A look at Jason Voorhees in Mortal Kombat X

The sheer terror and violence Jason brings to Mortal Kombat X is welcomed, and long overdue.

Mortal Kombat X was one of the most highly anticipated games of the year.

On April 14th the game hit the shelves and millions of players went online to do battle on their respective game consoles.

The announcement back in March that horror icon Jason Voorhees would be added to the game as a downloadable character created excitement for Friday the 13th fans.

With the content now available, Jason Voorhees is an official part of the Mortal Kombat Universe. He is a Revenant like Scorpion, a vengeful spirit and his enemy is Liu Kang. Jason carries a machete (which he can use as a projectile), and wears his signature hockey mask.

Jason’s biography in the game is his persona in the Friday the 13th franchise. Death and revenge make up his being. Jason is without a doubt one of the strongest characters in the game.

There are two versions of Jason in Mortal Kombat X. The Unstoppable and the Slasher version, each with its own colored hockey mask, and unique combo abilities.

Jason has the ability to use a teleport and quickly appear behind his opponent. Jason can also temporarily make himself stronger while he uses his fists and machete to pound you.

Jason also has a regenerating feature where he gains life throughout the fight. When his life meter does empty, he falls to the ground but doesn’t die. Instead lightning shoots down and brings him back to life with a small amount of energy left. It is very difficult to close out a fight against him.

Jason’s signature moves are devastating. He has a special grab where he can snatch his opponent out of the air and drive them into the ground, and a bear hug where he crushes your spine and snaps your neck before he throws you across the room.

Jason Voorhees’ Fatalities and Brutalities are full of mayhem and carnage. Check out the video below.

The creation of Jason Voorhees as a Mortal Kombat X character was done extremely well. His movements, actions, and the methodical stare in the game reminds you of the films. Paired with familiar music, the sheer terror and violence Jason brings to the Mortal Kombat franchise is welcomed, and long overdue.

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  • Tim J
    11 May 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    It sounds to me like the developers put a lot of hard work into translating Jason’s abilities into a fighting game format. Can’t wait to pick up this title. Great article.

  • Matthew Myers
    11 May 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    I agree, the way he moves and acts in the game reminds you so much of the films. Especially you use the Lake Mist (teleport) ability, he is coming at you and then right behind you!