Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Review


Player(s): 1-4, 2-8 (online)
Extra Features: Online Multiplayer, Download Content, Leaderboards

Mortal Kombat (Mortal Kombat 9) was released last April for PS3 and Xbox 360. It was a very memorable return to the classic style of MK gameplay while still keeping an updated appearance. I felt it was the best Mortal Kombat since Mortal Kombat II overall. The game had four extra characters that were released weeks later and sold on the PS Store and Xbox 360 Marketplace. If you want to see my full thoughts on the original game and all of its download content then be sure to check the reviews for them on The Gamers' Temple.

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition includes the same Mortal Kombat that was released last year for Xbox 360 and PS3 along with all of the extra download content that was released afterwards. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition includes the following download content on the disc:

Classic skins #1 pack (3 classic fatalities) - $5
Skarlet character - $5
Kenshi character - $5
Rain character - $5
Freddy Krueger character - $5

Altogether you get $25 in download content already on the disc (no need to download). There is not even a need to visit the PS Store or Xbox marketplace since all content is already on the disc. Mortal Kombat retails for $50 now, so you're saving an extra $15 overall by buying Komplete Edition. If you haven't bought Mortal Kombat yet, then it would be best to pick up Komplete Edition. A player basically gets everything included with the fighter from the start.

The only problem with this collection is that the game is now nearly a year old and paying $60 for a year old game seems steep. Even with the download content already included, the asking price seems too high when many other great fighters have already been released or are about to be. Even with those thoughts, if you plan to buy Mortal Kombat new, it would be best to pick up this version if you plan to get everything for it. You'll save some money overall.

The Good:
+ Same great Mortal Kombat that was released in April 2011
+ Includes all download content on the disc

The Bad:
- Even with all the bonus content, $60 for a year old game is steep

Final Rating: 89%. If you haven't picked up the new Mortal Kombat yet and plan to get all of the download content with it, Komplete Edition is the version to buy.