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The Komeback Kid - Mortal Kombat Komes Full Circle 0

 Updated this review to include a look at the multiplayer elements for the PS3 version. Enjoy, and please leave some feedback! Also if you don't like this review leave a comment telling me how to improve for the future. Thanks!   Most fighting game fans can probably remember which of the entries into the Mortal Kombat franchise is their favorite. However, as a close converse to that, many can probably also remember which one(s) are the worst. I don’t think its cliché to liken the experience of g...

12 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Reminiscent of MK Trilogy for this Generation. MK Return to FORM! 0

It's been a LONG LONG time since I have been interested, at all, in a fighting game. The most recent fighting game I actually paid for (not played) was probably... Tekken 2. Anyway, I've been a fan of Mortal Kombat since i was a little tike putting quarters up on the arcade game's screen trim to reserve my spot in line to play against other arcade patrons. So you can believe me when i say that this is Mortal Kombat's return to form and back to their 2-D roots.The new Mortal Kombat is very much l...

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Highly recommended 0

Mortal Kombat will serve any fan of the series and fighting games in general. This ninth entry to the main series has plenty opportunity to fight dudes in gruesome manners in addition to a plethora of great content. Mortal Kombat is back and revisits the events of the first three games, complete with a refined combat system that supplies the best gameplay in the series so far. The plot in Mortal Kombat has always been difficult to keep up with. I mean, Scorpion did kill Sub-Zero, right? Then wh...

12 out of 17 found this review helpful.

Successfully Re-establishes and Redefines a Masterpiece. 0

I can't believe that in 2011, I was this excited about a new Mortal Kombat game.  2008's massively disappointing Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe left many fans upset after the T rating controversy, and while that game was actually pretty decent, nothing could prepare me for the onslaught of awesome that is Mortal Kombat.  Mortal Kombat is actually the ninth game in this series, and thus it unfolds in quite a grand fashion.   Firstly, while it's easy to say this game has the best story mode of any ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Get Over Here...and play Mortal Kombat! 0

Mortal Kombat 2011 Mortal Kombat comes back strong and hard for its ninth installment titled simply Mortal Kombat. This game is somewhat of a reboot to the Mortal Kombat Franchise both in terms of story and gameplay; not only do you relive/change the events of the story for the first three Mortal Kombat games but it also returns to its 2D fighting style. The story begins after the events of Mortal Kombat Armageddon. As Shao Kahn is about to finish Raiden off, he sends a message to his past sel...

11 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Like dismembering dudes? Then you should probably play this. 0

I was nervous about the prospect of importing this after it'd been refused classification on our shores. It was difficult to determine the legality of doing so. A bunch of people said it was fine, some said it wasn't, some said it was fine but not in certain states.In the end I caved and ordered the sucker in.And it got here just fine.I've been a Mortal Kombat fan since I was like 7 or 8.I've played everything with the MK name except Special Forces.I didn't want this joining that list.I thin...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat: Kanon isn’t set in stone 0

Having been away from fighting games for a long time, I missed out on the MK series’ previous instalments, later in the series, so I never really knew that Mortal Kombat had a storyline other than a bunch of ninjas, monks and skantily-klad women beating the krap out of each other. I was surprised to learn that, in fakt, it did have a storyline that was interesting and fun, but had waned in later instalments of the series. When MK was released with this reboot/retkon, I had to get my hands on it...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I don't buy fighting games. I bought Mortal Kombat 0

I have never been a big fan of fighting games.  I have played Super Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and can respect those games as great fighters but they never appealed to me.  However, I have always had a thing for the Mortal Kombat series and even with that said I haven't played any MK games in a very long time.  I can say with full confidence though that if you have lost touch with Mortal Kombat like I have it is safe to return because this is the best game in the series.Story: Yup...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Bloody good fun 0

Back in the days of the SNES, there was only one fighter for me - Mortal Kombat. Well, make that two, Mortal Kombat 2 also had my heart. To my young brain, far too young really, there was nothing finer than back back high punch with Scorpion, followed by an unceremonious upper cut to the chops, and a minute later seeing the fallen opponent getting burnt to oblivion with hellifire breath. Truly, the height of entertainment, and no fighter has ever quite had my heart since.Its sad that that was in...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat Review: Your Soul is Mine! 0

