Review: Mortal Combat X

The Mortal Kombat series outraged Middle England with the best of them from the 90s onwards, with some parents deciding that developers making games involving heads being ripped out – spine and all – was the same as telling them to buy them for their children.

Well, guess what, those children are now maladjusted grown-ups with disposable incomes and the Mortal Kombat series is back to finish taking their souls.

And the current generation of machines can render that button mashing bloodletting in even higher definition.

All your favourite characters are back, alongside a new roster of very angry people with particular sets of skills. Things look predictably gorgeous, in a deeply violent kind of way, but time will tell if the hardcore fight fans take to this new breed of beat ‘em up.

Words Mike Hird

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