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MDK

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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3.5
DOS
88
3.9
PlayStation
84
3.7

User Reviews

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A fun, fast shooter that's a breeze to play DOS RussS (781)
A perfect mix of 3D shooters and platfrom gaming, combined with great graphics and sound. DOS Mickey Gabel (357)
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One of the best games ever. DOS Tomer Gabel (4394)
Funny,original, epic & just plain awesome! Windows BlackNightmare (258)
Like a beautiful painting, but with explosions Windows cosmo ruski (39)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 44 3.9
Macintosh 7 3.5
PlayStation 23 3.7
Windows 63 4.1
Combined MobyScore 137 3.9


The Press Says

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100
PlayStationGamePro (US)
MDK's biggest problem is that its six levels - six long, large levels - are over too quickly. But that's no reason to miss out on one of the finest PlayStation games this year. This kind of deep, action packed game's worth every penny.
94
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Was hinter dem Titel MDK steht, spielt eigentlich keine Rolle: wichtig ist schließlich nur das Resultat! MDK hat die ohnehin schon sehr hohen Erwartungen übertroffen und eine neue Maßeinheit für Actionspiele geschaffen. Das exzellente Gameplay wird nur vom hohen Abwechslungsreichtum innerhalb der einzelne Levels in den Schatten gestellt, die wenigen Kritikpunkte nimmt man aufgrund der hohen Spielgeschwindigkeit nur auf dem zweiten Blick wahr.
93
WindowsOK PC Gamer
En vista de las excelentes características de MDK podemos augurar un gran éxito entre los miles de aficionados a los arcade 3D. MDK se convertirá sin lugar a dudas en todo un clásico de este género, un juego que te apasionará como pocos.
93
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
MDK is een zeer vernieuwend en origineel 3D spel met een prachtige grafische engine. De levels zijn spitsvondig opgebouwd en humor is overal aanwezig. Dit is een spel dat iedere speler - 3D fanaat of niet - zal aanspreken.
93
WindowsComing Soon Magazine
Although MDK has often been called by the press "Murder, Death, Kill", there are no indications of what these three letters really stand for. The obvious choice would be "Max, Dr. Fluke and Kurt", the three protagonists of the game, but again, it could be anything else. Only Shiny Entertainment knows the answer, if there is an answer. One thing is certain though, you will read these three letters on players' lips for a while!
92
WindowsElectric Games
Overall, this is an excellent game, truly innovative, with beautiful graphics. The game contains only six levels, while huge, still make the game a bit short. No multiplayer is included, but that is probably just as well considering the linearity of the levels themselves. Bottom Line: Great game, highly innovative, especially in this day of 'me-too' 3D action games. This one is truly different, and in a good way. Levels are linear, but incredibly beautiful with awe-inspiring effects. Problem solving is a higher priority than killing. The graphics clip quite a bit, getting a bit confusing at times. Only six levels are included... huge, but only six. No multiplayer is available.
91
PlayStationPlayer One
Adapté d'un grand hit PC, MDK a gardé sa jouabilité fédératrice. Et son humour bon enfant. Un jeu à mettre entre toutes les mains.
91
DOSPelit
MDK erottuu täysin anarkistisen huumorin ja sen myötä arvaamattomuuden takia. Siinä ei haise laskelmoivien markkinointipellejen vesittävä vaikutus. MDK on täysin itsensä näköinen. Se ei muistuta mitään muuta tietokonepeliä, mikä on tänä päivänä valtava saavutus, niin pessimistiseltä kuin se kuulostaakin.
91
WindowsGame Revolution
For a game reviewer, the biggest reward is not monetary. The most satisfaction comes from seeing high quality stuff on the market. MDK combines sweet graphics (I'd recommend playing in the dark) and 'revolutionary' gameplay and design concepts to put it in a class by itself. Thank heavens someone decided to create something revolutionary rather than dupe others' successful ideas. Now stop reading and BUY THIS GAME!!
