Friday, 19 April 2013, will see the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, which will bring DC’s super-powered fighters together for an all-out brawl of superiority.
The game has already been receiving some impressive reviews, as it currently sits on Metascores of 82 and 77 for Xbox 360 and PS3 respectively, while the Wii U edition still requires some review to get an aggregate.
Over on GameRankings, the Xbox 360 version sits on 84 perecent, while the PS3 version 79.71.
The critics are praising the game for its high-quality and depth; check out their impressions:
“Story mode is a pleasant surprise, but the real reason to play is the thrill of harnessing the god-like powers of some of the most overwhelming figures in the comic realm. The jury’s still out on whether or not it presents a fair fight, but it’s definitely an enjoyable one.”
“One of the best all-around fighting experiences you’re likely to find—and fans of both DC Comics and Mortal Kombat-style fighters will be blown away by this high-quality brawler of epic proportions.”
“NetherRealm clearly had a blast creating Injustice. The team’s appreciation of the DC universe blends nicely with their well-worn Mortal Kombat formula to create an experience that is a success on both fighting and comic book levels.”
Official Xbox Magazine: 9/10
“Injustice is fast, destructive, and extremely accessible without sacrificing its hardcore edge, and its slick visuals and nonstop craziness put it in a class by itself. This fighter is DC and NetherRealm at their finest, and while certain aspects (like Super Moves) wear thin, there’s enough great content here to keep fans busy for months.”
Giant Bomb: 8/10
“I rolled my eyes more than a few times during the story mode, but the ridiculous super moves offset that stuff and make it a pretty good time.”
“A licensed fighting game done right, sure to please fans of the brand and the genre. Its accessibility lets casual gamers or avid comic readers enjoy themselves, while retaining all the depth that fighter enthusiasts crave. If you’ve ever wanted to witness Batman and Superman duke it out in a brutal showdown, there’s no better time than now.”
“A hard-hitting fighter that plays to the hardcore crowd. Its creative use of background objects coupled with satisfying fighting mechanics make it both fun and distinct from it contemporaries. But for newer players, the minimal instruction modes and disappointing story provide little incentive for your sustained interest. And the absence of replay support is a loss for everyone involved.”