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.
User reviews: Very Positive (11,871 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 20, 2012

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"Fun perma death game, you can save your loots though! its a top down danmaku rougelike mmo please enjoy. Its also f2p!"

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
Helpful customer reviews
113 of 120 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Used to play this back on Kongregate (I believe it was on there) and a bit when it came on Steam. Was probably the best perma-death RPG game you could find. Didn't have demanding PC requirements, cool and clean pixelated visuals, easy-to-pick up hard-to-master bullet hell-style gameplay. Overall, it was great fun and I enjoyed my time with it.

So I thought this game had died out a while ago (some time since I had played it regularly), but it turns out the game is still going strong...really strong actually. I was pretty excited and saw that this game has the VERY POSITIVE rating on Steam. As I was strolling down to read some of the top reviews, I noticed a new publisher called Kabam in the game's description area. Interesting. So I finally make it to the reviews and what I see is a bunch of negative reviews about how pay-2-win this game is after Kabam took over.

I couldn't believe it was THAT bad so I tried it out myself a few weeks ago. Downloaded it through Steam, loaded it up.....Wow. Another example of an amazing game ruined by greedy companies tainting the free-2-play model. No one wonder people are hating on free-2-play games when we got so much greedy companies these days.

But Kabam really butchered this game. Everything good requires money. Skill is irrevelant. I can't believe they actually managed to take the skill factor out of a bullet-hell game. What's the world coming to....

I.Rather.Have.Perfect.World.Own.This.....Hell.I.Rather.Have.Nexon.Own.This.Than.Kabam

Never again Kabam...never again.
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104 of 116 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game was great! and then Kabam it's gone..
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67 of 80 people (84%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
i love this game, i used to play it when my other game is updatig, it was fun

until Kabam ruined it
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47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,069.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Okay, so I've played this game for over 1,000 hours, and probably a few hundred more on the browser/flash player. This game has some awesome things in it, but they are usually outweighed by the cons:

PROS:
Classes are unique and most have team roles
Lots of monsters and enemies
Dungeons are quite fun to rush, and they are also fun to run with a group of friends.
Feels rewarding to get good loot/beat a hard/solo a tough dungeon/etc
Satisfying to blast through hordes of baddies within a matter of seconds (on maxed characters)
Good guild system.

CONS:
Since Kabam bought the game, it's been mega P2W. To even have any fun you have to buy AT LEAST 1 extra character slot, and even then you need to buy vault chests (~5 dollars each) to store 8 ITEMS EACH. Character slots cost even more, and they suck you out of money too much.

Pets. They are unbalanced, and even though the higher levels look cool, again, P2W. You have to pay gold or fame to feed your pet, and while the fame is free, it usually requires hours of grinding monsters and dungeons and then suicide to get fame, and the fame prices are ridiculously high on the higher tier pets. Oh, and did I mention you also have to pay for the food itself? Yes, you can feed the pet your unwanted items but even high tier items have puny amounts of feed power, which, in the long run, costs you even more money than buying some food.

Some classes are unbalanced-Knight. Priest. The Knight is a fun class to play, but it has rediculous defense and health. What makes it worse is that about 25% of all players I've seen are knights, which makes getting loot hard because the knights camp out around the boss, permastunning it, and getting all the damage. On the other hand, priests are completely underpowered, having NO REWARD for healing other players and the lowest damage output in the game. Players should be rewarded for being a healer. I think they should add a damage boost or some sort of reward for priests because right now, priests can't get loot. Ever.

Permadeath is okay, but I shouldn't lose something that I PAID ACTUAL MONEY FOR. (Backpacks, dyes, etc.) You can buy equipment in the Nexus, but it's ridiculously expensive. (8 bucks for a staff that I'm going to lose when I die and I can get in the game for free? No thanks.) In fact, we've asked Kabam so many times NOT to put tops in the nexus, and what do they do? They put tops in the nexus. Not only did they make them almost twice as expensive as 1 tier below them, they ruin the specialness(that's a word, right?)of actually getting the gear legit and now any noob with a fat wallet can look like a "pro" by buying these tops.

Also, the new sprites that Kabam made look terrible. I'm sorry but compare the Sword/Shield of the Mad God to an original item..

