...Large-Scale Multiplayer Combat, New Light-Powered Legends Characters and an All-New Weapon.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,823 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 2, 2011

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"A pretty good MMO in which you create a superhero, the graphics aren't incredible and is has a million expansions that aren't free unfortunately."

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November 21

War of the Light Part II Is Now Available!

The war continues! Steam players can now make the jump into War of the Light Part II. Members automatically have access to the content as part of membership, and non-members can purchase the DLC Pack right here on Steam. What are you waiting for? Metropolis needs you!


Learn More About War of the Light Part II!

The fate of the entire Emotional Spectrum hangs in the balance of an uneasy alliance between Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Sinestro. Feeling love is endangered by this relentless war, Carol Ferris and the Star Sapphires have come to Earth to restore their own entity and to stop the strife…and all who get in their way.

Look for “Warriors of Light II” in your Mission Journal and head to Mogo’s Command Center (Heroes) or Ranx’s Command Center (Villains) from your HQ to begin your adventures in War of the Light Part II.

Combat Rating: 106

New Solo Content!
New solo content is available in the open world in the Downtown Metropolis Battlezone and in a new solo Challenge, Spark of Parallax!

• New Daily Solo Missions
o Heroes and Villains can both rejoin the war in Metropolis between the Lantern corps with daily solo missions. Complete 10 Daily Solo Missions to gain entry to a special solo instance!
o Combat Rating: 106
• Spark of Parallax Solo Challenge
o The Spark of Parallax must make it to the Central Power Battery on Qward! Heroes and Villains must work with Hal Jordan and Sinestro to ensure that the entity of fear is restored, and the Emotional Spectrum is on its way to recovery.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Challenge under Tier 6 of the 1 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106


New Two Player Content!
Players receive a new Duo – Spark of Ion!

• Spark of Ion Duo
o The Spark of Ion must make it to the Central Power Battery on Oa before it’s too late. Help Hal Jordan and Sinestro make sure the essence of the entity arrives safely!
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duo under Tier 6 of the 2 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106


New Four Player Content!
Players receive a new 4-player Operation and Alert!

• Zamaron Conversion Chamber (4-Player Alert)
o The Star Sapphires are abducting female members of the various Lantern Corps in order to force them to join their ranks. Track the missing Lanterns’ ring signatures and head to Zamaron for a rescue mission.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Alert under Tier 6 of the 4 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106
• Avarice Impurity (4-Player Operation, Hero Only)
o Hal Jordan traveled to Mogo in response to a distress signal, but there has been no word from him since he left! Get to Mogo and investigate.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 6 of the 4 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106
• Rage Impurity (4-Player Operation, Villain Only)
o Sinestro traveled to Ranx in response to a distress signal, but there has been no word from him since he left! Get to Ranx and investigate.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 6 of the 4 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106


New Eight Player Content!
Players receive a new 8-player Operation.

• Love and War (8-Player Operation)
o Sinestro and Hal Jordan must get Carol Ferris to join their alliance. However, the Star Sapphires have hidden the location of Zamaron and aren’t welcoming any visitors. Fortunately, Sinestro and Hal have a plan.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 6 of the 8 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 107


New PvE Gear!
Players receive new suit sets and styles inspired by different Lantern Corps and the Manhunters, and new Mist-Enhanced weapons. All War of the Light Part II gear drops are un-attuned.

• Heroes receive the Shepherd of Adara style inspired by Saint Walker of the Blue Lantern Corps.
• Villains receive the Avatar of Ophidian style inspired by Larfleeze of the Orange Lantern.
• All male characters receive the Sector 3601 style inspired by the Manhunters.
• All female characters receive the Heart of the Predator style, inspired by Star Sapphires.


New Base Items!
Collect new base items by participating in War of the Light Part II content, some of which are inspired by Lantern Corps.


New Collections & Feats!
Earn new Collections and Feats awarding a total of six skill points by completing War of the Light Part II content. Collections award new styles and base items inspired by War of the Light Part II content.


New Character Select Background!
Players can now select Zamaron as their Character Select Background.

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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. Create your own powerful Hero or Villain and experience true action combat as you fight alongside and against legendary characters such as Batman, Superman and The Joker. Play for free now!

Key Features

  • Experience the power of visceral combat where you control every blow your character strikes, delivering a level of action that is unparalleled in the MMO segment.
  • Choose your side, superhero or villain, as you battle to save or conquer the universe
  • Fight alongside or against your favorite DC heroes and villains including Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and others…The next legend is YOU!
  • Experience the intensity of a world created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee.
  • Take advantage of the state-of-the-art physics engine and use objects in the world around you as weapons, including even your enemies!
  • Players will create their own DC-style hero or villain, each with a unique look and combination of superpowers.
  • Embark on heroic or villainous story-driven adventures penned by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
  • Gameplay is optimized for both the PS3 computer entertainment system and PC.
  • 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 including Arkham Asylum and the Justice League of America Watchtower.
DC Universe Online is free to play, your way® – including *Legendary Membership access which includes more features and options, including extra character slots, expanded inventory, free access to DLC Packs, and unlimited cash balances (visit the DCUO website for full details).

