IGN UK writes: "Ordinarily, beat-'em-up crossovers elicit rage from both sides of the fan base – particularly when you're talking about bringing characters as disparate as those from the Mortal Kombat series and DC comics together under one roof. However, we think we've got a ceasefire in our sights this time around. Settling down with a controller and full character roster for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, any qualms about this being a risky venture for Chicago-based developer Midway quickly dissipated. But how far has it come since our US comrades took a lookat a small portion of the DC storyline?
Very far, it would seem. The game's roster of DC characters is impressive and while all DC characters are very much in their classic comic guise - with Batman in his grey suit and Catwoman in purple – it's the pre-Heath Ledger Joker that steals the show with his spring-loaded boxing glove, hand buzzer and wonderfully sadistic, controversial Fatality."