Mortal Kombat Armageddon
|a game by||Midway|
|Platforms:||XBox, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.0/10 - 16 votes|
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|See also:||Mortal Kombat Games, Fighting Games|
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the seventh entry in the delightfully violent fighting game franchise. Centered around a battle so large that only the gods themselves can prevent total mayhem, Armageddon is packed with content. Featuring almost every Mortal Kombat character, Armageddon offers an incredible roster packed with fan-favorite fighters. However, a huge roster isn't the only thing Armageddon has going for it, as the game includes multiple modes, a hefty helping of unlockable content, and an awesome fighting system. There's a lot to enjoy in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, provided you can stomach a bit of blood and gore.
Main Game Features
- Roster of over 60 characters
- Great variety of game modes
- Bloody and brutal fighting system
The plot of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon takes place after Mortal Kombat: Deception, with powerful warriors from an assortment of realms engaging in an gigantic, world-ending battle. This story is explored deeper in Armageddon's “Konquest” mode, the single-player action/adventure portion of the game. Playing as Taven, a demi-god following his destiny to prevent the total apocalypse, players travel across cool locations from Mortal Kombat lore, including the Lin Kuei Temple, Sektor's Warship, and more. In order to save Earthrealm, Taven must discover the truth and defeat an equally almighty warrior.
There are multiple modes to choose from in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, offering an interesting variety of gameplay experiences. As always, you can face off against the computer in Arcade mode or battle a buddy in Versus mode. Combat is bloody but fun, with each character having two unique fighting styles and a long list of special moves. The previously aforementioned Konquest mode contains the most hours of unique gameplay, so we recommend starting there. In this mode, you'll control Taven as you fight in 3D environments, with occasional classic one-on-one fights scattered across levels. Konquest mode feels similar to the Mortal Kombat spin-off game, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, featuring special moves, environmental hazards, and boss fights. When compared to other Mortal Kombat story modes, Armageddon's Konquest is one of the best.
In addition to the 60-plus fighters available in the game, you can also create your own fighter, customizing their appearance and moves as you see fit. You'll unlock new costume pieces throughout the game, but even better unlockable goodies can be found in the Krypt mode. In the Krypt, you can use your acquired “koins” to unlock concept art, new fighting arenas, bonus costumes, and much more. As a final, wacky touch, you can even engage in some kart-racing action in Motor Kombat, a funny but limited racing mini-game mode.
Even when compared to modern day fighting games, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is impressive. The sheer number of unique fighters is astounding, ensuring that almost every single Mortal Kombat character is represented. Between Konquest mode, the Krypt, and the classic Arcade ladders, it's easy to sink tons of hours into this bloody fighter. You'll always have something to work toward, thanks to the huge list of unlockables. Although the core fighting system hasn't evolved much since the previous game, it's still incredibly satisfying. Whether you want a cool action game like God of War or a fun competitive fighter with tons of options, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon has got it.
- Tons of unlockables
- Great variety of modes
- Endlessly replayable
- Mediocre graphics
- No original fatalities