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Mortal Kombat Review

When I first heard of this game, I thought it was a game like Call of Duty. When I first played it, I was amazed by what was happening in this game.

Mortal Kombat (A.K.A MK) is an American fighting game series that had started in October 8, 1992. This game was originally an arcade game, but soon to come, it became a game you can buy and play on a video game console like the Xbox 360 and the PS4. The first four renditions and their updates were developed by Midway Games and initially released on arcade machines. The arcade titles were later picked up by Acclaim Entertainment for the home console conversions. Beginning with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Midway Games exclusively created home versions of Mortal Kombat up until Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Following Midway’s bankruptcy, the franchise was picked up by Warner Bros. in July 2009 and became a part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

The original game has spawned many sequels and has been spun off into several action-adventure games, films (animated and live-action with its own sequel), and television series (animated and live-action). Other spin-offs include various comic book series, a card game and a live-action tour. Mortal Kombat has become one of the most successful and influential fighting franchises in the history of video games just like Street Fighter had done.

The original three games and their updates, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy, were styled in a 2D fighting fashion. The series is known for its high levels of bloody violence, including, most notably, its Fatalities—finishing moves, requiring a sequence of buttons to perform, which, in part, led to the creation of the ESRB. The basic Fatalities are finishing moves that allow the victorious characters to end a match in a special way by murdering their defeated, defenseless opponents in a gruesome manner, usually in the predefined ways exclusive for the given character. The only exception from this is Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, which instead features the Kreate-A-Fatality, allowing the players to perform their own Fatalities by conducting a series of violent moves chosen from a pool that is common for all characters. There are also some non-violent finishing moves in the series. Friendship moves, introduced in Mortal Kombat II and involving displays of friendship towards the enemy, instead of killing, were made as a comical response to the attention the series gathered due to its violent content.

The series features scores of player characters (a total of 60 as of 2012), including Baraka, Cyrax, Goro, Jade, Jax, Johnny Cage, Kano, Kenshi, Kitana, Kung Lao, Liu Kang, Mileena, Motaro, Nightwolf, Noob Saibot, Raiden, Reptile, Scorpion, Sektor, Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, Sheeva, Sindel, Smoke, Sonya Blade, Stryker and Sub-Zero. In total, there are 17 Mortal Kombat Games. With this game, you have to climb a tower or what is now called a ladder, to get to the final boss. Along the way, you would have to face other CPUs to get to the boss, with each CPU getting harder and harder to defeat. Later after these games, they added a campaign in, or a storyline, for the character to play. I think this is an amazing game to play if you love violence or if your really angry and you would wish to take your anger out on something by beating up the CPUs in this game.

I would rate this game a 5 out of 5. If you have any games or consoles you guys wish us to review, please leave it in the comments below.