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 (148 reviews) - 71% of the 148 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (9,684 reviews) - 82% of the 9,684 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
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
20 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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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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17 of 22 people (77%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
195.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
it is best
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
The missions are not varied and there is minimal challenge, but the universe and how you can costimize your character makes it good fun for a couple hours.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Really easy and fun game to jump into for PVE, if you want to PVP it may be stressful for new players.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
The game may be good the sheer number of connection failures that i had to battle through is disgusting. The launcher is absolute garbage every other game i tried worked no problem but this one just refused to connect citing network error when there was none. Spare yourself the pain and forget about this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
It is still worth playing, the DLC kinda ruins the character customization though, but I would still recomend it
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61.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
An MMO, to me, is about the massively multiplayer aspect. If it's just a single player game in a multiplayer universe then I really don't see the point. This game is neither and both, it's a single player game and it's a multiplayer game, but for me the multiplayer side just didn't work.

The first group instance is pretty good, but I noticed a problem straight away as a Level 60-something joined in with the Level 10-ish's and steamrolled the content, meaning the rest of us might as well have not been there. Later I noticed nobody changed their roles, everyone stuck to Damage instead of setting up as Tank/Healer/Controller, so people died over and over like some weird zerg against the enemy.

Finally, the later group instances are just ridiculous for lower levels. The one I went into was blue level 12 for me at level 15 and as soon as anything so much as looked at me, I was dead in a couple of seconds. This was made worse by the fact that everyone was staying Damage, so there was no Tank to draw the fire. The only option was to follow the inevitable level 50-something around and pick up the loot and xp as you went.

Totally pointless multiplayer game. The solo game is kinda boring and repetitive. For me, not recommended.
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20.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
it wont make it past the launch pad even though it instaled
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Ass à La Mode
119.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
i really would recommmend this game if it wasn't a greedy mess. I used to play this game years ago when it truly was "Free to Play" with only very little super cool items you'd have to pay for which was maybe understandable, but they truly broke this game down to a Pay to Win piece of severely restricted ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t i don't even get access to the InGame currency without having to pay for it... a monthly subscription!!!... i'll admit i put some money into this game to get new powers and a cool skin but there's no way i'm going to pay a monthly subscription to a once amazingly active and actual Free to Play game you guys ♥♥♥♥ing ruined a great game with your ♥♥♥♥♥♥ greed...

But i'll admit aside from all that there is still some fun left in this game! The Character Creation is great although i wish they could add more weapons or even more powers but as sure as ♥♥♥♥ you're probably going to have to pay for it... anywhom yes there is some fun in here... like constantly grinding some of the same missions over and over after you've hit 30! honestly to get anymore missions or storylines you have to pay for them... ♥♥♥♥ it i'll make my own Free to Play superhero MMORPG i mean it's probably not going to happen for awhile... but i love the concept of this game so much but they just have to ruin it with Memberships and Constant begging for your money, this is one of the most money begging F2P games i've ever played

i absolutely hated writing this review... :(
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183.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
Very good game simple, and easy
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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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