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  • Summary: Players have the ability to create and play as an all-new Super-Villain throughout the game. Set in an expansive open world experience within the DC universe. It's up to you and a crazy group of misfits to uncover the intentions of earth's new wannabe superheroes.
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LEGO DC Super-Villains - Official Character Creator Trailer | SDCC 2018
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    85
    LEGO DC Super-Villains offers a lot of great things to like, despite my small quibbles. The title makes up for redundant core gameplay with its sheer variety of playable characters, robust character creation suite, and abundance of side content to complete. Meanwhile, its relatively by-the-books story is bolstered by phenomenal voice acting and classic LEGO charm. It may not be the mature, gritty super-villains game that many would like, but LEGO DC Super-Villains is still worth your time and money.
  2. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    It’s good to be bad in LEGO DC Super-Villains and you should let out your inner Joker by getting involved… but there’s a bit of room for improvement in this one. Batman still reigns supreme in the LEGO DC realm.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 18, 2018
    80
    The best LEGO game for a while, perfectly pitched for couch co-op family fun. [Christmas 2018, p.93]
  4. Oct 18, 2018
    75
    LEGO DC Super-Villains is an entertaining, more of the same installment in the LEGO series, mainly shining thanks to the interesting story and the character creation system. But TT Games' series definitely needs a long-overdue gameplay and structure refresh.
  5. Apr 26, 2019
    70
    A very solid and fun Lego game that tries to undo some of the more tired series trends by offering up a more interesting and varied style of humour, deeper puzzles and fighting mechanics but most importantly being less buggy. It's really a great title, and though some fans may find the gameplay still a bit stale, anyone who gives it a shot should find plenty of fun to be had and lots of value for money.
  6. Oct 23, 2018
    70
    LEGO DC Super-Villains doesn’t take any risk and stays true to the old formula. But it’s still well-crafted and it’s a good fit for any youngster trying to step in the gaming world.
  7. Nov 5, 2018
    50
    LEGO DC Super-Villains does little to distinguish itself from past LEGO games, to the point that it still features some of the franchise’s trademark technical issues and glitches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 15, 2020
    10
    Best LEGO game yet 10 out of 10, It has a great story with great characters the DLCs make the game better.
  2. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    This is my favorite lego game because it has everything that is this the best of a lego game. It gives you joy and excitement. It feels likeThis is my favorite lego game because it has everything that is this the best of a lego game. It gives you joy and excitement. It feels like the dc comics with great graphics!!!!! Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2018
    8
    There’s a decent amount of characters available and each one has their own abilities and little quirks which makes them fun and stand out.There’s a decent amount of characters available and each one has their own abilities and little quirks which makes them fun and stand out. I’ve always enjoyed the presentation side of things in each LEGO game and once again I enjoyed what both the visuals and sound design had to offer in this game.
    I found the gameplay to be better than ever in this game because they’ve sorted out a few issues that have dogged some LEGO game’s in the past. The story is very well written and the added humour and little details included here and there keeps the story fun and interesting throughout. You’re given more freedom than in previous LEGO game’s and being able to fine tune your created character was an addition I thoroughly enjoyed. There’s a few technichal issues that show themselves every now and then but thankfully none of these issues harm the fun factor too much. I got stuck a few times during my time with the game which was a little frustrating. Overall I’ve always enjoyed playing LEGO game’s because it offers you fun and enjoyable moments unlike any other game. Despite this though I can’t help but feel that the series of game’s has grown a little stale over recent years, well that is until now. Don’t get me wrong LEGO DC Super-Villains hasn’t reinvented anything as such but what it has done is finely tuned certain aspects whilst also giving you a lot more freedom in the process. This freedom then comes in the form of being able to create and finely tune your own character and this without a doubt makes the already very good story stand out even more. Another thing that stands out even more than in previous LEGO game’s is its gameplay. Everything just feels much more smoother this time around and whilst it still suffers with a few technichal issues I was easily able to look past them because the fun factor never dwindled throughout my time with the game. In fact it was that fun that the frustration created by getting stuck every now and then was never a problem either. Without a doubt then LEGO DC Super-Villains gets a very big recommendation from me because in a way this game gives the series a new lease of life and if you’re a fan of these types of game’s then you will no doubt have fun with this game from start to finish.
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  4. Oct 25, 2018
    7
    LEGO DC Super-Villains nabízí spoustu zábavy a zajímavé pojetí, kdy hrajete za ty zlé, což vás bude určitě bavit. Přesto ale série pořád hrajeLEGO DC Super-Villains nabízí spoustu zábavy a zajímavé pojetí, kdy hrajete za ty zlé, což vás bude určitě bavit. Přesto ale série pořád hraje na jistotu a nějaké novinky a změny bychom určitě uvítali. Pro fanoušky se pak jedná o povinnost, ale ani tentokrát nečekejte žádnou revoluci. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It seems like there are 2 teams building LEGO games. The first team is using an enhanced engine that fixes a lot of the flaws of the original, has a tighter story and is generally more enjoyable. This team created LEGO Incredibles and LEGO Force Awakens. The other team is using the same buggy engine that LEGO games have been using for years. Given the limits of the engine bugs are all over the place and the controls are bad. LEGO Marvel, LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO DC Super Villains fit into this category. After playing a couple of the recent LEGO games that are solid this seems like a massive step back.

