The epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
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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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Great MMO. A true Classic. Lots of quests to do as well as many other things to keep you busy if you are bored. You can own and decorate a home also or a mansion or a guild hall for that matter.There are Raids too which can be very hard but they also have dungeon difficulties too so you don't always need a full raid group to do them. There really is too much to really talk about in a review. Play the game with a decent computer and you will be happy if you like MMOs. There is like over 20 classes to choose from which are each very customizable with your talent trees. Plenty of races to choose from too. The game is huge. Much bigger than WOW and many more dungeons to go in to. Open and private. Each class has a ton of spells and attacks to use so that you can feel like a real hero. Some people say players have too many abilities but I love blasting off 15 different attacks to defeat my foes. If you don't want to use all your spells you certainly don't have to so that solves that issue if it is an issue for you. The 55 hours shown here is only Steam play. I have well over 10 years of game play in Everquest 2 within multiple accounts. This game does require a good computer to run smooth. A video card with at least 2 gigs of RAM in my experience if you want the game to look good. 4 gigs if you want it to look smashing. You can turn the settings way down if your computer is that deficient but it will look like a 15 year old game.
One other note: I only played this game in free-to-play mode while on Steam and I noticed things may be different than if you have a sub. The alt character looks are better than the default looks for sure. If they changed that then that is great. My review is based on subbing not free-to-play but I have played free to play and I had a great time too but with some limitations which they recently may have done away with, hopefully. Try the game out anyhow and give it a good trial. Not 1 hour of play time. The community was always good to me and I suspect that has not changed although with free to play you never know who will play the game. Enjoy.
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Don't know why I re-downloaded it ... I left for a reason years ago ...
still not worth it today. Uninstalled.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
110 of 130 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 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 95 people (87%) 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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302 of 426 people (71%) found this review helpful
13 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 160 people (73%) found this review helpful
145 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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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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The Vanguardian
7.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Everquest II seems to be Free To TRY, NOT free to play.
Try as I might, I can't get the Daybreak membership system to send me the confirmation e-mail.
That's why I don't recommend it.
(Daybreak is the parent company)
The gameplay was good, starts at an even understandable pace and doesn't bombard you with something new every second like a few other MMO RPG's.
(Tera comes to mind where after a short while you're going "Leave me alone, I just want to play the game!" and "What is all this junk for that's overflowing my inventory?")
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The Norion Legend
46.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
pretty good but hate the level stuff like leveling down after death
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10.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
♥♥♥♥♥♥ game!
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18.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
This Review Is to warn all user that DayBrake Game Are pitty thiffs.

This is how thy do it.

You setup a toon and Play it if you buy CB ther in game Cash thy lock you out of your Toon by asking you for a Confirmion Email.

The thing is thy dont send you the Email to Confirm its your Email ther for locking you out of the game.

The kicker is you cant even setup a tickit with them with out that Email Conmfirm.

So no Email sent to you mean no Acount to play or to get help ftrom DayBrake Games.

The other thing DayBrake like to do is to chang your user infor so you cant chang Email or pass word becuse thy changed the info to the secret question.

Thing like your Dogs Name or where where you born if you cant anser this your SOL.

Makes it hard trying to work out a prob if you cant chang the Email to see if thats the prob.

One last thing I play the game for 18 houer befor thy pull this BS on me and after buying ther in game cash useing my steam wallet.

The game its self is a blast to play I can say nothing bad about the game its self and would be player it still.

My prob is i been Robbed by DayBrake who are a buch of small time pitty thiffs.

If you want to play this game do so but do not put any Money in to it you run the risk of get muged by DayBrake and you go throw Email Comfirm hell and lose your Cash.

Up Date 9/2/2016 Time 12:12 PM
Her some prof that thy are not sending me a Email to conferm my Acount.
To day thy sent me Email but it was not for confirmon but to rell me of a EQ2 sale

From : EverQuest II <>
Subject : H-U-G-E Savings and Bonus XP Weekend!
To : Ran Ran <>
Reply To : EverQuestII 67t3v-mry4 d4cy <>

So thy can Spam me with BUY BUY NOW but cant sent me a Email so i can Confirm HMmmm.
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12.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
While the glory days are behind this game. It's still a solid game to take for a spin.

Graphics are definitely dated, but this game is a perfect example of why that doesn't always matter. There is content...and after that MORE CONTENT.

Difficulty has been scaled back, which some might find appealing while other's will be immediately be turned off. I personally, find it appealing. I grew up in the era of "sit on a spawn for hours", but I'm older now. I have other things I can do (either by choice or by necessity).

Final Verdict:

Game's still fun to hop in and play a bit. But it'll leave you a bit sad if you know the history, knowing you missed out on a truly exciting time in the Gaming Industry with this new genre called 'MMORPG'; now it's a common sight., come, come play a bit of history -- In the world of Norrath.
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19.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Everquest 2 is a standard, serviceable MMO. There is no lack of contact to play through and the levelling is quite enjoyable, I would rate the levelling as even more enjoyable than World of Warcraft, being that there is a cohesive plot line and flow between the quests as well as a wealth of concisely delivered lore given in readable speach bubbles and not a forgettible quest accept window. The story is about the world of Norrath, not the player hero.

+EQ2 offers one of the widest selections of playable races and classes with few to no restrictions (2 races and 2 classes are premium only).
+The game also looks pretty good for a 2004 title and as you go to higher level areas the art only improves.
+Skills are very cool with a wide variety of available playstyles.
+Free to play up until the latest expansion (level 95).

-Combat animations are not smooth, but it's a 2004 game so I'll give it a pass.
-Player is not well guided to enter dungeons, I was fairly unaware of their existence during most of my play time.
-Game does not seem to encourage co-op for the first 25 levels.
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