The epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
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Very Positive (15 reviews) - 80% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 7, 2011

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Play EverQuest® II Free-To-Play. Your Way.™

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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 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400/AMD Athlon x2 4050e
    • Ram: 3GB RAM
    • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 17 GB of Free Disk Space
    • Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended System Specifications
    • Operating System: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850/AMD Phenom II x2
    • Ram: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 260/AMD Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 17 GB of Free Disk Space
    • Broadband Internet connection
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 18 people (6%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This is a waste of time i spent 4.4 hours but the game needs 32bit i hate this
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
111 of 132 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
175.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This review is a bit old, and doesn't represent my writing skills accurately. I write honest, unbiased reviews for any game, as long as the game is provided. To contact me, email me at

This games is amazing. Ill start with the cons, then lighten up with the pros


Ads pop up every 30-60 mins.
Real-money purchase prices are stupid
($17.50 for a flying mount and $7.50 for a ground mount) *to be fair, u can earn them
Aggrevating limits for non-All Access users, such as:

^No General chat, your forced to use the newbie chat. This means you have to type /tellchannel newbie before every message; and no one ever uses this chat.
^Some servers are off limits
^Some purchases are off limits
^Limited guild functions
^Please reffer to the EQ2 membership web page for more info on All-Access.

Unlimited gameplay
- I am never running around aimlessly, trying to find somthing to do. There is ALWAYS somthing to do.
Amazing community
- The community has helped me with the most newbiest of questions and, what seemed to me, the hardest dungeons around. Basiclly, all I had to do was say the word, and I had help :D
Beutiful enviroment
- The world of Norrath is amazing for its age(12) and every zone is always so much different than the last!
Its basicly crack on a computer screen
- Thats a good thing, right?
Character creation
- I was overwhelmed with all the choices and variations I had to choose from. I finally ended up making a bland ol' human assassin :3
- The crafting is amazing. Its so in depth and well thought out. You just have to try it yourself
Free 2 Play
- This isn't quite true.... If you get as hooked as I am, you will catch your hand reaching for your credit card without you even knowing it. Seriously, it is completely possible to enjoy this game with a F2P account.

Fixed minor errors, Rewrote all points due to having more experiance
If you find that this review is not helpful, please comment why, so that I can correct it based on your help. If it was helpful, however, please take the time to "thumbs up"!
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83 of 96 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 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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306 of 432 people (71%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
383.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
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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69 of 85 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2015
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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101 of 135 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
134.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2014
Everquest 2 is in the same league as World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and even the new Final Fantasy MMO, but none of these other games are so evolved they’ve revolutionized the overall experience. This results in an overload of similar content presented through different layers of graphics, lore, classes, creatures and underlying support systems (such as crafting and raiding). Don’t get me wrong, many of the games have “unique perk features” (e.g. GW2 allows you to dodge attacks), but these perk features don’t qualify as bringing MMOGs to the next level of gaming experience.

EQ2 trumps the competition when it comes to overall content, playability, many features and functionality; and in some cases far beyond the other games.

1. Mercenary, which is like having another player with you, a single character can solo most of the dungeons and heroic areas/monsters of the game. This opens all players who use a mercenary up to the majority of the content without having to look for a group and rely on others to play.

2. Alternate Advancement, a system that allows the player to decide what percentage (up to 100%) of their experience they want to go to this secondary point system, which opens some new skills.

3. Quests, EQ2 has an unique balance of presentation for it's quests. The players can quickly and blindly click through things to move on through the next step whereas players who are heavy into a storyline/lore can interact and engage with the NPC. The rewards are also well designed and refined imo.

