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.
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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 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
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Defunk
25.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Aside for terrible customer service its the same as it was 8 years ago
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Skelni
225.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Phinigel was AWESOME.

But in the end, I knew it would eventually lead to me disliking one of the expansions that came along.

I mean, afterall, why else would you re-release an old version of the game, unless people didn't like what's currently up?
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Klokworkk
235.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
Everquest is great if you're looking for a nostalgia trip back to 1999 era MMOs, but otherwise is lacking in many departments. I wouldn't recommend this to any new players, but if an EQ veteran wants to scratch that nostalgia itch the Time Locked Progression servers can be very fun for a while.
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nikovdh
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
EverQuest is basically the only game you'll ever need.
Incredible world filled with so much content. Group interactions basically a necessity. Great player base (many aged 30+ who grew up playing the game and came back for more)

For new players: The low levels can be a bit rough, but as you level up you'll start to realize how much this game has to offer. I recommend the progression servers to get the same feeling we all did back in the days (ahh.. sweet Velious days)

The only problem with this game is if that you're single, you'll probably stay that way. If you're already happily married and playing this game: consider yourself one of the lucky ones! If your significant other plays also: you should go buy a lottery ticket.

The nostalgia us ol' EQ Veterans get with this game is like a recovered drug addict that is about to relapse.

Note: The soundtrack is pretty awful, but the nostalgia of it somehow brings tears to your eyes like the best love song you've ever heard.
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BasedKek
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
Not great.
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FunkdaddyP
73.1 hrs
Posted: September 12
Where to begin? IDK! Memories - I used to play when there was a total of 7 expsansion! on A.O.L LOL when my parents got a phone call it would boot me off the server, take me 5 mins to reconnect, due to 56k dial up internet!! The struggles of running around for hundreds of hours doing what you may ask, well chillin in the BAZAAR getting drunk, farming spiderling silks to sell, killing millions of bad guys, and completely forgetting about reality around me! This game is great and will always be IMO. I love the Opening music THEME, the music in this game gives me goosebumps hearing them all over again 10 years later! I played 2 accounts at one time when there was a 14.99 subscription fee, WORTH!! ALL in all this game has changed and there are new things, thats life! People still play this game, amazing! Thanks Bryan for getting me addicted to EQ like 17 years ago! good times my man!! good times!
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hans_arma
95.4 hrs
Posted: September 6
Amazing game even by modern standards.

I never ever played this game before 2016, and trust me: this is propably the best MMORPG that I ever played.
First for all, its: free, HUGE, compex, hard, "mature" (NO ANIME, NO SEXUALIZATION, no asian girls with oversized swords, pandas and other stuff) and VERY, VERY playable.

I did try dozen of MMORPGS in past decade, and except maybe Star Trek Online I never got that hooked...
Graphics might be not the best, but it does have good "retro" felling. Also when it comes to architecture or clothing - developers did awesome job.

Seriously: if you ever moaned about silly mmorpgs, you might love this game.
Exploration alone is good reason to play it.


Negative points:

- Interface is dated.
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Trakanon
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 5
The game is just weird now. I played back in the first couple of expansions. I logged on and went to the guild lobby area where everyone on the server seems to go afk at. There were people riding giant severed hand mounts, and ginger bread cookie pets running around.

I'm tempted to buy the subscription and play on the classic server, Phinigel, but having played on Project1999, I know exactly the kind of toxic players that will be there. Avoid.
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Cú Chulainn
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 4
I was actually playing EverQuest off and on for quite a while since I was 12 years old (so, about 14 years now) -- introduced to it by my parents. I remember back in the day, when it took FOREVER for me to get level 8, and I thought I was so awesome when I finally got level 13, even though my parents were WAY higher level. I couldn't even comprehend getting that high at the time.

There are a lot of ads now in the game, as is expected of pretty much all Free To Play games. They want to hook you in to those micro-transactions. Admittedly, I have purchased a few aesthetic items off of the store. The game, even in it's current free-to-play format, still brings back memories during times of when it was subscription based.

All in all, if you used to like EverQuest back in the day, and don't mind the free-to-play model, then this game is fantastic. If you're looking for something new, then this isn't it. This game is quite old, so nothing really new here. If you liked the combat and gameplay system before, the basics of it haven't really changed.

Personally, I like having to collect bones for my summons, and meditating, or resting, versus how most modern MMOs take such things into account. :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
What is Everquest?

Everquest is kind of like being thrusted straight back into the 90s, when your computer could barely run solitare and your mother was pretty hot. I had never played Everquest back in it's hay day, I instead played World of Warcraft back in the Cataclysm days, but it was obvious that when I first started up EQ, that it was the OG of MMORPGS.

Enough chit chat, what's it like in-game?

It's very complicated in my opinion. But obviously people opt for a different experience over the 'hand-holding' that most MMOs give you nowadays. You kind of feel a sense of 'freedom' when you embrace these mechanics in particular.

Combat is pretty niche, similar to the likes of Morrowind. Honestly, I could only relate to Morrowind as that was the only game that I played that had similar combat mechanics.

Interacting with NPCs was quite profound too. You would have to either press the 'h' key on your keyboard or say 'hail' (hitler) to the NPC you wanted to talk to. From there you have to continue the conversation through the chat box with the highlighted words.

Is it fair on the average 'newbie'?

HAHAHAHA no. Simply put, this game is pretty rock hard honestly. I found myself dying in pretty awkward situations and failed to see why the game hated me so much. It obviously takes a lot of time to master what's in game for sure.

Conclusion?

I honestly don't know what to say about this game. If you want to feel the rush of nostalgia and cheesy 90s movies and commercials throbbing through your veins, then give it a shot. If you're looking for an MMO to try however and haven't really scratched the surface with online gaming, this game might not be for you.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
i miss eq 1 and the old graphics lol my first online game when i was a kid back in 1996 spent lot of my teen years on this game lol
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224 of 237 people (95%) found this review helpful
243 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,283.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
Played for 14 years. Over 800 days /played. Please send help.
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130 of 136 people (96%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.5 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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188 of 220 people (85%) found this review helpful
239 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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124 of 139 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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74 of 80 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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64 of 67 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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58 of 63 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
631.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
EverQuest is a very old game. Well, sort of. It predates most of the MMO market by a few years, especially a certain other exceptionally popular game anyone remotely familiar with the genre will instantly know. In its heyday, it was one of the most popular MMOs, with about 100,000 subscribers, give or take. The epic scale of the raids still hasn't been replicated to this day.
But has it aged well? Sure.
EverQuest has always been about change. Sure, you can't have a dynamic influence on the world in most cases, but the game has always been changing. Where once you couldn't do anything without a group unless you were a specific class, now nearly everyone is capable of soloing for experience.
Don't get me wrong, the game is still old and looks old, but there's a wonderful charm to it that other games really haven't come close to replicating.
Oh, and it's HUGE. In the old days, it used to be said that it took six hours to run from one end of the map to the other on foot. Well, the game has gotten bigger since then, to the point that they've added a number of hub zones to make travel easier. The down side to this truly epic size is that very few zones are consistently occupied by players.
There's also a bit of a disjointed aesthetic to the game. While many older zones and models have been updated over time, just as many have not. While Freeport and the surrounding Commonlands have received overhauls to the point it's almost a joke in the community, Qeynos and the Karanas are mostly unchanged from the time of launch, barring a few new quests that make you visit there.
Now, let's talk about the sound. It's dated, sure, but that little factor hasn't stopped people from loving music before. And EverQuest has some real goldies. Kelethin, the sea approach to Freeport, Rivervale...great music that will stick in your mind forever. It's unfortunate that some of this music, such as the Rivervale theme, are in places you'd never normally visit, but sometimes it's worth it just to hear it.
It's not all rose colored glasses, though: The UI is cluttered beyond belief, to the point you'll be glad you can alter it to your liking. The previously mentioned disjointed graphics can also be rather jarring when you compare newer cash shop aesthetic outfits with older, standard armor. Everything works, but unlike most MMOs these days that are like receiving a new toy with karate chop action, EverQuest is like receiving one of those totally awesome playsets...with the words "Some Assembly Required" etched on the front.
But if you ask me, it's worth it.
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73 of 88 people (83%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
All i can say is that this is my favorite game ever. I met my wife on this game. I love this game.
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