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  • Summary: Every battle defines you.

    Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game.
    Every battle defines you.

    Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Experience an unprecedented level of control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your super Hero. Your Journey. Your Injustice.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 30, 2017
    100
    Injustice 2 is accessible to all, introduces a diverse roster of characters and provides plenty to do. Don’t delay, join the Injustice League today.
  2. May 28, 2017
    95
    Injustice 2 surprises us with brilliant plot and storytelling, something unexpected from a fighting game and setting new standards for games in general, coupled with a very satisfying combat system and lots of contents. A must buy for everyone, not just fighting games lovers.
  3. May 17, 2017
    90
    In our testing on live servers the online multiplayer was as solid as a Kryptonian, with minimal frame delay and no freezing or lag stutters.
  4. May 18, 2017
    90
    If you’re a DC fan and want a gripping continuation of the Injustice storyline, there’s really no good reason not to fire this baby up and crack some skulls. Hey, oddball entries like Swamp Thing and Blue Beetle alone are worth the price of admission.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 25, 2017
    90
    The story has a lot more heart than any movie offering from the DC Comics stable. [Sept 2017, p.65]
  6. May 19, 2017
    88
    Injustice 2 is a good game, much better than its predecessor. A fluid and colorful combat, detailed scenarios and a super personalization system. It is a great fighting game, but we have missed other challenges as well as collectibles. In that sense, it's a step back from Mortal Kombat X.
  7. May 22, 2017
    80
    With a solid story mode and comprehensive tutorials, it never once feels like the fighting mechanics are too difficult to grasp. While it may not be the most technically impressive or competitive fighting game ever made, Injustice 2 surely is one of the most accessible and difficult to put down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. May 25, 2017
    10
    Wonderful cinematic cut-scenes, just like an interactive big-screen movie. Fine nuances in game play, story mode and replay ability factor isWonderful cinematic cut-scenes, just like an interactive big-screen movie. Fine nuances in game play, story mode and replay ability factor is high. Injustice 2 is setting a new high standard on all other fight games and beyond fight games, which will be not easy to achieve. Expand
  2. May 21, 2017
    10
    I'll address the Negatives pointed out in the other user reviews here:

    1. Graphics Graphics preference is super subjective. Some people
    I'll address the Negatives pointed out in the other user reviews here:

    1. Graphics

    Graphics preference is super subjective. Some people might think Super Smash Bros' graphics are better than Tekken and no one would be able to convince them otherwise. Injustice 2 looks gorgeous compared to any other fighting game. To say that Injustice 2's graphics aren't impressive, or just "ok", would really be a dishonest opinion.

    Lighting, textures, shaders, character models, facial animations, particle and smoke effects, shadows... Netherrealms has really done a great job in the graphics department. Graphically, Injustice 2 has the BEST rendering of DC characters in a video game that you can find available today.

    2. Story

    Opinions can vary greatly on this topic. The story doesn't hold a candle to other games known for their storytelling. Games like "The Last of Us", any of the Telltale games, "Red Dead Redemption", the Witcher series, the Mafia series, and many more... all these other games definitely have better stories. If Injustice 2 were to be compared to these titles, then yes, Injustice 2 would just be "ok". I would even say the story would be too simplistic.

    If Injustice 2's story and it's in-game implementation were compared to other fighting games though, then this is a standard that Netherrealms has now totally set an incredibly high bar on. They have improved on the style they pioneered with 2011's Mortal Kombat. Netherrealms figured out how to tell an actual story in a fighting game and Injustice 2 is their most polished attempt at it. Playing through it feels like an interactive Hollywood DC movie and I mean this in the most positive way.

    So... if Injustice 2's story and storytelling style is set against non-fighting games, it's just "ok". If set against other fighting games, it's fantastic!

    3. Music and Sound

    Audio is, again, very subjective. I disagree with the negative opinion above. Injustice 2 is also awesome in the sound department. Injustice 2 is incredible when enjoyed with a really good set of headphones, or a really good home theatre system. The game has some hits and misses when it comes to the stage sound themes but there are a lot more hits than misses. Joker's amusement park theme could be straight from the upcoming "IT" movie in terms of creepy playfulness. Overall, the background music does it's job. It creates atmosphere and tension that isn't noticeable unless you stop and notice it. The sound of character effects... The sound of Darkseid's Omega beams, the bubbling of Swamp Thing's entrance, the ringing noise after getting hit with Black Canary's sonic cry, the impact of a Clash, the clang of Wonder Woman's shield throw, and many more... they are all really really satisfying!

