City of Villains (Windows)

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Description

City of Villains is both the first expansion for City of Heroes, and a standalone game. In it, you can play a villain, rob banks and fight heroes, all while advancing your own schemes. You can also form Strike Forces to take out heroic threats, create Villain Groups and make hidden lairs and headquarters.

City of Villains is an MMOG, and requires an Internet connection and a monthly charge.

Screenshots

City of Villains Windows Lord Recluse, head of the arachnos.
City of Villains Windows Der Maschinist without metal mask.
City of Villains Windows Sharkhead Isle: A mining colony
City of Villains Windows Cap Au Diable

Alternate Titles

  • "恶棍城市" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
DreamStation.cc Apr 03, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central Nov 29, 2005 4.2 out of 5 84
Play.tm Jun 28, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Maximum PC Feb 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
Diehard GameFan Nov 03, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 14, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

References

The game has an Arachnos soldier NPC with the name "Jenkins". He usually keeps getting himself captured and you have to rescue him. As confirmed by the game's developer, this is a nod to the Leeroy Jenkins phenomenon from World of Warcraft. You can find out more about it in the related links of the World of Warcraft game entry.

Universe merge

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.

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be34269 (139) added City of Villains (Windows) on Nov 05, 2005