Mortal Kombat from NetherRealm Studios serves as a reboot of the series. Raiden has been defeated by Shao Kahn in the aftermath of Mortal Kombat Armageddon and sends a telepathic message back to his Mortal Kombat 1 self warning of future events in an attempt to change history. This allows key events to be altered in Mortal Kombat lore and this game serves as an amalgamation of mk 1-3. Mortal Kombat is the most packed, exciting and story heavy game in the mk franchise, and also the best. All the...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Heads, and everything else, will roll 0

The latest Mortal Kombat seems designed to appeal to those select group of people who say "why can't they make <insert game here> anymore?" The series hasn't exactly been starved for new releases but after the lukewarm reception to "MK vs DC Universe", a refresher course was kind of needed, to almost remind people what made them feed so many quarters into arcade machines way back when. Granted, nothing much has changed and what has is either thankfully absent (stances, weaponry and 3D aren...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAAT 0

I remember playing MK 1 and 2 in the arcades when i was a young lad, but as i got older the MK games refused to really grasp my interest. I bought UMK3 for XBLA a couple years back and enjoyed my experience, despite my lack of fighting game skill. In 2011 Mortal Kombat finally was on my radar as something i would want to sink $60 and some precious time into. The trailers looked amazing, the kombat looked entertaining, the game looked like a the complete fighting game package. Let me tell you, it...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Toasty! 0

I pre-ordered the Tournament edition a few months back and I have to say that I am impressed with the contents. The arcade style joystick is no joke. Playing with it makes you feel as if you had skipped class and gone to the local arcade. The joystick is responsive. I was able to perform every fatality with ease and played for long hours without ever hurting my fingers. I must say that it’s a bit heavy but it makes up for it with a lot of padding on the bottom to ensure that the gamer is comf...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Yo, Mortal Kombat is actually good again. 0

Finish him.   Two words that if your a child of the late 80’s early 90’s almost always triggers visions of Mortal Kombat. Now nearly 19 years and 8 games later the 9th game in the series simply titled  “Mortal Kombat”  has hit store shelves in an attempt to bring us all back to Outworld. Like  Street Fighter 4  Mortal Kombat returns to its roots in this game.  No more 3D movement or funky weapon switching.   The classic  combat from past games finally returns in all its glory. One of the big f...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

TRMK's Review of Mortal Kombat for the PS VIta 0

This is the review I wrote for over on TRMK. It appears here with my permission. Check that review out for all the pretty pictures I'm too lazy to move over here.MORTAL KOMBAT MOBILE HISTORYOver the last twenty years, there have been many attempts by both Midway and Acclaim to make a portable version of various Mortal Kombat games. The problem in the past was the big difference in processing power between arcade, console and the portable systems. This led to a vastly different experience from th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

And the award goes to... 0

Mortal Kombat is a reboot of the franchise and a game that is getting firmly back to the roots it laid with the first 3 games. This game is fan service at its finest and anyone who was already a fan of the franchise or the early games will definitely enjoy this game but it can also stand on its own merits as a damn fine fighting game for those unfamiliar with the previous games. The gameplay in mortal kombat is very easy for a beginner to pick up and most of the moves and combos are easy to pull...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Best Darn Fighter I've Laid My Mitts On 0

Alright I'll keep this short.Got my game at midnight and these are my thoughts thusfar.The game is bad ass.It's the most polished fighter I've seen in a LONG time.Lets break down the graphics first.- Good engine that allows awsome lighting effects. Shaows of the fighters being cast on walls are one of the great things about it.-Great character models and motion caps -Beautiful stage design gives a great feel to immerse you into the mortal kombat univers.-Special effects are greatSome gameplay hi...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Why are you reading this and not playing Mortal Kombat. 0

