Parents' Guide to

Mortal Kombat

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Ultra-violent fighter hits mobile devices but lacks punch.

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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 16+

Игра вызывает зависимость, и вынуждает донатить

Hello, please read carefully before downloading or starting the game. Previously, the game was not bad until update 4.0 from now on, the game is constantly trying to let you down for donations. Since update 4.2.0, numerous bans have begun. Absolutely any person can be banned, especially if you play in the Faction Wars, and someone complained about you, without checking you will be banned. Banyat constantly at any time. They put the game, instead of entertainment, as work. To be banned later. There is no use from the support service, they only write an unsubscribe, and that's it. The terms of use of the service, void, protect only the company, and the company and the developers are not responsible for anything. The appeal of the ban is answered with replies. When asked about the evidence of the use of the exploit, they immediately begin to ignore. And they stop responding. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER TO START PLAYING THIS GAME! You will encounter diamond characters not dropping, or tower equipment partially not dropping as the game becomes a donation dump. And the benefits are given to donations. If your child plays this game, in no case do not link your card to your account! The developers' greed is off the charts, the prices are not adequate, and the lack of good competition, gives the developers what they want. The game uses the casino method, by changing the percentage and the chance of characters and equipment falling out.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 18+

It’s a decent game.

I just played this on my iPhone and I don’t know what the other reviews on here are talking about. This is easily the most graphic game I’ve ever played.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

While this classic fighting franchise has made its way to mobile devices, it doesn't pack nearly as much of a punch as the console or computer versions. It was way back in 1992 that gamers first heard the infamous battle cry "FINISH HIM!" -- but since then, the Mortal Kombat franchise has dished out its own brutally bloody brand of combat, changing the landscape of the fighting game genre forever. Timed with the 2015 release of Mortal Kombat X on consoles, the deadly martial arts tournament finally made its way to iOS and Android devices. Now, the app has been tweaked and updated to coincide with the release of Mortal Kombat 11, including the addition of a Netherrealm map, the addition of new characters and new versions of existing characters, and a game engine upgrade from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4, bringing sharper details and more fluid animation to the Mortal Kombat tournament.

Although the game's been expanded and its presentation improved, underneath it all, the gameplay is fundamentally the same as it's always been. Unfortunately, that also means the gameplay is feeling more than a bit outdated. Combat is just a matter of tapping the screen to attack and holding two fingers down to block. More recent mobile fighting games, including those developed by NetherRealm, have evolved into more robust outings and seem to have left Mortal Kombat behind. The basic gameplay isn't helped by the fact that progress is a slow and repetitive grind. Earning decent rewards through gameplay feels like it takes forever. And while spending real-world money on any of the game's multiple microtransactions is an alternate option, even that never feels like it adds anything substantial to the gameplay. Mortal Kombat's mobile outing might not have been dealt a Fatality, but it's a far cry from a Flawless Victory.

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