Injustice: Gods Among Us released April 16, 2013 in the United States. The last DC fighting game released was Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This game did not do the DC universe any justice and was poorly recieved. Before that the game Justice League Task Force was on the SNES. There have not been many DC fighting games and most of them do not do the series any justice. After the success of the Mortal Kombat reboot of 2011, Netherrealm Studios was put in charge of Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game keeps some similarities with Mortal Kombat but changes some major things.



One major change you will notice if you came from Mortal Kombat is the lack of a block button. Now you block by holding back similar to how you block in the Street Fighter games. Another change is the obvious lack of gore and fatalities in this game. In MK VS DCU, fatalities were given to the MK characters but were off screen to keep the game from getting a mature rating. The lack of fatalities does not take anything away from this game and makes it feel more like a DC game. The story in Mortal Kombat was one of the best in fighting game history. The Story mode in Injustice: Gods Among us is not bad at all. Netherrealm Studios does a good job of portraying Superman as the games main villain.

Injustice: Gods Among Us has a decent roster of fan favorites such as Superman, Batman, and The Green Lantern. The roster also features some characters only hardcore fans will know about like Sinestro, Killer Frost, and Shazam. With the promise of DLC characters NRS promises to add more characters and costumes to the game. The game has a lot of content. It has many single player modes like survival, villains only mode, and a mode where you can fight opponents 1 v 2. The game adds S.T.A.R.S. Labs mode in the place of the challenge tower.

Overall Injustice: Gods Among Us is a great game. It adds a lot of content and makes up for the horrible fighting game titles of DC’s past.  I highly recommend this game and give it a solid 9 out of 10. It is well worth your purchase. While it does lack some characters and has too many Batman characters on the roster it is a solid game. This is a game well worth your purchase.

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