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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2
GF Rating
7.4

1582 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
9

Excellent

This game rocks!!!

posted by RedWolf (LITTLETON, CO) Apr 27, 2006

Member since Apr 2006

I like this game because of the co-op mode and the gameplay but there one thing I don't like about it. The thing I don't like is that it is not on xbox live I recommend you rent it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good change of pace

posted by Gladman21 (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Mar 4, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

For years Mortal Kombat has always been about two people standing on a level surface and fighting it out until one dies. With different graphics, characters and moves, it has been the same game over and over...until now!

Pros:
A great variation on the platform type game, SM has a fun story and great playable controls. Enemies are fun and somewhat intelligent, which doesn't matter much anyway since lives are unlimited.
The graphics are decent and the moves are easy to master (except for the team moves which my brother and I never could perform). Also since enemies like to surround the player and take turns attacking, having a two player story mode is fun.

Cons:
For being a platform game, there are too many platforms that cannot be jumped off. While this can prevent death in some cases, it also restrains the player to somewhat linear paths; this has an unrealistic appearance and prevents certain shortcuts. Since the story requires the player to traverse some worlds multiple times, shortcuts would be a big plus.

I also wished some of the unlockable characters were available in the story mode.

MKSM is a fun game and I recommend playing it.

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