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  • Summary: Realm of the Mad God is a co-op fantasy MMO shooter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    90
    Superb. It's a game that can be played in 30-minute bursts or sessions that stretch long into the night, and its balance of instant gratification and long-term pay-off is beautifully done. It's the perfect game for people who love the idea of raiding, but can't afford to invest the time all MMOs require before the really good stuff - and all for free.
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    Death is permament and every new beginning tastes the same, but its wide variety of classes and enemies fairly compensates. When you start, its winning mix of features taken from MMO and hell-bullets games won't let you go anymore.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Easy to jump into and damn near impossible to quit, this unusual free-to-play MMO hybrid is worth every second of your spare time.
  4. Mar 31, 2012
    80
    The easy-to-learn combat system and temporary nature of characters make the game a blast to sit down and play for a few minutes, while more hardcore gamers will enjoy the challenge of survival while trying to hunt down the biggest monsters to find the best gear, and eventually top the leaderboards. While the lag in the game can be a problem at times, adventuring with smaller parties seems to alleviate most of it, and the developers are always working to improve the game. Furthermore, the combination of several popular styles of games into a single MMO makes for a fun, new, and most certainly refreshing experience. Realm of the Mad God is certainly a game worth taking the time to experience.
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    80
    An anarchic lo-fi MMO with a refreshing disregard for your sanity. Unrepentantly simplistic and fun. [May 2012, p.94]
  6. Apr 4, 2012
    78
    Lag was an acceptable issue in games up until five or so years ago. At this point, most high-quality online experiences are relatively lag free. That's why I have to say that RMG is not a high-quality experience, but not just because of lag; Realm of the Mad God suffers in its simplicity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 69
  2. Negative: 18 out of 69
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    Awesome game, and its free! Its an incredibly addictive mix of diablo, legend of zelda, and various indie games such as binding of isaac. IAwesome game, and its free! Its an incredibly addictive mix of diablo, legend of zelda, and various indie games such as binding of isaac. I can't recommend it highly enough. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2013
    10
    This game rocks! Enough said!

    Myth: The game is pay to win Fact: The only items bought in the store with coins bought with $$$ are
    This game rocks! Enough said!

    Myth: The game is pay to win
    Fact: The only items bought in the store with coins bought with $$$ are cosmetics, extra dungeons, and some potions (MP and HP restore) which can be picked up in game.

    Myth: You must die to win.
    Fact: The whole point is not to die. You MUST beat Oryx (the final boss) alive. You gain fame (the free currency) when you die for some cosmetics and access to some dungeons (not all require real $$$)

    Enough of the Myth-Fact, here's my take:

    The game is fun for several reasons: here are my top 10:

    10: "Trains" - Groups of players who travel around the map to defeat mobs and gain massive XP. This helps you gain fame and be able to take on bosses later.

    9: The graphics - 8-bit, you must love that

    8: The trade system - While you can't sell your stuff for currency of any sort, you can trade with other players to get weapons and supplies to help you win.

    7: The simple UI - click to shoot, numbered item slots, you can press a button to shoot all the time

    6: The gameplay - Shoot and don't get hit. Simple and effective

    5: CO-OP style - You can't win without other players to help you.

    4: No kill steals - Everyone in your party/train gets XP when a mob is killed, not just the killer

    3: Permadeath - So frustrating, it's addicting

    2: Selection of characters - You earn classes by leveling up on other classes and you can get any class with skill

    1: Adrenaline-Releasing/Heart-Pumping action - THIS is what gets you hooked on the game
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  3. Feb 22, 2012
    9
    This MMO is unlike any others I've ever seen, its simple, charming and original. The emergent gameplay of this is amazing, I would definitelyThis MMO is unlike any others I've ever seen, its simple, charming and original. The emergent gameplay of this is amazing, I would definitely recommend this one to anyone. Expand
  4. May 20, 2012
    8
    Realm of the Mad God is quite a fun game. It has a very nice combat system and class uses are varied enough. With the different items, it canRealm of the Mad God is quite a fun game. It has a very nice combat system and class uses are varied enough. With the different items, it can be quite rewarding to level up as well. Different monsters have different difficulties. The permanent death feature makes it quite frustrating when you die at high levels, but this is repaid in a counter-intuitive way. Only problem I'm having is excessive lag, which can cause me to lose control for short amounts of time. Still, a very fun game, not to mention it's free and doesn't take up much space at all on your hard drive. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2012
    7
    For what it is, a free mmo shooter with 8bit graphics and relatively limited options for those not willing to spend real money on it, Realm ofFor what it is, a free mmo shooter with 8bit graphics and relatively limited options for those not willing to spend real money on it, Realm of the Mad God is a really enjoyable and easy to learn game.

    Each time you make a character and choose a class, the goal is to survive as long as you can, reaching level 20, and earning "fame," when the character dies, and you might die relatively soon, it doesn't matter too much because you live on to unlock other classes, get different items, and try again with other characters. It's a good game and considering it's free to play, everyone should check it out. It's fun to have for when you don't know what else to do.
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  6. May 14, 2013
    5
    It's fun for a while, but after that it just serves as bait for people to spend real money on so they can progress through an endless game.It's fun for a while, but after that it just serves as bait for people to spend real money on so they can progress through an endless game. It's a dick move and it's not worth it. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2013
    0
    mostly everything involves paying to get gold to buy good equipment,backpack space, and vaults. other currency is fame which you get frommostly everything involves paying to get gold to buy good equipment,backpack space, and vaults. other currency is fame which you get from dying but cant buy vaults because that would be against their money grabbing scheme. at least you can get some less important items but with a high cost of fame usually about 100-300 deaths since only a few actually get a fair amount of fame. god high spawn, dungeons and bosses designed to kill you with some of their high cc (slow instantly drops spd by half to 80%, paralyzed that make you immobile so they cant miss, or confused that changes movement that none to a few can navigate when it matters.) and high dmg where some bosses can kill any maxed character with 1 to as high as 3 shots or even stupider minions even one if messing up can instantly kill within secs. other things include no daily chance, annoying players attempting/preventing to steal loot (as in dmg to god/boss for soulbound). Then there is the lag that's obviously their servers but refuse to do anything about it except to start over and pay (they dont come out and say pay but the *intention is there*). It is futher proven since all who know about kabaam, all to most hate them because of their lag, ignored suggestions, etc Expand

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