Parents' Guide to

DC Universe Online

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Play as hero or villain in comic book beat 'em up.

Game PlayStation 3, Windows 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 6+

Service is horrible, commonly rip off customers

The gameplay can be both fun and frustrating, but they have a policy of stealing customer money. Purchase don't work like advertised and customer service basically tells you that is how they want it. No attempt to help with problems, no explanations, no offer to fix broken things. This game should be avoided at all costs.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 12+

That's Good

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (8):

DC Universe Online has a strong character creator, which allows players to create characters in a DC Comic Books style, then they take to the streets to immediately fight villains and their henchmen; or if kids choose to be villains, they will fight the police force and other peace keepers. The game is mostly about fighting and the action is fast and furious. Active and reactive, this massively multiplayer online games is much more like console games than traditional MMOs. The fun is in the sheer variety of characters that can be created and the action-oriented game play. The movement system is a choice between speed, flight, and acrobatics, and each avatar brings a different style to its character.

DC Universe Online provides a great variety of missions, both solo as well as for small to large groups. There is an achievement system for players to further differentiate and advance their characters. There is also the added challenge of playing against other players in missions where Heroes are pitted against Villains. All in all, there is great replayability in this game.

Online interaction: Kids play with others online and interactions can vary widely. However, the game encourages positive interactions with missions that require players to work together to be successful. Text filters are on by default and there are a range of tools available for players to be safe and to report negative experiences like bad choice of names, repeated cursing, and harassment. But this interaction can be unpredictable.

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