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A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you. Take control of a mighty mercenary and jump into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available.
Release Date: Jun 22, 2012
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New DLC - Steam Powered Package

July 3

A new pack for Vindictus is now available on Steam!

The Steam Powered Package is the perfect choice for players new to Vindictus. This package has everything you need to hit the ground running. It contains coupons that let you try out different looks and styles, a capsule that can reset skills so you can try a different play style, plus bonuses and other items that will keep you alive long enough to reach the deepest depths of the darkest dungeons.

Additionally, a new character has entered the world of Vindictus, Lynn. Lynn is the youngest mercenary and one of the nimblest. Leaping from one corner of the battlefield to the other, her glaive spinning, Lynn creates a mesmerizing war dance as she fights. Though she doesn't have high defense, her speed and rapid-fire strikes make her a deadly combatant in any scenario. Head to the Vindictus website to see more information.

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About the Game

A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you.

Take control of a mighty mercenary and jump into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available. Master the art of combat as you utilize brutal combos, devastating magic and the environment itself to wreak destruction on your foes.

This is unlike any MMORPG you've experienced before. This is Vindictus!

Key features:

  • Brutal Combat – Vindictus features a robust and flexible combat system that raises the bar for the MMORPG genre. Choose from hundreds of weapons and dozens of player abilities as you unleash gory vengeance upon your enemies.
  • Avatar of War – Choose from seven distinct heroes, each featuring completely unique move sets and abilities. From the exotic blade mistress Vella to the crack-shot archer Kai and fearsome giant Karok, Vindictus features a combat style to suit every player.
  • Forged in Blood – Defeat vile enemies to collect materials for crafting legendary weapons and armor. Upgrade your creations further to become a nigh unstoppable killing machine.
  • Brothers in Arms – The world of Vindictus is filled with horrors, some too great to be faced alone. Team up with fellow mercenaries to crush terrifying raid bosses and conquer special events.
  • Visual Assault – From stunningly detailed characters to huge, elaborate boss fights, Vindictus assaults your senses with mind-blowing AAA graphics.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 10+ GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: 16 bit sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 540, ® Phenom™ II X4
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 10+ GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: 16 bit sound card
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 111 people (84%) found this review helpful
110.6 hrs on record
When it comes to MMO games, it's really damn hard to find an actually decent one. Thankfully, Vindictus is one of the few that may be worth playing.
Pros:
-A lot of action and a pretty decent amount of customization.
-Nice looking armors, weapons, and characters.
-Fun and (sometimes) challenging enemies.
-Pretty fluid and fast-paced combat.
-Moderately decent storyline (In comparison to other MMOs)
Cons:
-A decent amount of the REALLY good items you need to buy with actual money, which kind of sucks.
-Can occasionally be repetitive or boring at times depending on where you are in levels/story.

Personally, I think this is one of the few moderately enjoyable MMOs I've played. If you want something that's more fast-paced and has a great amount of action compared to the usual MMO, this is the game for you.
If you've checked the game out and don't like it, but still want a fast-paced action MMO, another game I can point you toward is Warframe, though that has some major differences in comparison to Vindictus.
Posted: May 20
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525 of 797 people (66%) found this review helpful
3,112.5 hrs on record
It's alright
Posted: April 5
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44 of 61 people (72%) found this review helpful
257.2 hrs on record
Vindictus is a very unique different type of MMO, considering how much i love MMO's now since i started playing this game, however only thing that buggs me is the system, Like Nexon probably one of the worst,their servers suck so bad. And the fact that stupid mail box crash glitch is still in place after a year or more is rediculous and shows how much they don't give 2 ♥♥♥♥♥ about this community and the performance but just want your money. Game sometimes crashes when i hit random reids and it's annoying because i can't get that huge xp, and having to restart my game is to uttering.

