What do you want from a Mortal Kombat game? Chances are youll start with something about violenceguts, shattered bones, gonads destroyed like stepped-on grapes. Lower on your list you might mention balanced fighting. A storysomething about elder gods and damnationis probably a final afterthought, like cistern blocks on a shopping list.
Mortal Kombat X delivers all these. It has horrendous, hilarious fatalities which draw gasps then revolted laughter, the most enjoyable, immediate fighting of any Mortal Kombat game, and, quite surprisingly, an actual story.
Admittedly, its more gore than Gore Vidal: QTEs of cartoon fistfights and X-rays of exploding testicles illustrate a world where blind swordsmen and fallen Hollywood idols lead military incursions. However, unlike any previous game in the series, it adds marrow to Mortal Kombats narrative skeleton.
Developer: Midway Games
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
- Processor: 1.8 GHz
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
- Storage: 2GB HDD