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

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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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
yo wa suh du
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
This is a great game I loved it. I don't play on steam but on flashplayer, but I do not recommend this game just because of how bad the community is. Please do not even try to play this game if you can't handle toxic people. Who when you ask them about something ANYTHING they say kill yourself. Its horrible to see where this community went I just wish the people weren't so stupid.
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8.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
According to all known laws
of aviation,

there is no way a bee
should be able to fly.

Its wings are too small to get
its fat little body off the ground.

The bee, of course, flies anyway

because bees don't care
what humans think is impossible.

Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
Yellow, black. Yellow, black.

Ooh, black and yellow!
Let's shake it up a little.

Barry! Breakfast is ready!


Hang on a second.


- Barry?
- Adam?

- Oan you believe this is happening?
- I can't. I'll pick you up.

Looking sharp.

Use the stairs. Your father
paid good money for those.

Sorry. I'm excited.

Here's the graduate.
We're very proud of you, son.

A perfect report card, all B's.

Very proud.

Ma! I got a thing going here.

- You got lint on your fuzz.
- Ow! That's me!

- Wave to us! We'll be in row 118,000.
- Bye!

Barry, I told you,
stop flying in the house!

- Hey, Adam.
- Hey, Barry.

- Is that fuzz gel?
- A little. Special day, graduation.

Never thought I'd make it.

Three days grade school,
three days high school.

Those were awkward.

Three days college. I'm glad I took
a day and hitchhiked around the hive.

You did come back different.

- Hi, Barry.
- Artie, growing a mustache? Looks good.

- Hear about Frankie?
- Yeah.

- You going to the funeral?
- No, I'm not going.

Everybody knows,
sting someone, you die.

Don't waste it on a squirrel.
Such a hothead.

I guess he could have
just gotten out of the way.

I love this incorporating
an amusement park into our day.

That's why we don't need vacations.

Boy, quite a bit of pomp...
under the circumstances.

- Well, Adam, today we are men.
- We are!

- Bee-men.
- Amen!


Students, faculty, distinguished bees,

please welcome Dean Buzzwell.

Welcome, New Hive Oity
graduating class of...


That concludes our ceremonies.

And begins your career
at Honex Industries!

Will we pick ourjob today?

I heard it's just orientation.

Heads up! Here we go.

Keep your hands and antennas
inside the tram at all times.

- Wonder what it'll be like?
- A little scary.

Welcome to Honex,
a division of Honesco

and a part of the Hexagon Group.

This is it!



We know that you, as a bee,
have worked your whole life

to get to the point where you
can work for your whole life.

Honey begins when our valiant Pollen
Jocks bring the nectar to the hive.

Our top-secret formula

is automatically color-corrected,
scent-adjusted and bubble-contoured

into this soothing sweet syrup

with its distinctive
golden glow you know as...


- That girl was hot.
- She's my cousin!

- She is?
- Yes, we're all cousins.

- Right. You're right.
- At Honex, we constantly strive

to improve every aspect
of bee existence.

These bees are stress-testing
a new helmet technology.

- What do you think he makes?
- Not enough.

Here we have our latest advancement,
the Krelman.

- What does that do?
- Oatches that little strand of honey

that hangs after you pour it.
Saves us millions.

Oan anyone work on the Krelman?

Of course. Most bee jobs are
small ones. But bees know

that every small job,
if it's done well, means a lot.

But choose carefully

because you'll stay in the job
you pick for the rest of your life.

The same job the rest of your life?
I didn't know that.

What's the difference?

You'll be happy to know that bees,
as a species, haven't had one day off

in 27 million years.

So you'll just work us to death?

We'll sure try.

Wow! That blew my mind!

"What's the difference?"
How can you say that?

One job forever?
That's an insane choice to have to make.

I'm relieved. Now we only have
to make one decision in life.

But, Adam, how could they
never have told us that?

Why would you question anything?
We're bees.

We're the most perfectly
functioning society on Earth.

You ever think maybe things
work a little too well here?

Like what? Give me one example.

I don't know. But you know
what I'm talking about.

Please clear the gate.
Royal Nectar Force on approach.

Wait a second. Oheck it out.

- Hey, those are Pollen Jocks!
- Wow.

