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Mortal Kombat: Deception

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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 Main menu
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox ... and knock 'em over for a quick kill.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Bo Rai Cho's slippery barf attack.
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 (1586)

The Press Says

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Apr 21, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Xbox Oct 12, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamesmania Xbox Dec 09, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 88 out of 100 88
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox Mar 30, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cheat Code Central GameCube 2004 4 out of 5 80
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jan 28, 2005 80.4 out of 100 80
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 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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