Embark on amazing adventures, build lasting friendships or even find romance in this unique social game, where a welcoming community with thousands of devoted players await! Whoever you are, or whatever your heart’s desire, come express it in Mabinogi and start living your fantasy life!
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Mostly Positive (32 reviews) - 75% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 6, 2012

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August 25

Mir the Dragon

A new pet has arrived in Mabinogi, the Dragon Mir! This wise, kind dragon will fly you high in the sky, aid you in combat with powerful magics and provide an all-around, stylish companion for your adventures in Erinn!

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August 25


Hit the beach at Port Qill or the southern shore of Longa Desert and grab your whacking stick! Watermelons are somehow appearing all along the beaches there, rising up from the sand seemingly by magic. This could be the start of a dastardly, villainous plot... but who cares? These Watermelons are filled with tons of goodies, including outfits, Blacksmith Manuals, Potions and more, so join in on the juicy mayhem!

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About This Game

Welcome to Mabinogi! The world’s most expressive MMORPG, where you create a unique character and live your fantasy life.


Enter the mystical land of Erinn, where a century-old battle threatens the balance of the known world. Explore exotic locales, defeat mighty foes and follow the path to destiny.

With the unique Rebirth System, your character can be reborn and live their life over and over again, allowing you to try out all the talents, quests and skills you want without losing progress.


Shape your world and play on your own terms. Choose from dozens of talents ranging from tailors and musicians to archers and professional gunslingers.

Create an anime-inspired idol and customize your appearance with thousands of options, including clothing, hair styles and colors, facial features, expressions and much more.

You can even build and customize your own homestead!


Join millions of players in Mabinogi's energetic community. Participate in game events, join a guild or take to the forums and social media to share your passion with other players.

When you play Mabinogi, you're rewarded with a deep social experience, both in-game and out.


Mabinogi gives you complete freedom to live your fantasy life. Settle into your homestead and engage in the simple pleasures of a cook or merchant, or step into the boots of a heroic warrior or powerful mage and start an epic adventure.

Your hero, your adventure, your fantasy life!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: GeForce 7900 GS / ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive:At least 8 GB of free space
    • Network:Broadband internet connection
    • Sound Card:16-bit sound card

