It wasn't long ago that the Mortal Kombat franchise was in pretty bad shape.
2006's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the last mainline entry in the series before 2011's reboot, was released to a mixed reception. While the game was praised for its expansive roster and the Konquest mode, the reuse of assets from the previous games and the troubled custom fatality feature received a more critical response.
Midway Games followed it up with the spin-off Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which, while totally acceptable, just didn't packed the same punch as the previous Mortal Kombat games. The lack of gory fatalities certainly didn't help.
After Midway Games shut down and evolved into NetherRealm Studios, things began to look up for the series.
The reboot, simply titled Mortal Kombat (MK9 among fans), and its follow up, Mortal Kombat X both reinvigorated the series, while maintaining what made it special.
Mortal Kombat 11, the latest entry in the series, is easily the best yet, and is a testament to all NetherRealm have learnt over the past decade as developers. In this article we're going to be going over exactly what makes MK11 so damn good, from the improved mechanics to the bonkers story.