Enter a world of danger and adventure with Dungeons & Dragons Online® based on the beloved RPG that started it all.
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Mixed (27 reviews) - 62% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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.”

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

Mac OS X
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Always more fun when you bring a friend to watch your back
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
200.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
A overall great game, much better than World of Warcraft. Dungeons and Dragons is a very old game that was originally started on pen and paper, called Paper DDO. My overall experience of playing this game since I was 4 is very positive.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
58.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Love this game.
Roll your mouse wheel to smoothly transition from first to third person while running, fighting, swimming or casting a spell!
Travel accross the D&D multiverse though both beautiful and terrible lanscapes.
I have 10 different characters from low to very high level. They are all fun to play. Having a low level character in this game does not suck.
Best magic system, best skills system, best advancement system, great guilds, awesome airships.
Guild boosts and airship amenities are relavent and incredibly useful, tons of killer equipment available, tons of skins and cosmetics, quests and adventures are varied and fun.
Vastly varried enemines requiring many different strategies, weapons and magic types to defeat, and complete character customization.
You can play for free for years with all the free content.
VIP access is really worth it. You get a lot if you want to pay, but it's not pay to play or pay to win.
The variety of quests is truly impressive, many different types.
I have had this game since 2011 and don't launch it through steam often, so the hours played on my account is not even remotely accurate.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Not bad, Very similar to LoTRO but less hobbits.
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
used to be great now its dead
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
A lot like actual Dungeons and Dragons. Of course there are some changes as this is a computer game, you have a 'mana bar', there are dificulty setting to dungeons, NPCs have set locations and actions, and you don't have to treat it like a real world (worry about food and shelter). I kinda like the game play, though a hardcore mode would be more fun. However, every two days when I try to play, the character I just made is gone. I don't know if this is because I'm not a premium user, the fact that I didn't leave Korthos on the first day, poor data management, or some admin just decided they didn't like me. If you really like Dungeons & Dragons, this isn't bad game, but if you have limited play time each day and you don't like having to rush through a game or playing the same part multiple times, this most likely isn't the game for you.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
About a year ago I installed the game and played it for about a month, the steam client stopped working and I tried to reinstall it using their launcher without success. I contected customer support about this problem and I am still waiting for a reply. I have given up on them now.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,205 of 1,347 people (89%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
453.6 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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574 of 655 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
323.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2014
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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329 of 377 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
337.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
Sadly this was ONCE a good game I would have been happy to support financially. However, it has started using questionable practices as a business. For a while I decided to simply not purchase anything in game and hoped that those in charge would get the message as fewer people used their software. However, recently, an update installed that broke the camel's back. Software known as Akamai netcient or some such tried to force install itself onto my computer when I tried to use the client. It was caught by my compter's security thankfully and was blocked. Upon looking further it sends bandwidth and your computer data in a peer to peer network. This is HIGHLY questionable and furthermore a major breach to your computer's security. They have recently stopped using Akamai netclient though I still do not like how they choose to gouge customers for money since they literally cannot find any quests after about level 10 since they require you to buy access to the content. However, if you go for a subscription then it is likely a fun game, though only if you wish to use a subscription plan and get access to all the features and zones.

Just checked it again. Turns out they went back to using Akamei. If you value your computer's security, AVOID TURBINE LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!
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580.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
I loved everything about this game!! I was instantly addicted beyond return.
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172.7 hrs
Posted: October 17
Played this game since I started highschool 8 years ago it isn't as good as it use to be but the game is still fun Just wish it was as crouded as it use to be
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5.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
Honestly, this is not the same game that was released at launch. I tried to get back into it a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't bother me that I have to pay to get extra stuff. What bothered me was the misleading character creation. Created my character HP was 7. Got into the game and like my HP was in the 40s and I'm doing damage that is beyond what is normal for D&D. Also there doesn't seem to be an spell slots. At launch that's what made this game so special and unique for it's time. I had a group of friends that went from WOW to DDO when it was released. We loved it. I remember the stress the cleric had when he only had one cure light wounds left so everyone had to play it safe. It doesn't feel like D&D anymore.
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7.5 hrs
Posted: October 15
Personally I think this is far better than WOW, because it is completely free!
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An Asian Vaporeon
18.9 hrs
Posted: October 14
I have no memory of playing this game.
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404.2 hrs
Posted: October 12
Been playing this game since beta. so maybe 2000Hours or more. best pve game ever but now they need to pull the plugg. (make ddo2 or a module1-4 servers)

Remeber when this game was awsome and finding a vorpal was like no ♥♥♥♥ing chance to get, now you have +5lvl30silvervorpal30firegreensteelyoupokemeyoudie lvl1 weapons.

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647.6 hrs
Posted: October 11
DDO is still the best MMO out there, but if u up for casual non-brain usage game this is not the MMO ur looking for! Yes there are puzzles, traps, skills, abilities and other stuff which require ur inteligence to work a bit. If you are familiar with classic p'n'p adventures of Forgotten Realms or you've play classsic CPRG like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, Temple of Elemental Evil and so on, you will be OK with this title... even more you'll swim at your own waters! For new players, well, better go get prepared after passing the tutorial and you will love the game for sure!
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20.9 hrs
Posted: October 10
I am write this review while waiting for Turbine to fix my account, which isn't connecting due to a "Lack of subscription" when the game is F2P.

Supprisingly It isn't negative one.

DDO was my first involved experiance with FTP+Micro transactions, and I have to say when I'd last played they where doing it right. There was no functional item in the Real Payment stores that didn't have an equivilant you could work for, and overall it is one of the best executions of the entire format. In a game with +4 weapons, and the store caped at +3. Utility items that open locks 50x , so you don't lose out of treasure just because your playing a Paladin who doesn't pick locks. You can clear out an area, and over time loot and sell items to get that NPC contract so you have a dedicated healer. Or you can fork over five bucks and get one from the store.

Classes feel different, and the feat system works similar to the classic Pen and Paper game.

And they have implemented skills in a way that very few skills don't at least have some appeal. Swim might seem useless, until you are trying to solve a puzzel on a water level, and you just ran out of water breathing potions. The hidden cap of 40 could of been adressed, perhaps giving some minor bonus elsewhere depending on the skill.

The only complaint I ever really had was how slow leveling up felt, each level subdivided into 5 mini-levels. However the very thing that is drawing me back is that recent updates have given me hope that they may now feel more substantial with a talent tree like interface.

Lastly, I will say that if you do decide to play. Steam does not have anything to do with the account and login. That is Turbine. And they have the Worst Website of ANY MMO i've seen. Even those random Korean games that where popular some time back are better. It honestly feels like they hired somone to take care of it, then fired them a week before launch, and never hired anyone to fix it.

Supposidly if you become a "Premium Member" (You've payed ~$10 or more) you get actual customer support to help deal with your issues, but as i've said, i'm waiting on a ticket.

Overall I'd give it a try. That at the very least cost nothing. And the game really can be played without ever paying a cent, although expect to do a lot of grinding to get everything.
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Athanasius Phrixos
8.4 hrs
Posted: October 9
Good atmosphere,Lovely Dungeon's.Cute Dwarfs :) .As good as Lotro.Almost same game.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 3
Don't bother, it's a Turbine game. Turbine makes Trion Worlds look competent.
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