The game serves as a prequel to the events of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips. Agents of Darkseid comes to Earth to bring down the Man of Steel. Meanwhile, a villain named Kalibak kidnaps Lois Lane, and Livewire, Metallo, and Bruno Mannheim has just broke out of prison.
The game has received mixed-to-negative reviews. It has a score of 45% from GameRankings and 47 out of 100 from Metacritic. Much of the criticism focused on repetitive gameplay, but the graphics were praised.