Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. By adding muscle and dropping fat, Mortal Kombat feels tight and toned, just in time for the end of the Xbox world. [Dec. 2006, p.74]
  3. One hell of a fighting game. So to answer the question, Mortal Kombat has definitely gone out with a bang – for now.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. [Dec. 2006, p.115]
  6. The possibilities are virtually endless.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. A flawed fighting, racing, and adventure game that never ceases to provide enjoyment in spite of its flaws.
  12. 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.
  13. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is without doubt the most comprehensive Mortal Kombat game ever.
  14. 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]
  15. Forget storylines, or any pretence at one: this game is simply about quick reflexes and lightning-fast button- pounding.
  16. 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.
  17. The MK franchise signs off with somewhat of a whimper, albeit boosting the largest character list and few enhanced features here and there.
  18. 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.
  19. 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."
  20. 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.
  21. 60
    There are much better fighters out there to spend your time with.
  22. 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]
  23. Offering gameplay no different than other mindless brawlers, it's sad evidence that this once legendary game is most definitely mortal.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CalebT.
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    This is THE best Mortal Kombat game ever! I just bought it with the strategy guide and my only complaint is that the create a charicter is This is THE best Mortal Kombat game ever! I just bought it with the strategy guide and my only complaint is that the create a charicter is kind of difficult to use. The amount of charicters is impressive and I think that the reviers are full of crap, this game was made for the fans and I, being a long time MK fan am not dissapointed with this purchase. GO and BUY it NOW! Full Review »
  2. JakeB.
    Oct 16, 2006
    6
    The choice of characters are amazing. But the lack of combos makes this game worse then the other two.
  3. FredB.
    Oct 15, 2006
    7
    I must say that this game makes me really mad. I love Mortal Kombat and I couldn't wait for the game to come out. It seems that they I must say that this game makes me really mad. I love Mortal Kombat and I couldn't wait for the game to come out. It seems that they rushed it. I hate the in the air fighting, and I also hate that they got rid of most of the combos. The fighting has taking an incredible downfall. The only thing I really liked was the creat-a-character mode, and they even ruined that by only allowing one. This was a bad way to end the series. Bad, Bad, Bad. Full Review »