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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.


RuneScape Windows All my stuff stored in bank (this is a screenshot of just the gaming window without all the surrounding website stuff)
RuneScape Windows Busy Town of Varrock
RuneScape Windows Fighting a Ghost
RuneScape Windows Character Stats Tab

Promo Images

RuneScape Screenshot
RuneScape Screenshot
RuneScape Screenshot
RuneScape Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "RSC" -- Nickname for older release
  • "RS2" -- Short name
  • "RS1" -- Alternate title for older release
  • "RS" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Old School RuneScape" -- Re-release of older version

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User Reviews

A poor man's Warcraft. Windows Fluxxed (10)
Back in the day... Windows Matt Neuteboom (989)
Free games have never been this good! Windows Jamie Redgate (4)
This game will make your homepage... guaranteed! Windows Pwa (374)
Pretty decent once you get through all the piss Browser Asinine (1006)
Want a childish, simple-minded, crappy psuedo-rpg game? Windows Kain Ceverus (34)
UGH Windows frances mach (9)
runescape's da bomb Windows D Els (1)

Critic Reviews

Common Sense Media Browser Sep 16, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Link Cable Gaming Browser Oct 17, 2018 7.2 out of 10 72 Browser Jan 27, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Browser Sep 27, 2013 68 out of 100 68 Browser Jan 02, 2009 13 out of 20 65
PC Games (Germany) Browser Aug 27, 2008 3 out of 6 60 Browser Jan 05, 2007 10 out of 20 50
Gameplay (Benelux) Android Nov 28, 2018 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) iPad Nov 28, 2018 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) iPhone Nov 28, 2018 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
new game client? 6 GTramp (76843)
Apr 21, 2016
Selling RS Gold !!!(MMObear.com0 1 vonak Kakek
Aug 17, 2012


1001 Video Games

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


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).


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.)
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