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Mortal Kombat 1 Details

  • Release Date 19 September 2023
  • Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer NetherRealm Studios
  • Director Ed Boon
  • Composer Wilbert Roget II
  • Game Modes Single-player
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  • DLC Yes
Mortal Kombat 1 System Requirements
  • Windows
osWindows 10 or higher
processorIntel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz
graphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon RX 470
directxDirectX 12
osWindows 10 or higher
processorIntel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz
graphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
directxDirectX 12
OpenCritic Rating Rating 85/100
MetaCritic Rating Rating (PS5) 83/100
MetaCritic Rating Rating (Series S/X) 85/100
MetaCritic Rating Rating (Windows) 83/100

Mortal Kombat 1 Review

  • Good
  • Breathtaking visuals
  • Humane changes to backstories
  • Smooth, responsive combat
  • Simple controls
  • Kameo assists are nicely executed
  • Brutal Fatalities
  • Bad
  • Story falls off in the second half
  • Lacklustre character development
  • Familiar gameplay
  • Invasions mode is a grind fest
  • Microtransactions

Fighting games are not my forte, but I'm always enthralled by their ability to suck you in with an easy-to-learn yet hard-to-master formula. It's a trait that NetherRealm Studios has embraced by including over-the-top violence and flashy animations, so scrubs like me can jump in and have a jolly good time ripping spines with jellified innards clinging to them. From its arcade origins over 30 years ago, Mortal Kombat has evolved drastically, veering into the 3D era and differentiating itself from competitors like Street Fighter and Tekken by slowly sculpting the larger lore. So, it's not surprising to see a lot of confused faces when their 12th and latest entry is titled ‘Mortal Kombat 1,' a nomenclature decision that can easily clash with the 2021 live-action movie, the original 1992 game, and its 2011 reboot. Yep, this marks the second soft rejig for the franchise, but sadly, NetherRealm's latest fighting playground does little to explore new avenues.

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