Dark Age of Camelot (Windows)

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Set in the period immediately following the death of King Arthur, Dark Age of Camelot is an online role-playing game which offers a blend of killing AI controlled monsters, and killing (or being killed by!) player controlled Invaders from Other Realms.

Each copy of the world (of which there are many, each holding up to 3000 simultaneous players) is divided into three competing realms: Albion, Midgard and Hibernia. The realm of Albion is based on Arthurian legend, whereas Midgard is modeled after Norse mythology, and Hibernia on Celtic myths. Each realm offers extensive internal areas for straight "monster-bashing" of a style similar to Everquest and other Diku MUD derivatives, as well as a large frontier region which can be invaded by players of the competing realms.

Dark Age of Camelot is a subscription based game.


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Alternate Titles

  • "卡米洛特的黑暗时代" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DAoC" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not a persistant world, but persistantly fun. Ummagumma (73) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A good time to be had here, but its not perfect Andy Roark (250) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Dark Ages of Camelot is a shallow gaming experience that doesn't compel me to keep coming back for more. Droog (460) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
A nice change of MMORPG pace Kurt Sample (963) unrated
Slot Machine City Sean Johanson (16) 1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Withingames Mar 13, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Game Over Online Mar 21, 2002 96 out of 100 96
GameSpy Nov 20, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Dec 18, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2002 89 out of 100 89
FiringSquad Nov 20, 2001 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2002 86 out of 100 86
MMORPG.com May 27, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Thunderbolt Games Mar 21, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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Come Back to Camelot

From July 14th 2005 through the 24th, Mythic ran the "Come Back to Camelot" Campaign, which invites past Dark Age of Camelot players to experience the game's upgrades and additions free of charge for ten days.

References to the game

The game is referenced in Benoît Demeutre's 2008 novella Customer Service, originally published in French as Service clientèle.

TV series

A television series based on DAoC was in development by Collision Entertainment, but apparently never emerged. Their website describes the series with...
Based on the online game Dark Age of Camelot created by Abandon's Mythic Entertainment, the world of Camelot is filled with as much youthful passion, love, and sex, as it is with hatred, betrayal, war and the supernatural. Arthur, just 17, becomes King, while Guinivere, Lancelot and the other familiar characters, all in their late-teens/early-twenties love and battle in the newly formed Camelot. Think "90210" set in a land where danger lurks around every corner. In the Court of Camelot there is as much danger inside the castle as there is on the outside and alliances shift as easily as the sands on the beach above which Camelot stands.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2002 (Issue #213) - Online Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – PC RPG Game of the Year
    • 2001 – PC RPG Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
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Dan Homerick (329) added Dark Age of Camelot (Windows) on Nov 24, 2001