Release: May 2011
Reviewed on: PC
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Allods Online is a stand out in the free MMORPG genre and is the perfect alternative for World of Warcraft fans looking to cut back on expenses but still play a great MMO on a regular basis.
In Allods Online players will explore a number of floating islands (known as Allods) that have been created after a great conflict. This conflict continues to rage between the game factions as they fight for control of particular Allods and their resources. This setting feels very unique and combined with the impressive graphics you’ll get plenty of enjoyment simply from exploration.
Allods Online offers all the standard elements you would want in the genre including dungeons, questing, deep skill systems, guilds, character customisation and plenty of PvP. The most unique feature available in the game though are the Astral battles which let players create and battle ships in the magical Astral that separates the floating islands of Allods Online.
Guilds in particular were definitely a core focus in the development of Allods Online with the variety of guild specific features including a ranking system, special abilities and even unique activities. If you love socialising in a guild atmosphere or running your own guild you’ll find plenty of opportunity and depth in Allods Online.
Other notable features of the game that will attract MMO fans include the Astral battles (yes they deserve another mention), a large pool of classes, varied monster designs, a clean interface and a huge number of quests to stop you from having to grind for levels.
To top of this great experience you’ll find a cash shop in Allods Online filled with cosmetic options for your character. This definitely isn’t a pay to win game so free players need not worry about feeling disadvantaged.
- Perfect free World of Warcraft alternative.
- Unique Astral battles.
- Access all of the game content for free and only pay for cosmetic options.
- Focus on guilds and guild participation.
- Interesting lore and game setting that hasn’t been done before.