Metacritic: N/A
Release: 2004
Reviewed on: PC


Site Score
Good: Variety of things to do – Mixture of gaming, virtual world and networking
Bad: Can be computer intensive
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(32 votes)
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Kaneva started back in 2004 and has since grown to millions of users to create a large virtual world experience that is on par with the big names in the genre such as Second Life.


The social game started out as a massively multiplayer online gaming experience but quickly shifted into a 3D virtual game platform in late 2006. Kaneva expands on the standard features of the genre with support for web browsing, media sharing and even built in social networking features. These features have made it increasingly popular for not only a place to meet new people but to easily connect with your current friends in a 3D environment.

After downloading the Kaneva software you’ll be able to customise your own 3D avatar and also be placed in your own virtual home which you can spend time decorating later. You’ll quickly learn how to use the interface which provides quick buttons to all the important features in Kaneva that you will be using (communities, messages, events, friends and apps).

Once you are setup you can import your contacts from other popular services to invite them to join you in the world of Kaneva or you can start exploring the virtual world to meet new people.


As is common in freemium type games the game uses a dual currency system with the premium paid currency allowing access to more items in the Kaneva Mall. The Mall stocks a large variety of items for yourself or your houses but there are more than enough available for free so don’t jump the gun on making a purchase too quickly.

If you want a new social networking experience crossed with a social gaming platform you’ll find Kaneva a nice change although the game can be a bit computer intensive at times so don’t expect to be playing from your laptop. With a huge community and some unique features fans of the genre definitely need to spend some time in this virtual world.


  • Combines social gaming and networking.
  • Great visual 3D experience.
  • Lots of content available without purchase.
  • Variety of activities to perform.
  • Connect with current friends or make new ones.

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Kaneva, 7.1 out of 10 based on 32 ratings
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  1. Jasmine
    February 10, 2015

    I LOVE Kaneva … I hope lots of people love it (like it ect..) :) :) -Jasmine

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  2. Johnny_Moon
    February 17, 2015

    Join Kaneva if you want broken software, staff that does not care it is broken, and problems every turn you take. Make a suggestion or request and get banned from the site. Create a world and watch them take it away with an “update” and only tell you to just “deal with it” Software is moving backwards while others move foreword so go to second life or imvu before getting stressed out in Kaneva.

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  3. Suzie
    May 13, 2015

    Oh, this game is like Vegas world. Exact same problems, Must be the norm for avatar gaming.

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  4. kaneva nerd aka kyle6999
    February 25, 2016

    I been on the game for 9 years and I love it look for me in world if you are new I’ll help you as best as I can

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  5. kaneva nerd aka kyle6999
    February 25, 2016

    Very cool game love it

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  6. Beverley
    November 27, 2016

    The last time I tried to install Kaneva, I got a popup saying that I had entered an illegal site. The Posting was listed as being from the RCMP which is our local police station. It said that if I didn’t pay $100, my computer would stay frozen. It was a virus. I did not do anything except communicate with my online tech who sorted it all out for me. I don’t feel comfortable in downloading this software anymore.

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  7. oz
    July 31, 2017

    this game looks good but avatars are lame looking imvu has life like avatars

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