Bringing brutality to 2D fighting, Mortal Kombat on PlayStation 3 is an engaging and well designed game which will have you battling for one more go. The secret to its addictive and polished gameplay is a thoughtful blend of deep fighting mechanics and a massive range of features and modes, giving Mortal Kombat an incredible sense of variety.
Full of unique moves for each of the 26 playable characters, this fast paced beat 'em up has the perfect learning curve for veterans and newcomers alike. Featuring easy to learn moves, each fighter brings a different skill set that suits every style of play. For example, Smoke has a range of defensive moves while Kratos is equipped with a mixture of attacks for complex combos. Add these elements to counters, momentum changing X-ray special moves, Fatalities and more and you have the deepest and most tactical Mortal Kombat title yet.
An excellent selection of tutorials ease you into the game, teaching you the basics, letting you master the characters and even practise Fatalities. Once you're ready, you can enjoy a lengthy and wonderfully presented Story Mode (which has you assuming the role of a variety of characters throughout the tale), and the various Arcade modes such as Tag Ladder, which pits your two-person combination against other teams.
Fancy some other diversions? Then you can throw yourself into mini-games such as Test Your Might, or how about trying the Challenge Tower, which features hundreds of tasks, such as landing a number of specific attacks under certain conditions. And this is just scratching the surface. Mortal Kombat is a massive martial arts extravaganza - prepare yourself.