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Meridian 59 was among the first 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Players create characters, and then advance in power by defeating monsters, completing quests, and collecting treasure.

The alpha test of Meridian went online on December 15, 1995. It was commercially released on September 27, 1996. Several free, downloadable updates were released during the next 18 months: Vale of Sorrow, Revelation, Renaissance, and Dark Auspices. The original servers were shut down in late 2000, however the game continues to be available at its website.

It has a Doom-style first-person graphics engine, with both software and hardware renderers.


There are no Windows user screenshots for this game.

There are 8 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Critic Reviews

High Score Jan, 1997 5 out of 5 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 10, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
PC Action (Germany) Oct, 1996 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gamer UK Dec, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Gamesmania.de 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot May 15, 1997 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Joker Dec, 1996 2 out of 3 67


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Meridian 59 in the New Yorker 1 Pseudo_Intellectual (64438)
May 15, 2014


Server shutdown

After the servers were shut down in 2000, Near Death Studios, Inc. purchased the rights from The 3DO Company on 29th November 2001. The game was relaunched in 2002 as Meridian 59: Resurrection. In 2012, after Resurrection shut down in 2010, the game was relaunched as freeware.

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Andrew Kirmse (19) added Meridian 59 (Windows) on May 10, 2001
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