Kausing Karnage in Kombat is Kool

The latest Mortal Kombat, number 9 in the series if you’re counting, takes us back to the early days of the franchise and is essentially a reboot. All of the characters in this Mortal Kombat are from the first three games (except maybe Ermac and Noob Saibot, I played a lot of the first 3 Mortal Kombats and I don’t remember them).

In the story Raiden sees Shao Kahn defeating him and taking over Earthrealm, but it was just a vision. It’s actually the beginning of the Mortal Kombat tournament and Raiden is determined to make sure that his vision doesn’t come true.

Along with its story mode Mortal Kombat has: a challenge tower, versus play, tag-team matches (like Tekken Tag),Online versus, tag and King of the Hill matches, and unlockable skill games.


  • Mortal Kombat has the best story mode in any fighting game I have ever played. It has its shortcomings, like how you can tell they had no idea how to end it and just decided to cut it off, but it’s a very entertaining story mode.
  • They definitely didn’t skimp on content. The challenge tower is vast, and there is a great amount of unlockable modes you can play around with. Some of which are ridiculous fun, like fighting without arms.
  • The fatalities are over the top, but awesome. They’re a great return to form after Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe where they were very lame to avoid the “M” rating.
  • You can’t skip any of the cut scenes in story mode. If you wanted to stop playing for the time being, better hope you picked a good spot, because you’re going to have to watch that entire cut scene again.
  • The game forces you to have 1.85 gigs of space available on your PS3(not as an install, that’s on top of the install. You need the 1.85 gb in order to play the game.) I guess this isn’t a problem for people playing it on the 360, but for people like me who have a 60 gig PS3, it’s annoying.
  • If you didn’t purchase the game new you have to buy a code to be able to play online.
Mortal Kombat is definitely a worthwhile game. The developers put a lot of love into it. Shao Kahn is an overly hard asshole, but the net code is good, and this is a very great fighter. It might be the best fighting game so far this year. I can’t personally decide if I like this more than Marvel vs. Capcom 3 yet, but this is definitely my favorite Mortal Kombat game ever.
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