• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2005
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Chuck
    Feb 1, 2005
    9
    The game is great the fatalities are good but onaga is hard other than that the game is good.
  2. BrianS.
    Oct 4, 2004
    9
    Very very fun and the death traps are tons of fun to use.
  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 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!!!
  4. 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 and uninspired, but the returning fighters look as good as ever.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  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. Offers a ton of bloody entertainment, even when going online isn't an option. [Apr 2005, p.131]