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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 Its always the sun...
City of Villains Windows Sharkhead Isle: A mining colony
City of Villains Windows and this down there
City of Villains Windows This guy on the left is hairy Barry.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GameSpy Nov 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
DarkZero 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Play.tm Jun 28, 2007 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Nov 16, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamernode Dec 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Strategy Informer Dec 01, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Netjak Nov 09, 2005 7 out of 10 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 (138) added City of Villains (Windows) on Nov 05, 2005