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 leap into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,719 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 22, 2012

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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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October is a big month for Vindictus. You might already be enjoying our Halloween events and sales, but there's much more going on this month. You asked, we answered: Avatar Dye ampoules will be available soon, meaning you can dye your avatar outfits in the color of your choice. A new multi-process hosting system that may improve your connectivity when hosting a party, and you will now receive even greater rewards in your Level Up boxes.

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 leap 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 – Experience a complex and fast-paced combat system that raises the bar for the MMO genre. There are dozens of combos to learn and spells to cast, and mastering them is the key to survival.
  • Avatar of War – Choose from eight distinct characters, including hulking behemoth Karok and exiled princess Lynn. Each has their own set of skills, exclusive armor and a unique personality. Learn their strengths and weaknesses to conquer your foes.
  • Forged in Blood – The monsters of Vindictus are some of the most fearsome you will ever face, so massive they blot out the sun. The greater the beast, the tougher the challenge, and the greater the rewards.
  • Brothers in Arms – Some horrors are too terrible to be faced alone. Team up with friends, form a clan, and take on Vindictus’ mighty raid bosses. Coordination is key, and only the strongest will survive…
  • Visual Assault – With higher fidelity than nearly every other MMO on the market, Vindictus boasts highly-detailed characters and monsters, explosive particle effects and massive battle arenas.

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
35 of 49 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
146.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
i have been looking for a good action MMO to really get into, since i stopped playing Perfect World, and RaiderZ, and basically always looking for a "Monster Hunter" type game, with live battling and dodging mechanics, and material collection and weapon forging, etc etc. Vindictus does a great job of satisfying that kind of need. with a variety of classes and weapon choices, and combat styles, the game offers much flexibility to your preffered playing style. The game itself is very fun, with new challenges always coming, and the combat is one of the best i have seen in a while in an MMO. The game from the start has a lot of quests, and a great story in my honest opinion. It is easy to solo until level 15+, which is where the game will take a turning point and start to be a little more difficult for solo-ing. The game only gets beter as you g on, with better boss fights, more awesome items and weapons and intense 24-man raids. The bads: the economy is inflated like crazy, there is slight grinding between level 33-41, and then again from 40+ to around 55, but that can be expected in an MMo. it is not grind fest heavy like other MMO's however. There is also slight "pay-to-win" aspects, but again, any F2P MMO can be expected to have that. The PVP is horribly biased to pay-to-win/better equipment, so PVP is garbage in this game. Recommend to anyone trying to get into an MMO that will give them lots to do.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
When I found out that Vindictus was by the same guys as Maplestory, I had to try it. Luckily, I was not disappointed. The only problem I have with this game is that it lags when in a party, even at the lowest graphics settings. However, it is only an inconvenience, not a problem. The cutscenes are greatly done, and the story is beautiful. There are plenty of side quests to do, so you don't have to do the main quest immediately. People have complained that you need to grind in order to survive in this, which may be true (I'm not sure), but I enjoy grinding, so it's not a problem for me. All-in-all, I give it 9/10.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Good Game, not very pay to win, but more pay to become the prettiest.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This game is so fast paced you wont want to stop playing :D Also you got to act before you think. Its a little secret.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Although Nexon's "Mabinogi" MMORPG title has more of an original and unique feel to it, Vindictus has its ups and downs. I adore all of the games that Nexon makes, especially that of Mabinogi and Maplestory. I have put a lot of hours into Vindictus and was a beta tester for the game.Throughout the years I have come to the conclusion that this game is for the type of people who want hack n' slash ability and yearn for a-lot of carnage. The online servers have a few bugs but other than that, people who enjoy totally annihilating your opponent and/or having fun with friends, it's a good idea to try this game out. Totes fun.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
is not a very bad game gets repetive after a whaile but other wise not bad
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Two words

Nexon Grindfest


Also, current "anti-bot" and security measures make it a pain in the ♥♥♥ to play.

Currently waiting 10 minutes to let me do anything because I dared to take my laptop somewhere else and play.

Also the pay model is insane ($12.50 to expand your inventory by 1/3)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
waifus.
waifus everywhere.

7/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Amazing game I've played many mmo's over the years and this one just draws me in and makes me want to play over and over
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Really fun for a week or two, then kind of pitters off into repetitiveness and boring combat.

6/10
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1,435.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This game is fun, at first, but you need to understand this game is pay to play (not pay to win).

So for starters.

This game is fantastic at the start, your char and moves feel great and monster and environments are interesting. However, as you get to endgame the game violently shifts to pay to live... Meaning, you will have to spend real money on health pots, goddess graces, and other items to keep you alive because if you attempt to to use the free itmes you will get hit, and when you get hit you will lose more hp than you would of gained drinking the potion.

Additionally, you will need a beefy computer and internet connection to host games because this game is Peer to Peer connections ... meaning Lag is an issue. Combat at endgame is all about twitch combat and if your connection sucks you will be eating the ground before you know it.

There is no function support for this game. Meaning Nexon the publisher and Devcat the developer both suck at their jobs and do not respond to support tickets.

Endgame hurts ... Ive been paying for years and have only gotten about 10 endgame gear drops ... so you have to grind and sell items on the Market Place to make money to buy the rare drops.

You need stupidly high dps for endgame as bosses have a defense limit you have to break or you will be doing effectivly no dps ... so this leads to elitiest boats.

There is no balance in the game. I have a Hammer Fiona ... I do stupidly low dps in endgame because thats just how things work now .... I refuse to switch because I love hammers and unless Devcat rebalances the clas or adds new abilities thats the way it goes.

Kai's are OP as all getout ... their mobility and ranged dps means they can avoid most boss spam and continue high dps, so if you are looking for a fun class ... they are your money ticket.

There are in game purchases ... and they are overpiced.


They key to surviving in this game is 2 things... find good friends and a good social guild.... you need to have fun or this game will rub you the wrong way hard.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
234.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Plenty of pros and cons, can be played very casually or hardcore as it isn't overly grindy but more on knowing movement patterns etc. When playing 16 player raids you'd wanna hope the host has a damn good connection and properly configured...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
69.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
this is and amazing free to play mmo rpg amazing gfx and amazing the character creation is amazing the armor is amzing the classes are amazing just everything is amazig
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
10/10 cant start it
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
combat is quite good i guess. there is hardly anything to choose from in character customization. kinda boring tbh
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
475.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This game is so fun i like to play has the big dude and just kill everything and i love how this game looks but saddly since the update my CP has been crashing but if you can run it i say you should play it i mean it FTP so go for it its awsome
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
great kill la kill game
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Its pritty gud, im addicted atm XD

Thats is all...
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I cant even get to game becouse it whants me to log in my old email i dont even have accease to any more and wount let me use a new account
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