DescriptionCity of Heroes
is the first Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) that lets you step into the pages of a comic book. Set in the 3D world of Paragon City, USA, you become a Super Hero spending your days fighting evil doers, assisting other heroes, forming Super Groups (complete with their very own Team costume), and mentoring Sidekicks. You are able to choose your Origin story and your Archetype, or style of play. There are hundreds of powers for a player to choose from, including learning to fly like Superman or run like the Flash. This is a online game and requires both internet access and a monthly fee.
- "英雄城市" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Yingxiong Chengshi" -- Chinese title
- "CoH" -- Informal abbreviation
- "City of Heroes: Deluxe Edition" -- European title
- "City of Hero" -- Korean title
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The Press Says
||Jun 03, 2004
||4.5 out of 5
||May 30, 2004
|Armchair Empire, The
||Jun 15, 2004
||8.9 out of 10
||May 10, 2004
||8.4 out of 10
||Jun 28, 2007
||83 out of 100
||May 11, 2004
||8 out of 10
||Nov 24, 2004
||8 out of 10
||Mar 07, 2005
||7 out of 10
||7 out of 10
||Jul 10, 2006
||11 out of 20
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Christopher Reeve memorial
As City of Heroes
is centered around superheroes, some players have set up a living memorial at the Virtue server upon learning of the passing away of Christopher 'Superman' Reeve
at October 10, 2004.
A subscription to the game also, as of 2005, gets you a subscription to a real, actual monthly comic book based on the game, and featuring prominent NPCs from the game as main characters. The game's comic book sometimes features actual players' characters.
On top of a collectible card game, numerous comic books and a pen-and-paper RPG, CDS published two novels set in the City of Heroes
universe: The Web of Arachnos
(2005), by Robert Weinberg; and The Freedom Phalanx
(2006), by Robin D. Laws
. (A third, The Rikti War
, was written by Shane Hensley and due for 2006 publication, but never released.)
Cryptic Studios originally refused to release the game with anything harsher than an E rating. This, obviously, did not happen, as the game is rated T.
Role playing server
Though there is technically not an official Role Playing (RP) server, the Virtue server has been the "unofficial RP Server" since the game was originally launched.
In July 2008 NCsoft
announced the complete merger of its City of Heroes
and City of Villains
titles into one game universe. Current subscribers who only had one of the titles received access to the features of both games, and new sales grant access to both.
Information also contributed by
Weston Wedding and
- Computer Games Magazine
- March 2005 - #9 Game of the Year
- Computer Gaming World
- March 2005 (Issue #249) – MMORPG of the Year
- March 2005 (Issue #249) – Best Character Creation of the Year
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by aerynsun (117)
on Apr 29, 2004.