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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 Fighting in the Beetle Lair arena.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Unlock new items, characters, and arenas in the Krypt.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Stack up the blocks by color. The mini-fight reflects who's winning.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Fatality!

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 (1594)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Xbox Oct 01, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88 PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2004 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 28, 2005 4 out of 5 80 (UK) Xbox Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Meristation PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
1UP Xbox Oct 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox Nov 22, 2004 B 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2004 B- 67
Extreme Gamer Xbox Oct 14, 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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