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Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Windows)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
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Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
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Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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94
GameZone
Age of Conan is a benchmark MMO. It has some tweaking yet to do, but the first 20 levels are terrific fun. The combat offers something fresh, the visuals are appealing, the game is both challenging and fun. Yes, there are some elements that need to be addressed, but this game is on the right track. Those considering stepping into the game should be aware of the system requirements and the personal requirements to handle a mature-rated game. But in the first 20 levels of this game, one thing is very apparent, AoC has raised the bar.
92
Atomic Gamer
Age of Conan serves up satisfying action and a style all its own in an MMORPG package that's hard to resist - as long as you meet the system requirements, that is. It won't put WoW out of business, but then again, nothing will for a long time, and that doesn't mean this isn't a great game with tons of appeal and a hopefully more mature audience. The future is always uncertain for any game going head-to-head against a Blizzard title, butFuncom has put forth the best effort yet and they deserve any amount of success they can carve for themselves.
91
Game Captain
Einsteiger werden mit dem Spiel sicherlich auch ihre Freude haben, dennoch werden sie bei einigen Features nicht umhin kommen, die erschöpfend ausführlichen Hilfetexte zu konsultieren, da an einigen Punkten schlichtweg verständliche Erklärungen fehlen. Über eine Umgewöhnung wird aber ohnehin nicht einmal ein MMOG-Veteran herum kommen, da die Kämpfe die volle Aufmerksamkeit des Spielers und schnelle Reaktionen erfordern. Wer actionreiche Kämpfe mag, über ein entsprechendes PC-System verfügt und über 18 Jahre ist, kann also getrost zugreifen. World of Warcraft bekommt endlich einen würdigen Konkurrenten.
90
Level
Å ena sidan är Age of Conan det första riktiga alternativet till World of Warcraft. Alla som är seriösa med sitt onlinerollspelande bör åtminstone ge det en chans. Det ger samma genuina intryck och trots att det som alla onlinerollspel är fullt av buggar hyser jag inga tvivel om att det är något Funcom kommer att ordna upp de närmsta månaderna. Å andra sidan handlar det om en helt annan sak. Världen, det visuella och temat är väsensskilt från Blizzards spel. Och jag är övertygad om att det digitala slagfältet är stort nog för dem båda.
90
UOL Jogos
Um RPG online, sem limite de jogadores, com uma proposta diferente, voltada para adultos e fãs do anti-herói cimério - este é "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures". Com gráficos espetaculares para o gênero, além de um grande comprometimento com o enredo, o jogo apresenta várias novidades no que diz respeito ao combate e à evolução dos personagens, o que já lhe garante destaque. Porém, ele não está livre de defeitos, apresentando vários problemas técnicos e da falta de conteúdo nos níveis mais altos. Atualmente, se apresenta como diamante bruto, que deve mostrar seu verdadeiro brilho através de atualizações, a médio prazo, e concorrer fortemente em um mercado dominado pelo gigante "World of Warcraft".
90
Gamer 2.0
Age of Conan does all of the major things right. Like any MMO in its early days, Age of Conan has had its share of technical hiccups. Funcom has been working hard to iron out problems as they arise. Updates have been coming out nearly every day since the servers went online. It will be interesting to see how things develop after six months or so, but as it stands, Age of Conan is off to a great start and it can only get better from here.
89
AusGamers
Overall Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures gets the thumbs up. It's different enough from other popular MMOs to stake its own claim in the genre and already has a substantial player-base populating its vast expanses. If you consider that there are two parts to an MMORPG, the initial purchase and the ongoing subscription – For an RPG fan, Age of Conan is well worthy of step one. Step two? Well that's up to you and the 30 days you get with the game should be plenty of time to figure that out.
