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  • Summary: Free Realms is a free 3D virtual world where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want! Jump in straight from your web browser! Once you create your character, you'll be in and playing in just a few minutes. Battle enemies as you search for lost treasure or duel other players. Teach your pet a new trick, mine for gold, cook up a meal, or race your car! When youre ready for a different kind of challenge, play a wide variety of fun minigames, jump into the trading card game or check up with your friends on your profile page. Free Realms is the place to join up with your friends to discover, explore, compete, chat, share achievements and just have fun! In Free Realms, YOU RULE. [Sony Online Entertainment] Expand
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  1. 88
    It's worth checking out for any fan of casual games, RPG games, trading card games, tower defense games (yes these games are so good that fans of the genre should check it out just for that!) or pet training games, whether you are 5 or 50.
  2. The game is about variety, in a fantasy setting, and everything experienced embraces the game and seems geared to make the game player feel at home. Free Realms is an enjoyable adventure.
  3. This pleasant, free MMORPG is off to a great start and holds even more potential as Sony continues to implement new features and additions in the future.
  4. Visit for the mini-games and fairy dust, but stay for the opportunity to spend 2 quid on a pair of magic pants. [Aug 2009, p.78]
  5. In the end Free Realms doesn't show anything really deep or innovative compared to what we can find in other similar games, but it's still a good way to have a first approach to an overly played genre like MMOs, collecting and presenting to the customer a great deal of minigames that can offer something different for each time we log in.
  6. Lot of stuff to do at the beginning, could change in a boring session without chances to find something interesting to bring on. Anyway, Free Realms has so much cool feature that is impossible to be critic with SOE. And it's totally free to play, we can't ignore this.
  7. It's an effortlessly light and addictive indulgence - just don't expect it to nourish you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. SarahR
    Nov 28, 2009
    Fun, entertaining, no matter what age I promise you'll like it. So much to do, it's a little hard to get bored. Money and long wait updates are annoying, but, at least give it a try. Expand
  2. ZorakM
    Jul 7, 2009
    Great game to play with your kids, so much free content that you don't really have to shell out for anything if you don't want to. Enough depth to keep adults involved as well. Expand
  3. Xiru
    May 9, 2009
    As a burnt-out veteran MMORPG player, I'm enjoying the hell out of this title. Do yourself a favor and check it out. It may be a bit rough around the edges, but there is so much to see and do, it should keep you entertained for a long time. Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2013
    This game doesn't really live up to it's name, it's about as free as Wizard101. You can play for about five minutes and then you have to pay a monthly membership. This game is completely loaded with DLC it's not even funny. I bought the "lifetime membership" which is really buying the full game, and the game still isn't anything near what else you get get with the money. You can get Skyrim for the same cost a lifetime mebership costs. Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2013
    Free to play? Yes. Fun to play? No. I more than a little shocked that this turned out to be so awful, it's filled with stuff to do like questing, playing games, or just hanging out with people online. The problem is it's all just so boring, and my entire time playing Free Realms all I wanted to do was stop. Not to mention it's really laggy. I can see kids enjoying this, but as far as I'm concerned this is a complete waste of time and I don't ever see myself returning to it. Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2011
    this game is horrible the combat's okay i guess but everything else is lacking no point what so ever in signing up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  7. KalamH
    Dec 29, 2009
    New update released in December turned this semi decent game into a mindless, repetitive hack 'n' slash grind fest. Alternatives to combat abound in the game world, but they lack depth and the majority of the mini games are identical - 'bejewled ripoff'. The chat system is utterly useless due to one of the most heavy handed word filters in any MMO. No numbers, no words that resemble profanity (in any language), and no privacy to have conversations in whisper without being subject to account suspension. GM's apparently comb through your chat logs to find possible filter violations even in 'Private Chats' (whisper) with other adult members. Expand

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