Midway have reworked every aspect of this bloodthirsty franchise
Despite spawning two movies, a TV series and more video games than you could shake a severed head at, Mortal Kombat has always been a laughing stock among hardened gamers. But in going back to basics and reworking every aspect of this bloodthirsty franchise, Midway has created a stunning beat-em-up with something for everyone.
Long-time fans will be delighted as the game doesnt dilute the series excessive gore, giving Deception the dizzying pace and overstated action of a Hong Kong action flick. Pummelling opponents also rewards players with a clutch of bonus games including chess and a Tetris-style puzzler that offer a welcome break from the button bashing, and the chance to challenge rivals one-on-one across the internet also helps it edge ahead of the pack.
The Konquest mode where you earn tokens to unlock new fighters is tedious, but its only a minor criticism of an otherwise thrilling package.