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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)

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Xbox 8 3.1
Combined User Score 33 3.6


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GameCubeGame Chronicles (Mar 25, 2005)
Mortal Kombat: Deception is a must have, not only for MK fans, but for fighting fans in general. Mortal Kombat: Deception has everything that a player loves from all of the previous MK titles plus a whole lot more. More exceptional and more stylish than any other game in the series, Deception will provide an endless amount of entertainment. Mortal Kombat: Deception is a surefire title and it will certainly please gamers of all types, regardless of their previous knowledge of Mortal Kombat.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Oct, 2004)
Through its razor-sharp fighting, array of playing options, and unyielding desire to please fans of the series, Deception is easily the most-accomplished fighter to date. Mortal Kombat is once again the game to beat.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2004)
Trumping its predecessor with a barbaric decapitation and sending a clear-cut message to other developers that the bar of excellence for fighting games has officially been raised, Mortal Kombat: Deception emerges as the consummate fighter and one of the most ambitious releases of the year. The gameplay has evolved to a frightening degree, and exacting painful death upon your opponent is only the tip of the bloody iceberg. Ed Boon and his Midway team have fine-tuned the fray, implemented a legion of amazing new characters, and even turned their gaze to other genres to expand upon the experience even futher.
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XboxGameZone (Dec 06, 2004)
Love it or hate it, no one can deny the far-reaching effects of the original Mortal Kombat. In an industry once ruled by the kid-friendly likes of Mario, Duck Hunt, and Zelda, Mortal Kombat burst onto the scene as a revelation of things to come. Suddenly older gamers had a game for them, a game that they didn’t have to be embarrassed to admit they played and with it adult-centric gaming had been born.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target (Apr 21, 2005)
Mortal Kombat fans have a lot to be grateful for today. Deadly Alliance was a huge hit and a great game and made Mortal cool again. The planned third is still stuck in development hell and I think we can all agree that's a great thing after the abysmal Annihilation. And last year we got Mortal Kombat: Deception, a game that improves on Deadly Alliance in nearly every way and has online play to boot.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Oct, 2004)
Each mode is a blast to play, although most feel like they are designed for play in small increments. But considering how many different things there are to do here, that's hardly a complaint. Deception delivers a lot of game, and it' all killer stuff.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2004)
Each mode is a blast to play, although most feel like they are designed for play in small increments. But considering how many different things there are to do here, that's hardly a complaint. Deception delivers a lot of game, and it' all killer stuff.
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XboxKombo.com (Oct 09, 2004)
Overall, I have to say I am very impressed with this game. There are some issues with the game, its not perfect, but its still the most fun MK I’ve played. Minor flaws keep the game from becoming a flawless victory, but it is still more than worth the money to any Mortal Kombat fan. Do yourselves a favor and pick up the Collector's Edition - the bonuses included are a nice extra.
90
XboxGamePro (US) (Oct 12, 2004)
Round 7: Fight! Mortal Kombat: Deception comes on strong with several diverse modes of play, but the series remains as bloody as ever. Mortal Kombat?s been one of the most popular fighting franchises since its humble arcade beginnings, and love it or hate it, it deserves props for enduring against such seasoned competitors like Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, and Tekken. Part of its success is the violent content and grisly fatality finishing moves, but cheap thrills aside, a robust fighting system has emerged throughout the years, and honed to near perfection with Deadly Alliance. Deception continues the legacy, and lives up to its name with additional play modes outside the fighting genre.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US) (Oct 12, 2004)
Mortal Kombat?s been one of the most popular fighting franchises since its humble arcade beginnings, and love it or hate it, it deserves props for enduring against such seasoned competitors like Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, and Tekken.
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GameCubeGamesmania.de (Dec 09, 2004)
Mortal Kombat Deception ist eine solide Fortsetzung des gelungenen Vorgängers. Rein technisch hat sich zwar wenig getan doch mit den vielen neuen Kämpfern, den interaktiven Arenen und dem verbesserten Conquest Modus kommen Fans der Serie durchaus auf ihre Kosten. Die neuen Minigames sind ebenfalls ein nettes Gimmick, auch wenn die traditionellen "Test your might" bzw. "Test your sight" Wettbewerbe des Vorgängers dafür weichen mussten. Alles in Allem ein empfehlenswerter Titel!
