• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2005
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 130 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to "Mortal Kombat: Deception," background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles also playMortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to "Mortal Kombat: Deception," background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles also play an important role in the player's quest for an "outstanding" victory. Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks features an impressive line-up of Mortal Kombat characters, as well, that make frequent appearances as enemies, in boss battles and during several additional in-game interactions. For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat fanatics can explore all the mythos and rumors of the Mortal Kombat universe from an entirely new perspective. Action/Adventure fans will be blown away by the intuitive kombat system, puzzle solving and epic storyline that can be experienced in either the single player mode or through co-op play. [Midway] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. AceGamez
    90
    A shining triumph of beat 'em up glory, spinning off from the traditional MK one-on-one gameplay and showing us all just how excellent the old-school beat 'em up can be in this current generation of gaming.
  2. Game Informer
    85
    I haven't had this much fun with a co-op game in quite some time. [Oct 2005, p.122]
  3. The combat system is easy to learn but has enough depth that it will take time to master.
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    It's a game that gets back to the basics and is chock-full of Mortal Kombat goodness, especially for two players simultaneously. [Dec 2005, p.84]
  5. The mighty "God of War" is a little more deserving of your action cash if you've only got the funds to buy one game where you run around killing stuff. But Shaolin Monks is a very close second-best in the heaving action sector, thanks to its good looks, decent play and a gory, blood-soaked style that's well in keeping with the Mortal Kombat legacy of pain. [PSW]
  6. The story is weak, boss fights are hard, but the action is extremely enjoyable and in a game where the main focus is the action, which is all that counts.
  7. games(TM)
    50
    It’s a non-offensive way to while away a few hours digging up the past, but the core gameplay doesn’t hold a candle to the title it’s so fondly remembering. [Nov 2005, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. SergioG.
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    It's da bomb.
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    A enjoyable co-op or single player adventure game! Mortal Kombat fans and casual gamers will love this,any other who says this is not goodA enjoyable co-op or single player adventure game! Mortal Kombat fans and casual gamers will love this,any other who says this is not good must be really,really a big die hard street fighter fan! Expand
  3. DavidA.
    Sep 29, 2005
    10
    Great game the best mortal combat game.
  4. Dec 29, 2018
    10
    I Think MKSM Is The Best MK Adventure Game Every Created I Finished It a lot Of Times And Still Want To Cause It's Give You The Choose ToI Think MKSM Is The Best MK Adventure Game Every Created I Finished It a lot Of Times And Still Want To Cause It's Give You The Choose To Travel Any Where And Makes MK World 3D With Movable Elements . The Soundtracks So Amazing Hope It's Have Remastered Edition Near Future Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    This is one of my favorite games in which I'm ready to play constantly! It's very cool and awesome beat-em-up in the universe Mortal Kombat,This is one of my favorite games in which I'm ready to play constantly! It's very cool and awesome beat-em-up in the universe Mortal Kombat, impregnated with the atmosphere of the classic arcade game Mortal Kombat 2. 4 playable characters, lots of secrets, great soundtrack and steep fighting system make this game one of the best bet-em-up on consoles PS2 / XBOX. I really hope to see a a remake of this game on PC, PS4, HBOX ONE! Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2017
    9
    oque falar de Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks? lembro que eu zerei com o meu irmao, na epoca de ouro do ps2, o jogo era incrivel, Mortal Kombat:oque falar de Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks? lembro que eu zerei com o meu irmao, na epoca de ouro do ps2, o jogo era incrivel, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks tem uma boa jogabilidade, mesmo tendo poucos personagens para jogar no modo aventura, que é o Liu Kang e o Kung Lao, depois de zerar da pra jogar com Scorpion e Sub-Zero, o problema que na hora das cutscenes voltava com Liu e o Kung Lao, tem muitos mestre, alguns sao dificeis, o grafico é bom, ainda mais por ser um jogo de 2005, a trilha sonora é ótima, e dificuldade é boa, jogo que vale muito a pena. Nota 9.5 Expand
  7. AlexN-M.
    Jan 17, 2007
    0
    This game is poor! You think that you will be good and make a "Fatality by pushing two buttons in the same time? Your wrong! My note is 0! No This game is poor! You think that you will be good and make a "Fatality by pushing two buttons in the same time? Your wrong! My note is 0! No more comments about this POOR game! Expand

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#28 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
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#10 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005