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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (14 reviews) - 50% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (462 reviews) - 70% of the 462 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 13, 2012

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About This Game

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 sixteenth 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 16 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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4 / AMD Athlon 64
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA Ti 4800 or ATI 9800
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Phenom II x2
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 6800 or ATI x1800
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (14 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (462 reviews)
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The ZombieOfDoom
( 44.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Best mmorog ever and all others can never compare.Nice try.
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phil41891
( 70.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I would like to thank steam on the recent update, especially since I had just spent $20 on getting three additional character slots. The game no longer worked, steam no longer worked, there doesn't seem to be anyway of getting a hold of anyone without having to jump through one hoop after another. I thank you for bringing back what was a great game before Sony, and ruining it once again.
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Grom
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Excellent!
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Josh Aussie 72
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
I played EQ from 1999 to 2006.. I really did enjoy the game, at that time. Learning and teaching languages. Getting my Iksar Monk amiable in Freeport, Qeynos, the High Elf and Dwarf cities and any other place could find to grind positive faction. Good times and fond memories.

I came back a few days ago, when I saw the game was free. I thought: Why not relive some fond memories.

It was enjoyable for a first couple of hours. I was entertained.

BUT.. The game is just dated. Really dated.

The graphics do need to be seriously updated. As much as I initally liked the retro graphics, I was sick of the poor quality after a few hours. the game play was "clunky". I guess I'm spoiled by modern day games, with vastly better graphics and smoother game play.

You'll either love or dislike EQ, especially if you're coming back. My heart wll always love EQ, but I've moved on, unless the current owners get their finger out and give the game a much needed overhaul.

Currently there is no way in Hell I would pay AU$10 a month for the full access subscription to EQ. For that price, you might as well play WoW.
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Rodalli
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Don't play this garbage. If you want to play EverQuest the way it was meant to be played: Project 1999.
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Viro.Karma
( 107.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Ok it's an old game so... the graphics sucks. it's a bit cobbled together with diffrent generations of styles and qualities. I can't say it offers anything in particular no other game does. and the community is a bit isolationist by nature.

But, there are good people playing the game too. and it is basically a good game. plus it really does have alot of content.

I DO NOT reccomend this game for someone who hasn't played it before. it's just going to be a rediculous learning curve for little reward. BUT if you already familar with the game even a little it's worth messing around on.

try the Phinny time lock progression server.
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S_Warning
( 509.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
was great all up to the point Daybreak tookover ... watch out for the hackers and the exploits. ALSO daybreak will charge u and u wont even know till u look at ur bank account
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Dein Xceriis
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Daybreak, a nice name for a cheap company. They broke everything.
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Burn in heaven
( 285.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
fav mmorpg of all time
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Shaq Sparrow
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Aight so I started playing this game with my dad in 1st grade and I think we stopped when I was in 6th grade.
>Be me
>Nerd wants to play this game cause froggos
>K we'll do this
>Preparing for good nostalgia factor
>Old account can not be found.
>Good ♥♥♥♥ing start...
>Alright let's make a new account
>"ShaqSparrow is already taken"
>Go with dumb username since some ♥♥♥♥bag took mine
>Alright let's get into
>Nah now you have to install this ♥♥♥♥.
>Sitting here writing this review waiting for install to finish
>Probably gonna finish this ♥♥♥♥ later.
About 2 hours later or so
>Me and chum make characters
>Proceed to crash five minutes in
>Load back in
>Blue screen right then and there
>Maybe this is a sign from god to stop.
>Notlisteninggodisded.jpg
>I should've listened to that intervention
>Waste the next to hours grinding on ♥♥♥♥ and having some nostalgia
>The memories of the wonderful combat music get tiring 5 minutes in
>Everything is no bueno.
>Get to level 6 and stop playing
>Come back to finish this review
>Contemplate how I just lost over 2 hours of my life on this game again.
In all honesty this game used to be great, I played it for a ridiculously long time and for awhile I missed it, coming back to it now just feels like I'm getting my teeth pressed against the concrete and someone proceeds to kick my teeth in. The game is past it's prime and it was fun while it lasted. Toodles
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Daybreak, a nice name for a cheap company. They broke everything.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
509.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
was great all up to the point Daybreak tookover ... watch out for the hackers and the exploits. ALSO daybreak will charge u and u wont even know till u look at ur bank account
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Don't play this garbage. If you want to play EverQuest the way it was meant to be played: Project 1999.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I played EQ from 1999 to 2006.. I really did enjoy the game, at that time. Learning and teaching languages. Getting my Iksar Monk amiable in Freeport, Qeynos, the High Elf and Dwarf cities and any other place could find to grind positive faction. Good times and fond memories.

