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 (236 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 13, 2012

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Play Everquest ® Free-To-Play. Your Way.™

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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 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
It keeps dragging me back after so many years :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
The game might have bad graphics but this game made me remember my old memories playing as a kid and questing.It might have been a bad game when i was a kid but its still a good game to play.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
185.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
amazing game
BEST amazing game PLAY IT
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
looks good but tooooooooo much menus
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The MMO to start it all. This game has so many zones and areas to explore you will never get bord. On the downside this game is very old so there is a steep learning curve and the combat can be very boring. However, if you want an almost endless world to explore this is the game for you.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
133.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
It's like WoW and Diablo III as far as leveling you quick so you'll buy the expansion...not the same old EQ I remember with ur home made leather armor for the first 12 or so levels, and sharpened short sword.

Whatever floats ur boat I guess, not for me anymore. I liked the old challange of getting equipment/levels.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I gave this game 1 hour to check for myself. If you haven't played it yet don't expect to get hooked. Game feels very unapproachable, mainly due to overcomplicated interface and really archaic design rooted in text-based MUD's. I don't recommend it for new players, it's too far behind modern standards.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Black Maul Crusaders for the Win.
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
looks COOL
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This game was not the best actually. I only got to level 4 but the lag was too much, and the controls were annoying. It wasnt lagging that bad, but it was too much for a game that had horrible graphics. I like RPGs but just not this one.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Does not work on a 64-bit system.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Neer imposible to navigate ui with a ♥♥♥♥ poor tutorial.

cant see more of the game if the menus are so jacked up I coulden't even find the "quit game" button.
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134.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I haven't played this game since they opened the last progression server. But I am really enjoying the new changes and how they altered things to get leveling quicker and easier solo. So far I have a 22 Beastlord, 12 Necro, 14 Berserker and a 12 Paladin. Went through the Gloomingdeep Mines every time and got some great armor. Then I went on to Crecent Reach and did all the quests I could get my hands on and am getting great armor as well. Haven't had to buy much of anything. I am wondering how well the leveling will hold out the higher I get though. We shall see. I have a old EQ card around here somewhere so I should sub for a month. But may wait till I get to a point where I have to pay to play (AA I think are locked, or something...)
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Just wondering if there still people playing this? and kind of hope so = )
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
82.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
404.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
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.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
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.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
493.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
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.
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