First Impressions of LEGO DC Super-Villains


I received a Download Code for LEGO DC Super-Villains so that I could play the game and review it for you. WB Games sent that to me along with a code for the Season Pass with all the DLC content. I have been looking forward to this game for months now and we have mentioned it a ton on Built from Bricks. Well, I have now played the game and want to tell you about my first impressions.

At this point I am several levels into gameplay. It is a really fun game to play. It is filled with the humor that we have come to know from a LEGO game and it really has some deep geek humor as well as the slapstick stuff for the kids. Gameplay is typical of all LEGO games so if you’ve ever played one before than you should be able to pick this one up easily and get going. What is different about this game is the way that you can customize Rookie. Rookie is your own personal character. He is a new bad guy and you can control every aspect of this character from all of the colors and clothes to how his or her powers look when they work. The only thing that Rookie doesn’t do is talk. It becomes a running joke throughout the game.

LEGO DC Super-Villains - Lex Luthor and The Joker

The day I got the game I did a small play-through of the first level. I have not done many gameplay videos and I had just set a few things up. Unfortunately I couldn’t hear the game and plugged in headphones partway through and that took the sound of the game out. Live and learn. If you want to catch all the sound then check out the Built from Bricks gameplay that I did with Brian this past Thursday on our livestream. Brian actually figured out a good way to be able to hear the sound and capture it. I’ll be using that technique in the future.

Here is my solo attempt and first impression video.

Here is the one that both Brian and I did together.

I am a huge fan of the voice cast on this one. They really pulled out all the stops and got some of the best talent in the business. From the DC shows on the CW we have Brandon Routh who voices both The Atom (His character on Legends of Tomorrow) and Shazam. I was so excited to hear Greg Cipes voicing Beast Boy! They even got John Barrowman to be Malcolm Merlyn. Now some of these folks might not be familiar to you but then there is also Michael Ironside who voices Darkseid and Clancy Brown voices Lex Luthor! Michael Rossenbaum, who played Lex on Smallville, actually voices The Flash (Barry Allen). But the coolest get is of course the Joker himself, Mark Hamill. For me he is the definitive voice of The Joker in anything animated. With he as Joker and Tara Strong as Harley Quinn they steal the show. Each time I look at IMDB I discover someone new!

I’ve been playing the game every chance I get, one level at a time. I have not gone back to do Free Play yet but will to try and unlock every character. There are a TON of them to use. I expect hours and hours of fun ahead and I’ll make many more videos as I go along.

Below is the full press release from the gameday launch.


Villains Reign Supreme in the First-Ever DC Super-Villain LEGO Game Available Today

Burbank, Calif. – October 16, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC today announced the launch of LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure taking place in the heart of the DC universe. Nominated as one of the Best Family Games of 2018 by E3’s Game Critics Awards, LEGO® DC Super-Villains fuels imagination, giving players the opportunity to create their own super-villain, complete with costume, appearance, abilities, and a name while playing alongside an iconic roster of DC Super-Villains. Both LEGO and DC fans alike will leave their fingerprints on a hilarious and original story written in collaboration with DC. LEGO® DC Super-Villains is now available for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and PC.

“With the amount of content packed into LEGO DC Super-Villains, along with the Season Pass content in store, there is loads of mischievous fun for players to jump into,” said Arthur Parsons, Head of Design, TT Games Publishing.

“Players will be captivated by the story and adventure, embarking on hours of content including story levels, quests, recruiting and unlocking other villain characters to join you, and exploring the hidden secrets scattered throughout Gotham and Metropolis,” said Phillip Ring, Executive Producer, TT Games Publishing.

“DC has some of the most popular Super-Villains in the world and it’s exciting to see these characters call the shots in this new game,” said Ames Kirshen, Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment. “Fans will love teaming up with The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and host of other DC characters as they play through this light-hearted story set in iconic DC locations.”

“Whether you’re playing solo or with a partner in crime for two-player, local co-op, LEGO® DC Super-Villains brings the family-friendly fun, with a playful, villainous twist that both new and existing players will enjoy,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group.

In LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to a newcomer group of heroes from a parallel universe, proclaiming themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. Renowned DC Super-Villains from the ‘Legion Of Doom’ discover Earth’s newest heroes may not be the heroes they claim to be. With each player’s completely customizable Super-Villain character in command, this team of misfits must join forces to discover and foil the evil plans the incognito newcomers have in store. Players will create their own super-villain character and set out on a journey to determine their character’s purpose within the story. Along the way, players will unlock new powers and customizations for their character, travel off the beaten path for additional story quests, puzzles, and mini-games to unlock rewards and recruit other DC Super-Villains, and cause mischief throughout well-known DC locations including Gotham, Metropolis, Smallville, and more.

The Deluxe Edition is now available at $74.99 and features the main game content, Season Pass content, early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack, and an exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman. Digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark Character Pack, inspired by the comic book series Justice League Dark. For players who want to further their adventures beyond the main game, the LEGO® DC Super-Villains Season Pass is available separately at $14.99 and provides players with exciting add-on game content inspired by a wide range of DC movies, live action and animated TV series, and comics. The Season Pass will feature six Level Packs and four Character Packs, including two Aquaman Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Aquaman, in theaters nationwide on December 2 and two Shazam! Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Shazam! in theaters nationwide April 2019.

For more game information, visit and follow the official LEGO® DC Super-Villains social channels on Facebook and YouTube, and @LEGODCGAME on Instagram and Twitter.

About TT Games

TT Games, an affiliate of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., is the developer behind numerous hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Batman™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Harry Potter™, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO® Indiana Jones™, as well as popular titles LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers, LEGO® Jurassic World™, LEGO® Worlds and many others, which combined have sold over 180 million units worldwide to date. Incorporating UK developers Traveller’s Tales, TT Fusion, TT Games Brighton and Playdemic, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. Additional information about TT Games can be found at

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles.

About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at

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