4. Guild, EQ2's guild system brings their players together, sharing their accomplishments and keeping them connected better than any other MMO. The guild system with automatic notifications toward the player's achievements, level gains, and finding valuable items. It also has a built in Voice Chat which works great. EQ2 has the best Guild system out of all mmo games. Period. EQ2's guild system also have the Guild Hall (home of the guild). No other mmo game comes remotely close afaik.
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116 of 161 people (72%) found this review helpful
147 people found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
Starts game
Walks around
Finds level 95 rat man
Him: Uh yeaah
Me: *bows*
Him: Heres tons of cash go buy stuff!

Best game ever
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51 of 61 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
79.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2015
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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49 of 65 people (75%) found this review helpful
797.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Five years into playing this, I have yet to find another MMO that immerses me in quite the same way or has the variety of content for all playing styles. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3,463.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
EverQuest II.............AMAZING, when most people think time sinking in a videogame the first game to come to alot of peoples mind is skyrim, but I disagree heavily, even though skyrim is great. I've been playing the game for about 1 and a half years (a bit more then that actually) but I can safely say the 2000+ hours I spent on it have been amazing. Great community, great gameplay and although the graphics aren't godly they are still pretty good. There is no P2W in this game the closest things are the heroic characters. You buy them at level 90 (originally lvl 85) and they get good armor for the levels. But then you realize the gear you get from raids and Tradeskillers and hell even quests are better. There are no special bonuses on the heroic characters. Now going back to the great community, there are a bunch of servers you can play on. I personally go on antonia bayle (great server) and let me tell you this. If you are friendly to the people and don't use them you can ask just about any of the crafters to see if they can make you some equipment and they will happily oblige. Another great thing about EQ II is the housing system, each character (refered to as toons in most communities) can have upwards of 20 player homes and let me tell you this the player homes don't feel like a hassel to decorate and it is honestly one of my favorite things to do. Would I say EQ II is perfect, no. No mmorpg is perfect EQ2 has it's flaws namely some of the animations are a bit off, and the lack of a playable wolf man (similar to the worgen in WoW) is an annoyance but overall the game is great, the music oh don't even get me started on how great the music is. Long story short if you are a fun of RP and MMOs EQ2 is a great choice and if you want to get into MMORPGs EQ 2 is a great place to start. I give the game a 8.5/10 if they fixed the animations then it would easily be a 9.5 or even 10 out of 10. I give this game the thumbs up, so come join in on the fun and be absorbed into the world of Norrath.
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41.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
Seemless rpg without the time-wasting cutscenes.. amazing lore and stays interesting for longer than the others. Community is friendly and helpful. Overall, 95/100.
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the Weeknd
18.3 hrs
Posted: October 16
Awesome game!
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232.0 hrs
Posted: October 10
This game is very very fun it keeps you busy in a good way , very easy on the eyes, very colorful, has good event's i give this game a 9.5 out of 10 just to show you im not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ting i screen shotted on my account please be honest like me this game is very good.. super fun.... and gloryful to be on...
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182.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
Everquest 2 is the biggest mmo ever made. The amount of content in this game is overwhelming. You can play for hundreds of hours and barely scratch the surface of all the different things that you can do, see and achieve.

Of course there is the stright-line play, go from lvl 1 to 100 as fast as possible then do raids for great gear and accumulate riches that will allow you to play as a subscriber without paying real money, thats a perfectly viable playstyle, but there is an ocean of content that you will miss.

There is a lot of easily available filler content, mostly aimed for fast leveling or casual fast play, but there are also tonns of hidden stuff and elaborate quests for the players that are more curious, and who like exploring and investing more effort.
More often than not, the rewards for pursuing some of the strange questlines found in remote areas are quite surprising.

Playing Everquest 2 is like getting lost in a jungle. No matter where you decide to go and what you decide to do, you will find adventure....or adventure will find you as the case may be.

This game offers lots of content for every taste.
You want to solo from start to finish and still get great gear and do dungeons? No problem, game offers plenty of ways to do just that.
You like direction and hand-holding, gps quests and casual stuff? Lots of that in the game.
You like to break your head with difficult quests that require some inquisitive thinking, time and dedication? Hundreds of hours worth of this kind of content.
You like crafting? You'll be overwhelmed, crafting is insane in this game, its more content in the EQ2 crafting sphere alone than in the whole worlds of other mmos.

