Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
|a game by||Midway Games, Inc.|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 8 votes|
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|See also:||Mortal Kombat Games, Fighting Games|
This epic fighting game from Midway games takes the gory fights of the Mortal Kombat franchises and combines it with the fantasy world of DC superheroes. Playing as a long list of fan-favorite characters like Scorpion, Superman, Raiden, and the Joker, you'll bruise your knuckles and spill blood as you battle in fierce one-on-one fights. With an expansive single-player story mode, loads of playable fighters, and some wickedly fun mini-games, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is one of the most content-rich and enjoyable fighting games in recent memory. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the MK franchise or fantasize about stopping crime as your favorite DC hero, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe makes those dreams a reality.
Main Game Features
- 15 chapter-long story mode
- Over 20 playable characters
- Wide variety of special and finishing moves
In classic fighting game fashion, the story in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is pretty ridiculous. That said, it's a great foundation for a cross-over tale that features tons of mega-popular characters and explosive moments of action. At the beginning of the game, both the Earthrealm of Mortal Kombat and the planet Earth in the DC Universe are being attacked by evil forces. At the same time, both attacks are repelled, sending super villains Shao Kahn and Darkseid into a state of dimension-shifting. This forces both villains, as well as their respective worlds, to collide into one, resulting in a mega-villain called Dark Khan. In order to defeat Dark Khan and separate their worlds safely, the heroes of both universes attempt to form an uneasy alliance.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe offers players a classic arcade-style fighting experience with loads of awesome characters, killer graphics, and some brutal special moves. There are multiple modes of play, including the chapter-based Story Mode, the Kombo Challenge mode, and competitive online and local multiplayer. In Story mode, players can choose to experience the narrative from either the perspective of the Mortal Kombat characters or DC Universe characters, each with exclusive chapters to play. When compared to other fighting games like Street Fighter and Dead or Alive, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe offers a much stronger single-player option for fans to enjoy.
In every mode, you'll engage in exciting one-on-one battles between your favorite MK and DC characters. The roster of fighters includes both heroes and villains from both sides, including classic characters like Batman, Sub-Zero, Wonder Woman, Kano, Lex Luthor, and much more. Each character has a list of awesome special moves to pull off, resulting in hard-hitting combos. As characters take damage, different parts of their costume also become damaged, adding some appreciated detail during fights. In classic Mortal Kombat fashion, you can finish off your opponents with Fatalities, but they're a bit disappointing and lack the expected level of blood and gore. Despite these small setbacks, the fighting in MK vs. DC is satisfying and addictive, encouraging players to figure out new combo-strings and master their chosen character.
Thanks to a roster of memorable fighters, fun gameplay, and an impressive single-player story, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a great choice for any fighting game fan. Even though there's less blood than your standard Mortal Kombat title, the action is still fast and violent, resulting in some surprisingly brutal moments. Generally speaking, this is one of the coolest games featuring DC superheroes ever released. It also lets you settle the age-old question of “who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?”.
If you like fighting games and DC comics, there's no good reason not to give Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe a try.
- Great roster of characters
- Hard-hitting, addictive combat
- Interesting cross-over narrative
- Not as gory as other Mortal Kombat games
- Some new mechanics get repetitive
- Lack of unlockable content