Team up with dozens of players and battle through the Realm of the Mad God, Oryx. With a retro 8-bit style, Realm is an evolution of traditional MMO gameplay.
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Release Date: Feb 20, 2012

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About This Game

Realm of the Mad God is the first ever free to play Bullet Hell MMO. Team up with dozens of players and battle through the Realm of the Mad God, Oryx. With a retro 8-bit style, Realm is an evolution of traditional MMO gameplay. A dozen classes and hundreds of items to discover means Realm is easy to play but difficult to master. Players can jump in Realm for 5 minutes or stay online for hours because there is nothing to install or download.

Key Features

  • Action combat! No turn-based battles here, only skilled running and gunning.
  • Epic boss battles. Navigate demented waves of bullets from nasty demons.
  • True cooperative play. All experience is shared and you win by playing together.
  • Great 8-bit art: Retro styling straight from the 8-bit era.
  • Over a dozen unique character classes. Play as a powerful wizard, a clever mystic, a brawling warrior.
  • Loot! Hundreds of weapons, potions, armors, and rings.
  • PermaDeath. Dying well means something in Realm. Earn fame if you survive for long enough and kill enough monsters.
  • Sheep. The sheep say 'Baa.'

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.6 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
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Gatsu (Guts) Berserker
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
This is a good game to spend time on if you want to do something just for fun. The game is rogue like with MMO aspects to it. Also it's an great game in terms of concept, every single class is fun to play.
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MetroiΔ Ηunter
240.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
After the pet update the game tottaly lost its direction. It offered some fun until you realise what a grind and moneygrabbing game it is
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AngelSenpai
357.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is beyond great, Its like the abusive boyfriend. Its amzing for a few weeks then makes you cry.. Then a month later we're back together
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DanQZ
17.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Kind of a grindy game but that's part of the fun.
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chandenbishop
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
laggy as hell
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Kengoro61
19.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
omg so much fun no lie pixels is life
btw im placed 21 in all time
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FaptainAmerica
249.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
It is the best way to kill hours of time
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ImUrScent
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
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BJDirtDick
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Instant download and overwhelmingly positive reviews, just download it and try it.
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Sterk
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Decent FTP game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,232.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This weird pixel graphic action mmo dungeon crawler with rogue-like elements was created a long time ago by a small company called wildshadow. After years of awesomeness they had to sell it to kabam to keep the game going, kabam kept it going for some more years also, and now finally it's in the hands of Deca(Thankfully being revived by them after kabam's dark era). I've been with this game for so long i keep coming back to it, the 1000+ hours i have here are only with the steam account(had 2 older accounts before this one). I'm mentioning this so you get the idea that this game is very hard to kill, the people just wanna play this ****. If you're thinking about playing this game let me transfer some of my genuine info to you :). The game is extremely grind-based, so if you're not someone who likes to grind for endless hours everyday then this game should be a pass for you before i even go any further. Now for some pros and cons.

+ Huge variety of enemies/bosses/events with unique variations of butt-clenching bullet hell patterns and tactics.
+ More than big enough player base( very active game)
+ Huge variety of items that adds to the already great replayabilty value of the game.
+ The game is based alot on team play and as mentioned above there's always people to play along with.
+ The game is being properly revived by Deca games and right now is the best time to start playing this game. (Month of the mad god, a special month, will run from 21 july till around the end of august).

- The community(Like most gaming communities) can be very toxic at times. Not as toxic as moba communities don't worry :)
- Lag in this game can punish you extremely high as it is a perma-death game. You need to take caution from both server lag and your own internet lag as not to lose a month work in a second. If you have a decently stable internet connection you should be safe from a lag related death most of the time though.
- Client users/Hacker/Dupers/Bots love to manifest this game; BUT Deca(unlike kabam) is already showing alot of promise in making this a thing of history(fingers crossed).

Conclusion: Definitely a strong recommendation from me, i absoloutely love this game, and you won't have to pay a dime to try it so you should definitely do that. 9/10
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
940.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
MAKE ROTMG GREAT AGAIN <3
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
308.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
"I am 8/8, but the game is 10/10."

