As much fun as it is to fight alongside the likes of Robin and Catwoman, your friends also play a massive part in DC Universe Online. A colossal online arena open to thousands of players, this is one game that is constantly abuzz with activity. By interacting with a legion of other player controlled heroes and villains, you're never playing in a fortress of solitude.
Your first step into a world of adventure is through the creation of your very own superhuman, and this process is a joy thanks to a wealth of options to tailor your character. Templates inspired by DC Comics icons such as Batman and The Joker can be used or you can create someone entirely new.
Your handiwork's appearance and abilities are formed by a choice of gender, build, personality, costume, power groups, weapons and even the way you move. Do you like to fly or prefer acrobatics? Love to have ice powers or something more magic based? You can even choose a mentor, such as Lex Luthor or Wonder Woman, which influences the type of armour and weaponry you can use.
Once your work of comic book genius is ready, you can enter the world and engage in running battles with other players, chat, go on quests together or just hang out and watch others bound around cityscapes and light up the streets with energy beams. There are many events and activities to join, from massive organised brawls to the Legend simulations where you can assume control of an established character such as Nightwing, join a team and take on other players in ready-made scenarios.
Online battles are swift and intense. Button mashing won't get you very far as strategy and thoughtful use of your powers is rewarded with victory and acclaim from your peers. The richness of the DC Universe creates an irresistible appeal only matched by the sheer number of different players and abilities you'll encounter on your travels. Where will you take your friends? Jump in with some buddies and make your mark on the DC Universe.