Enter a world of danger and adventure with Dungeons & Dragons Online® based on the beloved RPG that started it all.
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Release Date: Jun 25, 2012

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“this is the ultimate group game”
8/10 – Eurogamer
“The goal of D&D Online: Stormreach was to recreate the heady thrill of a well-sculpted dungeon crawl in mom's basement, and to that end, Turbine has succeeded beyond expectations.”
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About This Game

Enter a world of danger and adventure with Dungeons & Dragons Online®, the free, award-winning, massively-multiplayer online game based on the beloved RPG that started it all.

Key Features:

  • Experience the Best Action Combat of Any Free MMORPG: Take control in combat and make every move count. Leap past deadly blade traps or dodge poison arrows. Whether fighter, sorcerer, or rogue, every move is your move as you block, tumble, cleave, and more on your way to glory and power.
  • Play for Free: Experience the action, danger, and intrigue of Dungeons & Dragons Online for free! Play as much as you want all the way to level 20.
    Exciting Adventures with Iconic D&D Monsters: Come face-to-face with a dragon, defend your sanity from a Mindflayer, or get roasted by a Beholder as you delve into the deepest and most treacherous dungeons ever imagined. Test your skill against a monstrous number of iconic Dungeons & Dragons foes in your pursuit of power and glory.
  • Adventure alone or with friends from all over the world: Set out on an adventure of your own, create a group with friends or join a guild to meet new people.
  • Create a Unique Hero: Craft the characters you’ve always wanted to play with deep character advancement that offers nearly infinite possibilities. With 8 races, 13 classes and nearly limitless traits and character abilities, it’s possible that no two characters may ever be the same!
  • A Rich & Beautiful World: Explore the sun-drenched, magic-powered city of Stormreach, the gathering place for countless DDO players from around the world any time of day or night. See the iconic locations of Dungeons & Dragons brought to life like never before! The world of DDO is yours for the taking.
  • Enhance Your Experience: Shop in the in-game store for extra quests, powerful gear, experience boosts, buffs, and more. You choose how little or how much you spend.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® System XP SP2
    • Processor:P4 1.6 GHz or AMD equivalent with SSE
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64 MB Hardware T&L -compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:11 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:*Note: Due to potential game changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows® System Vista64/Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
    • DirectX®:10
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 18 GB of available space
    • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • DirectX®: Not Required (OpenGL)
    • Sound: Integrated Sound
    Recommended
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 18 GB of available space
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GT 650M or better
    • DirectX®: Not Required (OpenGL)
    • Sound: Integrated Sound
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MightyZaxor
648.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
The Best [Free to Play/Pay to Play] Game in existance currently!

Alright so to start off this review lets talk about what the game of [DDO] actually is.
[DDO] Is a F2P hack n' slash style MMORPG with a dungeon crawling theme to it. The game has quite a bit of Pay to progress content that players can either choose to pay in order to get it, or use the "favor system" in order to get content for free just by playing. The game also offers many elements that help the replayability immensley, which I will talk about later



PROS & CONS

PROS
1. You can attain all of the content for FREE.
2. You can solo and or group in the game if you want to.
3. The game has immense customization, meaning that you have the ability to build your character completely different than other players every time If you want to
4. The game has a system in which you can True Reincarnate once you reach level cap. This means that you will go from level cap back to level 1, with benefits from your previous (life).



CONS
1. STUDY STUDY STUDY - - Unless you really enjoy studying to better understand a game in order to become the best, then this part is a CON for you. Studying can be VERY beneficial in this game, however it can be the down fall of this game for many players as well.
2. PvP - - There is PvP within this game, however it isn't really good. If you are looking for a PvP based game, then I advise you to go to another MMO.
3. Groups - - This game certainly isn't for everyone, it takes a bit of work to get into, so finding groups to play with can be challenging. You have to put yourself way more out there, in order to find other players to talk to/group with.
4. GRAPHICS - - Now I personally dont mind games with bad graphics, however some players might. This games graphics can be hard on the eyes when players are used to games such as... (Skyrim, Blade & Soul, Black Desert, etc)
5. GRIND - - This game is a major grind, since the entire goal behind this game is to utilize the (True Reincarnation system). If you dont wish to utilize that system, then you are better off playing something else.


Looking at the Pros/Cons you might be wondering, "Why...? Why would this guy recommend this game to me?"
Well I will tell you. This game may be finicky, it might require a bit more time invested into it in order to enjoy it, however this game has 2 essential elements that many other games lack.


1. Character Difference
2. Reason to continue playing that character


A lot of the MMOs out there these days lack in both of those areas... With [DDO], You will be able to differentiate your character by selecting things such as, (Race, Class, Alignment, Feats, Skills, Enhancements, Weapons, Armor, Stats, Selecting up to 3 different classes, etc.)

