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Injustice: Gods Among Us: First reviews

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Injustice: Gods Among Us, an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat.

Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts as a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.

What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game Mortal Kombat.

Featuring DC Comics icons such Batman, Lex Luthor, Green Arrow, The Joker, Green Lantern, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.

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IGN Review: 8.2/10  Users: 8.9/10

Given the success NetherRealm had with Mortal Kombat, it would have been easy to clone it and swap in new characters… and yet it didn’t. Instead, it kept what worked and built upon it to make Injustice: Gods Among Us an exciting, unique-feeling fighter at the beginner level, and a deeper, more interesting one at the advanced level. 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.

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Metacritic Review Xbox 360: 82/100 Users: 8.2/10

Injustice’s greatest strength is that it makes you feel powerful regardless of your skill level. Even when you are struggling to overcome a series of grueling attacks, breaking through that with a well-placed combo or ridiculous supermove brings out the wonder in controlling an iconic hero or villain… – Critic review by Jasmine Maleficent Rea – venturebeat.com

Metacritic Review PS3 : 78/100 Users: 8/10

Picking up perfectly where Mortal Kombat left off, Injustice: Gods Among Us cements NetherRealm’s reputation as a purveyor of fighting games with real heft and substance. A heroic effort that’ll put a smile upon the face of all but the most demanding DC fighting fan… – Critic review by Ron Burke – gamingtrend.com