PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us

Last updated date: July 15, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 96 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.

Editor's Note July 25, 2019:
Checkout The Best Multiplayer Game for a detailed review of all the top multiplayer games.

Expert Summarized Score
7.8
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
2,025 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
NetherRealm took 24 characters, many of whom have never been seen in a video game, and translated their abilities and personas over beautifully.
- IGN
Developer NetherRealm Studios finds a suitably comic book way for this to happen, using a dimension-hopping story to smash alternative versions of familiar characters against one another. It's a conceit typical of the DC Comics multiverse, but it opens the door for Injustice's greatest strength—its story mode.
- PC Gamer
December 11, 2013 | Full review
Gleefully brutal battles in wonderfully interactive environments. Half the fun is finding all the painful bits in any given stage.
- Kotaku
April 18, 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
Throw in one of the more in-depth and effective tutorial modes around, and you can’t complain that Injustice lacks solo content.
- Trusted Reviews
April 16, 2013 | Full review
Another interesting change is the Darkstalkers-style round system. This works the opposite way to a comeback mechanic, as when one player loses all their health before entering the next round, the other player retains all the health they had remaining
- Euro Gamer
April 19, 2013 | Full review
Every uppercut and gut punch has a palpable force to it, and the bombastic super attacks are the epitome of crowd-pleasing. It all looks stunning, thanks to graphics that strike just the right balance between realism and cartoonish color.
- Games Radar
April 16, 2013 | Full review
Stages have interactive background items that factor into the scraps. The car in the Metropolis stage, for example, can be used as a weapon.
- PC Magazine
November 15, 2013 | Full review
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.
- Hardcore Gamer
What experts didn't like
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
- IGN
Injustice's longevity is tied to its multiplayer, which unfortunately is an issue. Local battles work without a hitch, but are limited to one-on-one fights. Online is a different story: finding someone to play against often doesn't work (whether due to matchmaking issues or lack of a player base is unclear), and when it does, the incredible levels of input lag make the fight frustrating
- PC Gamer
December 11, 2013 | Full review
I just can't take an alternate reality wherebSuperman and his Super Friends wind up a gang of jackbooted, murderous thugs seriously
- Kotaku
April 18, 2013 | Full review
The only other major difference – aside from the abovementioned added content – are some very minor overhauls to the character models, which look a little crisper than before. This is particularly noticeable when you transition between cut-scenes and fights, as the difference in quality is not quite as evident as it was on the PS3. It certainly adds an extra layer of sheen to the already attractive brawler, but it’s not a gigantic difference.
- Push Square
December 18, 2013 | Full review
Injustice is a fine fighting game, but it isn’t perfect. The most substantial issue is one of presentation. Most of the time it’s a slick, well-presented title, with an art-style that ties in nicely with the more realistic look we’re seeing in Batman: Arkham Asylum/Arkham City and the current Superman and Batman movies.
- Trusted Reviews
April 16, 2013 | Full review
The problem is that fighting games tend to come in two different forms. Either they have excellent mechanics with a basic survival mode and a flimsy storyline or they push the boat out in terms of game modes while neglecting the underlying systems.
- Euro Gamer
April 19, 2013 | Full review
It’s disheartening to see a sweet alternate costume online, only to realize that you won’t probably get the chance to don those spiffy tights any time soon.
- Games Radar
April 16, 2013 | Full review
Unblockable environmental attacks may prove troublesome.
- PC Magazine
November 15, 2013 | 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. On average, it took me about seven minutes to match up with someone, which is quite the wait.
- Hardcore Gamer

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Capcom Monster Hunter: World
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. XBOX ONE Grand Theft Auto V
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
6. XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
7. PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
8. PS4 Days Gone (Bend Studio)
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7
9. PS4 Jump Force
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 9
10. PS4 Fallout 76
Overall Score: 5.4
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Multiplayer Games

You’ve been a gamer for years, honing your skills and dominating at even the higher levels. Only competing against yourself can get old, though. Your competitive spirit wants to go head to head with other gamers at your skill level.

At one time, playing against someone else meant sitting side by side, sharing a console. That isn’t always practical, though, especially as you get older and your gaming time is limited. Fortunately, the internet has made multiplayer gaming virtual. From the comfort of your home, you can compete against players on the other side of the world.

Most multiplayer games will match you with others who have a similar skillset. You can even form a team that you regularly play. This team may be made up of strangers, friends or a combination of both, but knowing they might be online brings a social element to gaming that you wouldn’t have in single-player mode. One of the best things about multiplayer mode is that some games let you chat with your fellow players, so make sure your game features this before you buy.

Of course, the top decider when you’re looking for a multiplayer game will relate to how well you like the game itself. Many big-name games now offer multiplayer mode, so chances are you can find a game you like that will give you this feature. For multiplayer mode, though, you’ll need to make sure the storyline is built for working in teams. If not, you may find the experience is less than satisfying.

If you have a mobile gaming device like a Nintendo Switch, you’ll find the multiplayer options are more flexible. You’ll be more likely to be playing your team in person, so it will be set up to accommodate that as well as the option of playing online. Look into the multiplayer options for games that sound interesting to you and choose one that seems like it would be fun.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you have a Nintendo Switch, multiplayer mode is part of a suite of features designed to bring friends together. Even when you aren’t playing, you can launch a chat with one of your online friends, although you’ll need a mobile app to do so. You can also pair one of your Joy-Cons with your Android phone, Mac or PC and play there. You’ll need a Nintendo Online subscription to go online and play in multiplayer mode. But once you’re set up, you can input the friend code of the person you want to play with, and they’ll receive an invitation to join you.

The Multiplayer Game Buying Guide

  • If you want the game with the best multiplayer experience, check out PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” You’ll get the choice of several different modes, including Control, which pits two teams against each other to alternate between attack and defense. Heist has two 5v5 teams that compete to capture a bag of cash, and Hardpoint puts two 5v5 teams against each other to capture and hold various objectives on the map.
  • XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” has a new online multiplayer experience, which brings other players into the game. You’ll have the choice of joining a posse to complete missions together or play in Free Roam mode, where you can invite people to your session if you want to hang out while playing. If you choose the Quick Join option, you can quickly be matched with someone who can join you on missions.
  • If you want to participate in PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World’s” multiplayer options, you first should create a squad. Invite all the people you want on your squad and choose a clever name. You’ll then be set up to join a session in progress. You’ll just select Squad Session Search and, if one is in progress, jump right in if you want.
  • With Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” you have multiple options for joining others in your gameplay. If you’re in person, you can launch a local wireless game with up to eight players by linking up your Nintendo Switches. Online play gives you the option of playing against up to four players, matched based on your preferred rules and Global Smash Power. If you want to play with friends, just set up a private room, or you can play against only one friend who also has a Switch by setting up a single console and playing online in two-player mode.
  • “Call of Duty” has long been a gamer favorite, but PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is better than ever. Not only does it provide multiplayer mode, but it has fluid shooting and a smaller map that intensifies the game. With this release, multiplayer moves to the next level, combining great gunplay with the ability to be more tactical in your gameplay.
  • One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is that no matter how many hours you play, it never gets old. The story is full of twists and turns, ensuring that no two gaming sessions will be alike. One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2,” though, is the beautiful, vast, realistic depictions of various American landscapes. You’ll truly feel immersed in the world.
  • PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World” is also impressive for its landscapes. This third-person action game will let you choose between high-resolution gameplay, if you have a 4K display or framerate gameplay to ensure your combat is as smooth as possible. In addition to the breathtaking visual detail, you’ll also enjoy the ongoing downloadable content updates you’ll get once you buy the game, ensuring you’ll always have something to anticipate.
  • Impressive, customizable music sets Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” apart from competitors. Choose what you want to hear and start playing. You’ll also get familiar characters and fast, fluid action that will keep even the most experienced gamers satisfied.
  • One complaint with PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is that its quest to dominate the multiplayer experience has come at the expense of single-player mode. PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” doesn’t have a single-player campaign. If you plan to play in single-player mode, you may be disappointed. The overall goal of the developers is to eventually have a game that you can play solo or in groups and do completely away with the single/multiplayer binary.