Developer: NeatheRealm Studios
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U
NeatherRealm are the same company who brought us the better-than-expected Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe, but this time they have gone all out to make us know what it feels like when two superheroes go head-to-head. Following a convoluted, hugely ambitious plot involving The Joker poisoning Superman, and the following hallucinations result in Supes killing Lois Lane, their unborn son and destroying most of Metropolis in the process. The fallout results in Superman declaring martial law on the entire planet, killing anyone - hero or villain - who may disagree with his fascist rule. What follows is a set of one-on-one scraps between heroes and villains, with enough wanton destruction to make Michael Bay giddy.
The graphics are impressive, but can sometimes get quite blocky when there is a lot happening on screen, which happens quite often. The voice acting of the characters is spot on, especially in some of the more well-known characters like Batman, The Joker and The Green Arrow.
The best part of Injustice, aside from getting to see the likes of Batman and Superman knocking each other's heads in, is the interactivity of the fighting grounds. Background items like cars and statues can be picked up and hurled at your opponent, or a special combination of moves can result in you kicking the other guy through a wall, out of the building, into the cockpit of a passing helicopter which then crashes, and your fight continues in another part of the arena. It's this proper sense of epic scope that really makes you feel like you've got a proper superhero under your control.
With the engaging single player story, 25 playable characters with more soon to become available via download, and the endless potential for house party matches, there are very few reasons NOT to own this game.
Rent Or Buy: Buy
Graphics: 4 out of 5
Gameplay: 4 out of 5
Replay: 4 out of 5