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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 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
  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. Dec 4, 2013
    6
    My friend made me play dc universe online on ps4. it' free, so I figured why not.

    I played it on ps3, beat the tutorial and never touched
    My friend made me play dc universe online on ps4. it' free, so I figured why not.

    I played it on ps3, beat the tutorial and never touched it again, I hated it. for some reason on ps4 I find it kinda fun.
    it's not the best mmo, it needs more polish but being free, it's nice to try out.

    there is lots of variety as you make your character with different element, weapon, and super hero or villain as your mentor. example, I made a guy who can fly, mentored by super man who uses Staves and the element of fire. my friend flys, also mentored by super man, but has the power of plants, and can heal..

    I have only played about 3 days, but I can say it's worth playing. 6/10 needs more polish but worth trying to all.
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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. Apr 3, 2019
    2
    Let me preface by saying I have played DCUO off and on for more than 7 years.
    This game, if you take it seriously, is a money trap. The ONLY
    Let me preface by saying I have played DCUO off and on for more than 7 years.
    This game, if you take it seriously, is a money trap. The ONLY way to play is through a subscription. Free-to-play is nonexistent. While you can start a game for free, the only way to progress past level 30 is by paying for DLCs or a subscription. IF you want a good character, you MUST pay for it.
    If you max out your characters level, which has become unbelievably easy to do as Daybreak attempts to get rid of some of the grind of leveling, you will spend countless hours, months, and years trying to attain skill points. The only way to get your skill points maxed is to join a league and have a dedicated group of players go through the same joyless content over, and over, and over.
    The graphics are substandard. It's shocking so many people pay for a game that visually looks as poor as DC does. The same physical expressions, the same visual power flourishes, everything is recycled. Even the maps! Instead of coming out with new maps, devs will recycle an old map with new paint on it (Titan's Island for example). When an NPC has dialogue, their mouth DOES NOT MOVE. This fact alone should show how far behind DCUO is with their graphics than most games, period.
    The game itself is very, very glitchy. I'm sure this has to do with the game engine (ForgeLight) which is highly understaffed and outdated. The broker glitches every...single...time...you use it. Large open world events (such as Doomsday spam, Starro spam, GR spam) WILL glitch once it reaches a certain amount of players.
    The culture is toxic from players feeling like devs won't give any updates of substance. Leagues are elitist and there are few players left in the game that would help new players for no compensation. I have seen tanks charge a premium fee just to run content with others. The trade/LFG/world chat is usually crude, full of profanities, racial/gender slurs, and gold farmers. Players offer to sell nude photos for actual currency or subscription fees in trade chat and the devs don't bat an eye. This is in stark contrast with other mmorpg's I've played that protect their game-economies and players with fervor.
    Every new DLC comes with cosmetic items that go for roughly $10 per item in the marketplace. There is a chance to purchase these items in the broker using gold, but be ready for some incredibly steep prices (a single aura could be $30 million to $50 million to upwards of $100 million if a feat is attached).
    I know Daybreak is trying to make the company profitable, and recently on PC, a "lifetime" subscription was offered at a rate of $300 with 4000 subscriptions available. They sold out in a couple of days, netting the PC side of DCUO with $1.2 million. This is after two rounds of layoffs cutting Daybreaks staff by a third in 2018.
    I respect DCUO for being cross-platform, however, this has presented its own challenges. If you look at the ranking system, the top three ranked characters for health would be low level PC players because they're hackers. Once again, this is something the devs do nothing about. I have personally seen a pc hacker go through the Doomsday raid in less than two minutes with no mechanics used.
    Pvp in DCUO is painful, as is the queuing process in general. After a two year break, I returned to DCUO and found...zero pvp updates. Wait, zero? Really? The last "update" to pvp was a higher tier of gear, so additional pvp griding is required but no new content and nothing to address why pvp in DCUO just isn't working.
    The active game population is dwindling. If you play for a couple of months, you will inevitably end up knowing almost every player that talks in chat. It might SEEM like a lot of characters, but most now are alts (I would estimate 1 out of 8 characters is an active player).
    I loved playing DC for many, many years. I spent a TON of money and time on this game. You make friends and meet new people, but everyone eventually leaves. It's a race to get to the top, but once you're there it's a boring grind. I wish whole-heartedly this game had evolved into something better, something graphically stunning, something with an engrossing storyline, but instead, it evolved to meet the monetary needs of the company and it shows in every aspect of the game. The best advice I have to anyone wanting to play DC is: never, ever, buy a DLC, pay for the subscription no more than 3 months in advance, try not to take it seriously, and the second you become uninterested, stop playing and move on to a new game. I hope that in the years to come, DCUO becomes so much more than it is now and players feel included and rewarded in their gameplay.
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  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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