88
GamesFire
Nichtsdestotrotz macht das Spiel Spaß! Ich finde es super, dass ich der Held bin. Ganz wie in Guild Wars erzählt das Spiel eine Geschichte, die mich betrifft und mich nicht zu einem weiteren Abenteurer abstempelt, der eben auch hier herumläuft. Die Tatsache, dass das Spiel noch am Anfang seiner Entwicklung ist und fast jedes MMORPG ein Bananenprodukt ist (es reift beim Kunden), nehme ich die Zukunftspläne von Funcom zur Kenntnis und werde mit meiner Gilde weiter am Städtebau tüfteln und den Story-Modus ruhen lassen, bis die Updates erschienen sind - man hat schließlich große Erwartungen.
88
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Het is verleidelijk om Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures een topscore te geven na 20 levels. Die zijn werkelijk piekfijn en extreem prettig, maar we nemen graag wat voorbehoud bij wat er daarna gebeurt. Funcom heeft nog zoveel te bewijzen met z'n endgame moeglijkheden zoals raids en siege pvp. Zogauw onze dappere barbaar daar belandt, krijgen jullie een update!
87
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Funcom haalde de allerbeste gameplay uit bestaande MMORPG's en zet met AoC: HA een nieuwe standaard neer.
86
PC Games (Germany)
Ich stimme mit den vielen Meinungen, die ich im Ingame-Chat sammeln konnte, überein: „Age of Conan macht einfach viel Spaß, ist aber längst kein fertiges Spiel." Funcom soll es jetzt bitte, bitte nicht versaubeuteln und für ordentliche Nachbesserung sorgen. Auf keinen Fall darf man sich auf den Lorbeeren der bislang verkauften Spiele-Exemplare ausruhen. Wenn Sie den Test lesen, sind vielleicht schon etliche der erwähnten Fehler behoben, sind 30 Tage freie Spielzeit um. Erst dann wissen wir, wie viele Spieler bereit sind, monatliche Gebühren für die wohl tollste Fantasy-Baugrube der Onlinewelt zu zahlen.
85
Pelit
Conan lähti hyvin käyntiin, mutta nyt FunComilta vaaditaan verta, hikeä ja kyyneliä, että pelaajat saadaan myös pidettyä. Levelöinti on kivaa, mutta varsinkin loppupeleihin tarvitaan sitten jotain ihan muuta. Onneksi FunCom näyttäisi vastaavan haasteeseen.
85
DreamStation.cc
In the end, Funcom did well, but only time will tell if it will stand up to World of Warcraft and those MMORPG’s on the horizon, from Warhammer, to the mysterious Bioware MMORPG and the host of Asian MMORPG’s. The time I spent playing the game was enjoyable and as this being an ever changing MMORPG there’s never enough time to see everything or typing space to describe everything. Be warned it does make full use of the mature rating, from the combat, social interacting, to topless females. As with most MMORPG’s they are hard to give a grade, since they are ever changing and dependent on the player’s computer hardware. That being said Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is a decent game.
85
Fragland.net
For many Age of Conan will be the MMORPG they've been looking forward to for months or even years. The game offers an innovative combat system, beautiful graphics and a PVP experience that ranks with the best. Still it remains sad that at launch you seemed to be paying for a beta instead of a complete game. If you can accept that you'll have a lot of fun with one of the most popular MMORPGs of the moment!
85
GBase - The Gamer's Base
In der Summe ist es für mich das beste MMO seit langem und das liegt zu einem grossen Teil am Kampfsystem sowie daran, dass man sich wieder ordentlich prügeln darf und mit dem Gegner böse und gute Worte austauschen kann. So entstehen Feind- und Freundschaften, und nur so beginnt ein MMO zu leben. Für mich ist der Funktionsumfang, gemessen an einem Ultima Online, immer noch viel zu klein. Einiges hätten die Entwickler auf jeden Fall besser machen können. Dennoch macht es mir riesigen Spass und ich bin sehr gespannt, wie sich das Spiel weiterentwickeln wird. Also runter mit den Rüben, bevor die Streitaxt Rost ansetzt!
