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  • Summary: In DC Universe Online, players will be thrust headlong into an action-packed online world based on the heroes, villains and landmarks of the DC Universe. In the game, players step into the role of the next legendary superhero or villain and are given the choice to save or conquer theIn DC Universe Online, players will be thrust headlong into an action-packed online world based on the heroes, villains and landmarks of the DC Universe. In the game, players step into the role of the next legendary superhero or villain and are given the choice to save or conquer the universe online. Along the way, players will be fighting alongside or against iconic DC characters as well as other players for the fate of the DC Universe. Expand

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 3, 2014
    80
    If you mooch for free off only one MMO this year, make it this one. [February 2014, p78]
  2. Dec 2, 2013
    80
    The best super-hero MMO out there and well worth the free download.
  3. Dec 6, 2013
    75
    Three years after its initial release, the fight against Brainiac still is entertaining and probably the best hack&slay of some sort until the arrival of Diablo 3. Since it is free-to-play the only thing you would waste is hard drive space, so give it a try.
  4. Dec 19, 2013
    75
    DC Universe Online is a title in its own way unique, not only because it is now one of the few MMORPGs available on consoles, but also because it is perhaps the only exponent of the superhero genre to have discrete character.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 26, 2014
    70
    Artistically it's a bit gaudy. [Feb 2014, p.87]
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    60
    DC Universe Online lacks the ‘pow’ of the properties that it’s inspired by, but it’s a decent enough MMO with some solid ideas and a strong following. As a free download, it’s hard not to recommend – even if you only intend to give it a try.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    The most underrated game on the PS4 and best action mmo I've played. I've been playing for years and will continue to do so until this game isThe most underrated game on the PS4 and best action mmo I've played. I've been playing for years and will continue to do so until this game is just a memory. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2014
    9
    Hard to get into then harder to put down. This game wins you over the more time you spend with it. Throw in some great DLC and you haveHard to get into then harder to put down. This game wins you over the more time you spend with it. Throw in some great DLC and you have endless hours of superhero/villain mayhem. Expand
  3. Jul 20, 2016
    8
    FREE IS IRRELEVANT !!!!!

    -wha the heck does it matter if its free or &60. ? -Free just means we get screwed! as the micro transactions are
    FREE IS IRRELEVANT !!!!!

    -wha the heck does it matter if its free or &60. ?
    -Free just means we get screwed! as the micro transactions are insane..
    -They will give you a tiny bit of whatever currency and to get anything cool ya gotta buy itl...
    (Same with THE SECRET WORLD) Another amazing concept/storyline for a mmo but free to play KILLS IT..

    ---DCUO Had/has sooooo much potential..
    --FLYING is fun!
    -The music in villain headquarter/.nightclubs is awesome & addicting.
    -The 'flirty' animation when idle is aweome looking..
    -WEAPONS- 10/10 Staff,dual pistols,hand cannon= awesome!
    -weapon-melle or ranged- 10/10 addictingly awesome...
    --Pretty much the game suffers from two MAJOR problems aside from FREE TO PLAY.

    **1 is the the fighting esp POWERS...if this game just had the weapons it would be amazing!!!
    --& The weapons are 10/10
    ~I love ranged & melee with Staff,,Shield,,rifle,all of them are just STR8^ FUN

    **POWERS- they made them too complicated.. not to use them,,BUT DAMAGE stats.its soo exhausting learning the mechanics of how to be powerful enough to have a high eough Combat Rating to wear whatever armor or enter whatever arena..

    -Like some dude said her ein a review about FLYING- You cant use it properly. like drop someone from high up...
    ---And the Speed & Agility movement are soooo glitch that I had to pay money to respect back to flight.

    --DCUO IS SPECIAL!!! JIM LEE for chriss sake does the art!!! This was my HERO as a kid with X-men reboot in 1990...

    -voice acting is AMAZING!

    -Layout and B-list heroes & villains are ALLLL here...

    B U T-- The story is A W F U L..And with NO STORY=== NO GAME!!!
    ---Brainiac~~!! Gimmie a break... All because Superman is killed in th efuture.. please!!!!

    ----I said this before- This story MUST BE DARKER OR SOMETHING BRAND NEW....
    --Brainiac is tooo boring & disliked,,,,,Deathstroke,,The Joker,,,Shazaam,Batman,,Wonderwoman..
    ALL THESE Heroes & Villains can/should be the new villain that takes over earth....

    ---REMEMBER THAT Animated Batman/Flash cartoon " Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox "

    Where Aquaman is at war with WONDERWOMAN. Atlantis VS Amzon Island...And BOTH hate humans or everyone else....NOW that is the type of story a MMO needs..or an expnasin needs to offer a new storyline like DESTINY TAKEN KING DID....

