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Release Date: Nov 2, 2011
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About the 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
74 of 88 people (84%) found this review helpful
34.9 hrs on record
Awesome concept carried out decently. The combat is good and is mostly fluid, and PvP is a lot of fun. The quests can get a bit dull, but they break the regular MMO grind by throwing in boss fights every few missions and lots of rewards for exploration and story completion. The story itself is decent enough, especially in Gotham where you take on Bane and Scarecrow. The only major flaw in the story is the HORRENDOUS voice acting for the Brainiac characters and most of the cops in the nightclubs and police stations. The voice acting on those characters is so laughably awful it completely breaks immersion and sometimes actually makes me laugh aloud. However I will say that the voice acting on the hero and villain NPCs (Joker, Superman, etc.) is fantastic. It's really awesome to fight alongside Batwoman to take down Scarecrow, or Superman to take down the Brainiac horde. There are also some annoying things that should be addressed:

1) When flying/running near enemies, if they attack you just once it slows your movement speed drastically, making navigating the city below the rooftops nearly impossible.

2) Sometimes stun abilities just won't work on certain enemies with no explanation as to why. There was a boss fight in which we fought Power Girl and she was regular size, no outstanding special abilities, but was completely immune to being stunned or knocked down, which was annoying because my character was control and that's the entire point of my build.

3) The flow of melee attacks can be awkward at times, mostly due to desync between players.

4) Enemies that have stun and knockdown use it CONSTANTLY, and you have to sit there spamming shift to get out of it.

Overall I give the game 7.5 out of 10, and would give it an 8 if they patched some of the player desync issues.

ALSO, forgot to mention, the game has a decent community and a lot of older players are helpful to new players.
Posted: June 24
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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
889.8 hrs on record
Play it for the story and the great character costumization and progress.

Its a very niche game for people who like comics, you will love it the more you are into comics. There is some great changes comming into the game with every update but sadly most of them aren't acessible my free players. We got weapon mastery for all players thankfully, but aditional trinkets or lairs are heality restricted as a free player.

The end-game is just not worth it if you are not subscribed, even by buying the DLCs and stuff you will be restricted of the in-game currency, and if you are not paying at all you won't be able to progress at all in PVE or PVE to the latests tiers, but this doesn't change how amazing the base game is on its own. I think I had bought almost all the DLCs until the Wonderwoman one, and really have enjoyed it for as long as I have played it.

Heroe side is more populated so I don't recomend playing a villian unless you are going to be in a guild, that is only for end-game.

It has its flaws and its redeeming qualities, try it out and see for yourself.
Posted: June 30
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44 of 54 people (81%) found this review helpful
823.9 hrs on record
Do you enjoy DC Comics?

Would you like to explore Metropolis, Gotham, and Watchtower?

Do you want to create a superhero or villain?

Do you want to fight alongside & against Iconic DC Heroes & Villains.

Do you want to bring about havok or maintain order through violence?


If you answered yes to any of these questions you should play this game.

Posted: June 29
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123 of 223 people (55%) found this review helpful
991.9 hrs on record
The Bad:
People refuse to play with characters under Lv30, PVP is just a place for Lv30 characters to gang-stomp low level characters, over-priced features (DLCs ect...), auction house is a total rip-off, half the rewards are crap, other half are under powered when you consider the hell grin you go through to get them. powers are out of balance, takes forever to update game, when the updates work.
The Good:
Better than average character creation. Good open-world settings. Well known setting
Posted: July 11
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.3 hrs on record
I was tired of mmos after playing wow for a few years but have found this to be quite enjoyable. Hey I made a Character with a combination of Green Arrow and Poison Ivy's powers with Superman's heat vision! What's not to like. Plus its totally fun to scale tall buildings!
Posted: August 20
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207 of 251 people (82%) found this review helpful
3,046.5 hrs on record
One of the most fluid combat and movement systems in any MMO to date. A remarkable balance between gear dependancy and flexible, action-based combat makes the game progressively more interesting as you fight your way through a variety of well designed maps and boss mechanics. However, the skill system may seem rather simplistic at times.

Content is plenty, often you may find yourself re-running certain raids and instances for marks and specific gear but the polished combat system makes this experience anything but a grind.

There is a good amount of character customisation and an impressive amount of clothing items ranging from casual, iconic to just plain wacky. This combined with a wide range of power sets allows you to make a character specific to you.

A caveat: The free to play model of this game is severly limited. Bank space, inventory, money (all of which necessary for a comfortable progression) are restricted to a point of frustration, especially as you enter harder raids, where a single potion (soda) can entirely drain your bank balance. While it is possible to individually increase these assets, doing so, and buying the many content DLCs, will cost upwards of $100 or a $15 a month subscription.
Posted: December 3, 2013
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