I came back a few days ago, when I saw the game was free. I thought: Why not relive some fond memories.

It was enjoyable for a first couple of hours. I was entertained.

BUT.. The game is just dated. Really dated.

The graphics do need to be seriously updated. As much as I initally liked the retro graphics, I was sick of the poor quality after a few hours. the game play was "clunky". I guess I'm spoiled by modern day games, with vastly better graphics and smoother game play.

You'll either love or dislike EQ, especially if you're coming back. My heart wll always love EQ, but I've moved on, unless the current owners get their finger out and give the game a much needed overhaul.

Currently there is no way in Hell I would pay AU$10 a month for the full access subscription to EQ. For that price, you might as well play WoW.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
183 of 193 people (95%) found this review helpful
199 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,191.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
Played for 14 years. Over 800 days /played. Please send help.
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166 of 195 people (85%) found this review helpful
204 people found this review funny
Recommended
88.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
Looking back, you think, I could have made better decisions.
The first one you lose your virginity to, she's aging now, and it shows.
The time spent, neglecting everyone else for her.
The missed school..
The missed work..
The missed College..
The missed sex..

It was all worth it.
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99 of 104 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This was the first game I ever actually played. Growing up I would always sit down and watch my dad play. For hours I would sit, fascinated, watching the spells, the different zones and npcs, the loots, everything. When I was about 10 years old he built me my own computer so I could start playing with him... we still have that computer, it had a 10gb hard drive.

I remember having to cover my eyes when he would type in the password for me because he didn't trust me playing on my own as young as I was. I remember after learning the basics and being able to actually play and be of some importance, becoming his ♥♥♥♥♥ necro so we could fear kite mobs he normally wouldn't be able to solo as a ranger. Growing up this game was among the only thing my dad and I did to spend time together... our relationship was molded mostly because of this game. If I could go back I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I wish this game was still alive like it was then, but time moves forward. Now I pay my monthly prescription to log in perhaps 2 or 3 times a month, kill some things I used to kill, then solemley close the game, until next time.
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113 of 126 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,101.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Free-to-play with upgrade options ( Silver and Gold accounts ), Everquest still has population on many of its servers. Content up to VoA ( Veil of Alaris ) can be accessed for free, and characters can obtain up to level 95 ( without gold or purchase of the latest expansion ). It's never been easier to pick up, and catch up.

Whether returning for nostalgia, or coming into the game for the first time, Everquest still has something to offer. There are plenty of guilds available, group and raid content, and solo opportunities for any class you're willing to invest in.
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66 of 71 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
89.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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.
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54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
I adored this game. I started playing with The Ruins of Kunark release. Oh my, the magical world of EQ. Never before and never since has there been such an amazing game. I played all the way until Sullon Zek PVP server merged into Zek and guild Pandemonium had the server on lockdown. But, long before, this game was pure magic.

I went on to beta test WOW, and EQ2 and played those games quite a bit... but EQ was still pure gold. Trouble was the game engine and graphics had fallen so far behind. Eq2 was fun, great in fact, but a different game. And so for all these years having playing every MMO from Vanguard to Age of Conan to Aion to Tera to FF XiV and even Archeage...

EQ the original, will always have my heart and soul. I wasn't terribly sad to hear EQNext was shuttered by Daybreak... because the idiotic SOE Devs had done it again... simply created a whole new game. None of the original EQ fans ever wanted a different game. We wanted oue beloved EQ, simple as it was... only with a new game engine and better graphics. Heck, all the expansions are there... all we ever wanted was a company with the vision to simply update and reboot the ORIGINAL in a more optimized way.

Perhaps Daybreak will decide to do that one day. I'm sure it would cost a lot less than the cash wasted on "recreated" a "new vision" with "ground-breaking technology" which is... not fun, and no one from the fanbase EVER asked for or wanted.

And if they don't... they do not understand what makes an MMO "great." WOW only dominated EQ... because it had the same kind of magical world and endgame... with upgraded graphics. A remake of EQ would have dominated WOW and every clone ever since... because it was simply... MAGIC.
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