Is Mortal Kombat on Mac?

If you are eager to try the new Mortal Kombat on Mac, then you’ll have to try some alternative methods, as the game lacks macOS support. This isn’t surprising, considering the previous games in the franchise were also not available for Apple computers. Despite this, we can tell you about several viable methods that can help you get some fighting action fun on your Mac. The first method we want to talk about is to use Apple’s Game Porting Toolkit, which has proven a viable way of running Windows games natively on a Mac, and to make using it easier, you can integrate it with CrossOver as we’ve shown below. Furthermore, we expect the game to become available on cloud gaming platforms, at which point we’ll make sure to update this post.

Will there be Mortal Kombat for Mac?

It’s unlikely that there will ever be a version of Mortal Kombat for Mac, since Apple computers aren’t really intended as gaming machines, even though their latest M1 and M2 models are more than capable of supporting resource-intensive games in terms of hardware capabilities. That said, even if we never see a version of Mortal Kombat for Mac get released, there are alternative ways to play this game. We already mentioned the Game Porting Toolkit and as we said, the game will almost certainly come to Xbox Cloud Gaming and Boosteroid. And then there’s also the Boot Camp variant which, albeit outdated, can still work perfectly fine on a powerful enough Intel Mac.

Can you play Mortal Kombat on Mac?

At the moment, the methods to play Mortal Kombat on Mac that you can try are to use the Game Porting Toolkit (with or without CrossOver) and to use Boot Camp. For the time being, the game isn’t yet available on any cloud gaming platforms, so this method is yet to become available. If we learn that the game has been added to XCloud, Boosteroid, or another cloud gaming service, we’ll make sure to provide the new information as an update to this post. As for the two methods that you can try now, we’ve provided instructions on how to set them up and use them in our guides below.

What about Mortal Kombat on Mac M1?

To play Mortal Kombat on Mac M1, the only method you can try now is to set up and use the Game Porting Toolkit compatibility layer, which has already been used with many other games that people want to play on Mac. However, since this tool is not user-friendly and requires you to exclusively use Terminal commands to set everything up, an easier way to use GPTK is to integrate it with the user-friendly CrossOver app and then use the two together. The way to do this has been explained below, where you can also find a link to a more in-depth guide in case you need additional information.

Mortal Kombat Mac download methods

The Mortal Kombat Mac download methods involve the use of either the Apple Game Porting Toolkit or Boot Camp. With the first method, which can only be used on M1 and M2 Macs, you’ll be downloading the game in macOS, but will be launching it through a translation layer, which will allow it to run. As for the second Mortal Kombat Mac download method, the Boot Camp one, you’ll be downloading the game within a separate Windows 10 partition created with the help of the Boot Camp tool. Once the game is downloaded and installed in Windows environment, you can run it as if you are running it on a PC.

How to play Mortal Kombat on Mac?

To play Mortal Kombat on Mac, follow our instructions for the Game Porting Toolkit (+ CrossOver) if you are on an M1 or M2 Mac, and follow our Boot Camp instructions if your machine is Intel-based. Remember that in both cases, your Mac will need to meet the game’s system requirements, otherwise the game will run poorly or not run at all. For Apple Silicon machines, M1/M2 Pro or Max chips are recommended, as the base M1/M2 variants will probably not be enough. And to play Mortal Kombat on Mac models with Intel chips, you’ll need a newer MacBook Pro with preferably 12 or 16 gigs of RAM. And now, without further ado, here are our instructions for the two methods.

Before trying any of the next methods, you’ll obviously first need to purchase Mortal Kombat to play it on your Mac:

How to play Mortal Kombat with CrossOver + the Game Porting Toolkit

1. Update your macOS to macOS Sonoma, visit the CrossOver site by clicking the button below, and download and install CrossOver.

2. Search for and download the Game Porting Toolkit from this Apple page and then open the downloaded file to mount it.

3. Download the CXPatcher from this page and install it in your Applications folder. Then run the following Terminal command: “xattr -cr /Applications”.

4. Open the CXPatcher, turn on the Enable External Resources and the Allow repatch / upgrade options.

5. Click Locate External Resources and open the Game Porting Toolkit folder. Then drag-and-drop the CrossOver app into the CXPatcher.

6. Create a new CrossOver bottle and install in it Steam (or another game launcher if you own the game elsewhere).

7. Turn off DXVK, launch and log in to Steam, go to your gaming library, install the game, and launch it.

How to play Mortal Kombat with Boot Camp

And now we’ll provide you with our guide on how to partition your hard drive and how to install Windows 10 in the second partition with the help of the Boot Camp Assistant app:

Mortal Kombat 1 Review

Alright, gather around fellow kombatants because the landscape of fighting games just got a whole lot bloodier and oh so much more exciting with the release of Mortal Kombat 1. You know, it’s like taking a trip down memory lane but with a pair of brand spanking new kicks on.

Now let’s get into the meaty part, the gameplay. Oh boy, does it sing a seductive siren song of punches and jabs that feels like poetry in motion; each strike is a note that reverberates deep in your combat-loving soul. Plus, the introduction of Kameo Fighters adds a fresh spice to this meaty stew of fighting extravaganza. Picture yourself going full throttle with Sub-Zero, only to pull a magic trick with Scorpion, turning a tight situation into an advantageous one. It’s a level of strategy that had me gleefully giggling as I discovered potent fighter combinations.

One cannot ignore the star-studded cast that graces this iteration. The lineup feels like a Mortal Kombat family reunion, where each member came back stronger, slicker, and with moves that will have you on the edge of your seat. Though it broke my heart a bit to see the enigmatic Shang Tsung confined behind a preorder DLC wall, the roster still holds a heavy punch, maintaining a powerful gravitational pull for any franchise lover.

The narrative is practically a blockbuster movie that grabbed me by the collar and didn’t let go until the credits rolled. The people at NetherRealm have truly outdone themselves, creating a storyboard that weaves fight sequences with effortless grace, boasting visuals that are nothing short of stellar and fight choreographies that could give any action movie a run for its money.

But the fun doesn’t stop when the story curtain falls, oh no. The game promises a buffet of single-player content that felt like a treasure trove of fighting gems waiting to be discovered. I found myself particularly enamored with the Invasions mode, a rich tapestry of challenges that kept me coming back for more, despite a slightly repetitive taste towards the end.

For those craving the classic Mortal Kombat essence, fear not because the traditional arcade-style Towers are back, offering that old school satisfaction. Though I must admit, the online Kombat League became my guilty pleasure, where every ranked match felt like a heart-pounding roller coaster ride of adrenaline and strategy, promising a battlefield where legends are born.

Now, let’s chat about the elephant in the room, the hallmark of Mortal Kombat — the raw, unadulterated violence that sent parents in a tizzy more than 30 years ago. It’s still here, in all its glory, with Fatal Blows and Brutalities that have an almost artistic flair, creating a ballet of blood and gore that is oddly satisfying and revolting in equal measure.

As I close this chapter of my Mortal Kombat 1 journey, I find myself nodding with appreciative approval at how the franchise has blossomed, honoring its rich history while stepping boldly into the future. It’s not just a fighting game; it’s an exhilarating experience that dances gracefully between innovation and tradition, offering a rich narrative, mouth-watering graphics, and a combat system that is tight and just oh so right.

To put it simply, Mortal Kombat 1 isn’t just throwing punches; it’s throwing a full-fledged party, where every jab is a toast to its vibrant history while ushering in a new era of fighting games. It has set a magnificent stage for what is arguably the most electrifying year in the genre, showcasing a perfect blend of the new and the nostalgic, a testament to its undying legacy in the gaming world.