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XboxGamesmania.de (Dec 09, 2004)
Mortal Kombat Deception ist eine solide Fortsetzung des gelungenen Vorgängers. Rein technisch hat sich zwar wenig getan doch mit den vielen neuen Kämpfern, den interaktiven Arenen und dem verbesserten Conquest Modus kommen Fans der Serie durchaus auf ihre Kosten. Die neuen Minigames sind ebenfalls ein nettes Gimmick, auch wenn die traditionellen "Test your might" bzw. "Test your sight" Wettbewerbe des Vorgängers dafür weichen mussten. Alles in Allem ein empfehlenswerter Titel!
89
PlayStation 2Gamesmania.de (Dec 09, 2004)
Mortal Kombat Deception ist eine solide Fortsetzung des gelungenen Vorgängers. Rein technisch hat sich zwar wenig getan doch mit den vielen neuen Kämpfern, den interaktiven Arenen und dem verbesserten Conquest Modus kommen Fans der Serie durchaus auf ihre Kosten. Die neuen Minigames sind ebenfalls ein nettes Gimmick, auch wenn die traditionellen "Test your might" bzw. "Test your sight" Wettbewerbe des Vorgängers dafür weichen mussten. Alles in Allem ein empfehlenswerter Titel!
88
XboxIGN (Oct 01, 2004)
After a downward spiral that took the Mortal Kombat series to places it never wanted to go, Midway's number one franchise finally made a comeback in 2002 with the release of Deadly Alliance; a completely revamped and re-envisioned interpretation of John Tobias and Ed Boon's arcade fighting vision. Finally moving beyond the presentational aspects that had both endeared and reviled it in the eyes of casual and hardcore fighting fans alike (this time only under Boon's supervision), Deadly Alliance did something that the earlier Mortal Kombats had never done before -- it put gameplay before glamour. As a result the fans responded overwhelmingly and it didn't take long before Deadly Alliance was quickly regarded as one of the strongest fighting games of the season.
88
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming (Oct 06, 2004)
When you think back on some of the video games of old, there are certain ones that you never forget. In my teenage years I worked for the local video game store, right about the time the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo wars were hitting their full tilt. I remember it well because at that time the big fighting game war also had just begun. On the one side, you had Street Fighter II, which came along from the arcade (back when people actually went to arcades to play the latest and greatest games), and caused a revolution in the way fighting games were played.
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PlayStation 2Game Over Online (Nov 16, 2004)
For 12 years, these two words have summed up a controversial franchise that changed the gaming landscape. Fighting games had existed before MK hit arcades, but the concept that Midway delivered with the Mortal Kombat series redefined the entire genre (and indeed gaming) for the better. Simply put, here was an "adult" game that didn't shy away from blood and carnage (it was set in a brutal fighting tournament, after all). What's more, each installment was significantly darker, with fatalities and themes of conquest, revenge and betrayal. Simply put, this was a game whose fate was precariously left in the balance, with a player's choice of character tipping the scale towards good or evil.
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PlayStation 2IGN (Oct 01, 2004)
After a downward spiral that took the Mortal Kombat series to places it never wanted to go, Midway's number one franchise finally made a comeback in 2002 with the release of Deadly Alliance; a completely revamped and re-envisioned interpretation of John Tobias and Ed Boon's arcade fighting vision. Finally moving beyond the presentational aspects that had both endeared and reviled it in the eyes of casual and hardcore fighting fans alike (this time only under Boon's supervision), Deadly Alliance did something that the earlier Mortal Kombats had never done before -- it put gameplay before glamour. As a result the fans responded overwhelmingly and it didn't take long before Deadly Alliance was quickly regarded as one of the strongest fighting games of the season.
87
PlayStation 2GameZone (Oct 23, 2004)
You probably expect me to open this review with a statement about how the series made its grand return in 2002. You’re half-right. While I’m not going to actually come out and say it, I did manage to sneak the comment in there (hehe).
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GameCubeDreamStation.cc (Oct 20, 2004)
Overall, there was so much good, and so little bad with Mortal Kombat: Deception. Minor quips would be the funky widescreen support, the cheesy looking blood, and the removal of some favorite characters (The Mighty Oot still cannot believe that after bringing his boy Kano back in Deadly Alliance, he’s not in Deception). On the plus side, the combo breaker is a nice touch, and just more of what made the last game great, more arenas, more fighters, more fatalities, etc. I can’t say enough about the online mode. If you are a fan of the Mortal Kombat series, you need to get this game. Maybe I’ll see you online sometime, my gamer tag is CPaladino.