85
GameSpot
Age of Conan has plenty of room to grow and a number of issues that need fixing, but even now, it offers a rewarding adventure abundant with character and fascinating backstory. The combat system perfectly suits the adult nature of the quests, and is the finest one yet seen in an online RPG. In spite of its current bugs and glitches, Age of Conan is a remarkably entertaining journey through a dark and mature world of beasts and brutality.
85
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
In Age of Conan Funcom has created a thoroughly enjoyable online RPG. The game is a good balance of single player campaign and multiplayer gameplay meaning players are never short of quests to complete. The control method used is intuitive and combat entertaining though a little too random on earlier levels. The game will however benefit from the numerous patches and expansions it will receive over the coming months and years and hopefully these will balance out some of the more frustrating quests and banish the outstanding bugs. In the end, any game succeeds or fails on its ability to draw the consumer back for more and despite the minor flaws Age of Conan has so far left me consistently wanting to achieve the next level, or complete the next quest... speaking of which, time to fit in a little more game time...
84
Play.tm
I would still recommend buying Age of Conan if you're after a new MMO. It is great fun despite its quirks and flaws, just don't try rushing your way through the levels too quickly. Take your time, getting there is half the journey as they say, and don't expect a polished final product like World of Warcraft, it's still a work in progress but will hopefully develop into a great alternative to Blizzard's opus.
84
Power Unlimited
Age of Conan kent veel unieke elementen, waaronder de opvallende graphics, mogelijkheden om eigen basissen te maken en het dynamische gevechtssysteem. Ook is er zat PvE en PvP content aanwezig. Wat mij betreft zijn dan ook alle ingrediënten aanwezig voor een uiterst geslaagde MMO ervaring.
82
Total PC Gaming
MMO games have met their match in the past with crippling launch bugs and a concept that fails under the scrutiny of thousands of online players. Age Of Conan is thankfully is enjoying servers populated with players experiencing a new breed of MMORPG with very few hiccups. Time will tell whether it will go the distance, but for now – long live King Conan!
82
Gamezoom
Die Wochen mit AoC haben mich nach einer längeren MMO Pause wieder auf den Geschmack gebracht. Neben einigen neuen Sachen kamen mir jedoch einige Dinge wieder sehr vertraut vor. In dieser Zeit habe ich nette Leute kennen gelernt und mit ihnen Quests bestritten. Soll nichts Neues sein, kennt man alles, doch haben mir die Effekte im Kampfmodus sehr imponiert, da man solche Moves bisher selten in einem MMO gesehen hat. AoC verleiht der Szene einen neuen Aufwind, doch wird es WoW nicht vom Thron wehen können, obwohl es sehr viel Potenzial hat. Es ist jedoch auch sehr schwer gegen einen Titel wie WoW anzutreten, da die meisten User eigentlich nur diesen mit Rollenspielen in Verbindung bringen, und sonst kaum etwas kennen. Age of Conan zeigt dem Spieler die etwas andere MMO-Seite: ohne Elfen, Trolle usw. und eine Welt in der nicht immer alles so friedlich abläuft wie man es gewohnt ist. Gewalt, Freizügigkeit und schlechtes Benehmen steht in diesem Spiel ganz oben.
82
Worth Playing
It is difficult to pass a final judgment on Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, given that some areas, such as the combat and story, are exceptional while others, such as the non-combat gameplay and questing, fall somewhat flat. With that being said, the pros outweigh the cons, and though the game is mostly combat-driven, the combat system is one of the most enjoyable aspects. The Conan lore is used to great effect, and the strengths of the game engine truly bring it to life, from the detail in cut scenes to the visceral display of gore from a fatality. Ultimately, Age of Conan is as enjoyable an MMORPG as any other with a combat system that remains consistently entertaining, and though it falters in other areas, it is quite worthy of attention from those who are looking for an MMO experience that is just a little bit different from the norm.
82
Krawall Gaming Network
Den Thron haben die Norweger (noch) nicht erobert, doch für einen Warnschuss in Richtung des mächtigen „WoW“ genügt „Age of Conan“ allemal. Mit etwas mehr Feinarbeit und Polieren könnte aus diesem Titel der erste echte Konkurrent des Blizzard-Wunderwerks werden.
81
Game Positive
In the end, Age of Conan is still not a finished product. There are still some bugs that need to be worked out, and the leveling system feels as though it should be entirely revamped. Still, its well-crafted story, great graphics, and challenging gameplay make Age of Conan a great choice for those who have become jaded by the massive juggernaut that is World of Warcraft.
81
GameStar (Germany)
Age of Conan ist noch lange nicht fertig. Während wir diesen Artikel schreiben, aktualisiert Funcom zweimal wöchentlich den Spielcode, um Fehler zu beseitigen, die es eigentlich gar nicht hätte geben dürfen. Dennoch hat Age of Conan in den letzten Wochen acht Redakteure völlig in seinen Bann gezogen. Eine derart stimmige Welt haben wir schon lange in einem Online-Rollenspiel gesucht, und das Kampfsystem macht die Gefechte auch nach dem tausendsten Mal noch spannend. Natürlich wird Funcom noch an Hyboria arbeiten müssen, aber wir spielen schon jetzt gerne auf der Baustelle. Und verzichten auf so manchen Komfort, erdulden die Widrigkeiten der Technik und ertragen die eine oder andere Entbehrung.
81
Peliplaneetta.net
Pelin K18-ikäleima saattaa tuottaa pettymyksen niin kutsuttua aikuista pelikokemusta hakevalle. Naispuolisten hahmojen nännit kyllä vilahtelevat, mutta barbaariseksiä pelissä ei harrasteta. Pelaajalle kyllä vihjaillaan lihan iloista, mutta pelastetut neitokaiset keksivät aina jonkun tekosyyn, jolla palkkio vaihtuukin pariksi kolikoksi. Lisäksi pelikauppojen ikärajojen valvonnan puute on johtanut luonnollisesti siihen, että Conanin pelaajayhteisö on käytännössä jopa lapsellisempi kuin kilpailijoissaan, mikä on sinänsä melkoinen saavutus. Pelin yleiset keskustelukanavat on pakko vaientaa jo puolen tunnin jälkeen.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
In the next six to twelve months, Age of Conan will live or die on how successfully Funcom can address these issues. Right now, though, the game as it stands is a rough diamond - very good, bordering on great thanks to a regular stream of comprehensive patches from Funcom. Yes, King Conan deserves his tribute, but the peasants will be watching closely to see what moves he makes to secure his throne.
80
Games TM
Bloody, brutal, sexy and immersive - eventually.
80
Gamereactor (Finland)
Jos Conanin maailma, brutaali taistelu ja audiovisuaalinen tykitys maistuvat, ja jos ikää löytyy vaadittavat 18 vuotta, kiltisti kauppaan vaan. Jos nettiroolipelit eivät pelityyppinä nappaa tai edelliset ovat vieneet sen pienenkin kiinnostuksen kipinän, ei Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventuresinkaan lihaksikkaat kädet todennäköisesti riitä riuhtaisemaan sinua takaisin yön pikkutunneille.
80
PC För Alla
Vill du ha ett lite vuxnare alternativ till World of Warcraft är Age of Conan: The Hyborian Adventures helt klart ett spel för dig. Se bara till att ha en rejält kraftfull dator och blunda för de ofrånkomliga buggar som spelet än så länge dras med.
80
Svenska PC Gamer
Age of Conan gör rätt mycket rätt bra och känns i flera avseenden eget i både utförande och stil. Stirra er inte blinda på betyget - det här är ett gediget alternativ till WoW - men samtidigt i dess nuvarande skick också ett opolerat sådant. Chansen att man hittar någonting som tilltalar en i detta barbariska gemyt är dock riktigt god. Jag gjorde det.