    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.
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530, 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 945, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics: GeForce 9600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 8 GB of free space
    • Network:Broadband internet connection
    • Sound Card:16-bit sound card
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It's a fun but complicated game, get ready for hours of experimentation, trial, and error while playing, unlike any MMORPG you've ever played before, none are like this, it takes a lot of time to learn and get used to, but once you're into it other MMORPG's will fail.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
364.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Ahh.. the memories..
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Uninstall button worked great 10/10
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481 of 582 people (83%) found this review helpful
672 people found this review funny
20,751.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
It's alright.
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181 of 199 people (91%) found this review helpful
210 people found this review funny
3,547.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
Pretended to be a girl for 3,500 hours
Good times
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130 of 135 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
143.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
The game's good, but pretty rough on people that choose not to spend any money. Some tips:
1.) Finish the first Saga and get a free Pegasus pet. It has an aoe summon attack that cures poison.
2.) Make a human first and that way you'll get a free elf and giant from talking to the elf and giant leaders and aligning with them (you can change alignment once per day).
3.) Events usually give you cash shop items so be sure to bank in on those.
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140 of 151 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
428.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
although it says i have only 425 hours in this game that is far from the truth, i found this game on its website and then i went and found it on steam. Now although i love this game i will try to not be bias. so to begin, i will start the pros and then go to the cons
1.this game is massive, as of Thursday October 30, 2014. there is 16 generation story lines . then there is two episodic story lines , saga and iria, with iria on its 4th episode.
2. you can do almost anything in this game. I always ask people " tell me what you'd like to do in the game." and I normally get stuff like "trading, clothing crafting, black-smithing " and those exist , probably one of the only things you cant do is open pvp. you have to invite the person to a pvp battle and they have to accept it.
3. the graphic style, now this is both a pro and a con, i will talk about the pro part here, the good thing about the graphics is that they are rather simple. now not to say the game looks boring. the areas you can go are diverse and interesting. a winter mountain range full of giants, or a desert in a constant sandstorm with elves. or do you go to the lands of tera and tailliann, the front of the fight in g9
4. skill "tree". this game offer a interesting system for skills. it is free flowing. everything if offered to you at the start, there are a few that you have to unlock( like meteor, blizzard, and hydra transformation) or you have to be good in one skill set to unlock hidden skills. the beauty of the system is that you can always be doing stuff. i have one character that is level 2500 total and i have barely mastered any skill sets.
5. Combat, now combat is interesting because it truly matters on what skill set you choose to adopt. a battle mage or spell sword are going to fight completely differently from an archer or puppeteer. but the most basic combat is like a real time rock paper scissors where some skills trump others but are trumped by others. this makes you require a bit of strategy but also quick moves
6. events, there are always really fun and entertaining events, just last summer their was a big staged event that ended with an SAO event
1. camera control, now this is the biggest complaint I've gotten from people, the camera is not the easiest to control. you ether have to right click, or move you mouse to the side of the screen. now yes in combat it can be a bit annoying. but it just takes a getting used to, it takes a bit of pre-planning
2.graphics, like i said this is a pro and a con, now if you like the style and since its low in the graphics you can easily play it on low end pcs, but if you have a better one or don't like the art style, it will definitely be a turn off.
3. the openness, now i know a lot of people like the openness but most likely as a newbie will get so caught up will all the possible skills he will want to try to use all of them and be weaker than they need to fight enemies of there level. it takes a bit of discipline to focus on just one class.
4. pay-to-winness, now this may not be noticed by most people but since it is a free to play, there has to be some form of transactions. some of those include cool pets (like dragons) or gachapon that hold special items. these are used to get special items, these items can then be sold for gold to other players to make a profit. yes this does happen, yes there are people who have a whole quick slot full of dragons. but because of those people, everything can be acquired in game for gold. now it might annoy people that this is true but pay to win is not entirely true. it just depends what your term for "winning" i can honestly say I've probably spent 500+ on this game and that might sound crazy but for how many hours I've clocked i think its worth it
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425 of 538 people (79%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
My name is Trigger, of the Ruairi server. I'm well known in the community, even across servers, for effectively codifying the proper use of Mabinogi's Magic skill set with a comprehensive guide that underwent many, many revisions over the years (and which is still referenced and quoted to this day). I played for over six years and sank countless thousands of dollars into the game. Mabinogi is my most-played video game of all time by a nigh-incomprehensibly-large margin (just not on the Steam version, which will explain the lack of hours logged here). I've shrugged off changes that have made similarly-tenured players quit. And as a relatively respected player whose advice carried significant weight with newbies and old-timers alike, I have one thing to say.

Do not play Mabinogi.

Mabinogi's combat was originally, at its core, a rock-paper-scissors system. Normal melee strikes are deflected by the Defense skill. Defense can be broken with Smash. Smash is not as fast as normal melee and will always be trumped by it. This, combined with many different enemy AI patterns, required players to be able to read the enemy's movements well in advance and react with appropriate timing, because all attacks carry some degree of stun and enough consecutive attacks will knock a player backward. In the original release and for some time thereafter, tanking was completely non-viable because player health was vastly outclassed by enemy damage potential, requiring every combatant to be adept at reading and reacting to enemy movements and encouraging the then-commonly-espoused battle philosophy of "don't get hit".

In the early game, this system is still mostly apparent and functions as intended. But a number of problems have cropped up over the years that make the game's overall combat functionality less strategic and as a result less unique (and if you've not played Mabinogi, yes, its original combat system literally has not been replicated anywhere else, despite its brilliance). I will attempt to outline what I view as the most egregious of these problems below.

Power creep is part of Mabinogi's story. There is an in-universe justification for the player's rise to near-godlike power, although I won't spoil it on the off chance you disregard my advice and play this game anyway. But despite power creep actually having a treasured position in the lore (and despite its being a damn good plot point), it has still negatively impacted the game in more ways than one. Nearly every subsequent flaw I list is in some way related to power creep.

