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  • Summary: Set in a medieval, cross-platform word, Albion Online will allow players to conquer, colonize and defend territories all in a classless character customization system tailored for dynamic full loot PvP battles where every encounter is different.
  • Developer: Sandbox Interactive
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Historic
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
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The Core of Albion Online: The Classless Combat
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 11, 2017
    80
    For anyone who is looking for an old school MMO Albion Online is a perfect fit.
  2. Jul 24, 2017
    80
    There's nothing quite like Albion Online in the modern climate of MMOs, and frankly, it's a breath of fresh sandbox air.
  3. Aug 11, 2017
    75
    Albion Online remains very motivating despite the large grind, thanks to the many and freely selectable options for character development.
  4. Aug 30, 2017
    70
    Albion Online is a fun sandbox MMORPG with a clever progression mechanic and deep player-economy. The mid to late game grind and hardcore nature might turn away anyone looking for a more casual experience.
  5. 60
    Albion Online, the brand new MMO PvP game, from the Berlin-based studio Sandbox Interactive, is portrayed as a sandbox MMO with a player-driven economy and robust PvP. However, it falls short on both its promise and entertainment value. With thousands of players online simultaneously, a huge landmass to explore, and plenty of room for Guild vs Guild combat, Albion Online has potential to be an outstanding experience — but this is yet to be the case.
  6. Albion Online is the best game to remember old school MMOs' and somehow the worst of the new ones.
  7. Sep 7, 2017
    60
    You could kindly call Albion Online old-school or hardcore, which might appeal to gamers with a nostalgia for the days of corpse runs, griefing, and ganking. Less graciously, you could say it is repetitive, cynical, uninspired, and opaque. In truth, MMORPGs that survive their infancy often grow into very different games than they were at launch. Patches and player input often have a way of shaping a game for the better, and given time, Albion Online may evolve as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 79
  2. Negative: 51 out of 79
  1. Aug 10, 2017
    10
    Best game ever, one of the kind, loads of fun, first time in a long time I've taken free week off work just to feel like it was back at vanilaBest game ever, one of the kind, loads of fun, first time in a long time I've taken free week off work just to feel like it was back at vanila wow, pure nerd sessions Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2018
    10
    Background: Albion Online launched July 17th, 2017. I've been playing ever since. I also took part in the most previous beta called 'Hector'Background: Albion Online launched July 17th, 2017. I've been playing ever since. I also took part in the most previous beta called 'Hector' which went live in March of 2017. I have over 1500 hours of game play at the time of this writing.

    Albion Online is special. It's one of those "what you make of it" games where you have to be a little on the ambitious side to find and create your own content. The content a player creates can be anything from PvP, PvE, farming, crafting, or gathering. The game is entirely playable as a solo player; but things become a lot easier in terms of progressing your skills with a guild or a group of friends.

    Does the game have a grind? Sure does. That's alright though, that means that you will have to put time/work in to be able to achieve what you want to achieve. I personally like games that have big skill trees that have a lot of ways for me to maximize my character's progression.

    The developers have a round table that houses the top guild leaders, influencers, and community members to have a voice and give feedback on the game. So far, the developers have been very vocal and responsive to player/round table feedback -- which is fantastic.

    I easily have over 1500 hours played in this game since it launched and I plan to continue for a long time to come. I hope those who are on the fence give it a shot. Get a free trial, and see if it's for you. You never know until you try!

    I would recommend this to anyone who likes open world sandbox full loot PvP games with a player driven economy.
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  3. Jul 19, 2019
    9
    I do not usually review things but, I personally LOVE this game.

    It's not for everyone You either farm, gank, join a huge ZvZ guild, or
    I do not usually review things but, I personally LOVE this game.

    It's not for everyone
    You either farm, gank, join a huge ZvZ guild, or play the market.
    ZvZ aspect has 300+ man battles that can last a long time or end very shortly, lots of mind games you can play on the enemy (often a zerg)
    game offers a lot to keep you busy

    if you dont like grinds, and games that teach you in a hard way (loss of items on death in most areas) the maybe its not for you.

    very enjoyable game though, one of my favorite in a long long time.
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  4. Sep 16, 2017
    1
    Albion online all around pretty much sucks! The game claims to be a
    sandbox type game but yet they force the same people that want to
    craft
    Albion online all around pretty much sucks! The game claims to be a
    sandbox type game but yet they force the same people that want to
    craft and do gathering into PVP zones in order to be able to
    gather those materials.

