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Mortal Kombat: Deception

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
79
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PlayStation 2
83
...
Xbox
80
3.1
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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 Main menu
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Fighting in the Beetle Lair arena.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox You fight to claim or defend a square, with board bonuses applied.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Portal hub in Konquest mode.

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 (1586)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamesmania Xbox Dec 09, 2004 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Xbox Dec 08, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Meristation PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2004 4 out of 5 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox Nov 22, 2004 B 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2004 B- 67
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2004 B- 67
Extreme Gamer Xbox Oct 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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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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