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RuneScape (Windows)

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Description

Runescape is a browser-based 3D Java online-only continuous game in which you possess a character with an inventory and skills. Training in fighting, mining, smithing, magic, prayer and many more skills will enhance your character and allow you to become a powerful player. Trading between players allows one to make money to have the best weapons, armors, runes and other items at their disposition.

The game can be played for free for an unlimited time at the official website. Subscribing members (from $5/month, depending on the method of payment) receive benefits such as a significantly larger map, over seven times as many quests, a number of new skills and priority customer support.

Screenshots

RuneScape Windows Inexperienced fighters pay a price to obtain precious ores... watch out for the scorpions!
RuneScape Windows Login Screen
RuneScape Windows Mining Guild
RuneScape Windows Busy Town of Varrock

Alternate Titles

  • "RSC" -- Nickname for older release
  • "RS2" -- Short name
  • "RS1" -- Alternate title for older release
  • "RS" -- common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A poor man's Warcraft. Fluxxed (10) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Back in the day... Matt Neuteboom (941) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Free games have never been this good! Jamie Redgate (4) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
This game will make runescape.com your homepage... guaranteed! Pwa (369) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Want a childish, simple-minded, crappy psuedo-rpg game? Kain Ceverus (34) 0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars
UGH frances mach (9) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
runescape's da bomb D Els (1) unrated

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Aug 17, 2012

Trivia

1001 Video Games

RuneScape appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development

RuneScape was originally going to be released as DeviousMUD. However, after a few days, the Gower Brothers pulled the game back off, and later re-released it, with modifications, as RuneScape (RuneScape Classic).

Milestone

On March 28, 2005, the game passes the 300,000 member mark for the first time, four years after the first release.

Information also contributed by lord of daedra

Related Web Sites

  • Carl's Runescape Guide (Includes quest walkthroughs, weapon and armor stats and information on skills in the game.)
  • RuneScape (Official website where you can play the game)
  • Runescape Help Website (A very easy to understand guide for both beginners and more advanced players on Runescape. Everything you need to know about the features of runescape is available, including the Runescape Toolkit, a program that aids players to manage their character skills and other attributes.)
Pwa (369) added RuneScape (Windows) on May 13, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Pwa (369) and Kabushi (120720)