Online role playing game set in the DC Comics universe
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Sony Online Entertainment
DC Universe Online is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game that features your favorite characters from the DC world of comic books. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and the rest of the Justice League make appearances. The game also features popular villains, including the Joker and Catwoman. Those looking for something different can create their own character and play against the heroes and foes from DC Comics.
Character creation is one of the best features of the game. You decide how you want your character to look. The game lets you choose body style, hair color and eye color. You also get to pick costumes and accessories and choose the colors that you want for a completely customized superhero. After creating a character, the game asks players to decide who they want as a mentor. If you pick Wonder Woman, Superman or one of the other superheroes, the game lets you play as a hero, but you can also choose Lex Luthor or another villain and play as one of the bad guys.
DC Universe Online took a page from other popular MMO games. Before even starting the game, you need to a travel power, other powers, special skills and weaponry. All the decisions that you make early on with either help or hinder your progress throughout the game. After finally starting to play, the game makes you go through a series of introductory levels that teach you how to navigate throughout the world. Those with experience playing other MMO games will find the tutorials dull and even a little boring.
As an MMO game, DC Universe Online lets players compete against each other in large scale battles that mimic the scenes shown in some of the company's hit films. Before reaching those battles, players need to complete certain missions. These missions lead players throughout the virtual world and encourage them to interact with other players and characters. After moving up through the ranks, some players find that the missions are dull and repetitive.
Superhero fans will likely find few flaws with this game. The graphics are highly impressive, and as they work their way through the game, players get the chance to explore Gotham and other cities found in the comic books. They can also unlock some of their favorite characters and interact with those characters. Moreover, they can pick up advice and tips that help them improve their standings and compete against higher level players. It's the ultimate game for any comic book fan.