85
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Apr, 2005)
I’m happy to see this excellent fighter finally get a GameCube release. On any system, it has a great fighting engine, tons of gameplay modes, and a lot of kick ass characters. The GameCube version even has two that are exclusive – old favorites Shao Khan and Goro. However, these characters come with a cost, one that GameCube owners should know well by now: the lack of online play.
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XboxDreamStation.cc (Oct 20, 2004)
Overall, there was so much good, and so little bad with Mortal Kombat: Deception. Minor quips would be the funky widescreen support, the cheesy looking blood, and the removal of some favorite characters (The Mighty Oot still cannot believe that after bringing his boy Kano back in Deadly Alliance, he’s not in Deception). On the plus side, the combo breaker is a nice touch, and just more of what made the last game great, more arenas, more fighters, more fatalities, etc. I can’t say enough about the online mode. If you are a fan of the Mortal Kombat series, you need to get this game. Maybe I’ll see you online sometime, my gamer tag is CPaladino.
85
GameCubeIGN (Mar 01, 2005)
After a downward spiral that took the Mortal Kombat series to places it never wanted to go, Midway's number one franchise finally made a comeback in 2002 with the release of Deadly Alliance; a completely revamped and re-envisioned interpretation of John Tobias and Ed Boon's arcade fighting vision. Finally moving beyond the presentational aspects that had both endeared and reviled it in the eyes of casual and hardcore fighting fans alike (this time only under Boon's supervision), Deadly Alliance did something that the earlier Mortal Kombats had never done before: it put gameplay before glamour. As a result the fans responded overwhelmingly and it didn't take long before Deadly Alliance was quickly regarded as one of the strongest fighting games of the season.
85
XboxGameSpot (Oct 04, 2004)
The latest in Midway's influential and long-running fighting game series, Mortal Kombat: Deception, picks up where 2002's Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance left off by featuring lots of new and returning fighters, a variety of surprising new modes of play, and, perhaps best of all, the ability to play online. The strangest part about Deception is how it includes several completely off-the-wall modes, the likes of which you'd never expect from a fighting game. These include the single-player konquest mode, which is a story-driven adventure; puzzle kombat, a competitive Tetris-style puzzle game that's an unabashed homage to Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo; and chess kombat, which is inspired by the classic computer game Archon. The konquest mode is disappointingly bland, while these other two modes are at least amusing. However, the core one-on-one fighting action--whether you play it offline or online--is easily the best part of the game.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Oct 04, 2004)
The latest in Midway's influential and long-running fighting game series, Mortal Kombat: Deception, picks up where 2002's Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance left off by featuring lots of new and returning fighters, a variety of surprising new modes of play, and, perhaps best of all, the ability to play online. The strangest part about Deception is how it includes several completely off-the-wall modes, the likes of which you'd never expect from a fighting game. These include the single-player konquest mode, which is a story-driven adventure; puzzle kombat, a competitive Tetris-style puzzle game that's an unabashed homage to Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo; and chess kombat, which is inspired by the classic computer game Archon. The konquest mode is disappointingly bland, while these other two modes are at least amusing. However, the core one-on-one fighting action--whether you play it offline or online--is easily the best part of the game.
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Xbox4Players.de (Dec 08, 2004)
So richtig glänzen kann der Prügler jedoch erst im Mehrspieler-Modus, in dem nicht nur die Duelle mehr Spaß machen, sondern auch die Mini-Games wesentlich mehr Reiz versprechen. Hier erreicht man zwar nicht die Klasse eines Soul Calibur II, doch hat man sich erst einmal online eingeklinkt, vergeht die Zeit wie im Fluge und ein Match jagt das andere. Insofern kann MK Deception (nicht nur auf Grund mangelnder Konkurrenz in diesem Jahr) allen Genrefans mit Hang zu Internet-Vergleichen uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden. Wer allerdings auf Baraka und die anderen neuen Kämpfer verzichten kann, wird auch mit dem Vorgänger glücklich, der sich grafisch auf dem gleichen Stand befindet und mittlerweile schon zum Sparpreis zu haben ist.
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PlayStation 24Players.de (Dec 08, 2004)
So richtig glänzen kann der Prügler jedoch erst im Mehrspieler-Modus, in dem nicht nur die Duelle mehr Spaß machen, sondern auch die Mini-Games wesentlich mehr Reiz versprechen. Hier erreicht man zwar nicht die Klasse eines Soul Calibur II, doch hat man sich erst einmal online eingeklinkt, vergeht die Zeit wie im Fluge und ein Match jagt das andere. Insofern kann MK Deception (nicht nur auf Grund mangelnder Konkurrenz in diesem Jahr) allen Genrefans mit Hang zu Internet-Vergleichen uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden. Wer allerdings auf Baraka und die anderen neuen Kämpfer verzichten kann, wird auch mit dem Vorgänger glücklich, der sich grafisch auf dem gleichen Stand befindet und mittlerweile schon zum Sparpreis zu haben ist.
