DescriptionWarhammer 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: Время Возмездия" -- Russian spelling
- "WAR" -- Common abbreviation
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|Would be great, if it were not broken.||D Michael (221)|
|Two years of WAR, has there been progress on any front?||blefuscu (424)|
The Press Says
|Dagens Nyheter||Oct 31, 2008||5 out of 5||100|
|IGN||Oct 09, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Games Radar||Sep 18, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamesmania||Oct 02, 2008||88 out of 100||88|
|PC Gamer UK||Sep 19, 2008||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Game Captain||Oct 31, 2008||86 out of 100||86|
|GameStar (Germany)||May, 2009||84 out of 100||84|
|YouGamers||Sep 26, 2008||82 out of 100||82|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Sep 11, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks||Sep 19, 2010||3 out of 5||60|
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DevelopmentThe 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.
- 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
Related Web Sites
- Marching to a Different Drummer (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Age of Reckoning, with commentary being provided by Executive Producer, Jeff Hickman (October, 2009).)
- Warhammer Online (Official russian website.)
- Warhammer Online (Official Japanese website.)
- Warhammer Online (Official website.)