    ---I cant seem to move on from this game..i don't play it anymore but I want to play it again & I miss it greatly,,,,

    please reboot the game or sequel it EVERQUEST style..
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  4. Feb 28, 2014
    7
    best things : characters customization, flight, climbing, running like flash, team dungeons, scenarios in dungeons and instances, fightsbest things : characters customization, flight, climbing, running like flash, team dungeons, scenarios in dungeons and instances, fights against boss like Metallo, Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Clay Face, Queen Bee, Gorilla Grodd, Pinguin, Poison Ivy, DoomsDay, Mr Freeze and many others, monitored quests (superman, batman, wonder woman), Playing iconic characters (Joker, Bane, double face and others) in pvp, booster gold humor, NPC
    less : solo fights against normal mobs, regions in MMO (outside instances) are often the same, boring after a certain moment, too mush level and time consuming for armors upgrading, raid dungeons very difficult or need best armors level, craft, guild

    Game play : 6,5/10, graphics : 6,5/10, back ground : 6,5/10, lifetime : 6,5/10, sound : 7/10, character customization : 8/10, flight : 7/10
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  5. Oct 11, 2014
    6
    DC Universe Online

    Game-play:The game play is amazing i really loved it. The way all the power are different feels amazing.The combat
    DC Universe Online

    Game-play:The game play is amazing i really loved it. The way all the power are different feels amazing.The combat system is very good and most of the skills are usefull.

    Story:The story as a hero is a little boring but the story as a villain is very good.

    Graphics:Graphics are ok i do not really care anyway.

    Notes:The game have lots of value and it is very good and the online missions where you team up with friends and other characters are great as a hero or as a villain but the game is free a RPG MMO and you expect to be you know free but is you do not pay you cant really play as you want.Some power have to be bought with real money and some items too you have to even pay for the ability to carry as many in game money as you want so that is the main reason for the 6 out of 10 score it could be better.
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  6. Jun 3, 2016
    4
    Ok so let me be straight honest if you want a brawler style mmo this will be for you as you can do all your moves via combos. PvP is fun butOk so let me be straight honest if you want a brawler style mmo this will be for you as you can do all your moves via combos. PvP is fun but not properly scaled when I say this lvl 10 Vs lvl 30's that are super geared. Now for the end game content....

    I hate this game when it comes to endgame content and the fact you can only hold 2000$ unless your a member and don't plan on buying stuff off the Broker as everything is easily 20k-7mil which is retarded.
    Everything is locked behind a paywall a game thats free to play and forces you to get a membership to play there content is NOT a F2P game. I hate that 8 player dgns aka raids reset after a month not after a week.I also hate the dgn system running in a dgn with 4 dps is so terrible cause all the dying and etc and you rip aggro 24/7 if your group sucks and you are good making you spend more money for repairs potions and etc. Oh did I also say a terrible community ran by a ton of teens or kids. None are supportive whatsoever even though I'm always top damage in my group with my Hardlight combo. Just seeing chat where peeps ask for help and instead the ones asking for help get insulted.

    I only enjoyed this game due to customization and sheer boredom make sure you play with the HUD/Ui either hidden or transparent through options other wise it will BURN your tv screen and its a **** to fix because how stagnant it is.

    I'd give this game a much higher score it really deserves one but the hidden paywall you find out about at max lvl.if you are wanting to have more spending money to venture off to buy other things such as Auras via Broker. Take it from me get a month of membership and then cancel it to make sure its something you want to make use of that stupid dlc everything costs $$ theres a thing called Escrow when your spending funds hit cap which is 2k unless you have a membership all your money goes into your Escrow aka bank that you can not have access to unless your a member then it adds to your wallet so get membership at 30 if you do get it.

    Ignore the positive ratings for this Pay to enjoy game there is about 6-8 powers to choose from and rest are locked behind a pay wall unless your a member. I mean you can't even access majority of the end game content about 85% of it is locked unless your a member or buy each DLC separately which is a waste because you'll end up spending more money. Take it from me skip this game and play Onigiri or Warframe on the Ps4.
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  7. Sep 17, 2014
    0
    Horrible Game

    Game Trailers were so Cool but I have downloaded the game and Graphic sucks for next generation ..... I dont know why , but
    Horrible Game

    Game Trailers were so Cool but I have downloaded the game and Graphic sucks for next generation .....
    I dont know why , but it seems that we get a lot of superhero games with poor Game Playss.

    WHY DC ? WHY MARVEL ?
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