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GameCubeGameSpot (Mar 02, 2005)
The latest in Midway's influential and long-running fighting game series, Mortal Kombat: Deception, picks up where 2002's Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance left off by featuring lots of new and returning fighters and a variety of surprising new modes of play. The new GameCube version of the game, released some months after Deception's debut on the PS2 and Xbox, lacks the earlier versions' most compelling feature--the ability to play online--but partly makes up for that (and lost time) with a couple of classic characters exclusively added to this roster. The strangest part about Deception is how it includes several completely off-the-wall modes, the likes of which you'd never expect from a fighting game. These are the single-player konquest mode, which is a story-driven adventure; puzzle kombat, a competitive Tetris-style puzzle game that's an unabashed homage to Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo; and chess kombat, which is inspired by the classic computer game Archon.
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XboxDefunct Games (Nov 05, 2006)
Even with a few faults, Mortal Kombat Deception has a lot going for it. There is quite a bit to collect in the game, a number of fun multi-player modes, and an online component you'll keep coming back to day after day. I wish the fighting system was a little tighter and didn't feel so much like button mashing, but generally speaking, this is a step in the right direction for Mortal Kombat.
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XboxXBox Front (Feb 05, 2005)
„Finish Him!“ Welcher Spieler kennt sie nicht, diese Worte? Anfang der 90er löste Midway mit Mortal Kombat eine wahre Lawine aus, was besorgte Eltern und Behörden angeht. Das Spiel bot literweise Blut und stark überzogene Todesanimationen. Damals beeindruckte Mortal Kombat vor allem technisch. Es wurden echte Menschen aufgenommen und digitalisiert, weshalb die Kämpfer für damalige Verhältnisse sehr echt wirkten. Das und die berüchtigten "Fatalitys" führten zu einer rasch folgenden Indizierung, welche dem Bekanntheitsgrad des Spiels aber keinen Abbruch brachte.
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PlayStation 2Fragland.net (Jan 28, 2005)
Thanks to the extra game-modes MK:D is a game that has added life-span. Somebody willing to unlock everything will have to invest time, and then some more time. Funny are the cute characters and fatalities in Puzzle mode, all the rest takes itself a bit to serious... without being too serious. an MK game wouldn't be the same without ridiculous amounts of blood and gore! Although I enjoyed playing it, I must say I've played better Beat'em-ups. To me the Tekken series, thanks to it's controls and graphics, is still the game to beat in this genre and sadly MK:D doesn't come close. Graphics could have been a bit better, but the PS2-GPU probably has something to do with that...
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 22, 2004)
If you enjoy fast-paced, button-tapping fighting systems, then this game represents excellent value for money. In saying that, it's still no comparison to the sublime Soul Calibur II, or even Virtua Fighter 4. Deception is a worthy addition to the genre, made all the better by some great extras. Whether the core engine is good enough to warrant a third game is unlikely, but there's no arguing Deception is a welcome sequel. And that's a good thing too - because, in the end, there's no deceiving the fans.
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XboxMeristation (Nov 18, 2004)
La vuelta al cole de una saga clásica. Trae consigo toda la grandísima jugabilidad de siempre, acompañada de nuevos modos, opciones, movimientos, cambios, fatalities y sorpresas que todo fan de la saga necesita. Si bien, aunque los cambios son a mejor, si somos algo más fríos en general, podemos decir que las variaciones efectuadas tampoco son tan elevadas. Gráficamente es sensacional, y el desarrollo de los combates es sencillamente genial, pero como decimos, pensándolo fríamente, tenemos otro 'Mortal Kombat' más.
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PlayStation 2Meristation (Nov 18, 2004)
La vuelta al cole de una saga clásica. Trae consigo toda la grandísima jugabilidad de siempre, acompañada de nuevos modos, opciones, movimientos, cambios, fatalities y sorpresas que todo fan de la saga necesita. Si bien, aunque los cambios son a mejor, si somos algo más fríos en general, podemos decir que las variaciones efectuadas tampoco son tan elevadas. Gráficamente es sensacional, y el desarrollo de los combates es sencillamente genial, pero como decimos, pensándolo fríamente, tenemos otro 'Mortal Kombat' más.
