Ever since it released two weeks ago, Injustice: Gods Among Us has created waves in the game community. Finally a good fighting game featuring DC Comics characters both familiar and obscure battling in well-realized combat using both items in the environment and their own special moves. You're also able to knock someone into a completely different area. We'd expect no less from the team that did so well with Mortal Kombat two years ago.
Best of all, Injustice has plenty of Achievements and Trophies to unlock between its S.T.A.R. Labs challenge mode, its main story and its multiplayer. You're likely to get a few of these with ease right from the beginning, but it'll take a great deal of work to unlock them all, especially the big 100-point valued one that's at the bottom of this page.
This Achievement Hunter guide breaks down everything you can earn in the game, as well as point values and what it takes to earn them. Granted, there are some minor spoilers here (like in yesterday's Spoiler Alert), so proceed at your own risk.
Happy Achievement hunting!
Top Rung (25 points) – Complete Classic Battle with all characters
Rise To the Top (10 points) – Complete Classic Battle with any character
Ultimate Battler (50 points) – Complete Battle Mode
Throwdown! (10 points) – Perform eight throws and win in a multiplayer match
Groundbreaking (10 points) – Use every interactable item in a stage and win a multiplayer match
Go Sit In the Corner (10 points) – Win a multiplayer match with a timeout (time runs out and you have more energy than your opponent)
I Conquered All (20 points) – Beat all S.T.A.R. Labs missions (excluding any upcoming missions via DLC)
Mini-Master (25 points) – Win all story mode mini-games
Statistical Advantage (10 points) – View your Hero card
Sidekick (10 points) – Rank up to Level 10
The Hero We Deserve (100 points) – Rank up to Level 100
Almost There (20 points) – Complete fifty percent of Story Mode
Justice For All (80 points) – Complete 100 percent of Story Mode
Beginner's Luck! (10 points) – Win a single online match
Overthrown (10 points) – Dethrone the King in an online match
I Voted! (10 points) – Vote correctly in a King of the Hill match
Streak Ender (10 points) – Defeat a Survivor
Breaking Records (10 points) – Win 100 complete online matches
Over the Top! (10 points) – Play 200 complete online matches
Lucky Break (10 points) – Win one complete Ranked match
Holy Knockout Batman! (10 points) – Win ten complete Ranked matches
Buddy System (10 points) – Enter Online Practice with someone on your friend's list
Practice Makes Perfect (10 points) – Enter Practice mode
Learning Is Fun (10 points) – Complete Tutorial mode
It Has Begun (10 points) – Complete one S.T.A.R. Labs mission
Overachiever (15 points) – Get three stars on one S.T.A.R. Labs mission
All Star (10 points) – Get 100 stars in S.T.A.R. Labs mode
World's Finest (100 points) – Complete all S.T.A.R. Labs missions with three stars
Heavy Hitter (10 points) – Perform a ten hit combo with every character
Unstoppable Force (10 points) – Win a Clash sequence with any character
Wrecking Ball (10 points) – Knock an opponent through a transition (into a new arena)
Around the World (15 points) – Knock an opponent trough all transitions across all levels
FINISHED (10 points) – Win a match with the Super Move of any character (activate by holding the left and right trigger buttons once powered)
Superhuman! (10 points) – Perform every character's Super Move
Metahuman (10 points) – Perform every special move of every character
Feel the Burn! (10 points) – Perform every Meter Burn special move of every character
True Marksman (10 points) – Win a match with Green Arrow using only arrows (can be online or off, you'll have better luck with off)
The Caped Crusader (10 points) – Win with Batman using every special move and his Super Move
Around and Around We Go (20 points) – Perform every level interaction at least once
Arkham City Lockdown (10 points) – Defeat every villain character with Batman
Only a Real Master (10 points) – Make a comeback when you're at low health (about ten percent or less)
Perfect Aim (10 points) – Win a match as Deathstroke without missing a shot (note: a minimum of 12 shots must be taken over the match)
Tourist (30 points) – Send an opponent through all three Metropolis transitions in one fight
Cosplay (5 points) – Unlock a costume in the Archives
Gonna Need More Closet Space (20 points) – Unlock all costumes in the Archives
Hoarder (50 points) – Unlock everything in Archives (this will take some time)
I Can Back It Up (5 points) – Equip a new Background Image
Iconic Representation (5 points) – Equip a new icon
Looking Good! (5 points) – Equip a new Character Portrait
Bull In a China Shop (100 points) – Cause maximum damage in all Arenas (note: cannot be done in Practice mode, but all other modes are fine)
In a nutshell, the easiest Achievements you can earn basically come from equipping decorative items to your game whether it's an icon, background image or character portrait. Some other ones come easy too, like completing the Tutorial mode (a matter of finishing everything it asks of you) and Wrecking Ball, which comes with knocking an enemy into a new area. (Just get them close to a wall, then hit the away and either A or X button, depending what version you're playing.)
As for the tougher ones, obviously doing maximum damage in all Arenas will take some time, but power hits are definitely your ally when it comes to making walls and ceilings crumble. The S.T.A.R. Labs missions will take some time as well, along with finishing Battle Mode.
By contrast, the game's quality Story Mode will earn you a pair of easy Achievements, with the 50 percent and 100 percent completion regards totaling 100 points or two Trophies, again depending on your version.
Regardless of what you play, Injustice: Gods Among Us really has something to offer for everyone. With incoming DLC, it will expand even further.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.