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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Very Positive (254 reviews) - 81% of the 254 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (22,295 reviews) - 82% of the 22,295 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
251.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This game has a long history with me. From Shadow to Kabam to Deca. I've seen it all. Played it in the browser and on steam. I can teel ya. It is a great game. Pay2Win? Ha! BS. Sure, You can pay for cosmetics and some useful tools. But I havent spent a single dime on this game and I have collected most items in the game. But I do warn you. Don't start playing this if you don't have a disciplined mind. This game will steal all of your time. And most people don't have the strength to pull away. Help me... Help me now...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Very addictive game with amazing replayablilty. I got hooked with a few friends, my regrets are little to none! ^-^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I like this game it is very addicting and can keep you entertained for a long time
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
90.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
fun and hard at the same time ! :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
It's fun and chaotic! It's free and super easy to download. Why not give it a try?
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Quit button doesnt work
10/10
Would die fromm random unaviodable final boss room teleport at lvl 3 again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Better than Call of Duty...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Had a character who lested 3 months. Died because of lag, a Meduza teleported from nowhere and 1 hit killed me. Later I only joined the game to find out they've changed it completly, the expirence was different. It's an okay game, undoubtedly a hard one as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Awesome game, If you can handle dieing a lot. and I mean A LOT but dieing is good in someways as it grants you a currency used to purchase new items, so it kinda depends what you want to do with that.
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PapayaLord
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD GAME!!!!!!

i remember first time seeing it, it was a good game, fun, pixel-style type game and now i wanna play it again.

PLAY IT NOW!!!!!!!!
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Hank badass killing machine
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
its a good game but can freeze sometimes and i gotta re open it I RECOMEND YOU PLAY IT ITS FUN
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m0du1us
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is unplayable. The server lag is ridiculous. Also, the in game UI isn't scalled properly, so now I can't even play at all. The ad to buy stuff is almost completely off the screen so I can't click to close it. Obviously, this game is coded like ♥♥♥♥. If you can get this thing to work properly with no lag, it seems like it would be fun.
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Consuela
17.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
too passive by yourself
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TheEnderCavalier
75.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Kill things, die a lot, rage, get 1/8, win.

87/100
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YukiHime98
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
I really do need to play this game more to really explore whether or not I reccomend it. I'd feel bad leading people on that this is somehow a great game if it was only mediocre.

One complaint I'd like to get out before I praise it, is the bureaucratic mess that is unlockable content. I am unsure how one earns those playable classes that remain behind a sealed window, and that's what turned me off to playing further than the 30 minutes o the first adventure I did. It wasn't that it was not fun, but I don't like being treated like a lab rat with prizes dangled in front of me I have to pay for. I'm paying enough investing time and effort. These games are hardly ever a breeze and more of a chore to "get good" at.

But that's Realm of The Mad God's saving grace... is it doesn't really matter if you "get good". In the end I don't think those unlockable classes would make much difference in game, as if you die, you die permanently. Much like some of the first ever PC games that were dungeon crawls, and it gives it an 8-bit aesthetic that is both appealing, but also a little cumbersome at times to makeout where exactly the enemy is coming from. It isn't like my squinty Filipino eyes were made for 5000fps bits of fireball spam.

What the game does right, and few other games do is reward cooperation and ignoring competitiveness completely. There is no competition, you can't even make it so by player-killing, and I like that a lot. Players are free to go their own way and die quicker if they so choose, but the real strategy is to stick together and make the most out of every player's utility.

It is free, and because it's not some cut-throat PvP you should give it a try and decide for yourself since my gameplay amount is rather limited. But I might go back to it if I feel like I could get 100% of the experience at some point. Again, my only real distancing came from the fact I felt like I was being scolded for being a "Freebie" and couldn't have access to certain classes.
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PusheenGoesRAWR
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Seems like a cool game, but the multiplayer function is just a black screen plus playing with an azerty keyboard is almost impossible
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Kengoro61
19.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
OMG IM STUCK IN 21 PLACE FOREVER
PIXELS NEVER AGAIN
/\\/YOSSI ♥♥♥♥BOY
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Tortilla
33.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
No
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Extra Ice 氷
106.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Really Reccomend for somone that wants to spend some time on this .. it is perma-death but you get good fast
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