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Champions Online Review

By BwwDtt | 18 August 2020
Average: 5.7 (6 votes)

Champions Online is a 3D comic-style MMORPG game developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Perfect World Entertainment.

  • In-depth Champion Customization
  • Wide Range of Abilities
  • Massive World
  • Continuously Changing Environment

Champions Online Gameplay

Champions Online features the Champions universe, and the players begin their adventure in Millennium City. The main storyline also takes them to many other places, such as Africa, Canada and others, and the players get to create a unique superhero to fight various villains. You can select from a wide range of skins, colours, facial features and other unique attributes, including customized skillset and specific abilities. However, most of the features require a premium account, and free-to-play gamers can only select one of a few premade characters.

Champions Online provides the players with a customizable levelling system, and the players can learn additional powers and acquire super stats, which can be picked separately to increase the main attribute by a large number and force one of the available group roles. However, free-to-play players cannot change some of the options and have to keep playing with a priorly selected archetype. All heroes have multiple travel abilities, which enable you to teleport, super jump, super speed, hover and many others. Advantage points provide the players with an additional tool to modify their existing abilities to add more effects, such as area-of-effect or damage-over-time buffs.

Champions Online offers a Nemesis System, and it allows the players to create an additional character after reaching a specific development level. That character becomes your unique personalized enemy, and the game offers a significant questline to engage in various activities and challenges to defeat the hero. The players can have multiple nemesis characters, and you can only create new ones after defeating all of the existing characters.

Champions Online provides the players with several player-versus-player game modes, and the game finds fitting opponents for the players with a similar level and equipment.The list of available game modes include the following ones:

  • UTC Cage Match is a team versus with free-for-all elements, and the last group standing wins the fight.
  • Zombie Apocalypse allows one player to become a monster, which can control large groups of computer-controlled characters to attack a group of defenders.
  • Arena-style PvP offers groups of players to challenge each other at any time.

Champions Online allows the players to customize their equipment and craft additional gear pieces and enchantments to increase their attributes even further. You can also complete objectives to obtain more rewards, and the game offers the players numerous challenges and group activities to get even better tools, such as instances, raids and bosses. The project also includes the trading system, and you can exchange some of the items with others.

Champions Online features a built-in Cash Shop with various offers to unlock additional features. You can also upgrade your account to the premium level to be able to customize the skill tree freely and to be able to create a unique, customizable character using all the features possible. The Shop also allows the players to rename their heroes and to purchase additional costume slots upon levelling.

Champions Online fits both casual and hardcore gamers due to its diverse in-game world and the wide variety of available features. The players can customize their heroes to participate in different activities, and the PvP system pairs you up with opponents with a similar skill level to make the game balanced. The Cash Shop allows the players to catch up with the best characters without spending time, and there are multiple PvE activities to engage with friends or alone.

Champions Online System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X700 or HD / Intel Graphics with Dual Core
  • CPU: 2.5GHz Single Core or 1.8GHz Dual Core
  • File Size: 5GB
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or Better / ATI Radeon HD3850 or Better
  • CPU: 2GHz Dual Core or Better
  • File Size: 5GB
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7