80
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 16, 2004)
Qui l'aurait cru il y a quelques années ? Mais c'est un fait, Mortal Kombat renaît de ses cendres et la franchise profite une fois encore d'un jeu au contenu étoffé et au fun indéniable. Le mode Aventure est intéressant, long et bien pensé, les combats sont jouissifs et profitent d'un graphisme somptueux, les mini-jeux apportent de l'originalité et de la convivialité et les innombrables bonus (tous plus intéressants les un que les autres) boosteront la durée de vie. On aura beau dire tout ce qu'on veut mais ce Mystification est un des titres les plus riches en matière de baston qui existe actuellement sur le marché. Un soft à ne surtout pas rater si vous aimez un tant soit peu les jeux de combats.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos (Nov 03, 2004)
Para os fãs de longa data, "Deception" é um verdadeiro sonho. Mas como nos casos dos duelos citados no começo desse resenha, a série "Mortal Kombat" é questão de gosto: quem prefere o refinamento de jogos como "Virtua Fighter", "King of Fighters" e "Street Fighter" não vai mudar de idéia agora.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Nov 22, 2004)
Qui l'aurait cru il y a quelques années ? Mais c'est un fait, Mortal Kombat renaît de ses cendres et la franchise profite une fois encore d'un jeu au contenu étoffé et au fun indéniable. Le mode Aventure est intéressant, long et bien pensé, les combats sont jouissifs et profitent d'un graphisme somptueux, les mini-jeux apportent de l'originalité et de la convivialité et les innombrables bonus (tous plus intéressants les un que les autres) boosteront la durée de vie. On aura beau dire tout ce qu'on veut mais ce Mystification est un des titres les plus riches en matière de baston qui existe actuellement sur le marché. Un soft à ne surtout pas rater si vous aimez un tant soit peu les jeux de combats.
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GameCubeCheat Code Central (2004)
The longer you play the better you get. There's plenty of depth to the combat system which will keep you returning to the fighting long after you've exploited the additional modes.
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XboxG4 TV: X-Play (Mar 30, 2006)
With tons of secrets to uncover, and a surprising array of different gameplay options, Mortal Kombat: Deception is a surprisingly fun package. The fighting action looks great and plays well, and while the puzzle and role-playing portions might not be great, these freebies really add a lot of value to a series that was in serious danger of dying under its own weight.
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GameCubeGamePro (US) (Feb 28, 2005)
Original bad boys Goro and Shao Kahn are finally playable, both boasting bone-snapping combos and devastating weapons. Frankly, these two bruisers are cooler than almost any other character in the increasingly bizarre and outlandish Mortal Kombat talent roster, and their inclusion in the game almost compensates for the missing online mode&almost. If you're a broadband gaming addict, stick with the Xbox or PS2 version; otherwise, let Kahn konsume you on the GameCube.
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Xbox1UP (Oct 04, 2004)
There's an extremely easy test to see if you should buy Mortal Kombat: Deception -- play the Konquest mode for five minutes. Konquest -- a training adventure where you go through a story, learn combos and techniques from other fighters, and do random tasks along the way -- showcases the best and worst parts of Deception.
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PlayStation 21UP (Oct 04, 2004)
There's an extremely easy test to see if you should buy Mortal Kombat: Deception -- play the Konquest mode for five minutes. Konquest -- a training adventure where you go through a story, learn combos and techniques from other fighters, and do random tasks along the way -- showcases the best and worst parts of Deception.
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XboxThe Video Game Critic (Nov 22, 2004)
I should also mention that I encountered a few bugs in the game. Most are minor, but the game did lock up once during a load screen. Deception is only an incremental improvement over Deadly Alliance. There's plenty of play value, but to be honest I was expecting much more.
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XboxXBox Evolved (Oct 30, 2004)
Overall Mortal Kombat Deception is a great edition in the Mortal Kombat legacy. It has all the over the top attributes that people love about Mortal Kombat. It was great that they added so many new features especially when the fighting in the game can get tiresome. The downside is since the game is a fighting game the combat shouldn't become tiresome in the first place. If you're an MK fan this is a must own, otherwise rent this title over the weekend when you have some friends over.
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GameCube1UP (Mar 02, 2005)
And that's key -- if you're looking at the game for continuing the fun, campy Mortal Kombat legacy, you'll find a lot to like here. If you're looking for highly technical fighting matches or evolved modern game storytelling, you'll do better looking elsewhere.
