Mortal Kombat: Armageddon PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2006
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
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  1. The umpteenth Mortal Kombat game bombards you with characters and modes but does little to bring the underlying one-on-one fighting action to the next level.
  2. 70
    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon isn't wildly different from it's predecessors, but it features a lot of characters. It's disappointing that the gameplay hasn't really evolved but Armageddon is still a fun title.
  3. Armageddon is fine. Nothing special, but not bad, and its Konquest mode is probably the perfect game for that Saturday afternoon period just before the footy kicks off, when your head still hurts from Friday.
  4. And having spent the better portion of my week with the title, I am yet to unlock every secret the game has to offer, and the sheer number of selectable characters is impressive, if not overwhelming at times.
  5. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    The vast amount of characters will excite fans, but MKA feels old-fashioned. The series needs to evolve if it's going to survive. [Dec 2006, p.80]
  6. It makes for a big, if rarely clever package, entertaining if hilarious ultra violence is your bag, tryingly awkward and limited if it isn't.
  7. If you're looking for a fighter to just pick up and play with your friends, it's a fine addition to your library.
  8. While I appreciate some of the new additions to this version, it’s not enough to make me forget how much this game reminds me of "Deception," "Shaolin Monks" and "Deadly Alliance."
  9. The end result is a game that will satisfy neither hardcore fighting gamers nor casual players outside the core MK fanbase. This is a fan game to the core, and can only be recommended to the most devout of the MK faithful.
  10. 60
    There are much better fighters out there to spend your time with.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    As with the previous MK installment, Midway again augments the core fighting action with binus modes. Unfortunately, they suck. Konquest mode, a rudimentary action-RPG, and Motor Kombat, a widly unfun kart racer, both look and feel like PS1 budget titlees. [Dec. 2006, p.140]
  12. Offering gameplay no different than other mindless brawlers, it's sad evidence that this once legendary game is most definitely mortal.
  13. The core combat is still as rigid and throwaway as the Mortal Kombat series has ever been and bereft of the kitsch appeal of the earlier games, Armageddon is pretty much as forgettable as brawlers come these days.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#29 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Aug 1, 2012
    5
    The konquest mode is disappointing since it only takes a few hours (3-4 hours). There are many things in the krypt to buy an unlock but, noneThe konquest mode is disappointing since it only takes a few hours (3-4 hours). There are many things in the krypt to buy an unlock but, none of them are characters.my main problem I have with this game is that 99% of all the people are already unlocked from the start. Only 4 characters are unlockable in konquest mode and are fairly easy to get. The create a fighter mode is nice to have and are plenty of things to use for your character.The lack of the extra style is ok but I miss the fatalities. Full Review »
  2. IanW.
    Jan 6, 2007
    10
    Best mk game ever. I have been a fan since I turned 3 I have every game by far this one pwns all other fighting and any other game.
  3. Jun 24, 2016
    10
    Mortal kombat armageddon is best ps2 game, it's features lots of characters and bosses as playable, it is come for this one final battleMortal kombat armageddon is best ps2 game, it's features lots of characters and bosses as playable, it is come for this one final battle armageddon is only the beginning, get mk armageddon. Full Review »