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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.


Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Baraka's back.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Main game character select screen.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox A light and a dark bishop on each side gets four spells per game.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox ... and knock 'em over for a quick kill.

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Mortal Kombat: Deception Screenshot
Mortal Kombat: Deception Screenshot
Mortal Kombat: Deception Screenshot
Mortal Kombat: Deception Screenshot

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 (374)
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 (1708)

Critic Reviews

Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN GameCube Mar 01, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 GameCube Oct 20, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot GameCube Mar 02, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Defunct Games Xbox Nov 05, 2006 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Xbox Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
1UP GameCube Mar 02, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2004 B- 67
X-Power Xbox Dec 23, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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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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Contributed to by Guy Chapman (2001)