80
Cheat Code Central
Age of Conan is, without a doubt, a very large game. With features like guild vs. guild siege combat that have yet to be experienced by the players, there is a lot left to review. And, as with all MMOs, every patch and update means the game will constantly be improved, tweaked, and refined. It is reasonable to believe that many of the glitches and bugs present in the most recent version will be weeded out with time. While Age of Conan isn't without its flaws, there is a lot of great content worth experiencing for both the casual and hardcore. Its low-fantasy setting, tweaked combat system, attention to visual detail, excellent soundtrack, mature content, and promises of large-scale PvP are what set it apart from what is becoming a largely overcrowded genre.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Förhoppningsvis kan Age of Conan sätta en ny standard och bryta den hegemoni som World of Warcraft just nu utövar på genren. Funcom har chansen att visa världen att man kan skapa något helt eget och faktiskt lyckas. Det finns mycket kvar för dem att fixa, många buggar att släta ut och mer innehåll att patcha in i spelet - något som avspeglas i mitt slutgiltliga betyg. Men jag vet att jag kommer att fortsätta spela det här ett bra tag till. Jag är inte nöjd förrän jag sitter vid Kung Conans högra sida, vinfylld bägare i ena handen och blodigt svärd i den andra. Vid Crom!
80
GameSpy
The result of Funcom's obvious dedication to the product and the impressive stream of fixes they've already issued give confidence regarding the future of the product. The game's major problems stem from missing or incomplete PvP and PvE content, not any lack of solid infrastructure or poor game design. Age of Conan as it stands today is a very enjoyable stew of wild bloodshed, sweaty decadence and the panicked realization that you've just gotten jumped by a group from an enemy guild. Age of Conan going forward should become a delightfully savage second home for plenty of howling on-line barbarians.
80
Gamer.nl
Funcom heeft met Age of Conan een goede game weten neer te zetten. De game is op verschillende aspecten vernieuwend en onderscheidt zich daarmee van andere MMO-games. Grafisch is het prachtig voor een MMO, zolang aan de systeemeisen wordt voldaan. De tegenvallende interface en enkele bugs onthouden Age of Conan van een hoger cijfer.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Age of Conan est un très bon MMORPG. Il frôle même l'excellence, mais malheureusement la perfection n'est pas de ce monde. Le jeu souffre pour l'instant d'une myriade de défauts, certes mineurs, mais dont l'accumulation finit inévitablement par agacer. A défaut de devenir la nouvelle référence du genre, Age of Conan a cependant suffisamment d'atouts et d'originalité pour se poser en réelle alternative à la concurrence. Avis aux blasés, le monde de Conan vous attend, par Crom !
79
Gameswelt
Insgesamt ist 'Age of Conan' ein MMORPG mit durchaus großem Potential, toller Optik und guten Ansätzen, zu einem echten Top-Titel fehlt es aber noch an viel zu vielen Stellen.
78
IGN
Funcom succeeded on several fronts with their much-anticipated MMORPG. It's got a different, enjoyable gameplay style, offers a free-for-all PVP experience that fits with Robert E. Howard's fiction and boasts outstanding audio and graphical packages. It also offers fairly standard quest chains, a lackluster crafting system, and three weeks outside of launch still has plenty of technical issues, content either missing or unfinished, and is still in need of quite a bit of polish. Does Conan have the groundwork to eventually become a fantastic game all-around? Sure. Should you start playing right now? Personally, I'd hold off for a few months until more of the game is patched up.
76
YouGamers
Age of Conan might turn out to be a fair game at some future date, but we can't score a game based on future promises. As it stands now, it's incomplete, rushed and buggy, with major game systems utterly broken. Recommended only for exploit hunters and MMO fanatics that enjoy waiting for that next patch - the one that will "fix everything" - even when it never does.
74
GameAspect.com
This game didn’t hook me from the very beginning. I wouldn’t bother with a subscription unless a lot of people I knew started playing.
73
PC Zone
However, once you pass the infant stages of the game, play becomes all too familiar, all too repetitive and all too unpolished. I'm not saying avoid Age of Conan - feel free to give it a go and enjoy the early stages with your free 30 days of play. But when Funcom starts to demand £8.99 a month, AOC becomes harder to recommend.
73
Gamer.co.il

לסיכום, יש לאייג' אוף קונאן המון פוטנציאל, אך הבאגים הרבים ובעיות השרתים מזכירים לי ביקור אצל רופא השיניים – התהליך כואב, אבל בסוף מרגישים יותר טוב. הייתי פחות קטנוני אם ניתן היה לקבל עזרה בתוך המשחק, אך לאחר המתנה של שלוש שעות לנציג תמיכה נאלצתי לוותר. לעת עתה, יש למשחק אווירה של בדיקת בטא בתשלום, בדיקה שהיתה צריכה להיעשות לפני שחרור המשחק לשוק. אם מידת הסבלנות שלכם לא עומדת בדרישות, הייתי ממליץ לחכות לכמה עדכונים חשובים לפני הקנייה.

70
games xtreme
Of course, the bugs are one of the primary things keeping this game from getting a higher score. While patches loaded with fixes are exceptionally frequent, many bugs and glitches persist. At one point, my attempts to enter instances were met with a crash to the desktop, while in other areas the game seemed to refuse to load some textures. It's little things like this that keep this game from being great, even a major competitor to WoW as I mentioned earlier. Balance issues don't help the game's case either. Aside from losing the truly excellent melee combo system the other classes get, most spellcasters can simply not be worth playing, driving many players to use the heavily armored and more action oriented classes. If Funcom can make these classes more rewarding to play as, gameplay wise and balance wise, they'd have a near perfect MMO on their hands. Until then, this game gets a 7 out of 10.
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The MMO Gamer
FunCom has made a beautiful game with an excellent single-player RPG experience for the first 20 levels. Unfortunately, this experience is marred by many technical issues that can lead to a frustrating play experience. If you’re looking for a world that’s gorgeous to look at, and geared more to a single-player experience than being an immersive world, then you can do a lot worse than Age of Conan. If you have a need for an immersive, persistent world, then AoC may not quite be what you’re after, but maybe check back in a few months when Guild warfare is gearing up. That’s what I’m planning on doing, with the hopes that FunCom will address and correct the technical issues experienced by a good portion of its playerbase, and implement a number of features that were advertised before the launch.
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Avid Gamer
Age on Conan is on track to offer a welcome alternative to its competition. We recommend you hold off for a couple months. By then, the game will be balanced, content added and problems fixed. Even in its current state, the Age of Conan still offers an enjoyable grind. It doesn’t whisk you away to places unseen, but instead provides an engrossing MMO to gradually play through. Check it out, you’ll have a blast. Better than World of Warcraft? (Ed – I couldn’t resist) No, but it has the possibility to be on par with it very soon.
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GamePro (US)
Nevertheless, Conan's core features are brilliant. Blood, sex, power, vengeance, lordship, and lust together drive a game that has tremendous potential, despite its lackluster polish. In the months to come, Hyboria will grow into a gladiatorial contender that you may well want to experience, World of Warcraft fan or not. For the moment, though, this is a game best left to the MMO crowd that's been craving an M-rated change of pace.
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Game Revolution
Age of Conan shows an awful lot of promise; there is, behind the bugs and balance issues that will hopefully be patched up, the kernel of a very good MMO. The problem is that potential is not the same as value, and it's hard to recommend Age of Conan as it stands right now. In six months, however, it should be spectacular.
67
1UP
"This summer!" screams an open letter from Age of Conan's game director from the loader screen, a plea for subscribers to be patient with the development process. This summer, content will exist where content is lacking. This summer, PVP will have meaning beyond...well, being a jerk. This summer, broken character skills will work, servers will be stable, and hard locks will be a thing of the past. Right now, Age of Conan is fun game to play -- this summer, it might be ready for the MMO pantheon.
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Computer Bild Spiele
Conan bietet auch eine gut gepflegte Spielwelt, doch knapp 120 Euro für ein halbes Jahr Spielspaß sind wirklich nicht wenig. Wäre die technische Note besser ausgefallen, dann hätte Conan eine deutlich bessere Figur gemacht als nur eine "befriedigende".