Mortal Kombat X

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Incredibly violent fighting game has buckets of blood, gore.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 106 reviews

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age 18+

Far too dark and sadistic for kids

I like to think i'm a pretty easy going mum, and I played mortal kombat as a kid and loved it, but this is...something else. I was so shocked at the level of sadistic violence throughout the sample video I watched - there is no way on earth I would allow either of my children to play this game - ever! As a mental health professional I suggest you don't either! One parent here said violence doesn't come from video games, that is a blanket statement and certainly aguable. For children who are already experiencing issues this could compound those issues. For other kids, well lets just say looking at this for hours over weeks/months/years is not good for anyone's mental health.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 14+


In the series of Mortal Kombat games there is often the most concern with violence and gore, while this is certainly true it is only found in things called Fatalities. These final moves are optional and very difficult, rewarding no points or benefit for performing the complicated set of movements required to see the (often very bloody and gory) animation. Ultimately this means the game is suitable for mature teens of 14-15+ if they don’t choose to do the Fatalities. Personally, I let my 15 year old son play this game and he doesn’t bother with Fatalities as they’re too much hassle.

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