But the game itself is amazing, the combat is really the best i seen on any mmo, the way they flinch after every attack and having to calculate how a boss moves or attacks. Defenitly a recommended game despite those negative features i listed above. However it is a pay2win game so you better get ready to spend some $$$. Maybe not pay 2 win in performance but defenitly pay 2 win in Appearance. But get the game and you'll be able to judge the game yourself or love it. Try it out!
Posted: April 18
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
291.6 hrs on record
This game is fine, the company is terrible though. After wasting a month or more on this game, I decided to make a purchase, which was declined by my credit card company. Unlike most companies, Nexon decided to ban my account indefinitely with no chance to pay back the amount due, refusing to answer to any e-mails. You can play this game but don't expect any support.
Posted: May 24
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Playing this game for a decent amount of time and progressing through much of the storyline, I can say that Vindictus has got to be one of the best MMO's I've ever played. For a F2P (Free to play) game, it has AMAZING graphics, alright storyline, vast areas to roam around, and the best part.....the Combat System. First of all, I'd like to say that there are seven classes to choose from, each with thier own unique ways of fighting and skills to perform. Why is it that so amazing? Because this Hack'n Slash has beautiful attack animations, skills and combos that are performed through right and left clicks, along with some button pressing on your keyboard, taking the concept of regular old "Press to activate skill" to an entire level. It's very easy to grasp the controls at first sight, making it an stylish, and bloody combat expereience, while other MMO's claim to boast the same things, you can most definitely expect the best combat out of Vindictus. Combat is the sole heart and soul of Vindictus. Forget everything you know about traditional MMO combat. Vindictus pushes it into real-time and amplifies it ten times. You have a regular attack and a heavy attack that can be strung together to form beautiful combos. Grabs will usually act as finishers, allowing you to smash an enemy into a wall or viciously break its back over your knee. It's this visceral brutality that makes Vindictus hard to put down.Vindictus uses Valve's Source Engine, and the result is stunning. From the tiny details of armor to the fluid animations, this is one gorgeous game to watch. Small touches, like cats and dogs scurrying about, breathe life into the city of Colhen. The same cannot always be said of the dungeons, which constantly recycle rooms from previous areas. It is not a dealbreaker, but I hope to see more variety in future updates. With the Source Engine's physics, wooden barricades can be smashed, suspended bridges can be cut and lowered, bodies crumble as they are cut down, and... certain body parts jiggle.Vindictus is truly a huge advancement in free-to-play MMOs. You'll still find a shop for purchasing or even renting outlandish outfits for real cash, but without the cut-rate gameplay and outdated graphics that most titles offer in exchange. Even with limited character-options and the lack of a sprawling world to explore, the action-packed combat of Vindictus is unrivaled in the genre.
Posted: May 7
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630 of 802 people (79%) found this review helpful
255.0 hrs on record
Vindictus is an MMO that does what most MMOs don't: Provide immersion. The game's combat style is hack n' slash, which certainly does its job for immersion. In most MMOs, you smack an enemy with a giant sword, they flinch a little and can still attack. In Vindictus, you hit an enemy with a giant sword, they're going to react in a way anything normally would, and that's getting knocked backwards or off their feet. The hack n' slash genre is a fantastic and enjoyable genre and it's nice to see it in an MMO.
The soundtrack to the game is beautiful, it creates a sense that you are, in fact, fighting a god or incredibly powerful creature. I don't know much about music, but it sounds incredible.

Here come the cons. What would be the perfect MMO is published by none other than Nexon. Nexon is notorious for bad customer service, inefficient servers, and buggy games. Some bugs that started way back when still exist to this day. Pray that you do not get hacked or any situation occurs, or you'll be waiting for months before you get a response. Hell, you may not even get one. With this company controlling the hosting of Vindictus, it really cripples what the game can really do.
There are some game-based cons as well. As you progress you will end up finding it harder and harder to level and get better gear. Once you get to the level 60-80 range, it becomes an endless grindfest to get the materials you need for a single piece of armor or a weapon you need. That and the need to add enchant scrolls or enhance a weapon/armor piece does not help due to the high chance of failure and destruction of a weapon you worked so hard to get.
The economy is heavily inflated due to influxes of next-to-impossible to obtain items required for crafting, making it hard for newcomers to properly purchase things they may need. Not only that, gold bots and hackers infest the market with extortionate prices on items, which can't be averted due to the need for these items.
The playerbase is... debateable. On one hand, there are some players that will help and enjoy your company. On the other, there's people who set up raid boats with attack requirements and will insult you on the smallest mistake you, or they, make. "18k ATT, 20k MATT ONLY" is a title I see on a lot of boats, making it difficult to access raids that I need materials from. The only way to get such stats is risk destroying your equipment with enchant scrolls and enhancements, with a likely chance of never getting to such stats anyway.
The enchantment/refinement system is incredibly hard to work with and incredibly "pay2win". Let's start with the refinement system.
You can refine your weapon/armor piece 3 times without fail and then the next set of 3 has a chance of lowering your refinement level if it fails. If you're lucky enough to get through this, the next set of 2 has a chance to reset your refinement entirely. Lucky enough to get past that? Any more up to 15 max refinements can destroy your item, leaving you without that equipment you grinded so hard for. The chances of success are unbearably low. You can purchase consumable refinement stones for about, if I remember correctly, $5 each that let you complete a refinement without failure, but that's it. That's incredibly unbalanced.
Enchantment is not much easier. You have to find specific "enchantment scrolls" in Hero mode dungeons, which significantly make the battle harder. When you find them, you need to craft or find elixirs which increase your chances of success on enchantment. However, there's a maximum amount of elixirs that you can add before it significantly decreases your success chance, and it's difficult to tell whether or not you're going overboard. Even if you get just the right amount, you may only have a 40% or less chance of success depending on what scroll you're trying to enchant with. If you fail, it can break or damage the durability on your weapon. You can purchase enchantment runes for the same price as refinement stones, but they only ensure you don't break your weapon or lose durability.
Boats are hosted in a Peer-to-Peer connection, making it so the boat host's connection is the one everyone else deals with, which can lead to problems. If someone has a crappy internet connection, the other players will feel its wrath. This cripples some players, which rely on pinpoint timing in order to survive a fight. And with player progression, lower level areas tend to be deserted for boats, making it harder for newer players to get fights in they can't solo.
All in all, Vindictus has a lot of ups and downs. Because of its immense cons, I would not recommend it. However, it does have a sort of enjoyableness with its genre of gameplay. So take it as you will.

I decided to come back to this review to note on some things I've thought about. I've made some changes around and added some new pros and cons. Feel free to leave feedback.
Posted: February 24
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