You will also be able to continue to improve upon that character by following through with the (True Reincarnation system). This will make it so a level capped character can go back to the beginning with benefits acquired from your past life.

These 2 elements is what makes [DDO] superior to games like [World of warcraft] For example.
What is it that players from [World of warcraft] do once they reach the end game area?
They get the best in slot gear, then what do you do? They might do some PvP. Then what do you do? They get gold capped. Then what do you do? The game is pretty much dead for you after that right? At least... unless a new update/expac comes to pass perhaps. Yes, [DDO] does get more updates to the gear, and if you dont like to grind, then this game definitely is NOT for you.


Now, im not the best at writing reviews however, I certainly recommend to anyone that is seeking a new MMO, to try out [DDO]. The game is definitely worth a look, and it wont cost anything to just download it and hop in for a bit guaranteed :).
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∆Mirage∆
1,094.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
You can really be whatever you want to be in this game. However there is very very little handholding during a lot of it. There's a lot of things that the game has that require you to do your own research to make your characters.
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wm.frye
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Love D&D games!!

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Get Lost
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Old minimized UI
Poor design
Class/Race choice is ridiculous
The game feels dead and empty
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LeopardNip
21.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
the game launches fine but when i am in korthos village i run at 2 fps... plz help... was working before... not the game but i would like some help.
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TheMidnightWolf [TGT]
16.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
This game is a really great game, I would personally reccommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it out yet!
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bladebybee
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
GARBAGE NOTHING MORE TO SAY OTHER THAN THE FACT EVERYTHING IS BROKEN FOM THE UI TO THE GAMEPLAY

FOR YOUR OWN SANITY DO NOT PLAY THIS PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Footsies
117.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
No other MMORPG like it.... I love everything, but especially how dungeons are these deep, dark places with tons of different monsters, UNIQUE quests, class customization is insanely versatile, and combat is engaging and intelligent! The only con is the player base is pretty low, so groups are hard to find. Other wise I would highly reccomend this game.
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DedKa7
46.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Its okay, about what I'd expect from a F2PMMORPG
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Dotann52
19.8 hrs
Posted: August 17
Well i like the game as its gives you the ability to role play and has options to choose what ever you want to do and level the way you want which is good.

The huge downfall and i mean REALLY HUGE is you get in the game and you have no auto route, or help showing you what your to do, how is the best way for your toon to be best maintained as suited in weapons, gear and so forth and when you try to get help in chat no one talks to you even when there are other there right next to you?

You get options of what gear to choose but since you have no clue what is best your at a loss knowing how to properly care for your character and so your bag gets full for youare in fear of throwing anything vital away.

I do know how these games work as i was a Mod in another similar so it shouldnt be rocket science, and although much of the quests, seeking monsters and gaining EXP was much the same, its still lacked a lot of help when it came to social skills and being neighborly to grow their guilds. Even when i asked in chat repeatedly on different occassions about gettiing a guild i had not one bite and no one gave any information on it.

Only when i made a comment about how a newb cant get any help and how no one answers any questions did i get a pop up that took me to a site asking me if i wanted to pay real money to start my own guild! LOL I dont be thinking so! Why would i pay money to have a guild in a game that i have no clue how to play and no one is freindly to talk with me before i own a guild? So i figure if im not good enough to talk with before i have a guild, im not good enough afterwards. Its their loss.

Anyways, The game is good and would be 80 times better if the people in it didnt ruin it so much, and also if there were more help areas like auto routes to guides to give you information.

Thats my two bits, like it or not..
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
115 of 133 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Last week, I would have recommended this game to anyone who wanted a hack and slash romp in a Dungeon's and Dragons setting and in fact had; this week the twenty first update forced users to accept Akamai Netsession with an End User license agreement that says that Akamai can - at any time - turn on funtionality that would make your computer part of their Akamai content distribution network.

I can not recommend that anyone install the game with such software forced upon the user especially with alternative distribution methods available to the developers.
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62 of 88 people (70%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
> Install game
> Start up game
> Start making an adventurer
> Get to class selection screen
> Druid is a paid class
> Uninstall
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
117.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
No other MMORPG like it.... I love everything, but especially how dungeons are these deep, dark places with tons of different monsters, UNIQUE quests, class customization is insanely versatile, and combat is engaging and intelligent! The only con is the player base is pretty low, so groups are hard to find. Other wise I would highly reccomend this game.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
606.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Ok, the game's been around a decade. How many other games can claim the same longevity? It's D&D and set in the Eberron Game Setting. Only thing missing is honest-to-The Sovereign Host goblins and Kalashtars... 9-1/2 Halflings out of 10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
648.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
The Best [Free to Play/Pay to Play] Game in existance currently!

