Giving NetherRealm Studios, the developer behind the Mortal Kombat, the keys to the DC universe was a weird, but wonderful idea. The Injustice series sees assorted DC superheroes and villains slapping seven shades out of each other in a Mortal Kombat-style beat ’em up; and it works incredibly well. The concept was established in the first Injustice, but Injustice 2 turns everything up to 11.
It’s a beautiful, hyperkinetic explosion of OTT violence. Where else can you see Superman, Batman, Green Arrow and countless others knocking their foes through walls and windows? Stages are multi-level, so punching Catwoman off a precarious platform will see her tumble to an whole new area of the stage. Injustice 2‘s super moves are its true highlight, though; they involve vehicles, spaceships, robots and all sorts of craziness. It’s also one of the simpler beat-em-ups to learn, making it the perfect choice for a quick virtual scrap with your mates. Bare-knuckle fisticuffs might not exactly be in the true superhero spirit, but Injustice 2 is still one of the best superhero games on PS4.