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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

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Description

Warhammer Online: The Age of Reckoning, is Mythic Entertainment's contribution to the still growing MMORPG genre based in the Warhammer universe.

Warhammer Online boasts a robust PvP system with many character classes unique to the universe as well. These include Ironbreakers, Black Orcs, Chosen, Disciple of Khaine, Marauders, and more.

While most of the content is available through PvP (or RvR, "Realm versus Realm") gameplay, Warhammer Online also boasts PvE experiences including public quests, raid instances, and more. There are also world events that occur from time to time where players can participate for status and loot. The "Heavy Metal" event was one that took place over many days.

Players can choose to level independently in PvE or PvP, the later of which involves running instanced PvP scenarios, or can occur in the overworld in common areas. There are a variety of servers as well, including those with the standard rule sets, but also those where PvP is allowed anywhere in the world. No place is safe here!

Warhammer Online also features a new concept - public quests. This enables large numbers of players to involve themselves with PvE raids without having to hassle much with organizing ambitious raid parties. Players can jump in or leave at anytime and are rewarded based upon their level of participation.

The game is based in Warhammer's original "Age of Reckoning" world.


Screenshots

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Windows Another shot of my Black Orc, the most grossly overpowered class, ever, especially in PvP.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Windows Typical graphic settings to avoid play prohibitive slowdowns.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Windows Notice, "Jaundiced", level 21. Compare level to damage done... WAY overpowered class.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Windows About to die in PvP. It took six of them to kill me, and I killed one of them.

Alternate Titles

  • "Warhammer Online: Время Возмездия" -- Russian spelling
  • "WAR" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Would be great, if it were not broken. Windows D Michael (221)
Two years of WAR, has there been progress on any front? Windows blefuscu (424)

The Press Says

Dagens Nyheter Windows Oct 31, 2008 5 out of 5 100
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Oct 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Windows Oct 02, 2008 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer UK Windows Sep 19, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
GamersHell.com Windows Dec 08, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Good Game Windows Sep 22, 2008 8 out of 10 80
1UP Windows Oct 01, 2008 B 75

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally developed by Climax Online, but it was cancelled in June 2004 by publisher Games Workshop. Climax Online still continued to develop the game with their own money, but had to cancel it a few months later. In 2005, Mythic Entertainment picked up the license and developed a new game under the same title.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #2 Game of the Year
    • 2008 – #2 PC Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PC MMO of the Year
    • 2008 – Best Use of License of the Year

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Contributed to by Kabushi (116365) and D Michael (221)