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Mortal Kombat: Deception (PlayStation 2)

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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.


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There are 26 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

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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One of the best Mortal Kombats, if not the best Medicine Man (367) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
While not the deepest fighting game of its time, Deception is still blast to play and a credit to the Mortal Kombat Franchise. The Cliffe (1625) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
GamePro (US) Oct 12, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Over Online Nov 16, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Next Level Gaming Oct 06, 2004 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de Dec 08, 2004 83 out of 100 83
UOL Jogos Nov 03, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation Nov 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
1UP Oct 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Diehard GameFan Oct 29, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy Oct 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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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