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Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is a Game of the Year-style version of the DC Universe fighter released earlier this year. The DLC now included in this release costs nearly $60, so the new release is a great bargain for new players. The PlayStation 4 version kicks the game up to 1080p and improves the graphics a bit, but it's not a big enough change to justify buying a PS4 on its own. The score to the right reflects that version. The PlayStation Vita version is only for diehard fans, because the detailed characters models and levels did not survive the transition to the portable platform. It's still 60 fps, but it's a muddy mess at 60 fps. The Vita controls are workable, but unreliable at times. It's a nice try by Armature, but it only deserves 1.5 out of 5 stars.
It's hard to recommend the Ultimate Edition if you already have the original release on Xbox 360 or PS3, because if the DLC appeals to you, you've probably already purchased it anyway. If you don't own the game already, but do own a PS4, then you'd be daft not to pick up Injustice: Gods Among Us: it's a terrific fighter that runs incredibly smoothly, whilst retaining that ultra-cool ideal that only a comic book can deliver. Think of this as a "Game of the Year" edition, and you'll be able to make a purchase decision. The reason behind there being no Xbox One version, however, remains a mystery.
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