The epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (590 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 7, 2011

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About This Game

EverQuest® II is the epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
Explore an enormous online world where friends come together for adventure and community. Immerse yourself in the game's exciting locales, mysterious lands, intense battles, exciting quests and amazing achievements. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a vast, beautiful and dangerous game world to explore, EverQuest II sets the standard for MMORPG online gaming. Now, you can experience EverQuest II Free to Play. Your Way!™*

Your character, your story, your adventure!

  • 90 Levels of unparalleled gameplay
  • Strong heritage and lore with game content spanning 7 years and 6 expansions
  • A thriving, friendly community with thousands of guilds
  • Over 5,000 creatures to battle and more than 8,000 quests to complete Hundreds of gorgeous, expansive and dangerous environments to explore
  • Independently leveled tradeskill system with deep quest lines
  • Full support of different play styles from Solo, Groups, Raids and PVP
  • Our Dungeon Finder system helps you join groups
  • Unique and robust housing system, with dozens of styles, thousands of items and a House Rating System
  • Exciting seasonal and holiday events to spice up the year
  • An expansive in-game marketplace containing potions, weapons, armor, classes, races, mounts and more!
*Optional content available for purchase.

System Requirements

    Minimum System Specifications
    • Operating System: Windows XP-SP3, or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400/AMD Athlon x2 4050e
    • Ram: 3GB RAM
    • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
      • Hard Drive:
      17 GB of Free Disk Space
    • DirectX compatible sound card
    • Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended System Specifications
    • Operating System: Windows XP-SP3, or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850/AMD Phenom II x2
    • Ram: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 260/AMD Radeon HD 4870
    • Hard Drive: 17 GB of Free Disk Space
    • DirectX compatible sound card
    • Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
383.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Not free to play. Cannot do much without subscription. And if you do get good gear while under subscription they take it away till you get a subscription again. So it is not free to play. Free to try out.
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35 of 55 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
within 24 hours of each time i played my current gf dumped me.
This game ruins lives 10/10
You can be a barbarian wiht a ponytail 11/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
If I would have written this review when EverQuest II went 'Free2Play' I would have NOT recommended you to play it, because SOE (now DayBreak BTW) had made the in-game cash shop a Pay2Win one and the 'free' game was extremely limited, almost forcing you to subscribe - even former subscribers had to ditch at least half their stuff to continue to pay for free!!!

It's a good thing that SOE has learned and has lifted most of the restrictions of the game. Now as a free player you can enjoy almost every aspect of the game (aside from the best gear and the latest expansion) and walk around in a world that litterally lets you EVER QUEST (oh yeah, pun intended there).
And that world is quite beautiful indeed. Every zone has it's own setting where you can pick up new quests and explore for hours to go. The only sad thing is that the zones are not directly linked, but you get a loading screen from zone to zone.

Crafting in EQ2 is probably one of the best systems I've seen in any MMORPG. You can actually influence the quality of the outcome, or fail misserably. And when you're trying to make something that's real hard to fabricate, you can even be hurt during the process.

In all, I thikn EQ2 is a pretty well done MMORPG. Sadly though, I'm a bit out of MMORPG lately but might pick up EQ2 at some later time again.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
104.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
*EVERQUEST*

*Hundreds of thousands of in game items, with them being added continueously!
*Hundred of zones
*Great Crafting system
*Wonderful Community
*Nice Graphics
*Never ending game!

Hits everypoint on a great MMO abosultely superb!! And totally addictive!
Love this game 10/10
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,224.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
game was fun when i still played

but i quit because it sucked in too much money.
at first, players would farm in-game currency and buy stuff like premium memberships and expansions.
then SoE deceided they wanted more money, so they decreased the rate at which you could farm gold by a lot.
then i needed to pay for everything with real money instead of getting it for free

was no longer fun. (havent played in almost a year so dont know if it changed)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
134.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
I keep coming back to this game. I have played it off and on for a few years now, and while I go off and play other games, I always come back to Everquest II. It is a blast, the graphics are wonderful. I love quest based games and even the crafting and setting up a home are enjoyable. I always forget the mechanics and start over with a new character, but I truly enjoy the style of game play this has.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
79.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Played EQ back in 98 for years and years. Many friends from all over the globe. Then EQ 2 came out. I had all the CDs to install when it first came out, retired from military, lost them all in the move, found the install on STEAM. Great game, the only issue is, not a lot of players like there used to be back in the day and now a days the game leans more towards instant lvling to keep playes interested. Its not hard to get a max level character.... *sigh* I miss the good ole days of months and months of playing to get high lvl and decent gear. Nows its all instant gratification. Still though, a very good game and lots of fun!
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22 of 41 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Great game but not a free-to-play :( For speak, write and buy/sell item, the game requires a subscription
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
71.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I started this game at launch, fell in love with it, however, as is usually the case, i would set it aside to go check out the "latest, newest game" only to come back to EQ2. I recently discovered it on Steam (i prefer having all my games in 1 place, and steam lets me do that) I have paid the subscription fee, and played as F2P ... and in either case i truly enjoyed the game.