Alright so to start off this review lets talk about what the game of [DDO] actually is.
[DDO] Is a F2P hack n' slash style MMORPG with a dungeon crawling theme to it. The game has quite a bit of Pay to progress content that players can either choose to pay in order to get it, or use the "favor system" in order to get content for free just by playing. The game also offers many elements that help the replayability immensley, which I will talk about later



PROS & CONS

PROS
1. You can attain all of the content for FREE.
2. You can solo and or group in the game if you want to.
3. The game has immense customization, meaning that you have the ability to build your character completely different than other players every time If you want to
4. The game has a system in which you can True Reincarnate once you reach level cap. This means that you will go from level cap back to level 1, with benefits from your previous (life).



CONS
1. STUDY STUDY STUDY - - Unless you really enjoy studying to better understand a game in order to become the best, then this part is a CON for you. Studying can be VERY beneficial in this game, however it can be the down fall of this game for many players as well.
2. PvP - - There is PvP within this game, however it isn't really good. If you are looking for a PvP based game, then I advise you to go to another MMO.
3. Groups - - This game certainly isn't for everyone, it takes a bit of work to get into, so finding groups to play with can be challenging. You have to put yourself way more out there, in order to find other players to talk to/group with.
4. GRAPHICS - - Now I personally dont mind games with bad graphics, however some players might. This games graphics can be hard on the eyes when players are used to games such as... (Skyrim, Blade & Soul, Black Desert, etc)
5. GRIND - - This game is a major grind, since the entire goal behind this game is to utilize the (True Reincarnation system). If you dont wish to utilize that system, then you are better off playing something else.


Looking at the Pros/Cons you might be wondering, "Why...? Why would this guy recommend this game to me?"
Well I will tell you. This game may be finicky, it might require a bit more time invested into it in order to enjoy it, however this game has 2 essential elements that many other games lack.


1. Character Difference
2. Reason to continue playing that character


A lot of the MMOs out there these days lack in both of those areas... With [DDO], You will be able to differentiate your character by selecting things such as, (Race, Class, Alignment, Feats, Skills, Enhancements, Weapons, Armor, Stats, Selecting up to 3 different classes, etc.)

You will also be able to continue to improve upon that character by following through with the (True Reincarnation system). This will make it so a level capped character can go back to the beginning with benefits acquired from your past life.

These 2 elements is what makes [DDO] superior to games like [World of warcraft] For example.
What is it that players from [World of warcraft] do once they reach the end game area?
They get the best in slot gear, then what do you do? They might do some PvP. Then what do you do? They get gold capped. Then what do you do? The game is pretty much dead for you after that right? At least... unless a new update/expac comes to pass perhaps. Yes, [DDO] does get more updates to the gear, and if you dont like to grind, then this game definitely is NOT for you.


Now, im not the best at writing reviews however, I certainly recommend to anyone that is seeking a new MMO, to try out [DDO]. The game is definitely worth a look, and it wont cost anything to just download it and hop in for a bit guaranteed :).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,094.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
You can really be whatever you want to be in this game. However there is very very little handholding during a lot of it. There's a lot of things that the game has that require you to do your own research to make your characters.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Love D&D games!!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Its okay, about what I'd expect from a F2PMMORPG
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
This game is a really great game, I would personally reccommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it out yet!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,166 of 1,302 people (90%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
451.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2014
As you are reading my review please consider that I have played DDO since the beta. Not the beta for F2P either, we're talking 2005. I only downloaded it on steam because I discovered I could multi-box that way but 99% of my hours playing this game are not on steam. Yes, this reminds me I need a life bad because I realized I have 440 steam hours as well at this time.

First I must say I have a bitter love/hate relationship with DDO. I am a huge PnP D&D fan and have been since I was a kid. The quests in DDO are second to none. The way it blends classes and makes rogues feel like a real class is simply amazing and gameplay is simply fun. To date it's one of the best combat systems I've ever used and I have played a LOT of MMO's. Since it's not heavy PvP it's one of the games you can max the graphic settings out and realize it was designed very nicely and not be gimped. I have level capped so many characters and honestly if you know how to build a character in real D&D you'll have a huge advantage over other players. I've never had a character I felt was anything less than spectacular and have always felt emerged in my characters. Though I feel strongly about all my characters, the artificer (one of the semi-newer classes) has really created one I enjoy. As I said, I've got a love hate relationship with this game and even though as of now I no longer really play the game, this was my favorite game of all time and I regret the actions of turbine that made me decide to leave.

Now, on to the reason why I don't recommend this game anymore. Also why after bringing everyone I know and game with to DDO, they all left too. I'll spare you the trial and error details as this game has been forced to change and evolve. Despite many of those changes coming too late after they've lost tens, maybe even hundreds of thousands of players. All of these changes were not enough to drive me away (for good anyway). Many people left because of things that were later fixed like the lack of ability to solo or lack of content. Issues I don't find so much in the current game if you're a subscriber, but that's where it ends and the problem begins.

