DC Universe Online is a Free-to-Play, massive multiplayer online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Become one of a new breed of Heroes or Villains and wield incredible powers as you go to war with legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker.
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Mixed (238 reviews) - 66% of the 238 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,364 reviews) - 83% of the 9,364 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2011

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July 20

Welcome to the Summer of Wonder with Game Update 62!



This summer in DCUO is about to get hotter than ever. Welcome to the #SummerOfWonder! Beginning today (Wednesday, July 20), we have amazing stuff happening: open episodes, a FREE Wonder Woman emblem, and an awesome RT to share sweepstakes! Before we get into all the details, now’s a perfect time to make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch, so you don’t miss a second of the action.

To truly kick off our #SummerOfWonder, in honor of Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary, watch this video:

https://youtu.be/0pjki7p4Vho

What else is happening as part of the Summer of Wonder? Well…


OPEN EPISODES
From July 20 – August 21, 2016, all* DCUO players will be able to experience the content available in Episodes! Whether or not you’re a member, or whether or not you’ve bought the episode, for about one month you’ll be able to play through the content with your fellow heroes (or villains!).

Will you take this opportunity to take on Trigon? Are Batman and Lex Luthor waiting for you in Origin Crisis? In honor of Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary, is it time to go through Amazon Fury Part I and II? Learn more about all of the Episodes available here.

What about the loot lockouts?
Members and/or those who have purchased the episode(s) will have the standard loot lockout times. Those who are not members and have not purchased the episode(s) will have longer loot lockout times.

 


WONDER WOMAN EMBLEM
She’s an Amazon, a leader, a mentor, and she’s celebrating a BIG anniversary this year! Celebrate Wonder Woman and all she stands for with the new Wonder Woman emblem, available for FREE to all who log in between July 20 and August 21, 2016!

As a bonus, when you collect the emblem, you’ll get 7.5 Hours of Double XP!

 


#SUMMEROFWONDER SWEEPSTAKES
Want a chance at one of TWENTY prize packs? Don’t miss our #SummerOfWonder sweepstakes! We have FIVE Grand Prize packs and FIFTEEN Second Place Prize packs to give away. All you need to do is follow @DCUO and RT the official sweepstakes tweet and you’ll be entered to win:

GRAND PRIZE (5 Available):
  • One (1) Wonder Woman Omnibus Book
  • One (1) Photo Signed by Susan Eisenberg, the voice of Wonder Woman
  • 5000 Daybreak Cash or Loyalty Points
RUNNER-UP PRIZE (15 Available):
  • One (1) Photo Signed by Susan Eisenberg, the voice of Wonder Woman
  • 2500 Daybreak Cash or Loyalty Points
Sweepstakes is open to US residents only, age 18 or older. For full legal rules, click here.

 

Summer is just heating up, and we can’t wait to spend time in game with all of you! In addition to our official social channels, don’t forget to visit our new Update Notes section of the website, which has the official patch notes for all game updates and releases, including the latest Game Update 62.

 


*Episode content requires a minimum combat rating of 43; you must have the minimum CR required by each episode to play the content. You must have DC Universe Online on PC, PSN, or Xbox One in order to play the game and access add-on episode content.

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June 29

Episode 25 Now Available!



Episode 25 Now Available For All Players!
 
Episode 25 features a new heist from Harley Quinn and the gang, as they set their sights on the new Iceberg Lounge. Plus, head back in time to ancient Kahndaq at the request of a mysterious stranger. Members automatically have access to the new Episode, and non-members can now purchase the new Episode in the Marketplace. 

New Solo: Iceberg Lounge

The Penguin has invited you to the new Iceberg Lounge Grand Opening! Only the richest and most up-and-coming people are invited. Kick back, relax, and try to stay out of trouble in the new Solo: Iceberg Lounge! Gain access to new feats, collections and gear! Free to access for Members!

• To play this 1-player Solo, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 158.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Solo under Tier 8 of the 1-Player Tab.

