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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Mostly Positive (153 reviews) - 74% of the 153 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (9,678 reviews) - 82% of the 9,678 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2011

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September 28

Available Now: Game Update 64!

Game Update 64 is now available, and it brings with it two potentially terrifying events if you don’t have your wits about you.

The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour, DCUO’s Fall Seasonal Event, has returned once again! It’s up to you, heroes and villains, to head to the streets of Gotham City and inside the Midnight Masquerade Nightclub and see if you can get a handle on the horrors that are haunting it. Heroes, you’ll look for the Phantom Stranger inside the East End Safehouse; villains, find Tala inside The Tap Room in Burnley. They will have further instructions for you!

Each day of the event, look for The Witching Hour in your Mission Journal; complete the mission and earn Spooky Bites, which can be used in Skeets’ Boo-tique for the latest in scare-wear, tricks, treats, and creepy items for your Base or League Hall. To queue for The Midnight Masquerade, go to your On Duty UI and look under the Events tab. The mission and the event are available to players at or above Level 10.

If you want to stock up on the latest items but don’t have quite enough Spooky Bites, visit the Marketplace! Spooky Bites can now be purchased and then used in game at Skeets’ Boo-tique.

And don’t forget to visit The Vault during The Witching Hour. It’s a bit spookier in there than you’re used to!

In 2016, The Witching Hour brings with it new Base Items, Feats, and Styles! If you get any for your character, make sure you share screenshots with us on Twitter (@DCUO) or on the forums!

Survival Mode: Oan Sciencells

You have faced the worst of the universe before, but not like this! With the return of Survival Mode: Oan Sciencells, you’ll be faced with stronger foes and increased challenges. Queue up and see how long you can last against unending waves of the slew of universal criminals threatening to escape. Players can queue up for Survival: Oan Sciencells in the Event tab (if they meet the CR requirement).

With GU64, Survival Mode: Oan Sciencells will feature new Exo Pants and Custom Exo Back for rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10!

Requirements: 8 Players, Minimum CR 173 (175 Recommended).

Aura Pack II + Spooky Bites

New Vapor Aura variants and Spooky Bites (seasonal currency) are now available in the Marketplace! Visit this article for all the details!

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The full patch notes for GU64 are available here.

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September 15

Celebrate Batman Day with DCUO!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 is an auspicious day in this part of Gotham City (and the whole DC Universe). It’s Batman Day! Batman appears in many forms in DCUO; revisit our feature from last year to see him in his many in-game forms.

This year, in honor of the truly legendary Dark Knight, we have some special happenings inside DCUO! But rather than limit them to a single day, they’ll be occurring for nearly an entire week – from Thursday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Legends PvE Week

Batman is the quintessential Legend. So this week all Legends PvE events are open for all players! Ready to head to the South Gotham Courthouse? Think you have what it takes to tackle Area 51? Will the Hall of Doom or the Paradox Wave prove to be your undoing? There are twelve events in total that you can attempt during the Legends PvE Week, from September 15 through September 21, 2016!

Marketplace Sale

In addition to the Legends event, if you head to the Marketplace you’ll find that Exobyte Data for all Legends characters are on sale for 40% off! Ever wanted to experience Legends content as Future Batman? Maybe Bombshell Catwoman? Or Arkham Asylum Joker? These and more will be available during our weeklong sale.

And if that weren’t enough, we’re also marking Batman-related items in the Marketplace down 40% as well! This includes base items (like the Batcomputer & More Pack), style items (such as the Batman Cowl Pack), toys (the Batman bouncy ball!) and more. Get Caped Crusader style and decorate your personal Batcave to match, all at a great discount.

Trivia Sweepstakes

We’ll have news about this ON Batman Day, September 17. Check the DCUO forums and follow @DCUO on Twitter to see the details and to enter!

Now, it’s time to be the hero (or villain) that DCUO deserves. Head in game and start celebrating Batman Day in Gotham City and beyond!

The event and sale begin in the US with daily server restarts at 4AM PT on September 15, 2016, and end at 4AM PT on September 22, 2016. The event and sale begin in the EU with daily server restarts at 8PM PT on September 14, 2016, and end at 8PM PT on September 21, 2016.

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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
94.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I’ll start by saying this seems like an enjoyable game, fun and alluring…for a few of days.
With that said ends the nice stuff.
Starts off by an excruciatingly long, and I mean long, game installation process.
After you’re done with that, you enter the most insanely money begging “free” game I’ve ever seen.
I understand the concept of “free to play” games.
Naturally the companies want to obtain profit and will implement secondary features that will tempt you into paying (character customization, cuter weapons and gear even with better stats, etc.).

This game, however, is in a whole different level.
No secondary features here, you have to pay for literally everything that is decent:
-Inventory size (something that doesn’t fill up in 1 minute of playing)
-Gear that doesn’t make you look like every other free player
-Extra character slots, beyond the whopping 2 you get free
-Access to main features, without which you’ll just be a clown flying around pointlessly
-Even loot you constantly get everywhere that only opens if you pay up
-In summary, every attractive aspect of the game, pay up or no-can-do

And you might think “I might pay up if I’m interested”.
Not when you see the price…OMG…
What in the world possesses these people to ask such amounts of money for 12 months of premium access, amounts you can easily use to buy 2 other good recent games (no I’m not joking).

