Official FAQ: Mortal Kombat
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Mortal Kombat (a.k.a. Mortal Kombat 9 or Mortal Kombat 2011) is a reboot of the classic franchise by the same title. It’s a fighting game that was dubbed a gore theater, and during the 1990s, was a controversial title due to “realistic” gore and blood. It’s been under fire for ages, and what better way to bring this title back than to have it as gory as ever!
While the series has survived over the years from adventure titles to more 3D fighting styles, this game kicks it back to the 90s by keeping characters on a 2D playing field. The fighting style is not as complicated as Japanese fighters, such as Street Fighter or King of Fighters, but it’s still a complex fighting title. Just maybe a little easier to master moves. After you finish a fight, you can perform a victory move by finishing your opponent in an incredibly gory manner (or perform a cute “babality” instead).
There Will Be Blood. (Not Up Yet)
1Up – A-
“NetherRealms Studios’ reboot has simply set the standard for future fighting games to follow.” -Neidel Crisan
Gamesradar – 8/10
“A successful sequel that both reboots and redeems the wayward series, though it’s not a flawless victory. Character balance, inconsistent detection and a stingy coin reward system drag down an otherwise bloody good time.” –Brett Elston
Giant Bomb – 5/5
“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.” –Jeff Gerstmann
GameSpot – 8.5/10
“Mortal Kombat returns after a lengthy hiatus and puts players back into the Tournament for 2D fighting with gruesome combat and fatalities.” -Mark Walton
IGN – 8/10
“Rated “M” for “Mutilated.”” -Ryan Clements
Klassic Kostumes: Costumes from the original trilogy.
“Freddy Krueger” character (Trailer)