Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.’s Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 is a total beatdown that includes all DLC characters, skins, fatalities, and music downloads in a comprehensive re-release.
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition includes all the game modes found in the 2011 release, including Challenge Tower, Co-op Arcade Mode, King of the Hill Mode, and Tag Team Battles for up to four.
Fan favorites like Liu Kang, Raiden, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Kitana, and Jax return to battle.
New DLC characters include Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and Freddy Krueger. In addition, the title includes 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic fatalities for Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile.
The 2D fighting system beats the title back to bloody roots with quick movement and agile move input in combination with new super meter variables like an X-Ray move that breaks bones mid-combat. A downside is that some moves seem to fall through each other when both combatants execute at the same time.
Fatalities, a trademark in the franchise, have maintained a gruesome edge with maneuvers that slice and dice, puncture, freeze, decapitate, shoot, and tear each opponent limb by limb.
Online modes, which hold lag-free bouts, include Arcade Co-op, Tag Team Battles, and King of the Hill Mode where up to eight users can spectate and battle each winner.
The graphics engine is solid at 60 frames-per-second. Each character is well-constructed and animated, with fatalities delivering the most detailed anatomical deaths. Sound is similar to prior entries with hard uppercuts and battle cries that permeate each battle.
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is a solid re-release that delivers the ultimate bundle SKU for the latest entry. From new characters to fatalities, there is plenty for the Kombat fan to pummel.