*Optional content available for purchase.

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
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 102 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
They should call it DLC: Universe

10000/10
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,268.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Usually I don' write many reviews but since this is my favorite mmo - also the best one I've ever played I figured to write a hopefully helpful review. I get the feeling that many people in the review section only leveled up their toon from 1-30 and missed out on all the good stuff this game has to offer. I played this game way before I migrated it on steam, so let me tell you I've played it a LOT.

First of all as a response to all those ridiculous P2win comments. No, this game is not pay to win. I understand how it can come across that way to new players (mainly because of the 2000 cash cap in game) but it is clearly not. You can't buy anything in the marketplace which gives you an advantage over other players. You can't buy gear in the marketplace. In fact you will have to grind a lot in this game. Whether you use replay badges or not, the drops are random, the grinding will be about the same. Yes, this game is a pay to play model in my opinion since DLC's do cost real money and it is not possible for F2P players to compete at all in any high gear content (or even see the content) if they are not legendary. But in addition almost all the games out there are the same in high gear content. Also I think that the all access model is absolutely a fair deal, since 15€ are not really a big deal at all for what you get. Which is: Premium benefits in the following SOE games: DCUO, Everquest, Everquest 2 and Planetside. Also they will be adding 3 more games to the list soon.

You will have the choice to play as a villain or hero. This influences your whole gameplay, your missions, raids storylines and also the players you will encounter since heroes and villains can not interact other than in PVP or via the Versus chat. You will have the choice to play as the known roles Tank, DPS, healer and the support role of the controller who gives mana to the group, debuffs enemies and much more. There are plenty of powers you can choose from, every power can DPS and play one the other 3 roles. The gameplay of this game is smooth but I really have to say that the real game starts once you are past level 30. I really would not judge the game according to solo missions and Area 51 for example, the solo content in DCUO really isn't that strong. The whole game is more focused on PVE content for 4-8 players. There are also some Duos you can rock with a partner. What is also important is that the game gets significantly better once you are over combat rating 70 (cr=combat rating is basically the leveling system of this game) which is Tier 4. Starting at Tier 5 content the game gets more challenging, you get more variaton and can start to play the game more seriously. I do not recommend queueing up on some servers since most people use LFG (looking for group) to find groups. Of course you will also be able to join or even create a league which makes it easier to level up and understand the game...also adds a lot of fun.

PVP plays a pretty small role in this game since it's PVE based but you will find players who mainly enjoy the pvp side of things too without doing a lot of PVE. You get to play in Arenas from 1vs1 to 8vs8 as your own toon or in Legends PVP as iconic heroes or villains You will get your first legend character via Mail, which is Harley Quinn for Villains and Robin for Heroes. Both good characters to get started in PVP and learn a bit about important mechanics like blocking, blockbreaking and lunging. PVP is actually fair since the latest update, since your toon gets buffed if you play against stronger players - and their toon gets nerfed. So even as a level 10 player you can go into PVP safely and practice all you want. There is also a seperated open world PVP you will have access to. You can actually change from PVP to PVE and vice versa via the phase shifter. So PVP and PVE worlds are not seperate.

The storylines are attached and make sense, there will be some trilogies later in which the stories are actually better. I have to say the story really goes a bit short on DC universe online but they are improving. Comic book fans will really nerd over some of the things and bosses DCUO has to offer. The graphics are totally okay for a mmo..there are better graphics, they could improve some things but they are okay. The UI of this game is very clear, new players will not have any problems to get into it fast.

Last but not least this game has one of the nicest communties I have ever seen. New players will not have a problem to recieve help from more experienced players.

