Ultimate Mortal Kombat DS

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2007
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. Mortal Kombat is an acquired taste and is looked down upon by most coin-op fighter enthusiasts because of its lack of strategy and its stiffness of control. UMK3 got rid of the stiffness, and the game truly is playable on the DS if you can get by the fact that the D-Pad is so small.
  2. Ultimate MK is a sharp fighting game that's still a lot of fun, but only against live opponents.
  3. The presentation and gameplay hold true to the MK standards, and the ability to track wins and losses is a nice addition, if you feel like boasting about your fighting skills.
  4. There aren’t that many fighting games for the DS so Ultimate Mortal Kombat doesn’t have much competition but it’s still a good fighting game, pardon the cliché, on the go.
  5. Long-time fans of Mortal Kombat will want to pick up this game for its online multiplayer, but others may be turned off by its dated gameplay and presentation, and poor single-player experience. On the other hand, the DS hasn’t been graced by many fighters, making Ultimate Mortal Kombat potentially the best one available on the platform.
  6. A great online-enabled emulation of a so-so fighting game (plus a lame puzzle game) which looks rather anaemic now that violence in video gaming is nothing to rave on about.
  7. 70
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat isn't quite the Ultimate collection of Mortal Kombat games but is still a lot of fun and is a game that Mortal Kombat fans should definitely pick up.
  8. A kompelling combination of a klassic bloody brawler and spin-off mini-game, Ultimate Mortal Kombat's few flaws are dealt a good kicking by the game's awesome online multiplayer.
  9. AceGamez
    70
    If you're looking for a fighting game that uses the DS in innovative ways then you need to look elsewhere, but if you simply want the classic game you know and love to play in the palm of your hand then snap this up and battle away!
  10. It’s hard to truly recommend UMK. But the genre isn’t abundant on the DS, and Mortal Kombat still retains some of its charm.
  11. 70
    With both local and full wireless support, you can't go wrong having a portable version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
  12. Not quite as ultimate as the title suggests, but Ultimate Mortal Kombat is still a faithful port of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
  13. 60
    No, truth be told, this is far from the quintessential handheld MK experience. Mortal Kombat Unchained did more for the PSP and it's available at $20 less than this release over at EB Games.
  14. If only its sedate beginning and dreary atmosphere didn't make it a throwaway extra, we'd probably recommend it. But we won't.
  15. 60
    Lack of depth and silly expectations from the AI are what drag it down. Still, at least with the commands on the top screen you'll be able to execute fatalities and make the offenders feel your vengeful wrath more easily than before.

Awards & Rankings

39
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#26 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
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#17 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 2, 2016
    9
    sin duda para mi el mejor juego de lucha de la consola, tiene una jugabilidad bastante fluida ademas de tener una ayuda para los principiantessin duda para mi el mejor juego de lucha de la consola, tiene una jugabilidad bastante fluida ademas de tener una ayuda para los principiantes donde salen los movimientos de cada personaje. El modo puzzle no lo he jugado demasiado,pero entretiene. De las cosas "malas" que podría destacar seria que quizas para varios jugadores puede resultar difícil pero si le das un poco de dedicación te adaptaras fácilmente y querrás seguir mejorando y la otra cosa mala pero mas que todo por opinion, es que no se pueda jugar con Noob Saibot :C Full Review »
  2. Aug 12, 2012
    6
    To be honest i really liked this game, Ultimate Mortal Kombat AI always whooped on me so its never really fair. The addition of having allTo be honest i really liked this game, Ultimate Mortal Kombat AI always whooped on me so its never really fair. The addition of having all the special moves and all the fatalities is quite handy and Puzzle Kombat makes it a sure by for fans of the series. I recommend it to any hardcore Mortal Kombat fan out there. Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2011
    7
    This is pretty much a port of the third Mortal Kombat and puzzle Kombat. The games main problem is technical glitches (stuff like screen tearsThis is pretty much a port of the third Mortal Kombat and puzzle Kombat. The games main problem is technical glitches (stuff like screen tears and sound cutting off.) Full Review »