    4. Netcode

    Online play quality is affected by a lot of factors. What internet service you're on, your region, your, home network, your opponent's net service, his location, his home network set up...

    In my experience, out of a sample of 20+ online matches, I had three matches where my opponent and I experienced animation stuttering that was bad enough for us to stop attacking each other until the stuttering would smoothen out. The lag always smoothened out for me. I'm on a 1GB fibre connection based out of Singapore. The game's matchmaking is smart enough to not match me with people with really bad connections. You are also always given a choice whether or not you want to accept an online match. The other player's ping information is shown when you are asked if you want to accept the match. If you only accept matches with players with good connections (yellow or green), you likely won't have any issues. I have not gotten any disconnections at all. In this age where AAA games still launch with poor online stability, the stability of the network itself during launch week is something Netherrealms should be commended for.

    5. Equipment/gear system

    The overall gear system seemed a lot more game-altering on paper than it actually is in practice. Netherrealms wasn't kidding about the volume of gear available. There is a TON of gear in the game and unfortunately, it's management isn't as intuitive as one would hope.

    The categorization of the gear is broken down by:
    - Rarity (common, rare, and epic)
    - Prefix/suffix naming convention similar to Diablo
    (Durable ___ High Tech Armor)
    (Solid ___ Armor)

    It's a bit confusing to know what each prefix/suffix does but familiarity will come when you are focused on gearing up a specific character.

    The aesthetic choice that the variety of gear gives you is very addictive. Netherrealms also added set items that give added set bonuses like Diablo 3. This makes the gear chase even more addictive.

    The gear system has it's pros and cons. It gives me more reason to play but can still be polished more in Injustice 3.
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  3. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    Awesome game for everyone to play. This game is very good if your'e a superhero fan. It is not very easy for beginners but after some timeAwesome game for everyone to play. This game is very good if your'e a superhero fan. It is not very easy for beginners but after some time you'll get used to it, though watch out, because there is a very steep learning curve and it will take a lot of time and effort to master. The gear system is a fun mechanic which gives you a reson to play. when you play a character that you like and own special gear for them it gives you a good feeling of accomplishment and ownership. The story is very well written, it's like playing a movie! Microtransactions are not a problem here, you can only use them to buy cosmetic items. It is fairly easy to get epic gear but it still feels rewarding when you play and get gear for your favorite character. Overall, a very good game that everyone should check out. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2017
    9
    The best fighting game in a while. The characters all look amazing, even though some have small faults. The story mode is very fun andThe best fighting game in a while. The characters all look amazing, even though some have small faults. The story mode is very fun and exciting. I only stopped because I wanted to write this. It is also good they added a lot of customization for every character. It is worth it. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2017
    9
    Easily one of the best fighting games of this generation. Great story and gameplay add to this game, which makes this game just as good asEasily one of the best fighting games of this generation. Great story and gameplay add to this game, which makes this game just as good as MKX, another one of Netherrealms games Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2017
    8
    Три Ха-Ха, два раза! (Injustice2)

    Главное изменение I2 - стилизация. Книжные образы героев, как и декорации, стали киношными. Крупными
    Три Ха-Ха, два раза! (Injustice2)

    Главное изменение I2 - стилизация. Книжные образы героев, как и декорации, стали киношными. Крупными планами в одиночке прямо таки тычут в лицо, чтобы продемонстрировать бесспорно одну из лучших моделей лицевой анимации, но это пожалуй единственный плюс в сольнике, потому как пропало разнообразие игровых ситуаций. Нам показывают именно кино, а в промежутках дают возможность либо подраться, либо выбрать кем мы будем это делать, и снова то же самое. Благо темпоритм боёв не претендует на лавры GGX, а потому и играть даже на VH вполне комфортно. Следом за синглОм идут два вида "Мультивселенных", режим противостояний ИИ и сетевые бои, где всё крутится вокруг "шмота" и уровней каждого, взятого отдельно героя или злодея игры. Плюс в том, что кастом эбических масштабов, а потому появляется стимул для оттачивания мастерства, а минус в том, что пока найдёшь шёртики на попку той же Харли и поднимешь её уровень, для возможности их напялить, все остальные персы просто будут "голожопыми".
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  7. Dec 20, 2017
    0
    The amount of DLC they throw at you every time Netherrealm makes a fighting game is getting really old. Getting prompted to spend money afterThe amount of DLC they throw at you every time Netherrealm makes a fighting game is getting really old. Getting prompted to spend money after dropping $60 is disgusting. Expand

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