Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks review

  • An old-school MK fan's reward
  • Co-op play feels great
  • Mortal Kombat II waiting to be unlocked
  • No online play
  • Over-the-top melodrama
  • Needs more co-op moments

Turn off your brain, turn up your reflexes, but turn down the sound: awkward voice acting makes things extra campy. Then again, this is a story about mystical powers and ninjas with grudges. It's not Shakespeare, and it's not supposed to be.

If you love all things MK, you'll see Shaolin Monks as a special milestone in the franchise and a reward for your loyalty. Otherwise, it's just a fun brawling diversion with lots of gloopy blood and two unlockable characters. Either way, it's good stuff.

More Info

Release date: Sep 20 2005 - Xbox, PS2 (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox, PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: Midway
Developed by: Midway
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language


  • joed007 - May 30, 2009 6:50 p.m.

    this game is awesome, because you can do every thing in this game you get to fight mortal kombat guys and every thing
  • Sorku - February 8, 2009 6:27 a.m.

    kingdom hearts is the coolest game ever!!!!!!!!!!!I would really die if i win. sreiously. p.s i wont relly die.I'll just exsplod with happiness.!!!!!

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