Neverwinter is a free, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Neverwinter!
User reviews: Very Positive (10,992 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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November 18

Rise of Tiamat is Now Live!

In the culmination of the Season of Dragons, Rise of Tiamat follows the events of the fourth Neverwinter module – Tyranny of Dragons – and the Siege of Neverwinter event. Starting today, adventurers will venture to the Well of Dragons, a new adventure zone that has been ransacked by the Cult of the Dragon. With the resurrection of Tiamat from the Nine Hells looming over the land of Faerûn, adventurers must band together to battle one of Dungeons & Dragons most fearsome villains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hCNEYg2p4

With Rise of Tiamat will also come the addition of new quests that will take place in the desolate wasteland of the Well of Dragons and will culminate in an epic battle against Tiamat herself! Those brave enough to venture into the Well of Dragons will be able to face Tiamat starting December 5th. Adventurers will also be able to obtain new Artifact Gear and craft magical items with the new Jewelcrafting profession. These items will serve them well in their battles against the Cult of the Dragon.

Rise of Tiamat will also bring the life-stealing Soulbinder Paragon Path for the Scourge Warlock, which will offer greater character customization and a whole new way to play the Scourge Warlock class. The Devoted Cleric and Trickster Rogue classes have also received some excellent balancing changes, allowing for new and innovative ways to play those classes.

Check out all our previous coverage on Rise of Tiamat and prepare yourself for the battle ahead!

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter/news/detail/9004033-rise-of-tiamat-is-live%21

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November 10

Rise of Tiamat Official Gameplay Trailer

Rise of Tiamat is only a week away and to get adventurers ready for this epic battle, we’re excited to release the official Rise of Tiamat Gameplay Trailer. For the first time players will be able to see the new Well of Dragons zone, new items, the Soulbinder paragon path and the epic battle with Tiamat.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hCNEYg2p4

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Reviews

“With its fast-paced combat and ubiquitously streamlined design, Neverwinter nails the concept of what an action-MMO should be.”
Polygon

“Neverwinter takes the most satisfying aspects of D&D's 4th edition in terms of combat and development, and turns it into a D&D adventure that left me squeeing with the joy of seeing my favorite monsters and mechanics.”
The Escapist

“Cryptic has created a finely tuned, smooth game that remembers the lessons its predecessors learned, and in the process bookends a long progeny of MMORPG development.”
GamesRadar

Now Live - Module 5: Rise of Tiamat!

We’re excited to announce that Rise of Tiamat is now live in Neverwinter! Log in and experience the Well of Dragons and prepare to do battle with the legendary five-headed dragon goddess Tiamat! Check out all the features listed below!

Update Includes

  • New Zone: Well of Dragons
  • Scourge Warlock Soulbinder Paragon Path
  • Tyranny of Dragons Campaign Extended
  • New Artifact Gear
  • Class Balance Changes
  • And more!

About This Game

Neverwinter is a free, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Neverwinter!

Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This immersive MMORPG will take you from the besieged walls of the city to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.

Key Features

  • Completely Free-to-Play
    You don't have to pay to adventure. From 1 to the level cap, all playable content in Neverwinter is free for everyone to experience.
  • Engaging Action Combat
    You can forget about tab-targeting or auto-attacking your enemies to death. Neverwinter provides an amazing combat experience where every action requires planning, feels visceral, and looks spectacular.
  • Infinite Content
    Neverwinter comes with the Foundry, a dynamic toolset that provides you the game assets and a sandbox environment to create your own adventures. When your creation is complete, you can hook it up directly into the existing world for everyone in the community to play!
  • D&D Experience
    Whether you come from the tabletop game or the novels, Neverwinter has recreated many iconic classes, locations, and encounters that you might recognize. You might choose to adventure as a hearty Guardian Fighter, deceive foes as a Trickster Rogue, follow the righteous path as a Devoted Cleric, or more! On your journey through Neverwinter and the surrounding lands, you will face Kobolds, Beholders, Mimics, and other nasty creatures of the D&D universe.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.0GHz CPU or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or higher, GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon X850 performance, 128MB+ video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound chip or onboard audio capability with the latest sound drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3, Windows Vista SP 2, Windows® 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz CPU equivalent or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 2900GT performance or better, 512MB+ video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound chip or onboard audio capability with the latest sound drivers
Helpful customer reviews
102 of 133 people (77%) found this review helpful
125.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Free to play, yeah sure. But the DLC listed on Steam alone adds up to 420 Euro. (Yes, 420!) This doesn't even include any of the in-game purchases, some of which are required to progress at a humanly acceptable rate (companion level unlocks for example).

And it's a pity, too, because the basic mechanics of the game are decent and the combats are quite fun. I really wish they had published this as NWN3 instead of going down into f2p hell.
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58 of 73 people (79%) found this review helpful
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Pros:
- It's a stupid fun game
- fighting is fluid
- Despite all the rage over the market, you can go without buying things

Cons:
- DLC is too gorram expensive, what the hell is up with that? 200 bucks for a gaggle of digital crap? PASS
- Forced Five player dungeons...trust me, play with friends because you will never get these done otherwise and there is at least one in every area.
Other thoughts:
character slotting is very limited but I got arround that with multiple accounts...yes, I have no life, wanna fight about it? :). Some of the DLC is entirely to expensive so in the end you have to ask yourself a few questions that I've found helpful when I get the itch (btw 50 hours, 4 accounts, and not a penny dropped on this game)
Q1: Do I really need this item and why?
Q2: how will this help me?
if the answer to either of these questions is "cuz it's shiney!" chances are you DO NOT NEED IT. but if you want to spend your money because you genuinely like the game then by all means do so but as with anything do so in moderation. Trust me I'd love to run around fearune with all the badest gear and mounts. I not only love DnD but I really enjoy my time in this game. 9.5/10
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I used to love this game to pieces, but with module 4 became the grand realisation that the game is just a massive cash grab for the end game players, they literally pull in player's, take their money and spit them out without listening to community input. Its sad and really pretty annoying how badly the game has been managed, it could of been great but you just feel cheated of your time and perhaps money if you spent zen.

Id stear clear of this and Perfect World games together.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Literally the most epic pay to win game that I have ever played. Although I do realize there are worse offenders out there.

And this is a shame because I actually loved the game. If there was a subscription and a cost to buy the game, sign me up. Pay to win? GFY
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,273.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
PRO:

-Really good visuals
-Surprisingly fun combat systems (though clearly imbalanced)
-The Foundry which lets you "create your own quests" for other players to play (though the editor is heavily limited)



CON:

Way too many to list for me to go into detail... -_- *sigh*

-WAY too much grind in the form of Campaigns (the latest Tyranny of Dragons campaign is by far THE most disgusting culprit), and on that note, there's just too many Dailies in general...
-Pay to Win (1% chance to successfully create a weapon/armor enchant, unless you pay $10 to have it guarantee success)
-Pandering to rich people (the Dragonborn class can only be acquired by paying for a $100 Pack, Drow also used to be this way, but their Pack required $200...)
-None of the quests are engaging in any way, shape or form. Literally 95% of all quests are "fetch quests".
-Chinese scam, spam and hack bots a-plenty
-Almost 75% of the game revolves around RNG.
-So many glitches and gameplay bugs that you'd swear this game was still in Beta... (you know what they say about PWE games...)
-Little-to-no quality or polish (again, it's as if this game was created by ♥♥♥♥ty chinese programmers who were paid minimum wage! :O)
-The only server you can play on is an International one, so prepare for foreign idiots everywhere, and prepare to be misunderstood by roughly 50% of the playerbase who doesn't actually understand your language. ;)

-It's published by PWE. What'd you expect? :\


Seriously, though. The fact that Wizards of the Coast decided to choose ♥♥♥♥ing PWE, of ALL god-damn MMO companies, to publish and develop their game, is absolutely dissapointing. Hell, I bet even Nexon could have done a better job than this crap! The D&D Name does NOT, I repeat, DOES -NOT-, deserve THIS level of disgraceful crap!
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
812.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I only play PVE so if you're looking to get a review about PVP look more.

