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Mortal Kombat: Deception review

Mortal Kombat: Deception is the sixth game in the extremely popular Mortal Kombat series. It combines the most popular characters from older games with new ones and offers a great overall playing experience.

Gameplay - 8/10

If you’ve ever played any Mortal Kombat game, you know what to expect from MK: Deception. The franchise has managed to pinpoint a formula that makes MK games so attractive to players, and they stuck to it with Deception. There’s a lot to explore, numerous enemies to fight, and a wide range of characters to choose from when you’re starting out. Depending on your chosen character, you’ll have access to different abilities and powers that have to be used wisely in order to defeat your opponents.

The Konquest Adventure mode is a great way to take a break from the traditional Arcade and Versus modes. It’s an exciting alternative to the familiar Practice mode, allowing you to sharpen your skills while freely roaming around the in-game locations. If you happen to get tired of the Konquest as well, there are two new mini-games for you to explore - Chess Kombat and Puzzle Kombat. As you can see, MK: Deception offers a lot of diversity to satisfy all kinds of players, even those who get bored very quickly.

Graphics - 8/10

Obviously, you won’t be stunned by the graphics in Mortal Kombat: Deception given that the game is more than a decade old. However, the graphics have aged surprisingly well, and you won’t feel like you’re playing an outdated game at all. The objects and locations look reasonably realistic and match the overall spirit of the game, creating a slightly tense and exciting atmosphere that’s typical for Mortal Kombat games.

Replay Value - 9/10

There really is quite a lot to do in Mortal Kombat: Deception, so you’ll likely keep coming back to the game time and time again. You can always go a little further and explore the Krypt a little better to find new, exciting items. Playing the free roam Konquest mode and fighting other players online are never off the table, either!

Controls - 7/10

If you’re used to playing newer games on the latest consoles, you may wish the controls in Mortal Kombat: Deception were a little more sensitive. However, they’re still not bad and perfectly capable of keeping up with their successors. It shouldn’t take you long to adjust to the MK: Deception controls and go on to destroy your enemies.


Mortal Kombat: Deception is definitely worth picking up if you’ve never played it before. If you’re already familiar with the game, you’ll probably still enjoy replaying it and exploring new things you haven’t managed to discover before. Overall, it’s a good game that is still relevant even after over a decade since its release date.


  • Immersive gameplay
  • Reasonably good-looking graphics
  • Many additional game modes to explore
  • Online multiplayer mode


  • The controls may not feel precise enough
  • The online players community is definitely much smaller than it used to be
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