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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. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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. 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: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  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. May 20, 2014
    10
    So far playing DC Universe I have had a amazing time just exploring the popular sights and meeting the Hero's. I Love it! I look forward toSo far playing DC Universe I have had a amazing time just exploring the popular sights and meeting the Hero's. I Love it! I look forward to further developments in the game Expand
  3. Dec 23, 2013
    9
    I've played it for fifty hours, which says it all really. It'd be worth the price of a game, as I'm still enjoying it a lot, but it's free, soI've played it for fifty hours, which says it all really. It'd be worth the price of a game, as I'm still enjoying it a lot, but it's free, so go mental and destroy everything as a psycho villain. Expand
  4. Feb 6, 2014
    7
    This game isn't going to revolutionize anything, but it is a decent MMO. I haven't reached end-game content yet, but I have done some groupThis game isn't going to revolutionize anything, but it is a decent MMO. I haven't reached end-game content yet, but I have done some group content and it is good enough. This will hold you over nicely if you are looking for an MMO prior to FFXIV on PS4. The graphics are not great and seem stuck in the previous gen, but with this game being available on release and also being a port from PS3 I don't think we could expect much more. Besides, how many MMOs that are currently available have the most cutting edge graphics, even on PC? I haven't tried any regulated PVP, but I have definitely dealt with the darker side of PVP being on a PVP server. Opposing factions will grief the hell out of you simply out of boredom (can only assume these are children playing or adults living in their parents house with a grudge against the world due to their lack of motivation to further their lives... because I sure can't imagine a reasonable adult would get any sort of enjoyment out of camping a low level area while they are at level cap just to see that toon get repeatedly two shotted and sent back to respawn). If you can tolerate being in a PVE realm you should be fine, but I definitely prefer the PVP realms even though the children like to grief. I like the armory system and how you change appearance with each piece of gear while maintaining the option to change your style back to how you originally designed your avatar without sacrificing the stat upgrades from the new gear. The first few levels give you a bunch of biker gear and I really did not like it so I was able to revert my appearance back to the dark and futuristic appearance that I originally chose and kept the stat upgrades as I progressed. Questing is pretty basic if you have ever played an MMO. A lot of "go here and kill 20 of these" type quests. The game uses your basic tank, heal, dps system while also involving a control role which so far seems to be movement altering or debuffing powers. It is cool to have some run-ins with known heroes and villains from the DC stables. It adds a level of comfort and familiarity in this universe. Combat is nice in that it gets away from the click and wait mechanics and instead goes with a more hack and slash, button mashing experience (perhaps button mashing isn't accurate since there are specific button combos that perform different attacks and abilities).
    So if you are looking for a game that will bring a new experience this may not be the game for you. If you are looking for another WoW style MMO but with a little more of an action combat system then this could be a great option. I personally take it in in small doses and it works well. A half hour or hour every couple days and I am content. I won't be couching this one and spending 18 hour stretches as I have in my younger years with more original MMO experiences.
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  5. Mar 17, 2014
    7
    VERY GOOD - Hero or villain? The game allows you create a character and your decisions change up the story mode while remaining in the sameVERY GOOD - Hero or villain? The game allows you create a character and your decisions change up the story mode while remaining in the same universe. The story is interesting and entertaining enough to want to complete the main storyline. The fantasy RPG improves from the PS3 version and runs a lot more smoothly. I'd recommend you play with a friend. Expand
  6. 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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  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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