All in all 9/10..there are some things that require some improvement but if you are looking for a smooth, fun and sometimes challenging superhero and villain based game you will like DCUO.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
56.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Sickest intro to a game...ever. 10/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3,451.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
What can i say....going on 3500 hours played at the time of this review and still love it....great game that you can come back to again and again! It has MMORPG aspects but is more of an action game...end game content can get a bit repetitive but is always being updated. I think getting a subscription would be better than buying DLC but F2P is not bad either...Try It!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
299.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
An amazing MMO for DC fans. Endless things to do and really fun fighting mechanics. Endless customizable weapons and armor.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
395.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
You can become the next DC Legend with this game that's for the PC/PS3/PS4. But I recommend the PC Version over the PS3/PS4 versions for easy handling.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
this was a great game. there are lots of players and the co-op is great. however for some reason when I talk to NPCs I lose connection alot this started happening when I got to the boss fight with brouther blood. one of my favorite things is legends pvp. but for beginers legends pvp as a hero can be frustraiting and the villains starter is much beter than robin. The DLCs are awesome too. well the ones I can figure out how to use anyway. sadly this game once you get into it is not really free to play. yes you can keep playing when you reach level 30 but you can't level up with out paying more. also the character slots are disipoiting too. you can only make two chartacters with out paying $5.00 for one more or buying the legendary membership wich for a year is $120.00 a year. There are many good things about the game but for the sakeof time and length of the review am only saying the best and worst things and what a buyer should know before purchusing
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25 of 45 people (56%) found this review helpful
2,684.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The main problem I have with this game is that it is (dead), atleast compared to how it was before. It is really hard to group up with anyone, you would be better off playing with friends. However I think the only thing that could save this game from completely dieing would be making all accounts legendary and letting everyone have access to all content, besides the cosmetics ( which you would still have to buy). They would still make money but the game would be a lot more accessible to a larger audience. Other games have shown that this is still an affective way to make a profit, for example Path of Exile< There is a reason the game is dead you basically can't play it for free which is what puts off a lot of players, considering it is advertised to be a f2p game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
151.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Seriously a contender for best MMO I've ever played, and I've played almost every one of them. The combat system is really intense. Universal block and dodge, click combo-system much like Vindictus or Tera. The quality of the game is overall amazing. PvE and PvP are both intense. Not pay-to-win in any way whatsoever. Full controller support. If you are tired of the extremely over-used fantasy setting and plot, have ever liked any kind of super-hero, or have ever wanted to fly around through a city with friends, this is the game to play. Download it and stop reading this NOW....>..>>
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
199.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I reccomend plying this game ive played ever since a while after the f2p model was released and despite the fact ive left mutliple times i keep coming back if your looking for a storyline and level cap to get through this is the place and the story can vary depending on your mentor and wether your hero or villain faction and on note nowadays its the online superpower comic based mmo where you can play both heroes and villains,
as for extended playability thats when it's time to start paying money around T2 as the limit on in-game cash is 2000 for premium players (those who have spent 500sc/£5 or more in the market have extra benifits without having to pay any more) and 1500 in-game cash limit for free to play you'll eventually need more than 2000 cash to repair higher tier armour so i recccommend if you plan on going further you will need to buy a month based or full year full membership which removes all limits and allows you to use the escrow (excess cash thats saved up by exceeding limit of 2000 while selling) to it's fullest meaning theres no limit to how much you can spend or accumilate also you'll have full access to the dlcs and powers+weapons but this only lasts as long as the membership is still valid once it runs out you can't use any excess characters or or the characters with powers from legendary status dlcs unless you have bought them permanently although if you havent you can always buy the dlc or buy legendary again to be able to play them again and also once legendary runs out you will have 2000 in-game currency the rest will be left back in the form of escrow.

Overall i'd say the game for me is 8/10 stars due to the in-game currency limitations but i'd say that this game is f2p but any extension to the game won't be free as to keep it as a good game they need the sub-scription as funding in order to provide the best experience to their players.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
good customization of hero, good powers, story, combat
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
130.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Game has dumb effects, but its really friendly. And only a tiny bit is pay to win
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Probably one of my favorite games to play. Even without the character creation, uh... thing. (My favorite thing about it) I'd still play it anyway. Think the inFAMOUS series on the Playstation, but with a more WoW style.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Now, DC Universe Online is a game when you can eaither create your own superhero from scratch, or base it on a actuall superhero (eg. Batman Superman Wonder Women Flash Green Lantern etc, etc). The plot is this, Lex Luthor makes an army of villans to destroy the heroes in the DC universe, wich he succeds with. But he realised what a monster he is, so he goes back in time to tell the justice league that he had killed them in the future. But he finds a even greater enemy known as 'Braniac' forming a even larger army to destroy the world. But lex luthor has stolen thes things called Exobites which he put heroes and Villans DNA into. So these exobites spread their DNA across the world Forming new Heroes an Villains. Now while branian is attcking, there are other villains like Bane, Joker, Scarecrow, Circe, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, and heaps more to be discovered in Dc Universe Online!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Yet another Free to Play, Pay to Win game. I hate it when games do this, but I still stick with DCUO anyways. Maybe it is my obsession with DC that keeps bringing me back, however it isn't strong enough for me to pay 120 dollars a year to have a full subsription. My suggestion for DC would be to drop the optional subcription and just charge for really super powered weapons and armor that people can choose to buy if they really want to. Thtat would make DCUO the best action RPGMMO in my opinion. The fighting is a blast, the character creation is amazingly in depth AND you can even play the game on a Playstation if you prefer console over PC. It truly is an amazing game, a blast to play and full of tons of fun missions against recognizable badies throughout the DC Universe (or good guys if you chose to be evil). I would absolutely suggest giving this game a try, but don't pay money for extra stuff. We need to let DC know that we don't like the way they try and take our money through extras that should be available to anyone using money you earn in-game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
This game is great. Play with friends. Massive open world MMO, where you can explore the whole of Gotham City. Face against iconic heroes and villains as you choose your side in the fight. There are many weapons and abilities to unlock and upgrade, including the amazing acrobatics movement letting you climb walls and glide down. It's free as well so what more do you want?
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
if only there was a way to skip the tut then it would be a better game and not giving all of the powers free with out dlcs would have been even better my ps3 dosnt need dlcs to use all of the powers at all so SOE eat your heart out and fix the fraggin dl c monster you have made on windows and steam OS because i dont make all that much money and dlc's are always pricy so learn to change the gaming world
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
By FAR the best RPG I've ever played. Absolutely Fantastic.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
it's fantastic
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
one of the best online MMO
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