Injustice 2 Review

After the defeat of High Councilor Superman, Batman and his insurgency attempt to piece society back together. However, a new group of villains led by Gorilla Grodd known as “The Society”, consisting of Bane, Captain Cold, Catwoman, Cheetah, Deadshot, Poison Ivy, Reverse-Flash, and Scarecrow, emerges and plans for world domination. With several of his allies either victims of or collaborators with Superman’s failed regime, Batman is forced to form a new team of superheroes to combat the Society. He sends Black Canary, Green Arrow, and Harley Quinn to combat Grodd and his forces at Slaughter Swamp and Gorilla City. While in Gorilla City, Doctor Fate warns Green Arrow and Black Canary of an incoming threat towards the planet. After defeating Grodd, the two are abducted by Brainiac, the aforementioned threat, who originally came to the planet to reclaim Superman after he evaded Krypton’s destruction, but became interested in abducting Earth’s cities for study. After Brainiac takes over Batman’s communications hub, Brother Eye, Batman searches for allies to combat Brainiac. Batman questions an imprisoned Superman, only to learn that he will need Superman’s help in order to defeat Brainiac.

Meanwhile, Black Adam has found Kara Zor-El’s disabled evacuation ship in space and brings her to Earth, giving partial truths about her cousin. After the two free Wonder Woman from an Amazonian prison, they remain in solitary with the Amazon princess in Kahndaq, where they plan to release Superman and his associates from prison to bring the Regime back to life. Kara dons a costume similar to her cousin and becomes “Supergirl”. When they see Brainiac’s forces attacking the Earth, they attempt to free Superman from his imprisonment.

Catwoman is revealed to be Batman’s double agent within The Society, and frees Harley from Gorilla City. Batman requests the Flash‘s help in combating Brainiac’s forces and the Society in Metropolis. Flash is reunited with Green Lantern, and join Batman’s insurgency. Batman sends Hal to Atlantis to gain Aquaman‘s assistance. Arthur refuses to co-operate at first, but relents after Brainiac’s assault on Atlantis. Back at the metahuman prison, Firestorm and Blue Beetle to prevent Superman’s jailbreak. After Firestorm threatens to blow up the facility, Batman arrives and releases Superman from custody, admitting to needing Superman’s help.

Cyborg, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn are sent to the Batcave to free Brother Eye from Brainiac’s control in order to coordinate civilian evacuation efforts. Wonder Woman takes Supergirl to Metropolis, and openly doubts Batman’s plan. When she comes close to killing Cheetah and Harley Quinn, Supergirl stops her and heads to the Fortress of Solitude to confront Superman on the matter. When she discovers what Superman and the Regime have done, she is appalled by her cousin’s actions. The Kryptonians and Batman attempt to take on Brainiac’s ship, but his shields are too strong and he seemingly kills Superman in the process. With the majority of Earth’s cities abducted, Brainiac prepares to eradicate the planet. The heroes create a plan to weaken Brainiac’s shields by using Black Adam’s Rock of Eternity at Kahndaq while using Aquaman’s trident as a conduit.

While Aquaman and Black Adam gather their resources, Grodd pursues the pair with a brainwashed Black Canary, Blue Beetle, and Green Arrow. After Aquaman kills Grodd, the two kings successfully weaken Brainiac’s shields enough for Batman and Supergirl to break in. The two are captured, but are rescued by Superman. After Batman and Superman defeat a brainwashed Firestorm and Swamp Thing, they are confronted by Doctor Fate, who is being forced by his helm to help Brainiac, as the Lords of Order believe Brainiac will bring order to the chaos the two heroes have unleashed on Earth with their war. Batman and Superman defeat both Fate and Brainiac. Superman takes control of the ship and manages to restore most of the cities back to their original location.

The heroes are divided over deciding Brainiac’s fate. Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Supergirl believe in sparing Brainiac in order to restore the lost cities. Superman, Aquaman, Black Adam, and Wonder Woman believe he should be killed to eliminate his potential threat, as well as using Brainiac’s ship. Batman attacks Superman with a gold kryptonite-laden dagger and a battle ensues. Batman and Superman defeat each other’s teammates before engaging in a final battle against each other in the Batcave. The final battle has two endings, depending on which side the player chooses.

If Superman wins, he spares Batman’s life, as he believes the people would see Batman as a martyr. He kills Brainiac and successfully bonds with the ship, allowing him to restore the remaining cities and put Earth at peace. He offers an imprisoned Supergirl the chance to join his army to protect the Earth. She refuses, but is horrified when she sees Batman under Superman’s control.

If Batman wins, he depowers Superman and imprisons him in the Phantom Zone before offering Supergirl a partnership on the Justice League.

Fan Review : 68% Excellent
Good: 19% | Average: 5% | Poor: 8%

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