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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.


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 About to die in PvP. It took six of them to kill me, and I killed one of them.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Windows Notice, "Jaundiced", level 21. Compare level to damage done... WAY overpowered class.

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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. D Michael (220) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Two years of WAR, has there been progress on any front? blefuscu (423) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamesRadar Sep 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Oct 20, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88 Oct 02, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Good Game Sep 22, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 15, 2008 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Oct 29, 2008 84 out of 100 84
YouGamers Sep 26, 2008 82 out of 100 82
PCM: Personal Computer Magazine Nov 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP Oct 01, 2008 B 75
Computer Bild Spiele Oct 01, 2008 2.4 out of 6 72


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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.


  • 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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D Michael (220) added Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (Windows) on Dec 06, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (173043)