New 4-Player Operation: A Rip in Time

Whether it's fighting mercenaries, rescuing ancient Kahndaqi artifacts or orchestrating a jail break, there is never a dull moment when the mysterious stranger shows up. He's back and rounding up the team for what should be a legendary adventure in the new 4-Player Operation: A Rip in Time! Gain access to new feats, collections and gear! Free to access for Members!

• To play this 4-player Operation, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 158.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 8 of the 4-Player Tab.

Questions? Comments? Join the discussion with your comments on the official forum!

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About This Game

DC Universe Online is a Free-to-Play, massive multiplayer online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Become one of a new breed of Heroes or Villains and wield incredible powers as you go to war with legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker.

Key Features
  • Fast-paced action combat where you control every blow your character strikes.
  • Choose your side – Hero or Villain – and customize your character on its path to becoming a legend in the DC Universe.
  • Fight alongside and against your favorite DC characters including Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and many more.
  • Embark on story-driven adventures penned by famous DC Comics writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
  • Explore the DC Universe; walk the darkened streets of Gotham City, investigate the mysteries of the futuristic cityscape of Metropolis, and travel to legendary locations such as Arkham Asylum and the Watchtower.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
    • Processor: P4 3.0GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
    • Video: NVIDIA 7800GTX+ or ATI 1950+ Video Card
    • Audio: on Board
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Shawty 🔥💯
( 250.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I want 200 hours of my life back.
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PatMoxx
( 96.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This is more of a question rather than a review... Can you get your character transferred onto Xbox One servers? I used to play this a long time ago on the PC. I was able to recover my account as well!
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Big Dumb Object
( 44.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Do you miss City of Heroes? This isn't it.
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Professor Dorydew #TeamHoovy
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Wow this game made a whole nursing home cry with its magnificent storyline, graphics so good i would go as far as saying better than any game ever before. This game is alot like surgen simulator, Animal Crossing, and a toutch of sonic cd.
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realest meme child
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Hope this helps.

Grease 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with a little butter and base line with baking paper. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. 02.Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa, then lightly fold into the mixture.
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Socky Joe
( 107.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
i made a real fat guy with the power of rage, i named him nigggaaaaaaaaa
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GhostMachine1971
( 615.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A little trick: Subscribe for one month, which gives you access to all the powersets. Once the month is over, you get to keep any characters created with powersets normally locked to non-subscribers....if you use the 6 free slots that non-subs have, that is. (Or buy slots for them)
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Mootie
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I used to really like this game. Leveling up used to be a fun experience.
The graphics were really nice, character customization was excellent, and the voice acting was superb.
But the DLCs. Oh my god the DLCs. They never end. They never stop coming. It's like they give you a cookie crumb and it's the most delicious cookie crumb you've ever tasted so you want more. They are holding the rest of the cookie and offer you another crumb of it for $15. So you pay the $15 for the first DLC only to realize half of these powers are exactly like the last power set you played only with a different skin. But what the hell maybe I'm just imagining things. Then the next DLC comes out and you want to taste that delicious cookie once more. You pay another $15 and make a new character. Yadayada yada I'm tired of leveling in the same zones with the same quests that have no replay value. I'd rather go read a book or something. So you decide to try some end game content with your level 30, only you can't because there is none unless you buy all the DLC. Little did you know the 2 DLCs you bought didn't actually come with any end game content that people actually play.

Pros:
Game looks nice 5/5
Voice acting 5/5
Gameplay 4/5 at first

Cons:
The game is a sample of a bigass cookie that is sold as DLC crumbs
Over 9000 DLCs
DLCs DLCs DLCs
More DLCs
Interface was mostly terrible with very little options
Did I mention DLC?
Lots of grinding
Poor power design
Harsh caps on everything
What's this? Another DLC?
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@%^&!
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
If you're reading these reviews to decide if you want to try this game f2p, you should know what Daybreak games thinks of you. Go to youtube and search, Mepps says f@%! the fans.
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felwolf
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game made me unsubscribe from WoW, why? Because it was the best OpenWorld Hero/Villian-Based MMO Game ever made, but, there's a lot of things that make the game lose its bright, so let's begin:

