Mortal Kombat 11, from NetherRealm Studios has been formally unveiled during a live stream event. I can’t really show a single frame of the show, but if you are a curious parent you can go to their YouTube page for the announcement trailer.

I don’t know how OFTEN it will come up, but here is my answer to questions about whether or not Mortal Kombat 11 is age appropriate for kids:







“Sometimes “No” is the kindest word.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“Real freedom is saying ‘no’ without giving a reason.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“If something is not a “hell, YEAH!”, then it’s a “no!”
― James Altucher

“NO” is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple No.”
― Sharon E. Rainey, The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal

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By Stephen Duetzmann

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8 thoughts on “Is Mortal Kombat 11 Ok For Kids?”
  1. This question is asked over and over but my answer is no.
    Mortal Kombat 11 is way to Gory and bloody for kids. Also it’s like GTA 5 in a way because it could teach kids that violence is the right answer to solve any problems they might have.

  2. The game just came out today, and I really want it. I’m 12 and violence doesn’t phase me unless it is on innocent people. I want to ask my dad, but he knows Mortal Kombat and I’m afraid he’ll say no. I’ll still ask, and hopefully he’ll say yes. I know it is violent, but this one seems so over the top that it’s like a cartoon violence. I’ll tell you if he says yes. Hopefully!

    1. Well Nathan.

      I can’t say I agree that Mortal Kombat is Cartoon violence. It’s definitely graphic and gory. I stand by my statement and the assessment of the ESRB.

      If your Dad lets you play, I’m not here to judge him. He knows you better than I do.

      But, I think you have other games that you can play.

  3. My ex-husband just brought this game to my house and tried to install it for our FIVE YEAR OLD. I threw a fit. Not only is my sweet little boy super sensitive, but I’m a combat vet w PTSD and really can’t handle violent games. Glad to see someone validating my concerns!
    Love your game suggestions!

    1. Hi Brandy,

      First, thank you for your service. I’m sorry that you have to deal with PTSD.

      I’m not the only one who agrees with you. The ESRB does as well.

      Mortal Kombat is an interesting game because a lot of parents in their 30s and early 40s remember the original games which were much tamer on account of the poor graphics. The game is… much different now.

      I’m glad my article was reassuring for you.

      Have a wonderful rest of your day. Be sure to join our Facebook community at to talk with more like-minded parents! We’d love to have you.

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