90
DOSPower Play
Shinys erstes PC-Spiel deklassiert im Handstreich einen Großteil der 3D-Konkurrenz. Hier stimmt praktisch alles, von den intelligent designten Levels, die nie langweilig werden und ständig mit echten Überraschungen aufwarten, bis zu den liebevoll animierten Gegnern: Teilweise macht es mehr Spaß, die Blechkameraden bei ihrem Treiben zu beobachten, als sie dann mit leichtem Bedauern über den Jordan zu schicken. Obwohl es insgesamt recht witzig zugeht, lenken (fast) nie bemühte Gags vom eigentlichen Spiel ab. Ebenso brillant ausgedacht wie umgesetzt ist die Idee, dem Protagonisten ein zielgenaues Präzisionsgewehr in die Hand zu drücken: Dieser Einfall sorgt immer wieder für nervenzerfetzende Duelle aus der Distanz, ohne daß dem Actionspiel „MDK“ Tempo verlorengeht. Überrascht bin ich nur, daß ausgerechnet die „Earthworm Jim“-Macher die Steuerung bei den Sprungsequenzen nicht ganz perfekt hingekriegt haben: Wer Tomb Raider kennt, stürzt öfter leicht genervt in die Tiefe.
90
WindowsPower Play
Shinys erstes PC-Spiel deklassiert im Handstreich einen Großteil der 3D-Konkurrenz. Hier stimmt praktisch alles, von den intelligent designten Levels, die nie langweilig werden und ständig mit echten Überraschungen aufwarten, bis zu den liebevoll animierten Gegnern: Teilweise macht es mehr Spaß, die Blechkameraden bei ihrem Treiben zu beobachten, als sie dann mit leichtem Bedauern über den Jordan zu schicken. Obwohl es insgesamt recht witzig zugeht, lenken (fast) nie bemühte Gags vom eigentlichen Spiel ab. Ebenso brillant ausgedacht wie umgesetzt ist die Idee, dem Protagonisten ein zielgenaues Präzisionsgewehr in die Hand zu drücken: Dieser Einfall sorgt immer wieder für nervenzerfetzende Duelle aus der Distanz, ohne daß dem Actionspiel „MDK“ Tempo verlorengeht. Überrascht bin ich nur, daß ausgerechnet die „Earthworm Jim“-Macher die Steuerung bei den Sprungsequenzen nicht ganz perfekt hingekriegt haben: Wer Tomb Raider kennt, stürzt öfter leicht genervt in die Tiefe.
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
MDK looks and plays like a great 3D game. It offers a change of pace away from today’s standard 3D games. With its unique sniping mode and large environments, MDK offers more depth than we have seen lately. The AI is very encouraging, taking a step into a more strategic environment. One of the few negative aspects that I found in the game was the inability to move around while in the sniper mode, which would be a really nice feature to have. The ability to play networked games is also missing in MDK, which is sure to make some of the more diehard 3D gamers unhappy. Even without some of these missed features, MDK is a game that any action gamer will love. With its cool sniper mode and unique enemy AI, there is still plenty of substance to keep everyone happy.
90
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Ultimately, these are minor points. But, for as long as it lasts, MDK consistently does things right – from the lovely theme music and that minor-key intro animation right down to its last, petite nuclear bomb. That little man and his metal detector are on the right track: This is gold.
90
DOSJeuxvideo.com
Bien que le jeu soit très linéaire et par moments vraiment difficile, le dynamisme et l'ambiance de MDK seront plus que suffisants pour vous amener jusqu'au bout de l'aventure sans jamais vous ennuyer. L'affrontement avec le boss de fin justifie à lui seul l'aventure. MDK a marqué son époque, et ce serait une erreur de ne pas lui donner sa chance aujourd'hui.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Bien que le jeu soit très linéaire et par moments vraiment difficile, le dynamisme et l'ambiance de MDK seront plus que suffisants pour vous amener jusqu'au bout de l'aventure sans jamais vous ennuyer. L'affrontement avec le boss de fin justifie à lui seul l'aventure. MDK a marqué son époque, et ce serait une erreur de ne pas lui donner sa chance aujourd'hui.
90
MacintoshJeuxvideo.com
Bien que le jeu soit très linéaire et par moments vraiment difficile, le dynamisme et l'ambiance de MDK seront plus que suffisants pour vous amener jusqu'au bout de l'aventure sans jamais vous ennuyer. L'affrontement avec le boss de fin justifie à lui seul l'aventure. MDK a marqué son époque, et ce serait une erreur de ne pas lui donner sa chance aujourd'hui.
