The epitome of massively multiplayer gaming - the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community.
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Recent:
Mixed (20 reviews) - 55% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (796 reviews) - 75% of the 796 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (20 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (796 reviews)
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Arderath
( 83.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Simply the greatest MMO available. Yes, it's getting a bit old, but nothing can beat EQ2 in the amount of content available. There's just so much to do. The housing system is exceptional, with an incredible vareiety in what you are able to build, the tradeskilling system is the best in any MMO, period (instead of mindlessly clicking "create" there is actually some amount of skill to it). The combat is varied, with a huge number of classes, spells and abilities. There's a huge number of zones, everything from overland, dungeons, underground, islands-in-the-sky - you name it. Quest storylines are interesting enough to keep you going.

That said, the F2P is a bit limited, and you will at some point need to subscribe in order to get the most out of it. But trust me, it's worth it.

If you like MMOs, you owe it to yourself to try EverQuest II.
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Bison Zabi
( 2,708.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Note: Going to update and make a very long detailed review of this game since I played it off and on for ten years since launch until 2014. Right now a bit too lazy to do it. To sum this all up for now: During moments of its lifespan, it was very underrated, did things other games both in the MMO genre and outside didn't do at the time and never had its true potential released due to multiple reasons such as unoptimized engine with severe limitations and SoE not knowing how to do PR and turning everyone away from their products any chance they got before they could experience the depth of the game (Smedley Disease).

The game went through many literations in terms of gameplay over the past 12 years and if it was possible, I would probably write six different reviews for each 2 years because that's how much SoE changed things up. And for the most part, it holds a special place in my heart, especially during 07-08 during the RoK and TSO expansions. But when SoE became DBG and was sold off to some suspicious Russian company, it was the sign that it was high time for me to leave. Quality of the gameplay was slowly degrading since Destiny of Velious in 2011, but really ramped up with Chains of Eternity in 2012. Tears of Veeshan in 2013 had some decent content but quantity lowered. And by the time Alter of Malice came out in 2014 the game already hacked off over half its employees for the EQ2 team alone and by the time DBG downsized, they further reduced the size of the team. Which is a true shame since the engine EQ2 was using got easier to use and more optimized thus the artwork and overall unique visuals and environments got drastically better with each expansion.

SoE was losing employees left and right for the last 5 years and the EQNext expedition turned out to be a ten year vaporware failure. If you really want to know how ♥♥♥♥ed up it became, just go to glassdoor.com and read the Sony Online Entertainment Reviews. Anyways, dev team is now under a very suspicious Russian company with no real connection to the game industry outside of buying the Rock Band franchise several. The game, and perhaps the franchise is kill. Good job Smed, you wasted years and years of potential for this franchise out of your own self interests and incompetence. Maybe you should have done a mix of singleplayer games to garner interests along with not relying 100% on the MMO genre that has since been on the decline and interests of consumers.

At this point, no, I wouldn't recommend it, the game is on the verge of death. The only people who play it are the ones who don't wish to give up on a decade worth of investment and the F2P microtransaction model has gotten each more dirtier with the Russian Company incharge of DBG.
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Monkey D. Guild
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
So far, so good. Leveling has been fairly easy, haven't spent a dime.
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Pawel Czerwinski
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
can't buy prepaid without credit card. I'm not even checking if it's worth time
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Dropdown
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This is free to start, not free to play. In order to get anywhere, you'll either have to drop cash in or get a subscription. Neither are worth it when there are much better games to play, like FFXIV.

Avoid this one unless you like being hamstringed and gimped while being asked for money constantly.
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mirante3983
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
This game is Terrible! Spent the first 10 minuets spinning around and staring at the ground. Tried to close it, and it crashed. Download a great game like Path of Exile, not this crap.
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Darqcarrot
( 76.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Game keeps crashing since the last update. I think im going to uninstall it now. Ashame though I really enjoyed this game.
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Fallen8662
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Cant say id recommend anything Daybreak Has to offer ever again. Played the first Everquest growing up got every Xpack when they came out then went to WoW was going to try Everquest 2 since i loved the first game back way way when tho when i downloaded the game and make an account right away before i could even get on they wanted me to change my password so i did about 4 times each time i tryed logging on then locked me out of the account that i havent even played on yet for changing the password to many times like they freakin asked me to do...... short story Daybreak is Garbage!!!!!!
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Dexxur
( 2,824.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Meh... it's alright
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[DK] MLG GRANDAD
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Nice, classic mmorpg that I used to play back in the day. Community is still alive, so if you want this game, go for it!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This is free to start, not free to play. In order to get anywhere, you'll either have to drop cash in or get a subscription. Neither are worth it when there are much better games to play, like FFXIV.

