Mortal Kombat: Deception

Game review by Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Martial arts combat at its bloodiest; adults only.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 19 reviews

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Caveat Parens: This Game Contains Suicide - Hara-Kiri Style!

Besides all the decapitation and manipulation of opponents' body parts in terms of fatalities, parents, while playing the game just to test it, you have to do the the deadly, self-killing finishing moves, called hara-kiris! Those types of move sets, which go beyond the ancient Japanese self-killing move of slicing open the abdomen (e. g. Noob Smoke self-destructing), as the name suggests, really convey the wrong message to your children - they're convincing them that if they lose a game, chances are, they will commit suicide! What parent would think of that - suicide in a fighting game? Violence, gore, blood, and suicidal messages aside, think forty times before buying it for your children!

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release date: January 10, 2005
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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