Mortal Kombat is a franchise that I feel lost it's way somewhere around Deadly Alliance. While always being known for its high amount of blood and gore, it went from a 2D to a 3D format and the changes it brought to the fighting weren't really favored by that many. In the scope of fighting games, I felt it was the franchise that was always on the edge of becoming popular yet never could achieve a level of popularity like Street Fighter. What I cannot deny however is that Mortal Kombat probably h...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

arcade dreamer 0

I remember the first time I laid eyes on the original in the arcade. I couldn't believe my eyes. The gore. The brutality. The sheer excitement of not knowing what to expect next. Then came part 2, where the rumor machine of secrets, and background gems became as widespread as a zombie plague. Well here my friends is the next in line of capturing that magic. The best, the fiercest, the dream maker reunion. A game I have been waiting for in fighting for quite some time. The very best Mortal Kombat...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat Review (PS3) 0

 For me Mortal Kombat has always been a series that had lost its way after Mortal Kombat 3 back in 1995. But with this newest instalment I can honestly say the Mortal Kombat is back and it’s ready to challenge Street fighter for the throne of best fighter. Round 1…FIGHT! Mortal Kombat is a 2D fighter with 3D character models in the same vein as the recently rebooted Street Fighter 4 series. Your main task is to beat your opponent to a defenceless state then perform a fatality on them, Mort...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat is back. 0

I’ve grown up with Mortal Kombat. Through the years, the bone-crushing series has progressed from 2D stop-motion sprites up to the 3D offerings on the current generation of consoles.Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the company’s best attempt at bringing MK to its rightful helm, yet it lacked the fighting flow and infamous gore of the original 2D games. So I’m happy to say straight up that NetherRealm’s new title, the ninth in the series, surpasses all previous 3D Mortal Kombat games and is easi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The definition of a perfect portable game. 1

At first glance it may appear that this is just another half-baked console port coming to a Sony handheld. This is not at all the case. It is clear that NetherRealm has really taken time into making sure that the Vita version of Mortal Kombat is every bit as great as the console versions, and then some. The Vita version includes all of the DLC from the console versions of the game as well as some additional new costumes.The roster of characters is huge and while everyone is unlocked from the get...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat is back in brutal bloody style 0

It seems like it's been forever since theres been a Mortal Kombat (MK) game that has been so well received by the diehard fans, press and new comers to the MK franchise and up until this game I wouldn't have blamed them. Unless you happened to be big into DC comics and MK its likely the last MK game would have been a distant bleep on your gaming radar.  The franchise even outside of the DC crossover had been becoming stale with a massively convoluted story line and excesive amount of battle comm...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat! 0

Mortal Kombat is a very messy and gory game... and its damn fun this game looks great and play's even better back to the classic two d game style of the original 3 games some could say Mortal Kombat is back and even better.As far as the story line goes its one of the best stories I have seen in a fighting game... ever switching between scenes without loading times this game looks great.As far as the story Raiden is about to be killed by Shao Kahn, and just before he delivers the last blow, he [R...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A "Klassic" Return to Form 0

It’s hard to think that a game like Mortal Kombat once carried such a strong prohibition force. It seems almost quaint that the cherry-red blood and impossible anatomic mutilation—such as five ribcages spurting from one combatant—once raised the ire of Senator Joe Lieberman, especially compared to NetherRealm Studio’s latest effort. Oh, Joe, if only you saw this one.             You wouldn’t know it from the title, but Mortal Kombat is the ninth in the series, and takes more than a few cues f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Kinda Cheap but Really Fun 0

Mortal Kombat 9 (that’s what I will be calling to clear up any confusion) was developed by NetherRealm Studios . NetherRealm Studios is made of members from Midway Chicago and WB Games Chicago. Mortal Kombat 9 goes back to the 2D fighting style of those first three games. Mortal Kombat 9 is also a return to the blood and gore that we all enjoyed, which was absent in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Now I have never really gotten in to the previous Mortal Kombat games as I felt they were extremely d...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A return to greatness for the MK series 0

Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I was an arcade junkie. Weekends, after school, before or after work. Whenever I could, I was someplace with an arcade machine or a full fledged arcade. And the games I ended up playing the most were the fighting games. In 1992 a new game came out, with digitized actors as the characters and something that made everyone in the arcades go crazy for: blood and the killing of opponents. That game was Mortal Kombat. 19 years later, the ninth Mortal Kombat game ha...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Almost a Flawless Victory... 0

  My personal experiences with Mortal Kombat are far from what most would consider the "golden age".  At the end of the day, although I'm sure some have fond memories of Armageddon and MK vs. DC (yes, I'm sure they exist), they don't really put me in the Mortal Kombat "butter-zone".  When people started talking about the new MK and how it reminded them of the good old days, I personally couldn't relate.  I didn't know what a classic Mortal Kombat experience was like. I'm still not sure if I kno...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great throwback 0

I still remember seeing the first video for Street Fighter IV thinking "I wish us Mortal Kombat fans got treated this way" (while looking at the prospect of the upcoming MKvsDC). But finally this was announced and I was extremely pleased to see the direction they were going with the series (back to its roots so to speak). My first disappointment is primarily with the Story Mode, which is still actually my favorite part of the game. But when I see all the unique scenarios and gameplay mechanics i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

mortal kombat 0

OVERVIEW:I have to say that i love the mortal kombat series.Are fantastic in every way.It has graphics,gameplay,sound and of course the stab of the series gory violence.It's satisfying to cut your oponent's head with a fatality.After years of failure with the debut on the PS2 it's time for a revolution of the series.The result is a fantastic game that renovate the series.STORY:The story continues after the events of mortal kombat armagedon.Raiden fought with shao kahn and loose.But before shao k...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Getting Your Pants All Toasty 0

Franchise founder Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios came back in a big way with 2011's reboot of the Mortal Kombat series, treating longtime fans and newcomers alike to a refreshingly familiar behemoth of content. Delivering an intriguing package of minigames and challenges, alongside a cinematic story mode, it struck all the right chords that many reboots and fighting games just don't get right.If you're a fan of fighting games at all, it was and still is a must play. The Vita version packs all o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Nearly a Flawless Victory, But Close Enough to One... 0

         Mortal Kombat is back in a big way and it is glorious. The franchise has been through a lot despite still being successful over the years. Even though the past 3D games weren't amazing especially in the last generation of consoles and even the teen rated MK vs. DC Universe, the 9th entry brings things back properly to 2D and a mature rating that gets taken advantage of fully by Netherrealm Studios, still led by the franchise's co-creator Ed Boon. This new iteration brings the storyline ...

0 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat rebooted, is this the MK you know and love? or just another disappointment. 0

This is the new Mortal Kombat. Is that a good thing? Well this is just one mans opinion, but if that counts for something then i'm glad to announce MK is back and as bloody and unforgiving as many a fan may fondly remember. A lot of fans will say that the last good MK game was Ultimate MK 3, and i'd agree with that. Mortal Kombat has strayed from its true path of destruction with the jump to 3-D, and has left a nasty taste in the mouths of many an MK fan. Ed Boon and the boys at NetherRealm Stud...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pretty kool game. 0

The last time I got excited with a new Mortal Kombat release was Mortal Kombat 4 to tell the truth. The fact Mortal Kombat was finally going 3D was too exciting to be missed. Ultimate was great, every SNES game rocked, performing a fatality on the N64 would certainly be incredible. It turns out it wasn't, but it had its moments.Some games struggle with 3D, they think they need to somehow evolve and reinvent, but a whole new dimension was never the point of Mortal Kombat. Most fighting games can...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An American Tradtion Redefined 0

   Mortal Kombat is a fighting video game franchise that has been slowly slipping off of every fighting game fan’s radar, up until now. With the last two releases — Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Mortal Kombat VS. DC, the series really fell off a cliff after leaving its original roots of gory brutality and slow, strategical combat. But at E3 2010, that changed. Creative director Ed Boon decided to reboot the franchise, bringing the franchise back to its old fashioned glory.    Mortal Kombat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Immortal Kombat 0

