• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2007
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18

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  1. 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 tears and sound cutting off.)
  2. Nov 14, 2010
    6
    In all truth, this game deserves a 6.5 out of 10. The good: The new and challenging Puzzle Kombat mode makes the game a fun and time consuming challenge. The fact that (unlike many of the older M.K. games) it shows you the special attacks and how to do them mid-combat. The games fairly cheap pricing was worth it, though it may seem lacking at times.

    The bad: Steep A.I. will make the
    In all truth, this game deserves a 6.5 out of 10. The good: The new and challenging Puzzle Kombat mode makes the game a fun and time consuming challenge. The fact that (unlike many of the older M.K. games) it shows you the special attacks and how to do them mid-combat. The games fairly cheap pricing was worth it, though it may seem lacking at times.

    The bad: Steep A.I. will make the game extremely frustrating for players new to the series, and still posing a challenge to the seasoned veterans. The game has many buggy controls, and one mistake or glitch can cost so much that most people may take their cartridge out and use it as target practice on the range.
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  3. 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 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.
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
  1. 78
    Simple as the presentation is, the two titles are well developed. If all you want is a really solid, fun version of Mortal Kombat 3 that can go online, that's what you're going to get. It's good stuff all around.
  2. 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.
  3. Ultimate MK is a sharp fighting game that's still a lot of fun, but only against live opponents.