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Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
75
4.3
Wii
72
4.2
Xbox
76
4.1

User Reviews

A great way to end the franchise on this generation of consoles PlayStation 2 Medicine Man (367)
Good game, but could have been better PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25272)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 13 4.3
Wii 3 4.2
Xbox 4 4.1
Combined MobyScore 20 4.3


The Press Says

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90
XboxGames Radar
Both the PS2 and Xbox versions feature well-mixed surround sound and surprisingly sharp graphics. Both platforms support widescreen displays, but Xbox owners can run the game in 720p. In return for a lowly 480p display, PS2 owners can buy a special Premium Edition that includes behind-the-scenes goodies and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for an extra $10. Doesn't matter - just get Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, because it's worth owning. It may or may not be the blood-soaked ending to the franchise, but it's easily one of the most enjoyable games in the series and one of the most unapologetically fun games of the season.
90
XboxZTGameDomain
MK Armageddon is exactly what you would expect from the franchise’s final offering for this generation of consoles. With over sixty playable characters, kreate-a-fighter, and all the mini-games packed in you get more than your money’s worth. MK fans will drool with delight seeing some of their favorite fighters from every game packed into one arena. If you have never been a fan of the series Armageddon will not change your tune, but if you are an MK faithful such as myself you simply couldn’t ask for a better all around package to end the series on this generation of consoles.
88
XboxDigital Entertainment News (den)
Oh, and parents who’ve been living in caves for the last 15 years or so? This game isn’t for kids unless you’d like them to gorge on a diet of death, dismemberment, screaming, and half-dressed females. Your call.
87
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Mit Mortal Kombat Armageddon, wird ein langes und erfolgreiches Kapitel der traditionellen Serie adäquat abgeschlossen. Das große Aufeinandertreffen sämtlicher Charaktere hat seinen ganz besonderen Reiz und mit dem Konquest Modus, kommen sogar Fans von Shaolin Monks auf ihre Kosten. Auch bei der Präsentation gibt es wenig zu beanstanden, wobei wir jedoch sehr gespannt sind, wie sich das erste Next-Generation Mortal Kombat präsentieren wird. Bis dahin bekommen Fans des Genres jedoch mit Armageddon einen hervorragenden Titel geboten, der langfristig motiviert und viele interessante Einblicke in die komplexe Welt und die bisherigen Geschehnisse der Serie erlaubt. Wir können diesen Titel durchaus empfehlen. Schlagt zu, bevor den Titel durch Zensur womöglich ein fatales Ende ereilt!
85
XboxIGN
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon may not be the definitive collection since it does leave some characters out, and some of the final endings may be weaker than others. However, the inclusion of 62 total warriors is a massive achievement. Throw in a fun, albeit short Konquest mode, a diversionary mini-game, a new fatality system, and perhaps one of the largest character creation modes we've seen, and you have a great title that will keep Mortal Kombat fans busy for months.
85
PlayStation 2IGN
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon may not be the definitive collection since it does leave some characters out, and some of the final endings may be weaker than others. However, the inclusion of 62 total warriors is a massive achievement. Throw in a fun, albeit short Konquest mode, a diversionary mini-game, a new fatality system, and perhaps one of the largest character creation modes we've seen, and you have a great title that will keep Mortal Kombat fans busy for months.
83
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is not holding back any punches. True to the franchise, it is packed full of gore, humor, and all of the memorable characters fans of the franchise loved (but that may have been absent from more recent entries). What the future and Midway have in store for this franchise is anyone's guess, but if this is the last hoorah, at least for now on the current gen of systems, this franchise is going out with a resounding bang.
82
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Every character that has ever been impaled on spikes, cleaved in two, or flung into a vat of acid now has the chance to bloody their hands, exact revenge, and ascend a mountain of corpses as they show the world who the true victor of the Mortal Kombat tournament is. The series’ creator, Ed Boon, and his team at Midway approached the development of this game with closure in mind. The Mortal Kombat tournament that has kept fans captivated since its arcade debut in 1992 needs to end. Within this game, the final drop of blood will at last be spilled.
82
PlayStation 2Gamernode
When it's all said and done, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon does nothing but improve upon the previous two titles. With better gameplay, the largest number of characters yet, a very deep Kreate-A-Fighter mode and the ability to create your own fatalities on the fly, fans of Mortal Kombat will be hard pressed to not pick this one up. Even gamers who typically don't enjoy fighting games should consider giving it a try, as Armageddon keeps with the beginner-friendly concept previous Mortal Kombat titles have touted. Can a beginner beat a veteran? No-no way. But a beginner can easily have fun playing against the computer, and through that hone their skills enough to challenge even the hardiest Mortal Kombat gamer.
82
XboxGame Over Online
All in all, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is a flawed fighting, racing, and adventure game that never ceases to provide enjoyment in spite of its flaws. After the previous two 3D MKs left bad tastes in my mouth, I didn't expect to have much fun with this one, but I'm glad I did. Just about everything (especially kreate a fighter) exceeded my expectations, and while I doubt this game will sway those who hate the series, it will provide a lot of fun times for those with an open mind about it.
82
WiiGame Freaks 365
If you are a Wii owner looking for a fighting game to hold you over until Super Smash Bros. Brawl comes out this fall, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the perfect game to fill your time. While I might not have played the other last-generation Mortal Kombats, I must say that I was impressed by this game. It gives me an overall positive impression of where the franchise is going. Sure, online play would have been nice and I really would have loved for Midway to keep the Chess Kombat and Puzzle Kombat from Mortal Kombat: Deception, but we can't get everything we want. Overall, this may not be a game to die for, it's still a helluva an improvement from where things were just a few years ago.
82
PlayStation 2Game Over Online
All in all, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is a flawed fighting, racing, and adventure game that never ceases to provide enjoyment in spite of its flaws. After the previous two 3D MKs left bad tastes in my mouth, I didn't expect to have much fun with this one, but I'm glad I did. Just about everything (especially kreate a fighter) exceeded my expectations, and while I doubt this game will sway those who hate the series, it will provide a lot of fun times for those with an open mind about it.
81
XboxIC-Games
Mortal Kombat Armageddon is the box-set of the Mortal Kombat series and just about every character ever digitalized for the series is available to use and of course abuse. It may be the parting shot for Midway on the current gen consoles but that hasn’t stopped their producing the finest hit of the series yet.
81
WiiGamer Within
Ultimately, at the end of Armageddon, you’ll find it’s a really good game. Trading online mode for a new fighter, Khameleon, you’re not really getting much, but it’s a look at how a lot of fighting games for the Wii will play like for a while, and not a bad one at that. The gesture-based control can have its problems, but for the large part is perfectly acceptable and workable, with standard control available if you have any real problems. The fighting mechanics are as solid as ever, the graphics are pretty good, though getting old, and the sound is for the most part spot on. Honestly, Mortal Kombat seems to be more than just the sum of its parts; somewhere between getting worked from paper to programming it picked up some sort of magic and become filled with a constantly fun and replayable aspect of it. I have to knock off a few points because it’s a port, but it was a damn fine game to begin with, and I heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a good fighter.
80
PlayStation 2Meristation
Mortal Kombat Armageddon es un regalo a los fans, un verdadero tributo a los que llevan confiando en el MKTeam desde los tiempos en los que los salones recreativos brillaban con fuerza. No sólo tenemos la plantilla más amplia de casi cualquier juego del género, sino que además el sistema de lucha ha sido mejorado enormemente y la oferta de modos de juego, aún sin ser tan variada como en Deception, es muy destacable.Evidentemente no es perfecto, adolece de ciertos fallos que le impiden llegar a más y eso siempre juega en contra. El modo online, mismamente, sufre tirones de lag cada poco, lo que dificulta bastante el poder jugar con tranquilidad. Seguimos estando ante un MK, lo que significa que tenemos personajes abusivos: El más lógico es Blaze, el jefe final, pero otros como Onaga también se las traen.
80
WiiGNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies
On regrettera les quelques pertes du jeu au profit d'un Moteur Kombat un peu limité. Mais passée cette découverte malencontreuse, MK Armageddon se révèle bien plus à la hauteur de ce qu'on était en droit d'attendre de lui. Le mode Konquête vous immergera vraiment dans son aventure. L'adaptation du gameplay sur la Wii est une réussite et vos combats vous demanderont de faire un peu de sport dans votre salon. Les fans de la série ne pourront en aucun cas faire l'impasse sur ce nouvel épisode.
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Mortal Kombat Amageddon" encerra sua luta na atual geração com dignidade e muito serviço. A quantidade de personagens beira o absurdo e ainda dá para criar seu próprio lutador, além de o modo de aventura ficou bem divertido. Poderia, sim, ter mais opções, especialmente no modo principal, mas os fãs da franquia terão uma despedida com muito conteúdo.
80
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
Armageddon is a great endeavor and worthwhile installment of the Mortal Kombat franchise. The fighting has evolved to a point where it's much more robust whether you're fighting the CPU or a buddy. Extra modes and features also add to the replayability of the game and help create a lasting experience that will not disappoint fans. Newcomers may be taken aback by the incredible roster and lack of background on the characters but if you're just looking for a brutal fighting game you'll be pleased. It's not quite a Soul Calibur or Tekken killer but Mortal Kombat was never designed to be. It is what it is and this latest incarnation is arguably one of the best.
80
XboxAceGamez
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is without doubt the most comprehensive Mortal Kombat game ever. With the list of playable characters being so extensive, it will give the diehard fans a reason to go out and buy this, and the Konquest mode will amuse them for a while as well. For those who haven't yet experienced a Mortal Kombat game, I'd definitely suggest jumping on the bandwagon and having a play, and if you do this would be the best iteration to pick up. Like I mentioned earlier though, the Konquest mode won't last experienced gamers much more than a day and if you're not too fussed about having all the characters in one place then this will be more of a weekend rental. Overall it's a great package and well presented with stacks of extra content - plus it has more blood and gore than ever before, so if you're a bit of a demon and you want a game with blood, gore and violence, then you really won't find another game that'll scratch your itch like this one.
80
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Deception still seems to be Mortal Kombat's crowning achievement for now. While Armageddon is a solid game, and it did get a lot right, it also got a significant amount wrong. Not that that will keep me from anxiously awaiting the next installment.
80
WiiYahoo! Games
Overall, since the Mortal Kombat series is still looking rather rough even at this point, MK: Armageddon is by no means a flawless victory. With sheer fun and innovation, however, it does win by Fatality.
80
WiiAceGamez
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is a game that is readily accessible to all levels of gamer and is great as a title for fun against casual opponents. It is the most complete title of the Mortal Kombat series, with every character (including one who is Wii-exclusive) and worth buying if you are a fan just for this. The sheer variety will keep you playing for some time and the game uses the Wiimote well, and will likely inspire future titles with its methods. While not groundbreaking and lacking the range of moves in some fighters, Armageddon is a decent beat 'em up that deserves a second look, especially given the lack of such titles on the Wii so far.
78
WiiGamingTrend
Even though it uses the name Armageddon in the title, I doubt that this will be the last we see of the Mortal Kombat series. The game isn’t perfect, but it should definitely satisfy those die hard Mortal Kombat fans. Seeing some old favorites back in action is great, and seeing some characters will provide some fond memories. If you are looking for a fighting game that uses the Wiimote, there aren’t many options available on the shelves. Armageddon for the Wii fills that void nicely.
78
PlayStation 2Lawrence
As a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, it’s disappointing to see Armageddon turn out to be a “quantity over quality” title. It may feature the biggest roster to date, but there just isn’t enough new content (ahem…”kontent”) to make it an improvement over Deception.
78
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
There is a great deal in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon to be happy about. There's an appealing introductory sequence, a huge selection of fighters, multiple and diverse gameplay modes, the option to create and train your own character, and several destructible arenas just waiting to get demolished. The soundtrack fits well with those environments, and the Konquest (aka, Story) mode is better than you might think, but still lacking. And who doesn't like the idea of Kreate-a-Fatality? That alone is something to fiddle around with for quite some time. For a final installment - or so they say; we'll believe it when we see it - this game is good, but perhaps not worth buying unless you're a big fan of the genre. For MK fans, it's probably a must-play, but for the average gamer, Armageddon might not cut the mustard.
78
WiiDS-x2
Final Comments: If your a big fan of MK games and love the original formula, then I'd recommend picking up the PS2 or Xbox version, since they are mildly superior due to the online component and cheap price (as is expected). The Wii version is very true to the MK series, and gives MK veterans a fresh control scheme if they wish to use it. However, graphics are not what they could have been and lack of online and Puzzle Kombat may put some (very) hardcore fans off a bit. For MK newbies this is a good start, though you might be overwhelmed by all the characters, the action comes thick and fast and it just builds on all past Mortal Kombat experiences.
77
XboxGameLemon
Okay, let's wrap it up: Mortal Kombat Armageddon does not deliver on what it promises. It often feels more like a beta version of a game, full of glitches and underdeveloped segments. That being said, the main aspect of the game, the ability to beat the turd out of somebody else, is quite well done. It also has a few truly entertaining gems, like Motor Kombat and a rough but versatile Kreate a Fighter mode. This is enough to make the game worth your time and worth purchasing. But be warned: it'll prove to be a troublesome brat of a child at times.
77
PlayStation 2GameLemon
Yeah, you're right. Okay, let's wrap it up: Mortal Kombat Armageddon does not deliver on what it promises. It often feels more like a beta version of a game, full of glitches and underdeveloped segments. That being said, the main aspect of the game, the ability to beat the turd out of somebody else, is quite well done. It also has a few truly entertaining gems, like Motor Kombat and a rough but versatile Kreate a Fighter mode. This is enough to make the game worth your time and worth purchasing. But be warned: it'll prove to be a troublesome brat of a child at times.
77
WiiGameLemon
Yeah, you're right. Okay, let's wrap it up: Mortal Kombat Armageddon does not deliver on what it promises. It often feels more like a beta version of a game, full of glitches and underdeveloped segments. That being said, the main aspect of the game, the ability to beat the turd out of somebody else, is quite well done. It also has a few truly entertaining gems, like Motor Kombat and a rough but versatile Kreate a Fighter mode. This is enough to make the game worth your time and worth purchasing. But be warned: it'll prove to be a troublesome brat of a child at times.
76
WiiGameTrailers
We’re definitely disappointed in the implementation of the Wii controls in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. It could be so much more than it is, and with downgraded graphics and no online option, this is a lazy port. At the same time, there are more fighters, stages, and modes here than you’ll likely ever get around to messing with, and when using a GameCube or classic controller it’s a solid fighting game that fans of the series will get a lot of run out of.
76
WiiGame Chronicles
It's good to see a Mortal Kombat game that is fun to play and offers a reason to keep playing even when the main story is over. Unfortunately, Armageddon is just another fighter these days. It may have been one of the most popular fighting games of the mid-90's but that time has long passed. The market is flooded these days and Mortal Kombat doesn't have a proverbial boat to stand on anymore.
76
WiiFOK!games
Is Mortal Kombat: Armageddon een leuk spel voor de Wii? Jazeker, de controls zijn goed aangepast zodat het vechten (of racen) op de Wii goed uit de test komt. Het beste is nog wel dat wanner je de Wii-mote controls toch niet fijn vind je gewoon kan overschakelen op de controls van de classic controller of de GameCube controller. Dus mocht je zin hebben in bruut gehak en geslacht op de Wii, zonder dat je hele lijsten van knoppencombinaties uit je hoofd moet leren, dan is Mortal Kombat: Armageddon zeker een aanrader.
75
WiiGame Informer Magazine
Mortal Kombat’s fighting system has always been pretty solid, and over the years the control scheme has been honed to a science. The Wii takes that finely tuned machine and jams a motion sensitive stick in it. All of the basic attacks have been moved to the Wii remote’s d-pad, which is awkward enough by itself. The bigger change is that the special moves are now associated with controller movements. For example, you’ll swing the remote in a half circle to throw a fireball. The fighting system isn’t destroyed – it works okay – but doesn’t feel as responsive or speedy as it does with a good old gamepad. Fortunately, you can use a Gamecube or Classic controller and resolve this issue, but I wouldn’t put this version over any of the others.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Ce nouveau Mortal Kombat perd d'un côté ce qu'il gagne de l'autre. Tout le monde ne s'y retrouvera pas mais ce parti-pris a le mérite de recentrer le débat en offrant bien plus de personnages jouables. De plus, le mode Konquest est plus travaillé et nous fera rapidement oublier le Moteur Kombat qui n'a pas grand-chose pour lui, à commencer par un championnat. Peut-être moins jouissif que Mystification mais tout aussi indispensable pour l'amateur, cette nouvelle itération "goreuse" est un pot-pourri des précédents segments qui ressemble parfois à une réunion de famille. Là-dessus, le fan éclairé retiendra la larme qui perle à ses yeux tout en commandant son exemplaire d'Armageddon.
75
WiiUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
All-in-all, though, newbies to Mortal Kombat Armageddon do get a lot for their dough, with over 60 characters, tons of modes and new motion controls to master. Currently it's the best fighting game on the Wii, so if you've been hankering for some one-on-one action, Armageddon's the way to go. Unless, you know, you're a child. In which case, enjoy DBZ.
75
WiiGame Shark
Overall Mortal Kombat Armageddon is a “Best Buy.” There’s a lot of game here for the money, and as long as you haven’t already played it, it’s definitely worth picking up. It sure is “Krazy Kool (hey I had to do something with a K here, right)?
75
WiiGameZone
For players who’ve kept up with the series over the past few 3D iterations, Armageddon will offer more of the same, not really stirring the pot a whole bunch. However, if you’re new to the series or have been out of it a while, then Armageddon is the one to check out. Just make sure you have a classic or GC controller handy.
75
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Ce nouveau Mortal Kombat perd d'un côté ce qu'il gagne de l'autre. Tout le monde ne s'y retrouvera pas mais ce parti-pris a le mérite de recentrer le débat en offrant bien plus de personnages jouables dont un inédit sur Wii. De plus, le mode Konquest est plus travaillé et nous fera rapidement oublier le Moteur Kombat qui n'a pas grand-chose pour lui, à commencer par un championnat. Quoiqu'il en soit, cette adaptation d'Armageddon sur la console de Nintendo est parfaitement maîtrisée et offre d'aussi bonnes sensations que sur les consoles concurrentes.
75
WiiGameSpot
Though you may find yourself nonplussed by the latest MK entry if you've been following the series for any length of time, Wii owners who haven't kept up with Midway's fighting series will find plenty of thrills, a ton of characters, and a lot of different things to do. The utter lack of good fighting games on the Wii certainly doesn't hurt either. If you're a Wii owner looking to knock off some heads and own a Classic or GameCube controller or two, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is pretty kool. Er…cool.
74
WiiCheat Code Central
Overall, Mortal Kombat Armageddon is a little better than your average port. The Wii controls work pretty well and the game has always been a solid gaming experience. With the inclusion of the Wii-only Khameleon and the tons of replayability the game offers, fans of the series have a lot to be thankful for, but only if they haven't already played the PS2 or Xbox versions to death. There isn't much new here, but if you haven't played the other version, the Wii is the way to go.
72
WiiGame Informer Magazine
The core game itself is ready for an overhaul; it's time we see more responsive movement and better animation from the franchise. In the meantime, there have certainly been worse ports to the Wii.
70
WiiMeristation
El sensor de movimiento de Wii también se usará pero de manera excesivamente simple. Y es que esto, sumado a un acabado gráfico mediocre, la anulación de los modos on-line y la no incursión de alguna otra modalidad de juego o novedad reseñable, no le ha dejado alcanzar la gloria con la que debería haberse estrenado en la actual sobremesa de Nintendo. Esperemos que Blaze sepa entender esta, ya segunda, sentencia.
70
PlayStation 2Softpedia
Could this be the end of Mortal Kombat? Armageddon is not an encouraging term and the producers are trying to let us know that the saga is ending, or about to end. That's what too many rebirths of characters, sequels, spin-offs and secondary storylines get you. We have some new elements, ranging from a zombie Liu Kang to a biped Motaro, but the skeleton remains the same and as long as there are people that take pride in wearing MK T-shirts this mania will never end and hopefully the games won't come to an end, either. Armageddon is a pretty decent game, but the innovations are very few, comparing to its predecessors and Midway's creation is saved by the many playable characters and the pleasure of kreating your own character.
70
WiiEurogamer.fr
Il convient juste de souligner que cette édition Wii n’est qu’un portage pur et simple de la version PlayStation 2, vaguement enrichie de quelques gadgets comme un nouveau mode endurance mais en revanche amputée d’un mode online qui aurait pourtant pu être intéressant. Sachant que la jouabilité ne gagne en rien de l’interface particulière de la Wii et que l’on se rabat très vite sur un pad traditionnel pour avancer dans le jeu, l’intérêt de ce portage reste limité. Les joueurs qui possèdent également la console de Sony peuvent se rabattre sur la version PlayStation 2, qu’ils pourront aujourd’hui trouver en occasion. S’il reste un titre très complet et de loin le meilleur de la série, Mortal Kombat Armageddon pose la problématique de la pertinence des portages sur Wii. L’interface spécifique de la console ne fait pas toujours de miracle et l’on devra encore attendre pour trouver un jeu de combat bien adapté au couple Wiimote/Nunchuck.
70
WiiPurojuegos
En definiva, un Mortal Kombat solo para fanáticos de la saga, jugabilidad ya muy añeja (excepto por la implementacion del mando de Wii) con un motor que ya deja ver ciertas limitaciones como consecuencia de su edad. Si te gusta la saga y más de lo mismo es recomendable, si estas cansado de siempre lo mismo y te gusto el Shaolin Monks de PS2 tambien vale la pena por el modo Konquest. Aunque no habiendo juegos de pelea en Wii esta es la mejor opcion de momento.
70
XboxThe Next Level
But that's okay. You're not here to race karts, you're here to uppercut your friends into fans, or to go online and scream into your headset in the Xbox Live multiplayer arena. Fans of this long-running series will really enjoy digging into Armageddon. It may still be one of the sillier franchises, but it goes above and beyond in its delivery, and will keep even the most obsessive players working hard at it for quite some time.
70
XboxDarkstation
This is the last game in the Mortal Kombat series for the Xbox, and although it has been a rough road for the MK series on this console, you can say that Armageddon was a bitter sweet ending. This may not the perfect game to bid farewell for the Xbox, but it definitely was one that left MK fans with a good taste in their mouth ready to see what Midway may bring us in the next generation.
70
PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
With the stiff fighting, Armageddon isn't what fans probably were hoping for as a send off. The amount of content (kontent?) is enough to keep any player going for extended periods because it's addicting to see the sheer variety in the unlockables. Armageddon receives a pass for nostalgia, graphically disgusting violence, amount of playtime, and fun factor of seeing how many times you can kill a friend in a single fatality.
70
WiiJive Magazine
Mortal Kombat is back with a vengeance. If you're one of those guys who lost interest after the fourth installment, this is the entry that's good enough to get you back on the series bandwagon. I'm being a bit generous with the five-star score, but this game deserves it since it's a rare example of a good Wii fighting game. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up if you're fan of the series, old or new alike, or a fan of fighting games in general.
70
WiiHonestGamers
Ultimately, you'll most likely spend the bulk of your time fighting friends in the "Arcade" mode. That's where Mortal Kombat: Armageddon shines. Suddenly, the fact that the characters aren't all that stunning doesn't matter because you can switch between a few favorites while your friend does the same. Or you can cling to your classic control scheme while a newcomer delights in whipping out incredible fatalities with the Wii Remote. There's not anything here that will suddenly cause you to love Mortal Kombat if you hated it before, but long-time fans who maybe haven't played one in awhile - or who didn't pick up this release when it was available on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox - should find a lot to like. The Elder Gods should be pleased.
70
WiiPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on the Wii is superior to its Xbox and PlayStation 2 counterparts but only just. With a new control system, a new character and a new endurance mode the game is still incredibly enjoyable and is a lot of fun. It may just be an upgraded port but Armageddon is a fighting game that still comes highly recommended.
70
WiiNintendoWorldReport
In the end, Mortal Kombat is a fighting game at its heart, and the fighting in Mortal Kombat Armageddon is still good and still fun. The problem with the game is that it doesn't have as much support to the one-on-one fighting that previous games in the series has had. Worse for the Wii version, the Wii-exclusive features that could have justified a $50 purchase aren't very worthwhile. And there's no way in justifying that price when the online-enabled PS2 version currently retails at $20. As such, this one's hard to recommend. But should you find yourself in possession of the game, be it the Wii version or otherwise, you'll have good fun with it.
70
WiiPro-G
Armageddon for the Wii may have arrived late, but it was well worth the wait. The new motion-controls - a feature we cringed at when first announced - unexpectedly make the game that much more enjoyable. Admittedly, it's a shame that the Wii version doesn't boast more exclusive content. Khameleon offers nothing more than an aesthetic mod of her male counterpart and the challenging survival mode (you don't regain any health in between matches) is only fun for a few play throughs. Either way, Armageddon is undeniably one of the deepest most robust fighters I've laid my hands on in quite some time, and would be a welcomed addition to any fighting-fan's library.
70
WiiDarkstation
While some games have managed to use it to their advantage, the jury is still out on the Wii's novel controller. To me Armageddon still is an enjoyable game, but is still one that does require a lot of patience to get into the controls and the game itself. If you're a fan of the franchise, then you're going to find a lot to enjoy in MK Armageddon on the Wii.
70
WiiGame industry News (GiN)
Combos just don't feel the same on the nunchuck and wiimote, and boring hand gestures keep the fighting on Armageddon a little bland. For a better example of a fighting game using the Wii controller well, I'd check out Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. As for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, try it out for the 360 or PS2, or rent it before you buy it.
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WiiAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Mortal Kombat has been around for a long time. The version for the Nintendo Wii is a fantastic entry with over 60 characters from which to choose and many things to unlock. It also has great sound effects and fantastic graphics. Plus, it’s fun capping a five- or 10-hit combo with a great head-ripping or skin-melting finishing move. Armageddon isn’t perfect, though, given the bland Mario Kart 64 knockoff, the lackluster Konquest mode and the fact that the Wii-remote stops shy of working 100 percent of the time. Also, I was hoping the Wii version would have enough new content to make people feel like they had to have it, but that didn’t happen. Midway added some gimmicky mini-games, but the main part of the game (Versus) is still the same. If you’re new to fighting games or haven’t played MK in a long time, Armageddon is worth getting. If you have the Xbox or PS2 version, then stay with it.
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WiiGame Infowire
"Mortal Kombat: Armageddon" is a first step in the direction of Wiimote-enabled fighting games, but we still have a long way to go.
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XboxGameSpot
Despite the smorgasbord of different features, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon falls short of being a highly satisfying new entry in a long-running series that's decidedly had its ups and downs. Some older Mortal Kombat games, like MK Trilogy, have attempted a quantity-over-quality approach that might have seemed exciting to MK fans at first but winded up leaving many of them cold. On the other hand, sequels like MK II, MK3, and MK: Deadly Alliance substantially revised the characters and gameplay and were a lot more satisfying as a result. MK: Armageddon presumably will be the last time we get a Mortal Kombat game on the PS2 and Xbox, but if nothing else, you can tell there are still a lot of good ideas brewing in here. So with any luck, the series is far from finished.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Despite the smorgasbord of different features, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon falls short of being a highly satisfying new entry in a long-running series that's decidedly had its ups and downs. Some older Mortal Kombat games, like MK Trilogy, have attempted a quantity-over-quality approach that might have seemed exciting to MK fans at first but winded up leaving many of them cold. On the other hand, sequels like MK II, MK3, and MK: Deadly Alliance substantially revised the characters and gameplay and were a lot more satisfying as a result. MK: Armageddon presumably will be the last time we get a Mortal Kombat game on the PS2 and Xbox, but if nothing else, you can tell there are still a lot of good ideas brewing in here. So with any luck, the series is far from finished.
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XboxGamer Within
If you are a fan of the franchise, this game is definitely a worthy purchase as you will want to reunite all your buddies and enemies. But if you haven’t played any of the previous games, you could be a bit lost at some stages by not knowing who anybody is (which helps when you come across old foes, etc), and if your not looking for the 1v1 but rather the storyline, then your paying for only about 10 hours worth of gameplay. This game is, really, mostly about the 1v1, so be prepared for that.
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PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Well, it didn't really convince me, this Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Graphically it certainly isn't a bad game but the way the characters move, added with the lack in variation made that what should have become revolutionary changes to the Mortal Kombat franchise in the end look like nothing more than options you skip. Certainly a missed chance for Midway...
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Wii1UP
To say that Sub-Zero and friends have run out of steam may be premature, but this unnecessary port to the Nintendo Wii overestimates Mortal Kombat's place in this world. The millions of die-hard fans who wanted to get their Kombat on will have no doubt already picked up the superior PS2/Xbox version six months ago. And for all the soccer moms and uncles and grandmas who've recently bought the Wii for Wii Sports and Wii Sports alone, well, we can't imagine them wanting to pull out anyone's spine any time soon.
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WiiIGN Australia
It’s really hard to recommend Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, regardless of whether you’re a hardcore fan or a newcomer to the series. It’s passable in most areas, but excels in very few. The visuals for instance, are reasonable but unremarkable, while the combat mechanics are fun but clunky and the character line-up is massive but creatively barren. The strongest elements are probably the wealth of unlockable content, the character creation suite and the surprisingly addictive Konquest adventure mode – all of which are already available for PS2 and Xbox owners. In terms of Wii-specific content, MKA fares poorly. Online play has been exorcised, while the Wii-mote/Nunchuk control scheme is basically an uncomfortable failure. If you’re looking for a great fighting game on Wii, you may have to be patient just a little bit longer.
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XboxCheat Code Central
The sound effects are solid. The punches and kicks rival that of a well-recorded drum kit. You’ll find yourself getting into a groove. The music is moody and well suited to the action. Graphically the game could use an entire makeover. It’s dated. The engine needs more than an oil change and an air freshener on the rearview. While I appreciate some of the new additions to this version, it’s not enough to make me forget how much this game reminds me of Deception, Shaolin Monk and Deadly Alliance.