This years greatest rebirth of a franchise for me is none other than Midway’s own Mortal Kombat or to those of you who like to strap an instalment number on it MK9. The major bugbear of my weekend would have to be good Ol’ Shao Kahn, not only is he the cheapest character to date that i have played but he has to be back logging health from every games he has ever been in. SPOILER BELOWNot only is he the most frustrating last boss to ever play against his unrelenting shoulder barges and hammer thr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Fighter That Hooked Me 0

I have a confession to make; I did not play much Mortal Kombat before this game. I had a copy of Armageddon, but something about it just didn't grab me. In fact, that's something that can be said about my previous experience with fighting games: I understood the appeal a game like Street Fighter IV, but something about it just didn't grab me.Enter Mortal Kombat (or MK9, if you want to get technical about it). As someone who never connects with fighting games, I initially saw it on the release sc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat Review: Your soul is mine 0

Mortal Kombat from NetherRealm Studios serves as a reboot of the series. Raiden has been defeated by Shao Kahn in the aftermath of Mortal Kombat Armageddon and sends a telepathic message back to his Mortal Kombat 1 self warning of future events in an attempt to change history. This allows key events to be altered in Mortal Kombat lore and this game serves as an amalgamation of mk 1-3. Mortal Kombat is the most packed, exciting and story heavy game in the mk franchise, and also the best. All the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Visceral Perfection 0

Let me begin this review by informing the reader that I almost never play fighting games. I've enjoyed my fair share of time with the Super Smash Brother's series,but besides that, fighting games have never really clicked for me. The combos, the blocks, the reversals and special moves have always been far too intimidating.That's not to say that I don't appreciate them however. I was a bit young for the arcade fighting game peak, but I remember watching people sink quarter after quarter into the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best Mortal Kombat game ever. 0

I haven't played all 3 classic Mortal Kombat games in a long time 20 years since the original MK made it to America. This year, I've finally got what I wanted to buy. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition. It was an amazing 2011 for Mortal Kombat and after they find a new home after Midway (Kombat's former publisher and distributor) filed for bankruptcy in 2009, Warner Bros. decided to reboot the franchise in a whole new environment and boy I'll tell ya, it didn't disappoint the entire fans of this go...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

FATALITY! MK's back and more brutal than ever! 0

     Mortal Kombat is a side scrolling Fighting game made by Netherrealm studios and Warner bros. games. It is a reboot of the popular fighting game francise which ended with M.K.: Armageddon. The game tells the story of the first three games (Wait, the M.K. series has a STORYLINE!?), expaining the rise and fall of the anicent netherrealm ruler, Shao Khan.       The graphics to this game are SWEET! Strangley, despite this being primarily a 2D game, the backdrops are really impressive! I acctuall...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat gets the reboot it needs and deserved 0

Mortal Kombat fans had to stand by as Capcom unleashed Street Fighter IV in 2009. That long running franchise which garnered critical acclaim from fans re-lit the fighting game flame when it was released. Fast forward to now, Street Fighter IV has had some digital and retail updates, and Mortal Kombat has begun releasing it's add-on characters.   As with Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat has returned and gotten back to it's roots; the violence is over the top, the fatalities are brutal, and the g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Legacy Redeemed 0

Mortal Kombat has had its ups and downs as a series - mostly downs, unfortunately, but it's always been a lot of ridiculous fun, especially when I was younger.With this newest entry, Ed Boon promised everything would go back to the series' roots. Okay, so he'd done that before - what's new about this? Well this time it actually happened. And those roots were improved upon to make one hell of a fun game.For the first time ever, Boon's team concerned themselves with making MK tournament worthy. Wh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A fighter that never let's up 0

Mortal kombat 9 manages to accomplish a rare feat. that most video games now a days can't dare to dream of and that is to actually be worth the 60 dollar price tag. It has a complete and masterful story mode that manages to tell a ridiculas story properly with a serious tone that just makes you take in all the cheesy lines and cheer for the game. Although the krypt comes back it's not as big as the past entries but mk9 makes up for it by adding a new welcomed feature called the challeng tower wh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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