- Platform: PlayStation2
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
Select Any Character From The Entire MK Library (Past, Present & Future): From Liu Kang to Shang Tsung to Shao Kahn, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will feature more playable fighters than any other Mortal Kombat game to date.
All-New Customized Create-A-Fighter Mode: For the first time ever in a Mortal Kombat game, players will be able to use an extremely robust create-a-fighter feature to create and define their fighter's look, abilities and personality.
Unique Create-A-Fatality System: Fans now have the ability to create their own custom fatalities by stringing together a series of attacks via a series of button combos
those that prove worthy can take their very own death moves online to showcase to the world.
Entirely Revamped & Improved Konquest Mode: What originally served as a basic training mechanism has been upgraded to a full-blown adventure with a deep story and a variety of gameplay.
Expanded Online Features: Improved Responsiveness, Deeper Customizing, Expanded Lobby Options and Much More.
This isnt another roaming beat em-up, like Shaolin Monks, but rather a one-on-one beat em-up that works as a sort of 3D Mortal Kombat Trilogy, with the main draw that it contains 60 different playable characters from throughout the series history. In part this is to make up for the fact that the game hasnt really changed much from 2004s Deception although there are new aerial combos and an improved parrying system. Oddly the number of different combat styles for each character has been reduced from three to two though and the once impressive graphics are starting to look a bit long in the tooth. It remains the most accessible 3D fighter around though and still does better at carrying on the originals legacy than many other franchise sequels.
Most exciting moment:
In order to make up for the lack of gameplay changes, Armageddon includes a huge range of extra options and game modes. The best is Konquest which is a lot more fun than the similarly named game mode in Deception, with a great little arcade adventure containing mountains of unlockables to use in the main game.
Since you ask:
Few of the other new options work as well as Konquest, with the Mario Kart style Motor Kombat being particularly dire. The Kreate-A-Fatality option is also a bit of a damp squib and the Kreate-A-Fighter is only slightly more interesting - and seems somewhat redundant considering how many characters are in the game already.
The bottom line:
An unnecessary sequel but one thats still hard not to have fun with.-HARRISON DENT