• Rift
84
Based on 32 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    20
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Rifts and invasions deliver a welcome dose of unpredictability.
  • Flexible class system is fun to tinker with.
  • Vibrant and attractive world is a pleasure to explore.

Cons:

  • Overtly similar to other games in the genre.
  • Uninspired questing and lore.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 80

Review Date: April 6 2011Publisher: Trion WorldsDeveloper: Trion WorldsESRB Rating: TeenGenre: MMORPGYou've probably noticed that the number of fantasy MMORPGs on the market has soared to such heights in recent years that it's getting hard to tell one...

By Atomic MPC on

We don’t think there’s anything wrong, per se... but we're just not...

By NowGamer on 88

As far as Blizzard and NCSoft must be concerned Rift is the annoying new kid at school that instantly gels with all your mates and not just because they’re new or wear their hat at a jaunty angle. Rift boasts familiar comforts and innovation in just...

By DarkZero on 90

Published April 24th 2011. Written by Dominic Sheard. From first sight of Rift’s marketing campaign – ‘We’re Not in Azeroth Anymore’ – it’s clear that Trion Worlds are aiming Rift directly at the World of Warcraft fan-base. In fact, a quick glance at...

By Neoseeker on 80

MMOs operate under a different set of rules than the rest of the industry, starting with a title’s lifespan. Good MMOs need to keep players engaged for more than a month or two, so the game’s success shares a correlation with its addictive qualities....

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 90

Over the last month I have been journeying through a fantasy MMORPG world that while familiar in design and ideas is far better than anything that I’ve experienced in years. The world is Telara and the MMO is Trion World’s epic first release Rift for...

By GamingShogun on

RIFT is set in the fantasy world of Telara filled with struggle over the impending doom by the dragon god, Regulos. You play as an Ascended warrior and are given the choice of playing between two warring factions. The Guardians can be seen as paladins...

By GameZone on 85

Entering the world of RIFT, you’ll witness the complete destruction of the lands of Telara. You take part as one of the Ascended, a resurrected warrior brought back to fight and defend the lands against the demon Regulos—playing either as the devout...

By Gaming Age on 77

So if I told you I was playing an MMORPG right now that featured human, dwarf, and elf like races, split into two sides battling it out against an ancient evil force hell bent on destroying their current planet, that allowed players to pick classes...

By Gaming Nexus on 85

Trion Worlds first game, Rift is making waves with players who've grown tired of wandering the hills of Azeroth, scouring the Shire and soaring the skies in Aion. The latest subscription-based title to hit the market introduces the world of Telara, a...

By Smarthouse on 70

The up-and-comer by Trion Worlds throws players into another generic fantasy world of warriors, mages, magic and demons and into a game that takes the best bits of the big MMORPGs that are around and puts them together to make an immersive experience...

By Channel News Australia on 70

Rift has long been promoting itself (and has been by others) as a rare gem to compete with the MMORPG powerhouse that is Blizzard?s World of Warcraft. And it could very well be that, if it weren?t bogged down by a forgettable story, repetitive quests...

By GamePlanet on

There's a lot to like about Trion World's Rift, however as with most MMO games your experience is ultimately down to the amount of time you're prepared to...

By GameSpot on 80

Class flexibility, a solid infrastructure, and an element of unpredictability keep Rift from feeling like just another online fantasy...

By Strategy Informer on 90

So, two weeks and many a level later, we're finally ready to give you our definitive verdict on Trion's new MMORPG - RIFT. If you haven't been keeping up with the coverage, RIFT is, at first glance, a fantasy MMO with all the standard trimmings, but...

By Expert Reviews on 100

An ambitious take on the classic swords-and-sorcery MMORPG, Rift could be the game that topples Warcraft from top spot....

By PC Advisor on 80

One of the best new MMOs in years. Matthew Handrahan...

By New Game Network on 87

The comparison will be pretty obvious and hard to ignore, especially given the game’s tag line that “We’re not in Azeroth anymore”, displayed in various advertisements for the game, which I felt was a bit pretentious and probably not really a smart...

By ign.com on 85

Trion has come out of the gate swinging with Rift. There are flaws -- it's a game that will overwhelm anyone who hasn't experienced an MMO before, and it brings little new to the genre -- but to my mind the quality of the content, the detail of the...

By GameSpy on 80

Sometime in-between closing my 30th rift and entering my seventh dungeon, I found myself wondering if I could live in the world of Telara. Not in the role-playing sense, of course -- but in the sense that I could dump precious months into this...