    What the clueless developers of Albion Online don't seem to
    understand is that not everyone wants to PVP and some of us are
    just happy gathering and crafting.

    If it was a true sandbox game then the players should not
    be forced into PVP and all materials from tier 1 to tier 8 should
    be able to be gathered outside of PVP zones and they should not
    force the players into PVP areas if they do not want to go there.

    Basically all this game turns into is another giant gank fest
    where once you get past tier 4 materials for crafting anyone
    that wants to do crafting gets ganked repeatedly over and over
    again by teams of gank squads who roam around the zones.
    There are 8 different tiers of materials you can get
    up to tier 8.

    Also the servers seem to be pretty piss poorly run too you
    will be running around a zone collecting materials
    then boom all of a sudden you are logged out of the game and
    you have to log back in again.

    There are no connection issues on my side what so ever I
    can go do everything else just fine. It is on the server side.

    Or I have had a few times where I could not even connect
    to their login server to be able to log into the server
    again it isn't my connection it is on the server side
    I could surf and do everything else normally except
    connect to the game.

    The servers are over crowded with 13 year old kids masturbating
    every time they kill a crafter and steal their stuff.

    The game is also full of bots as well out gathering materials
    and you do a /report on the bot and nothing gets
    done about it seems the admins of this game don't give a ****
    as long as they get your money.

    This is absolutely the worst "Sandbox" game I have ever seen.
    I use the term "sandbox" lightly for this game
    because really it isn't because a true sandbox game would not
    force a person who wants to craft to go into PVP zones to get
    materials and you should be able to just craft all the way
    up if you wish without having to do PVP.

    Albion online got the whole open world PVP concept totally wrong. Customer service on this game is rude and uncaring and they really don't give a ****. The game is NOT free either I saw some sites advertising the this game is free to play it is not you have to buy a "starter pack" which ranges anywhere from $29.95 USD (Veteran) up to $99.95 USD (Legendary) and then after that you can purchase a "premium" to be able to keep other perks in the game and pay a monthly fee of $9.95 USD a month. This game is in NO way free to play! Avoid this game at all costs the player base is toxic and rude and just full of **** Rating of Albion Online 1/10
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  5. Feb 7, 2020
    0
    Yeah, just installed and unistalled. Got a security error due to lighting effects...which supposedly means I have to turn of my rgb to play.... nice
  6. Oct 20, 2017
    0
    Completely buggy game lacking any content or thought to the design. Even simple things such as UI are completely underdeveloped and buggedCompletely buggy game lacking any content or thought to the design. Even simple things such as UI are completely underdeveloped and bugged out. Save your money. Developers do not listen to the community or their feedback and seem only interested in spending their money on marketing, not any development.

    Game design forces everyone into zerg style play(in the +1 mentality, where overwhelming numbers is more important than any semblance of skills) not just in the fight mechanics, but the hoards of guild slaves needed to finance the extremely high costs of the guild leader's gear in the 5v5s. However, the game architecture can't even handle the zerg vs zerg is forces everyone into and it turns into a laggy mess with disconnects any time people try to engage in how the developers purportedly designed the game to be played instead of solo or in small groups(which the CEO of the company said the game was not made for) that the game consistently punishes you for.
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  7. Aug 16, 2017
    0
    If I could give this game a negative score I would. It's been in beta for countless years but even after all that testing they decide toIf I could give this game a negative score I would. It's been in beta for countless years but even after all that testing they decide to change the game last minute and completely break it for launch. Not to mention that the economy and gameplay mechanics are completely broken with only band-aid fix after band-aid fix that only overcompensates and creates more issues than it fixes. Not to mention due to poor design and infrastructure they were completely unprepared for launch populations and their only hope is that enough people quit after constant lag, black screen, and disconnects that it will get to a player population they can actually handle. There is very little content even for a "sandbox" game and even the bare bones content is only really accessible as a large zerg. To call this game a sandbox is a misnomer because the only viable play style is large zerg guild because every game mechanic is geared towards it. I wish I could get a refund of the time and money spent. Expand

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