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Runes of Magic is an online role-playing game in the tradition of World of Warcraft. It is free to play: You don't have to pay for the download; there are also no monthly fees like in comparable games. The game supports itself with an item shop in which you can buy items like clothes - with real money. These items are not essential to enjoy the game.

However, the price is not the only unique element this game offers. Most importantly, at level ten you have to choose a second class. With six standard classes this offers thirty possible class combinations. It is comparable to multi classing in Dungeons & Dragons games like Baldur's Gate.

The eponymous magic runes are similar to the runes in Diablo II - certain items have sockets and can be improved by adding these runes. From level 15 on you can combine runes to get even stronger benefits.

Most of the quests are the usual "kill x monsters" type - standard in online RPGs. Together with other adventures you travel into dungeons to get better runes and kill bosses.


Runes of Magic Windows Horse riding!
Runes of Magic Windows So peaceful
Runes of Magic Windows The backpack is always too small.
Runes of Magic Windows Item shop

Alternate Titles

  • "RoM" -- abbreviated name

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Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 27, 2009 81 out of 100 81
Cynamite Feb 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Softonic Feb 25, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ComputerGames.ro Jun 16, 2009 80 out of 100 80
MMORPG.com May 20, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
GamersGlobal May 15, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GamesVault Apr 02, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Fragland.net Mar 05, 2009 74 out of 100 74
Game Captain Apr 08, 2009 70 out of 100 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 24, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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At the event "GameStar/GamePro Leserpreis 2009" (February 5, 2009) Runes of Magic received the trophy "Best PC Online RPG in 2009" after the reader's voting of German gaming magazine GameStar.
Patrick Bregger (152067) added Runes of Magic (Windows) on Apr 22, 2009