DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the DC Universe. Sony Online Entertainment’s stated goal is to make a different kind of MMORPG. SOE is working to make DC Universe Online more interactive than standard MMORPGs, while trying to keep their key elements, which include a leveling system, raid instances, endgame progression and inventories. The world is mainly shared, public space instead of heroes or villains owning territory. The public space features dynamically-generated content designed for both hero and villain player characters (uniquely created by the player, who cannot choose DCU stalwarts).
DCU Online has just gotten out of beta, and many players are eager to start playing it. The game is not nearly as hyped as most other MMORPG titles usually are, therefore the aren’t that many fansites, forums and blog talking about the game. The amount of useful information a new player can get about the game without actually playing it for countless hours is ridiculously low, unless you happened to come across a quality strategy and leveling guide.
The guide reviews below will hopefully give you an idea why it’s good to have one such good guide, and where you can get it.
- Razer DC Universe Mastery Guide – Rated 10/10
- Killerguides DC Universe Strategy Guide – Rated 9/10
- DC Universe Secrets Guide – Rated 7.5/10
1. Razer DC Universe Mastery Guide
Razer DC Universe Online Mastery Guide is not the first nor the last guide I’ve read for this game, but it certainly is the best one. It has many, many different chapters explaining pretty much anything you’d want to know about this game.
We’ll kick it off with a review of the leveling guide, which I’m sure most of you are interested in. Basically, it’s awesome. It has a great deal of missions and quests listed with detailed descriptions and guides on how and where to complete them. In addition it provides maps so you’ll never get lost. That’s unfortunately not something I’ve found in other guides.
As for other content, it has guides about powers, abilities, mentors, items, PvP and a lot more. It’s all very well done, nicely written and outlined and anyone will be able to follow and understand the tips and strategies explained.
Razer DC Universe Guide is at the moment my definite recommendation and I advise you to give it a try and see why it’s so good.
2. Killerguides DC Universe Online Strategy Guide
A well known and popular publisher of MMORPG guides, Killerguides was the first publisher who released a DC Universe strategy and leveling guide. Even though their guide is really good in my opinion, Razer guide above is much more detailed and still my favorite read whenever I need to look up some information about DC Universe Online.
Killerguides DCUO strategy guide includes several different chapters: powers and abilities guide, group and solo strategies, skill point recommendations and more. The biggest and most important part is of course the leveling guide, which is nicely outlined and will help you get to the level cap faster.
In addition, Killerguides does have a guide to questing and PvP as well, but whether you want to get those or not is up to you. Basically, you can check Killerguides guide out if you’re for some reason looking for an alternative to Razer guide, but other than that you can skip it.
3. DC Universe Online Secrets Guide
The last one on my list of DC Universe leveling guides is Tony Sanders’ DCUO Secrets Guide. This guide has a few things going for it and it’s a decent guide, but it’s quickly falling behind with the updates and constant new content being put into other guides.
It does contain many info that you can find in other guides, but it’s just not as detailed and comprehensive as Razer or Killerguides above.
Overall, I would recommend you check out one of the two guides above rather than downloading DC Universe Secrets Guide, which you might regret later on.