Grab your cape and defend Millennium City in this comic book-style action MMORPG! Design your hero and costume from thousands of costume pieces, face super-villains like Dr. Destroyer, and create your own unique nemesis.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,095 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2009

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About This Game

Champions Online: Free for All brings epic heroism back to the MMORPG genre with depth that challenges the most experienced online gamers, while its fast-paced action engages new entrants to the online superhero universe. Join Defender and the legendary Champions to stop Dr. Destroyer and his minions in the ultimate showdown between good and evil.

Key features:

  • Free-to-Play: Play a triple-A MMO experience without cost. Play from level 1 to 40 free of charge! There is no box price and no mandatory subscription. Enjoy Champions Online: Free for All as you like, when you like.
  • Total Customization: Choose from thousands of different costume pieces, colors and body types to create your character's one-of-a-kind look. There are billions of possible combinations, and even in a universe brimming with the fantastic and the unforgettable, you can be completely unique!
  • Keep Your Enemies Close: Every hero must have an archenemy. Design your character's supreme adversary, choosing a name, powers and costume for a superpowered foe to bedevil your hero throughout his or her career.
  • Endless Exploration: The battle against evil rages across the world and into alternate dimensions. No other MMO offers players the chance to explore such diverse realms — from the shining skyscrapers of Millennium City and the frozen wastes of Canada to the hidden underwater city of Lemuria, the foul mystical dimension known as Qliphothic, and the tormented Vibora Bay.
  • Evil Most Foul: Battle supervillains, aliens, giant monsters and secret, sinister organizations. Doctor Destroyer is launching new plans to conquer the world. VIPER lurks in the shadows, seeking chances to strike at humanity. The ancient Lemurians are plotting a return to power. And Mechanon won't stop until it has wiped all organic life from the planet. Can you stop these heinous threats to humanity?
  • Hi-Octane Excitement: Combat is instantaneous and electrifying. No more boring auto attacks and lengthy recharge times.
  • Brains Required: Every enemy and super-powered threat in Champions Online: Free for All has its own unique abilities and combat specialties. Use your head or wind up dead!
  • Bring Friends, Make Friends: Our universe is jam-packed with thousands of heroes, facing thousands of threats. Join up with other heroes, create your own super group, and prepare to take on the ultimate threats!
  • Your Powers, Your Terms: There is a multitude of astonishing powers to choose from and the flexible character creation system gives you total control over your hero's abilities. You can even pick the appearance of your powers. Do you want purple force fields? Green fire blasts? Jet black claws? You decide!
  • Bigger and Better: Vanquish evil and your successes will be rewarded with costume pieces to enhance your powers and abilities. Then customize the appearance of those rewards to your vision of your hero's look and abilities!
  • Make Your Mark: All this within a constantly changing, continually evolving story: Villains are defeated. Heroes rise and fall. Cities transform. Your actions may decide the future!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Single Core or 1.8GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X700 or HD / Intel Graphics with Dual Core
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5GB Free Disk Space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core or Better
    • Memory: 2GB RAM or Better
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or Better / ATI Radeon HD3850 or Better
    • DirectX®: ®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5GB Free Disk Space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
75 of 103 people (73%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
remember when your dad would dress up in spandex and shout 'I AM THE DONGMAN' at passerby? like a couple years before he broke down entirely and was carted off to an asylum? yeah this game lets you relive those days
Posted: June 25
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43 of 59 people (73%) found this review helpful
61.9 hrs on record
Currently, the only thing even remotely like the now defunct City of Heroes and City of Villains (aka CoX).
Posted: May 13
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record

borderlands 2 comic-style outlines
MASSIVE open world
WOW-style Dueling
Saints Row-esque street gangs
literally thousands of customization options
Guns, swords, axes, magic, flying, jaguar speed,
skyscraper jumps, dungeons, racing rigs, robots,
ninja, bunnies, destruction, firefights, bosses, and MUCH more

and it doesn't cost you a dime.
Posted: July 21
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
130.9 hrs on record
One of the few Super Hero based MMOs out there that's honestly super enertaining and fun! Champions Online has huge open world maps, and a Character Creater on par with Skyrim's. Completely Free to Play, it offers hours upon hours of amazing gameplay without you ever having to give a cent. Everything that can be bought is completely optional, not required, but still will ehancing your gameplay experience.
Experience life as a super here to the fullest here, with vehicles, secret hideouts, team ups, and all sorts of amazing stuff.
This is definatly a game worth playing.
Posted: August 1
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
You know, this game has one defining charecteristic. Just one. But god dang it, that one thing was so huge that it made this game a joy to play for anyone with an ounce of imagination and creativity.

Charecter customisation.

I mean, you want to be a robotic samurai werewolf? thats doable.

You want to be an alien necromancer that also has hairy hands? I've seen more then a few.

You want to be a duke nukem knock off named retro-man? I've met that guy. Even acted like Duke.

This game was narvana for a role player or... just anyone looking for a game with a bunch of crazy looking super heros. That is the only unique thing about it... but OOOOOH is it such a saveing grace.

But guess what? People done goofed. Due to being flooded with new accounts, charecter creation has been slammed down on for new players, locking out a vast majority of options untill you've spent some time on the game.

Now let me make it clear right here, I get it. I ♥♥♥♥ing get it. It's not good that all these new accounts have been made exclusivly to make more charecters for free. That's not good. It's robbing the company of money. I get it. It's a serious problem that needs to be adressed.

(channles inner nostalgia critic)


I understand that it's only temporary. I get that the lock clears up when you finnish the tutorial, but oh my god this was such a dumb move! The first 10 minuets of gameplay is when you need to hook your player. if you havent done that, there expectations will plummit and most will abandon the game altogether. Gameplay dosent start when you first enter the world eather, it starts the second you log in. that includes charecter generation.

Again, I get it. This massive flooding of accounts to bypass the 2 charecter slot limmet is unacceptable. But there's better ways around this problem. Give players a chance to earn charecter slots. give them more then 2 to start out with. Find a better way! Please! Thats really my one issue here! If it wasent here, I would give this game all the praise in the world for being a ♥♥♥♥ing RPer's paradise!

You know. this is the first negitive review I've ever made, and it's actualy on a game I have some fond memorys of. This is honestly very sad to me.

I'll be fair though... If your willing to put in the time to slog through the first half hour of the game with an unispired charecter, this game can wind up being something really cool.
Posted: July 20
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109 of 124 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,431.0 hrs on record
Do you like massive customization? are you always coming up with characters, and stories in your head? or maybe you like superheroes, and think it could be cool to create your own, then take on the bad guys?

if so, give this game a shot. I've been playing around 3 years so far, always had a blast. although the game's seen some neglect lately by the developers, theres a new dev team on the job now, and they seem to be on the ball.

also, subscribers can not only completely customize how their hero looks, they dont need to choose a class either. instead it's build your own hero using any powers and skills you please. sound good? then try it. because I at least think its awesome.
Posted: November 27, 2013
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