So I've played this game for quite a bit and I think its amazing.
I'm currently have 4 60's : GWF, HR, CW, GF
My GWF is 18k GS

Pros:
-Combat is fast and fun, if you're not paying attention in those end game dungeons you might find yourself dead.
-I always have a goal, wether it be getting new gear or my campaigns.
-The community is actually really friendly, I've had some really great experiences my self.
-You can earn everything in game for free. EVERYTHING. Yes it might take some time, but whats the point of playing a game if you dont want to earn some things?
-Skill matters, what I mean by this is if you practice your class and get good at timing with your abilities etc. You can potentially out damage somone who is higher geared than you, that is if they arent as skilled as you. I like this because I'm lightweight competitive and I always want to be the highest damage dealer on the charts.
-Leveling isn't a drag, sure some people want the leveling to be a slow process but the thing is, IT CAN! If you want to take time leveling then do that, pay attention to what NPC's say, read the story. But if you want to zoom to 60 skip everything do the quests as fast as possible and you can get it done extremely fast. I'm an altoholic so this is good for me :)
-25 man raids will finally be coming out soon! thats right, 25 man raids!


Cons:
-Okay there are wallet warriors.. But don't pay attention to them, if you like PVP then I don't reccomend this game for you entirely, pvp can be a mess sometimes.
-The end game relies on you to farm. You might have to farm a dungeon 10+ times in a row to get the things you need. BUT THATS NORMAL. I've ran every dungeon in this game probably 50+ times. I love the combat in this game so i never get bored.
-Farming the end game currency becomes a chore. But if you're a long term player then don't take it seriously. Play the game to have fun, hell dont even play the game everyday. You can collect an easy 24k of the end game currency a day and if you get that + do a few dungeons you can easy make 50k a day and be rich in 3 months. Otherwise farm hardcore and become a bawss.
-No open world. Okay I don't have an excuse here, I really wish this had open world but hey, it doesn't have it, it never will, and if that makes you hate it then dont play.

About the classes I've played so far:
Great Weapon Fighter: By far my favorite class. They are fast moving high damage dealers. They can also take a punch. I find myself constantly moving around in battle finding the best way to position myself, because in this game there is a thing called Combat Advanatage, which allows you to do more damage to an enemy if you're hitting it from the right spot. The skills on this class may not be your devestating mage skills but they are fun and fluid.

Control Wizard: This class is probably one of my least favorites. I'm just terrible with this class. It does high damage but I feel like it moves really slow, I don't like it's dodge move and I really dont like the way it casts spells. Although when I am farming for enchantments I use this class to wipe mobs out really fast :P.

Hunter Ranger: This class is actually really fun. Moving around constantly shooting your bow while kiting enemies then when they are low health switch to your duel wielding daggers and go in for the kill. The skills on the hunter ranger are really flexible and allow you to choose to be a high damage ranger, or go more of a supportive role and do damage while boosting the damage of your allies.

Gaurdian Fighter: This class is pure tank. This is another class that feels really slow to me. I like to move fast "sanic". But this class is starting to become a very popular class in the endgame right now with the addition of new dungeons, and I imagine with 25 man raids coming out this will be a most wanted class. This class is mainly about buffing your allies and tanking though.


So this is my review and I hope you can give this game a try at least. Obviously there are alot more Pro/Con's but those are the ones I felt like mentioning. Sure this game isnt perfect, and it could use alot of work. But if you're looking for a new long term MMO then I would reccomend this. With expansions coming out every 3-5 months, and 25 main raids coming I'll be sure to stick around.

Also if you ever need some help in game or have any questions you can add me in game Jessi@dubstepghostt

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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Fun game with some interesting ideas that falls apart into a P2W mess if you *really* try to play it like a traditional MMO

It has a massive amount of content, both from the development team and user-generated through their map editor, and really, you could do a lot worse if you're just looking to waste some time and have some fun on a free game. It's fun even if you play it as a single-player action game.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I'm deeply wondering how the hell this game with so many bugs issues gets a very positive reviews?
Even just from regristration and the fax/email support from the perfect what the hell world is really frustrating.
A note for game master, you'd better delete it if you didn't want to fix those bugs you bug.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
664.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I love this game alot, but i find once your at level 60 it kinda gets repetitive, i have played through five times now and am on my 6th new character. Dont spend money on the lock boxes its not worth it at all, a purple mount and some extra bags will help you though.
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
426.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
It' a nice free Forgotten realms game :)

You can get alot of good gear without spending any money, just get into a good guild and you will have full epics in day 1 lvl 60 most likely. PVPing is fun, and the gear is really good. Allthough a bit bugged MM.

