Mortal Kombat: Deception GameCube

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2005
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
Buy On
  1. More exceptional and more stylish than any other game in the series, Deception will provide an endless amount of entertainment.
  2. 85
    A great diversion from the usual fighting template. So while it may not be as complex or responsive as a number of other 3D (or even 2D) fighters out there, it's a hell of a lot of fun (whether you stink at it or not).
  3. Game Informer
    85
    Offers a ton of bloody entertainment, even when going online isn't an option. [Apr 2005, p.131]
  4. The core one-on-one fighting action is easily the best part of the game. It's gory, intense, and quite complex, meaning it captures much of what has made MK an institution among fighting games.
  5. Creativity and the will to venture into new territory has done good things for Mortal Kombat.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    80
    The good news is that Mortal Kombat: Deception is still a great without the online modes. It's intense, frenetic, strategic, violent and bloody.
  7. Not even a masochist would venture through Konquest Mode more than once, and the Puzzle Kombat and Chess Kombat will only take you so far.
  8. 80
    Thanks to the GameCube's unfriendly button layout, performing the new demanding dial-a-combos is harder than ever. Patient players, however, will uncover an almost overwhelming array of play modes and hidden features.
  9. Nintendo Power
    76
    The map-navigating controls are touchy in the Konquest, but as an additional mode, it's quite impressive. [May 2005, p.91]
  10. 75
    If you're looking at the game for continuing the fun, campy Mortal Kombat legacy, you'll find a lot to like here. If you're looking for highly technical fighting matches or evolved modern game storytelling, you'll do better looking elsewhere.

Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 1, 2017
    10
    the best 3d mortal kombat game. Gerats figthers and jugabilty. Just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!((!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!((!!!!(!!!!!!!!
  2. Jul 8, 2011
    4
    The Gamecube's controller makes this game nearly impossible to play. Get it for PS2 or XBOX. Most of the new characters are pretty dull andThe Gamecube's controller makes this game nearly impossible to play. Get it for PS2 or XBOX. Most of the new characters are pretty dull and uninspired, but the returning fighters look as good as ever. Full Review »
  3. EduardoR.
    Jun 12, 2005
    10
    This game is almost perfect: the addition of "breaker" system, "death traps", 2 fatalities and 1 Hara Kiri per character and interactive This game is almost perfect: the addition of "breaker" system, "death traps", 2 fatalities and 1 Hara Kiri per character and interactive arenas makes fighting more strategic, realistic and fun. Chess and Puzzle kombat modes are nice surprises. The only big mistake of the game is the Konquest Mode. Despite this flaw, the game is GREAT!!! Full Review »