The Secret World
Creepy and unique modern-day setting invites you to explore.
Intricate writing and lore entries draw you into the ongoing narrative.
Investigation quests are an intellectual change of pace.
Open- ended combat system allows for experimentation.
Movement and combat are floaty and unsatisfying.
Unacceptable quest bugs and execution flaws lead to major frustrations.
By Hi Tech Legion on August 20, 2012
When I started playing LOTRO in 2007, I was deep into the MMO press. I was always looking for rumors and gaming buzz because I hadn't officially committed to a new game. There was a buzz online about a new game in development called Cabal. The...-
By 1UP on August 15, 2012
Confession: I always read quest text in MMOs. Always. As a direct consequence of that habit, I'm often left in the dust while my friends pick up a new task, click through the dialog window as quickly as possible, then dart off into the horizon...88
By PCWorld New Zealand on August 03, 2012
The human race is fascinated by what lurks in the shadows. It's in our nature. We want to unravel mysteries, uncover secrets, shine a light on the silhouette standing outside our window. And what's more mysterious than a secret society?...70
By PC Gamer on August 01, 2012
12Next »It’s always disappointing to see a new MMO stick religiously to the framework forged by previous games. To its credit, The Secret World pushes further than most, departing from the norm in its setting, its systems and its...-
By PC Authority on July 25, 2012
Ever wondered what the world would be like if the supernatural mythologies of the world weren't so mythical? Funcom's new modern-day MMO explores the idea of secret societies and allows players to explore a world where the supernatural is...50
By NZGamer on July 23, 2012
There's a standard formula for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games; it's tried and true, and, frankly it would be fair to say a lot of people are getting quite bored with the genre. Here's how it goes: You have a theme; if you have any...-
By Strategy Informer on July 18, 2012
Disclaimer: this is by no means the definitive, now-and-forever, all-seeing all-knowing review of The Secret World, because that is impossible. This isn’t a cop-out in case you disagree with me (although it handily doubles as that), it simply...80
By PC Authority on July 16, 2012
The Secret World generated a great deal of buzz with its initial announcements – the modern setting albeit one with magic and demons and the like seemed to hit a certain fan nerve, along with some extremely slick video marketing. As time rolled...83
By GameSpot on July 11, 2012
Kevin VanOrd explores the mysteries of The Secret...75
By GameSpy on July 04, 2012
It's easy to want to fall in love with The Secret World -- from afar, it seems so perfect. Here, at last, is a game that has the guts to throw out the "givens" of MMORPG design, like levels, classes, and traditional talent trees. The very premise is...-