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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2
GF Rating
7.4

1581 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

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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GF Rating
1

Horrible

DISGRACE!

posted by bac1551 (TEMECULA, CA) Jun 28, 2007

Member since Mar 2007

IT IS TOTALLY NOT MORTAL KOMBAT! GRAPHICS SUCK! GAMEPLAY SUCKS! STORY SUCKS! AND VOICE OVER SUCK! DON'T BOTHER!

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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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