For those of you who are unaware of the fighting game genre, you might not know its biggest, most famous, and bloodiest champion: Mortal Kombat. Released in 1992, this arcade fighting cabinet sparked one of two reactions the country, and later the world, over. It was the first fighting game of its kind to have the iconic finishing moves from its fighters, the Fatality. Players were amused and excited, parents were horrified, politicians were flustered, and the game caused the inception of those little letters you see at the bottom of your games today: The ESRB rating. Part of Mortal Kombat’s fame is because Mortal Kombat was so brutal that it caused politicians to finally decide that video games should be monitored and legally rated in a way that parents can understand the games they are buying for their kids. Today, the latest installment in the series, Mortal Kombat X, the tenth game in the 2d style fighting game series, continues the proud tradition of spilling more blood and gore than the human body actually has.
With the next generation of video game consoles, and the advances in video game graphics and technology, Mortal Kombat X has come back to push the envelope in brutality and jaw breaking violence. Packed to the brim with fierce martial artists, the game boasts combat systems like the X ray combos, brutal onslaughts of visceral assaults where the game perspective switches to an X ray style, so that you can see the internal devastation your fighter inflicts on the other, and of course, the Fatalities return, more gruesome, more vicious, and more bloody than ever.
With DLC fighters like Jason Voorhees and the Predator coming to the game as well, Mortal Kombat just got a lot bloodier than ever. Many fan favorite character return from the last installment and others over the long and bloody history of the Mortal Kombat franchise, and all of them have been revamped to show off even more bone breaking lethality. Mortal Kombat X is arguably the most brutal, most violent, and most gore soaked game in existence as of this writing. In no other game are you so able and almost encouraged to not just beat your opponents into a bloody pulp, but finish the job in as flashy and gory a way as possible. The Mortal Kombat series has a proud tradition of making parents cringe and bloodthirsty players screech in victory over the corpses of their foes, and in Mortal Kombat X, the team at Netherrealm Studios has done it again. Fans have been raving nonstop about it since its April release, and there’s no telling when they’ll stop.