It’s almost a year later and DC’s highly polished fighting game, Injustice 2, the sequel to the equally successful Injustice: Gods Among Us, remains in the top spot as the world’s best comic book brawler. With Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, NetherRealm has released a special Game of the Year Edition that adds all the shiny new downloadable content, including characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Darkseid, Hellboy, Power Girl, Red Hood and a few others into the mix. Alongside these cool character additions, the new edition also adds an increased level cap, a revamped tutorial mode (which aims to bridge the gap between casual and pro players on the esports circuit), new Multiverse Towers and a selection of new gear. While these are all cool features, unfortunately, they’re not enough to convince someone who already purchased the game to go out and spend more of their hard-earned cash to get this expansion too. That said, if you have never played the game then this is definitely the version to get.
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While there have been many arguments amongst fans over the years regarding DC and Marvel films, the same cannot be said for the gaming side of things. It’s clear to all that games like the Injustice franchise set DC a few steps ahead and above the competition. While Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was also released last year, it was nowhere near as polished and wasn’t that well received. In fact, it would take something truly special from Marvel to ever replace NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice, a franchise that continues to shake the industry, as king of the fighters.
Of course, everything from the original game is still present here. The amazing gameplay mechanics, the awesome stage backdrops, the groundbreaking story mode, and the deep Multiverse mode with astounding customisation options all remain untouched. You can read more about the base game in our previous review for Injustice 2 here.
For those who don’t know, the game brings with it a plethora of the biggest names from the DC comic universe, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Joker. The inclusion of The Turtles and Hellboy might come as a big surprise but, thankfully, they all fit into the roster quite well. They might not enhance the story in any way, but they do add loads of fun to the arcade fighting modes available. Just imagine seeing Batman duking it out against Hellboy. Now you can. And that’s part of what makes the franchise so amazing, it gives players the chance to experience versus battles they only dreamed off. When you match that with the amazing 4K HDR graphics, the incredible voice acting (Kevin Conroy voicing Batman, Alan Tudyk voicing Green Arrow, Tara Strong voicing Harley Quinn, George Newbern as Superman and Robert Englund as Scarecrow), and the impressive cut-scenes, you have a game that transcends just being a fighter.
Injustice has always been a labour of love by Ed Boon and his team. The Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, while not offering any major changes aside from the new characters, continues to prove that this is the world’s best fighting game.