Mortal Kombat X Releasing 14th April – These Are Our Thoughts

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Mortal Kombat X is the newest iteration of the classic popular fighting game that has been incredibly popular since release in 1992. So naturally this seems like a good game to talk about.

The first thing about this new version that caught my eye is the partnership with ESL. This has created a prize pool of $100,000 for the Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program, which includes the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X ESL Pro League Tournament and the Mortal Kombat Cup. Which, if you ask me is a huge prize pool for a game that hasn’t been that mainstream in terms of esports, it’s certainly not LoL or CS:GO. Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat said this: “NetherRealm Studios is a huge supporter of the pro fighting game scene and to be able to work with ESL on the Pro League Tournament allows us to take the Mortal Kombat™ X competition beyond what we’ve ever done before. We’ve seen some incredible match-ups in the past and we can’t wait to see what this next level of competition brings.” So I suppose if you like esports and want to play something new on ESL, check out this game.

Now, let’s get in to something a little more interesting about the actual game and not just what ESL is doing. Mortal Kombat is always going to be a good game, simply because it’s a pioneer in it’s field. It’s older than most people on the Internet right now. The gameplay looks cool as hell, the moves are looking awesome as always and I can’t wait to find all the fatalities. Check out the launch trailer below, it features some stunning cinematics and shows off some of the gameplay we can look forward to, good job on the trailer NetherRealm Studios.

Launch Trailer

I could sit here all day and talk to you about how the game, when released on Tuesday, will be a success, but it’s Mortal Kombat; it’s pretty hard to mess up the game mechanics that really won’t change much.


What is upsetting is the Kombat Pack. It’s another release day DLC pack. In the UK, the Kombat Pack is included in the Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition for £74.99 on PSN, £74.99 on XBL and £59.99 on Steam or buy it on it’s own for £24.99.

Full Kombat Pack details are listed below:

  • The Ultimate Horror Pack:
    • Playable character Jason Voorhees
    • Horror skins Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile and Pharaoh Ermac
  • The Klassic Pack #1:
    • Playable character Tanya
    • Klassic skins for Kano, Sonya and Liu Kang
  • The Predator / Prey Pack:
    • Playable character Predator
    • Predator-themed skins Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax
  • The Klassic Pack #2:
    • Playable character, Tremor
    • Klassic skins for Quan Chi, Jax and Kung Lao

I personally wouldn’t purchase this, but I suppose if you like this kind of thing I’m not going to stop you. Microtransactions/DLC can be good for games but I’d prefer it if this made the standalone game a little cheaper and not still £34.99 on Steam.

Since this is effectively just a reskin of previous iterations you can imagine the graphics look good. And they do.


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New and Klassic Characters: Featuring Klassics such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden and Kano, as well as new characters such as Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra-Torr and D’Vorah, the roster will include fan favorites where both good and evil must battle it out.

Character Variations: Mortal Kombat X offers three different versions for each playable character, all of which have their own fighting style, special moves, abilities and strategies.  The Variation that players choose affects the style and overall strategy by which the game is played.

Epic, Cinematic Storyline: A deep story mode continues up to 25 years after the events of 2011’s Mortal Kombat and advances the dark tale – introducing new characters such as Cassie Cage, daughter of fan favorites Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage.

Visceral Kombat: Mortal Kombat X introduces the next evolution of fighting with the return of X-ray and Finishing Moves that showcase brutal battles like never before with enhanced graphics and animations.

The Review

Mortal Kombat X

7.6 Score

"If you've loved the previous Mortal Kombat games this is a must buy. If you're new to fighters this is a great game to get started. And if you're a casual player of fighters and love the esports scene this also could be for you. Overall it's a great game, but there's not much new content in this version."

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The Good

  • Updated Graphics
  • Usual Great Mortal Kombat Gameplay
  • Esports Integration

The Bad

  • Day 1 DLC
  • Not Much Difference From Other Iterations


  • Gameplay 90%
  • Graphics 90%
  • Uniqueness 30%
  • Price 70%



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