PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us

Last updated date: July 25, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 161 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.0
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,932 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The story mode’s primary fault is that its reach exceeds its artist’s grasp. Closeups on main characters look good, but when the in-engine cutscenes attempt to depict clashing armies or sweeping cityscapes, bland textures and shoddily modeled buildings erode the visual impact a bit, and neither the PS4’s or PC’s beefier internals do nothing to change that fact.
- ING Middle East
November 22, 2013 | Full review
The meat of the game sits in Story Mode, which sees you jump between characters as you explore a narrative depicting a tyrannical Superman and a well-intentioned Batman. It offers some solid comic book storytelling that’s brought to life thanks to a terrific cast of voice actors who have all played their respective roles in other forms of media.
- Push Square
December 18, 2013 | Full review
Highly cinematic storytelling.
- PC Magazine
November 15, 2013 | Full review
The campaign mode is actually one of the better fighting campaign modes around with it taking around six to eight hours to complete - far longer than most fighting games on the market. And whilst the story on paper sounds crazy, it does a pretty good job of explaining why these characters end up fighting with each other and provides some context to the gameplay.
- Tweak Town
January 5, 2014 | Full review
Speaking of improvements, the PlayStation 4 version is noticeably better looking than the PlayStation 3 version. The environment is far more crisp and clear, with the characters looking better than ever. The 60 FPS also helps with inputs and timing, since everything is a lot more fluid this time around. Mind you, these aren’t huge differences, but more than enough to tell the difference between versions.
- Hardcore Gamer
November 22, 2013 | Full review
The PlayStation 4 version sports a visual upgrade, bringing the game up to 1080p while retaining the 60 frames per second of the current-gen versions. Animations are a bit smoother and textures got an upgrade.
- US Gamer
November 18, 2013 | Full review
With a learning curve this lenient, you'd think the game would be a breeze even on demanding difficulty settings. The truth is that Injustice can and will destroy you and everything you love, given the opportunity. When a stiffer difficult rating is selected, one slipup allows the computer to grind you into a thick jelly by using endless combination strikes and special moves. As you can likely imagine, blocking and combo mastery are paramount in this title.
- Honest Gamers
On the PS4, Injustice Gods Among Us is a very impressive looking game, especially the upscaling of the textures. It is also oozing with DC Comics goodness and when you first boot-up the game, you immediately know that you are in for a treat. All the characters look like their comic book counterparts which really helps in the immersion factor. Some characters look a little over developed such as Superman and the Flash with Wonder Woman’s breast size looking more like Power Girl opposed to our favourite Amazon Warrior.
- Impulse Gamer
The most important thing is that the game still plays very well, with environmental interactions a key part of controlling the battle. Even better, it still has one of the best story modes in a fighter to date. Lengthy, full of fan-service and genuinely intriguing to experience, Injustice really is packed with content, before you even hit the online arena.
- God Is A Geek
December 5, 2013 | Full review
But despite not being impressed with the upgraded look of the Injustice, it’s still a blast to play. The story mode cribs all the right moves from 2011’s Mortal Kombat, developed by the same team. You’ll weave in and out of different character perspectives with each chapter, giving you access to fan favorites like Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. The alternate Earth storyline is a unique tale just for the game, but feels right at home within the Multiverse approach that DC Comics is well-known for.
- Gaming Age
November 27, 2013 | Full review
Running at 1080p at such a high frame rate makes all the models and animations appear more vivid. I’m not one to judge on visuals that much, but Injustice on the PS4 is pretty gorgeous. To go along with the new DualShock 4 controller, the game allows the quick time events featured in the story mode and some S.T.A.R. Lab missions to be done using the touch pad. I actually found it more accurate and easier to execute by swiping on the touch pad than using the buttons.
- ZTGD
November 26, 2013 | Full review
What really stands out is the switch between a battle and a cutscene. It became quickly obvious that the cutscenes were just moved from one media to another without any polishing up of the video.
- Playstation Lifestyle
November 25, 2013 | Full review
Injustice: Gods Among Us has a wonderful story, with little to no flaws. The cutscenes transition perfectly into fight sequences, and it allows for the player to feel emotion behind their fights.
- Game Luster
March 5, 2014 | Full review
What experts didn't like
I'm not trying to go nerd police here, but such moments undermine all the effort that clearly went into making these characters move and play like you'd imagine they should. Between that, and animations that look great one moment and jerky the next, the illusion of two superheroes clashing can crumble at times.
- ING Middle East
November 22, 2013 | Full review
Unblockable environmental attacks may prove troublesome.
- PC Magazine
November 15, 2013 | Full review
These new characters are not used at all in the campaign, which is slightly disappointing. The characters which are new to the game include Batgirl, General Zod and Martian Manhunter. So, it's fair to say that these are not the most famous DC characters around and are more for fans.
- Tweak Town
January 5, 2014 | Full review
The only problem is, Injustice doesn’t have a big online community. Due to its age, lack of availability, smaller user base, age of the port and a number of other factors, there are not a lot of people playing online.
- Hardcore Gamer
November 22, 2013 | Full review
Injustice on PS4 doesn't really show off on its new platform. I think it may be the game's artstyle, which favors darker colors, because there just isn't the 'pop' found in other next-gen games. It looks better, but it doesn't look way better.
- US Gamer
November 18, 2013 | Full review
One slight issue with the gameplay is the inclusion of quick-time events which does momentarily break the action
- Impulse Gamer
Sure, there’s a notable visual upgrade, but something about the character models feels a little cheap and plastic like with the improved visual fidelity.
- Gaming Age
November 27, 2013 | Full review
While the characters in a battle are well defined and detailed, they become almost blurry and low quality in the cutscenes. The jerkiness and lack of fluidity in the cutscenes are a little rough on the eyes and if I wasn’t so interested in the story I would have quickly skipped them.
- Playstation Lifestyle
November 25, 2013 | Full review
However, many technical issues plague the opening of the story, which is meant to be the most epic. The re-skinning of characters does not live up to the next-gen standards that have been talked about so often. Also, the frame rate is incredibly low during the first quarter of the campaign, and it made me think that my Playstation was going to crash.
- Game Luster
March 5, 2014 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Takes NetherRealm Studios' bold new fighting game and enhances it with over $60 of new content including 6 new characters, over 30 new skins and 60 new S.T.A.R. Labs missions. The addition of the new characters brings the roster to 30 fan favorite DC icons, including Batman, The Joker, Green Lantern, The Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman. 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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