The difficulty curve is a joke. The combat system underwent an overhaul back in the summer of 2012, which you may read my at-the-time opinion of here. It was an inherently good update, and I thought it would force Nexon to consider their poor handling of the difficulty curve more seriously. Sadly, they've done nothing but exacerbate the problem. More and more skills keep getting added to the game with absolutely no substantial increases in content breadth or depth to match. Since almost all skills grant permanent stats when upgraded, and since many skill sets rely on the same stats as other sets (allowing indirect upgrading of already-maxed skills), and since there are so many skills now, there will come a point at which a player is no longer challenged by anything the game has to offer. In a game whose combat was originally defined by strategy and skill, and wherein a properly skilled player could take out a far bigger and stronger monster with ease, "difficulty" is now represented by monsters with bigger health bars and higher damage output, and virtually all of them can be laughed at upon reaching a certain power threshold, completely removing all strategy requirements from combat and reducing it to mindless grinding.

Enemy AI is a hopeless shambles. It served its purpose well in the original release -- for instance, bears and goblins were both notorious for using deceptive tactics to bait players into reacting incorrectly. Most enemies can handle melee, magic, and archery attacks with relatively good reaction patterns. Attacking an enemy more than once with a bolt spell or a normal bow shot, for instance, will almost always cause the enemy to charge at you directly, reducing the effectiveness of spamming, especially in the cases of fast and ultra-fast monsters. Once alchemy was added to the game, the original AI crumbled and never recovered. Enemies have never once had their behavior patterns updated to handle new offensive techniques or new skill sets. They are still operating on their original AI, all of them. If you start out focusing on melee skills initially, you'll receive a decent portion of the game's original challenge level. If you choose something like Puppetry or Dual Guns, you will completely outsmart the AI merely by virtue of the weapons and skills you'll be using. It isn't a total slam dunk, as most skills start out with low damage and the AoEs all start with relatively small areas of effect, but the enemy AI will still have no idea how to handle them.

The early game has been nerfed to hell and back. This was unfortunately necessary, as the constant piling on of more and more skill sets left newcomers hopelessly behind the curve of the experienced players (and since this game has no level cap and no class system, there was no way for them to ever catch up). The changes to leveling speed have aided everyone, though, not just the newbies, and thus the problem remains unsolved, having merely shifted in a certain direction. Newcomers can attain a decent power level much more easily and with far less fuss than they could originally, but by the same token the old dogs can effortlessly blaze through new skill sets in a week or less, leaving anyone beyond a certain point utterly content-starved. The endgame has been killed thanks to poor design choices focused on making the early game easier.

In case you didn't catch this in one of the previous paragraphs, there are far too many skills in the game now. Most of the new skill sets have been added for very little reason other than bigger, badder, flashier attacks (going hand-in-hand with the attempt to shift the game's demographic from fantasy fans over to lovers of everything vapid, flashy, and hollow), and as already mentioned, enemies simply can't handle the newer stuff. Anything designed with previous content in mind is always outclassed by the next batch of skills.

That about wraps up my deconstruction of Mabinogi's many current flaws, all of which contributed to my leaving the game and none of which have thus far been addressed. I don't expect any of them to ever be addressed, either, because Nexon's Korean development team basically just develops for the Korean users, and the players on the North American servers get whatever Korea gets. If you play this game, know that you have absolutely no voice in the game's future direction. You will exist merely as a cash grab for Nexon.

There are other major gripes I could have laid at Nexon's feet here, including their horrendously overpriced cash shop, their habit of releasing a bundle of new outfits in gachapon and calling it a "content update", their poor community management, their childish and completely amateur banning practices (of which the linked blog post is hardly the only example), and much more besides. I tolerated all of the above for over six years because Mabinogi was once a giant among MMORPGs, schooling the rest with unique mechanics and satisfying gameplay. It's now a shadow of its former self, and it does not deserve your attention.
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125 of 137 people (91%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
168.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
An Anime-stlyed mmorpg, point and click style.
Be what you want and do what you want.