-Join now the official Steam-Community!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
299.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I Use to PLay Thousand of hours and Now that is getting An Update. Gentlemen Start Your Engienes
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
266.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
"This game is pay2win"
Guess where the items pro players use come from?
NOT the store, they play, get drops, store them.

I love this game. Playing it is like a rollercoaster. You get scared when it gets dangerous, you get alot of satisfaction riding it. But for every char, no matter how good you play, there is ALWAYS an end.

But you know what? It's a game, ofc, you lose your items that you were farming for weeks. But hey, now you learned what you shouldn't do at that place you died at.

If you're going to play this game for hundreds of hours, read this:

Do not buy
weapons / armor, any type of ingame item.

Do buy
Charakter slots, Vault slots. After getting a few of them, you basically bought the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I LOVE THIS IS GAME. Nickname:ChLeno
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Realm of the mad god despite it looking like a cprappy flash game has alot of depth to it. its very fun but can be hard for new players i recomend playing with a freind. Ps Deca games will wise once again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
221.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
RotMG has had something of a checkered past. From it's storied inception at the hands of indie dev Wildstorm Studios to it's dubious sale to Kabaam, and now this latest chapter as the game is once again sold to Deca Games. Let's be clear. The time with Kabaam were some dark days. But it speaks to the resiliency and devotion of the fanbase/community that so many players soldiered on through the bad times and stayed with this game for so long.

Kabaam's handling of bugs and duping was poor. Really poor. One of the biggest issues when I last player the game about two years ago was that the "Amulet of Resurrection"... the only item in the game that could save your character if it was "killed" was normally a very expensive and difficult to acquire item. But so many people were duping them that the in game economy was flooded with them and no one was dying. Turn and churn is a really big part of this game so when no one dies the game stagnates. Kabaam handled this complex issue with a sledgehammer turning all the amulets into "Amulets of Zombification." I personally felt violated. They went into my vault inventory and took items I had earned and replaced them with something far inferior without asking me or discussing it with me. I was already furious.

Then they completely botched their communication with the community. Telling us that this new amulet had a 5% chance of turning your character into a Zombie and thus... failing to save it. When your character is dead in RotMG it's dead. Nothing is saved. So when you lose a maxed character with great gear it's a big deal to a lot of players. And it turned out that the Amulet that was supposed to only have a 5% chance of letting us die was in fact about 95%. Everyone started dying and turning into zombies. I lost a maxed 8/8 Huntress that turned into a Zombie and I was furious. I walked away from the game and hardly looked back despite having three other maxed characters. Time passed.

Kabaam eventually created a pet system to replace the Amulet. No your pets can't save you if you die. But by grinding and grinding you can create a pet so powerful that bosses and dungeons that were super dangerous are far less so. But other than the introduction of a lot of new dungeons and content that seems to be the end of Kabaam's major changes. And bugs and duping have persisted this entire time.

For example there's a bug that if you try and drag an item into your inventory and someone else snags the item (often with the reviled "auto pickup" programs that many players now must use to compete with multi-boxers and hackers) before you get it all the way into your inventory it creates a "ghost" of that item. This ghost will not disappear. And it can block and make useless as many as four inventory slots. And with only 8 slots on the base character that can really hamper your ability to pick up items. What's worse the "ghost" cannot be dispelled without reloading the program entirely. Merely going to the Nexus, your vault or changing realms works. The item "ghost" even persists in the loading screen. And while I understand this was done to fix a duping bug a better solution SURELY should have been found in the two years that have passed since I first encountered it.

But despite these issues RotMG is one of the most consistently fun and addicting games I've ever played. And with the sale to Deca games there's hope that their profession of being fans and devotees of the game themselves will lead to long needed fixes and improvements. For example, there's no way to play fullscreen. The game was originally designed to play on a small computer monitor inside a web browser and that initial design has never been improved upon. Despite the game being years old and being passed to it's 3rd developer and losing a lot of its playerbase there is still no way to play it full screen. In Steam you can stretch the window to make it bigger than the tiny default window... but beware, because if you don't keep the aspect ratio correct... and there is no way to constrain it, you can throw off the way the game is presented to you. The best case scenario is some menus will only present half their information and some ads may block your inventory. The worst case is thinking there is a monster in a certain spot when it is actually a bit closer to you and to the left. It can get you killed if you aren't careful.

