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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Mixed (11 reviews) - 63% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Mixed (11 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (480 reviews)
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October Orange
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
One of the biggest freedom online RPGs in existence. You can create your own stories, adventures, quests and so on. You don't have to do what the NPCs or whatever else tells you to do. Sure, doing the things they offer you can give you really nice rewards, but you can also get really nice rewards doing your own thing. There are other games out there that allow you to do this, but it's a lot more limited. Ever Quest has very few boundaries.

This game is purely amazing and it's your choice weather you want to play your own way or not, or both. Both ways are great. I do both myself. So if you’re asking yourself, "Can you play solo and not get involved with people?" ...Yes. You can. However, you can gain a lot of good by teaming up with people for groups and raids, but it's not needed and you can have just as much fun playing by yourself. I am mostly a loner player and I make and find my own stuff. I wander the vast world, and explore with no quests attached. I do a lot of NPC quests, but mostly I just do my own personal quests, stories and adventures. Playing this game is like playing a fantasy book you wrote.

If you never played this before, and love older fantasy books along with using your vast imagination, I recommend you play this. The graphics aren't that real looking, but are pretty nice, which leaves a lot of room for you to see it your way and not an already created way. Don't worry about the rating, this game is for you to figure out. The rating will not tell you how you feel about the game. Trust me. It's too unique to go by other people’s ratings. It's not for everyone, but it's definitely for those who always wanted to play a game that's how I described. Here's a big plus too... The character customization is awesome. I don't mean the standard looks; I mean the equipment, stats and advanced looks.

Yes, if you’re new to the game... there will be a lot to learn and takes a lot of time, but it shouldn't be hard at all.
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KING_B
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Always fun to go back and play EQ for a few.

f2p WoW with older graphics pretty much.

I have a hard time jumping back in so I prefer starting fresh and seeing how much I can do befor e I get bored or remember enough to jump on a good character.

Fun with friends who want to start or get back into it.

Kind of like jumping back on RS but less new features to throw you off.
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Not Like THIS
96.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
For all the 12 year olds looking for a new game, just walk away and take your bad reviews with you. This game takes time and isn't as action packed as all the newer games coming out, so don't expect much from a game that has been out for as many years as this one. It is confusing when you just start playing, but it is a massive game with 16 classes to choose from, and so many zones that I doubt you will ever see them all. I was introduced to this game by my dad and played with my brother and him, so I guess I'm a little biased but it's still annoying af to see people going in thinking it's gonna be a new MMO. (Yes, it does advertise premium but you can exit out of the small pop-up with a click, and as for the premium, you literally don't need it for anything if you just want to play the game)
Also, I have a LOT more hours than this outside of steam.
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JayOnPC(Obviously)
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Advertisement into buying a premium simulator.. Honestly WTF is this.. Constantly being nagged at about buying premium since i did the first tiny bit.. This game is complicated and naggy about you getting your wallet out.. Daybreak has been at it again or is this where it all started? Honestly im surprised h1z1 doesn't nag at you about buying premium or planetside 2 because this is crap.

As a game i don't honestly know i didn't get far, its way more complicated then it needs to be in some areas. It makes you go wtf whyyyy a lot and that is like just after the intro prologue bit. Follow the useless tutorials yes but still useless and make you question wtf its actually refering to. Hello it would of been easier if you told me that 1 2 3 aren't the keys i will be using for spells but more of the thing on the right.

The ui is horrible mess..

This game makes me question why anybody actually liked it the moment i get on. Its just annoying.

I dont recommend it.. Sit there to be advertised about daybreak premium stuff constantly.. ♥♥♥♥♥ Dis Chit
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thatdamnedrogue
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
I used to play this a looooong time ago, when dial-up was the main source of internet. It was a great game back in the day, but I'm sad to say not really anymore. If you're looking for a pretty fantasy MMO, I'd say keep searching. I used to love Everquest- I should have left it to the memories though, rather than attempting this game again.
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Snow1985
261.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Fun game to play
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John "LoL sucks" McClane
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
So the "free to play" is a little misleading
Its free to play, on the original ♥♥♥♥ servers that no one actually plays, the only way to play on a server with actual humans, and not one guy botting ten accounts, is to pay.
Eq is dead, i would not recommend, if you want an actual eq experience, go play P99, its still got a crap community, but atleast its actually free.
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[HOVLD] Jar
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Was trying to play a MMORPG to lvl up and get loot
Ended up with trying to fix my mercenaries confidence in my skill in battle

10/10 would kms again
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Stacesune
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Everquest was the first MMO I ever played. I remember playing it every day after school, doing chores to pay for my sub, and even crying when my uncle got to playing with me. He came from Ultima, so I was eager to play with him. So many hours lost, so many days spent just standing around or running around. I forget his name, but I played a Half-Elf Ranger and loved it. Granted, the day finally came I shifted to other MMOs with my friends. Wow, FF, etc. Needless to say, Everquest was forgotten for awhile. Expansions came, the sequel came, etc.