BIG BIG BIG CON:
Kablem

Anyway, this game is fun until you die and lose acutal money and hours of work, but it's not fun for a new player. Wandering around on a level 3 wizard trying to survive is not fun. Once you get wealthy though, the game is better. Although it's a fun game, I don't recommend you play this. The frustration just isn't worth it.
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92 of 134 people (69%) found this review helpful
543.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
HOW TO PLAY THIS GAME:
STEP 1: START GAME
STEP 2: GATHER GARBAGE LOOT
STEP 3: ACHIVE LVL 20
STEP 4: KILL STUFF
STEP 5: GET BETTER LOOT
STEP 6: KILL MORE STUFF
STEP 7: GET EVEN BETTER LOOT
STEP 8: DIE
STEP 9: CRY ABOUT HOW YOU PUT 500 HOURS INTO THIS EVIL ADDICTED GAME.
STEP 10: RECOMMEND GAME
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
155.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Thank you Kabam for ruining this................
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
121.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Fun... one day it was. Not only has the new owner of this company, Kabam, has not only turned this game into a cold-hard pay-to-win, moreover it is extremely careless about anyone who plays this game. The game is infested by many 'hacked clients' of people dashing trough walls and using various other illegit tricks, sometimes just to take away your chances at phat loot, sometimes purposely drag huge mobs of enemies on you trying to get that character of yours killed. Let's not even mention people sitting on the most powerful enemies in the game, taking no damage at all, and calling people to teleport for interesting stuff - instead they teleport to an instadeath. another character wasted.
If you would be able to look past all these downsides there is plenty of fun to be found, and i have found it, before this curtain of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ appeared. If i was to start over, i would most definately not do it.

~CrySpyx
~~Mrunibro
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Alright so my playtime for this game is about 32 days, but I use a flash projector instead of playing on steam. After two years, I've seen quite a few people leave saying "screw Kabam they ruined the game pls nerf Knight pets are OP just ugh >:" Until a couple weeks ago, I didn't agree. The developers recently introduced what they called a "class rebalancing" in an attempt to right the wrong they began by introducing pets that (if you're willing to pay enough) heal you massive amounts of HP and MP. This made healing and support classes almost obsolete and much less fun to play, hence the "rebalancing". They buffed three of the classes in the game in ways that make it even more UNBALANCED and I really can't even take it. This game is insanely addictive and has some great qualities, but I've finally given in. Kabam truly did ruin this game. Also the loot system is garbage. Thumbs down/twoouttaten/you probably shouldn't even bother.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's pay to win. If you put real money into a character and it dies, you lose everything, due to perma-death.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
You have to pay to win, it's repetitive, there's no plot, and you're not awarded anything for leveling up. Don't play this.
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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
One part of the game can make your screen stuck and have to quit a couple of times to fix it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
وكانت هذه اللعبة مرة مرة من المرح والسعادة
This game was once time of fun and happiness
ولكن بعد ذلك حدث شيء ما
But then something happened
الخنازير الإمبريالية الشريرة
The evil imperialist pigs
يعرف كابام
Known as Kabam
اشترى ما كانت هذه لعبة كبيرة
bought what was such great game

كابام يجب حرق
كابام يجب حرق
كابام يجب حرق
كابام يجب حرق
كابام يجب حرق
كابام يجب حرق

THEY CALLED ME ALTY
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
game loaded at 100% and stopped, nothing else to do ..
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Just Got Out From Nexus, Got Killed By A Slime. 15/10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
don't get this game,playing this game feels like eating diarrhea.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Completely different from when I started playing it. Used to be you unlocked new classes and saved your lvl 20 loot by actually being good. Community has always been heartless but at least the game used to be fun. Avoid like the plague.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I HATE THIS GAME SOOOO MUCH> RAGE QUIT!!!!!! :3 I WOULD RATHER SUCK A NICE FLUFFY<JUICY<LOVELY<LOLLIPOP THAN PLAY THIS SUCKY GAME GG WP IM OUT PEACE SUCKA
p.s I MAY SUCK BUT YOU SWALLOW!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
theres alot of people online and i never really felt it was that amazing
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It is a good game. Nice graphics and storylines. But there's one thing that I would really like to complain. "Quality". The graphics quality is a huge problem to me because we need to switch it to Low, Medium, and High. But I cant switch it to medium which is causing a really bad lag problem for a Low-End Laptops like me. It's ok in my PC but I would really like to play this in my laptop. I'm really sorry but I can't recommend this to other's unless you update it and add the quality settings.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
177.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game ruined my life do not play it.
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