“Injustice: Gods Among Us” is a fighting videogame, based upon the fictional universe of DC Comics. As a player, you select one of several characters from the DC Universe to engage in combat, aiming to knock out the opponent. You fight in one of many settings – from Batman’s cave to the island of Wonder Woman, from the orbiting Watchtower space station to the streets of Metropolis. This game is, in many ways, built upon a recent ‘Mortal Kombat’ videogame (in terms of utilising its controls, game mechanics, narrative-driven campaign, and online functionality).
The story concerns a group of Justice League members who are transported to an alternate version of their world in which Superman has established a new world order (following the killing of Lois Lane and the destruction of Metropolis). So, to stop this ‘evil’ version of Superman – who’s controlling most of the alternate Justice League members – Batman must call upon his super-hero colleagues from his world and lead the insurgency to end this totalitarian regime. This is an exciting story – which, if watched as a series of video-clips – lasts for well over 2 hours. If you add in gameplay, the campaign for this game will take you between 4 to 5 hours to complete (if you’re a decent gamer).
There is a large roster of playable characters to select from, including: Aquaman, Ares, Bane, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Black Adam, Catwoman, Cyborg, Deathstroke, Doomsday, Flash (Barry Allen), Green Arrow, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Harley Quinn, Hawkgirl (Shiera Hall), Joker, Killer Frost, Lex Luthor, Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Nightwing (Damian Wayne), Raven, Shazam, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
This is the Collector's Edition of the game - and it comes with a great looking statue (about 10" tall) of Batman and Wonder Woman. Additionally, you get an Injustice comic book, some exclusive 'skins' for characters, and the game comes in a deluxe steelbook case. Yet at some £100+ this is an expensive item. You can get the "Ultimate Edition" - which comes with all the released downloadable content - for around £15. So unless you're wanting to collect the statue, I don't recommend this edition.
This is an enjoyable fighting game, and it was great to be able to play as these DC characters. A previous game – “DC vs Mortal Kombat” – had included several of these characters, but that game lacked the scope of this one. Yet I find that the overall ‘look’ of this game – and the quality of its graphics – are somewhat inferior to the earlier game. In some respects, the animation looks quite dated. Nonetheless, this is a fun fighting game with a great story. I suspect a sequel will appear.
on 18 September 2014
Injustice: Gods Among Us is a great fighting game that you will love. I am almost finished with the story mode of the game and the story is very good. This version some additional content and it only makes the game even stronger.
These player vs. player fighting games usually do not have a good story but this one has a pretty compelling story. The story within the game is similar to some of the storylines within the comics. The graphics within the game are great and most importantly the fighting mechanics are solid as well. If you like fighting game you will love this one. I would definitely recommend this game.
Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have.
on 25 April 2013
One of the most common, and the dumbest, inquiries in the world of comic book fandom is, without a doubt, “who would win in a fight between…” The single-player story’s basic plotline should be familiar to anyone with any familiarity with comic books, asking as it does what might happen if the world’s most powerful hero took a heel turn. Mixing elements of the Kingdom Come and Earth-2 graphic novels, along with a hefty dose of the Justice Lords storyline from the much-missed Dwayne McDuffie’s Justice League Unlimited cartoon, Injustice begins with The Joker having tricked Superman into killing his wife and unborn child and in so doing detonating a nuclear bomb in Metropolis.............i will shut up now as i may give away to much just buy the game
on 29 May 2013
Brilliant game! I won't review the game itself because there are websites like IGN for that, but if I were to score it? 9/10 as a fighting game. (one point missing because the star labs mode kinda sucks but the online multiplayer and storymode are amazing)
The statue itself is awesome and exactly what I wanted. It's high quality plastic, lots of texture and fine detail. The paint job is brilliant and the faces look great. (I half expected batman to have "crazy eyes" but the paint job is brilliant)
If you enjoy fighting games like Mortal kombat or street fighter buy this game, it's the best fighting game I have ever played.
on 2 May 2013
As a huge DC and mortal kombat fan, this game was brilliant. The collectors edition was only £56 at the time i bought it and i'm so glad i did, i'd probably still spend the money it's going for now for it though to be honest. Online gaming can be a bit annoying with other players constantly spamming the same move, that kind of ruins your game as you don't get a chance to fight back. Apart from that the story line is fantastic in single player and the characters all have their own stories in battles.
The statue also looks awesome!