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DC Universe Online
Role Playing Game
Sub Genre:
Release Date (US):
January 11th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
January 14th, 2011
Online Players:
SOE Austin
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
364 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
287 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC

About DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online is a game for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC that allows players to become heroes or villains and interact with others in real-time. Set in a three-dimensional DC Comics world, DCUO features iconic locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis and classic characters such as Superman, Batman and the Joker. In this dramatic online world, players battle alongside their favorite DC Comics heroes and villains to aid in solving or committing crimes. The game includes action-based combat and a robust physics system that encourages players to manipulate objects in the environment and hurl them at enemies.



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DC Universe Online is certainly brimming with potential, but until Sony irons out some of the kinks, the various bugs and server issues prevent it from being the triple-A console MMO experience we've been craving all this time.

We like

  • The production values. Great animation, character models, cut-scenes and audio work
  • Teaming up with like-minded heroes/villains for co-op play and raids
  • The addictive and fast leveling up system

We dislike

  • The repetitive mission types
  • Slowdown, getting thrown out of servers and some game-spoiling glitches
  • The clunky user-interface and chat function

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Early adopters beware: DC Universe Online is typical of any subscription-based MMO that’s in its infancy. Though we’re promised an evolving world with brand new areas to explore, new characters to interact with and tons of new missions, it isn’t going to happen overnight. Likewise, the issues with server stability as well as the numerous bugs and glitches won’t be ironed out immediately either. Sony Onl...

DC Universe Online News

  • DC Universe Online gets ninth DLC release, starring Blue Lantern Corps

    Tomorrow, PS3 and PS4 MMO DC Universe Online will be getting its ninth DLC pack, and its first since the launch of PlayStation 4, titled War of the Light: Part I. The content has been available since last week to players with a Legendary Membership, which start at $9.99/month. This subscription pri...

  • DC Universe Online PS4 will look better thanks to new update

    Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that DC Universe Online will benefit from a significant visual overhaul for the PlayStation 4. The facelift comes as part of Game Update 31, with all additional visual polishing also carrying over to the PC version. The game’s Executive Producer, L...

  • PS3's DC Universe Online is a major money-spinner for SOE

    The president of Sony Online Entertainment has revealed that a whopping 70 per cent of its revenue for DC Universe Online has been attributed to the PlayStation 3 version of the superhero MMO. Chatting with, John Smedley said, “The single fastest growing segment of our business is DC...

  • DC Universe Online coming to PS4 - PS3 superhero MMO gets next-gen outing

    Alongside PlanetSide 2, confirmed today for release on PS4, Sony Online Entertainment will launch another MMO in the form of DC Universe Online, reports IGN. DC Universe Online has been available on PC and PlayStation 3 for some time and is currently a free-to-play title. In our own DC Universe rev...

  • 70% of DC Universe Online users play via PS3

    Sony has revealed that a whopping 70 per cent of the userbase for DC Universe Online play via the PlayStation 3. Speaking with, Sony Online Entertainment chief John Smedley confirmed that only a small percentage of the superhero MMO’s audience consists of PC users, proving “fre...

  • New DLC coming to DC Universe Online, includes new Light-Powered Legends characters

    The fourth downloadable content for DC Universe Online is slated for release this June on PlayStation 3 and PC. The Last Laugh pits players against each other in multiplayer brawls, and includes an all-new weapon, and new Light-Powered Legends PvP characters. The DLC includes The Shield, a new...

  • DC Universe getting Battle for Earth DLC tomorrow

    DC Universe Online is getting a hefty DLC pack tomorrow. The Battle for Earth includes three Duos, an Alert, two Raids, new gear and rewards, and the Earth Powers for the tank role. In the Themyscira raid, home of Wonder Woman, you and your friends will have to work together to takedown Brainiac...

  • New DC Universe Online DLC dated

    The next batch of downloadable content for DC Universe Online, Battle for Earth, will be up for grabs on PlayStation 3 and PC on March 13. According to PC Gamer, the DLC will include the new Earth Powers set in addition to a raid to protect Wonder Woman’s island of Themyscira. The raid ...

  • DC Universe Online gains one million players

    DC Universe Online, the massively multiplayer online superhero role-playing game by Sony Online Entertainment, has somehow managed to accumulate one million players since moving to its free-to-play model. SOE Austin executive director Lorin Jameson told Destructoid that “1 million new pl...

  • DC Universe Online free-to-play brings in new and old players

    John Smedly, CEO of Sony Online Entertainment, has revealed that DC Universe Online has seen a significant increase in new and existing players, since going into free-to-play mode on November 1. “We are over 1000% of our pre-F2P concurrent numbers,” said Smedley via Twitter. The in...

DC Universe Online Features

  • DC Comics Giveaway (U.K. only)

    With the recent release of DC Universe Online, we thought now was the perfect time to offer some sweet comics to one lucky U.K. community member. The five books we have to offer are published by DC Comics in the U.S. and Titan Books in the U.K. To enter, leave a comment below (or on our forum) tell...

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