The epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
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Mostly Positive (764 reviews) - 75% of the 764 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 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
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,454.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
As a fan of this series, I will try to be as partial as I can. Everquest 2 is hands down one of the best MMO's out right now. The ability to create everything about your character, quests, the player community is all great. Development Staff try their hardest to fix bugs within hours of being reported. Sadly, there is no more PvP unless your a paid member, but the experience and friends I have had while playing Everquest 2 outweigh all the cons, which are very few. One of them is that if you put in a support ticket, it can take up to a week for a response. One pro is the new expansion: Terrors of Thalumbra, that went live last month. This content actually requires strategy, teamwork, and a lot of thinking to be done. And this game is friendly to everyone. Solo, Grouping, or Raiding, this game has it all.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
417.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
I started playing Everquest (1) right after the Velious expansion, and transitioned over to Everquest 2 when I received a beta invite. I stopped playing the game right after the Age of Discovery expansion was released in December 2011.

In the first few years, the game was addictive and time consumining and had a lot to see and do. The story line and side quests were interesting and faily immersive. All this was great for a single guy with loads of time on his hands.

Fast foward to the F2P changes, and the game started to lose my interest. I preferred a subscription based experience versus the micro transactions. I had to pay to unlock gear I had already obtained amongst other things. Content seemed to get boring - doing the same mundane tasks over and over again. I didn't care for the grind and was never an end game type of player. I liked playing for the feeling of accomplishment and exploring.

The game started feeling more like a SIMs type game with all the interior decorating and appearance items. Ignoring all this, the game wasn't too bad. I did enjoy displaying trophies and artifacts, but it started getting repetitive after a while.

As a side note, the card game Legends of Norrath is very interesting and fun to play. It does allow for you to get ingame items for either EQ or EQ2. I have found though that I enjoy Hearthstone much better, and I have never been a WoW fan.

I do not know the state of the game as of this writing, but based on my experiences, I would say the game is worth trying as it is "Free", but do expect to spend a lot of time, and money now due to F2P, to really get a lot out of the game. I loved the time spent playing this game and would even go so far as to say my friends would have considered me an EQ fan boy. Having said that, I would not recommend the game due to the changes made over the years. I feel the original vision of the game was abandoned.
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62 of 103 people (60%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
I used to play this game and loved it. But time got tight and I could not spend the time on it. With the new expansion release I thought I would check it out. I last played when the level cap was 90. So I figured I would level a little bit before I put the money down an the expansion before I determined I liked it. They also had a "winback" promotion which gave me 15 days of supporter status or whatever they call it.

I went to log in, and it said the server could not find my character, even though it was on the character select screen. I assumed the server just needed time to load. I tried several times over the course of a few hours and no luck. I then file a petition for help.

It took three and a half days for a response!!!! 20% of the time they were offering to win me back.

The response was "The character has been removed."

My response was (internally) "Wtf does that mean. Did they decide to delete my character?"

I asked "What does that mean? And do I get back any of the time lost"

They replied "
Response Daybreak Games Support via Email 11/25/2015 03:38 PM
The character was left logged out in Champion's Respite. This is never good idea; especially with a server merge.

The character was removed and is now accessible.

You do not get any time back.


Good to know it is my fault that I could not log back in because I did not crystal ball a server merge and it is my fault I could not log him in therefor I will not get the time back.

They have definitely not won me back. Also someone needs to train the CS team the difference between the words moved and removed. One sounds helpful and the other sounds F U, I deleted your character because you had the balls to ask for help.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
1,489.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Honestly I have countless hours in game and highly recommend downlading and playing it. THIS GAME HAS RUINED MY LIFE PLEASE HELP ME! I HAVE NOTHING LEFT, NOBODY, FRIEND? WHATS THAT? :'(
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
231.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
This game is literally virtual crack. If it were a real life drug then it would be cocaine mixed with a climax. I started my addiction with EQ back in 1998. I try to get off of it, I really do. But the game is too alluring for me... it always pulls me back in. I always want more, regardless of how crappy the newest expansion may seem or if the population slowly withers. My Steam hours are not my only logged hours on this game. I have been playing on and off since launch, and can guarantee my overall play time is well over 2,000 hours when the game was stand alone.

This is the best time to play if you're wanting to try out a new MMO. As of mid-to-late 2015, they released a progression server for this game. What is that you might ask? Well, they made the game classic again, with no expansions added to the server unless the entire community agrees to add the next one in. How amazing is that?! You get to play the game like it just came out, and get to experience everything fresh with everybody else. Classic EQ2 was unforgiving as ♥♥♥♥, and I encourage that. Give it a try if you like being addicted to things.
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