When I was 5 years old one of the very first games I ever played was Mortal Kombat for Super Nintendo. I accredit it as being the game that started it all for me. Since that time, there have only been one or two versions of Mortal Kombat that I would consider its equal, but nothing that really did the original justice. This is primarily due to the fact that the games veered too far from the origins of its 2D ancestor, venturing into the land of 3D and an excess of unrecognizable characters. Now after more than a decade and a half, the critics have spoken, and Mortal Kombat 9 has finally lived up to its name.

With the release of a completely revamped movie due later in 2011, a state of the art graphics engine, powering a 2D side-scrolling fighting game, there is no doubt that Mortal Kombat is back, and with a vengeance! If you and your buddies are looking for a game to settle bets, arguments, and your looking for peaceful solution, why not consider ripping their head off in a nice little match of MK9? Do your dishes! I dont want to do the dishes; Im playing Black Ops! Dont make me go Kung- Lao on you! Oh yeah? Yeah! Bring it on then! It adds a nice dynamic to any family, not to mention all the different ways it could help fix your relationship with your girlfriend.

With a revamped story mode, the playable ability of Kratos and online gameplay, this is a game that will take a long time to get tired of and is an absolute must have if youre a fighting game fan. However, even if you are not a fighting game fan and you pick up a copy of Mortal Kombat, Id be willing to place money on an idea. The bet? 20 bucks says within a week of playing you will be jumping out behind corners, yelling fatality as you drop kick your little brother and send him flying across the room.

If you really want to get the best of your Mortal Kombat experience, I would highly recommend picking up one of our Modded Xbox controllers with our Evil d-pad! The reasoning behind this is that regular 360 controllers have a directional pad in the shape of a disc that inhibits the motions in Mortal Kombat, but with the Evil d-pad all those sick combos are effortless!

-Evil Nick