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Injustice: Gods Among Us review

A solid punch 'em up from the makers of Mortal Kombat
Wed Apr 24 2013, 13:12

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is the latest fighting game from Netherrealm Studios, the people behind the infamous Mortal Kombat series.

However, rather than focusing on Mortal Kombat's dark cast of skull throwing martial arts experts, Injustice centres on the exploits of DC Comics' iconic cape wearing team of superheroes.

The game's comic book inspiration is obvious from the start, with its single player story exploring the familiar question of what would happen if a god-like being such as Superman chose to rule, rather than protect humanity.

Injustice Gods among us Superman

While the premise is a familiar one to comic fans, we're not convinced that it will win over newcomers to the DC Comics' universe. While the voice acting is stellar, with many of the characters being voiced by the same actors used in their respective animated series, the plot is slightly cheesy, so much so that those who aren't comic book fans might be put off by it. That said, fans of the DC Comics' universe and its characters doubtlessly will love it.

The game's single player plot is told in an episodic format that sees you take control of all DC Comics' main heroes and villains as they battle their way through each fight's destructible landscape.

Fans of the comics will be pleased with the selection of characters on show, with the game letting you take control of everything from big names like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to slightly less well known protagonists like mercenary for hire Deathstroke and athlete turned cybernetic champion Cyborg.

 

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