Mortal Kombat: Armageddon PS2 Fatalities Cheats

The full list of finishing moves for MKA on PS2

Screenshot of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

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The list of fatalities and finishing moves for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on the PS2 is very long; however, if you can remember a few specific button combinations, it's possible to pull off epic finishing maneuvers with every character.

Screenshot of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
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Cheats in the article apply specifically to the PlayStation 2 version. There's also a list of finishers for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on Xbox.

How to Use Fatalities in MK: Armageddon

Fatalities are a staple of the Mortal Kombat franchise, but they work differently in MK: Armageddon. Instead of each character having unique finishing maneuvers, all characters can use a combination of different moves to finish off opponents. Think of it as creating your own custom fatality.

Fatality moves are divided into three types: Chains, transitions, and finishers. Chains and finishers deal damage while transitions re-position your opponent so that you can perform different chains and finishers. Some finishers require certain transitions to set up; for example, you must pull out your sword to decapitate your opponent.

Fatalities can only be used in the final round of a fight once an opponent's life bar has been completely drained. When you see Finish Him! on the screen, stand next to the opponent and quickly press the correct buttons on the PS2 controller to begin executing a fatality. You can keep performing moves until the progress bar that appears on-screen is depleted.

Fatalities cannot be started with transitions; they must begin with a forward chain or forward finisher. To do transitions in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, perform at least one forward chain before transitioning the opponent. After that, you can link moves by entering the appropriate button combinations as soon as your character finishes their current move. Do as many transitions you like and end with a finisher to have it count as a fatality.

Normal Character Fatalities and Finishing Moves

Most characters can use the following moves as part of fatalities. Forward chains must be executed while facing the opponent. The tables are categorized by the position the player or the opponent must be in to execute a move. Transition moves refer to the position the player or the opponent will be in after the move is executed.

Sword fatalities can only be performed by characters with swords.

Forward Chains

Attack How to Execute
Arm Break Down, Down, X
Arm Rip Up, Up, Triangle
Arm Rip Hit Up, Up, X (must be holding arm)
Brain Rip Back, Back, Triangle
Double Arm Rip Back, Forward, Triangle
Double Arm Rip Hit Back, Forward, X (must be holding two arms)
Groin Kick Down, Down, Square
Heart Rip Forward, Forward, Triangle
Kick One Back, Back, Square
Knee to Head Forward, Forward, Square
Punch One Forward, Back, Square
Punch Two Up, Up, Square
Rib Rip Down, Down, Triangle
Thigh Rip Forward, Back, Triangle

Forward Chains With Sword

Attack How to Execute
Gut Back, Back, Triangle (will no longer be able to use sword after this)
Impale Back, Back, Square (will no longer be able to use sword after this)
Left Arm Slice Forward, Forward, Square
Right Arm Slice Forward, Forward, Triangle

Forward Chains With Short Sword

Attack How to Execute
Gut Stab Down, Down, X
Head Stab Back, Back, X
Impale Up, Up, X
Impale Gut Up, Down, Up, Triangle
Left Arm Slice Forward, Forward, Square
Right Arm Slice Forward, Forward, Triangle

Forward Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Player Behind Opponent Down, Forward, Square
Opponent Face Down Down, Back, Triangle
Opponent on Knees 1 Down, Back, Square
Opponent on Knees 2 Down, Forward, Circle
Pull Out Sword Up, Down, Up, Square

Forward Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Head Rip Up, Up, Circle
Head Smash Forward, Forward, Circle
Neck Break Back, Back, Circle
Spine Rip Down, Down, Circle
Torso Rip Forward, Back, Circle
Arm Finish (must be holding one arm) Forward, Forward, X
Double Arm Finish (must be holding two arms) Back, Back, X
Decapitate (with sword) Forward, Forward, Circle

Opponent on Knees Chains

Attack How to Execute
Kick Down, Down, Square
Kick to Head Down, Down, Triangle
Knee to Head Forward, Forward, Triangle
Neck Break Up, Up, Triangle
Punch One Forward, Forward, Square
Punch Two Up, Up, Square
Punch (behind opponent) Back, Back, Square
Impale (with sword) Back, Back, Square

