Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. All jokes aside, RF Online is a stable and an entertaining game once you progress through the earlier portions of the game.
  2. 80
    RF Online delivers an MMO that focuses more on battles and less on stories and quests. For those who lust after solid plots and definitive quests, they can stick to their "World of Warcraft" and "Final Fantasy XI." For those who just want to log on and kick butt, RF Online is the prescription for you.
  3. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with this game. One the one hand, the people playing RFO are awesome. On the other, the game itself is not so great. It lags, there are bugs, and its definitely not a game you can just pick up and play. I, however, am addicted.
  4. Somewhat shallow, somewhat lacking in content, but a decent diversion for MMO fanatics if they’ve got no other online addiction at the time.
  5. The graphics and audio do give a respectable performance that most will be satisfied with and RF Online does a great job setting up a game that has potential. The tedious nature of the gameplay however may leave the more casual fans of this genre out in the cold.
  6. This is a title that is fit for the Asian style of gaming, which means it is long on grind.
  7. RF Online has a compelling player-versus-player component, but the rest of the game is tedious and uninspired.
  8. Unfortunately, an hour's excitement out of eight is poor going, so RF Online is best played only if you enjoy continual grind with minimal reward. Most of us get enough of that at work.
  9. A somewhat okay RPG with pretty characters and some all right game play, but far too tedious for the average gamer.
  10. Sorry, RF Online: Life's too short to play a mediocre MMOG.
  11. 60
    RF Online isn’t a bad MMO by any means; it simply suffers from an over-abundance of menial tasks.
  12. In the end RF Online is one of those games that will be a hit or miss depending on whether or not you enjoy the theme, gameplay and game world that it offers (sci-fi with a touch of fantasy).
  13. 55
    Without a compelling, evolving storyline, players are left level grinding until they reach Level 30. PvP is limited to only one battleground, and must be fought for every eight hours. As it stands, this title will appeal only to those who are bored of the other MMOs already out.
  14. It has good art assets, visual design, and sound. However, I cannot recommend this title to veteran MMO players or to those seeking to get into the genre.
  15. You'd be nuts to pick this over "Warcraft" - there's just no contest. [May 2006, p.80]
  16. Oh, and whatever you do, don’t do the tutorial. It’s a punishment from God or some other cosmic being.
  17. If there is an intriguing idea buried within RF Online, it's suffocating. [Apr 2006, p.94]
  18. You've no reason to buy this. [May 2006, p.88]
  19. RF Online is like playing an endless game of slow-motion whack-a-rat, without the entertainment of the fairground surroundings.
  20. 40
    The only thing that makes RF Online stand out is its unique art and setting, and that doesn't count for a lot when the game world and background story has the depth of a kiddie pool.
  21. You buy the potions and upgrade your skills and weapons in order to keep winning the chip wars, the Sisyphean point of which is to afford superior preparations for the next war, and so on. [Jun 2006, p.83]
  22. In short, RF Online fails as a PvE game, and its PvP gameplay isn't engaging enough to make up for that fatal flaw. [July 2006, p.78]
  23. Quests just involve killing a certain number of creatures. Nothing more. If that’s all you want, fine, but most folk are going to want more out of a game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 12 out of 20
  1. SteveL.
    Apr 17, 2007
    Repetitive,boring,Potion-Spamming, typical korean grinding MMORPG. You rely on your potions more than your strength on winning the battle at chip wars or PvP and you must be a high level(level 30+ not recommended because that's still a low level now when most players in chip wars are 40+ or 50) in order to participate in these events or your quickly killed by 3-5 hits by other races. the quests are a joke every quest there's kill certain number of monsters.There are no exploration whatsoever here and there are no physics here either. The boss battles here are boring it's the same normal monster but bigger and they do normal attacks or critical hits and that's about it. If you say RF is better and worth it than WoW then you're screwed. RF doesn't compete with the likes WoW,Guildwars, FFX and Everquest. Full Review »
  2. Metalgeorge
    Dec 14, 2006
    nice game!!! it isnt the best game but is good and besides which mmo can you use and android thingy eh? its original and lacks the stupidity of other games quests of just talking to NPCs and then bringing them items (rf just cuts that redious things). And story lines has quite enough just that you dont have to search for it, it shows it for in an report which seems to come from an satellite and saves you time ( its just that some people dont read), this is good so that novices players dont get so lost. There are few games like this one its your chioce or play something different to check it out or you can play WOW just because someone tells you to play it,and wow it has so many to offer....warriors paladins, rogues,dwarfs and a bit more of same races and like all the same. Like i say back then its your choice but first dont take my word for granted just play games to check them. Full Review »
  3. JazzMine
    Aug 18, 2006
    This game is actually great compared to other MMO in the market. The plots and gameplay is quite different. Imagine to choose on which of the three race to side with, then from there battle with the other race, which I think is not present in other MMO. And guys, you've only seen the 1st episode of the game....wait till you get a glimpse of the succeeding episodes. EP1's plot=planet Novus.....EP2...etc's plot=intergalactic wars (yet only a teaser for now). Which MMO offers this gameplay? None of the moment I think. This game also the Archonship ruler for eaver other MMO have this feature? All in all, this is a very addicting and enjoyable game. Dont discourage others, let them try first. Full Review »