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City of Heroes (PC)

City of Heroes (PC)
alaScore 83

274 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The story and gameplay are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the value for money.

graphics, gameplay, story, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the City of Heroes (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for City of Heroes (PC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of City of Heroes (PC) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other PC Games on Amazon.com.

graphics, story, gameplay, usability, design

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: City of Heroes

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City of Heroes (PC)

 

City of Heroes is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game...but don't hold that against it. If you've tried one of these types of games lately, then you know they can be clunky, hard to get into, slow-paced, and prohibitively time-consuming....

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City of Heroes: Going Rogue

 

Amongst the recent horror stories surrounding failed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games such as Tabula Rasa and (especially) APB, it's refreshing to see one of the old guard still going strong. Going Rogue is the second major expansion release...

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City of Heroes

 

Evil must be smited! Smitten? Aw, screw it - just blast the bastards

A comic-book fan's dream come true ; It's easy to team up with friends ; Character creation almost too much fun

There's no real crafting system ; Traveling around is a pain until level 14 ; Without a gig of RAM, loading times chug

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City of Heroes

 

I'm going to come right out at the beginning of this review, throw out all pretense of credibility and journalistic integrity and just say that city of Heroes is not only one of my favorite games, but that it is nearly impossible for me to review. Oh,...

Multple hero types ; Storylines ; Free expansions ; Looks good without taxing the computer

Cheap deaths ; Character creation has a few glaring mis-steps

Cryptic Studios and NCSoft should be commended for creating a MMORPG that emphasizes teamwork while still kicking major ass. City of Heroes lets players live out their hero fantasies, and it is well worth the price of admission.

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City of Heroes Special DVD Edition on PC games

 

Special DVD Edition

See you in Paragon City!

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City of Heroes on PC games

 

City of Heroes

So in short, City of Heroes is the MMORPG that breaks all of the rules. It is unlike anything else in the genre, with an appealing theme that has been executed magnificently. If you like the 15 hour level grinding and buying of a whole array of items...

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City of Heroes

 

There's nothing quite like a little super hero gaming to go with a summer that contained the release of one of the best super hero franchises to hit Hollywood. After seeing Spiderman 2, try your hand at creating your own super hero in City of Heroes. ...

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City of Heroes PC Review

 

Grab your tights! It's time to embark on a war against crime in Paragon City! Despite what a lot of people think, not all nerds like EverQuest. It's quite possible that this came about because we would rather read comic books instead of anything by...

This is not to say that weapons are not available to players; they can be chosen during character creation, but they cannot be changed out for a different item once that avatar has been finalized. Instead, there are upgrade slots that are attached to...

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City of Heroes Review

 

Spider-Man, Superman, Batman... they ain't got nothin' on you. That is, once you get your hands on NCsoft's latest.

If by now I haven't convinced you that this is the greatest videogame since Pong, and you've either collected comic books in the past or ever thought about being a superhero... this is your game and you owe it to yourself to give it a shot. I'll even...

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City of Heroes Review

 

The MMORPG market is currently packed with titles, and it's becoming a very strange genre - the behemoth of publishers, EA, can't seem to find a hit massive multiplayer game, and the little independent studios are finding moderate to great success with...

City of Heroes is a great MMORPG with solid, fun gameplay and a style all its own. It doesn't seem like high level players have much to look forward to, but time will tell if new and exciting stuff will open up for them. While CoH seems a little less...

Product Specifications

Paragon City is a breathtaking virtual metropolis that needs help. With a custom made comic book inspired hero, players take to the streets, skies and even the sewers to fight against the onslaught of criminal gangs, monsters and alien invaders that menace the city. Whether fighting alone or teaming up with fellow heroes, the super-powered action is non-stop! With City of Heroes' revolutionary character creation system, creating the hero you've always wanted to be is a snap. Almost a game in itself, character creation allows players to make over a billion different combinations including color, physical dimensions, ornaments, hairstyle, skin color, gender, clothing styles and much more. Players also can choose from multiple archetypes and dozens of power sets, allowing their avatars to reflect their unique tastes and vision.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Action - adventure / Action - fighting
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Online Play: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:NCsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:City of Heroes

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
Platform:Windows
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