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DC Universe Online Review

By BwwDtt | 29 October 2019
Average: 10 (1 vote)

DC Universe Online is a free to play MMORPG pulls its inspiration from the world Of DC comics. The game launched in January of 2011 by Daybreak Game Company.

  • An opporunity to become a real superhero
  • Interesting plot
  • A huge amount of special abilities
  • Good character customization

DC Universe Online Gameplay

DC Universe Online is a free to play MMORPG pulls its inspiration from the world Of DC comics. It’s a superhero-themed MMO that takes place in an alternate version of the comic's timeline. The game launched in January of 2011 and since has gone through several expansions to keep long term players engaged.

DC Universe Online takes place on present-day earth where a future version of Lex Luthor has released exobytes into earth's atmosphere. In the future, Lex has come from earth was destroyed by fighting between heroes and villains, leaving him as the only one left alive. In this timeline, Brainiac manipulated the war to take over the earth without opposition from either side. The exobytes find humans and merge with them to give them superpowers. This is all to prepare for the oncoming war against Brainiac that will determine the earth's fate.

The game allows you to make your superhero or supervillain. You can heavily customize your character to look just how you want. The game has an in-depth customization system with plenty of unique options to pick from. You can select from 15 different classes and 11 different weapon types. The weapons include both short and long range options like a bow. You will also be asked to select your side and a mentor from your chosen side. The game will want you to decide how you get around town; you can select from flight, acrobatics, or even super speed.

The story will change depending on if you choose to play as a hero or a villain. For example, players who pick the villain side can pick the joker, and the missions and the experience gain will be influenced by this choice. You can experience from completing quests or grinding it out with enemies. There are several different areas within the game that you will notice, including Gotham city home of Batman. Many of the quests you will embark on are taken right out of the official comics themselves.

DC Universe can be played both solo or together in a group, and the difficulty is scaled to your party size. Instances raids can be joined from your menu. The combat for the game is free-roam with cooldown timers on specific attacks. You will be queue up with eight other players for each raid. Raids are divided into tiers; this keeps novice players from getting put in raids that would be too hard for their current level. You can also choose to have one one one PvP matches with just about any player you come across. At times this can play into the heroes vs. villains narrative and give you extra incentives for beating your rivals.

The graphics for DC universe online are similar to games in the PS2 era and will run on most newly bought computers. The music for the game is made in the same way as many of DC comics animated movies. The music is a mix of catchy action themed tunes and smooth jazz for the quieter areas of the map. The game is also available on all current-gen game consoles including the Nintendo Switch. The servers aren’t cross-platform as every system has its own server for players.

DC Universe Online Classes

The role of a character depends on its powers. There are 15 powers in game, six of them are basic, and other nine are additional.

Basic Powers: Fire, Gadgets, Ice, Mental, Nature, and Sorcery.

Marketplace Powers: Atomic, Celestial, Earth, Electricity, Light, Munitions, Quantum, Rage, and Water.

DC Universe Online System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 GTX or better
  • CPU: P4 3.0GHz or AMD equivalent
  • File Size: 30 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 or newer

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 GTX or better
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or better
  • File Size: 30 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 or newer