Rent Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for Xbox
view large frontback

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2, Wii
GF Rating
7.8

1112 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

The end is near in Mortal Kombat Land. Repent!

posted by MIGGOzero (AUSTIN, TX) Oct 18, 2006

Member since Feb 2005

12 out of 13 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

MKA is fun game that's easy to pick up and play whether or not you're a die-hard fan of the series. The game expands on the last game's engine and has jammed in everyone (almost) that's thrown a punch in a MK game. Here's a quick break-down:

FIGHTING SYSTEM
Very similar to MK:Deception. This time around you have one fighting style and one weapon style and the character's are a bit more balanced as well. Level Death Traps are still prominent and Midway has included a new air battle system that adds an extra "Ooo" factor. Overall, MK isn't as deep as several other fighters out there, but that doesn't hurt the game at all. Anyone can pick this game up and create some impressive combos with the classic characters.

CREATE A FATALITY
Major disappointment. Gone are the character specific fatalities that we've all come to love. It has been replaced with a system that lets you create your own unique fatality through button mashing. It's a neat idea for any other game, but for Mortal Kombat it's a step back.

CREATE A FIGHTER
Great idea that's actually executed well. It is limited, but CAF is fun to play with. Plus there are tons of items that can be used to create Street Fighter characters, superheroes, cartoon stars, or a doppleganger of yourself. Bad thing is that you can only save one fighter per profile. Bad form, Midway.

KONQUEST
Very linear and can be completed in a day. Nowhere near as deep or challenging as Deception's. That could also be taken a good thing too. Use this mode to unlock a majority of items in the Krypt (which is also considerably smaller)

MOTOR KOMBAT
Ha, ha. I love puns. I don't like bad Mario Kart clones though. You will play this once and never look at it again.

The final game is very rushed (no bios/no real endings) and doesn't really come off a complete game, but it's worth a try. MK-Deception is a better game in the end, but then again that one doesn't have Stryker in a X-men uniform now does it?

R.I.P. Puzzle Kombat

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating
10

Perfect

box 360

posted by texasboss (PLANO, TX) Feb 12, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

i think mortal kombat is a all around great game period. The game play is off the chain but i just wish they would put it on the 360.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Funner than...

posted by Stanky (SAN JOSE, CA) Nov 18, 2006

Member since Jan 2005

2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

Turn the blood off and this game is fun fun fun! more variety than DOA Ultimate. Quest mode is a nice change in gameplay if you don't want to just fight in the ring- but that part's cool 2. It actually feels like an entirely different game! has that nice rpg feel to it. all the money you collect in any game mode goes to your account which is fun to spend in create-a-fighter. i'm still trying to create the perfect fighter(and the prettiest), which is why I keep going back to quest mode to earn more money. very addicting game. i have most of the popular fighting games, but i like this the best- this year at least!

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse