developer: NetherRealm Studios
publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-8
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is the complete edition of the eleventh instalment of the cult series of brutal fighting games, which began in 1992. This edition has been expanded with all the add-ons released so far, including DLC Kombat Pack 2, which adds to the game, among others, John Rambo. Mortal Kombat 11 was produced by NetherRealm Studios in cooperation with the Polish company QLOC. The complete edition of the game has also been released on PS5 and Xbox Series X with significant technical improvements.
Mortal Kombat 11 offers a well-directed and cinematic story mode, which presents the future of the characters from Mortal Kombat X. The heroes meet their versions from the past as a result of the actions of the mysterious Chronicle. Everyone has to face it in order to prevent the story from being rewritten. The story is divided into chapters, and in each of them we direct a different character - although sometimes we can choose between one of the two characters taking part in a particular scene.
In Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, players also have access to a story expansion (Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath), which focuses on the fire god Liu Kang, who plays the role of time keeper and defender of the Earthrealm. The hero is forced to recruit two allies to help him face the imminent threat.
During the game in Mortal Kombat 11, we take part in duels held in various arenas. The dynamic fights are extremely bloody and their brutality is underlined by spectacular fatalities, i.e. special blows crowning the fight. The developers give us a wide range of warriors - apart from old friends like Raiden or Scorpion, you can also find completely new faces on the list. In addition, a special Custom Character Variations system has been implemented in the game, allowing individual fighters to be adjusted to each player's preferences.
The game is slightly slower than in the previous part of the series, and other changes have been introduced. X-Ray attacks have been replaced by Fatal Blow attacks, which can only be carried out if our character has few life points left. There are also Crushing Blows, activated automatically if specific conditions are met - for example, when Scorpion hits the enemy with a spear from the full length of the arena, or when we end the combo with a single, demanding special blow.
Apart from the story campaign, a lot of content was prepared for single player gameplay. The Klassic Towers with a number of challenges are back, as well as the Towers of Time, which diversifies the duels with different modifiers and external factors. These even allow you to fight against bosses, where three players fight one extremely strong enemy one after another. In the Towers of Time we win awards and items upgrades. All the equipment, which is worth mentioning, does not give an advantage in online gameplay. There is also The Crypt mode, where we visit the ruins and open more treasure boxes.
In online mode, we have ranking or regular duels - in the former we cannot use our own character variations. A tournament system has also been prepared, which allows for a convenient way of organising serious competition among friends.
The original version of Mortal Kombat 11 runs on a heavily modified Unreal Engine 3, offering high quality graphics with striking punches, including fatality. And for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S editions, NetherRealm Studio refreshed the engine by switching to Unreal Engine 4 and introducing rendering improvements in collaboration with the KoreTech development team. These versions boast a better graphic design (dynamic 4K resolution and overall graphics enhancements) and significantly reduced loading times.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners have received a free upgrade to next generation consoles. What's more, the game supports the cross-play function, which allows players from different hardware platforms to compete. However, cross-play does not apply to PC and Nintendo Switch users.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate includes not only the main game, but also Kombat Pack 1 (includes 25 skins for characters and six new playable fighters: Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Sindel, Joker, Terminator T-800 and Spawn), Kombat Pack 2 (includes Mileena, Rain and John Rambo with the voice and look of Sylvester Stallone, who was the main character in Rambo movies), and an expanded story expansion Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (adds a new theme about Liu Kang, 25 skins for the characters and three fighters: Fujin, Sheeva and RoboCop). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) In total, the complete edition of Mortal Kombat 11 includes 37 playable characters.
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i7-750 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon HD 7950 or better
- Windows 7/10 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / 4 GB Radeon R9 290 or better
- Windows 7/10 64-bit