Powered by the Unreal engine, the visuals are excellent. Character models like Jax and Liu Kang border on lifelike, while The Joker and Captain Marvel from DC are realistically stylized. But fans of the last few MK games may be put off by the dearth of extras in MKvsDCU: there are no unlockable costumes or arenas, no mini-games, and only 22 playable characters (including two unlockable bosses) - about a third as many as MK: Armageddon hosted. Online play over Live will enhance this game's replayability, but a little more content would've made it an epic crossover.
* Great-looking characters and arenas!
* A return to the no-nonsense brutality of MKII and MK3.
* Lacks unlockables, mini-games, and extra characters.
* Why can't Superman do Raiden's "Superman" attack?