Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC (Coming Soon)
Our 50 best games of the year countdown isn’t in any order, we’re just going through fifty of the finest the year has given us. Find out more here.
We’re rapidly approaching the launch of DC’s upcoming Justice League film, which will prove that Wonder Woman was either the turning point for the quality of that cinematic universe, or a fluke. There is no middle ground here. As the advertising states, it’s “all in”.
Still, with this cinematic event bearing down on us like Batman chasing a perp, what better time to check out DC’s entry into the 50 Best Games of 2017: Injustice 2. Not only was it one of best fighting of this year, or even this current console generation, it offered a well-rounded and content rich experience that pleases both comic book fans and fighting game veterans.
We said all this back when the game launched in May, but NetherRealm Studios have been working hard to add more content to the game, including characters like Starfire, Red Hood and even guest characters like Raiden from Mortal Kombat. Plus, Fighter Pack 2 holders will get early access to Hellboy next month.
With new characters comes new randomised loot, new multiverse events, new match-ups and more variety to Injustice 2’s gameplay. It was a complete game before, but with the DLC that’s both available right now and in the pipeline, Injustice 2 just keeps getting better and better.
And that’s before we even touch the fantastic story mode that the game boasts. Even if you’re a fighting game novice but love all things superhero, we beg you to check out this game. It’s arguably one of the best comic book based stories in video game history, and those facial animations are just unbelievable.
We’ll put this article to bed before it gushes too much, but suffice to say, Injustice 2 is by far one of the best gaming highlights of 2017. If you haven’t done so already, pick up a copy. Or wait for the inevitable “Definitive Edition” that seems to arrive about a year after the launch of nearly every fighting game.
– 50 Best Games of 2017
– Injustice 2 (Xbox One) REVIEW
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