90
DOSGamesmania
Ein Feuerwerk an Ideen mit grandioser Grafik und genialem Leveldesign. Nach dem Herbst-Schmankerl Tomb Raider und dem Winter-Hit Diablo ein weiteres originelles Spitzenspiel und wohl das Spiel dieses Frühjahrs. Hätte man sich mit der Speichermöglichkeit noch ein paar Gedanken mehr gemacht - nicht jederzeit, wie im angekündigten Patch, aber doch öfter als in der Verkaufsversion - wäre sogar eine 9,5 drin gewesen.
90
WindowsGamesmania
Ein Feuerwerk an Ideen mit grandioser Grafik und genialem Leveldesign. Nach dem Herbst-Schmankerl Tomb Raider und dem Winter-Hit Diablo ein weiteres originelles Spitzenspiel und wohl das Spiel dieses Frühjahrs. Hätte man sich mit der Speichermöglichkeit noch ein paar Gedanken mehr gemacht - nicht jederzeit, wie im angekündigten Patch, aber doch öfter als in der Verkaufsversion - wäre sogar eine 9,5 drin gewesen.
90
WindowsReset
MDK jest super. Buduje fantastyczny, ostry klimat, który przyciąga gracza na długie godziny. Można mieć małe pretensje, że grą dość szybko odkrywa wszystkie swoje zalety. Podobny problem był w QUAKE: autorzy za wszelką cenę chcieli "zarządzić" i wszystkie bajery umieścili na początku gry. Chociaż bez przesady - pewne niespodzianki Cię czekają... Polecam - fajowa zabawa zapewniona. Nawet znane mi wapniaki rżnęły w MDK, aż miło było popatrzeć. Ta gra naprawdę potrafi wciągnąć. Na długo...
90
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
MDK has to be the most diverse, bizarre and yet strangely original video game that I have ever experienced. I don't know what Shiny had in their minds when they set out to produce MDK but what they came up with is pretty damn cool. When you engage sniper mode the screen will change to Kurt's eye view which can be zoomed in to such a degree that allows you to pick out a point between the aliens eyes while you are nestling in the hills on the city outskirts. This gives the game a more assassination feel to it rather than rushing in blindly with all guns a-blazing.
90
WindowsPC Zone
Anyway, all in all, it's certainly worthy of your attention. As far as action games go, it's no Quake or Carmageddon, but it is defiantly original - and, more important, it's damn good fun to play.
90
WindowsGamezilla
As far as I'm concerned, advances in technology - including game engines, graphics and stuff like that - are a given, and don't really impress me. The folks at Shiny could probably have made a fair amount of money on this title while taking longer lunches, scrimping on design, and contracting second rate music, but they didn't. They worked for a living, and it shows.
90
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
With MDK, Shiny has reinvigorated the genre, delivering a wholly original game that doesn't resemble any other one on the market. Compared to the average shooter, the lack of multiplayer negatively impacts replayability (something shared with Tomb Raider), but if you play games to play games, MDK is a killer single-player experience. Not to be missed.
90
MacintoshMac Gamer
If you are a dedicated solo gamer who is worried that action games have--to the detriment of quality solo play--come to rely too much on the strength of their multiplayer options, MDK will cheer you right up, both because it offers inventive and compelling single-player experience and because it does so with an appealing sense of humor. At the time when so many new games look and feel as though they were put together by teams of anxious marketing executives, MDK is a breath of fresh air, a game animated by panache and genuine sense of fun. Now that the game will be bundled with the iMac and thus potentially reach a wide Mac audience, perhaps Shiny's forthcoming action title, Messiah (based on an intriguing premise and boasting an advanced 3D engine) may also find its way to our platform.
90
WindowsEdge
Looking at MDK, it’s not difficult to see why Shiny Entertainment is considered one of the most accomplished development houses in the world. For a company that’s produced actually very little in terms of ground-breaking titles, its first foray into the notoriously over-subscribed PC market deserves to be a resounding success. Murder Death Kill (to give it its full, but unofficial, name) is addictive, imaginative and shines with the black humour that devotees of Earthworm Jim will already be familiar with.
83
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Selv om vi har sagt det før, kan det ikke nevnes nok; dette er en bisarr grafisk opplevelse du garantert blir imponert over. Musikalsk sett er mye inspirert av James Bond, og brettdesignet er obskur og flott på en og samme tid. Flyten i spillet går som klinkekuler i nedoverbakke og kontrollene på sin side sitter som støpt. MDK har både sjarm, action og seriøsitet smeltet sammen i en og samme solide pakke. Det er vel soleklart: vi har ingen problemer med å beære denne tittelen med vår "Golden Dos Spirit". Da var det bare å nevne dette for Nocturn, som var gatas store MDK-mester, at tittelen har blitt abandonware.