    Let's start with the bugs that plague this game that we thought had finally been solved. Characters get stuck on scenery and cannot get out except dying. I had to restart entire levels because of this. Characters falling through scenery is also common. The horrific vehicle controls also return along with the races that make you want to throw a controller. Barely touching the stick and your vehicle is most likely going to do a 90 degree turn into something. Didn't this get fixed a couple of games ago?

    Like a few of the earlier LEGO games, this game does not support resuming play after the Xbox goes to sleep. I cannot think of a single other series that has this problem. It should be a requirement for certification that your game can resume after going to sleep. Instead you have to sit through the, unskippable, intro every single time you wake up your Xbox. Why does this game require that I stare at trademark logos for several minutes just to play your game. Hint: I'm not watching your logos. I start the game and go get something to drink or whatever. When I get back it will finally be at the loading screen I care about.

    The story is OK but there was so much potential here that I'm just shocked that this is the best they could come up with. I cannot understand the rationale for making the bad guys behave like good guys for story sake. In all the other games you play good guys and eventually unlock the bad guys. This should have been inverse. Let me play as the bad guy and do bad guy stuff. Then have me fight the good guys and eventually unlock them. But no, the story takes the bad guys and makes them act good and then team up with the good guys for more good. So much potential lost here. You could have replaced all the villian names and you would have had a generic comic hero story. Just so, so disappointing. It also seems to have way more levels than needed. Each level is longer than normal and so they just drag on and on. Almost every level has a boss fight where the boss instant-kills most characters which makes most levels just dull. It could have been several levels shorter and conveyed the same story.

    Fortunately the world isn't as congested with stuff as in previous games. I'm really tired of playing through a LEGO game in a couple of hours and then spending dozens of more hours doing the "non-story" stuff that every game seems to think is necessary now. There is some of that here but just not as much.

    The character selection is really a letdown. Beyond a couple of the bigger characters all the main ones are characters only a DC fan would recognize. Clearly they are trying to reuse characters that had similar powers to the Marvel games as you see the same abilities with minor changes. Overall unlocking a new character was uninspiring. One of the big "changes" to this game is the ability to create your own character but it is mostly a useless point. Other than being a plot point throughout the story and eventually giving your character almost all the super powers you need there is no reason to choose this character over any of the existing. Having a single character with multiple powers also makes it less necessary to switch characters which solves the problem of having to find the correct character to use for a certain interaction but mostly makes using multiple characters (and hence the # available), pointless. I do like how they add filtering so you can more easily find characters with the ability you need (fire, demo, etc) but I think the previous game where it would simply auto-select the character you need when you stand in front of the selection was easier to work with. Also the sheer # of ability filters shows there is probably too many abilities to care about anyway.

    Overall an OK LEGO game that completely messed up the potential it had. If you like the older LEGO games and can live with the same bugs then this is going to be more of the same. But for anyone who has gotten spoiled by the newer LEGO games with the better engine then this is going to be a slog.
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  6. Aug 27, 2019
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Overall great game. Good game play and story. Kept to original back stories of characters. Puzzle solving was good. Quite a bit to explore in the environments. Too a little time to get from a to b , however guidelines were good. Great graphics and sound. A good buy or to put on your wish list. Expand
  7. May 18, 2020
    5
    I haven’t played a Lego game since they’ve added voice acting. I’ve always loved how the Lego had simple goofy cut scenes like in the originalI haven’t played a Lego game since they’ve added voice acting. I’ve always loved how the Lego had simple goofy cut scenes like in the original Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman games. I’ve been looking forward to Lego Skywalker Saga to come to switch so I picked this up while it was on sale to get my Lego hype going. But almost all of the cute goofiness of the early Lego games are gone. I’ve seen really good Lego DC jokes with the first 2 Lego Batman games. But with this there’s almost no jokes. And the jokes that are in the game are just Joker jokes not even Lego jokes. Voice acting has removed a lot of the original charm but that’s not just it, there’s just not a lotta charm put into it. And this game is advertised as a game where you play as villains, you certainly do a lot of good guy work in this game. You’re just Villains trying to save the world from worse villains. And then half way tough the game you guys play as the heroes. Why am I playing as Batman and Superman in the story of a game about villains? But enough negatives there are some positives with this game. The music is incredible and it’s really nice how the game included some of the smaller villains instead of just Joker, Harley, and Lex. We got Mirror Master bois! The DLC levels were surprisingly fun, especially the Young Justice level that got me fanboying. I like how custom characters effect the story, and most of the charm I expected form a Lego game came from my custom character, if only the whole game was like the custom character...

    Overall I’m more disappointed of what Lego games have become. They used to be so charming but now they‘ve lost so much of what made them special. But this is a good game. And I enjoyed playing it. But it always dampers the experience when I can say I’d rather play a the DC Lego game that’s 10 years old....
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