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  • Summary: Create your own champions, each with unique powers, appearances and skills in this Action RPG. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and the supremacy ofCreate your own champions, each with unique powers, appearances and skills in this Action RPG. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and the supremacy of evil. Champions of Norrath allows gamers to create their own unique hero to journey from the city of Faydwer into the wilds of Norrath to save the land from a gathering army of evil orcs and goblins. Players can adventure alone or with a band of up to three other players either over the Internet or on a single PlayStation 2 system with a Multitap. Import player characters into friends' games using a memory card and then take them home to play solo--the play options offer console gamers the freedom to play anytime and from any location. Champions of Norrath offers players more than 100 hours of gameplay per player character, unlimited battles, deadly missions and unmatched character customization in an enthralling fantasy world. [Sony Online Entertainment] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Right from the start in the tree kingdom of Kelethin, you are plunged into hack’n’slash heaven. The graphics are some of the best on the PS2, and there is plenty of variation in the gameplay.
  2. CoN glued me to my couch for hours on end with its refined take on the genre. It certainly hasn’t revolutionized the genre, but it’s pushing the genre in the direction it should be going and in the end, that’s almost as good.
  3. This game has little to do with Everquest, but it has everything to do with simple hack and slash action and plenty of features to keep you coming back.
  4. Although it borrows heavily from "Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II," Champions of Norrath: Realms of Everquest is an improved experience full of visual and audio beauty, and outstanding gameplay.
  5. That all of this fun is hampered somewhat by some noticeable bugs, which could have and should have been addressed before the game's release, is a shame. However, Champions of Norrath is still truly great, warts and all.
  6. Does what it sets out to do with aplomb. It’s a larger, more complete game than "BG:DA" and offers enough enhancements to please RPG and action geeks alike.
  7. There's no doubt that plenty of fun is to be had; it's simply that much of it is hindered by poor design choices.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    This is PS2 RPG perfection! People keep a PS3 around just to play this game! You will love this game and can import your characters into theThis is PS2 RPG perfection! People keep a PS3 around just to play this game! You will love this game and can import your characters into the sequel too! Expand
  2. Randy
    Feb 24, 2004
    10
    Game is awesome, if ur not a everquest fan, dont start now , very addicting... to many days i sit there and think wow....
  3. Dec 19, 2018
    10
    Champions of Norrath is what solidified my interest in rpg gaming growing up, A perfect blend of strategy and skill playing alone or with upChampions of Norrath is what solidified my interest in rpg gaming growing up, A perfect blend of strategy and skill playing alone or with up to three of your friends! The story is very captivating and voice work is adequate, bringing your decently customize-able warrior type (Barbarian, High Elf, Wood Elf , Wizard, and Dark Elf) across multiple stages of lore and wonderment and awesome boss battles. This game is a true gem for the PS2 and is a shame this game has not seen a remastered or re-release on current consoles for everyone to enjoy. The customization from weapons to armor is very unique in its approach. Ranging from a four slot armor system, which in short can allow you to slot particular runes which gives ranging attributes from strength increase to critical hit chances (similar to Diablo 3). But I digress, I do hope newer and older generations alike can share this adventure that is Champions of Norrath. P.S. Your character can be ported directly into the sequel, from your items to what armor your wearing. The Immersion is insane. Expand
  4. JonnyJ.
    Nov 24, 2004
    10
    This is the best rpg game I have ever played its so cool and you never want to stop i just cant wait until Champions Return to arms come out. This is the best rpg game I have ever played its so cool and you never want to stop i just cant wait until Champions Return to arms come out. This is the best game ever that i have played so far. Expand
  5. BryanP.
    Feb 12, 2004
    9
    Amazingly dazzling graphics, extremely addictinve hack-and-slash game play, and the character customization goes beyond all those currently Amazingly dazzling graphics, extremely addictinve hack-and-slash game play, and the character customization goes beyond all those currently avaliable on any gaming console out there. Dark Alliance 2 was a major dissapointment unltil I found out it was not made by SnowBlind Studios. SnowBlind Studios has the gaming world's attention, and with its second blockbuster game already storming the market. THis is the game to have if you are a dedicated gamer with the lust for an addicitve action rpg that will keep you up till the wee hours of the morning so you can just complete "one more quest". Trust me, I know! Expand
  6. MalachiA.
    Sep 25, 2004
    8
    This game so rocks, but takes to long to run around and finish quests and doesn't have massive batles just like 12 at the most at one This game so rocks, but takes to long to run around and finish quests and doesn't have massive batles just like 12 at the most at one time. Thats why it gets an 8. Expand
  7. NickVanA.
    Mar 30, 2004
    0
    Ik vind het een vodde game. Ik heb er spijt van dat ik het gekocht. This game sucks.

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#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#22 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004