Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – Review
Follow Genre: Fighter
Developer: NetherRealm Studios, QLOC, Shiver
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Platform: PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Tested on: PS4

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – Review

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Good: Still a great game overall
Bad: Ultimate doesn't add much new stuff
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We’ve already taken a look at Mortal Kombat 11 back when it came out, as well as its subsequent expansion called Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, which added some story elements. Both of these reviews can be found on the site, here and here. Since they nicely sum up what Mortal Kombat 11 is all about, we’ll be solely focussing on any added content for the Ultimate Edition in this review. Let’s dive into the world of fatalities one more time.

What is probably most interesting to know is what is included in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Described as the definitive edition of the game, it comes with all content released so far, which is the main game, the Aftermath DLC mentioned above, and all bonus characters such as those in the first Kombat Pack. In addition, Ultimate includes a second Kombat Pack with three more characters. It might be nice to know that this second combat pack is also available separately.

The first among the newcomers is fan-favorite Mileena. Many wanted her back, noting her absence in this installment early on especially since Kitana was already in it from the get-go. Now, this razor-sharp teethed beauty is back and faster than ever. Likewise, Rain the Edenian demigod, who was last playable in the 2011 version of Mortal Kombat makes a reappearance. Both characters are connected to each other and to Kitana in their background storyline, meaning we get some interesting new animations, especially with the Friendship fatalities. Lastly – for those who have been enjoying popular culture figures making their cameos in the arena – there is John Rambo from the famed 80s action movie of the same name. Sylvester Stallone is here providing the voice for his iconic character.

Another great feature added is cross-platform play for select modes. This means regardless of whether you own the game on Playstation or Xbox, you’ll have even more opponents to play against. Notably, this cross-play includes the different generations of the consoles, meaning PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are also supported. Speaking of the next-gen, people buying Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate for the PS4 or Xbox One will be able to access a free upgrade of their game for the next-generation systems in the same console ecosystem.

The main reason this sounds appealing is that a huge selling point for this edition of the game was the way it would be upgraded to suit next-gen consoles. The graphics are optimized for 4K and the load times noticeably reduced. It seems to be NetherRealm Studios is really hoping to compel plenty of first-time players to join the fray with this edition.

Conclusion

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate can best be described as the cherry on top of your sundae. While it’s a great addition and might attract people to the game, it feels ultimately a bit unnecessary, especially for people who already own the title and some of its DLC. It’s hard to complain about a game packed with fun and blood, but if you already own it there is little need to get the Ultimate edition if you don’t plan on getting a next-gen console anytime soon. If you do not own the game yet and are looking for the full experience, this is basically the (near) perfect Mortal Kombat experience for the newest generation, as well as that of our nearly obsolete consoles.

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