The newly released Mortal Kombat X (Xbox and PS4 only) is extremely fun to play, and so say most of the reviews (IGN gave it a solid 8.4). Mortal Kombat X is the best Mortal Kombat, period. It’s deeper, mechanically richer, and more fully featured than any of the nine games before it, hands down. On top of that, developer NetherRealm Studios has taken a bunch of risks by adding eight entirely new characters to the MK roster, while introducing fun, distinct variations to returning ones. Each of these risks pays off to varying degrees, but they also serve to highlight some of the ways in which the franchise is stuck in the past.
As a whole, Mortal Kombat X is an excellent fighter, and the most fun I’ve ever had with a Mortal Kombat game.
Even more fun are the latest additions to the famous fatalities. The latest batch might be gorier than most, but they maintain the spirit of the horrible drawings I used to doodle of my classmates being stabbed, shot or run-over by steamrollers until they popped like sausage back in high school. Good clean fun, only without the good. Or the clean.YouTuber theRadBrad has uploaded a video that features almost all of MKX’s Fatalities, with the exception, he says, of the ones performed by unlockable character Shinnok. Players get him at the end of Story Mode. (It’s not clear if these were performed with the game’s purchasable Easy Fatality inputs.) Nevertheless, man, they’re all so over-the-top, eh? Hard to pick a favorite! I’ll have impressions coming on Mortal Kombat X later today.
Enjoy, and be warned… it’s graphic. Here’s all the Mortal Kombat X fatalities in one video: