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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 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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Public Quests are some of the most fun I've had in PvE, and, as I mentioned, crafting feels a lot more like an alternate activity than just something else to grind.
  2. The license is strong, the game is great, and the quality of the content is second- to-none. If servers are stable, players are listened to, and expansion content is as well tweaked, inventive and superbly written as its launch material, this could be the game that savages WOW's subscription numbers.
  3. 90
    Endless depth, gorgeous graphics, excellent polish for a new MMO.
  4. But when things do come together, it can be a near-perfect storm that balances questing, instanced scenarios, and open world RvR that makes it feel like you're gliding through leveling rather than grinding. [Holiday 2008, p.64]
  5. EA and Mythic finally released their star title, and they did well on the lasts months. Warhammer Online manages to include one of the most interestings PvP systems of the recent MMO, and explodes the Games Workshop franchise to the bone. The Old World is live and rich, and it is out there for you to explore. If you join the order or the chaos factions you´re guaranteed hours of endless combat and hundreds of locations, enemies and items to visit, kill and collect. While is not top notch in visuals, it just do it very well taking the player into another universe.
  6. Age of Reckoning is like a rough diamond that needs to be polished. The core of the game is more than fine and will offer you tons of enjoyable gameplay. The only thing that we are worried about is the support from developer Mythic. But if they keep this level of support up then we will see no problem in Warhammer becoming a classic in the MMO World.
  7. WAR is not about redefining the genre, and to complain it resembles WoW is to criticize it for being a fantasy MMO. Where it excels is group-based gameplay. [Dec 2008, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 151
  1. Paul
    Sep 21, 2008
    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
    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
    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 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. KyleG.
    Sep 22, 2008
    Great game, but it lacks a certain polish to make it the best. The launch issues and server population balancing will be challenges that the game will have to overcome in order to become a long term success. Expand
  5. JohnF.
    Mar 16, 2009
    My review of Warhammer Online is based on experiences from 2 open RvR servers, Dark Crag and Pragg. On Dark Crag, I played a White Lion, a High Elf character that I leveled to rank 28. This character has a pet that accompanies the White Lion throughout his or her travels and is called a War Lion. The War Lion grows as you level up your White Lion and by rank 28, it is quite large and fearsome. However, by rank 40 your War Lion will be a formidable beast and will be equivalent in size to a 550 pound male, African Lion standing next to a person. Of course, a War Lion is your pet and it will never harm you. You can even name your pet with a name of your choosing. Otherwise, the default name will be displayed, Expand
  6. MikeH
    Sep 21, 2008
    nice to see some original idea's actually make it into the game unfortunately bad implementation of some features and complete removal of others have left this so called wow beater, reeling in the corner. in addition terrible eu launch problems and bad game performance for an already aging engine wont help make this the classic it should have been :( Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2013
    this game is the worst piece of in gaming history, it's not even a game, it's human waste. play at your own risk, don't say you weren't warned. mythic need to disband and find new careers: garbage collection might suit. Expand

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