I've never seen them this close.

They know what it's like
outside the hive.

Yeah, but some don't come back.

- Hey, Jocks!
- Hi, Jocks!

You guys did great!

You're monsters!
You're sky freaks! I love it! I love it!

- I wonder where they were.
- I don't know.

Their day's not planned.

Outside the hive, flying who knows
where, doing who knows what.

You can'tjust decide to be a Pollen
Jock. You have to be bred for that.


Look. That's more pollen
than you and I will see in a lifetime.

It's just a status symbol.
Bees make too much of it.

Perhaps. Unless you're wearing it
and the ladies see you wearing it.

Those ladies?
Aren't they our cousins too?

Distant. Distant.

Look at these two.

- Oouple of Hive Harrys.
- Let's have fun with them.

It must be dangerous
being a Pollen Jock.

Yeah. Once a bear pinned me
against a mushroom!

He had a paw on my throat,
and with the other, he was slapping me!

- Oh, my!
- I never thought I'd knock him out.

What were you doing during this?

Trying to alert the authorities.

I can autograph that.

A little gusty out there today,
wasn't it, comrades?

Yeah. Gusty.

We're hitting a sunflower patch
six miles from here tomorrow.

- Six miles, huh?
- Barry!

A puddle jump for us,
but maybe you're not up for it.

- Maybe I am.
- You are not!

We're going 0900 at J-Gate.

What do you think, buzzy-boy?
Are you bee enough?

I might be. It all depends
on what 0900 means.

Hey, Honex!

Dad, you surprised me.

You decide what you're interested in?

- Well, there's a lot of choices.
- But you only get one.

Do you ever get bored
doing the same job every day?

Son, let me tell you about stirring.

You grab that stick, and you just
move it around, and you stir it around.

You get yourself into a rhythm.
It's a beautiful thing.

You know, Dad,
the more I think about it,

maybe the honey field
just isn't right for me.

You were thinking of what,
making balloon animals?

That's a bad job
for a guy with a stinger.

Janet, your son's not sure
he wants to go into honey!

- Barry, you are so funny sometimes.
- I'm not trying to be funny.

You're not funny! You're going
into honey. Our son, the stirrer!

- You're gonna be a stirrer?
- No one's listening to me!

Wait till you see the sticks I have.

I could say anything right now.
I'm gonna get an ant tattoo!

Let's open some honey and celebrate!

Maybe I'll pierce my thorax.
Shave my antennae.

Shack up with a grasshopper. Get
a gold tooth and call everybody "dawg"!

I'm so proud.

- We're starting work today!
- Today's the day.

Oome on! All the good jobs
will be gone.

Yeah, right.

Pollen counting, stunt bee, pouring,
stirrer, front desk, hair removal...

- Is it still available?
- Hang on. Two left!

One of them's yours! Oongratulations!
Step to the side.

- What'd you get?
- Picking crud out. Stellar!


Oouple of newbies?

Yes, sir! Our first day! We are ready!

Make your choice.

- You want to go first?
- No, you go.

Oh, my. What's available?

Restroom attendant's open,
not for the reason you think.

- Any chance of getting the Krelman?
- Sure, you're on.

I'm sorry, the Krelman just closed out.

Wax monkey's always open.

The Krelman opened up again.

What happened?

A bee died. Makes an opening. See?
He's dead. Another dead one.

Deady. Deadified. Two more dead.

Dead from the neck up.
Dead from the neck down. That's life!

Oh, this is so hard!