Another issue is the HP and Mana Pots. Not the stat pots but the blue and red potions that you use to replenish lost HP or magic power while in a fight. Initially Kabaam, in a rather blatant money grab, made it so when you ran out of these pots and hit the hot key to use one the system would automatically take five "Gold" (the in game currency that is purchased for real world money) and sell you the pot instead of telling you that you were out. After much furor from the community Kabaam implemented an off switch for this in the controls. However I have found that if you do shut off auto purchasing these pots and then hit the hot key when you are out of them and in a fight a large UI box pops up, covering much of your fighting area, and asking you if you want to buy the pot for 5 gold as you are out. It's horrifying. It almost got my 8/8 Knight killed twice in a five minute period. Really freaked me out and it's a really poor implementation.

Additionally I'd say there are issues altogether with the way these pots are sold. Mana and HP Pots are super easy to get. A high level character is so powerful that the low level mobs that drop them get mowed down like bowling pins by maxed out characters. Yet it can be time consuming and annoying to be farming baby mobs just so you have a bit of healing and magic replacement for the dungeons and big fights you actually want to be doing as a maxed character. And purchasing these pots at 5 Gold is a ridiculous and usurious price to charge for something so easily obtained and unimportant to the game. It's like charging a person for putting air in their tires. Sure there are coin operated air compressors but I have yet to run into a service station that doesn't simply turn it on for free. Because while we all realize you need air in your tires it isn't something of great value or scarcity. The same goes for these pots. They are neither valuable nor scarce but you need them. And high level players wasting time scouring the land for them is sort of silly. My hope is that this new owner, Deca Games; in addition to making many other improvements and bug fixes, sees the wisdom in reducing the price for these items and encouraging their use at the same time. For example you can carry up to six of each of these pots for a total of twelve. Can you imagine how much more gold Deca would sell and how more often these micro purchases would be made if they simply offered to top your inventory off for one gold? Imagine... you're going out to the realm and you want to head to the god lands or someone is opening a dungeon in the Nexus. You hit a button and for one gold you get your HP and Mana pots inventory filled up. I'd do this at least once almost every time I played. Probably for multiple characters.

Right now gold is roughly 100 to 1 in real world to in game value. So one dollar US is equal to 100 Gold. So at the current rate buying HP and Mana pots to fill your inventory of six each would cost a staggering sixty cents. More than half a dollar for something so unimportant. Thus I and most players have NEVER purchased them. But if it was 1 gold to fill er up. You bet your ♥♥♥ I'd use it.

Deca Games is doing a lot of giveaways and has proclaimed this and the following four weeks the "Month of the Mad God." There's a lot of celebrating and they've done an excellent job of energizing and motivating the community on social media. Lets hope that energy carries over to improvements and new content for the game. But even if it doesn't. RotMG is crazy fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Realm of the Mad God is both one of the best games I've ever played and one of the worst. I first started playing the game in April of 2012 with a couple of friends. Initially, I wasn't hooked—pixel graphics, permadeath, MMO, bullethell...none of them exactly appealed to me. I drove the game from my mind completely.

But a few days later, in a bout of extreme boredom, I decided to hop into the game. Gave myself a name—Nathansbud—and hopped into the fray. And by God, it was FUN! Sure, I was horrible, but that didn't stop me from having a great time running around the lowlands. After that point, I was hooked through and through. I played the game for nearly a year without really getting "good" in the least, until I finally maxed my first character (which can be accomplished by drinking enough stat pots to hit the max, items which drop from a variety of enemies and dungeons), an Archer. I had this character for months, and it ended up being my first character to hit 5 Stars, or 2000 fame (experience, essentially).

Fast forward to now, 4.5 years into playing Realm of the Mad God (with a year break in between). The game has had its ups and downs, good times and bad, some overtly P2W features were implemented at times, but all in all, the game is certainly worth picking up and playing. And if you do end up giving it a shot (which you should, as the game is free), shoot me a PM. I'm Nathansbud in game.

Overall: 9/10
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