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- DCUO is an action-focused hero and villain game in a fully realized 3D DC Universe created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee and DC Comic's WildStorm Productions
- DCUO uses a state-of-the-art physics engine that turns the world into your weapon
- Extreme customization allows players to create their own custom hero or villain
- Players will embark on story-driven adventures penned by Geoff Johns and other famous DC writers while the game world's depth will span the entire DC Universe
- DCUO game-play is being optimized for the PC and the Sony PlayStation 3 Computer Entertainment System
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Enter the world of your favorite DC Comics' superheroes and villains in DC Universe Online. Get ready to experience the high-energy action that encapsulates this fabled world, and become engrossed in thrilling battles with or against famed heroes and villains, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.
We join our hero perched atop a granite gargoyle high above the city of Gotham. His eyes squint as he monitors the streets below, searching for crooked criminal conduct. From afar, he hears the alarm from Gotham National Bank and he dives from the darkness into the illumination of the streets. He soars through the canyon of skyscrapers, hearing the buzz of the citizens below that he has chosen to protect. He sees the bank is only a block away — just then a burst of red passes him to join in the fray. As the two heroes approach the crime scene, they hear the creepy cackling of The Joker. This will not be a run-of-the-mill fight for justice, but then again — what is, in the DC Universe?
- Battle with or against your favorite DC Comics heroes and villains, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker
- Live out the action and drama in detailed, well-known locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis
- Experience the intensity of the DC Universe in a 3D art style designed by legendary comic book artist Jim Lee
- Take on story-driven adventures created by DC writers
- Extreme customization lets you construct your own hero or villain
- Use the environment to your advantage with the state-of-the-art physics engine that turns the world into your weapon
- 30-day subscription included; Internet connection and additional recurring subscription fees are required to play
Immerse yourself in the intensity that is played out in a carefully detailed 3D world that spans the entire DC Universe with locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis. Create your own custom hero or villain and then embark on story-driven adventures that have been written by famous DC writers. Will you choose to don the cape and mask to fight for good — or are your intentions more sinister?
Top Customer Reviews
If you want to play solo, buy the game and play away. If you want to group, get yourself a headset (the trick I learned is to have your bluetooth on before you log into the game). I also purchased a wireless keypad, but the game can sometimes be so quick, it shouldn't be your first choice for battles. It is almost required to have some kind of keyboard though, if you want to interact outside of the group/solo play.
Do I think this is the greatest game ever? No. But is it a great game? I feel it is.
I am a huge DC fan. I also really enjoy action RPGs as well as MMOs, but, very importantly, I also like to occasionally solo and not feel dependent on grouping. Finally, I like trying games that bring something new. While some may argue that each component of what DCUO brings isn't new, I would say back that its unique in the way its delivered.
Specifically, when I played the Beta I took one character to 20. I also sat with my son while he played to level 7. His mother used my account to play 2 characters: one good, one evil.
Just my two cents. Hope this helps a few.
Saddened I left to return to work, I'd have to wait to crack heads in Gotham until after work.
When I returned from work I was greeted by the create a toon screen. Character creation is easy enough. The first choice is where to create your toon. I was torn between the PVP vs PVE worlds. I created toons for both PVP and PVE worlds. The PVP world seemed to be more populated however it was glitchy and I had problems seeing who was attacking me. Also I had chosen a villian and there were far more heroes. Figuring that I'd wait til they iron the kins out I then moved on to the PVE server.
Back to character creation. There are several options to choose from and some seem to have some effect on gameplay. After choosing your gender and morality you choose mentor.Read more ›
However, after redeeming my code online and after a lot of downloading and patching and updating, I was able to get into DC Universe Online.
DC Universe Online is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), which is a bit of an outdated term because most multiplayer is "massive" and online now, but refers specifically in this case to a game like World of Warcraft.
You log on, you complete missions to earn exp and currency, you spend said currency on making your in-game characters more powerful. Most importantly, you join the rest of the world in doing this, thereby creating your only little digital niche. An MMO is unlike other video games in that its more of a location than an activity. Meeting my friends in Gotham, Metropolis, the Hall of Doom, or the Watchtower seems as natural as meeting them in McDonald's.
Inevitably, DC Universe must be compared to World of Warcraft. WoW is the most popular MMO that has ever existed and for good reason. Blizzard is an amazing video game publisher and their games are unique, engaging, and fun. I played World of Warcraft during it's first year or so and then stopped. I picked it up later, right before Cataclysm came out, to try it out again. Unfortunately, I had the same problem with WoW that I'd had before: no superhero class. (Really, I just got bored eventually with stale game play.)
In DC Universe Online you play as a superhero in the DC Universe, imbued with powers by a time-traveling Lex Luthor. You will play as your own customizable character, but can play as Batman, Robin, etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game (both in physical disc form and F2P on PS3) takes up too much hard drive data space on my console. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anthony Marsh Jr.
I really like this MMO. Much more then I expected I would. It will give you a lot of hours of fun for what it cost.Published 1 month ago by Richard L Jones
I disliked the product bc no matter what it won't finish downloadingPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
PLEASE READ - this is a great game ... But eventually you start to play it 24/7 it starts to consume your soul this game is cancerous . This game is deadly . PvP is broken . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Antonieta Thacker
I love this game! Ever since I first started playing it online via Laptop. Once I found out It was available on the PS3 I was ecstatic and play hours of this DCU on my days off.Published 3 months ago by Jessica Howard
Such a fun game. I played this in 2011 and really enjoyed myself! Got rid of my PS3 years ago and repurchased this game, but now you can play and download for free on the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul Mills