Injustice: Gods Among Us for iOS Review – Free-to-play Tag Team Brawler

injustice_iconIf you’re a fan on DC Comics and their cast of super heroes and villains, you may want to give Injustice: Gods Among Us a look. This is based off the console game of the same name that will be released soon on Xbox, PS3, and WiiU. Unlike the console versions, this version of it is free-to-play however it plays a bit differently as well. It does feature an entire roster of characters to choose from, but will take some time to unlock them all.

In this game, you start off with 3 character cards. It’s randomly picked so different people will have a different starting roster. You start off with 3 because this is a tag team battle match which means you can swap between these 3 characters during a match. As you progress, you’ll be rewarded with more character cards that you can swap out with any of your original 3. This allows you to build the best team you can. Keep track of their stats however as each character levels up differently based on how much you play them. As you play, you’ll also be rewarded with special moves and abilities.

The neat thing about this game, though you aren’t really able to try it yet until the console game comes out is that you can unlock features of the console game by playing this and vice-versa.

Graphically, the game is really good. This is one of the better looking games on iOS and that’s not really a surprise considering it is built on the Unreal engine. Most games that use that look pretty good and Injustice: Gods Among Us is no different. Animations are fluid and it’s a graphically detailed game.

Gameplay wise, they’ve simplified the controls tremendously for mobile. Basically all you do is tap on the screen to punch and then an arrow will pop up that you need to swipe in the direction of to perform a knockdown. Use a 2 finger tap to block punches from your opponent. As you successfully land punches, you specials meter will fill up. When it does, tap on the specials icon to perform a devastating special move. If you want to swap characters, just tap on that character and they will swap places. As you can see, really simple to play.

Overall, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a pretty cool app, though it takes a very long time to unlock everything. You can use in-app purchasing to unlock items and characters quicker, but it’s really not that necessary. You can unlock all of it just by playing through it often enough. For any comic book fans out there, I suggest downloading, considering it’s free and it’s always fun playing as your favorite heroes or villains.

App Store Link: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Version: 1.0
Developer: Warner Bros.
Price: Free
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (universal app)  iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

Build an epic roster of DC heroes and villains and get ready for battle in the INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US mobile game from NetherRealm Studios. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is a free to play collectible card game that allows you to build a roster of playable characters, moves and powers and enter the arena in touch based 3 on 3 combat.

MASSIVE ROSTER
Collect and play as your favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others. With each alternate version of these iconic characters you get a new set of moves and a whole new fight.

AMAZING GRAPHICS
Delivers next-gen graphics on your phone or tablet, with custom animations for every single hero and villain. Take the battle to Arkham Asylum, the Batcave, and other iconic locales from DC Comics, fully rendered in 3D.

LEVEL UP
Build your move set, increase your powers and beat your competition. Constantly evolve your roster to fit your style of play and put your best team forward as you take on a series of combatants.

FIGHT!
Use the touch screen mechanics of the iPhone and iPad devices to battle your enemies in 3 on 3 combat. Swipe and tap to perform combos and build your power to pull off special attacks and super moves taken straight from the console version of the game.

GET CONNECTED
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US features cross-platform functionality. Unlock items in the console version of the game for use in the mobile game, and vice versa.
Please note: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is free to play, but it contains items that can be purchased for real money.

Works with iPod touch 5th generation; iPad 2, 3 and 4; iPhone 4, 4s and 5

Requires iOS 5 and later

[via App Store]

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