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Average Player Score Based on 198 ratings
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)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.6

    Birth of a legend...

    As the pretty much the first fighting game with gore, Mortal Kombat is a classic. Many great games and even two movies all came from this game. It's funny that Mortal Kombat was supposed to be a quick project to make a l... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Mortal Kombat (1992)

  • Review Score:9.5

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

    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: Not a lot of fatalit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.6

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

    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 punch) Block Uppe... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

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

    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. I usually just playe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.7

    A classic, but not for the right reasons.

    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. After finally findin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A quick project that became a legend.

    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 four armed creature, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

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

    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, its sound was good an... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    The one that started it all

    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 least see fatalities ev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    The birth of MK!

    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 when it gets a slow ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    solid for its time.

    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 and scorpion that w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    A birth of a great figthing seriers

    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 : The game was a respo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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