Avoid this one unless you like being hamstringed and gimped while being asked for money constantly.
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Game seemed alright at first (like 5 minutes in), but they kept throwing grasps for cash at me and when I tried to ask in /ooc for a little help I was immediately told that I needed to, again, pay them.

Nah. It seems like it'd be fun but it also seems to be heavily monetized.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Simply the greatest MMO available. Yes, it's getting a bit old, but nothing can beat EQ2 in the amount of content available. There's just so much to do. The housing system is exceptional, with an incredible vareiety in what you are able to build, the tradeskilling system is the best in any MMO, period (instead of mindlessly clicking "create" there is actually some amount of skill to it). The combat is varied, with a huge number of classes, spells and abilities. There's a huge number of zones, everything from overland, dungeons, underground, islands-in-the-sky - you name it. Quest storylines are interesting enough to keep you going.

That said, the F2P is a bit limited, and you will at some point need to subscribe in order to get the most out of it. But trust me, it's worth it.

If you like MMOs, you owe it to yourself to try EverQuest II.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2,708.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Note: Going to update and make a very long detailed review of this game since I played it off and on for ten years since launch until 2014. Right now a bit too lazy to do it. To sum this all up for now: During moments of its lifespan, it was very underrated, did things other games both in the MMO genre and outside didn't do at the time and never had its true potential released due to multiple reasons such as unoptimized engine with severe limitations and SoE not knowing how to do PR and turning everyone away from their products any chance they got before they could experience the depth of the game (Smedley Disease).

The game went through many literations in terms of gameplay over the past 12 years and if it was possible, I would probably write six different reviews for each 2 years because that's how much SoE changed things up. And for the most part, it holds a special place in my heart, especially during 07-08 during the RoK and TSO expansions. But when SoE became DBG and was sold off to some suspicious Russian company, it was the sign that it was high time for me to leave. Quality of the gameplay was slowly degrading since Destiny of Velious in 2011, but really ramped up with Chains of Eternity in 2012. Tears of Veeshan in 2013 had some decent content but quantity lowered. And by the time Alter of Malice came out in 2014 the game already hacked off over half its employees for the EQ2 team alone and by the time DBG downsized, they further reduced the size of the team. Which is a true shame since the engine EQ2 was using got easier to use and more optimized thus the artwork and overall unique visuals and environments got drastically better with each expansion.

SoE was losing employees left and right for the last 5 years and the EQNext expedition turned out to be a ten year vaporware failure. If you really want to know how ♥♥♥♥ed up it became, just go to glassdoor.com and read the Sony Online Entertainment Reviews. Anyways, dev team is now under a very suspicious Russian company with no real connection to the game industry outside of buying the Rock Band franchise several. The game, and perhaps the franchise is kill. Good job Smed, you wasted years and years of potential for this franchise out of your own self interests and incompetence. Maybe you should have done a mix of singleplayer games to garner interests along with not relying 100% on the MMO genre that has since been on the decline and interests of consumers.

At this point, no, I wouldn't recommend it, the game is on the verge of death. The only people who play it are the ones who don't wish to give up on a decade worth of investment and the F2P microtransaction model has gotten each more dirtier with the Russian Company incharge of DBG.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
So far, so good. Leveling has been fairly easy, haven't spent a dime.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Cant say id recommend anything Daybreak Has to offer ever again. Played the first Everquest growing up got every Xpack when they came out then went to WoW was going to try Everquest 2 since i loved the first game back way way when tho when i downloaded the game and make an account right away before i could even get on they wanted me to change my password so i did about 4 times each time i tryed logging on then locked me out of the account that i havent even played on yet for changing the password to many times like they freakin asked me to do...... short story Daybreak is Garbage!!!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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69 of 79 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
171.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This games is amazing. Ill start with the cons, then lighten up with the pros
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~CONS~

  • 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.
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~PROS~

  • 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
  • Crafting
    - 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.


EDIT**
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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261 of 371 people (70%) found this review helpful
11 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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93 of 117 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥mes. Period. EQ2's guild system also have the Guild Hall (home of the guild). No other ♥♥♥♥♥♥me comes remotely close afaik.
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