Mortal Kombat (2011)

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This fighting game is a remake of an original arcade classic made by Midway Games. After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with failure Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor's victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable...the Past.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald M. Banks ...
Quan Chi (voice)
Sonya Blade (voice)
Kratos (voice)
Shao Kahn / Baraka (voice)
Liu Kang (voice)
Rain (voice)
Raiden (voice)
Jin Hyong ...
Kung Lao / Fighter 1 / Kenshi (voice)
Shang Tsung / Sektor (voice)
Smoke / Goro / Shinnok (voice)
Linda Lee ...
Jade (voice)
Kabal (voice)
Jim McCance ...
PD Radio Op / Endings Narrator (voice)
Kano / Ermac / Elder God (voice)
Stryker / Soldier 1 (voice)


The events of Armageddon has just ended and Shao Kahn has beaten Raiden. But just before Raiden could be finished he sent a message through his mind to his younger self during the first Mortal Kombat tournament. He sent it to warn him about the future but the younger Raiden doesn't understand the message. So the events of the the first three tournaments will be altered in the perception of Raiden trying to change the future. Written by RW

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19 April 2011 (USA)  »

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The first Mortal Kombat to have a stereoscopic 3D option (albeit only for Playstation 3). See more »


When Shang Tsung shoots down the rescue helicopter, a considerable amount of smoke rises into the air, but during the fight that follows and every shot in the following cut scenes, the smoke is gone. See more »


Johnny Cage: Sure, let's go ruin someone else's life.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) See more »

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Mortales Kombates for the faint of heart, housewives, and softies
19 September 2013 | by (Archangel, Russia) – See all my reviews

This game is quite a cinematic experience, so reviewing it on IMDb is appropriate.

In our country this game has been always appreciated by those who liked fantasy fighting PC games with lots of blood and guts flying about. Remember playing the first MK and enjoying its roster and fighting moves. The present-day MK for PS3 is a present to such people.

Some minor things do spoil the enjoyment though. And they have been mentioned already in the other comments.

The biggest flaw for me here is the difficulty of the whole game. If you want to sit back and enjoy kicking butts on big screen without insane prior memorizing of the button combinations for special moves, fatalities, etc., you will have to play it on the "Beginner" level. And even then your skills will be tested intensively, because some of the foes are almost impossible to overcome. The only good news here is that the impressive "X-ray" moves can be easily performed (just 2 buttons to be pressed).

When played "UFC 3: Undisputed", used to get angry by the importance of remembering many button combinations. Well, now, after playing MK with the "Easy" setting, UFC's "Experienced" level seems to be kid-stuff. And as to something like "Fight Night 3" - that's super easy even on the hardest level if compared to the abhorrently painstaking MK controls.

As to the other flaws - they are too few and insignificant to be mentioned. But one thing should have been used in gameplay: the ability to turn on "Simulation" mode, because sometimes it gets repetitive that the fighters are moving lightning-fast even after long combos and after receiving great amounts of damage. Would like to see at least some deterioration of their movements and blows after getting X-rayed, for instance. In other words, the damage system could and should have been much better.

In every other aspect the game shines and delivers what we have been waiting for: deep as an ocean story, bloody fights, ridiculous speeches (check out Johnny Cage's ignorance and cockiness), tongue-in-cheek storytelling, reliable time-tested roster with cool fighters of different origin to choose from, and all manner of MK unlockable paraphernalia. It's the whole MK universe presented on 1 PS3 disc, which is not very expensive by the way (Borderlands' price tag exceeds it almost by 3 times here).

To sum it up: it is simply outstanding that the creators of MK for PS3 succeeded to merge PATHOS, STUPIDITY, and GORE. It's definitely for the kids but banned for them. Nonsense? No, just "Mortales Kombates"! If you are a grown-up and play such games, then you are not a reasonable person. The PS3 game box should have the following warning upon it: "Verboten!!!"

An 8 out of 10 (still have to beat the Tower challenge and, suppose, it should be ultra-ridiculous). Thanks for attention.

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