Turbine has apparently gotten VERY greedy. As they've become short staffed, under budget, and now owned by big brother warner they've gotten outright insane with their cash shop and try to leech every player for everything they can. I'll start on this with their subscription plan. Lets just say if you don't have this they will punish you. You're availability of content will start off good up to level 6 and by level 15 become almost unplayable. I always subscribed for this reason but even as a subscriber you're punished because you lose all the F2P players to group with and run the paid content. They have "guest passes" but seriously, how long will you go paying peoples way into groups with your wallet before that gets old? (answer, not long). Beyond content you're also unable to open dungeons at higher than normal difficulty until you've completed the lower ones. This wouldn't be so bad except the bonuses for "Bravery streaks" (playing content first time on elite @ level) are huge and you miss soooo much experience not being able to do it. When you suffer from the lack of content F2P players have losing 50% of your potential experience just doesn't feel right.

Now even this is not enough to push me away. So I kept playing and yes in time I will admit I dumped thousands into the cash shop. Yes, thousands of dollars and no, not paying to win because those options came later. We're talking buying buffs for my guild ship, buying guest passes, buying friends and family content to run with me, buying expansions, buying character classes, unlocking storage, character slots, and so on.

Yes, that's right, even if you are a subscriber, you still have to pay for access to expansion content. You still have to buy certain character classes and so much other stuff it'll drive you insane. Yeah, you can live without it but you will feel the pressures of not having it. For example, F2P players don't get shared account storage. This game has tons of "Bound to Account" gear that you can pass to other characters on your account, but only through that storage.

This was not enough to deter me, so I gamed on! Emptying my wallet into a game that got MUCH more expensive after it went free to play, I still loved DDO and couldn't stop playing. Then they added the hard core cash shop content. Books that add perma experience boosts per character, supreme stat tomes that don't exist in game and getting them the hard way would be a fortune and take forever, and eventually, the ability to buy levels. Yes, that's right, you can "buy" levels.

It started with "vet status" to start at level 4 instead of 1. Then the new vet status lets you start at 7. However you take these level boosts on an airship and you can access the cash shop before taking them. You can buy all the cash shop exp buffs and instead of starting at level 7, you end up over level 8. This becomes a big deal because there is a cash shop item a level 8 character can use that makes them level 16 and gives them gear! Now, you can buff up hard, cash shop some more and instead of 16, end up level 18+ well on your way to 19 (maybe even with new stuff end up 19?). So for a game where you true reincarnate at level 20, you can start the game around level 19!? Talk about Pay to Win? I spent years leveling my characters now people can start off almost ready for TR? Regular levels cap at 20 before you hit epic levels that only go to 28. Which by the way you can't ever see without paying. Not only do F2P players not get access to the epic destiny feature, but there's almost no free to play epic content.

By the way, even this wasn't enough and I played on! Figured it would at least bring some noob high level players to run content with (it didn't). Then the game killer for me came. After tolerating my favorite game becoming pay to win, they drew the last straw for me. DDO has had astral diamonds (cash shop currency for in game purchases) for years. You use them often for ship upgrades for your guild. There are few other things they could be used for, but nothing game killing. Then they did it, they added "astral shards". Astral shards, much like diamonds are cash shop currency. However they are everywhere. Need a buff? You can buy one. Want free stuff? Toss dice rolls for free stuff with it like craps. You name it and it has astral shards now and the big winner... the astral shard auction house! (seriously, wth!?).

Now games like Diablo 3 (which blows hard) have a real money auction house, so what's so bad about this? Well, in diablo 3 big brother Blizzard takes a cut, then gives the money to the seller which you can then do what you want with. With astral shards, your real money auction house only makes them money. They take a shard cut from your sales, give you the change, you use it to pay for in game micro transactions (different and in addition to cash shop).

So Turbine wants you to subscribe for $15/month (I paid $99/year as better deal).
Pay for new content even though subscribers are supposed to get it as part of their deal.
Then drop buckets in the cash shop.
And now buy astral shards to pay for everything in game with micro transactions including the auction house.
(yes, it has made platinum almost worthless)
In game point rewards too small to do much with. You can buy very little.

I'm sorry to my beloved DDO.
I still visit from time to time, but I cannot play this game anymore.
I decided originally as punishment for their greed, Turbine could not have any more of my money.
Now I see a fraction of what F2P players see.
As free to play, the game is not worth it.
Sadly, this is the most expensive F2P game I've ever played.

Although if you're a true D&D fan and have buckets of money to spend and not care.
This otherwise would be an amazing game second to none.
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