Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
The sequel to 2012’s Gods Among Us and the fourth game to be released since Netherrealm became Netherrealm and took the Mortal Kombat IP, blew off the cobwebs, and re-invigorated not just the MK name, but the fighting genre as a whole.
Like the few games before it, Injustice 2 puts the player into a splendidly built story mode that serves not only as a way to get your hands on all of the characters available in Arcade mode and learn their styles, but it also tells a fast-paced and intriguing narrative that is easily accessible whether or not you are familiar with these characters and their world.
Along with everything else from the developer’s stock, this series of games has a very unique selling point for fighting games: accessibility. Everyone can get involved in these slap-happy beat-em-ups; whether you’re a first timer, a casual button masher or a fluid combo smasher, you’ll find a happy place here to hone your skills or batter a few super heroes, both on and offline.
We’ve come a long way since that awful Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe mashup, haven’t we?