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  • Summary: What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition features DC Comics icons such Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, in a dark tale of power and corruption. Heroes and villains engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred. Expand
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  1. Nov 22, 2013
    82
    Ultimate Edition on PS4 and PC is the best-looking, most complete version you can buy right now, but if you already own Injustice on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, there isn’t much reason to upgrade, especially if you already bought the DLC.
  2. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    A brawler that's bursting with content and fan service, but held back by flakey online play.
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    A thoroughly enjoyable fighter that marks out NeverRealm as a brawler developer to watch. [March 2014, p.63]
  4. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    PC version of Injustice is decent, but visuals and the code responsible for online multiplayer could use some tweaking (lags occur sometimes). [02/2014, p.71]
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Dec 7, 2013
    10
    The best fightning game on the PC market at the moment, period.

    Mechanics are flawless, thanks to Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat
    series, since 1992. The guys is one of the masters of this genre. The fights are so fluid, attractive, full of non-stop action; it includes all features a good arcade game needs. A ten outta ten. 10/10

    Music and sound acting? Another strong aspect of this game. The cast has Troy Baker, which is the harbinger of exceptional work. Soundtrack job is done by Dean Grinsfelder, known for his achievements on some other Marvel cartoons; like X-Men, Hulk, and some good documentary stuff. Nice melodies and bashing effects to our ears. 9/10.

    The visual art and the quality of graphics are just awesome. There's no FIGHTNING game looks better than this title at the market right now. So, 9/10 again.

    The roster for playable characters are below my expectations honestly. Ed Boons states that, this is because of the effort for creating balanced chars with logical attributes that fits to their comic book nature. I can understand that. Your favorite DC Comics heroes are still there; Sups, Bats, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Joker, General Zod, Solomon Grundy and vice versa. 8/10 anyway.

    Last, but not least, the multiplayer gameplay is above the standarts of Mortal Kombat 9, the previous title of Netherrealms. There are games out there, with better lag management than Injustice, but this game is at zenit in its category of fightning games. And the guys at Warner Bros are constantly watching the forums on Steam and their official board, taking the feedback from players at a serious level, and releasing patches nearly every week, to get the online action at the best level possible. The biggest visible problem was the empty rooms of lobbies, which was because of regional lock. Now they fixed it with the latest patch. This of effort of theirs, and the current status of the multiplayer deserves a 7,5/10.

    As my last appeal, Injustice is the best fightning game on PC, and one of the best of its genre including all platforms like XBOX, PS. It's in the same league with Street Fighter 4, Tekken 6; trust me.

    My final score in this critic for IGAUUE is 8.7/10. But I'm giving it a 10 here, to make sure that it gets closer to the point it deserves.
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  2. Apr 30, 2014
    10
    Phenomenal graphics. No DLC content to purchase. Very fluid game play with Mortal Kombat type controls. Pseudo 3D graphics. Very entertaining and larger than life Super Moves. Interesting story line (for a fighting game). A definite recommendation for any fighting game fan. Works natively with the xbox 360 controller for Windows. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    9
    The game is ported quite well from console to PC. You get all the DLC extras that PS3 and Xbox360 customers would need to pay easily twice as much to obtain singularly, and all in one bundle. The online gameplay at the moment isn't too busy, and you'll be hard pressed to find a completely lag free match, although if you try hard enough you can get a few decent games after some patience. The core game is the same as original injustice, except that it looks much slicker on PC if you have the GPU to boot at least. If you do have problems with the game slowing down, just turn shadows off, it helps FPS so much more than you'd expect. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2013
    8
    I don't like fighting games at all. Mortal kombat and others giving me the creeps. But this one... I play it with Xbox 360 controller USB, i often pause the game to check the moves, but it is fun to play, and the story is good too. I recommend to buy it! Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2014
    8
    Injustice Ultimate Edition is one of the most complete fighting games around. It's very user-friendly, has up-to-date graphics, easy to pick up and play, cool characters and animations as well as a great deal of single player content. The story mode is particularly commendable; lasting around 4 hours with seamlessly integrated battles and cutscenes. The story itself isn't very good and it's confusing at times, but for a fighting game it's not bad at all. It gives you chance to try out some of the characters, but the downside is you have to keep looking at the moves list, which isn't ideal. You end up just pressing buttons with no real satisfaction, and the AI is forgiving in the story so fights don't feel as epic as they should. There are also some arcade-mode style battles along with hundreds of missions to clear with certain criteria. Unfortunately, there are no character-specific trials to teach you killer combos, but the practice mode makes up for it and is an excellent training tool. The best thing about Injustice from a single player point of view is indeed the STAR Labs, which include a variety of mini-games and fights with different characters requiring you to do a variety of tasks rather than simply beating up the other character. It's amazing just how far this variety goes, and the gameplay achieved is seldom repetitive due to the unparalleled creativity. It makes one rethink what a fighting game CAN BE. What sets Injustice apart from other fighting games is of course the aesthetics. The interactive environments as well as the nice graphics coupled with hard-hitting brawler mechanics. It's definitely a treat to play when you find a character that's right for you and discover their potential combos. The game is so intuitive its tutorial is only around 10 minutes, and you can work out the rest for yourself by experimenting. The inclusion of a detailed move list, which also contains all the relevant frame data and descriptions of each move is something that hardcore players will definitely appreciate. I would describe the gameplay as a combination of Dead or Alive and Street Fighter. You have a lot of juggling and button combos which require you to press buttons quickly rather than timing everything perfectly, as well as the 2-in-1 stages, but since it still plays like a 2D fighter, it retains some element of zoning, jumping, projectiles etc. The result is fantastic; it enables greater variety in playstyles and characters but also feels natural. The best way to describe Injustice's appeal is that unlike many other fighting games, it manages to make every single button press feel meaningful and satisfying. The battle just flows as if it was a movie, and you feel like a god when playing it yet from a technical point of view it doesn't require much knowledge or amazing dexterity, timing and practice. This is something the genre as a whole has a problem in trying to get across to newcomers. If someone asked me "what is a fighting game? Which one should I play as my first one?" I wouldn't hesitate to call out Injustice Gods Among Us. A truly complete package. The only problem is online, which has some good ideas such as online training, and great presentation for lobbies and matchmaking, but nobody plays it and there are some connection issues at times. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    7
    Impressive graphics and character design. Has some good additions to the formula. My biggest problem with it is that characters feel slow to move, which makes the gameplay less enjoyable to me. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2014
    0
    Online play don't even work on Steam. High Voltage clearly answered me that the fault was Warner Bros games who did an horrible job for the port. That critical problem have been there since day 1 of the release and absolutely nothing have been done yet even if there are legions of players on the discussion forums that complain about not having access to the main feature of the game.

    This game do not deserve a single of your penny.
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