1) You can only advance up to Level 30;
2) Once you complete de "history" mode, which ends at level 30, you may have to farm tokens to get better gear;
3) Non-Premium players won't get tokens as fast as the Premium Players, so, it's literaly P2W;
4) Most important instances requires DLC and the required Item Level to join it which can be raised buying better gear, so, after level 30, you'll live to raise your Item level;
5) The most wanted Powers requires DLC, and DLCs are not cheap;
6) Legendary Players can have ALL DLCs for free, but they have to pay per month, same as WoW;
7) Without starter "history mode", the game becomes repetitive, tiring and Boring;
8) Unbalanced PvP, if you don't have gear be prepared to get pwned many times before buying, at least, a nice weapon;
9) Open-World PvP is really annoying: you're trying to do a simple quest when the terror decends from the skies: a lot of enemy players farming your hide when least expected, Heroes, for example, are always gangbanging Low Level newbies, the best choice is raise your toon at PvE Phase;
10) New Players will FOR SURE have fun with this game, mainly those who love DC Universe itself.

I wish i could never write those topics, but they're the 10 reasons Why i am no more a DC Universe Online Player, the game is DAMN GOOD, but i don't like to ride in circles if you get me right, if i wanted to grind, there're a lot of games out there to be tried.
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43 of 56 people (77%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Should officially rename to DLC Universe™ Online.

Free access is basically an extended tutorial of sorts, and once you hit level 30, anything you want to do requires some DLC or premium membership.

All in all, money grabbing scumbags. I mean, an MMORPG which has 25 PAID DLC's??? ♥♥♥♥ off.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
176.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
i can't recommend this game, but if you wanna try it, dont get too much in to it...

i played a lot and loved the game. (and by a lot, i mean i played on PS3 before playing it here on steam)

On steam: i played with friends, with out spending money too, then we decided that it whould be fun to buy a new superpower and start over, (diferent power for each friend)

that was when it all went wrong, max leveled chars, each one of us had access to diferent raids (because it came with the dlc) and we could'nt play together on those raids, because our dlc's were diferent.

it was a big let down,there was nothing to unless we do the same raids over and over, we all stopped playing, never came back, because we had fun but we payed and the paywalls still blocked our fun. and after soo much time when i remember that i played this i say, i would like to playit again, but to do what, do the same quest over and over? kill ramdom mobs or players on the city? it has no meaning now that i know that i cant really enjoy the game.

ps: here some of the game ideas for selling dlc:
  • you have a low money limit, if you buy some power they will increase that limit but still not enough to do stuff in game like buying stuff in the marker
  • tutorial: heres you base, you can do all kind of cool things here, reality: heres your empty apartment, you can barely decorate it but need dlc to use it as a base, or anything else.
  • look in the dlc list, theres these things called episodes... never knew that they were, because its payed and more episodes keep coming and i look that at that list and i see a lot of money that i dont have, to complete a game that i liked and can never enjoy...
thx for reading
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
107.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Should officially rename to DLC Universe™ Online.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
After having played City of Heroes I guess I'm a little spoiled, but DCUO is just not my cup of tea.
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is quite possibly the worst game I've ever had the misfortune to waste my time on. Just downloading and installing the game took literally 12 hours. The character creation customization is impressive, although, the majority of the powers are already behind a paywall. The inventory you begin with is quite small. In fact, it appears to be smaller then it was previously since I watched a free-to-play review of this game and in that video the guy commented on his large inventory, which was visibly twice the size of the one I had.

The opening dungeon features a custscene with superman. Ok, he sounds vaguely like superman, looks like superman but apparently he lost the power to lip sync because while his lips move occassionally, their movement and what he is saying don't relate AT ALL. Considering that is the first cut scene you ever see, you think they could at least get that right, but NOPE. Bruce Lee movies from the 1970's had better dubbing. I'm not even kidding.

Visually, the game otherwise looks good. That is, however, where anything positive I have to say about this game ends.

