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 (237 reviews) - 68% of the 237 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,346 reviews) - 83% of the 9,346 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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Recent:
Mixed (237 reviews)
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Dregor
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Very forgettable in every way.
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Killer MemeStar
( 35.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
good game for a ♥♥♥♥ sucking i like it
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endy
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
when i click play the game wont launch and the the launcher justs closes DCUO 1/10
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BeakySneaky
( 110.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Ok game not the worst I have seen. It has combat system that i like because It's interactive and fun but open world pvp is weird. Basically the game wants your money with all these DLC's kinda like Payday 2. Customization is ok but notextensive as I wanted. Getting max Level only takes few days of straight grinding quests. And queue-ing for missions is kinda a drag but the missions are pretty cool. Wouldn't recommend buying most of DLC because it's pretty expensive. As a F2p I recommend going for Nature so you can transform into a very fast dog or gorilla. If you want to pay I recommend the green lantern DLC that gives you green lantern if you're good side and yellow if you're on the villain side. Red lantern DLC is pretty good too I guess. Pay to enjoy lol You cant even have a superhero hideout unless you buy DLC. Solid 6 out of 10 a game is a game.
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imercqz
( 320.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is A fun and interesting game. I love the storyline. In fact the story line is what keeps your mind off the semi good gameplay. The way you play is pretty fun but it could use improvements. For example locking on constantly after you defeat one enemy does get tiring.
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disco
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Yes! Just yes
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Bubba™
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
i want to kill myself after playing this
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ksaeteurn1979
( 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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TBWK | Yoko
( 495.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
i like the game if your looking for people to call ur friends and learn how to play join my league if you want to get started add YL YOKO in the game
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TheBadJoke
( 38.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I love the boss battles, the weapons ,and the fact you can be a hero or a villian. My opinion is that this game is great.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
8 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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33 of 51 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
342.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I played this game in beta. It had many promising features but as the game progressed they cut corners or dismissed entire ideas. After a year i went back and found it is now Free to play but with Microtransations. I instantly hated the game. Just like Star Trek Online, it is wrapped in DC with voices from the Justice League Cartoon but is a standard beat em up.

Let me explain the problems i had faced
-Facing an army of invaders is a common theme in a DC universe. Enemies attack earth and the hero(es) go out and fight back and save the innocents. They keep fighting until every enemy is defeated and the day is saved. What happens in DCU is you get given a quest "Defeat X enemy" and after the chain quest you are expected to leave the respawning invasion to continue their ramage. You feel a bit disapointed since you didn't really stop the invasion since the developers of this game give you the option to return and fight them.

-Being a villian can be fun for a few days but it runs dry.
You beat up heroes, Smash stuff and rob vending machines but you are a basic slave to other villians when you are commiting crimes.
Want to rob a convience store? have to do a quest.
Kidnap people for ransom? Nope.
Destroy cities or buildings? Only small objects.
Make your own deathray? Heck no, Go help some one who is more important.
Want to (insert here), Answer will be no.

-You are meant to change the fate of future but you feel more like errand boy who only don't help at the grand scheme of things.

-To further progress you need to cough up money and unlocking a few stages don't mount up for any thing.


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10 of 17 people (59%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
110.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Ok game not the worst I have seen. It has combat system that i like because It's interactive and fun but open world pvp is weird. Basically the game wants your money with all these DLC's kinda like Payday 2. Customization is ok but notextensive as I wanted. Getting max Level only takes few days of straight grinding quests. And queue-ing for missions is kinda a drag but the missions are pretty cool. Wouldn't recommend buying most of DLC because it's pretty expensive. As a F2p I recommend going for Nature so you can transform into a very fast dog or gorilla. If you want to pay I recommend the green lantern DLC that gives you green lantern if you're good side and yellow if you're on the villain side. Red lantern DLC is pretty good too I guess. Pay to enjoy lol You cant even have a superhero hideout unless you buy DLC. Solid 6 out of 10 a game is a game.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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5 of 9 people (56%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
It's an awesome game but may need a graphics update
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I have been playing this off of steam for years first on PS3 than PC and still love playing this game.
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