Mortal Kombat review

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  • Estacado - April 19, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    MK is better than any other game by just one simple thing, I can rip off heads!!!
  • Fuzunga - April 19, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    I don't see how you can compare MK to Street Fighter. They're only similar in that they are fighting games.
  • Stridefizzel - April 19, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Great Review, picking this up immediately after I get off of work. I'm a little disappointed that it only got an 8, but your reasons for giving that make sense, and it seems to be getting a lot of 8.5's, maybe 9's, so that's cool. Seriously, thank you for taking the time to write an intensive review that explains everything about the game. You should read IGN's review... it's super short, and all around terrible, and yet they still gave it an 8 too!
  • cronoman66 - April 19, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    to everyone saying this review is retard, bias crap or whatever. Did you actually read it? Have you played said game. Also he gave it an 8 and said it was a great game. Sheesh
  • Kris55 - April 19, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    Looks like a fun game. Great review Brett Elston
  • Tenfey - April 19, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    @Scyn: I am ashamed that I live on the same planet as you.
  • 5DollarFootlong - April 19, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    wait...there are MK fanboys?!
  • humpiedumpie - April 19, 2011 7 p.m.

    Great review! And to people saying that this review is bias shit, please turn off your computer and throw it out of the window with you attached to it. A review is a opinion of one man, and a f'ing proffessional man in this case, stop your endless whining. He gave it a 8, so its a great game. I'm so sick of people that just comment "bias" without probably even reading the review.
  • JuliePeesgood - April 19, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Man, I was interested before I read this. Now I don't think I kan resist buying this one. Usually not much of a fighting game fan, but this one kould be different. Kool! Thanks for the well-written review Sir Brett.
  • trenen - April 19, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    This review is far better than the IGN version. It is clear that the author at IGN doesn't like Mortal Kombat to begin with. Excellent job on the very honest and detailed review of Mortal Kombat, Games Radar!
  • BigDannyH - April 19, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    Bias against MK? Have they not seen Brett do all the MK1 fatalities from memory in under 5 mins. The man knows MK. I was worried it wouldn't score well, but it's getting 8's and 9's all round. Not bad. This review is really tempting me to by this bad boy. SP looks like a load of content for a fighting game.
  • insertdisk - April 19, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    God Elston. Since Marvel and Capcom paid you off why not give it a, (dramatic pause) 7!!!!!!!1! Seriously nice review informative and well reasoned as I would expect.
  • KdotLo - April 19, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    Haha! I love reading angry comments! As hardcore as you MK fanboys think you may be, MK caters more to the casual fighting game crowd. Now, don't take offense to that. I just mean that it doesn't quite have the depth and balance that games like Street Fighter have. SSFIV is great for both casual players and high level play. MVC3 is the same way. You can complain all day about infinites, death-touch combos, and spamming projectiles in Marvel, but the game has ways to get out of everything. That isn't to say that Marvel and SF are perfect. They have their own fair share of issues as well. In the end, playing and enjoying fighting games is really dependent on who you play it with and how willing you are to learn the ins and outs of the game engine. You can enjoy your fighting games in your own hardcore way. :)
  • KdotLo - April 19, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    Oh yeah, and great review Brett. I can always count on you for a real, in-depth review.
  • V22Dreamcast - April 19, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    An 8?! WTF?! SCREW THIS! Just kidding, it is obvious that Street Fighter has always been better than Mortal Kombat (even though I always preferred Mortal Kombat over Street Fighter), so it is nice to see that MK has improved to become a great fighting game, despite SFIV overall being better than MK. I was going to buy Mortal Kombat no matter what but it great to see MK get some nice reviews (Also, not bad for my first post).
  • Yeager1122 - April 19, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Sounds good but more of a rent or wait for price drop especially with so many good games coming out.
  • santaclouse37 - April 19, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Fantastical review, Mr. Elston. This addressed every question I had about the game, and then some I didn't realize I even wanted to know. Based on your input, I think I'll be picking this up eventually, but not for a while (far, far too much awesome shit already emptying my wallet).
  • mentalityljs - April 20, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    I've always been a Mortal Kombat fan over any other fighting game. Just my preference. I would have to say that this was a fairly accurate and appropriate review of the game. And despite all of it's flaws, which some are more noticable than others, I still thought NR did an excellent job at bringing the series back to life. Well done!
  • mentalityljs - April 20, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    @ Brett Elston Um, just a thought, but maybe there should be a perma-ban on user "Scyn". What a douche!
  • bloodyshadow - April 20, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Clearly someone just wanted to play Street Fighter and now review this game. Some fair points... but a LOT of really unfair ones that completely missed tha point entirely. Whatever. It happens.

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Release date: Apr 19 2011 - Xbox 360, PS3 (US)
Apr 21 2011 - Xbox 360, PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS Vita, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Fighting
Published by: WB Interactive
Developed by: NetherRealm
Franchise: Mortal Kombat
ESRB Rating:
Rating Pending


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