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  • Summary: Set in the Kingdom of Albion in the years immediately following the death of King Arthur, players of this MMORPG enter a world in chaos, where Arthur's peace has been shattered and dark forces threaten the Kingdom. In Camelot, players must choose to be members of one of the three Realms thatSet in the Kingdom of Albion in the years immediately following the death of King Arthur, players of this MMORPG enter a world in chaos, where Arthur's peace has been shattered and dark forces threaten the Kingdom. In Camelot, players must choose to be members of one of the three Realms that are striving for mastery in this chaotic world. [Mythic Entertainment] Expand
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  • Developer: Mythic Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun just playing. At times I truly felt like a little kid completely immersed in a fantastic game of let's pretend. At my age that feeling doesn't come around to often but when it does you sure savor it.
  2. I strongly recommend this game. It is the best, most enjoyable and most addictive game I have seen in 19 years.
  3. The fact is, as an online role-playing game, Dark Age of Camelot surpasses any such game to date and promises to remain the finest in its class for a long time.
  4. 90
    DAoC takes some "standards" that MMORPG fans expect to see, expands on them with some great new gameplay and interface elements, and wraps it all up in an interesting story and world.
  5. The game really kicks ass. While it may not be "the next big thing" in the mmorpg genre, it's a genuine (and in some cases very attractive) alternative to games like "EverQuest."
  6. Although Dark Age doesn't innovate much, it's the best and most viable MMORPG out there right now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jan 8, 2015
    10
    Best MMO ever. WoW is not even close to this.
    Best PvP, RvR, crafting, outstanding PvE, Quests.
    The devs started to ruin it at the end
    Best MMO ever. WoW is not even close to this.
    Best PvP, RvR, crafting, outstanding PvE, Quests.
    The devs started to ruin it at the end unfortunately; making gear obsolete, totally destroying ToA, and complicating with too many gear items etc.
    Still, if the servers had population I would consider returning.
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  2. Aug 10, 2015
    10
    This was the greatest RvR MMORPG ever made. I only hope that one day another game is made that brings back the same spirit of this classic butThis was the greatest RvR MMORPG ever made. I only hope that one day another game is made that brings back the same spirit of this classic but with modern day graphics. Wouldn't that be nice. Expand
  3. RickO.
    Feb 25, 2002
    10
    Awesome game! Way too addicting tho... Dont get it if you are married or in a relationship. It will be over quick! heh... j/k
  4. AnonymousMC
    Sep 8, 2009
    10
    A classic MMORPG with a PvP system that revolutionized the MMO PvP scene. While population decline has left it only a shell of what it onceA classic MMORPG with a PvP system that revolutionized the MMO PvP scene. While population decline has left it only a shell of what it once was, Dark Age of Camelot has much to offer in the way of PvP and character specialization that makes it better than any other MMO you will play this decade.

    That being said, the game is slightly out of date and the graphics aren't nearly as vibrant as the "too cartoony" WoW. Still these minor details can be seen as something that adds character to the game.

    If you haven't played it before, pick up a free trial. You will be pleased that you did.
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  5. Dec 19, 2012
    9
    i wish that i could have been playing this game since start, but while i was giving SWG its chances i was totally not doing anything in DAOC,i wish that i could have been playing this game since start, but while i was giving SWG its chances i was totally not doing anything in DAOC, now i totally noticed this now and would like to start playing it, but is it too late? Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2015
    9
    Very fun and addicting MMORPG. I actually had to put the game down to focus on RL. Had great times playing on my Midgard warrior. One of theVery fun and addicting MMORPG. I actually had to put the game down to focus on RL. Had great times playing on my Midgard warrior. One of the few MMORPGs to deliver the three faction warfare system. The game had a huge population in the early years. The crafted system was ok. Not easy to get used to at first, but immensely valuable once you learned a crafting trade. It could also have been more meaningful and take less time to achieve Legendary status. While RVR was extremely fun, classes have remained unbalanced for the most part, especially since the inception of TOA. There's either no log in timer now, or a very short one enabling realm hoppers to easily bounce back and forth between realms. Players use this to earn more rps on their toons when one realm holds the advantage therefore destroying all meaning of realm loyalty. I fear the most recent changes to the frontiers may finish the game off as it was already suffering from a dwindling population. Many of my friends have quit, retired, or have gone to other games. Expand
  7. Oct 21, 2018
    0
    I have played on and off since 2002 and back then this game was one of the best MMO ever created. When EA acquired this game it started to goI have played on and off since 2002 and back then this game was one of the best MMO ever created. When EA acquired this game it started to go downhill. The population started to decline, patches started to become sparser and sparser with content in them as well. Now under the guidance of broadsword, we are lucky to get an update a quarter with a few things that are well thought. Many of the updates now are for the elite small man group. as well as the last few updates tend to favor 2 of the 3 realms. I would not recommend this game to anyone at this point. I keep coming back due to the die-hards friends that still play this game, NOT THE GAME itself. Expand

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