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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,683 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 22, 2012

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"A HACK & SLASH MMO from our friends in Asia, incredibly fun but gets repetive. Also it is very Anime and the plot is abysmal but it is very fun."

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July 3

New DLC - Steam Powered Package

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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Since Vindictus' release four years ago, we've added 5 new classes, 7 new customization options, 15 new dungeons, and have increased the level cap 67 levels to a whopping Lv. 80. We've added new weapons, expanded the dungeons and added multiple bosses, introduced the AP Shop, Siege Mode, pets, and much, much more.

Join us this October as we celebrate Vindictus' Four Year Anniversary. As the leaves change color outside, the fun begins inside. All month long enjoy special events, sales and giveaways. There's something new going on every week, so don't miss out on our biggest extravaganza yet!

About This 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
    • Supported Regions:
    • United States
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    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
    • Supported Regions:
    • United States
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Mexico
Helpful customer reviews
122 of 141 people (87%) 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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45 of 53 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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23 of 30 people (77%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,203.0 hrs on record
I honestly am surprised I haven't made a review yet for this game considing how much I've played this. After getting past the boring first levels, you jump into a game of wonders filled with multiple fun events and fun bosses with the addition of a funny/intense story. I've never been in love with an MMO this much, and it was the first I've ever played. Honestly, many people hate on it and I guess I can see why, but that shouldn't stop you from trying the game. I really only have a few steam friends that have actually played the game for more than a few hours and would love to help any newcomers when available. If you do try the game, I recommend that you join the west server regardless of your area due to the fact that east server has less people and is dead for the most part (I even heard that they get less events). One of the negatives of the game I would have to say is that the game can have issues, moreso with the steam version, but if it becomes an issue using the non-steam version in the game files can be a better choice. Either way, I encourage anyone to try it out and my 1,000+ hours don't lie at all when I say I'm addicted.
Posted: June 29
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Vindictus is a relatively well-made free to play MMO with a real time combat at its core. Optional pay component assist the player in levelling and customisation of their character.
Where character design is concerned the game offers a detailed (and above average) character editor but remains restricted to a handful of pre-designed in look and combat abilities archetypes.

In principle the game is all about instanced combat. Each instance is travelled to by the party where it can attempt to complete various primary and secondary quests as its members hack their way through legions of instance specific monsters. The whole thing takes between 15 minutes to 1 hour (at least in the early stages of the game) after which you are free to move onto a next instance (as long as it has been unlocked in story progress).

Enemy AI, aside from bosses is non-existent, though boss fights are challenging and on rare occasions entertaining.
There is a story attached to this offering though it should be interpreted through Far Eastern lenses (NPCs, archetypes, conversations, events are exactly what you would expect to find in modern JRPG).

Vindictus is a mediocre game, one that lacks support and interest from its developer and publisher. Nexon is quick to ban players (even paying ones) for problems beyond their (players) control and the GMs remain unresponsive to their tickets leaving some stranded for weeks if not months at time and in some cases without a way to resolve the issues.

All in all there are better offerings available to those interested in free to play setup as such it is my recommendation to give this one a miss.
Posted: October 10
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697 of 880 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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