Injustice 2: PS4 Review
Released by Warner Bros
The NetherRealm Studios Injustice 2 feels like the first fighting game that's got it all correct and present.
A crossover of epic proportions, the game's plentiful supply of both thrills, spills and DC faves along with smooth fighting moments and some great animation means fans of both DC and also fighting games as a whole will be satisfied.
A sequel of sorts to the 2013 Injustice Gods Among Us, the single player element of Injustice 2 pits Batman against the rest of the DC universe when Superman crosses a line. With the fate of the Justice League and friendships in the balance, it's up to you to win though various levels of combat and kick some serious superhero ass.
But really, that's the very basic elements of what Injustice 2 offers.
The game's deep gameplay fighting style and raft of gear upgrades, moves, and a plethora of online options (from a daily multiverse challenge to online multiplayer) mean that there's more than enough to sink your teeth into rather than simple fighting mechanics.
Adjusting your gear, fighting through challenges to unlock more gear and level up are all addictive rather than showing signs of the usual grind ethos that permeates plenty of fighters. Rewards are worth playing for, rather than pitiful and piecemeal.
It's worth noting that a range of some 30 characters add a wealth of fighting styles to the game, and while you're never going to be able to master all of the mechanics in play, there's a need to ensure that some of the skills are learned quickly to survive. Using environmental takedowns and also super meter combos, the game keeps each brief match fresh and gives you reason to fight on.
Injustice 2 is a game that knows what it needs to do to ensure single player engagement with a wealth of content and a raft of ways to drill down. But it also helps that the online world is worth exploring too - both from a single and multiplayer alternative.
All in all, Injustice 2 is a superlative fighting simulation. It'll appeal to the geeks alike and also fans of the fighting genre, thanks to its crossover ideals.