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Mortal Kombat 2011 review

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Amy Morton

Mortal Kombat 2011 review

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Mortal Kombat is a fighting game, which for many years doesn’t leave indifferent many players around the world. Here, we will talk about Mortal Kombat for PlayStation 3, which was released in 2011. This game is also available for such platform as Xbox 360.

Gameplay - 7/10

In Mortal Kombat for PlayStation 3, the developers decided that it’s time to bring the series to its 2D roots. This MK game partially retells the story of the franchise and goes back to its violent fighting and an outrageous aesthetic.

Previous versions were remembered for their excessive gore while their fighting engines weren’t the best. Mortal Kombat for PS3 turned out to be a truly competitive fighter, and this makes the game really exciting and challenging, besides being abundantly bloody.

It is a well-known fact that the plotlines in early Mortal Kombats aren’t too sophisticated. In MK for PS3, the storyline gets rebooted going back to the original tournaments from the first three games. If you played the previous series, you won’t be lost here. There is a Story mode in the game, which allows you to follow a specific character in separate chapters to chronicle the past events of the whole series. Both one-on-one and one-on-two matches are available, so there are enough options to choose from when you're setting up a fight.

According to the plot, cruel evildoer Shao Kahn is seriously wreaking havoc in the world. He kills everybody at the end of the MK storyline, so Raiden sends a message back through time to prevent a disaster. Obviously, now you have no other choice than alternating history.

Graphics - 7/10

Because the game was released in 2011, it would be naïve to expect a lot in terms of graphics. Moreover, some gamers think that the art style didn’t improve significantly in comparison to older versions. In general, the characters look respectable, and the environments are bright and believable.

Replay Value - 8/10

Mortal Kombat for PlayStation 3 is rich with possibilities and has tons of things to unlock so the game is one of those, which has great replay value. It can be played with friends and according to many gamers, this feature increases replay value because of a fun factor.

Controls - 6/10

Each character has a set of simple individual moves as well as a number of special attacks. Some combos are easy to execute, but some will take some time to get. Players who are familiar with Mortal Kombat controls will find performing different moves easy. Those who play the fighting game for the first time are strongly recommended to check out the instructions first.


Mortal Kombat for PlayStation 3 is a decent game even despite the fact that it is one of the earliest versions of the franchise. If you’re into fighting games and haven’t played this MK, you should give it a try. If you’re one of those who managed to get your hands on the game years ago, you might want to dust this off, give it another go and rediscover it like for the first time.


  • Great sound design
  • Entertaining storyline
  • Lasting appeal


  • Imbalances can be experienced in the single-player mode
  • There is no option to skip or pause the cutscenes
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