The World is huge, with many ways to level your character to end game, as opposed to other games that take a more linear approach. I currently have 4 end-game chars (85+) and several crafters. This is one of the games i actually enjoy crafting in.

The Dungeons, instances, and raids are still fun after all these years. Since launch i have made 20+ chars, and still play with them all. (not all at the same time, as that would be technically impossible lol) No other game has gotten me to continuosly return nor grabbed my attention as heavily as this one ... I highly recommend giving it a try :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
I just returned to EQ2 after a several year hiatus.

I joined as f2p and all of my toons and their inventories were still availalbe (I did have to delete one of them due to character slot limitations...but there are plenty of slots---I just had too many toons).

I deleted another, low-level toon, so I could start over and get reacquianted with the game. I have to say the play is still very engaging and fun. The graphics are a bit dated..but I am not that concerned if the game can grab my attention and stay fun. Also this is one of the few games, out there, that can accomodate my close group of friends in a single group. We normally have 6 players, and most games limit you to 4 (maybe 5) person teams. EQ2 supports 6 - for us this is a BIG bonus.

I was leary of SOEs implementaion of free-to-play (f2p), having been irritated by many titles being f2p (free to PAY AND OFTEN) instead of f2p (free to play). Sony has this one set (imho) perfectly. I have run into very little restrictions (text chat in game is frustratingly gimped for f2p, but after dealing with the foul-mouth trolls that commonly make the chat useless, I FULLY approve!)

I do understand that at the highest tier (I mean 80+ level here) there is money involved if you are f2p, and I am absolutely OK with that. If I have played on their servers, over their network, and enjoyed their hard work for that long, then they damn good-and-well deserve something from me in return.

There are also two races, and classes that you pay to have access to, that is OK too. These are mostly cosmetic and have a fun idea behind them. There are still so many free choices that if I decide I want to play one of those other races or classes I can (again) pay for them and not feel I am having my credit card ransomed. Fianlly you will get pop-ups when you log in for things to purchase, and another shortly to take advantage of the Sony All Access. Again this is a minor annoyance and easily closed. (Also at $10 a month for subscription access to most SOE titles and more coming online it sure beats $15 a month for most paid MMOs)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
10/10 Would crash from closing item of the week again :P
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I love this game. If only i could rope my friends into playing with me :P
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
139.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
awsome game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
207.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
After a multi year absence i returned, i couldnt find my account and started a new one then people convinced me to get my old account for veteran rewards. I did it and paid for a character transfer from new to old account. Im still waiting for it to happen. Its probably because EQ2 and Planteside 2 is having login issues and they cant get to my transfer. When i talked to customer service at SOE i was pleasantly suprised that the gentleman i talked to was nice, listened to all my concerns, and made suggestions. The game still has a unique feel and is a pleasure to play. I would recomend this game for everyone.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
One of the best games i have ever played. Played it since it came out and sadly had to take a break from it due to school and just not having the time anymore. One of the top Multiplayer games out there right up there with WoW (EQ2 is better). Best raiding experience any game has to offer hands down imo, PvP is a blast at max level, the lore in the game is amazing and still after 11 years it still intrigues me. Community in and out of the game is very strong and even with Everquest Next in the works the Devs still keep the game up to date and listen to the community. Even if you are not the most social person and want to get involved in guilds and raids this is a great solo game too. Easily reach max level all by yourself without any help.

If anything download the game and give it a try. Its F2P and a easy game to learn and get into. Also i may not have time played on steam but trust me ive spent way too many years on this game.

Heres my profile so you know im not lying. Main character with 169d on it.
http://u.eq2wire.com/soe/character_detail/884765510222
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
This was my favorite game for the longest time, it was always the best. Recently however it is not working because of something called Awsomemoium is not working. I recommend this game to you if it works. Also if you know how to fix it let me know
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
195.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
It is an amazing game, event in the f2p environment it is very nice, the only problem is that it isn't as crowded as it used to be so you kinda have to play with a friend or buy the mercenary package to enjoy it!
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
/pizza doesn't work 0/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Stupid quests take forever. 6.583/13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
5/10

This game is a mess from the start. When I was creating a character, there was an odd light that was covering the face of the different races. I adjusted the settings from high to low and back again but it still didn't change it.

Starting area? Not really that helpful. This game needs a tutorial area like Everquest has. I don't see how this game can have gameplay that is worse than Classic Everquest but it does. Moving feels clunky as does combat. It feels to me like development was rushed

Another sad thing that happened was the fact that I had to Control + alt + delete to shut the game down. I tried buttons in game to no avail.

I seriously do not recommend this game
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