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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

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Also on:PS2
GF Rating
7.4

1581 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Wow a great MK game that's not a fighter!

posted by Spanky7x60 (DENVER, CO) Jul 7, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Well let me start this off by saying that I was shocked that this game was so good. This title plays a lot like "God of War". Kill creatures and get experience orbs. Then use them to level up skills and combos. Very good and accurate story lines. This game is set in between MK1 and MK2. The controls in this title are quite easy to pick up. This game offers a great blend of classic MK moves, i.e. Liu Kang's fire ball, and typical action rpg fighting. If you have any interest in the MK series then you should love this game. Co-op is a cool feature to the game as well, but it makes you use it to complete the game 100%. Which is fine with me, but I could see it annoying others. This game has some length to it as well. That is, if you try to complete it 100%. Loads to unlock and high replay value to this game. This is a solid pick up for anyone looking for a good action game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

I was impressed...

posted by Clipped (ONTARIO, CA) Mar 11, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2005

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Wow, I gotta say I thought this game was gonna be a let down, not just because I'm not a fan of this genre (Adventure) of game, but because I thought MK should stay a Fighter (especially after that PS1 & N64 game 'Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero' - man that stunk!), but this one surprised me! It was fun, it had good gameplay (very important to us gamers), the camera could have been a little better (it had good close, normal and far away position but there was no right joystick control to pan around). LOTS of hidden stuff, hours of gametime. The only real complaint I have (seems to be the same complaint everyone has) with this game is 'Shao Khan'; he is so hard to beat it's not even funny. But fun all-in-all. I recommend it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

MK Classic

posted by Bigsauce (PITTSBURGH, PA) May 6, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This is the game MK fans have been waiting for. The controls in the game are simple enough to pick up for a beginner but go deep enough to where you can pull off more advanced techniques. Sometimes you may find yourself battling with the camera more than you would with an enemy. The graphics are decent with good looking character models and detailed environments. The audio side of the game is the only place where it really lacks effort. On a good note the in-game music provides a good mood for moping the floor with some footsoilder butt. Other than that the voice acting is ok but still sounds scripted in some areas of the game and the constant grunts and growls that the enemy makes whenever you attack just becomes repetitive after a while. The gameplay I would give a two thumbs up on. You get to play as one of your favorite MK characters and go through a guest alone or with a buddy. The fighting engine is perfect for keeping the action going with a good verity of combos and special moves specific for each character from the classic fighting game. This game even adds in the ability to Finish your opponent with your classic Fatality, Brutality, etc. Staying true to its roots this game also offers a Vs. mode so you can go head to head with a freind to see who is the real champion of Mortal Kombat.

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