Injustice 2 (AND)
Fighting 11 May 2017
A sequel to the 2013 arcade fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios, known for the latest Mortal Kombat games. Like in its predecessor, in Injustice 2 you play as the characters from the DC universe, fighting each other in violent duels. The game features minimal plot, in which Batman and his supporters try to rebuild the society, but at the same time have to fight against Superman and his allies. Among the chaos, a new danger appears, threatening to wipe out all of humanity. Mechanics-wise, Injustice 2 is a spectacular Mortal Kombat-like 2.5D fighting game, although it's not as violent. You can play as either a hero or a villain; available characters include Superman, the Flash, Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. The sequel also allows for modifying your chosen character. During the gameplay, you earn new equipment, which can alter not only your character's appearance, but also their abilities.
DC Unchained (AND)
Developed by the South Korean 4:33 Creative Lab, DC Unchained is a mobile action game based on the free-to-play business model and offering mainly PvE and PvP multiplayer modes. The action of the game is set in the universe created by DC Comics for their comic books, animated series, and movies. DC Unchained described herein draws multiple themes from the entire DC franchise - during the game, players get to visit many locations introduced in the comic books and control the most famous superheroes and supervillains featured in this universe. The gameplay revolves around fighting hordes of opponents controlled by the AI and facing other players. During the game, one is tasked with assembling a team of three and participating in dynamic battles using unique sets of skills exhibited by each separate character. DC Unchained delivers several game modes including an elaborate story mode, time challenge, special missions, the defense mode, and multiple PvP based modes.
Batman: The Telltale Series (AND)
Adventure 13 September 2016
Another episodic adventure game developed by the experienced American studio Telltale Games, who had produced many highly acclaimed video games based on famous films, books, and comic books, such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Batman: A Telltale Game Series takes you into the grim city of Gotham, however, unlike Rocksteady’s popular action game series, Telltale Games’ production focuses on Bruce Wayne himself, showing his moral dilemmas and the burden imposed on him by the constant fight against corruption and crime. In terms of gameplay the title does not stray far from the studio’s previous productions. As always, the key element of gameplay is making tough choices that influence the way the story unfolds – and not just within one chapter but across the entire season.
Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within (AND)
Adventure 03 October 2017
The second season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which debuted in 2016. In this adventure game by Telltale Games (the developers of such titles as The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series) the player follows the darker and darker story of Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego. This time Batman has to challenge both Joker and Riddler as well as a merciless federal agent who has just came to the city of Gotham. The story is split into five episodes, the first one of which launched in August 2017. In the game you get to explore small locations, talk to characters met there, play through QTE sequences and, of course, make difficult moral decisions that determine how the story unfolds. Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within features actors that made the appearance in the first game. Batman is starred by Troy Baker, while his arch-nemesis Joker by Anthony Ingruber.
DC Legends (AND)
RPG 03 November 2016
A battle RPG developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game takes place in the DC Comics universe, the fate of which is endangered – Nekron, one of the strongest villains in the whole universe, is threatening the world. DC Legends offers real-time battles. What’s interesting, during the fights the player doesn’t have full control of the team, he can only select targets for their attacks and activate special abilities. During the game the player is collecting various characters – among them heroes like Batman and Superman as well as their deadly enemies, including Joker and Lex Luthor. In face of a global threat, the heroes and villains have decided to join forces – each of them has unique traits and abilities that are developed as the player progresses through the game. In addition to the single player story campaign, the game offers multiplayer modes.
Suicide Squad: Special Ops (AND)
Action 14 July 2016
A mobile first-person perspective shooter based on the movie Suicide Squad which, in turn, was based on the popular comic series Suicide Squad. The story of the game is loosely based on the plot of the movie. However, it is just an excuse for the actual gameplay. During the game the player assumes the role of one of the members of the titular Suicide Squad, a secret task force consisting of supervillains forced into submission. The action is shown from first-person perspective and the gameplay focuses on eliminating hordes of monsters swarming through the city of Midway. Three playable characters are available in Suicide Squad: Special Ops - Deadshot, Diablo and Harley Quinn. Each one of them has unique attacks and abilities that can be activated after filling a special meter. No matter which character you choose, two remaining ones are controlled by artificial intelligence.