Mabinogi offers a robust, online universe where people can experience all facets of fantasy life, from fighting monsters to harvesting fresh produce in the world of Erinn. It provides a new experience with a variety of gameplay, unique combat system, and orderly time element and age components.
User reviews: Very Positive (774 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2012

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About This Game

Mabinogi offers a robust, online universe where people can experience all facets of fantasy life, from fighting monsters to harvesting fresh produce in the world of Erinn. It provides a new experience with a variety of gameplay, unique combat system, and orderly time element and age components.

From the tapestry of lustrous stars stretched high overhead, Eweca casts a pale glow on a group of travelers huddled around a smoldering campfire, singing songs and dining on rich stew. They sing and feast until the bright fingers of dawn extend from the horizon to purge darkness from the land. Birds chirp from the nearby trees, and the dew on the grass begins to evaporate as the travelers don their packs and weapons and continue on the road to Tir Chonaill, the town by the mountains. Erinn is a land of wonder, danger, and unlimited opportunity.

Key Features

  • Expansive Character Customization:

    Choose from a variety of hair, expression and clothing combinations to make your Characters as unique as you want them to be.
  • Unique Combat System:

    An original blend of real-time action and strategy
  • Immersive Environments:

    Explore Erinn’s vast plains, scorched deserts, towering forests and snow-capped cliffs.
  • Expansive Talent System:

    Learn the skills of any trade you wish by improving your talent in actions like Weaving, Carpentry, Wild Animal Taming, Puppeteering and many more.

System Requirements

    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3) or newer
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5Ghz or better
    • Memory: 2GB or higher
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600GS/Radeon X1300 or better
    • DirectX®: Direct 9.0c or newer
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB or more
    • Additional: Web Browser: IE8 / Firefox / Chrome

    Note: Windows XP will no longer receive security updates after April 8, 2014. However, Mabinogi should not experience issues on XP so long as reliable anti-virus software is installed and up to date.
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
263.7 hrs on record
Absolutely Recommended!

I've played a few MMORPGs and Mabinogi really strikes me as a game that I've stayed around to progress in. The ability to experience a class-free character system is great! You build the character you want however you want. There's nothing saying you can't be a mage, warrior and alchemist all in one. The "class" you pick is up to you, you make your own character to your liking. There isn't a huge amount of customization but there's enough to let you feel unique, on top of that, there's a ton of clothing to choose from that you can also colour to your liking. I play as a full support character and can still manage to enjoy playing on my own. There's always people looking to have fun and run dungeons or missions, so no matter what role you play, there's always someone who'll need your help as well.

The community is growing larger each day, not all the people are desireable but I can say that the few people who are my friends on there have been helping me have a great time. One of the largest reasons to play, I found, is the fact it is F2P. There are premium and VIP features but there are NO restrictions besides a small amount of extra bag space and a free Advanced Item every day (such as a feather to revive a friend). Playing without the premium or VIP memberships is just as fun and has absolutely no negative impact on how you play. I sadly cannot say this for other games such as WoW, you don't pay, you don't play.

Reality of this game is that Mabinogi is a second life for you. Create the character you like, be an Elf, Human or even Giant. The ability to marry and have a family is also avaliable. Families have bonuses as well! If a family doesn't suit you, join a guild, play how YOU want, because all in all, the sky is the limit. I played a few years back and just recently got back in, and all I can say is I don't regret it one bit. Absolutely an addicting game, the possibilities are endless.

8/10 SHOULD PLAY

Want to play? Need a Bard or Healer? Add me.
Server : [Mari]
IGN : [Kylani]
Posted: May 7
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
71.8 hrs on record
Mabinogi is a play as you want game. There is really not much you can't do in this game as far as picking how you want your character to look and feel. Outside of few race locked skills there is no ability you can't learn and master in this game if given enough time. Even for people who like to do nothing more than craft items and gear all day the game is set up not only to let you do that, but you to also level up while doing it. In this game what level you are doesn't really mater as much as the rank of the skills you use and how well you can use them. Even a person who is a total newbie can manage to kill bosses for as long as they got the timing of their skills right, know when you block and/or dodge, know what weapons work best for what you are doing. There is no such things as making a bad roll when creating or playing your character as part of the systems as well as story is "rebirthing". Letting to restart your character from lvl 1 and/or change your looks again. When rebirthing only your level is reset and you keep all your gear and skills. So over many life times you can build up your skills only focusing on what you want.

This updates often with events that are fun for new and old players alike. And the main story of the game is well thoughtout and deep. Besides being fun and well as challenging. People who are aware of real world history and mythology will notice and spot a lot of the hidden meaning behide a number of the people, places, and things within the game.
Posted: June 18
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
122.1 hrs on record
I'd like to start and finish this review by saying: "This game is amazing, go play it" But, since this is a review, allow me to explain a bit of this masterpiece of a game. Also, despite having only a little over 100 hours on Steam I have played this game on my older computer as the non-Steam version.

Firstly, the story is superb. If you like games with a deep plot you'll love Mabinogi, as of writing there are 16 mainstream generations. The generations are pretty long. In fact, Mabinogi is a pretty long game, don't think you'll be beating the game in a week or two, this is a game that takes quite a bit of dedication. However, not once did I find myself without something to do or bored, and as mentioned, I found the story incredibly interesting and immersive. (there are even some feels ;_;).

Secondly, the music. My god the music. Is. Amazing. I still find myself listening to the music in this game, it's great, it really, really, is. Out of every single game I've played, which, is many, many, games, Mabinogi's music is my favorite. If you like listening to the music of a game you should already be downloading this. Aside from the music already in the game, the Bard class allows you to use your favorite songs in the game through the use of MML.

