Parents' Guide to

Lego DC Super-Villains

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sometimes the best good guys for the job are the bad guys.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Awesome fun action packed game

The game is really fun and entertaining after I created Rookie (Your custom characters) I instantly clicked having my own Scarlett Speedster the epic cast of characters like Joker, Nitghwing, Batgirl, Reverse Flash and Deathstroke are just some of the great characters in the game no to much violences no swearing now with sexy stuff is were it comes in but not to much Nitghwing and Batgirl flirt and romantic tension is absolutely there but again not to much Harley and Joker Kiss Killer Frost holds your character's hand in non sexual way Catwoman makes a sexual joke about Batman they also flirt and Nitghwing falls on top of Batgirl in cutscene young players will not get the sexual reference. Also LGBTG or whatever people are present but not in story and there sexaulty us not present so there no way to tell if you don't know.Over all approite for all ages

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much sex
age 7+

Great game!

My entire family enjoys playing this game. There are some weapons used, but most of the material in this game is well thought out by the developers to be cartoonish safe fun for fairly young audiences. The levels can be challenging, but a child can figure them out with enough practice. I would encourage parents to play this with their kids as it can be a fun bonding experience talking about the history of the characters as well as the story as it develops.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (10):

This fun adventure game proves that villains can have just as much fun as the good guys, and could make players fans of the bad guys. Well, the worst of the worst in the DC Universe get the absolute best Lego and WB Games have to offer in Lego DC Super-Villains, an insanely fun action game that finally gives the devils their due. This game learns its lessons from the past, shoring up minor failings that have been kryptonite to prior games. The camera keeps up with the action and players don't get lost in environmental clutter. There are character filters to help find exactly which characters can use specific skills. And most importantly, the Customization isn't just an afterthought, but it's a key part of the entertaining story. Players create a villain at the beginning of the story and get to watch it develop and grow as the plot unfolds. For the first time, it feels like you're genuinely invested in your custom creation as much as you are the with the rest of the superpowered roster.

That isn't to say that Lego DC Super-Villains, much like the rogue's gallery represented in it, doesn't still have a few minor character flaws. The biggest issue is its focus on being the bad guy. Despite the slapstick and tongue-in-cheek humor that's a signature part of the Lego games, parents might still find some issue with characters beating up on superheroes, law enforcement, and innocent bystanders. It's sort of like Grand Theft Auto lite, with players encouraged to give in to their dark side just a bit. Another minor quibble is the constant stream of seemingly pointless texts sent to your in-game phone. While these add a little extra dialogue to the story, they serve no real purpose other than wrapping up a mission or pointing out a place of interest. Finally, while local drop in/drop out co-op play is nice, there's still no online features. None of these quirks take anything at all away from the overall entertainment value though, leaving Lego DC Super-Villains poised to take over from the usual superhero gaming fare.

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