For those of you who are anxiously awaiting “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe,” Midway has released a great warm-up: Mortal Kombat Kollection. This box set offers three of the most memorable games from the series’ 3D incarnations.

The Kollection starts off with “Deception,” the 2004 incarnation of the classic, which, in addition to the gory fighting that fans of the MK universe have come to love, introduced the Konquest Mode, Chess Kombat, Puzzle Kombat and the first form of the game that offered online play. “Armageddon” continues the bloody battles, plus it introduced the Kreate-A-Fighter and Kreate-A-Fatality systems and a Kart racing mini-game. The Kollection is capped off with “Shaolin Monks,” the adventure game incarnation of the series that fills in more of the story of Mortal Kombat.

Obviously, these are all at least a few years old and the Kollection is only available for the PlayStation 2, but these are all time-tested, solid games that are selling for less than $10 per game.

Grade: A Mortal Kombat Kollection is currently available.