Now for the gameplay. admittedly, the game is pretty old, and it shows, the graphics can be a turn off at first but you'll get used to them eventually, in fact, if you like anime/manga you may even like the game's graphics right away. There are currently 18 talents you can choose from, each offers a different style of play. Now, what really sets Mabinogi apart from other MMOs is its Rebirthing system and combat, but we'll get to that later. The Rebirth system, in essence, allows you to reset your age, level, appearance, even your gender. As you get further in the story Rebirthing often is vital because you keep all your stats and items prior to rebirthing. So, in essence, a level 1 could be stronger than say, a level 20. Rebirthing also allows you to keep all your skills, too. So you could become an archer but still use skills from the gun talent. Moving on to the combat, which is also quite a bit different from other MMOs... The combat system requires strategy, simply button mashing will get you killed. You MUST master the counter, defence, and smash skills if you want to get anywhere in this game. Also, this game is by no means pay2win. Just thowing that out there, the only things you have to actually pay for are mounts, pets, and certain cosmetic options. But even then you still get free mounts just by playing the game.

Lastly, maybe you don't want to save the world. Maybe you just want to be a farmer, or a miner. Well, you can do that in this game. You get your own, expanding Homestead where you may place crops ore veins and other things of the sort.

tl;dr: this game is amazing, go play it.
Posted: July 7
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
99.6 hrs on record
While Mabinogi is pretty new to Steam. I played it when it first came out #hipster.

Mabi is a game that basically plays like a more awesome, anime version of Runescape. If I have to be honest. You can train talents and skills related to combat, tailoring, cooking, carpentry, fishing, etc. It's basically a virtual life simulator that happens to have weapons and monsters involved. There are marriages, familiies, and of course the classic guild.

The combat system is strategy based, with a heavy emphasis on stacking and planning out the use of your skills (Combo. If you will). Simply left clicking on an enemy is enough sometimes, but when you start diving into deeper dungeons, or the dark, deep wilderness - you're going to want to know how to run your dang combat skills.

Recent updates have made the game MUCH more accessible as far as talents and skills go. And with frequent. FREE updates coming constantly, there's no shortage of content available to keep even the "old school" players entertained.

The music is amazing, and the art style is a pleasant, cell shaded anime style that appeals to a great deal of players.

It's F2P, so the only thing you honestly have to lose is time. I would recommend Mabinogi to anyone into MMORPGs.
Posted: March 31
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3,127.3 hrs on record
I've played this game since the end of 2012, and I've taken one big break from it because I didn't know what to do after reaching a certain point in the game. I came back and it is still satisfying to play. My only problem is I usually don't set a goal as much but when I do, I'll end up working towards it and in the end, I always feel happy that I achieved it. It's because Mabinogi requires commitment in order for the game to be fun but I wasn't forced to make this decision, I decided that I'll give it a go, giving Mabinogi time and patience. In the end, I could actually say I'm glad I invested my time in this game and how amazing it feels with how much I progressed in the game.

This game isn't a hit or miss MMO, but it involves putting in a lot of time to make this worth it. If you don't have that much time, then I would suggest not playing this. However, if you have time to spare and you can make yourself committed then I can assure you Mabinogi is really rewarding when you can do just that.

It's not the prettiest game, not up to date with graphics, not the greatest mechanics or response time, but that's not why I continued playing Mabinogi. To be honest, I'm fine with how it looks, even if it isn't the best graphics; I won't care too much about my response time being bad because I play far from the server and I don't care how much time I put in this all because it's rewarding in it's own way.

There is a learning curve to this game but it becomes easier to understand as you continue to play. With over a hundred skills amongst multiple classes/talents, a storyline that actually can keep you interested which rewards you well when you do them and plenty of things to do starting out as well. This game also allows you to rebirth after a certain amount of time, regardless of what level you are, to continue growing your character and becoming stronger and stronger.

The talent system is what allows you to mix skillsets together, whether you want to fight up close with melee and take down enemies from afar with archery, fight in between close and ranged with the skills of a mage and a bard, it is entirely up to you how you want to play this game. Mabinogi allows you to be multiple talents at once, play the way you want to play it, there's no locked classes, only what you choose to do to become the strongest.

Paying cash for premium things is there if you don't have all the time and you don't have to either to make the game enjoyable, it just make things easier when you play the game. Events may also reward you with these premium 'things' so you won't feel left out from it either.

If you're looking for an MMO that allows you to have several skill kits to utulise in battle or crafting, growing more with more updates and will last you a while in terms of playability, this is the game you'll want to pick up when you can. To me, this is one of the my favourite MMO's of all time.
Posted: July 11
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109 of 123 people (89%) found this review helpful
479.2 hrs on record
An interesting mmorpg. Having played many mmorpgs before, mabinogi is a favorite due to its dynamic combat system. There are infinite battle combo possibilities as the gameplay is fast paced action with unique do-it-yourself strategy allowing almost free freedom to choose how you play. While the game features talents (i.e warrior) like most mmorpg's, it doesn't limit what you can and can't do allowing you to choose what skills from any tab (melee, magic...etc) you want to train giving a really unique gameplay individual to the player rather than restriction, emphasizing almost complete freedom in how you like to play. Another appealing factor for mabinogi is the anime-style graphics rather than the traditional realism based graphics that give the game a relaxed outlook rather than a serious tone.

I would say, try it out. If you like it, then enjoy it. If you don't then that's alright too. Don't knock it till you try it. It's one of the very few unique mmo's that are out there that feel different from generic mainstream mmo's.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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