Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer
    90
    If you're tired of the grind, make your way to Granado Espada, where life is exciting, convenient, and most importantly, fun. [Nov 2007, p.70]
  2. Overall, Sword of the New World was a fantastically fun MMO to play. While not as intricate as some other MMOs, the dynamic of having three characters to control instead of just one is a lot of fun and definitely gives the player a lot of things to do and learn throughout his/her experience.
  3. Hardcore Gamer
    80
    It's like candy for your eyes. [Vol 3, Issue 2, p.56]
  4. Those who aren't wired for the Korean MMO experience of heavy grinding and repetition will probably find that level 1 to 20 is just enough to sate the urge to try something new. I personally think Sword of the New World is very well done for what it is, but I don't quite gel with the style of gameplay.
  5. 80
    A compellingly good MMO at an amazingly attractive price.
  6. As MMO launches go, this one was pretty smooth. Yes, there are bugs and crashes and little twitchy things that can be annoying, but for the most part everything runs well enough to enjoy.
  7. PC Format
    71
    An elaborately realised world, with too little interaction to be truly great. [Oct 2007, p.60]
  8. This game offers a beautiful, highly stylized, world to explore, but sacrifices meaningful interaction.
  9. Even though the game is a bit rough around the edges, Sword of the New World: Granado Espada oozes with quirky personality that will appeal to fans of Asian-born titles, presenting a visual mash-up of anime and Baroque influences.
  10. AceGamez
    70
    It contains some well-crafted elements, while the refined and altogether very usable MCC system makes controlling three characters a breeze, yet still manages to retain an incredible amount of depth, thus scaling exceptionally well with player ability.
  11. PC Zone UK
    70
    Something about Granado Espada is fiendishly addictive. What stops it from being truly great is the fact that it's both simple and rather boring at times. [Oct 2007, p.83]
  12. You’ll need a very forgiving attitude to begin playing Sword of the New World, because it still needs quite a bit of work.
  13. PC Gamer UK
    70
    The dark addictiveness of levelling is as strong here as anywhere. [Oct 2007, p.85]
  14. My biggest issues with the game are the plodding pace in which your characters advance combined with the fact that you must be high level to truly partake in faction PVP. Flaws aside, the free-to-play model makes it easy to trade in your Arcanite reaper for pistol and cutlass, even if you plan on only vacationing for a short time in sunny Granado Espada.
  15. 65
    The story is engaging and the dialogue is casual, often goofy, but when you get down to it, so much time is spent in a monotonous grind that deep down you'll probably know there is more fun to be had elsewhere.
  16. Tedious quests and little payoff make this Korean massively multiplayer online game a real grind.
  17. This is thoroughly disappointing in some respects - not least because Sword of the New World is one of the most beautiful MMORPGs we've ever clapped eyes upon.
  18. 40
    Only a revisit after about six months will reveal whether or not Sword of the New World manages to reach its potential...if anyone's willing to wait that long.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 48
  2. Negative: 8 out of 48
  1. Jan 8, 2016
    8
    I saw this on steam, and when I asked my friends about it they told me that it was really good (so thats where all i will base my score forI saw this on steam, and when I asked my friends about it they told me that it was really good (so thats where all i will base my score for this game). i'm not a fan of mcc's, i don't even kno what it is, they just can't stop talking about this game.. but i guess, there's no harm in trying. heard that the soundtrack is pretty wicked. guess its really time for me to go to steam and download this game. i hope it won't disappoint me. Full Review »
  2. Jan 7, 2016
    8
    Fascinating music! And awesome gameplay! The game graphics is also excellent! One of the best Multiple character control system I have everFascinating music! And awesome gameplay! The game graphics is also excellent! One of the best Multiple character control system I have ever played. Glad to have introduced this to my friends, never regretted it! Full Review »
  3. SSpark
    Mar 6, 2009
    9
    A very refreshing game that is rather unique from most MMO's. You can control 3 charaters at once and the game offers a total of over 40 A very refreshing game that is rather unique from most MMO's. You can control 3 charaters at once and the game offers a total of over 40 character classes to play. The afk leveling system and the fast xp rates also make the game a much less of a grind than others. The gameplay is dinamic, the leveling curve is pretty easy to learn and the game has many many things to try. Combined with great graphics and music, this game can be a very fun and diverse experience. Full Review »