Mortal Kombat X

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
Mortal Kombat X Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Incredibly violent fighting game has buckets of blood, gore.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 109 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Community Reviews

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
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

Just fine for kids wont affect them

This title has:

Too much violence

Game Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate