Mortal Kombat: Deception

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
79
4.0
PlayStation 2
82
3.8
Xbox
80
3.3
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Description

Based on the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance engine, players once again have to fight to stop this new threat in the sixth installment of the fighting series. The standard Arcade, Versus, and Practice modes return, as well as new items to be found in the Krypt. In addition, there are new Konquest Adventure, Chess Kombat, and Puzzle Kombat modes to give the player new mini-games.

There are a dozen Mortal Kombat fighters selectable at the start of the game, including both old favorites and mysterious newcomers. Longtime fans of the series will recognize veterans of the earliest Mortal Kombat games, such as Sub-Zero and Scorpion, Kabal, Baraka, Mileena, Ermac, and Nightwolf, who are joined by relative newcomers like Bo'Rai Cho, who debuted in Deadly Alliance. The game also introduces nine new fighters, Ashrah, Dairou, Darrius, Havik, Hotaru, Kira, Shujinko, Onaga, and Kobra, each with a distinctly new fighting style intended to balance the deadly abilities of the other characters.

The Playstation 2 and Xbox versions offer online, competitive play against other players. The Gamecube version does not include online play, but offers Goro and Shao Kahn as exclusive playable characters.

Screenshots

Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Unlock new items, characters, and arenas in the Krypt.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Raiden breaks up the Deadly Alliance in the intro cinema.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Many levels are 3-D remakes of previous levels in the series.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Fighting in the Beetle Lair arena.

Alternate Titles

  • "真人快打:诡计" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Mortal Kombat: Mystification" -- European English title
  • "Mortal Kombat 6" -- Alternate title
  • "MKD" -- Abbreviation
  • "MK6" -- Abbreviation

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User Reviews

One of the best Mortal Kombats, if not the best PlayStation 2 Medicine Man (367)
While not the deepest fighting game of its time, Deception is still blast to play and a credit to the Mortal Kombat Franchise. PlayStation 2 The Cliffe (1595)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Xbox Oct 01, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 88 out of 100 88
1UP PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2004 4 out of 5 80
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jan 28, 2005 80.4 out of 100 80
Worth Playing GameCube May 04, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

There are a few exclusive features to the Nintendo Gamecube version: Goro and Shao Kahn were added as playable characters, and more fighters are initially unlocked from the start of the game.

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