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Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: A controversial franchise marks its return in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This time around, the fighting game features an all-new fighting system, an in-depth, supernatural storyline, and the infamous brutal fatalities. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, twoA controversial franchise marks its return in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This time around, the fighting game features an all-new fighting system, an in-depth, supernatural storyline, and the infamous brutal fatalities. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, two powerful sorcerers--Shang Tsung and Quan Chi--join forces to deliver unrivaled fighting action in their quest for supreme mortality. Use new or classic Mortal Kombat fighters and engage in hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, executing secret moves and combinations for fatalities and deadly body blows. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. My only complaint is the reduction of fatalities.
  2. There is almost infinite replay value due to the incredible amount of available coffins in the krypt (You can literally spend hours JUST opening coffins). This creates an incentive to play the arcade mode and complete Kampaign mode.
  3. It's easily the best of the series and with enough depth to silence the franchise's many detractors.
  4. Niggling problems such as overly cheap AI still persist, but for the most part, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance manages to breathe new life into the gameplay while still retaining the Mortal Kombat feel.
  5. 80
    This is the over-the-top, pick-up-and-play fighter that's we've been missing for so long. It's far less complex than its top-rated contemporaries, but that's part of the fun.
  6. To hell with lame gunshot wounds and other gang violence. This game's fatalities include creative beheadings and dismemberments that would make Hannibal green with envy.
  7. With more polish and character balancing, Midway could have crafted one of the best pick up and play fighters in existence – but combo timing issues hurt the overall score and that's a shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Mr.Sexy
    Feb 1, 2005
    10
    I give it a 10 because scorpion and kung lao still rock and its better thatn deception,
  2. RodneyM.
    Apr 24, 2003
    10
    This game is just the best. The Krypt is an amzing idea and it will take ages to get every single secret in the game. I agree that Ali Baba This game is just the best. The Krypt is an amzing idea and it will take ages to get every single secret in the game. I agree that Ali Baba is an idiot who probably doesn't have the game just wanting to ruin an excellent game's overall score. Don't be fooled! BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  3. ColinM.
    Nov 27, 2002
    10
    Great Graphics on GameCube!! A must buy!!
  4. Trent
    Dec 9, 2003
    10
    I love this game. this is the best fighter game on the market. i am addicted more than i ever have been to a gamecube. two thumbs up!
  5. DonM.
    Apr 18, 2003
    9
    Ali Baba is an idiot who just wanted to ruin the games overall score, he should be [now, now...].
  6. JohnE.
    Jul 9, 2003
    8
    An incredible game indeed.. but the only one thing that i dont like about this game is the fact that you have to buy the characters.. why do uAn incredible game indeed.. but the only one thing that i dont like about this game is the fact that you have to buy the characters.. why do u ? Mortal Kombat has really grown what a tremendous sucess! Expand
  7. AliBaba
    Feb 25, 2003
    0
    I just can't understand why everybody thinks this game rocks? It's just no good.The only reason why this game is any good in I just can't understand why everybody thinks this game rocks? It's just no good.The only reason why this game is any good in everybody's eyes, is because it has blood and gore.Well, I can asure you that this doesn't make a great, let alone a great game. Expand

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