Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
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Based on 27 scores, 38 reviews available
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  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
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  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Dives right into the action; engaging PvP; heavy emphasis on combat; jaw-dropping moments that draw you into the game.
  • Public quests are a great idea and a lot of fun, Standalone scenarios are varied and rewarding, Open battles can be wonderfully chaotic, Looks and runs great, with few notable bugs .
  • Great PvP; public quests; great "meta-game" mechanic; Tome of Knowledge; easy social groupings; guild play.

Cons:

  • Unexceptional quest grinding, especially in middle levels; environments could be larger and more varied.
  • Extreme PVP focus is detrimental to those looking to quest and play solo, Crafting is poorly implemented and completely unbalanced, Player base is fragmented, even on full servers.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld on 80

During my first hour of playing Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, an NPC giant knocked over some trees and began attacking the windmill I was charged with defending. The beautiful, shocking scene was completely scripted but still completely hooked...

By Custom PC on 80

If you played Warhammer with an Undead or Skaven army, youll be disappointed that you cant choose vampires or giant rats as a character type. Mythic apparently plans to add these soon though. As with most MMORPGs, not all promised features have made...

By About.com on 80

Oct 6 2008 In light of the market domination that is World of Warcraft, it takes serious guts to release a MMORPG these days, let alone one that is tied to the Warhammer franchise, which inspired the Warcraft series many years ago. Orcs, Dwarves, and...

By NZGamer on 85

Most online RPGs begin with the individual deciding what they want their character to be, look like, and do. Character creation in WAR starts out with the player choosing a side they want to fight for. The Order side consists of the Dwarfs, Empire,...

By GameZone on 88

Warhammer Online is a deeply engaging experience that may not fit the bill in terms of jaw-dropping graphics, but those graphics are good. The real stars of this game are the gameplay and community. The game is multi-layered with enough of an...

By Gaming Age on

Another day, another MMO on the PC. Oh wait, this time it's worth paying attention. Really, Age of Conan has been the only meaningful blip on the MMO radar since World of Warcraft was released, and even Conan seems to have petered off since the...

By AtomicGamer on 88

As a veteran of games like Everquest and World of Warcraft with many thousands of hours poured into those games, jumping into yet another MMORPG that looks just as addictive can feel a little dangerous sometimes. Am I going to get lost in this game...

By Ars Technica on

With over 10 million subscribers, World of WarCraft is the undisputed king of the MMORPG market. When it comes to massively-multiplayer online role-playing games, few can pose any real challenge to Activision-Blizzards WoW. But EA, long-time rival of...

By TweakTown on 85

When you look at EA as a game company, you see the largest third party game publisher and producer that basically has their fingers in every pie possible. Whether its sports, shooters or real time strategy, if theres a big market for something in...

By Gamervision on 80

Name: Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningGenre: Massive Multiplayer Online RPGPlatform: PCThe Massive Multiplayer Online RPG market is fairly saturated, with dozens of different choices for anyone who wants to enter the scene. There are games set in...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 90

Warhammer Online is shaping up to be a successful competitor in a genre that is still dominated by World of Warcraft. In my mind, this shows that the MMOG market is finally starting to grow beyond WOW and a few niche games. Then again, I saw the same...

By GameSpot on 85

Engaging player-versus-player combat makes this an online role-playing game to reckon with....

By ImpulseGamer on 87

Kyle SudukisClassification: MA15+8.7Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has finally hit the shores of Australia that promises fans of this universe which was originally a game of miniatures the chance to explore this rich and diverse gaming universe...

By 1Up on 81

A war story: While waiting around in the Blackbramble Hollow war camp for a player-versus-player scenario (structured instances where teams compete over an objective) to queue up, my party and I received a message: "The lord of Mandred's Hold is...

By Yet Another Review Site on 80

Now i have been hearing about Warhammer online for ages but I haven't really given it a second look, until I started browsing the net and found myself suddenly bombarded with adverts and other reviews. I thought it may be worth a look.It was really...

By GameSpy on 100

Some time ago, the developers at Mythic Entertainment began working on a crazy dream. They would take the best portion of Dark Age of Camelot -- the realm vs. realm combat -- and marry it to the fantasy setting of a beloved tabletop game, Warhammer....

By AsiaOne on

By Oo Gin LeeI HAD forced my sleepy eyes to stay open till midnight on Monday last week all for bragging rights: I wanted to be among the first to play Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning (WAR).Like the 2,000-plus other gamers here who paid double for...

By GamePlanet on 80

Touted as being the pretender to the throne of MMO games, expectations for Warhammer Online were running high. Whilst brilliant in a lot of ways, the lack of polish and a fundamental flaw in the game dynamic does not bode well for its longevity. It is...

By NowGamer on 86

EA Mythic has hit on the perfect formula for a classic fantasy MMO. It’s everything you’d expect, and maybe more. 8.6/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By Games Radar on 90

Dwarves are rubbish. Gold, beards, beer, shortness, regional accents – we’ve seen it a thousand times. Why play a dwarf when you could play a goblin with a pet squig or a Chaos marauder who can turn his arm into a fleshy club? So we're...