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City of Heroes (Windows)

City of Heroes Screenshots

Windows version

City of Heroes Windows Superhero Flying

Superhero Flying

City of Heroes Windows Log-in screen

Log-in screen

City of Heroes Windows Server selection screen

Server selection screen

City of Heroes Windows What you see when you first log in for the first time.

What you see when you first log in for the first time.

City of Heroes Windows There are five basic archetypes, and five origins.  We'll pick a Magic Tanker to demonstrate the character creation section.

There are five basic archetypes, and five origins. We'll pick a Magic Tanker to demonstrate the character creation section.

City of Heroes Windows Each Archetype has a Primary powerset and a Secondary powerset. You get Primary powers more frequently as you level up, and you get to choose one of two primary powers for new characters.

Each Archetype has a Primary powerset and a Secondary powerset. You get Primary powers more frequently as you level up, and you get to choose one of two primary powers for new characters.

City of Heroes Windows Secondary powers come less frequently as you level up, and you only get one to choose from for a new character.

Secondary powers come less frequently as you level up, and you only get one to choose from for a new character.

City of Heroes Windows Once you've selected your powers, you go to the rather extensive character customization screen.

Once you've selected your powers, you go to the rather extensive character customization screen.

City of Heroes Windows Since we're going to make a Tanker, let's push all the sliders to the max...

Since we're going to make a Tanker, let's push all the sliders to the max...

City of Heroes Windows You can spend hours just in the character creation screen, playing with the settings.

You can spend hours just in the character creation screen, playing with the settings.

City of Heroes Windows Sliders give you complete customization of your character's head shape.  Combined with the various facial types, you have a wide range of looks for your character.

Sliders give you complete customization of your character's head shape. Combined with the various facial types, you have a wide range of looks for your character.

City of Heroes Windows Adding some special effects like color blends and chest emblems, and suddenly our Ice-based Tanker has an appropriate costume.

Adding some special effects like color blends and chest emblems, and suddenly our Ice-based Tanker has an appropriate costume.

City of Heroes Windows Once you've selected the powers and created the costume for your hero, you can name him, provide him with a background origin story, and even give him a battle cry.

Once you've selected the powers and created the costume for your hero, you can name him, provide him with a background origin story, and even give him a battle cry.

City of Heroes Windows The look of your character is limited only by your imagination.  Your character's appearance can range from the ridiculous...

The look of your character is limited only by your imagination. Your character's appearance can range from the ridiculous...

City of Heroes Windows ...to the sublime.

...to the sublime.

City of Heroes Windows If you're having trouble coming up with a costume concept, just hit the Random button a few times...

If you're having trouble coming up with a costume concept, just hit the Random button a few times...

City of Heroes Windows This is what a character selection screen looks like after you've made a few characters.

This is what a character selection screen looks like after you've made a few characters.

City of Heroes Windows Paragon City is full of titanic statuary, honoring heroes of ages past.

Paragon City is full of titanic statuary, honoring heroes of ages past.

City of Heroes Windows A citizen in peril from the minions of the evil Dr. Vahzilok!

A citizen in peril from the minions of the evil Dr. Vahzilok!

City of Heroes Windows One bad guy down, and one to go...

One bad guy down, and one to go...

City of Heroes Windows You can switch your perspective to 3rd person if you want action shots of your character taking out the bad guys.

You can switch your perspective to 3rd person if you want action shots of your character taking out the bad guys.

City of Heroes Windows La Cosa Nostra gets up close and personal with a bad guy.

La Cosa Nostra gets up close and personal with a bad guy.

City of Heroes Windows The thanks of a grateful citizen.

The thanks of a grateful citizen.

City of Heroes Windows La Cosa Nostra starts a mission to save the citizens of Paragon City!  No pressure!  No pressure!

La Cosa Nostra starts a mission to save the citizens of Paragon City! No pressure! No pressure!

City of Heroes Windows Nothing like hunting zombies in the sewers to ratchet up your dry cleaning bill...

Nothing like hunting zombies in the sewers to ratchet up your dry cleaning bill...

City of Heroes Windows As you complete missions, word gets around about how great you are.  People on the street talk about your latest exploits.

As you complete missions, word gets around about how great you are. People on the street talk about your latest exploits.

City of Heroes Windows After a long day saving Paragon City from the Forces of Evil(tm), La Cosa Nostra, the Flying Mafioso, relaxes and checks the TV listings to see what's on tonight...

After a long day saving Paragon City from the Forces of Evil(tm), La Cosa Nostra, the Flying Mafioso, relaxes and checks the TV listings to see what's on tonight...