X minutes of brutal Mortal Kombat X action

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I was not expecting to like Mortal Kombat X nearly as much as I did. As a predominantly Street Fighter player, I found the last Mortal Kombat, as good as it was, a little on the clunky side. Fighters moved with too much weight and too little grace and speed. That’s not quite the case with MKX, which is fast, fluid and has been on my mind since I played it at Gamescom.

You’ve probably seen a couple of videos of the game or watched its trailers, but here’s 10 whole minutes of glorious, brutal Mortal Kombat X action out of PAX this weekend.

The only problem I have with how good the game looks, is that it starts getting a bit too real. Yes, I know its fantasy nonsense, with magical ninjas and made up gods battling it out, but the action is visceral brutal, with the over-the-top violence looking too realistic.

Still, I’m excited. It’s fare less sluggish-felling than previous MK games, and doesn’t rely as much on canned combos. It’s the depth afforded by the variations system though – that essentially turns each character in to three – that has me most keen. I can’t wait to use Raiden’s very technical Master of Storms variations, which allows him to place a bunch of lightning traps.

Here’s a couple of matches with Scorpion and Sub Zero, showing the variations – along with some Raiden and Kano action. Mortal Kombat X is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One and yes, the old systems sometime next year.

Last Updated: September 1, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    You were really happy the video was more or less ten minutes, weren’t you? So that you could you make that header title

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      X is NOT XIV

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Thanx MR Precision! Way to ruin Geoff’s dreams

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Agreed. X = XIV – IV

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Also XIV minutes and XXX seconds…XXX hehehe bow chicka wow wow

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Actually XXIX seconds BOW WOW

    • Perchance, could you come over here? I have something to show you *RUNS

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Perchance, could you punch your face!

        • Could you pretty please come over here and say that? Tehehehhe

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    What sorcery is this? Loading screen? Pah!


    *goes to watch some Kombat*

  • Hammersteyn

    So Xcited

  • Hammersteyn

    Finish Him, dat Kano fatality. I just finished myself

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Surely if Raiden fights Kano IN WATER he can just shock the poop out of the water????

    • Hammersteyn

      Shocking, I know.

  • Admiral Chief Assassin


    There is blood and guts

    • Hammersteyn

      “Product not yet rated”

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        So unrated b&g?

    • Sk3tz0


      Some dies at the end… of Round 2!!

  • Ryanza

    Out of E3 this year. From people who don’t really follow gaming news and play games the way we do, there was 2 games that got people excited. Mortal Kombat X and Tomb Raider.

    Mortal Kombat X looks like it will be the best Mortal Kombat game so far and all the violence and gore just looks like so much fan. Can’t want to hear, Mortal Kombat X is destroying our brains.

  • Pretty brutal!

  • PsychoSpazz

    looks kinda Awesome

  • Spaffy

    There are some sick killer moves!
    I might actually play Mortal Kombat again

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