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  • Summary: Create your own champions, each with unique powers, appearances and skills in this Action RPG. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and the supremacy ofCreate your own champions, each with unique powers, appearances and skills in this Action RPG. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and the supremacy of evil. Champions of Norrath allows gamers to create their own unique hero to journey from the city of Faydwer into the wilds of Norrath to save the land from a gathering army of evil orcs and goblins. Players can adventure alone or with a band of up to three other players either over the Internet or on a single PlayStation 2 system with a Multitap. Import player characters into friends' games using a memory card and then take them home to play solo--the play options offer console gamers the freedom to play anytime and from any location. Champions of Norrath offers players more than 100 hours of gameplay per player character, unlimited battles, deadly missions and unmatched character customization in an enthralling fantasy world. [Sony Online Entertainment] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Right from the start in the tree kingdom of Kelethin, you are plunged into hack’n’slash heaven. The graphics are some of the best on the PS2, and there is plenty of variation in the gameplay.
  2. CoN glued me to my couch for hours on end with its refined take on the genre. It certainly hasn’t revolutionized the genre, but it’s pushing the genre in the direction it should be going and in the end, that’s almost as good.
  3. This game has little to do with Everquest, but it has everything to do with simple hack and slash action and plenty of features to keep you coming back.
  4. Although it borrows heavily from "Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II," Champions of Norrath: Realms of Everquest is an improved experience full of visual and audio beauty, and outstanding gameplay.
  5. That all of this fun is hampered somewhat by some noticeable bugs, which could have and should have been addressed before the game's release, is a shame. However, Champions of Norrath is still truly great, warts and all.
  6. Does what it sets out to do with aplomb. It’s a larger, more complete game than "BG:DA" and offers enough enhancements to please RPG and action geeks alike.
  7. There's no doubt that plenty of fun is to be had; it's simply that much of it is hindered by poor design choices.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Rader
    Jan 18, 2004
    10
    It's one of the first ps2 online games that actually live up to diablo2.
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    This is PS2 RPG perfection! People keep a PS3 around just to play this game! You will love this game and can import your characters into theThis is PS2 RPG perfection! People keep a PS3 around just to play this game! You will love this game and can import your characters into the sequel too! Expand
  3. SamD.
    Jan 13, 2004
    10
    A new improved DA game from probably the best devs on the PS2, pushing the console beyond it's known limits. The latest videos look A new improved DA game from probably the best devs on the PS2, pushing the console beyond it's known limits. The latest videos look fantastic, the levelling looks deep, and replay value is unmatched because of algorithmic architecture, levelling designed for 3 play throughs, and the best player customising needed for this genre. This game will be the champion console hack'n'slash RPG until the next gen consoles. Expand
  4. JesseJ.J.
    Jul 23, 2004
    10
    This is a really awsome game but Jeremy... its not neverending i beat it too many times.
  5. MichaelI.
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    Champions of Norrath have great music, story, lovely graphics and a ton of replay value. A must in anyones PS2 collection. This is game is Champions of Norrath have great music, story, lovely graphics and a ton of replay value. A must in anyones PS2 collection. This is game is absolutely fantastic! Expand
  6. Jay
    Feb 8, 2004
    9
    Visualy stunning! If your a fan of the BG:DA series you'll love Champions of Norrath. Snowblind has hit a home run with this one. The Visualy stunning! If your a fan of the BG:DA series you'll love Champions of Norrath. Snowblind has hit a home run with this one. The have taken the clasic hack and slash "Gauntlet" style game to a whole new level, combining the great world of Everquest without the months of commitment needed to level up. I'm sure that Champions of Norrath will be a hit with die hard Everquest fans and newcommers alike. Another great aspect of the game is that it's online and FREE!!! thats right gamers it's free. Online or offline this is a game that fans of Everquest or newcommers alike will want to pick up A.S.A.P. Expand
  7. NickVanA.
    Mar 30, 2004
    0
    Ik vind het een vodde game. Ik heb er spijt van dat ik het gekocht. This game sucks.

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#39 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#13 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004