New, younger Kombatants. Built-in options to play a particular character in completely different ways from someone else using the very same martial artist. More gore, but also more emotional plot points. The option to pay for easier Fatalities. Mortal Kombat is changing. This is a next-generation Mortal Kombat in more ways than one. MKX is the first game to appear on Sony and Microsoft’s newest home game machines (along with PC). The tenth Mortal Kombat game also features new characters, some of whom are the sons and daughters of classic Kombatants like Johnny Cage and Jax Briggs. You get the sense that Netherrealm is trying to infuse fresh blood into their franchise—in terms of both characters and design—while simultaneously courting acclaim from the world of hyper-competent pro-competition players. Mostly, the ambition pays off. Read the complete review.