The character progression has no equal. Just the alternate achievement skill-trees alone are way and beyond the whole progression system of other games. You decide how you divide the experience gained between the character leveling and the AA (alternate achievement) level. Personally i like to channel all the exp into AA, that way i get quite overpowered at low levels, which for me is quite satisfying.

This game was never very appealing to the younger players, nor to the ones that only come to talk random stuff in world chat as is the case in other games.
As a result the game seems quiet and tranquil, which for me is a good thing. I dont need a lot of players jumping around aimlessly in the start areas and talking smack ( i call them cheerleaders cuz thats what they really do in these games).
Sadly there are a lot of players who need these cheerleaders to consider the game as being "alive" and not "dead".

There is a lot of poison thrown around on the internet regarding this game, and its a shame because many players will miss out one of the best mmos ever made and definitely the biggest one.

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171.7 hrs
Posted: October 8
This is one of my favorite RPG MMO's, In all the other ones I have played. I have played this game for quite a long time, and I say it's worth a try.
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119.0 hrs
Posted: October 8
I say yes I would recomend this game but not as a free to play. If you plan on playing it because its free to play DON'T if anything treat it as a trial and get a membership or quit because if you don't you won't go anywhere in this game. As for the game itself it's a good game. It's huge with plenty of skills ,crafting and fighting for you to enjoy. They have a good balance on fighting and leveling. Also it has a interative crafting system and alot of crafting guilds if that's you thing. All in all i like this game and would recomend it.
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Minx Dark-Blood
529.2 hrs
Posted: October 3
Been Playing for 4 years. If you like MMORPS before the crap that is World of warcraft. this is that game. it is very good and i love it and i reccomend it to all.
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1,576.4 hrs
Posted: October 3
I have many thousands of hours more in this game than is on my Steam record, and I have played a wide variety of other MMORPGs including WoW, Rift, AoC, Eve, LOTRO and TESO. None of which are a patch on EQ2 (LOTRO does come close though).

I have been playing since 2004 (a month after release) and had 3 years out in 2010 due to work, so I have seen the game evolution, the server merges and all the other schizzle that has been going down over the course of its life.

You will have read about the gameplay in many other reviews so I wont duplicate what has already been written except to say a few things:

- Free to play is ok to try out, but dont judge the game from a F2P perspective. I agree with other reviewers that to take the game seriously you will need to subscribe. For the price of a couple of pints a month though, it is worth it in my mind.

- Join a guild as soon as you can. You will not get the same out of the game if you dont. The guild system is player based, easy to follow and use and can help a new player enormously. Look for guilds which have a reputation for helping new players.

- To compare EQ2 to WoW (and I have played both), EQ2 is a much more grown up world. The people are friendlier, more helpful and more adult.

The Negatives:

- Some of the best zones are in the lower levels which, after this amount of time, are empty. There are mercenaries available and the levelling system is much quicker than it used to be so getting to level cap is not so much of a slog. With agnostic dungeons being available now for lower level characters to run with other higher level characters (all player levels are "normalised") there is opportunity for lower levels to experience groups and dungeons.

- The game, at high end, can be a bit "rinse and repeat". Running the same dungeons over and over to get the good gear. Raids and levelling new characters mixes things up a bit though.

There are many, many more things going on in this game (its HUGE!!!) than any one person can write in a review like this. This is the game I keep coming back to having tried a lot of the other MMOs that are out there and if you like the genre, you will like this.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
quality game
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797.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Played Everquest II since 2007 ... finally left it forever. Sony screwed the game as much as it screws everything - SACD as a format, BR music, AV receivers, etc. I have no joy playing the game at all. You can not play it solo, physiically you can but it is limited so much no matter how much money you pay for subscription. And I have to time to play it in team.
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