The second Mortal Kombat game on PlayStation combines characters, stages, and moves from earlier installments in the violent fighting series. Choose from a total of 36 playable characters, including alternate versions of Kano, Jax, Raiden, Sub-Zero, and Kung Lao. As in previous games, you must fight and defeat each opponent in succession in your quest to confront the evil Shao Khan. Each match is a best-of-three contest that involves depleting a rival's health, at which point you can initiate a character-specific "-ality" move: fatality, animality, babality, or brutality.

One of the key new features in Mortal Kombat Trilogy is the "Aggressor Kombat Mode." Landing combos fills a horizontal meter that, when maxed, lets characters unleash even more powerful attacks. In addition to the single-player arcade mode, players can challenge a friend to a one-on-one fight, a two-on-two battle, or engage in a round-robin tournament spanning eight combatants. Defeating Shao Khan has the added benefit of unlocking up to 12 treasure boxes, with surprises ranging from a Galaga mini-game to video demonstrations of the title's fatalities. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide