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Mixed or average reviews- based on 155 Ratings

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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
  • Developer: WBIE
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  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 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  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. 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
  3. Oct 28, 2014
    8
    Enjoyable so far. I've tried a few different builds I do wish there was some sort of training area where you could play with builds withoutEnjoyable so far. I've tried a few different builds I do wish there was some sort of training area where you could play with builds without having to go through the into again but still fun. Lots of options when building from style, weapon, magic, etc. Still figuring out the stores and details of the game but the mechanics are good and its a fun game overall. True the graphics won't blow you away but as others have mentioned its a port and the fact that its free and fun make it worth it for me. 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. Dec 12, 2013
    5
    I want to love this game but it is simply not ready yet on the PS4. While the core game is still intact, mostly, the game came with a ton ofI want to love this game but it is simply not ready yet on the PS4. While the core game is still intact, mostly, the game came with a ton of crippling bugs that make it almost unplayable. The biggest one is the PvP issues they have been having. The queues won't que up and, when they do get you inside the fighting area, it kicks you out soon after. The leveling process, while fun, can be stonewalled if a bug comes around that won't you complete a quest, like what is currently in game. There's alot of things that need to be fixed for the PS4 version before it can be called a finished product and given a score. Till then, this is my placeholder and my warning to anyone who might be interested in the game on the new console: Give it time. Give them time to work out all the bugs and then you'll find a wonderful MMO that is fairly different from the rest of the stuff out there. Expand
  6. Nel
    Jan 11, 2017
    2
    Very messy game. Free to download, and a lot of stuff to pay for if you wish to enjoy it properly. The game works like an MMO kinda, and itVery messy game. Free to download, and a lot of stuff to pay for if you wish to enjoy it properly. The game works like an MMO kinda, and it is very repetitive. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2016
    0
    Here is the TRUTH OK, this game is bad. I am talking, Superman 64, Aquaman 64 , E.T. bad. The only single redeeming "quality" is the topHere is the TRUTH OK, this game is bad. I am talking, Superman 64, Aquaman 64 , E.T. bad. The only single redeeming "quality" is the top notch voice acting. And that's only good thing about this game. This game belongs , in the very same place they dug up those E.T. cartridges in desert. This game should have never, been conceived period. As a matter of fact , this game gives anything DC Comics related? A permanent "black eye" this also explains why the new 52 came and went, and ultimately failed. I wouldn't wish this game , on my worst enemy? Check that, actually I would. The worst thing is that you could ever do, is download and play this game. It's a complete and utter , waste of time. And that's the TRUTH! Expand

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