Runes of Magic

Good
  • Multi class system – PvP options – Good end game content
Bad
  • Cash Shop borderlines overpowered
9

Runes of Magic has long been one of the most popular free alternatives to World of Warcraft and draws obvious inspiration from the MMORPG giant. The game was released in 2009 and has one of the larger player bases in the MMO universe.

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After creating your account and downloading the client (fair warning it’s quite large) you’ll instantly get a World of Warcraft vibe from your surroundings which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since Runes of Magic does it so well (and it does it for a free price tag).

The best sale point for Runes of Magic though is definitely the multi class system that allows players to play as two classes within a single character. This allows you to create some fun combos that really complement each other’s skill sets.

Players also have access to elite skills which are based on your chosen combination. Each of your classes level up separately so it effectively means you’re doing double the levelling but thanks to the large number of quests and steady experience rate it doesn’t feel like a grind affair.

There are 10 classes for players to choose from and combine together with some classes not being available to certain races. Classes are mostly standard archetypes and include knights, warriors, scouts, rogues, champions, warlocks, mages, wardens, druids and priests.

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Every other MMO feature you can think of is also available which really makes Runes of Magic an all-inclusive MMO. This feature list includes varied PvP options, crafting, guild battles, pets, housing and monster cards.

If you are a fan of MMORPGs and sick of the World of Warcraft subscription fee it’s hard to fight the urge to play Runes of Magic.

Summary:

  • A popular free to play MMO.
  • Multi-class system lets you play two classes at once.
  • Participate in guild siege wars.
  • 10 classes to choose from and combine together.
  • Even includes housing options.

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Review Platform: PC

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

1 Comment

  1. I think this game looks good but don’t know if I should download it

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