changes to get used to, such as the button layout, other new additions are more than welcome. If you are looking for a top contender in the fighting ring that can draw some good blood, then this is definitely the fighter for you.
85 (May 06, 2011)
If given the choice between this and most other games that have launched in the past 2 months, this game gets my nod. Longer game play than Portal 2, more fun than Marvel vs. Capcom, and has the nostalgia factor to really push it over the top.
Meristation (Apr 20, 2011)
Mortal Kombat supone el revivir de un clásico. El nuevo juego de NetherRealm Studios es fiel a la trilogía original, a la esencia de la serie y a lo que los fans podían esperar. Nos encontramos con un juego de lucha divertido y directo, que tiene en sus variados modos de juego, online y offline, uno de los pilares en los que se sustenta la violencia y sangre explícita de la saga. Mortal Kombat es más brutal y contundente que nunca, con fatalities espectaculares, momentos dolorosos y un aspecto general más que interesante por haber sabido adaptar ese universo a caballo entre el gore y la serie B a los tiempos actuales.
85 (Apr 22, 2011)
Beau, gore à souhait, nerveux, complet, cet épisode HD de Mortal Kombat en forme d'hommage aux premiers épisodes de la série est une franche réussite. Excessif en tout, le soft ne bascule pourtant jamais dans le ridicule et son gameplay très efficace réjouira aussi bien les passionnés de jeux de combat que les néophytes avides de sensations fortes.
XboxAchievements (May 04, 2011)
Mortal Kombat is back with a vengeance, unapologetically savage, eminently playable and massive fun. It's the greatest love letter to MK fans that you could ever hope for. You'll be shouting “Moooooorttaaaaalllll Koooooommmmmbbbaaaaaattttt!!!!” in the streets like it's 1992, all over again.
GameSpy (Apr 19, 2011)
Of course, if you're like the vast majority of the folks who wandered by my desk during the weeks that I played Mortal Kombat, you want to see one thing, and one thing only: utter carnage. And hey -- it's here in spades. Just try to remember that for once, Mortal Kombat is more than the sum of a few flying body parts.
Xbox Mag (Jun 28, 2011)
Éternel élève qui a toujours souhaité s'imposer en maître, le challenger Mortal Kombat se permet avec ce reboot cinglant un retour sanglant sur le ring. Avec son gameplay qui fait la part belle aux coups spéciaux à mettre bout à bout pour former un combo mortel et son côté gore poussé ici à l'extrême par l'intermédiaire de prises « Xray » accompagnées de fatalités tonitruantes, MK ne réinvente pas son ancestrale formule mais dépoussière clairement tout le reste. Avec ses nombreuses arènes remasterisées des anciens épisodes et ses multiples secrets souvent très drôles, le titre de NetherRealm s'adresse avant tout aux fans, même si tous les efforts ont été faits pour accueillir les néophytes. Long, fluide, complet et bourré de bonnes idées comme d'éléments à débloquer, Mortal Kombat achève sa renaissance plus près des Cieux paradisiaques que des bas-fonds fumants de l'enfer. Ah, et un conseil pour conclure, ne restez pas trop longtemps dans la krypte, sinon...
78 (Apr 20, 2011)
Mortal Kombat profitiert deutlich davon, dass sich die Entwickler gesagt haben »Och, jetzt machen wir quasi ein verbessertes Remake des zweiten Teils, den hatten irgendwie alle gern!« Das Resultat ist ein 3D-Prügler, der sich angenehm zweidimensional spielt und ohne Ballast wie Kartrennen, Schachvariationen oder Selbstschraub-Fatalities auskommt. Dafür aber auch einen Haufen Altlasten mit sich bringt: Allen voran die nach wie vor leicht träge Steuerung, die sich nie so präzise und auf den Punkt genau wie bei Super Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue oder Tekken 6 anfühlt - von den hüftsteifen Umfaller-Animationen ganz zu schweigen. Immerhin ist die Brutalität des ganzen wieder ganz die alte; dieser Punkt wird auch um die teilweise sehr garstigen X-Ray-Manöver erweitert, auch wenn man sich an ihnen schnell satt sieht - auch und gerade, weil sie viel zu einfach auszulösen sind.
MAN!AC (Apr 21, 2011)
Serienfans haben Grund zur Freude: Das neue Mortal Kombat ist spielerisch erneut primitiv und doch der beste Teil, den es je gab.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Apr 19, 2011)
Samtidigt, med nostalgikänslorna effektivt dödade av obalans och märklig svårighetsgrad, är Mortal Kombat i grunden inget spel som på något sätt kan konkurrera med den briljans som framförallt Super Street Fighter IV innehåller. Netherrealm Studios senaste skapelse är proppat av urskön vulgo-design, skrattframkallande övervåld, köttiga spellägen och klassiska ninjor. Det är roligt och lättsamt för stunden, men fortfarande inget fightingspel som ens nästan kan slåss mot genrens främsta.