8/10 would waste 400+hours again.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Fun ftp game, Not to hard, cool classes and races I give it a 7.5 out of 10.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
this came constantly crashes for no reason i go from 60 fps to 0 in a matter of seconds and it take like a few minutes to lanch the account managment takes so long to make an account
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Sad to see a dev team with sustained decent potential getting manhandled by Cash Grab Gold Farmer World Co., Ltd.

Atari? Bioware? Disappoint.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Lag but not much. Spam with Archer 10/10.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This f2p concept is the nine hells for me
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
when i downloaded this game there was no sound i went to fourms and support and no one could help me, very useless team looks like they're more interested in making more games and making money rather than the community overall very bad game
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Run of the mill Free to play experience.

By this I mean.

Money wasting mechanics designed to do nothing but expend your in game money and make buying said money more appealing. (a gem upgrade system with a MASSIVLY high fail rate even at 90% [hint its not really 90%] or companions that require WEEKS worth of currency farming to upgrade)

Arbitrary time wasting mechanics that serve no purpose but to push the ability to sell speed ups and to make sure you consistantly log in and push those "active sub numbers" up. Crafting timers and Diamond refinement limits are the two worst offenders.

Paywalls for the most useful content. Best Race or Companions that dont die in a single shot cost real money (though you can buy companions thru the AH, its generally hundreds of thousands of diamonds to do so)


Constant reminders to use the microtransaction store. Every time you log in the Store icon is illuminated until you click on it (minor gripe) and the most common drop in the game is a chest that requires a key that costs $1 USD. You'll amass hundreds of these stupid things and they will serve no purpose but to waste the limited bag space (another pay wall)


For all its monetization faults its still a very fun game. The combat is fast and active, meaning you dont simply stand in place turn on your auto attack and cycle the same rotation over and over. You are forced to dodge attacks, and use positioning to ensure maximum efficency. This puts its combat right up there with GW2 or TERA.

The maps are functional but its very clear your traversing a video game (if that makes sense to you). Its an open world, but a cell based one (think the first 2 S.T.A.L.K.E.R games or GW2). The questing system is like any other MMO, with a slight tweak where you get item rewards before you turn in in some cases. Pretty cool since you get that new item right away and dont have to run back to town for it.

By far the best feature of this game is the Foundry system. Its basically a instance editior that gives any player over lv 15 access to the tools to make their very own maps/instances. If you are into modding or making maps, this will be a dream come true and possibly a way for you to never have to worry about money in game ( players who liked you maps can tip you in the games main currency). This alone is worth playing, I just wish they didnt nerf XP to the ground in foundry missions and instances. I understand why they did it, but you either chain quests or you simply dont level.


Lots of faults, lots of things done right. But overall I dont feel like these monetization pratices as a whole should not be supported. Cosmetics I take no issue with, but when you start gimping your game to push microtransactions I have a serious problem, and this game does just that. It does not feel like it does at first, but by lv 40 you'll be pulling your hair out over the thousands of lost diamonds from upgrades, or the fact that nearly every single profession quest requires specific laborers that are either purchased outright or require farming profession bags you buy on the AH for tens of thousands of diamonds each.

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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
270.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game is a great way to learn some lore, not all of it is accuret, and the combat is way better then any other DnD games. It's a great way to introduce yourself to the DnD univers and may even help you make your own DnD adventure for you and your freinds. But this has the traditional Perfect World aspects such as community quests built by other players that love the DnD world. I do however admit that once you've reached the max level it gets boring fast as well as when you make another characture it gets repedative with the story. However that doesn't mean that its a bad game everygame has flaws and this is a MMO so it updates and improves even a little every week and it's a great way to just mess around with your freinds. Here is a hint to level up fast do the community quests till level 30-35 then do the main story quest and you'll be level 40-45 before you even reach the quests that are around you level.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Meh, just another really vanilla mmorpg.

I wanted to love it. But it wasn't any good.
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