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Mortal Kombat 1

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Mortal Kombat 1’s narrative doesn’t always hit the mark, but its core fighting mechanics and range of modes on offer are excellent.

Game Info

A new era has begun. It’s In Our Blood. Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and Fatalities!

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Total Reviews: 102

Nom: Best Action Game (2023)

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37% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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Chris Moyse (Eurogamer)
September 21, 2023
3/5

Mortal Kombat 1 envisions an exciting future with fluid combat, a fantastic story mode, and superb visuals – but receding features, underbaked mechanics, and a dated online experience keep it in the past.

Steven Mills (Destructoid)
September 21, 2023
8/10

Even though Mortal Kombat 1 is no Flawless Victory, it still feels like a step forward for the franchise. The core gameplay is the best it’s ever been, which I think is the most important thing for the genre.

Mitchell Saltzman (IGN)
September 13, 2023
8/10

So far, the Kameo system and smart changes to the fighting make MK1 feel fresh and exciting, the story mode is predictably great, even if Invasions seems like more of a grind than I’m willing to put myself through to unlock the best cosmetic items.

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Awards & Recognition

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Nom: Best Action Game (2023)

Mortal Kombat 1 Credits

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Ed Boon

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Wilbert Roget II

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