Australian Council on Children and the Media

Injustice 2 - Warner Bros

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Injustice 2 is a fighting game featuring popular superheros from DC Comics. Fast reaction times, co-ordination and good fighting strategy required to play. Caution: Not recommended for children under 15 due to frequent violence and in-app purchasing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Injustice 2 was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 4 June 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Injustice 2
Developed by: Warner Bros
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 12+
ACCM suggested age: Not recommended for children under 15 due to frequent violence and in-app purchasing.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Injustice 2 contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Played to Battle 25.

App description

Injustice 2 features many of the popular superheros from DC Comics, including Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash, etc. In ‘campaign’ and ‘arena’ modes, players must choose a team of three for each battle (against another team of three), to fight against the computer or other players online. Successful battles earn the player credits and gems – which can be used to unlock new superheroes and upgrade their fighting abilities. There is also ‘story’ mode, where game play follows a plot relevant to each superhero. In this mode, battles are one-on-one with the computer.

Fighting involves tapping and swiping for different manoeuvres, and there are also a number of screen buttons to press for special (and “finishing”) moves. Therefore, as the fighting can be quite fast, players must be able to think quickly and co-ordinate their team based on the best fighting match against changing opponents - whilst taking into account each player’s vital health level.

Reviewers comments

There are no surprises with this type of format that this game is quite violent, particularly the “finishing” moves, which are very violent and graphic (Harley Quinn’s finishing move shows her setting her vicious dogs on the opponent before showing a first person view of her slamming her baseball bat into the player’s head). Having said this, there is no blood splatter and bone crunching type of effects which can be seen in other fighting games of the same genre; the game developers may have toned this down for the app version, as the console version in Australia is rated 15+. Regardless of not having seen the console version, ACCM maintains the view that as the violence is still graphic, that this game would not be suitable for children under 15.  

In App purchasing

Gems

Harley’s bag of tricks (250 Gems) - $7.99

Catwomen’s Diamonds (550 Gems) – $14.99

Wayne Family Fortune (1,250 Gems) – $30.99

Lost Treasure of Atlantis (3,400 Gems) - $79.99

Justice League Volt (7,500 Gems) - $159.99

Credits

Credit Case (8000 Credits) – 50 Gems

Credits Shipment (90,000 Credits) – 500 Gems

Special Offers

Starter Pack - $4.49

Power Pack - $30.99

BvS Superman Gold Pack - $69.99

Online information

  • Credit card details
  • Location

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

None encountered.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

Some parents may find the costumes of the female superheros inappropriate for revealing shape and bare skin.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

As indicated above, some parents may find the fighting too violent. Parents may also view the use of weapons in fighting concerning.

Other

None. 

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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