Fastforward I wanna say Ten-ish or so years, here I sit, bored of Wow's Endgame, FF14 kinda.. Meh? I see Everquest is still around. Maybe not as true to the original as I remember, I see a lot of pay for access stuff and a company I'm not entirely fond of has taken over, but as I log in and play I feel the euphoria from when I was a child.

Granted I'm on the Roleplay server, so my chance to meet others and experience the game as I used to is varied. So far I haven't met many others, but I'm also fresh into the game. But Everquest is still alive. Its still around. And I still love it.

And yes. I made a Half-Elf ranger again. Just like old times.

I would call it a 9/10. Not the pure game most of us remember, and obviously dated by todays standards, but it was the father of MMOs... Or well, Son. Ultima and all...
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raw1990
172.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
May 2016 is actually my first experience with Everquest, so this review should give you an insight about the game unrelated to the Nostalgia most of the players play for. My personal MMORPG background is just Vanilla World of Warcraft (2004-2006).

Pros:
- A huge amount of content, more than a thousand zones and a big choice of where to lvl in.
- Very friendly and mature community.
- Runs well on pretty much any computer, my girlfriend runs it on a Microsoft Surface 3 with no problems and that is actually a Windows tablet with an atom processor and no dedicated GPU.
- The Free2Play model pretty much doesnt restrict you till lvl 50 which should give you an idea about the game and wether you want to sub to it.

Cons:
- The UI is a total cluster♥♥♥♥ and it requires more than just patience to figure out. It is in fact so off putting that I would say that this is the biggest flaw of Everquest.
- Everquest is absolutly not casual... When you plan to play say an hour in the eve, half of it will be spent just figuring out which spells/skills you need to take with you to an adventure (there are literaly hundreds even in low lvls).
- Quests are incredibly hard to do without the help of the internet, it takes ages to figure out where is what npc and what exactly should one give to whom and from where.
- Graphics and animations are pretty bad (1999 Engine) but atleast the game runs well on almost any kind of hardware.

Conclusion:
- For a casual experience probably not.
- For a more deep experience or even just to see how MMORPGs used to be, it is definetly worth a try.

- Server wise, I recommend you to start in Firiona Vie (RP), it seems to be one of the more active ones.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Always fun to go back and play EQ for a few.

f2p WoW with older graphics pretty much.

I have a hard time jumping back in so I prefer starting fresh and seeing how much I can do befor e I get bored or remember enough to jump on a good character.

Fun with friends who want to start or get back into it.

Kind of like jumping back on RS but less new features to throw you off.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
For all the 12 year olds looking for a new game, just walk away and take your bad reviews with you. This game takes time and isn't as action packed as all the newer games coming out, so don't expect much from a game that has been out for as many years as this one. It is confusing when you just start playing, but it is a massive game with 16 classes to choose from, and so many zones that I doubt you will ever see them all. I was introduced to this game by my dad and played with my brother and him, so I guess I'm a little biased but it's still annoying af to see people going in thinking it's gonna be a new MMO. (Yes, it does advertise premium but you can exit out of the small pop-up with a click, and as for the premium, you literally don't need it for anything if you just want to play the game)
Also, I have a LOT more hours than this outside of steam.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
I used to play this a looooong time ago, when dial-up was the main source of internet. It was a great game back in the day, but I'm sad to say not really anymore. If you're looking for a pretty fantasy MMO, I'd say keep searching. I used to love Everquest- I should have left it to the memories though, rather than attempting this game again.
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211 of 222 people (95%) found this review helpful
224 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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118 of 124 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.7 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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178 of 209 people (85%) found this review helpful
221 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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120 of 134 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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71 of 77 people (92%) 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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62 of 65 people (95%) 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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55 of 60 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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