Injustice 2 (available for: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS) allows you to craft a personalized hero or villain, both inside (with stat boosts) and outside (with elaborate costume upgrades). Character growth and customization proves to be the biggest boon for an already strong fighting game set.

Unusual Fighting Game

It may sound unusual for a fighting game, but Injustice 2’s story is a prominent feature, told through a multi-hour campaign filled with NetherRealm’s most impressive cu-tscenes to date.

An ideological gulf divides the Justice League; Superman’s desire to execute criminals is at odds with Batman’s non-lethal approach to justice. This conflict is woven throughout the story, but the arrival of Brainiac temporarily unites the League against a common enemy.

Special moves and combos are easy enough to learn, but it takes time and practice to get combo timing under your skin–to move fluidly from one attack to the next.

Impressed Play

Newcomers can easily impress each other with simple two-button Super moves that pause the action for an absurd and cinematic combo attack. Halt an incoming combo attack by activating Clash which is a move that forces players to gamble segments of their Super meter in hopes of regaining health or inflicting damage.