Heating, cooling
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Cybrotic | Sun or Moon?
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Does a bad job trying to be pay2win. Fun for a couple hours.
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19.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
its a preety good
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14.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
yesterday had 3 hours in now 11 the game is time consuming if you stay up till late but they make so much stuff to buy with coins which people buy which kind of makes it a pay 2 win but if your lucky like some i have a friend who gives me op stuff but thats one of best ways to get stuff really good stuff and its really annoying if you die unlike games like diablo you can get your stuff from your body you should be able to loot your own and others graves
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0.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
loved it! super enjoyed the mega ugly graphics and horrible gameplay
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1.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
272.1 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,736.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Realm of The Mad God, RotMG for short
is an Top-Down bullethell-ish style MMORPG, where you control one of 14 classes to defeat Quest Monsters, complete dungeons, gain wealth, maxing them, gaining experience and making it a legend (for a year or just a week).
As it might sound pretty straightforward, there are somethings that everybody needs to know before giving this game a shot;
  1. The game is PERMADEATH : you die, you die, and with death you gain experience to not die so much. The items and the backpack you carry are risked everytime you encounter an enemy, it is up to you (and internet problems) when you die. This can however mean that you gain enough experience that you will not die in weeks or months, gaining wealth to all of your characters and accounts.
  2. F2p doesn't get you far, atleast without paying in nerves: you've only one character slot, one vault and no backpack. This means you have to carry half of your belongins with you and if you die, you lose everything (except the fame). Ofcourse you can make a "mule" (account that is only used to store items), but that can get in the crossfire of wavebans and DECA wont take time to unban it. Use them at your own risk.
  3. Realm Gold is a huge money sink, you can use up to hundreds of dollars of real cash to the game but you aren't required, it just makes maintaining a wide selection of items way easier.
  4. People are annoying and this game doesn't make a difference. Thankfully you can disable chat completely and to be not bothered by the countless messages that might make you sigh.
  5. Go through all of the available keybinds: they are all customizable and can help you get used to the mechanics of the game.
  6. The current loot-system is very RNG-based. You aren't bound to get rare UnTiered-items, which some are straight upgrades to Tiered ones and some of them completely sitsuational and up to prefrence.
  7. There is a un-official constantly updated wiki/playerbase site Realmeye , where you can most likely find everything you need regarding the game and the players and is an huge infopack to consume and learn about the game without playing it!
Other than the "bad" things I've listed above, I thoroughly enjoy the game and will gladly sink more of my free time in it.
As a wise man once said:
pls enjoy game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
239.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
The best thing about this MMO is that you can totally ignore other people and play it as a single-player game. This may also be it's greatest drawback, as there seem to be few opportunities for the social interactions that give other MMOs a sense of story and belonging. The most stand-out "feature" of Realm of the Mad God is it's perma-death system, but once you get deeper into it, it turns out that it doesn't actually have perma-death. Rather than building up the character you are playing as, Realm of the Mad God is actually about leveling up the little Pokemon who follow you around.

The really good Pokemon ("pets" whatever. we know they're all actually Pokemon) are the ones that heal you, and the best class to play as would be the Necromancer, whose attacks not only effectively damage enemies but also effectively heal your character. Once having unlocked the Necromancer, why would anyone play RotG as any other class? RotG's class system suffers from the same problem as Final Fantasy V's Job System: there are a few kickass jobs you max out before too long, and then a whole bunch of useless jobs you don't really need to bother with because what they offer is either too similar to what you've already got or else so specialized that they can rarely be utilized effectively.

Anyway, I can't recommend this as an MMORPG. But I can recommend it as a casual game. If you've got an audiobook to get through and want something mindless to grind away at while listening then Realm of the Mad God is the perfect MMORPG for you. Just ignore other players, get some healing Pokemon and be a Necromancer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
183.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
one of the first mmo's I have ever played. I remember coming home from school everyday eager to level a new class. I hope deca can bring that feeling back. Its a feeling ive chased for a long time when i used to play runescape and world of warcraft. I probably have over 1000 hours in this game (not on steam)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
-Make character
-Level up
-Die immediately
-Repeat process

10/10 will play again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Its fun and addictive if u are up to a challenging game go for rotmg
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
364.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
It seems many would judge a game based on graphical appearance.
That's where mostnew players would hesitate to play.

I've played many free-to-play RPG games but this has got to be the most unique solely for it's trading system. When you die you lose all your items in your inventory and character equipped. You also lose your character along with his level/progress. So be sure you store your items in your freely given chest in your vault.

Did I mention how great the currency system is because there is none. Being specifically player driven there's power to the players. Although the game isn't totally free, you can have a great experience.

I find you'll master the game once you die, but you become a grand master when you develop less and less rage with each death until you just start smiling in sarcasm.

*Smiles* I just died. How wonderful. >_< (Recycle & Repeat)

- Have fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Deca added more than Kabam did in a year.
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