Injustice: Gods Among Us – Review – Mortal Kombat for DC Superheroes

On April 23, 2013

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Injustice: Gods Among Us – Review – Mortal Kombat for DC Superheroes

Our rating:

By: Warner Bros.

Version #: 1.0.2

Date Released: 2013-04-03

Developer: Warner Bros.

Price: Free

User Rating:

Let’s start with the good:  this game has amazing graphics.  The character design is spectacular.  And the game is free (although in-app upgrades cost extra).  The bad:  game play is simplistic and repetitive.

Basically, this game is Mortal Kombat with DC Comics superheroes.  In fact, the company behind this game, Netherrealm, also developed the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown game which plays in a similar fashion.

It’s fairly easy to beat your opponent in the first few levels then it gets progressively more difficult.  However, the game is simple to learn using swipes and taps to dodge and punch (and there is equipment to make fights more equal.  Batman couldn’t possibly fight Superman without Kryptonite gloves).  The game is well thought-out in terms of storyline and consistency.  I can see pre-teens being particularly interested in this game if they’re into the superhero genre.

My biggest complaint about the game is that it doesn’t make it clear why the superheroes are fighting.  It begins with a cryptic statement from Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor but doesn’t really go into details.  Having some sort of motivation other than beating the tar out of a superhero would help in terms of game psychology.

While I personally would be more entertained watching someone else play this game, I can see the appeal.  Keeping in mind that this iOS game is intended to be a stepping-off point to the XBox or PS3 version of this game, it is still worthy of one’s time investment just to watch the superpeople fight.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:For free? Yeah.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Kids or simplistic gamers who like great graphics and design.

What I Like:Incredible graphics, game-play and design.

What I Don't Like:Simplstic plot and game execution.

Final Statement:Injustice is a great-looking game for those that don't mind repetition.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Build an epic roster of DC heroes and villains and get ready for battle in the INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US mobile game from NetherRealm Studios. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is a free to play collectible card game that allows you to build a roster of playable characters, moves and powers and enter the arena in touch based 3 on 3 combat.

Collect and play as your favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others. With each alternate version of these iconic characters you get a new set of moves and a whole new fight.

Delivers next-gen graphics on your phone or tablet, with custom animations for every single hero and villain. Take the battle to Arkham Asylum, the Batcave, and other iconic locales from DC Comics, fully rendered in 3D.

Build your move set, increase your powers and beat your competition. Constantly evolve your roster to fit your style of play and put your best team forward as you take on a series of combatants.

Use the touch screen mechanics of the iPhone and iPad devices to battle your enemies in 3 on 3 combat. Swipe and tap to perform combos and build your power to pull off special attacks and super moves taken straight from the console version of the game.

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US features cross-platform functionality. Unlock items in the console version of the game for use in the mobile game, and vice versa.
Please note: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is free to play, but it contains items that can be purchased for real money.

Works with iPod touch 5th generation; iPad 2, 3 and 4; iPhone 4, 4s and 5

Requires iOS 5 and later
What's new

Stability and bug fixes
Resolved an issue some people had with purchasing Starter Packs.

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