When it comes to the biggest brawlers of 2017, Injustice 2 is head, shoulders and an entire loot system above Tekken 7. A veritable banquet of face-smashing panache, NetherRealm have released a career-best brawler with the perfect amount of roster balance, screen-clearing spectacle and difficulty.
Indeed, when it comes to the latter two points, everybody's got a favourite character and no one fighter has dominated the game's reputation as being overpowered or too easy to play (*cough* Scorpion in Mortal Kombat *cough*). There are many introductory fighters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other household names to start busting heads with, but the beauty of any NetherRealm game is scratching away at the surface to uncover what's below.
Because make no mistake, Injustice 2 is one of the most complex fighting games ever created. Building on the sort of technical frame-watching introduced and perfected across the first game and Mortal Kombat X, I2's bouts are frenetic combinations of environmental attacks, special meter burns, escapes, dodge-rolls, projectiles, grapples, counters - you name it, Injustice 2 has it.
As such, once you've gone a few rounds with the Dark Knight and got your head around air-interrupts and bounce cancels, try the following combatants on for size...