Mortal Kombat 4, The 1997 Klassic, Is Now Available On GOG

Mortal Kombat 4, the largely-forgotten follow-up to the frequently re-released Mortal Kombat Trilogy, has returned to sale on GOG. The game, which originally released in 1998 for PC, Nintendo 64, and PlayStation, after an arcade debut in 1997, costs $6 and is DRM-free.

The game has been updated to work with modern Windows operating systems, and ports across everything fans will remember from this slightly offbeat entry in the Mortal Kombat series. There are weapons that can be picked up and used, interactive backgrounds, secrets and codes (sorry, “kodes”) to enter, and 3D gameplay that lets you move around the arena and dodge attacks like you would in Tekken.

How has the game aged, visually? You can judge for yourself from the screenshots below.

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Mortal Kombat 4 is a divisive game–our original review of the N64 version of the game scored an 8.9/10, and critic Jeff Gerstmann wrote that the game was “an excellent translation of a good arcade title, and fans of the arcade version won’t be disappointed at all.”

Players nostalgic for this fighting game can now revisit it at a low price–although many series fans will likely want to stick with Mortal Kombat 11.

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