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Mortal Kombat 1

MK1, Mortal Kombat 12

The twelth main installment in a bestselling fighting game series known for its brutality. Mortal Kombat 1 was developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Fighting | for 2 people | 2.5 D | splitscreen | urban fantasy | very brutal

Mortal Kombat 1 Release Date


PC PS5 XSX Switch

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Mortal Kombat 1 is a new installment in the bestselling series of violent fighting games originating from 1992. It was first created by American studio Midway Games (and since 2009 was taken over by NetherRealm), also responsible for other games such as Injustice. To this day, the company oversees the Mortal Kombat franchise, this game being its twelfth main installment. The game was announced for PC, PS5, Xbox S/X and Nintendo Switch, once again being published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.


Mortal Kombat 1 is set in its reborn universe created by Fire God Liu Kang. The well-known kombatants enter a new era, free to decide whether to join forces or oppose each other once again. Even in this new reality, however, one thing stays certain: there's always something worth fighting for.


Mortal Kombat revolves around 1-on-1 battles on diverse arenas. Each character has a unique fighting style, moveset and combos. The twelfth installment introduces a new combat system and new fatalities.

The roster is composed of returning characters, although their designs have been changed to differentiate the game from previous installments. Though Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Mileena, Scorpion and others are all playable, they've been rebuilt from the ground up and differ from how they were in previous games. There's also a unique character, Shang Tsung, available for purchase when pre-ordering.

Another new feature are the Kameo Fighters, that is, assist characters who help us in combat, expanding our possibilities. These are selected separately from their own roster.

Game modes

The game features multiplayer and a singleplayer story campaign.

Technical aspects

The game's 3D visuals run on NetherRealm Studios' proprietary engine.

Other information

Mortal Kombat 1 has been released in several versions: Standard, as well as Premium and Kollector, which guarantee early access to the game. The Premium Edition includes rewards such as the Kombat Pack, which contains an exclusive skin for Johnny Cage based off the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (known from action movies such as Bloodsport and Hard Target). The more expensive Kollector's Edition, in addition to content from the Premium Edition, also includes a Liu Kang sculpture, exclusive art prints and more Dragon Krystals.

Last updated on 20 September 2023

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

User score: 7.4 / 10 based on 166 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.8 / 10 based on 194 votes.

PEGI rating Mortal Kombat 1

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Mortal Kombat 1 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 980 / Radeon RX 470 or better
  • 100 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 11 GB GeForce GTX 1080 Ti / 8 GB Radeon RX 5700 XT or better
  • 100 GB HDD
  • Windows 10/11 64-bit
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