MDK (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Woo Ha ! DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Fabulous Ben Fahy (73) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
MDK's biggest problem is that its six levels - six long, large levels - are over too quickly. But that's no reason to miss out on one of the finest PlayStation games this year. This kind of deep, action packed game's worth every penny.
Player One
Adapté d'un grand hit PC, MDK a gardé sa jouabilité fédératrice. Et son humour bon enfant. Un jeu à mettre entre toutes les mains.
Absolute Playstation
MDK has to be the most diverse, bizarre and yet strangely original video game that I have ever experienced. I don't know what Shiny had in their minds when they set out to produce MDK but what they came up with is pretty damn cool. When you engage sniper mode the screen will change to Kurt's eye view which can be zoomed in to such a degree that allows you to pick out a point between the aliens eyes while you are nestling in the hills on the city outskirts. This gives the game a more assassination feel to it rather than rushing in blindly with all guns a-blazing.
The Video Game Critic
MDK was one of the first games (if not the first) to let you snipe enemies from a distance using a scope, and it works great. I was blown away the first time I zoomed in on an alien and put a slug in his head. Your character is also equipped with wings that allow him to glide and soften falls from high places. MDK has a strange sense of humor and a nicely-ramping difficulty, making this engaging shooter hard to put down.
MDK is a pretty good game that has definitely come up with some new and inventive game ideas. The Sniper Mode is one of the coolest things I have seen in a game in a long time. I think this game gets caught in the longer-is-better type of thinking. But this is not always the case. If the missions were a bit shorter, and the graphics a little sharper, this would be a great game. As it stands, it is a good game that shooter fans will enjoy.
The only complaint I had in this game is the random slip in framerate during some levels. Perhaps it's the real-time loading. But beside that, this is an awesome game and I would recommend it to anyone who favors action-packed first person shooters.
In all, MDK is something of a mixed bag. Amazing graphics style, but little graphical consistency. Awesome combat action, but little combat challenge. Great puzzles, but they're really pretty simple, and the whole game can be solved without using too many brain cells. You've got to hand it to Shiny, though, for consistently trying to come up with something different.