Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is a fighting game that brings characters from across the DC Universe together to wage war against each other in an alternate universe. In this timeline, the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child, and also causing the destruction of Metropolis with a nuclear bomb. Enraged, Superman kills the Joker and begins accumulating power, becoming less and less moral as his lust for control increases. Soon he takes on the mantle of High Councillor as he takes over the world, facing opposition only from the Insurgency led by Batman. Five years after the establishment of Superman’s Regime, the Insurgency finds the main Earth, where the Justice League lives, and teleports some of the League to the alternate Earth to help take down the Regime.
In addition to the Story Mode, Injustice features Battle Mode, Versus Mode, Training Mode, and S.T.A.R. Labs. In Battle Mode, players face off against a randomly chosen chain of enemies in an arcade-style ladder. Versus Mode pits player against player in either local or online combat. Training Mode allows players to hone their skills and practice specific move and combos. S.T.A.R. Labs, named for the in-universe research facility, provides ten specific challenges for each character in Injustice, demanding knowledge and control over every character’s moveset for completion.
The game features an impressive roster of a base 24 playable characters, bumped up to 30 when you include the 6 DLC characters that come standard in the Ultimate Edition (and a grand total of 38 if you include characters that are accessible as different skins of pre-existing characters, such as Terry McGinnis of Batman Beyond being an alternate skin for Batman.) Each character has separate attacks and abilities, including a special move that can be triggered after filling up the character’s super meter by landing combos or taking damage.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is a good fighting game, and definitely worth a look. The Ultimate Edition is great for DLC hounds, as it collects all of the downloadable content available for the original game, including six extra characters (Lobo, Batgirl, Mortal Kombat‘s Scorpion, General Zod, Martian Manhunter, and Zatanna) as well as countless skins packs. If you’re grabbing Injustice anyway, the Ultimate Edition is definitely a better buy than the standard one.
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For our review of the Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition, click here.