Mortal Kombat: Armageddon review
Do you think you can stop the end of the world? If so, don’t hesitate to jump in on the action in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, a fast-paced fighting game that’s the third installment in the popular series.
Gameplay - 8/10
If you’re new to the MK series, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon could be a great starting point. With 62 cool fighters to choose from, the game offers one of the biggest character rosters in the series. What’s more, you can also create your own character and even make them look like any other game or movie character, or even like someone you know! You can show off your customized character in online multiplayer battles, and of course, you can also use any of the original 62 characters in multiplayer.
The story mode focuses on preventing the end of the world, which makes up for an exciting background for all the fighting. The final endings for some characters may be a little weaker as compared to the others, but with a total of 62 playable characters, that was to be expected.
Graphics - 8/10
Considering how old this game is, you might as well be amazed at how good the graphics manage to look today. The landscapes and battle stages all look reasonably detailed, and all characters have distinct behaviors, moves, and animations. This makes you feel like you’re really playing different characters instead of just changing skins.
Replay Value - 10/10
Unlike a number of other MK games which don’t provide a lot of replay value, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon offers something more than just a trip down memory lane. With the unique Kreate a Fighter mode, every player can create their own customized character and use them both in local and online multiplayer fights. You can create a fighter that resembles you, your friends, characters from other games, movies, or books - the editor is so detailed that your possibilities are only limited by your own creativity.
Controls - 8/10
The controls in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon are not new to anyone who’d played MK games before. If you still haven’t, don’t worry, it won’t take a lot of time to get familiar with it. We do wish the controls in the racing mini-game were a little more precise, but since it’s a mini-game and not the main game modes, we don’t think that’s going to be much of a problem.
Fan of the MK series or not, you definitely won’t be bored or disappointed by this game. There’s a lot to do and explore. You can always come back to create a fun new character, and MK: Armageddon does offer as many as 62 fighters to choose from even if you don’t want to use the creative mode. Combined with smart game mechanics and improved AI, all these features make Mortal Kombat: Armageddon a title that’s definitely worth playing.
- 62 playable characters
- The ability to create your own fighters
- Better AI results in an improved single player experience
- The controls in the racing game could be more precise
- The racing game itself is not as fun and compelling as it could’ve been