Parents' Guide to

Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Very violent and graphic fighting game now on handheld.

Game PlayStation Vita 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+


Parents need to know that this game is very fun, but gory. It has some partial nudity and strong language.
age 18+

18+ only

Mortal Kombat is a fighting game that shows extreme blood and violence. One character can rip out someones spine and stuff like that.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

It’s fast, frenetic, and fun –- but certainly not for young players. Those who enjoy intense fighting games, like the best-selling Mortal Kombat series, will appreciate having console-like graphics and control in a portable system. While the touchscreen mechanics on the 5-inch OLED screen take some getting used to, it is a nice touch, if you can pardon the pun. The game ships with multiple solo and multiplayer modes to keep things fresh, and all the classic warriors have returned – including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Jax, and Johnny Cage -- as well as Kratos, from Sony’s God of War series and others like Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. As long as you take heed to the “Mature” rating, if you like fighting games you’ll enjoy the new, portable, and brutal Mortal Kombat for PS Vita.

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