The epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (553 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
61 of 65 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
118.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Everquest 2 remains a staple of MMO's in which it is a market dominated by new and better hype. In my opinion Everquest 2 is the underdog and a sleeper hit never at the forefront but also never to be underestimated. If WoW is not your type of MMO then I would reccomend Everquest 2 if only for completely different vibe then what is on the market today.
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
867.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
I just realized I have never reviewed my favorite MMO before. So why is it my favorite? Because it caters to every single play style you can think of (soloers, duoers, groupers, raiders, casuals, hardcores, etc...). It has so much content you will literally be blown away by just how much you can do in this game. It comes out with a nice sized expansion every single year along with weekly updates to the game.

You want story? EQ2 has VERY deep lore. I don't follow the story, but I know there are books upon books of the lore EQ2 currently has.

Want quests? There are currently nearly 9,000 quests in the game. And they ain't all as simple as "Go kill this and return" type of quests. A lot of quests can take hours if not days to complete, very epic stories. Many types of quests including Hallmark, Lore & Legend, Language, Crafting, Heritage, Epic, Access Quests, Missions, the list goes on and on.... Not a single player has ever completed every quest in the game. Far from it actually.

There is SO much to this game, I don't want this review to get long. Just check it out! Its free. Restrictions are far from bad, its one of the less restrictive f2p games on the market.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
299.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
One of the most under-rated MMoRPG's as far as i'm concerned! the ONLY problem is there are now some population issues...
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Contrary to my steam play time I have well over 1,000hrs invested in EQ2 with my 3 endgame characters. This was by far the most fun I've ever had in a generic style MMORPG.

I did play WoW for a while but the graphical style of WoW and the over simplified skill system kinda bored me to death.

Everquest utilizes an in depth skill system that requires you think before using points in a particular tree. Granted classes are not really open like in some of the new MMOS but the class itself has a lot of customization.

Example: A wizard has class restrictions forbidding the use of heavy armor and a variety of weapons. But it allows a rounded out skill selection including element proficiency and damage/debuff modifiers.

All in all I strongly recommend this game for any and all MMO players. F2Players are not restricted like in many other F2Play games. Level cap is 85 and the auctionhouse requires F2Play auction tickets to use otherwise buying the All access pass makes most everything free besides Expansion stuff.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,139.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I play this game a lot. More than most people I know. I definitely recommend it for any type of play style you like. I've met and grouped with all kinds of people from all around the world, from nurses to graphic artists. Even a guy who was like 95 years old! Anyone can learn the game and become good at it!
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
627.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
The least flawed of all the MMORPGs presently out. If you are a fan of the MMO genre, you absolutely must try this game. It sucks you in from the first click and doesn't let go. Graphics, sound, and gameplay are all here and representing the best there is to offer in the MMO pride.

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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Played this for several years before it went F2P. I've yet to find an MMO that I've enjoyed more. Only problem coming back is that now my level 90 character is virtually unusable since his tier gear is locked for Premium players. While that has personally driven me to try other MMO's, EQ2 remains a fantastic MMO with a rich world and, at least when I played it, solid mechanics. I highly reccomend it.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
One of the best if not the best free rpgs out there.Definitely in the league with WoW! It has one bad side tho(a little one):It might seem a little weird and slobby at the start and you might not be able to understand the basics at the very first time but when you come to think of it,its not complex at all...Its just kind of different.I surely suggest this game to any rpg fan out there!Hope it helps!
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
106.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
went to 6 different regions, got killed by monsters in a region where i wasn't supposed to be, got lost, don't know where to go, and enjoy getting credit for discovering new places in the game and leveling up without doing any fighting, which makes it easier to kill freaking demons!!!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
652.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Possibly the best game Ive ever played in my 30+ years as a gamer.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
A fun old-school MMO with lots to offer. Plus, it's free!!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Really good MMO. Highly recommend it if you are starting out in MMO's
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 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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30 of 55 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Better than WoW.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
134.4 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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24 of 44 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
381.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Better then WoW?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.0 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
well, to first off, this game is fun depending on your playstyle, im 14, in highschool, gots lots to do, but i enjoy my freetime on this, and dont be fooled by my gametime, i had it for a long time before i got steam, and i enjoy it, i never got higher than lvl 46 on my last account, and on this one, i plan to be the top, this game has good graphics, good gameplay, seems like it focuses on high lvl pvp tho
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.6 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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