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8.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 198 ratings
  1. 10 (55)
  2. 9 (83)
  3. 8 (37)
  4. 7 (9)
  5. 6 (10)
  6. 5 (1)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (2)

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  • User Rating 9.5

    Mortal Kombat started all the blood, catchphrases, and addicting game-play.

    Rated on September 27, 2009 by Blueguy93

    The good: Sweet ninja game-play with mind blowing fatalities, digitized graphics look very realistic and the dark backgrounds are detailed and imaginative, haunting soundtrack is beautiful. The bad: ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.6

    This game is terrible, but all the sequels are great!!!

    Rated on January 07, 2006 by PiggyPiggyMan

    This is the worst of all Mortal Kombat games, and the reason is... A.I The A.I is unbelievably frustrating, because it attacks like this... Crouch (you punch) Block Upper-cut Crouch (you...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Mortal Kombat Is Without A Doubt The Best Fighting Game Series EVER.<br /> <br /> Sub Zero Wins Fatality.

    Rated on August 08, 2006 by gta11

    Mortal Kombat For Arcade. Well basically 1992, the year a mythical thing of sorts entered our lives. It was a day in July, I was out of school and my parents were going shopping at the local mall. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.7

    A classic, but not for the right reasons.

    Rated on June 04, 2007 by kdt55

    I walk into my favorite arcade. Ahh ha, theres a new game. Can't tell what it is yet because of the huge crowd and with me being 12, I can't see over the taller adults that are all over this game. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    A quick project that became a legend.

    Rated on June 12, 2007 by PandemicRcks502

    This game is freaking awesome, and it changed the world of video games. You put together 2 ninjas, a half-bionic mercenary, a movie star, a thunder god, a Shaolin monk, a female military officer, a f...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    Revolutionary... this word pops into my mind when I remember first seeing this game at the arcades.

    Rated on March 08, 2006 by 79th_Warrior

    When I first played this game back at my local arcade Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting was king of the hill at least that was my opinion. MK introduced graphics that resembled real fighters, i...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    The one that started it all

    Rated on March 15, 2006 by mikemetroid5565

    well mortal kombat 1 started the series even the arcade version went pretty softly... 7 charecters 1 fatalitly 8 back grounds and 4 people who made the game ...so the Gameplay was good u got to at lea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The birth of MK!

    Rated on November 27, 2006 by supersohail

    Mortal Kombat started off the series when it was born, if this game hadn't came out, you wouldn't be playing deception right now! Now the gameplay is good but the game feels very unavailable to fight ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    solid for its time.

    Rated on March 23, 2006 by Achilles438

    I think this was a great game that spawned one of the greatest fighting series of all time. It introduced some new concepts like the blood, the fatality, and the over the top characters like sub zero...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    A birth of a great figthing seriers

    Rated on March 29, 2006 by Ratchetcomand

    I didn't play the first Mortal kombat unti i play the Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play for the PSP . My frist MK was MK3 any way it a good it may not be as good as the others MK . Gameplay : ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.