While I may not have many hours here on steam, I mainly played the game prior to having it on steam.
I would recommend this game to any of my friends, and if Tarlach server is joined - then I'll be willing to help people out.

Mabinogi is an MMORPG, with the following unique features:

- Combat
Now, you may think "Combat, every game has that".
While this is true, Mabinogi incorporates many forms of combat, such as:
* Martial Arts
* Ninja Skills
* Magic
* Alchemy
* Puppeteer
* Melee
* Range
* Gunslinger
* Lancer / Knight
* and more!!

- Quests
The Quests is Mabinogi vary from doing something as simple as gathering items, to something as crafty as making an item. They even go to as complicated as following a series of mini-quests and dungeons in order to complete the Quest.

- Housing
Now, the "Housing" in Mabinogi is not your usual home-like area.
The "Homestead" that you own from level 10 onwards, is actually different for everyone depending on their tastes. There are three locations to choose - Human area which is Grasslands, the Elven area which is a Desert, and finally the Giant area which is Snow.
While you get to choose your location, when you level your Homestead up (yes, it has levels!) - you can then build more unique structures. Everyone's Homestead will be different.

- Races
There are three Races to choose from, upon your initial character creation.
Human. Giant. Elf.
Each Race will of course have bonuses and different specialties.
For example - Humans are the only ones who can use two swords.
Elves are extremely amazing Archers, while the Giants have more Health and Strength, and more powerful 2-handed weapons.

- Marriage & Family
Yes, in Mabinogi there is a Marriage system.
You can get Married to the opposite Gender, or even the same Gender!
As for Family - If you get Married, you can create a Family.
A Family can consist of yourself and your partner, and up to 6 Children.
There is a Family Rule that can be set (example: No dropping items). It will reeset every week I believe, and it will show a counter for those who break the rule.

- Pets / Mounts
You can obtain Pets and Mounts in-game.
Most of the better ones are from the Cash Shop (NX / Karma Koin).
Some pets are simply just that - Pets. Both a Pet and a Mount will have inventory for you to store your items. Mounts on the other hand, can be land-based, or have the ability to fly as well.

- Rebirthing
"Rebirth" is something unique this game offers. You can Rebirth every so often up to level 1000 Total, from there onwards you will actually need to Rebirth every week or purchase character cards to use to Rebirth.
Rebirthing a character will give you the option to change your character appearance, level, age and even gender!

- Levels
There are two variants of levels in Mabinogi.
Your level, which is basically your "combat" level. Everything you do will earn you exp, which will contribute to this level.
There is also Exploration levels. To level this up, you basically have to do Exploration Quests, or go out into the Wilds in Iria (Elves and Giant area), and search for unique hidden objects and items, which you can trade in for EXP and Gold.

To level up anything, you will need AP which can be granted upon every level up.
The higher your ranks go in a skill, the more AP it will require to level up.

- Ranks
Skill ranks go from the following order (worst to best)
1 - Max Rank

And now, to my favourite part...

- Non-Combat Skills
Non-Combat Skills are extremely variable.
Want to spend your time Cooking tasty treats? Become a Chef!
Feel like crafting your own Clothes? Become a Tailor!
Want to laze around and spend your time Fishing? Then do so!

There are many non-combat skills to find and master.
The one unique one which makes Mabinogi different than other games, is simply my favourite;
Musical Instruments & Composing.
You can re-create songs inside of Mabinogi.

Want to play Skyrim Theme? Done.
Want to play Game of Thrones theme tune? Done.
Pokemon Battle Theme? Done.

If you wish to give it a go and enjoy playing, feel free to play with us.
Server: Tarlach
My in-game name: Alyxa
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48.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
have had alot of fun with this game over the years
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930.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
I've been playing Mabinogi since Beta.
You can be a cat and beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of dragons ten times your size.

