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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 New look and old powers for Sub-Zero.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Bo Rai Cho's slippery barf attack.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Move pieces similar to chess rules.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Some of the unlockable arenas.

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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

Game Chronicles GameCube Mar 25, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 01, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 GameCube Oct 20, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
XBox Front Xbox Feb 05, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Defunct Games Xbox Nov 05, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Meristation Xbox Nov 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2004 16 out of 20 80


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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)