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81

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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: A controversial franchise marks its return in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This time around, the fighting game features an all-new fighting system, an in-depth, supernatural storyline, and the infamous brutal fatalities. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, two powerful sorcerers--Shang Tsung and Quan Chi--join forces to deliver unrivaled fighting action in their quest for supreme mortality. Use new or classic Mortal Kombat fighters and engage in hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, executing secret moves and combinations for fatalities and deadly body blows. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. With an awesome combat system, sweet graphics, slick characters, a solid one player mode, and gore, what else could you want? [Jan 2003, p.110]
  2. The best arcade fighter on Xbox. It's not as pretty as "Dead or Alive 3," and it lacks the comic book appeal of "X-Men Next Generation," but Deadly Alliance still knocks them both flat.
  3. Savage and wildly entertaining, Deadly Alliance is a high impact fighting game that packs quite a punch.
  4. A good fighting game with a great gore factor.
  5. 81
    This is the over-the-top, pick-up-and-play fighter that's we've been missing for so long. It's far less complex than its top-rated contemporaries, but that's part of the fun.
  6. To hell with lame gunshot wounds and other gang violence. This game’s fatalities include creative beheadings and dismemberments that would make Hannibal green with envy.
  7. With more polish and character balancing, Midway could have crafted one of the best pick up and play fighters in existence – but combo timing issues hurt the overall score and that’s a shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17