• Publisher: Fun Com
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2001
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  • Summary: Funcom's massively multiplayer science-fiction online role-playing game, referred to as a "sci-fi Everquest" & fraught with bugginess and stability issues upon release, caused some critics to lose sleep over whether to review the game out of the box or after the release of routine patches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. The communitiy is huge, the forums helpful, and there are no hunts for ennemies around a barren wasteland.
  2. There is nothing wrong with this game universe or the adventure within it, if only we all the had the time to enjoy it properly without the need for work, study or sleep getting in the way!
  3. Provides an important alternative to fantasy MMORPGs, and is designed well enough to warrant a look from anyone interested in the genre.
  4. If you can brave being part of this polish stage in exchange for being part of something that’s new and a little bit of a break from the norm, then give AO a try.
  5. If it can conquer its technical problems, Anarchy Online will be the very best online role-playing game around.
  6. 72
    It's a brilliant, engaging, profound MMORPG, but with enough atrocious technical problems to make you scream more obscenities than a French truck driver.
  7. It features great graphics, a slightly modified version of "EverQuest's" gameplay model, and lots of frustrating problems. True to its theme, you should only consider playing it in the future.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Feb 5, 2018
    10
    I've played Anarchy Online since 2009, and I've never once said I would never come back to it, because I enjoy it.
    In my opinion, It's a
    I've played Anarchy Online since 2009, and I've never once said I would never come back to it, because I enjoy it.
    In my opinion, It's a pretty unique game.. I dont think any other game that is like it.
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  2. RachelL.
    Dec 12, 2004
    10
    It's definitely got a bunch of mistakes, but the game has enough patches to fix them. It's graphix are so beautiful that I It's definitely got a bunch of mistakes, but the game has enough patches to fix them. It's graphix are so beautiful that I can't bare to give it a 9 and the content is extroadinary! It'll keep you on your toes all day by whatever interests you may have! Expand
  3. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    Game has a brand new engine and it just makes this game 1000x better! The community on this game is so mature and kind. I am putting this gameGame has a brand new engine and it just makes this game 1000x better! The community on this game is so mature and kind. I am putting this game in my top 5 favorite of all time. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2011
    6
    I tried it out for a while but it just couldn't hold my interest for that long. It's not a horrible MMO, but it's just not quite as good asI tried it out for a while but it just couldn't hold my interest for that long. It's not a horrible MMO, but it's just not quite as good as some of the other titles out there. The gameplay was just a bit too generic. I haven't tried playing it in years though, so my review is solely based on my experiences when the game was relatively new. Expand
  5. AnonymousMC
    Aug 13, 2001
    2
    Sets the bar lower than ever before for MMORPGs, both for the despicable launch and the incredible number of high priority bugs that are stillSets the bar lower than ever before for MMORPGs, both for the despicable launch and the incredible number of high priority bugs that are still in the game a month and a half after retail release.

    Then, if you are lucky enough to get past the superficial bugs and actually *play* the game, you'll discover a load of _fundamental_ bugs underneath:

    -lack of content,
    -generic architecture in the missions,
    -CLASS IMBALANCES
    -lack of unique items, etc.

    This game is eye candy alone. Don't buy it.
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  6. Jan 31, 2018
    1
    I have played Anarchy Online since 2001 and stopped back in 2006 for 8 years because they launched Age of Conan and took all the serverI have played Anarchy Online since 2001 and stopped back in 2006 for 8 years because they launched Age of Conan and took all the server bandwidth for that game making AO lag so badly you couldnt do anything worth while. I came back last year as a paying customer in hopes they would have made some major changes but not much has changed. Game still lags, mobs warp and kill you, people hacking the game for XP and items, hard to find people for content of your level without being lvl 200+ meaning you will likely have to solo most of the time till then.Sure they added a **** new engine thats so choppy you cant run 2 accounts with it...Sure they added some new solo daily quest you can do that seem to cut off around 175 leaving a 25 level gap to figure out until you can do inferno , s7 or battle station with the higher players. I was so disappointed i canceled both accounts in December and refuse to play again until something changes. Waste of time and money if you ask me. Majorly outdated. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2014
    0
    i cant understand how this game hasnt died yet, realy bad looking, and too grindy. filled with bugs. repetitive missions, boring raids,i cant understand how this game hasnt died yet, realy bad looking, and too grindy. filled with bugs. repetitive missions, boring raids, probably wont get the graphics update Expand

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