Mortal Kombat 1: Release date, characters and storyline

Mortal Kombat 1 is now available for early access players.

Critics have also begun releasing their reviews of the latest mainline game in the Mortal Kombat series.

Initial impressions look good, with most reviews indicating that this game is one of the best Mortal Kombat games in years - if not ever.

The somewhat confusingly named Mortal Kombat 1 is actually the 12th game in the series.

It is designed as a soft reboot for the franchise, taking place in an alternate universe of the previous game.

Due to the short review period and impressive scope of the game, many outlets, including GameSpot, have not yet released their reviews.

There are now enough reviews for the game to be scored on Metacritic, with the PS5 version of Mortal Kombat 1 currently sitting at an 86.

Also currently unscored with other platform versions of the game. You can check out some early reviews below.