A gorgeous fighting game for mobile devices, it completely compliments the console version.
Description Type: Fighting
Platform: iOS and Android
Age: 8 and up
Game Time: Hours
Developer or Designer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Great fighting action
Huge roster of DC heroes and Villains
Very easy game, maybe too easy for some players
Heroes only have three super-power moves
Few mobile games have the look and feel of a console game, but Injustice: Gods Among Us pulls it off in style. This isn’t really too surprising considering it was made by the same shop that brought us Mortal Kombat.
Built on the Unreal engine, Injustice: Gods Among Us shows us what a high caliber engine can do on a mobile platform. Best of all, it looks fantastic! Check out the trailer below.
The battle system in Injustice is sweet and simple, however the early stages of the game may be a little too easy, and veterans to fighter games may find this disappointing. The good news is the game gets really fun once the early stages are completed, and new moves have opened up. Battle consists of three-on-three matches. Players can swap from hero to hero by using the side panel, and win matches by knocking out all three opponents.
Heroes have three super moves, each more powerful than the last. Players must build up energy to use their super moves and can lose energy and health by being hit with an opponent’s super move.
One of the best aspects of Injustice is collecting all of the heroes and villains. Players start off with a modest selection – Nightwing, Cyborg and Green Arrow – but quickly start collecting new playable heroes. New heroes are acquired throughout the story but can also be purchased in booster packs, which can be purchased with real-world money or in-game credits.
Injustice: Gods Among Us will easier show console gamers the potential of mobile gaming. And for those who already love mobile gaming, picking up Injustice is a no-brainer. If you are looking for more DC hero action, I highly recommend Batman: Arkham Origins. Also built on the Unreal Engine, it has similar gameplay mechanics to Injustice. If you love Injustice, you will love Arkham Origins.