Metascore
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No score yet - based on 2 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 17, 2012
    60
    Elsword isn't the most polished game, but it does beat-em-up action quite well. Between the pets, the gear, the PVP, the costumes, and even the boss-rush modes, there's a good deal of content waiting to be plumbed by gamers that want a bit more action and skill from their MMOs. It's at least worth a look.
  2. Jan 6, 2012
    50
    An overall bad game that feels cheap in every part of it. When the matter comes to money it's a rip-off . Fun only in the first hour.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 25, 2013
    4
    Confusing menu's, wildly variable difficult, stiff movement and combat. After that you must pay money to customize your character's appearance. The game is interesting for about 20 minutes, then it is nothing but a money sink. But the story is fairly complex, so some may enjoy it for that. Full Review »
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    8
    As a free-to-play game, this is pretty decent. The presentation is stellar in its color and visuals and the soundtrack, while nothing amazing, is fun to listen to and adds to the action. There is a story, but there's no point in paying attention to it. What this game features is beat-em-up hack-and-slash action that's easy to get into and fun to play with friends. It's not enough to keep you hooked for months at a time, however, as it really is nothing more than a hack-and-slash game and you'll have to do a lot of it to get anywhere in the game. This can take more than a long time as it takes forever to level up. But after playing 40+ hours, I'm still playing and probably will keep doing so for a while. The game is fun and the community is also friendly, and its all free. That makes a good package.

    Edit: In a recent patch, they've improved the leveling system and the bar isn't nearly as high. It's not much, but an improvement. Score changes from 7 to 8.
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  3. Jul 19, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Elsword is definitely an underrated game. Though sadly, not by much. The storyline is unclear and not very relevant. In fact, characters who were once hated are very much welcomed into the communities that attempted to kill them previously. The menus are a tad confusing, but nothing a little experimentation won't fix. Also, it doesn't provide much of a tutorial, but this works fine for those who like to experiment, like with older sidescroller games. The combat system is a bit unbalanced as well, especially to those with ranged characters. However, the amount of customization is beyond amazing. There are nearly limitless possibilities and the game never forces you into microtransactions. The community is a bit competitive nowadays, though. So if you're looking to make new friends, that will be unlikely. The game is fast paced at first, but later levels require an excessive amount of dungeon grinding which gets annoying and tedius. Full Review »