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XboxGamer 2.0
After playing Armageddon, either as a long-time MK fan or someone on the outside who just wants to finally like the series, you just can't help but get frustrated with Ed Boon's approach over the past few years. The ideas and foundation are present to make a good game, and if the focus that went toward poorly-conceived extras like Motor Kombat had instead been placed on refining the still-shallow gameplay of the last two games, Midway could have delivered something truly special here. The end result is a game that will satisfy neither hardcore fighting gamers nor casual players outside the core MK fanbase. This is a fan game to the core, and can only be recommended to the most devout of the MK faithful.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Chances are that MK:A will sell well just because of the Mortal Kombat name. This isn't a big travesty, as this isn't a bad game, it's just not a great game. There are much better fighters out there to spend your time with. As you can tell, the MK brand has dulled for me, but I know there are still plenty of people who continue love this franchise. I can't fault them for their dedication and there's enough MK action here to keep them happy for a long time.
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XboxGameSpy
Chances are that MK:A will sell well just because of the Mortal Kombat name. This isn't a big travesty, as this isn't a bad game, it's just not a great game. There are much better fighters out there to spend your time with. As you can tell, the MK brand has dulled for me, but I know there are still plenty of people who continue love this franchise. I can't fault them for their dedication and there's enough MK action here to keep them happy for a long time.
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WiiGameSpy
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon isn't the deepest fighting game, nor is it the best looking game, with its previous-gen visuals. It also lacks the online functionality of the versions released last year for Xbox and PS2. But it is your best bet for head-to-head fighting fun on Nintendo's newest platform. While this status may not last forever, especially with Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the horizon, it's still worth playing if you're a fan of the series.
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WiiGamePro (US)
It's early to call fighting games on the Wii a failed experiment, especially with a certain first party brawler on the way. Mortal Kombat Armageddon, however, has hit all the typical Wii-make pitfalls: it's a months old title with next to no new content, the Wii specific controls are gimmicky, and it comes with a 50 dollar price tag. If you own this title on another console you can skip this re-release, and for 50 bucks you can choose from a beefy list of better titles on the Wii.
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WiiGamer.nl
De besturing werkt niet altijd even goed, er is bijna geen exclusieve content aanwezig (terwijl de Wii-versie van het spel toch een hele tijd op zich heeft laten wachten) en de mogelijkheid om via internet een robbertje te vechten is nergens te bespeuren. Drie minpunten die ervoor zorgen dat Mortal Kombat Armageddon niet de onverwachte uitblinker is geworden die het op de PlayStation 2 wel was. Gelukkig heeft Midway de bedenkelijke mogelijkheid in het spel gestopt om de Gamecube- en Classic Controller aan te sluiten, waardoor de score nog enigszins overeind blijft.
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PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon delivers an enjoyable fighting game (though its hard to tell how much of the enjoyment comes from the warm feeling of nostalgia that these titles bring) with a bunch of frills that range from fun to dismal. If you’re a diehard fan of the Mortal Kombat series, you’ll get your money’s worth but if what you want is a solid, well executed fighting game, look elsewhere.
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PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
One brand new mode is "Motor Kombat", which plays like a Mario Kart knock-off. You'd think this would be crazy fun, considering the rich set of characters and their distinctive attacks. Instead it feels like a bargain bin title, with wide, uninspired tracks that might as well be interstate highways. After a few laps, I found myself nodding off. Extra features include an arcade-perfect version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and the "Premiere Edition" features an extra disk with an interesting documentary about the history of fatalities. For those who live and die for Mortal Kombat, this edition should tide them over until the next generation, but for most gamers, Armageddon is just more of the same.
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WiiGame Revolution
I suppose my expectations were just a little too high for MK: Armageddon. After all, it’s a decent fighting game, contains everything MK fans are expecting, and even offers a couple of extra (ugh) mini-games. It just isn’t revolutionary in any way. Nothing about it grabbed me by the eyeballs and shook me around until my head caved in. When they make the game that does that, you can bet that I’ll be there with bloodlust in my heart.
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WiiFZ
Hur ska jag då sammanfatta Mortal Kombat: Armageddon? Jo, som ett helt okej fightingspel som seriens fans med största sannolikhet kommer att uppskatta tack vare det stora utbudet av karaktärer och extra innehåll. Tyvärr kan jag dock konstatera att jag hade roligare med en traditionell handkontroll än wiins tudelade kontroll. Om detta är en avgörande faktor beror givetvis på hur mycket vikt du lägger vid den rörelsekänsliga styrningen som konsolen erbjuder, men det är knappast något positivt.