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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 Baraka's back.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Fighting in the Beetle Lair arena.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox ... and knock 'em over for a quick kill.
Mortal Kombat: Deception Xbox Main game character select screen.

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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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Critic Reviews

GameZone Dec 06, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) Oct 12, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90 Oct 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Nov 05, 2006 82 out of 100 82
XBox Front Feb 05, 2005 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Nov 22, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Meristation Nov 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Nov 22, 2004 B 75
Diehard GameFan Oct 29, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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Guy Chapman (2001) added Mortal Kombat: Deception (Xbox) on Mar 03, 2005
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