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XboxGame Revolution (Nov, 2004)
It’s been a heck of a week here at GR. My Dead or Alive CD started skipping, a game called Cornhole is apparently sweeping the nation, and, much to our West Coast hippy chagrin, another kind of cornhole was re-elected president. Our misery stacked like pancakes.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Nov, 2004)
It’s been a heck of a week here at GR. My Dead or Alive CD started skipping, a game called Cornhole is apparently sweeping the nation, and, much to our West Coast hippy chagrin, another kind of cornhole was re-elected president. Our misery stacked like pancakes.
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PlayStation 2Diehard GameFan (Oct 29, 2004)
It is the decision of this Tribunal that Mortal Kombat: Deception is the great divider of fighting games. Oh the raging debates you create over your gameplay and replay value. You contain all the elements that make gamers smile with lunatic addicting glee while at the same time your elements make gamers yawn with apathetic distaste. And still even others you leave somewhere in between. You are all things to all people Mortal Kombat: Deception and that is a feat unto itself. So you may go now, knowing that through your controversy you have forged yourself into an above average game worth checking out just to let those who play thee discover their own unique feelings.
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XboxDiehard GameFan (Oct 29, 2004)
It is the decision of this Tribunal that Mortal Kombat: Deception is the great divider of fighting games. Oh the raging debates you create over your gameplay and replay value. You contain all the elements that make gamers smile with lunatic addicting glee while at the same time your elements make gamers yawn with apathetic distaste. And still even others you leave somewhere in between. You are all things to all people Mortal Kombat: Deception and that is a feat unto itself. So you may go now, knowing that through your controversy you have forged yourself into an above average game worth checking out just to let those who play thee discover their own unique feelings.
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GameCubeWorth Playing (May 04, 2005)
Deception on the Gamecube is Deception minus online play, plus two characters everybody wishes were in the first runs of the game. As usual, it is directed towards MK freaks and bored casuals only. The extra features alone may be worth the price of admission (well, maybe after a price drop or two), especially for fans of older MK titles thanks to Shao Khan and Goro, but the rest of us should give this one a hesitant glance for now, and maybe a rental later. The initial excitement of this awesome package, with all of its fun content, has worn off, and all these months later, it's hard to justify buying a Mortal Kombat game.
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XboxX-Power (Dec 23, 2004)
Kortom: Deception is alles behalve een magere update van Deadly Alliance en zal de fans absoluut voor een lange tijd kunnen bekoren. Grafisch ziet het er nog steeds in orde uit (zeker voor een Renderware-game) en de overdreven sound samples passen bij het thema. De soundtracks zijn weliswaar niets speciaal, wat wel voor de hand lag. Voeg daar nog een solide vechtsysteem aan toe, samen met een “onschuldige” dosis geweld en je hebt één van de betere beat ‘em up’s van dit jaar.
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XboxExtreme Gamer (Oct 14, 2004)
Mortal Kombat: Deception will make fans happy, and will keep them busy for a while with all the unlockable content in the game. I myself an old school fan think its time for Midway to re-invent the series and spend more time on redefining their fighting engine instead of creating Kombat Tetris!? Mortal Kombat: Deception is worth a rental just to check out the novelty of the violence, but overall I wouldn't recommend Deception when there are games like Virtua Fighter, DOA and Soul Calibur on the market.
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XboxGameSpy (Oct 05, 2004)
Personally, though, despite how oddly compelling I found many of the diversions found herein, I couldn't get too into this game's dated fighting mechanic. Mortal Kombat has a place in history -- and in my heart, without a doubt -- but I'm not quite sure if that's a place I care to visit, outside of reading convoluted story FAQs on the internet. And then, only for kicks. But alas, there are a fair number of you who will get into this, and that being the case, it's hard to argue that Deception is a product that will satisfy you to the fullest.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy (Oct 05, 2004)
Personally, though, despite how oddly compelling I found many of the diversions found herein, I couldn't get too into this game's dated fighting mechanic. Mortal Kombat has a place in history -- and in my heart, without a doubt -- but I not quite sure if that's a place I care to visit, outside of reading convoluted story FAQs on the internet. And then, only for kicks. But alas, there are a fair number of you who will get into this, and that being the case, it's hard to argue that Deception is a product that will satisfy you to the fullest.
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GameCubeGameSpy (Mar 07, 2005)
Mortal Kombat: Deception for the GameCube is far from the best version of the game. The game's fighting mechanic was a little thin to begin with, and without an online version to lend it some legs, it gets old real fast. Playing with the GameCube controller isn't too hot, either. If you just have to play MK: Deception, do yourself a favor: do so on another system.