gamers (74%) found this review helpful
Mortal Kombat Armaggedon is the last version for PS2 and X-Box, but it's only the beginning. When turn on the game you can see the opening scence of the game itself, its very eye watching. When you play the game against the fighters, its a completely updated version of MK:Deception. I love Deception, but this Armaggedon take the cake. Its faster, you can freestyle your Fatality, you can parry an oppenent attack, your can create your own fighter. New death traps on the new and improve stages. There's a new storyline and better graphics on Konquest Mode. Last but not least, there's a Motor Kombat. Motor Kombat is fun because its simple and if you don't feel like dismembering your opponent. You can race against them on deadly stages. There's still playable online, there's over 60 characters, yes I said it over 60 characters on Armaggedon. If you purchase the Kollecters or Premium Edition of MK:Armaggedon, there's a playable Ultimate MK3(which only came out on Arcades and Sega Suturn remember Sega Suturn). So enjoy beating down your opponent.
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This is incredible! I bought my copy from Game Crazy 2 days ago (release day) and it's amazing! Don't let the stupid bad reviews hinder you from getting this! Everything is great about this. The Konquest mode is very entertaining and challenging and fun! You can unlock things from the Krypt in Konquest, find currency, and more! You can now fight people in the actuall game a la Shaolin Monks. It's not as deep as SM but it's very simple and fun. The Krpyt now only contains about 300 items or so and the game only uses one type of currency instead of many. The Krypt even tells you what's inside each lock which is nice. This sports 60 characters and 4 are unlockable when you collect a certain amount of relic items in Konquest. There are 2 fighting styles but be glad for this. It makes the game faster and a bit more fun. The aerial combat is awesome and super fast and flashy. The Kreat-a-Fatality system is VERY fun and rewarding yet is very deep. There are set moves you have to do such as Forward Chains then there are Transitions like putting the oppenent on his knees then finishers for that or transitions from that. Each part is a certain combo, and bosses have their own sets. You also have sword combos but only characters with long single bladed swords can do this. Check GameFaqs for a full list of these combos. Lastly, Kreate-a-Fighter is VERY fun and deep and is just so customizable. You can even type up a biography! Motor Kombat is a bit of a let down. The tracks are very short and after a few races it gets boring but it's better with human oppenents. The Premium Edition is what deserves the 9 here because of UMK3 and the whole packaging thing just adds a lot of coolness to it. Bottom line: Get this game it is THE best 3D fighter to date. You won't regret it!
And that's about it. Yup, every playable character in the past is in here (save the female Khameleon). And that's about it. The sound and graphics are the same as DA and Deception. The fighters all lost a fighting style, and style switch combos are all but gone. The Konquest Mode is incredibly too easy. The fatality system is great at first, but after a while, it's all the same. Fatalities used to mean something, representing a character's individuality, and now they're nothing special. The character creator is uninspired. The backgrounds are mostly boring. I'm sorry, but with games like Soul Caliber out there, this game is weak. Sorry Midway, but Quantity does NOT equal Quality.