How long is Mortal Kombat 1? Campaign time to beat

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Mortal Kombat 1 has revitalized the story, providing players with a new, alternate angle when it comes to the campaign, but how long does it take to beat?

Mortal Kombat is known for its brutal gameplay and iconic characters which have been developed and fleshed out over the years to create an interesting universe of relationships.

Mortal Kombat 1 brings this universe back to life, but this time with a slight twist, as the game follows a different timeline where some characters and their relationships are slightly different from what players are used to.

The MK1 campaign may follow a new timeline, but the campaign still retains the same format fans of the franchise will be very familiar with. So, if you’re wondering how long it takes to beat Mortal Kombat 1, here’s everything you need to know about the story mode’s length.

How long to beat Mortal Kombat 1’s story mode?

The Mortal Kombat 1 campaign takes around 6 to 10 hours to complete, depending on the difficulty you choose and how much time you like to spend in the fights.

Those Mortal Kombat veterans who like a challenge may go for Hard or even Very Hard, which will likely increase your campaign time unless you’re a 2D fighting God.

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Mortal Kombat 1’s campaign will take players around 10 hours to complete.

The default difficulty is Medium, which is how the devs intended the game to feel and will see you completing the Mortal Kombat 1 campaign in around 10 hours.

While the fights in the campaign can take up a chunk of time, especially if you’re struggling, for the most part, it’s the cutscenes that will take up the most time and add up. Mortal Kombat campaigns tend to be like feature-length movies with fights scattered in and around the cutscenes, which essentially carry the story.

This style of campaign isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, seeing these characters and their relationships develop in these cutscenes is certainly enjoyable.

For more guides on Mortal Kombat 1, be sure to check out some of our others below:

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