Injustice: Gods Among Us Free to Play on iOS
I wonder why this seems to have flown past most people’s radars considering how hyped up the console ports were, but Warner Bros. has released a free to play port of Injustice: Gods Among Us on the iOS platform, which means anybody who has an iPhone or an iPad can take their favorite DC superhero/villain (or its alternate reality version) and pit it against other heroes (or villains!)
Those who are fond of the console versions’ visuals should not expect the same game given the differences in hardware capabilities between iOS devices and current gen consoles. The iOS port uses a modified version of the Unreal 3 engine, so it looks similar to the console versions minus a few bells and whistle. It will look slightly less detailed but it absolves itself well once you appreciate it on the merit of the device it’s running on. Especially during the level 3 super attacks, which play out as planet-busting in-game cutscenes.
However, Injustice is not a true gamepad-reliant fighting game – and thank Highfather for that, because we all know how games that require precise gamepad controls usually translate poorly on virtual touchscreens. Instead, the iOS port of Injustice: Gods Among Us uses an extremely simplified tap-and-swipe mechanics for the fighting.
Basically, you tap the screen for a light attack, you swipe it for a heavy attack, and you tap onscreen prompts and buttons for specials and for tagging in your partners. And that’s about it. The fighting mechanics are not that deep, but most of the fun you’ll get out of it will come from collecting cards that unlock support skills and new characters, leveling up your heroes (and villains. I keep forgetting that part.)
There’s a cheat currently going around that will give you 9,999,999 credits (which will allow you to unlock every single content while still having enough for future ones). And while the cheat can be used without the need to jailbreak a device, I advice against using it. For starters, the game is still actively supported and it is not that surprising for the devs to provide an upgrade that will make the cheat unusable (and probably even force you to start from scratch.) And more importantly, the game is not deep enough as a fighting game that it won’t be fun to play without the credit-earning, character unlocking, and level-up aspects. If you get access to infinite credits, you’ve effectively taken out one-thirds of the fun, and there would be very little point in playing.
If you want to download Injustice: Gods Among Us and play it on your iDevice, you can find it through the app store or via iTunes.
The game only takes 500-600 MB so you should be able to find space for it on your device.