Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Game Informer
    Certainly a great addition to the EQ universe, but falls short of the "Scars of Velious" expansion, which is still the best in the series simply because it offered so much content. [Jan 2003, p.118]
  2. PC Gamer
    This expansion has depth, it's incredibly challenging, and it highlights superlative production values in all the areas you'd expect, and even in some you wouldn't. [Feb 2003, p.83]
  3. 86
    While not offering much for players below level 46, The Planes of Power, with its smorgasbord of content, is a very good expansion pack for higher-level players as well as veterans who have been around since the beginning.
  4. It has not only breathed new aspirations into the already high level characters, it has given the up and coming characters a place to look forward to.
  5. The expansion really leans toward cooperative play. Interacting with other players is still viable and almost necessary to move along in the quest.
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    An expansion that is about as good as it gets for the core community. [Feb 2003, p.67]
  7. Mostly geared toward EverQuest's dedicated, hard-core following.
  8. 78
    A solid addition to the world of EverQuest, but it's steep level requirements will keep a good majority of the players in the game from taking full advantage of the expansion.
  9. Computer Gaming World
    Offers the most accessible, best-looking EverQuest yet, but it's still getting awfully dated, both in looks and gameplay mechanics. [Feb 2003, p.77]
  10. 60
    If you are an "Everquest" regular, you'll have a hard time not buying the latest and greatest.

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User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. JuanR.
    Oct 6, 2003
    Great game. love the gameplay, and the overall feel of the game i could play for hours.