Mortal Kombat X

Fighting video game created by NetherRealm Studios and released by Warner Bros

6.8

569 Votes

  • Category Action
  • Program license Paid
  • Works under: Windows 7
  • Also available for Android 
  • Program available in English
  • Program by NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat X, hands down the best Mortal Kombat game in the franchise, has a deeper and more mechanically rich game than ever seen before. The game takes on entirely new risks, and you have eight completely new characters added to the old crew. The graphics are stunning to say the least, and they are probably some of the best graphics in a game of this generation. You have new and interesting attacks in Mortal Kombat X and, like always, there are new fatalities, which is what originally made the game popular in the arcades.

The best part about Mortal Kombat X is how character can convey their fighting style better than ever before. There is a new variation system that lets you choose among three different variations. For example, Liu Kang's duelist version focuses on spells. That makes the game more fluid because the controls are less confusing and flooded with different attacks. It also allows players to choose their own fighting style for each character. With that said, there are a couple downsides to Mortal Kombat X. While it might be a small nit-pick, you have some fighters that were given better detail and were more drawn out. Also, the spotty voice acting in story mode can take you out of the game. Overall, though, you have a riveting story line that will keep you playing from start to finish.

As with the other Mortal Kombat games, the fights in Mortal Kombat X take top priority. You have a whole list of new and interesting fatalities and attacks. The Mortal Kombat series first took off more than two decades ago in the arcades. After a while, the series began to lose steam, but in 2011, NetherRealm Studios released the ninth Mortal Kombat game and started to rekindle its old popularity. Mortal Kombat X, released on April 7, 2015, was the most impressive game to date. You have a five-hour campaign that lets you take control of a variety of characters. While the newcomers to the Mortal Kombat series might struggle with understanding what is happening, a little time with the series gives you a better idea. There are also some features that have made the game imbalanced. For example, you can pay real money for in-game currency that will give you access to the upgrades of the game. That gives players in the online gameplay an unfair advantage.

It total, Mortal Kombat X has 29 characters that you can master, and that amount means massive replayability value, and you should have an easy time choosing the right character. The campaign will last around four hours, and while that sounds short for a fighting game, that is pretty good. Every environment is unique, and you have different objects that you can use to hurt your opponents. You can use them to start off a deadly combo that gives you an edge.

Pros

  • Stunning graphics
  • 29 characters to choose from
  • Pushes the standards of the fighting games
  • Fun online gameplay

Cons

  • Real money causes imbalance in the game
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