Mortal Kombat 11: Joker Review

January 29, 2020 at 7:12pm
By Jason Stettner

The roster of Mortal Kombat 11 continues to grow with the inclusion of an iconic DC villain, the Joker. This is a gritty, intense and rather darkly comedic version of the character. I wasn’t initially too excited for this addition to the roster, but was pleasantly surprised by his inclusion once I gave it a whirl. This Joker is about cane swings, weird battle tools and a sort of sleek creepy movement.

There were some strange moves, and I loved them. The hard knocking cane counter to the chin, or pulling out big extend-o-gloves which end in groin hits were certainly a sight. There’s some fun here too, like pulling out a little Batman doll while shooting and they somewhat get all of the characteristics of this jokester quite well.

It’s never silly either despite perhaps sounding so, they have a neat layering of gritty aesthetics that make it look right. There’s also a really special hard hitting scene that splats blood, then more, and then covers the screen which is striking. Then from there he’s got familiar spins, and acts in a sort of pompous way almost. It’s hard to describe, but undeniably the Joker in every way.

It also seems like this individual is just having a grand time, and the smooth moves make each hit feel so cool. It’s great, and just a lot of fun to play as. Going back to the look, this is a slim and cynical version. The outfit matches that, with of course variants being available. The white suit was definitely different, yet on brand.
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The Conclusion

Mortal Kombat 11's latest addition brings the Joker into the spotlight being an unhinged and straight up vicious take on the character. It wasn’t one that I’d expect to be too interested in, but I found myself really enjoying this version of him.

It seemed to be somewhat generic upon initial glance, yet there’s a groovy style that really works for this one and the animations bring a certain level of enjoyment out of this character. There are some neat moves to unleash, brutal counters and a high level of gritty gore when he does come out swinging. Again, just a nasty set of moves with some funny options as well that are true to the lore of this DC villain.

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Rating Overall: 8.2

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner