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MORTAL KOMBAT 11 *****

Developed by NetherRealm Studios. Fighting, PEGI 18

Released in UK on PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch by Warner Bros. on 23rd April 2019, RRP £49.99.

 

Get over here… and play this game right now! Mortal Kombat 11 - while still packing in lashings of gore and insanely over the top fatalities – features one of the best, if not THE best, story mode in any fighting game to date.

 

This thing feels like a Marvel movie, and features production values to match as the team behind this beast weaves together 27 years of game lore into one wildly awesome tale that features a new villain – Kronika – attempting to rewrite time itself in order to prevent Thunder God, Raiden, from upsetting the balance of this twisted universe by chopping the head off the previous entry’s big bad, Shinnok.

 

In crafting this time looper of a tale, the creators of the series are able to bring back classic versions of the characters we were first introduced to all the way back in the 90s. Okay, let’s stop gushing about a story that will most likely trump next year’s big screen reboot, and get to real meat of game like Mortal Kombat – the brawling.

 

Tweaks have been made since the tenth instalment in the series, including the addition of the superb Fatal Blows, which can turn the tide of a fight at the drop of a hat. They work like this: if your character is on the verge of defeat you can pull off a special attack that absolutely chews through your opponents health… while making you look cool. It’s a nifty trick, but one sure to irk die-hards. The game also features a swathe of deep customisation options that will keep you ticking over for months, while the team works on adding new fighters to the already vast roster.

 

Mortal Kombat 11 is probably the best brawler you’ll find on the market right now, and while it’s pretty easy to pick up and play with your friends, if you take the time to master the deep combo system, the rewards (and possibilities) are endless.

 

Sebastian Williamson

 

 

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