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Description

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.

Screenshots

Runes of Magic Windows Another enemy killed.
Runes of Magic Windows Selecting your hero.
Runes of Magic Windows The backpack is always too small.
Runes of Magic Windows Inside some cave

Promo Images

Runes of Magic Screenshot Official Screenshot from Official Web Site (2016)
Runes of Magic Screenshot Official Screenshot from Official Web Site (2016)
Runes of Magic Screenshot Official Screenshot from Official Web Site (2016)
Runes of Magic Screenshot Official Screenshot from Official Web Site (2016)

Alternate Titles

  • "RoM" -- abbreviated name

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Critic Reviews

GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Apr 24, 2009 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) May 31, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Pelit May, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Cynamite Feb 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Softonic Feb 22, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
MMORPG.com May 20, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
GamersGlobal May 15, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Fragland.net Mar 05, 2009 74 out of 100 74
videogamer.com Apr 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Captain Apr 08, 2009 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

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 (177156) added Runes of Magic (Windows) on Apr 22, 2009