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  • Summary: It is a desperate time for the Emperor. A terrible Chaos Plague defiles his lands, ravaging the populace and weakening his armies. Meanwhile, the Dwarf holds in the nearby World's Edge Mountains have come under siege by a massive greenskin horde. Honor-bound by an ancient oath, the ruler ofIt is a desperate time for the Emperor. A terrible Chaos Plague defiles his lands, ravaging the populace and weakening his armies. Meanwhile, the Dwarf holds in the nearby World's Edge Mountains have come under siege by a massive greenskin horde. Honor-bound by an ancient oath, the ruler of the greatest nation of men in the Old World has dispatched several regiments to assist the embattled Dwarfs, further depleting the Empire's already thin defenses. In this dark hour, a new threat appears. Under a sky darkened by a crimson eclipse, a great warhost erupts from the wastelands of the north. Bearing the banner of Tzeentch, Changer of the Ways, the army of Chaos marches south for the borders of the Empire, crushing everything in its path. With the Dwarfs fighting desperately to slow the ferocious greenskin "Waaagh!", the Emperor realizes that his only hope of defeating the encroaching legions of Chaos lies with the High Elves of Ulthuan. Upon receiving the Emperor's dire plea for help, Finubar, Phoenix King of the High Elves, sets sail at the head of a mighty fleet of warships laden with battalions of High Elf warriors. [Mythic Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 54
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  1. 100
    Warhammer Online has had the smoothest, most complete MMO launch we've ever seen. Game balance and other elements of the game need tweaking but they're all there, they all work and most importantly, they're all fun.
  2. Overall, Warhammer Online is a thoroughly enjoyable game.
  3. Its strong license, great quality and interesting innovations mixed with a fairly conventional fantasy MMO, makes this an online role-playing game to reckon with.
  4. After playing hundreds of hours there is one thing we can say for sure: this is a good MMO, a very good one, maybe even the best. It offers great quests and great PvP and the fact that both help to gain levels is very motivating. Technically, the graphics are not that good, but landscapes and other places are full of details.
  5. Overall, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is a well balanced and fun MMO, that has had one of the smoothest launches to date.
  6. Warhammer Online is the first MMORPG since World of Warcraft was released that actually holds a candle to it in terms of content.
  7. The strongest MMO launch for a long while, and the genre’s deftest ever take on PVP – but its appeal may yet prove too narrow. [Christmas 2008, p.93]

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  1. Negative: 28 out of 151
  1. Paul
    Sep 21, 2008
    10
    Adults rejoice! FINALLY! an MMO suitable for people with lives and limited timespan to play games. They've removed the time wastage that Adults rejoice! FINALLY! an MMO suitable for people with lives and limited timespan to play games. They've removed the time wastage that fills most other MMORPG's. Interface is excellent, Quest system is excellent, PVP is excellent. Expand
  2. JWong
    Oct 1, 2008
    10
    Great game, having tons of fun in PvP. A much needed breath of fresh air in a genre that has too much PvE centric MMOs. World PvP is alive Great game, having tons of fun in PvP. A much needed breath of fresh air in a genre that has too much PvE centric MMOs. World PvP is alive again in WAR. Some of the best scenary I've seen in a game especially the lush landscapes of the elves combine with the awe-inspiring keeps. Expand
  3. AndrewLittle
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    loved it, based around pvp and leveling, this game didnt just throw the same crap Wow does with crappy AI npcs attacking you, but gets youloved it, based around pvp and leveling, this game didnt just throw the same crap Wow does with crappy AI npcs attacking you, but gets you fighting you player enemies to level up... Fast paced and the level cap rounds the game off to around a 10 to me ! Expand
  4. Glock
    Sep 22, 2008
    9
    Incredible game that delivers from the very start. No undersold promises here and the potential to become a true contender for WoW's crown.
  5. Nov 13, 2010
    8
    Very good pvp, great and fun classes, good community, warhammer athmosphere. I have played casual since launch ( about two year ) . I thinkVery good pvp, great and fun classes, good community, warhammer athmosphere. I have played casual since launch ( about two year ) . I think war have best and most balanced pvp, lotro have best pve and most intresting quests and character modification, wow is mix all off these but have most fun dungeons and boss fights. Expand
  6. LeahR
    Oct 18, 2008
    6
    I wanted to love it, and I tried my best, but the game is so rough, buggy, unstable, unpolished, and imbalanced that it drove me away in I wanted to love it, and I tried my best, but the game is so rough, buggy, unstable, unpolished, and imbalanced that it drove me away in frustration. It plays like a fun if lopsided game still very much in beta. The problem is we're now paying money for this. It's also disheartening that Mythic has failed to address the vast outcry about class and population imbalances, and CEO Mark Jacobs displays erratic and troubling behavior where he caters to the demands of a vocal minority (on the IGN VN Boards) while ignoring the rest of his customers. I want WAR to improve and succeed, but right now I can only recommend most people avoid this one till it has had several months to half a year to climb out of the buggy mess it's currently in. Expand
  7. DanG.
    Sep 20, 2008
    0
    This game is terrible because of the choppy controla nd poor resolution

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