Tibia is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). Players can choose between four different character classes to start from: knights, paladins, sorcerers and druids. Characters can be controlled by keyboard or mouse. Killing monsters will gain experience for the character, and reaching a new level means increasing the character's properties. The player can also improve certain skills of the character simply by using them.
There is no pre-defined aim of the game, since as an MMORPG, it is open-ended. Players can choose to form alliances with other players or go on quests alone. It is also possible to use the in-game economy to become rich, and buy your own virtual houses for example.