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
Buy On
  1. It may or may not be the blood-soaked ending to the franchise, but it's easily one of the most enjoyable games in the series and one of the most unapologetically fun games of the season.
  2. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is an MK fan’s wettest dream, but even those few new to the series will find it hard not to love this game.
  3. One hell of a fighting game. So to answer the question, Mortal Kombat has definitely gone out with a bang – for now.
  4. It's a blast to play and it includes a ton of extra content making it one of the most satisfying Mortal Kombats ever.
  5. 90
    With over sixty playable characters, kreate-a-fighter, and all the mini-games packed in you get more than your money’s worth. MK fans will drool with delight seeing some of their favorite fighters from every game packed into one arena.
  6. Armageddon delivers the culmination of all things MK. The roster is huge, the modes are many, the fighting has been nicely tweaked, and overall, it’s a fitting way to turn the page on another generation of this classic franchise.
  7. 85
    The inclusion of 62 total warriors is a massive achievement. Throw in a fun, albeit short Konquest mode, a diversionary mini-game, a new fatality system, and perhaps one of the largest character creation modes we've seen, and you have a great title that will keep Mortal Kombat fans busy for months.
  8. The immense roster is a glorious thing, but by altering the sacred Fatality, the action just isn’t up to the series’ standards or what fans expect.
  9. A flawed fighting, racing, and adventure game that never ceases to provide enjoyment in spite of its flaws.
  10. With better gameplay, the largest number of characters yet, a very deep Kreate-A-Fighter mode and the ability to create your own fatalities on the fly, fans of Mortal Kombat will be hard pressed to not pick this one up.
  11. Deception still seems to be Mortal Kombat's crowning achievement for now. While Armageddon is a solid game, and it did get a lot right, it also got a significant amount wrong.
  12. A welcome if unspectacular return to form for the MK series and a suitable way of ending its run on current consoles.
  13. The biggest features in this game are the Kreate-A-Fighter, Kreate-A-Fatality, and Online modes. It's about time Midway included stuff like this! So yeah, go buy MK Armageddon ASAP! It's one of the major reasons why the PS2 still has plenty of life residing within its dusty innards.
  14. While much of the game play remains faithful to previous Mortal Kombat titles, the developers how gone to painstaking measures to bring new modes and interesting features to their franchise to keep it fresh like deli meat.
  15. 90
    But as good as the action is it's the replay value of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon that makes it unbelievable. There's so much to do outside the main arcade mode that you'll feel almost overwhelmed with choices.
  16. AceGamez
    80
    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is without doubt the most comprehensive Mortal Kombat game ever.
  17. Mortal Kombat Armageddon is the box-set of the Mortal Kombat series and just about every character ever digitalized for the series is available to use and of course abuse.
  18. PSM Magazine
    80
    If you're a Mortal Kombat fan, this is the mother lode: a torrent of available characters(58 to start)fight and die for your pleasure; the Shaolin Monks-style Konquest mode is the best yet; and the Motor Kombat Kart racer mini-game is silly fun. [Holiday 2006, p.79]
  19. Play Magazine
    80
    If this is Armageddon for Mortal Kombat, it certainly is a most delightful way to kill a series--at least until it rises like a phoenix for the next generation. [Dec. 2006, p.86]
  20. Pelit (Finland)
    80
    A decent enough beat 'em up. The fighter roster is impressive if a bit unbalanced. But come on, seven buttons for a fighting system? [Dec 2006, p.82]
  21. If you fondly remember the old Mortal Kombat games from your ill-spent youth, you might get a big kick out of this. If it's just a solid 3D fighter you're after, you may want to look elsewhere.
  22. PSM3 Magazine UK
    80
    Great fun, but it spreads itself pate-thin when it shoud be concentrating on the fighting instead. [Dec 2006, p.76]
  23. Games Master UK
    79
    Bloody, stupid and bloody stupid, but still manages to impress. [Dec 2006, p.77]
  24. An appealing introductory sequence, a huge selection of fighters, multiple and diverse gameplay modes, the option to create and train your own character, and several destructible arenas just waiting to get demolished.
  25. With more characters than anyone could possibly master in one lifetime and plenty of variety in the form of Motor Kombat (we’re still laughing after playing this) and the Konquest adventure mode, not to mention the scary number of unlockables to be found, it’s enough to make you start daydreaming at what they could do on the next gen consoles.
  26. It's not the most perfect fighter, nor are all the extras particularly interesting, but what's here is the finest example of what American fighting game developers can produce, and if you're any kind of MK -- old or new -- there's enough here to warrant a purchase. And then some.
  27. 80
    Mortal Kombat excels at offering plenty of great extras to compensate for its lukewarm gameplay.
  28. Forget storylines, or any pretence at one: this game is simply about quick reflexes and lightning-fast button- pounding.
  29. Fourteen years after the first Mortal Kombat hit the arcades, the "fatality" moves are still gaming's best way of saying "In your face!" to a vanquished foe.

Awards & Rankings

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

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 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 »