If you still want to try sure, it its “free”, enjoy the 3-5 days you will be able to endure it.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
813.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
It's good game. Good lore, good graphics, good voice acting.

Sadly, I can't recommend it because it's a p2w game and it's VERY restricted if you don't pay. Which leaves you with doing the same unresticted missions over and over with 0 chance of progressing in the game.

I'd change my mind if there were less restrictions thou.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
942.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
still stuck in character creation window


trying to create the perfect Batman

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
99.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Base content is free and you can have plenty of fun with it.
But if you want to enjoy all it has to offer you will have to pay.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
244.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
The devs for this game have no idea what they are doing. PvE has been boring for years with no improvement and PvP is a joke. You can only get so far without paying for content which is simply not worth it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I loved playing this on Ps3, But since It gave too much time to download, I decided I'd quit for the time being...'Twas fun to make a Modern Robin Character though :> xD
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
347.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
What Can I say .... Disconnect , disconnect , disconnect even when running correctly after lvl 30 ..Repeat ,Repeat , Repreat , not enoufgh content ...Gets kind of boring most is just grind , grind , grind ... Afterlvl 30 u have to do mostly instances and groups very little in the dc world...
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I dont understand why everyone says "it feels like a demo." Efven though there is 22 DLC's, (which is isane I have to say) but it still feels like a good MMO.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
69.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The developers have had the same issue for 3 years now with the launchpad and still havent fixed it, says alot about the company when this happens.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I Love This Game It is Totaly Adictive I Like That Me And My Grandson can Play it Together Of Course I Have a Lot Of Games But This Is by Far My Favorite.
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37.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
i wish if their was a companion which u can view / talk to friends on it in the phone but its a great game but i really would like the companion
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Sexy Zombie
11.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
I wanted to play this but then i noticed there was no spider man
♥♥♥♥ this game
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83.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
good game but wait times to get in can be somewhat long.
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Smiling Assassin
209.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
This game is awesome the combat is alot of fun and the instances and missions are pretty cool, the gear editor really makes this game stand out and for any game with a comic backbone you will spend ages messing around with colours etc.

It is not the best game ever made but it is a good MMO with plenty to do.

Playing to level 30 is very enjoyable, but end game is not as great as the leveling, if you're like me and enjoy playing alot of diff characters then it is great but if you enjoy end game content then get your money ready, I havn't bought alot of content for this so i cannot comment on price to play ratio.

The download is rather big but if you want experience a comic driven MMO with all your favourite DC Characters then look no futher.
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40.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Pay to win game. It was also developed "cross platform" and relies on controller button pressing combos that do not mesh well with PC.
Also, you will have to pay for pretty much every single DLC "patch" or update they release.
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256.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
The time up to lvl 30 can be fun, but forget about doing any of the "alerts" if you want to actually play the game. Same at level 30, all the alerts and raids are just watching people way over lvl'd speed run thru. Stuff will be dead before you even get to the rooms half the time, and sure you get loot drops etc, you'll have no idea how to play because this will be the next month or two of not playing and just watching speed runs.

The endgame mechanics are pretty awful, as 30 is the lvl cap, but then you have combat rating, or CR as they call it. Which is like a secondary lvl mechanic. That will change soon however and their going to a stat based system, how is apparently use to be. You raise those by equipment, and with skillpoints. How do you gain skillpoints? Feats, which are essentially what everyone else calls achievements. So between your monthly raid locks, you get to go run around doing dumb stuff for the feats. Like what, you may ask? Like speed running thru the lower level alerts & raids. Yup.. the game actually promotes that.

If you're a big fan of DC, it couldn't hurt to try a free trial, but I wouldn't waste money on it til you get to lvl 30 (it won't take long at all, trust me) and see what you think of the "end game." If talking in chat while waiting for alerts & raids, so you can do more of nothing while people speed run it, but still get fancy loot you'll never actually use sounds like fun to you, then maybe think about throwing money at them.
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26.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
no fun or interesting
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Friggin Chatty Kathy
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Played and subscribed back in the day on PS3. Killing time waiting for it to download.
Interesting factoid: Lobo loves space dolphins.
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57.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Long story short this is a game if you haven't tried it you don't know what your missing.

Still it does have some obvious flaws, including that it's undeniably pay-to-win. However as someone who believes in a "Give Nothing Get Nothing" Policy I have no problems with a microtransaction or two - if it makes the game more enjoyable.

Still I recommend you try it inspite of it's pay-to-win hierarchy because it is quite fun; I haven't reached level 30 yet (character level cap) but I have gotten into some PvP Fights and a couple of dungeons and they were quite fun (naturally I lost the PvP Arenas because of my gear :/ - Still Got Marks tho :D ) The game is more heavily populated by PSN Players now adays which is obvious because of the PSN tag they get from connecting through the PS3/PS4. I use my PS3 Controller with a small windows mod to convert it into a XBOX-style input (the mod does not directly mess with any of the game files - only my my Operating System) and it gives me no tag :/

The Downloads of the initial game are something of a chore - even with my blazing fast, rock solid internet it takes me like half an hour to download this game in full. Once it's fully downloaded though everything should be ok as long as you don't uninstall it.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
The game is good, but I'm stuck at the Water boss (The one in the cage arena thing.) And leveling up takes forever. I recommend it, but I really recommend grinding for days when the water boss mission becomes available.
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