Retro Gaming 00’s- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)

When most people think about the Moral Kombat series from back in the day they think of the arcade trilogy that was released between 1992-1995. While we did get Mortal Kombat IV in ’97 the game did not seem as popular as the three preceded games within the set and felt less popular than Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance from 2002. In fact, when it comes down to memorable MK games from the 00’s Deadly Alliance was one of the few games that stood out along with Mortal Kombat Armageddon from 2006. The intro for Mortal Kombat Armageddon alone was something that would arise the interest of those who have been fans of the MK series since ’92. As far as the roster for Mortal Kombat Armageddon is concerned there were over 60 different characters within the game from just about every installment within the MK series prior to ’06. Similar to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance players had more than one fighting style in which a majority of characters could battle each other using weapons. As far as new in-game mechanics are concerned Mortal Kombat: Armageddon was the first game within the MK series that allowed players to create their own fatality.

Also, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon had included story-like gameplay through Konquest Mode where players got to control Taven who was the main protagonist while his brother Daegon was the main villain. Players had to use Taven in order to put a stop to his brother diabolical plans as he aligned himself with other high profile villains within the series such as the Black Dragon Clan & Shinnok who was the main antagonist in Mortal Kombat IV. Also, the Kreate-A-Fighter Mode was also a first within the MK series and was a pretty cool feature along with inclusion of mini-games. Despite, receiving a positive reception from critics and fans alike Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is a game that is often overlooked; the Mortal Kombat series was not as popular during 00’s as it was during the 90’s or even the 10’s decade. Either way, many people would agree that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon was a game that deserved to be remastered in high-definition. But then again, games such as Mortal Kombat IX & X were titles that ended up becoming more popular than Armageddon overall. While Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is considered to be an underrated classic from the 00’s the game will never be on the same level as the installments that we got during the 90’s or the 10’s decade as far as popularity is concerned.