Opponent on Knees Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Opponent Face Down Down, Back, Triangle
Opponent Face Forward Down, Back, Square
Pull Out Sword Up, Up, Up, Square

Opponent on Knees Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Neck Break Forward, Forward, Circle
Double Arm Finish Back, Back, X
Spine Rip Up, Up, Circle
Head Rip (behind opponent) Back, Back, Circle
Decapitate (with sword) Up, Down, Up, Circle

Behind Opponent Chains

Attack How to Execute
Arm Break Down, Down, Square
Back Break One Up, Up, Square
Back Break Two Forward, Forward, Square
Brain Rip Down, Down, Triangle
Heart Rip Forward, Forward, Triangle
Kick Ass Up, Up, Triangle
Neck Break Back, Back, Square
Punch Back, Back, Triangle

Behind Opponent Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Head Smash One Forward, Forward, Circle
Head Smash Two Up, Up, Circle
Shish Kabob (with sword) Forward, Forward, Circle

Opponent Face Down Chains

Attack How to Execute
Back Stomp Up, Up, Square
Knee Drop Back, Back, Square
Punch Forward, Forward, Square

Opponent Face Down Transition

Transition How to Execute
Facing Player Down, Back, Triangle
Behind Opponent on Knees Down, Back, Square
Pull Out Sword Up, Down, Up, Square

Opponent Face Down Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Spine Rip Forward, Forward, Circle
Head Stab (with sword) Forward, Forward, Circle

Opponent Face up Chains

Attack How to Execute
Punch Forward, Forward, Triangle
Impale (with sword) Back, Back, Square

Opponent Face up Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Behind Opponent on Knees Down, Forward, Triangle
Behind Opponent Down, Back, Square
Pull Out Sword Up, Down, Up, Square

Opponent Face up Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Head Stomp One Forward, Forward, Circle
Head Stomp Two Down, Down, Circle
Decapitation (with sword) Up, Up, Circle
Head Stab (with sword) Back, Back, Circle

Mortal Kombat Boss Fatalities and Finishing Moves

The following fatalities are only available for Onaga, Kintaro, Goro, Sheeva, Moloch, Motaro, and Shao Kahn.

Boss Forward Chains

Attack How to Execute
Crush Up, Up, Square
Fist Slam Forward, Down, Triangle
Kick Forward, Forward, Square
Knee to Chest Down, Back, X
Spin Punch Forward, Back, Square

Boss Forward Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Behind Opponent Down, Forward, Square
Opponent Face Down Down, Down, Triangle
Opponent on Knees Down, Back, Square

Boss Forward Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Chest Punch Forward, Forward, Circle
Exploding Forward, Back, Circle
Head Crush Up, Up, Circle
Kick to Head Down, Up, Circle
Uppercut Back, Back, Circle

Boss Opponent on Knees Chains

Attack How to Execute
Kick One Forward, Forward, Square
Kick Two Back, Forward, Square

Boss Opponent on Knees Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Opponent Facing Player Down, Back, Square
Behind Opponent Down, Back, Triangle

Boss Opponent on Knees Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Explode Forward, Forward, Circle
Head Crush Up, Up, Circle
Head Kick Down, Forward, Circle

Boss Behind Chains

Attack How to Execute
Knee Hit Forward, Forward, Square

Boss Behind Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Head Crush Up, Up, Circle
Head Pound Forward, Forward, Circle
Kick Finish Forward, Up, Circle

Boss Opponent Face Down Chains

Attack How to Execute
Head Punch Forward, Forward, Square

Boss Opponent Face Down Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Opponent on Knees Up, Down, Triangle

Boss Opponent Face Down Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Exploding Torso Up, Down, Circle
Head Pop Up, Up, Circle

Boss Opponent Face up Chains

Attack How to Execute
Knees Forward, Down, Square

Boss Opponent Face up Transitions

Transition How to Execute
Behind Opponent Down, Back, Triangle
Behind Opponent on Knees Down, Forward, Triangle

Boss Opponent Face up Finishers

Attack How to Execute
Arms Off Back, Down, Circle
Head Punch Down, Down, Circle