Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest entry in NetherRealm Studios' long-running grisly fighting game franchise. This instalment represents a reboot in the release's timeline, with the events of previous entry Mortal Kombat 11 leading Liu Kang to create an entirely new universe in his image. In this Mortal Kombat 1 guide, we'll cover fundamental gameplay features and strategy, like complete character rosters and all Fatalities.

Mortal Kombat 1 Guide: How to Master NetherRealm's Fighter

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Arguably the most crucial component of any fighting game is its crop of characters, and Mortal Kombat 1 introduces a compelling cast that's set to grow beyond launch day. We'll be keeping tabs on all the confirmed fighters here, as well as any Kameos, which are selectable side-characters which comprise a core tenet of the brawler's revamped gameplay.


A Mortal Kombat game without Fatalities is like a hamburger without ketchup: it's not allowed. As the presentation of its titles has improved, NetherRealm Studios has been pushing its trademark brand of cartoon violence to its limits, and this latest game has some of the most ridiculous, wince-inducing finishers in the franchise's history. We've got all the important inputs you need in our guide.


There's a lot to wrap your head around in Mortal Kombat 1, and we'd be remiss to overlook anything. As such, we've compiled a bunch of FAQs and additional pages to help you get the most out of the game.

That concludes our Mortal Kombat 1 guide for now, but we'll be adding additional content and information over time, so stay tuned for much more on the game. Do you have any questions or ideas for future additions to this guide? Let us know in the comments section below.