Mortal Kombat X is a 2015 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
, and XBOX ONE
. It is the sequel to 2011's installment, Mortal Kombat, taking place 25 years later after the events of its predecessor. NetherRealm Studios' mobile team developed a version for iOS
and Android devices. High Voltage Software developed the PC
version of the game, with Polish studio QLOC taking over the work on it shortly after the release of Kombat Pack 1.
Like previous Mortal Kombat games, Mortal Kombat X's gameplay consists of two players, or one player and the CPU, fighting against each other with their selected character, using a large, varied array of character-specific attacks. The game contains several modes, such as a story mode, which takes place twenty-five years after the previous Mortal Kombat game, several 'Tower' modes, which feature dynamically changing challenges, numerous online modes, and the 'Krypt', a mode played in a first person perspective, where players explore the areas unlocking a variety of in-game items.
The console versions of Mortal Kombat X received critical Acclaim
upon release. Most praise was directed at the game's controls, overall gameplay, graphics, story, and characters, with some reviewers calling it the best game in the Mortal Kombat series. However, the PC
version of the game was met with mixed reception, with reviewers citing numerous technical issues (including frequent crashes and slow netcode) as problems that severely hinder the experience. Selling more than 10 million copies, the game was the fastest-selling game in the franchise and the ninth best-selling retail game of 2015 in United States. Mortal Kombat X is the best-selling game in Mortal Kombat franchise.
An upgraded version of Mortal Kombat X, titled Mortal Kombat XL,[c] was released on March 1, 2016, for PlayStation 4
and XBOX ONE
, including all downloadable content characters from the two released Kombat Packs, almost all bonus alternate costumes available at the time of release, improved gameplay, and improved netcode. This edition was also released for PC
on October 4, 2016, and was added to the XBOX
Game Pass on December 7, 2018. A sequel, Mortal Kombat 11, was released on April 23, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
4, Nintendo Switch
, and XBOX
Cancelled Ports (top)
Mortal Kombat X was also planned to be on XBOX 360
& PlayStation 3
, Development was handled by Eurocom
in the last month before the studio closed. The latest build saved was from late 2012. The ports were cancelled likely due to Eurocom
The build was mostly based on the final Mortal Kombat 9 build.
Known Builds (top)
|Build Name||Build Date|
|MK9||Nov, 13, 2012|
Video Footage (top)