Welcome to EverQuest ® - the online game that started it all! No other MMO matches EverQuest's content that includes 18 expansions, plus the original base game. Now, in its unprecedented thirteenth year, EverQuest continues to add immersive gameplay, captivating storytelling and exciting worlds full of mystery and adventure.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (219 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 13, 2012

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Welcome to EverQuest ® - the online game that started it all! No other MMO matches EverQuest's content that includes 18 expansions, plus the original base game. Now, in its unprecedented thirteenth year, EverQuest continues to add immersive gameplay, captivating storytelling and exciting worlds full of mystery and adventure.
EverQuest is Free to Play. Your Way.™ Join a thriving community unlike any other online game, immerse yourself in hundreds of unique zones, battle thousands of creatures, and complete exciting quests. Group with friends and experience an online game the way it should be, epic and legendary.

Key Features:

  • Experience 13 years of continuous development including 18 expansions of amazing content
  • Build your character through 90 levels of power
  • More than 500 zones to explore
  • Choose from 16 unique races and 16 distinct classes
  • Thousands of Alternate Abilities available to further customize your character
  • More than 50,000 items to earn and collect
  • Hire and control unique mercenaries to aid you in your heroic adventures
  • A robust in-game marketplace containing potions, weapons, armor, and mounts
  • Solo, Group and Raid across continents filled with perilous dungeons, eerie crypts, floating landscapes, and underwater adventures
  • Participate in several seasonal and holiday events throughout the year

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium® II 400 equivalent or greater
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA Ti 4800 or ATI 9800
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium® 4 equivalent or greater
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 6800 or ATI x1800
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
460.7 hrs on record
I have played since beta, love the game, and enjoy the players and staff.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
I have been playing this game since release back in 1999. I still play it off and on. Ignore the hours played on here as I mostly played the official download before I got it on Steam. I was very hardcore into the game from '99 until '04, playing nearly every day. It's the only game that has EVER held my attention for that length of time, with no breaks. I have not experienced end game content since those years so I can't comment on current end game content. However, I can say that the game is extremely fun without even reaching end game. The amount of content, the amount of zones to explore, is just crazy.

This game does have a very old school feel to it. SOE has changed a lot of things, however a lot of things are still the same. If you have never tried it, I highly suggest doing so. If you are used to todays MMOs, it may take time to get used to. But with everything that you are able to do, on top of a very great and helpful community, this game can easily pull you in and keep you entertained for hours on end every day.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.7 hrs on record
Ah, EverQuest, one of the great-grandfathers of all modern MMORPGs. I played it when I was younger, but then ended up stopping my account when my PC decided to go out in a blaze of glory. It took me ten years to get back into it, but to be quite honest, it's still got that same magical spark.

Even with its twenty-first expansion on the horizon, people still play this. I have a couple characters, but at the same time, it can be really just kind of depressing choosing to roll up a new character, and finding that you're the only person in the starting zone. To be honest, there's not really a lot of players on the lower-end of things any more- most of your players are essentially those who have still got their high-level characters and are chruning through higher-level content as it comes out. There are still a handful of players in the lower levels, but to be quite honest, if you like soloing, this is the class for you. The mercenary system is a godsend for those mobs you can't handle on your own, but you'll still run into quests that you just can't handle on your own. For example, the newbie weapon for Wood Elf Druids requires you to break the throne room of the castle in Camp Crushbone, and even with a merc, it's not really something that you'll be able to accomplish on your own until you get to a level where you can easily find things that outclass the reward.

The graphics are really dated- there are games with much better graphics out there right now, but at the same time, they're not as hard to run on non-top of the line computers any more. If you're not running a graphically-intensive computer with a three-hundred dollar card in it, no worries- this runs fine on my laptop.

Gameplay is still solid, even after all these years, but at the same time, it's not really changed that much. The addition of the tutorial is always a plus, but to tell you the truth, it makes for a better way into the game instead of just being dropped into a newbie zone with nothing to do. You can easily grind up to 13 or 14 here, if you accomplish all the missions, and you can find some decent equipment, too.

To be honest, though, it's free to play, and you can't go wrong with a game that won't tax an older machine. If you enjoy a trip back to the days of groups looking to hit up the Halls of Honor or the Plane of Disease, download this game- just be ready to do a bunch of soloing. If you used to play, all you really need is your sense of nostalgia and for your memories to come flooding back once you hit up your old favorite zones and hear that old, familiar music.
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Pure Nostalgia
Posted: October 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I didn't even play this game yet, but its letting me review it. Great.
Posted: October 17
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12.8 hrs on record
I posted this for the badge, what can I say it's EQ.
Posted: October 19
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53.1 hrs on record
Great old game which is trying to keep up withthe youngsters but failing. Should have died an honorable death.
Posted: October 19
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67.3 hrs on record
Love it. hate it. Just play on test so the sub is free :)
Posted: October 13
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11.5 hrs on record
15 years and one sequels/several expansions later and EverQuest is still one of the best RPGs out there. This game is easy to get addicted to.
Posted: October 12
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92.0 hrs on record
Love this game. The community is still very strong in this game and the Devs just recently put out a new xpac. I played it while in elementary school when it first release as an erudite necromancer. I still play it to this date periodically. The free version of this game comes with 18 expansions and hours. days. months. years of things to do, to the point you could probably play this a year or two straight and not find the illusive rare spawns or items.

The part that made this game great, much like earlier games such as UO, was the STEEP learning curve and extremely harsh penalties for messing up. They have made these a lot easier since you can recruit a merc and powerlevel yourself up to around 60ish without much sweat, but after that it is the old everquest grind(since this is where grinding was born imo ).

I play the sony official download, since you can launch multiple sessions and multibox to make some of the mundane dailies easier.

If you played this 10 years ago and want to hop back in, its still a thriving community and lots of daily players at all times of day. Even just logging in to run a lower guk session for an old yak blade is worth downloading this.
Posted: October 24
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
404.7 hrs on record
EQ is hands down one of the hardest MMOs when you're brand new. Most EQ vets I know either laugh at you or wince with pain when you tell them you want to start a new character on a new account. Grinding from 1 to 90+ solo is an extremely daunting task even as the best solo class in the game, necro. Sony tried to make the grind a little more solo friendly with the addition of mercs and more forgiving solo zones, but as free to play, you can only use tier 1 or 2 mercs, which are not that great. You are also limited to 250 AAs max as free to play which is extremely limiting when you do get to that point in the game.

The world is big. The quests are epic (especially the ones to get your epic weapons). Possibly the most important, the people are civil and helpful. Get into a guild ASAP.
Posted: July 2
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
The greatest MMO of all time! So many memories! She's the one that popped my cherry for the genre and the one I always go back to and visit!
Posted: June 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
493.1 hrs on record
A classic game. Compared to current selection of MMORPG's this might seem a bit low-brow, but it was a benchmark for the day. Good play for nostalgia.
Posted: June 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
This was my first mmorpg, and I loved it like a child. Despite the hours steam says I have, that's maybe 1/300th of what I have. I would have absolutely recommeneded this game to everyone, however the reason I am saying 'would have' is that the game is becoming too easy, levels and gear always took a long time to get, and that was the part of the joy of the game, now they have mercenaries, which are basically hireable npcs so you don't have to group with real players, and gear that trumps anything of the same level, and often 20 levels above, I could suck all this up, since by the time you reach 80 they become weaker, but now you gain free alternate advances (an alternative to leveling to power your character up), which you used to spend about 80% of your time gaining, and you can even buy levels now. It's made gaining aa's irrelevant, and made leveling non-existant. I'm sad to say, but this game is not worth playing anymore, I'll always miss the nostalgic feelings of EQ, but all that has been drained away, Sony is trying to kill EQ off for Everquest Next, and they've done a damn good job. RIP EQ.
Posted: July 5
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
127.0 hrs on record
Everquest was the first MMORPG and is STILL my #1 all-time favorite game. No other MMORPG comes even close to the amount of content and features as Everquest does with over 18 huge expansions. Everquest sets the Standard for this genre of games. (Only Elder Scrolls series even comes close)

Gameplay has considerably changed over the years, EQ is no longer as strict in many aspects such as corpse recovery is no longer needed and powerful, customizable mercenaries are available to enhance game play, greatly reducing the need for groups or organizing guild raids. You can solo your Epic Quests at level 80 now with a Mercenary on a Paid Account with a dual-boxed team, no problem! You can even upgrade or create a character at level 85 character, fully complete with raid gear and platinum coin for a very reasonable fee, to explore the high-end content.

Even with the lower server populations after 10+ years in existence, there still is way too much to do in this game, living up to its name of Everquest. The number of vast zones, huge dungeons, hidden lore and equipment, enormous cities, it is simply overwhelming. Character depth with 100 experience levels, hundreds, or even thousands of spells and skills, and group mechanics so perfectly complex as one must really master their character classes to achieve end-game experience levels, especially when dual boxing solo, which brings entirely new challenges to the game.
Posted: September 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
The controls were a heaping mess and the camera angle was terrible
the tutorial would ♥♥♥♥ up if you clicked the wrong place on the screen and it just seemed to be a bother playing
Posted: August 21
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
My favorite MMORPG of all time!
Posted: June 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
This is one of the greatest MMORPG's I've ever played in my life. This was THE blueprint for spawning new MMORPG's to date. No other game comes close to the experiences I've had with the adventures, friends, and epic quests. This game has an extremely high replay and nostalgic value. However, if you've played before and looking to get back in, prepare yourself for a complete makeover because that is exactly what Sony did. It's not the worst, but I would say it's confusing for people who is use to play EQ back in 1999 and on. And need I dare say it? It's not the same game I use to play before Sony decided to milk the crap out of EQ with needless, countless expansions. I would review my take on Project 1999 but unfortunately, I never got the chance to play it nor acquire EQ Titanium (an accumulation of EQ expansions plus original).

I could go on and on taking a teary trip down memory lane about EQ but more importantly I am proud to say that EQ is/was the cherry on top of all MMORPG sundaes.
Posted: September 21
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
again not my cup of tea for me peronally the gameplay is not as user friendly as most mmo's or rpg's a few minutes into the game and i was board same as everquest 2 that being said i can see a real differance though everquest is less user friendly then everquest 2 i got realy fed up rather quickly aswell
Posted: July 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
I try hard to look for the good qualities in life and in games. Unfortunately, after trying for over an hour to accept and move through the tutorial quests I quit the game in frustration. I can see why SEO is trying to redeem themselves. I can truthfully say I would not pay to play this game. The User Interface is messy, the graphics are not applying, and the tutorial is less than helpful. Truthfully I find it easier and more fun to play the Original Guild Wars than I do to try to play the original EverQuest. There are other SOE games that have better graphics, User Interfaces and drastically improved character movement. I would recommend the other SEO games before recommending this one. If I cannot get out of the tutorial area in less than half an hour there is seriously something wrong.
Posted: July 25
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