The combat system however, is *INCREDIBLY* clunky, at least with a mouse. The UI cannot be customized *AT ALL*, the controls cant be customised *AT ALL*. The in game help leaves MUCH to be desired. Thats just dps. For healing, this game has to the most horrible implementation *ever*. You cannot actually target someone, the game simply heals whatever it thinks the priority target is. So, if you can see someone is about to take damage, well, that doesn't matter someone on low health but taking zero incoming damage will be prioritized regardless of what you think. Yup, ingenius.

The efficient heals have a rather LONG and IMPOSSIBLE TO MISS animation and are interruptible. As a PVP-oriented player I immediately recognized that casting one of these heals would immediately lead to the entire world spamming the lvl 1 zero cool down hard stun on you for having the temerity to consider joining a game as a healer.

This would be bad enough, but at least I could perhaps enjoy a few instances of pve first? LOL NOPE! The people I had the misfortune to group with used the games abilities that allow you to fly, walk over walls etc. to take themselves to every level, corner and as far away as humanly possible from each other in both terms of distance and elevation, aggro everything and mindlessly drag this uncontrolled mass around with them as they ran like chickens with their heads chopped off from the ravening hordes of mobs. Fortunately, if you cast a heal then the instance population would then b-line for you and end your misery in short order, before returning to annilating your moronic companions.

character creation: excellent 4.5/5
Animation: decent 4/5
voice: cannot lip sync, otherwise ok, 3/5
dps mechanics: awful 1/5
healing mechanics: hideous 0/5
in game help: awful 1/5
quests: stale boring 2/5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I used to really like this game. Leveling up used to be a fun experience.
The graphics were really nice, character customization was excellent, and the voice acting was superb.
But the DLCs. Oh my god the DLCs. They never end. They never stop coming. It's like they give you a cookie crumb and it's the most delicious cookie crumb you've ever tasted so you want more. They are holding the rest of the cookie and offer you another crumb of it for $15. So you pay the $15 for the first DLC only to realize half of these powers are exactly like the last power set you played only with a different skin. But what the hell maybe I'm just imagining things. Then the next DLC comes out and you want to taste that delicious cookie once more. You pay another $15 and make a new character. Yadayada yada I'm tired of leveling in the same zones with the same quests that have no replay value. I'd rather go read a book or something. So you decide to try some end game content with your level 30, only you can't because there is none unless you buy all the DLC. Little did you know the 2 DLCs you bought didn't actually come with any end game content that people actually play.

Pros:
Game looks nice 5/5
Voice acting 5/5
Gameplay 4/5 at first

Cons:
The game is a sample of a bigass cookie that is sold as DLC crumbs
Over 9000 DLCs
DLCs DLCs DLCs
More DLCs
Interface was mostly terrible with very little options
Did I mention DLC?
Lots of grinding
Poor power design
Harsh caps on everything
What's this? Another DLC?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
If you're reading these reviews to decide if you want to try this game f2p, you should know what Daybreak games thinks of you. Go to youtube and search, Mepps says f@%! the fans.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
105.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!! I play this game when it first came out on ps3, than ps4 and i play on pc as well but pc crowd isn't very friendly and its hard to get a party going being that you are too noob and your gears aren't as high as theirs.. All you do is the same raids over and over again just to get some gears that will last til next DLC. The free version is more like a tutorial, once you hit level 30 you will get some low raids that now body plays any more and you can't even find a group. Now to play with most people who are already max out in gears and stats you have to pay for DLC's, Seriously this game is all about DLC or you pay the montyly premium of 15 bucks and you are still stuck do one raid weekly per quest or dungeon like. And if you are not gear up, people won't even do those top raids with you. They should lower their monthly fee to 5 bucks a month and i bet more people will play this game. MY HONEST REVIEW WOULD BE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME TO DO SAME THING OVER N OVER N OVER N OVER AGAIN JUST TO GET A PIECE OF GEAR
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
276.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Free to play until 30 and then you buy all their DLC packs to actually progress.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I played it off steam when I was playing. I would only suggest getting this game if you like being robbed. I blame Daybreak for a lot of other MMO's following this formula, but at least others don't try stop all your progression with over 20 DLC's. I honestly wish this game wasn't so greedy, could have kept a stronger player base if it didn't care so much for itself.
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