Mortal Kombat Aftermath Review: A Bop or Flop?


Since Mortal Kombat 11 was released in 2019, the game experienced one success after the other. And in May 2020, it has a new expansion pack called Aftermath, a new story campaign that hardcore MK fans would probably love. Although this new story update comes in the form of an expansion pack, it’s absolutely worth getting. It doesn’t change or divert from the original game. Instead, it adds a new punch that makes the game more exhilarating and interesting to play. Below are just some of the reasons why.


Short But Sweet Story Campaign

The game’s 3-hour story campaign may be a bit short compared to the previous ones, but it looks like NetherRealm Studios is putting every inch of effort into this story campaign to live up to the hype.

Admit it, some combat games get boring as it dives further into the game. But with Aftermath, the game is highly entertaining from start to end. Even those who fell in love with MK before would surely want to come back for this new story update.

How the storyline goes for Aftermath is proof that for a fighting game, the narrative can still be compelling. In fact, it still proves that Mortal Kombat, despite being more than a decade old, is still one of the best fighting games of all time.


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New Mortal Kombat Characters in Action

Aside from the new story, three new characters are also introduced in this pack. Two of them are returning characters, while one of them is a temporary character. These are Shokan Sheeva, Fujin—Raiden’s younger brother, and RoboCop.

Both Sheeva and Fujin are heavily featured in this story. They are also revealed as Shang Tsung’s new allies. These characters each feature unique abilities and are capable of amazing combos.

RoboCop, on the other hand, is not much of a fan favorite. His combat skills and abilities are plain and his playstyle is rather unimpressive. However, if you prefer to use firearms in this game, you might find RoboCop fun and useful.


Finish Him—With Friendship

Mortal Kombat has always been a game of bloodbath and fatalities, but a certain feature is making a comeback to add a less-violent element to the game. This feature is called Friendship. A lot of MK fans have loved the Friendship finisher ever since it was first featured in Mortal Kombat II. When a player chooses friendship, his/her character performs an act of kindness to the opponent—instead of finishing them off.

Friendship acts are known to be quite funny. This includes painting a picture, giving a birthday present, doing a funny dance, and many others. Although this move is interesting, it is still tricky to perform because of the controls and timing.


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Mortal Kombat Aftermath: A Bop Or Flop?

It is without a doubt, a bop. In fact, it’s one of the most highly entertaining stories in recent Mortal Kombat installments. Whether you’re an avid Mortal Kombat fan or if you’ve just got back in the game, you will certainly enjoy this story campaign!

However, there is one major problem—Aftermath is more expensive compared to previous MK installments and expansion packs. Nonetheless, if you’re willing to shell out some moolah, you would find that it is indeed worth the price.

In the meantime, while you’re still saving up for this expansion, you can play Mortal Kombat on your PC! Just head on to and download the game to experience non-stop action and intense fighting for free.