83
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
MDK was one of the first games (if not the first) to let you snipe enemies from a distance using a scope, and it works great. I was blown away the first time I zoomed in on an alien and put a slug in his head. Your character is also equipped with wings that allow him to glide and soften falls from high places. MDK has a strange sense of humor and a nicely-ramping difficulty, making this engaging shooter hard to put down.
80
MacintoshMac Addict
MDK is a title worthy of action gamers. We tested game performance on both a 225MHz 603e and a 233MHz G3: Frame rates averaged 13 to 16 per second and 22 to 26 per second, respectively. Both machines ran MDK smoothly. Of course, the G3 had the instructions-per-cycle advantage. We found two things about MDK disappointing: It doesn't support hardware 3D acceleration—no 3Dfx for you!—and it doesn't feature a multiplayer option. In today's cutthroat market, a 3D game almost has to include those things to be competitive. Hopefully, we'll get a 3Dfx patch and an expansion for multiplayer games soon.
80
MacintoshMac Game Gate
MDK is a clearly violent and entertaining game for the one that want to test a truly different 3D game than Quake.
80
PlayStationGamezilla
MDK is a pretty good game that has definitely come up with some new and inventive game ideas. The Sniper Mode is one of the coolest things I have seen in a game in a long time. I think this game gets caught in the longer-is-better type of thinking. But this is not always the case. If the missions were a bit shorter, and the graphics a little sharper, this would be a great game. As it stands, it is a good game that shooter fans will enjoy.
80
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Der ganze Rummel um MDK samt Ratespielchen bezüglich der Abkürzung hatte mich ziemlich mißtrauisch gemacht. Doch zwar Abwechslung rechtfertigt in diesem Fall das fertige Spiel die wichtigtuerische Werbung. Geboten wird zynisch-humorvolle 3D-Action der "Es fliegen die Fetzen"-Kategorie. Peinlich für das kürzlich erschienene Tomb Raider ist, daß MDK gar kein Action-Adventure sein will, meinem Gefühl nach aber deutlich mehr Puzzles pro Quadratkilometer bietet. Von der Gegnerfülle ganz zu schweigen...
80
WindowsGameGenie
MDK has to be the best 3-Dimensional adventure game to hit the video game et. It looks and feels you are actually in a 3D world. All the graphics run at 640x480 and feature motion captured animations. The use of the sniper mode is where the graphic detail shows up the best. The players ability to zoom onto a target is one of the coolest things that a 3D game has yet to offer.
80
PlayStationIGN
The only complaint I had in this game is the random slip in framerate during some levels. Perhaps it's the real-time loading. But beside that, this is an awesome game and I would recommend it to anyone who favors action-packed first person shooters.
80
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Der ganze Rummel um MDK samt Ratespielchen bezüglich der Abkürtung hatte mich ziemlich mißtrauisch gemacht. Doch zwar Abwechslung rechtfertigt in diesem Fall das fertige Spiel die wichtigtuerische Werbung. Geboten wird zynisch-humorvolle 3D-Action der "Es fliegen die Fetzen"-Kategorie. Peinlich für das kürzlich erschienene Tomb Raider ist, daß MDK gar kein Action-Adventure sein will, meinem Gefühl nach aber deutlich mehr Puzzles pro Quadratkilometer bietet. Von der Gegenerfülle ganz zu schweigen...
79
WindowsPrivat Computer PC
Når man får lappet spillet med patchen, bliver MDK ganske spilbart og har alle de ingredienser, der skal til for at skabe et hit. Så trods de slemme fejl er MDK et køb værd.
76
WindowsGameSpot
MDK is frequently fun, sometimes frustrating, full of surprises, and visually stunning. It's not going to inspire the next revolution in action gaming, but it is an enjoyable diversion.
70
PlayStationGameSpot
In all, MDK is something of a mixed bag. Amazing graphics style, but little graphical consistency. Awesome combat action, but little combat challenge. Great puzzles, but they're really pretty simple, and the whole game can be solved without using too many brain cells. You've got to hand it to Shiny, though, for consistently trying to come up with something different.