The DC Universe According to Grey is my love letter to and personal take on the DC Comics Universe. It is a humongous, sprawling representation of the DCU with a Bronze Age flavor, yet with modern narrative sensibilities, and it is packed with four color heroes. This mod for Freedom Force v The Third Reich, the greatest superhero game of all time, features an absolutely massive roster of both heroes and villains, including most characters you can imagine from the DC Universe. This mod has everyone from the most famous, like Batman and Superman, to the ludicrously obscure, like most of Hawkman's and the Atom's rogues' galleries. It also features multiple universe-spanning adventures, full campaigns that you can play with different teams of heroes.

Not only that, but you can play as literally anyone included in the mod in the game's incredible sandbox mode! Have you always wondered who would win in a fight between Superman and Captain Marvel or between the Justice League and the Legion of Superheroes? Well wonder no longer! You can throw any combination of characters into the arena, taking the controls yourself, or watching as a spectator! Curious if the Teen Titans could take on their mentors or if Batman's villains could tackle Flash's Rogues? Well, put those questions to the test!

The mod was originally released unfinished 10 years ago and has been languishing in purgatory since then. I have recently decided to come back, update, massively expand, and re-release my magnum opus. There is a lot in the works. Follow the mod or visit Freedom Reborn to see how it develops and to have some input on the shape it takes!


  • 6 (and counting!) widely different, original campaigns packed full of adventure!
  • Hundreds and hundreds of characters, from the famous to the obscure!
  • Maps for some of DC's famous locations!
  • Take control of teams of four (or more!) heroes or villains!
  • Use unique powers and abilities!
  • Face off with enemies and friends in the Rumble Room!
  • Smash entire cities in your battles!
  • Use your destructible environment as a weapon!
  • Classic and heroic flavor to characters and storytelling!
  • Add your own stories and adventures!


  • Batman and the Bat-Family
  • Justice League (including a classic crossover with the JSA)
  • The Atom
  • Hawkman
  • Aquaman
  • Detective Comics Anthology (Featuring the Question and a host of guest stars!)
  • Green Arrow and friends

If you have questions or issues, you can get help from me and the rest of the community at:

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Well folks, I'm back from a self-imposed exile in response to a very difficult semester, and I'm bringing the Legion of Superheroes with me! That's right, the beloved heroes of the far future of the DC Universe are finally coming to the DCUG! I'm hard at work tracking down skins, meshes, and skopes and constructing hero files in perpetration for building them into the mod itself.

I'm having a blast, and I'm learning a ton. While I've read a few Legion stories in my time and almost always enjoyed them, I know far less about these characters than I do about those that inhabit the more mainstream DCU. This was one of my favorite parts about creating the original DCUG, learning about parts of the universe that were new to me, and I'm having a great time with it again.

However, because there is still plenty that I don't know, decades and decades of comics and characters, I want YOUR help!

I'm casting my net pretty wide and am including most of the classic and Bronze Age Legion characters and villains, but if there are any more obscure characters that you want to see, now's your chance to make your voice heard! Put in a vote for your favorite second stringer by posting a comment on this article with your pick and why you think they should be included!

On a more specific note, I'm not huge about putting different versions of the same character in this iteration of the DCUG, so I'm trying to decide what to do with Ayla Ranzz, a.k.a. Light Lass and Lightning Lass. She's had two well-known identities. Which would y'all rather see? Personally, Lightning Lass has always made more sense to me, but Light Lass would obviously be something different, power-wise, rather than just a copy of her brother(s). However, if folks want one over the other, I'm happy to oblige, as it doesn't mean too much to me.

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Here is the current roster: (Subject to change)

  • Blok
  • Bouncing Boy
  • Brainiac 5
  • Chameleon Boy
  • Chameleon Chief
  • Chemical King
  • Colossal Boy
  • Cosmic Boy
  • Cosmic King
  • Dawnstar
  • Doctor Regulus
  • Dream Girl
  • Element Lad
  • Emerald Empress
  • Ferro Lad
  • Invisible Kid I
  • Karate Kid I
  • Lightning Lad
  • Lightning/Light Lass
  • Lightning Lord
  • Mano
  • Matter Eater Lad
  • Mon-El
  • Mordru
  • Nemesis Kid
  • Persuader
  • Phantom Girl
  • Polar Boy
  • Princess Projectra
  • Pulsar Stargrave
  • Radiation Roy
  • Saturn Girl
  • Saturn Queen
  • Shadow Lass
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Star Boy
  • Sun Boy
  • Sun Emperor
  • Tharok
  • Timber wolf
  • Time Trapper
  • Triplicate Girl
  • Tyr
  • Tyroc
  • Ultra Boy
  • Validus
  • Wildfire
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wow great work man where can i get the mod?

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BentonGrey Creator

Howdy MastaYoda, I am still working on it at the moment. I had to put it on hiatus as I finished my PhD, but I hope to get back to the project this summer. Currently, there isn't a public version, but I hope to have a release by the end of the summer, though we'll see. Stay tuned!

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Hello, Mr. Grey)
I am from Russia, so please forgive me for my English.

I just wanted to say that Your work is appreciated not only in Your country)
Thank you, sir)

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BentonGrey Creator

Thank you Hort! I was delayed by finishing my PhD, but I'll be getting back to work on the mod soon!

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Do you have a Batman Returns catwoman model? I had one in the past but sadly i lost the whole package. It also had a custom made version of myself that looked very good.

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BentonGrey Creator

Howdy Mr. Nygren! I don't have a mesh or skin like that, but if you were to post on, I'm sure someone there would be able to help you track one down.

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That is great! However I just painfully discovered that Third Reich does not work on my PC since the game is so old and Steam does not really bother with patching games of that era. I suppose I could probably get a better version from GOG, but I am pretty partial to Steam. So for now I will have to go without. This looks really good though. Woops, replied as a new comment... sorry. ^_^!

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BentonGrey Creator

Thanks Ravensholm! I'm sorry that FF isn't working for you. If you'd like, you could head over to the FF community at, and they can probably help you get it working. I have the Steam version and Windows 10, and it works fine for me after some tweaking. First off, you might try running FF in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 2 or 3. If that fails, the GOG version is also super cheap. I hope you can get it working!

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Damn... I had the original, not sure about the Third Reich and I keep seeing it on sale on Steam, but was kind of ehhh… about it. I am assuming all these new characters for it have their own actual abilities from the comics or are they just window dressing and still using the premade attacks that would only fit what was already in the base game of Freedom Force to begin with? I did not play much of the original nor am I highly knowledgeable in comics, so I simply can not tell by the videos and or screen shots. Thank you.

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BentonGrey Creator

Howdy Ravensholm, and thanks for the interest! Yes indeed, each and everyone of these characters has custom abilities, powers, fx, and art. They are completely created and comic-faithful. For example, I actually just added some new sound effects for Aquaman's telepathic attacks, using the sound from the classic cartoons. Superman has heat vision, freeze breath, super strength, and everything else you'd expect, and so on.

FFvTTR is a great game, but it is a little weaker than the first. What makes it so fantastic, though, is how easy it is to mod and how much amazing material the community has created for it. You can check out my other mods to see a few other examples, and you can visit the FF community at to see even more.

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