Predator's Mortal Kombat X fatality is A-OK

Predator's one of the more natural fits for Mortal Kombat X, a creature with years of glorified violence behind it, dozens of references to draw on for the game's more spectacular moves. It's a little strange, then, to be saying that Predator's fatility - as shown off by Kotaku - is, well, a little low-key:

Stab, lift, fancy buzzsaw to the dome. Functional, and effective, like a bizarro hardware store advert. Perhaps Predator's backstory is that he's lost some pep in his step, that intra-galactic bounty hunting has forfeited its spice since he was making Laurence Fishburne all sad in 2010, and he's joined the fray to get his gory groove back.

I'm not saying I'm disappointed, just that there were more redolent things to draw on. Pistols with fancy laser sights, deadly nets, spine rips! At least that last bit makes an appearance in Predator's victory animation - which you can see, among several minutes of gameplay, below.

Joe Skrebels
Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.