You can also be a 10 year old kemonomimi maid and continue to kick ♥♥♥.
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86.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
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374.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
Man I've been playing this ♥♥♥♥ off and on since 2009 and its ruined mmos for me. I "quit" mabinogi in the search of another mmo to play like every year, but literally nothing can match so I end up crawling back. Nothing can get on the level of variety, gameplay, music, and story that mabinogi has the offer. Nothing fills the void like mabi does. Send help.
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1,647.6 hrs
Posted: October 16
I've played this game for a solid 7 ish years, on and off, and it's always been such a nice mmo
It's certainly a very large game for free to play.

I dislike the dependancy on pets for doing most anything in a reasonable amount of time, but most games have something of this nature so it's not really the worst.
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95.6 hrs
Posted: October 15
great anime mmo
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115.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
This is one of if not my most loved game ever, despite difficult it can be to learn how to play I love this game. One of the reasons I love this game is it's comunity. Despite this game being really outdated compared to other titles people still play this quite often.
Overall my personal experiance has been great. It takes a good half hour or more to learn the basics and a bit of time to learn a few of the more complicated things. For people who are into fast paced gameplay this isn't really a game for you, but anyone who is into exploring and hanging out with friends this is perfect.
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Bored Bird Entertainment
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 12
I'm a bit shared on this one. Don't mind my play hours here: couldn't get it to work on Steam so I went directly to the source (client). The tutorial is a never ending story (I'm sure the unnessecairly complexified uncontrollable controlls (that could be fixed with a simple wsad+mouselook, hack and slash and E for interraction) have something to do with it, a thing I'm sure I'll get used to (couldn't back in 2008 when I first tried this game, here's to hoping)) and the hud is... All over the place, like pizza, sushi and another very customizable food, all eaten at once, but not quite digested, then barfed on a white canvas, quite litterally. Otherwise, the leveling system if very open-minded, letting the player choose what he/she truly aspires to be, not to mention varied skills beyond fighting, making this a truly immersive RPG, the varied abilities, (weren't for the controlls) the fighting system and also, the customizabilty in this game is ludicrous, all of these features inclueding the cartoony graphics do the game justice and allows us to over-look some of it's issues. If your looking for an rpg that truly let's you do what you want to do, at the expense of poor controls and a bad UI, well, search no further, I recommend it, on the otherhand, the controlls and the UI really are a pain.
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650.4 hrs
Posted: October 10
Played this game since it came out. Lately I haven't been playing much but I'm a lv 6700 alchemist/mage/archer and I gotta say, NOT ONE MMORPG on the market is on par with this game. People complain about the HUD and various little things, but all i can say is that if you have a brain then you'll figure it out in due time and then if you stick with it you will spend thousands of hours just enjoying your own fantasy anime life, and the storyline isn't so bad either. And the best thing, in my opinion... is that once you get into mid/late game you can become a freaking demigod Black knight. It's like your're Goku or something. Fighting a monster that is hard? transform into dark knight or paladin. Still too hard? Equip your transformation with another transformation!!! Now I'm not saying this game is easy because you have all this cool anime stuff because even though I'm at end game there are some things that you just can't solo. Like the black and white dragon.

Oh and its super free, in the past you had to shell out money to get pets and flying creatures but now they practically give it away. And they have so many events that most of my pets are now event pets and my gear is maxed out from all the free stuff they give.

I IMPLORE anybody looking to find a MMORPG that they can just sink their free time into to download this game, stick with it, and just enjoy yourself. I'm the ultimate RPG gamer and I wholeheartedly support playing this game.

Anyways, amazing game spent my whole adolescent years playing it. It really is unlike any MMORPG on the market, not even close.
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Darth Pooh Bear
346.3 hrs
Posted: October 10
I have followed this game for nearly a decade. When it was first released, I'll admit it was interesting but became boring quickly, because of lack of content. Nearly a decade later... There is NO lack of content. It's an open world, follow plot lines of your choosing or ignore them and do your own thing! This game is different from other RPGs, its unique and fun. This is a "must try" game. As its free, what are you waiting for?
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