Enter a world of magic and mystery in MapleStory, the original side-scrolling MMORPG. Choose from over 30 classes and join the millennia-long battle against the evil Black Mage.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,628 reviews) - 70% of the 2,628 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 9, 2012

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"MapleStory is an MMO where the mixture of cuteness and a serious RPG feel has harmoniously mixed itself into one interesting game."
"MapleStory continues to break its own records as more and more players continue to fall in love with its vibrant art style, exciting action-themed gameplay and compelling lore..."
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“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”

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About This Game

Eons ago, six brave heroes defied the Black Mage and stopped his conquest of Maple World, sealing him away for millennia. Now the fiend has awoken, and a new breed of hero must take up the call.

Choose from over 30 characters, including mages, archers, pirates, ninjas, even time travelers! Customize your hero with countless cosmetic options and craft your own play-style with robust skill trees. Explore Maple World's mountains, deserts, jungles and more, or travel to the alien world of Grandis for even more intrigue. With millions of players to meet and countless adventures to be had, MapleStory is the MMO that lets you unleash your wild side.

Key Features:

  • Customize Your Skills
    Choose from over 30 playable classes, each with distinct personalities and abilities. Level up your hero and specialize your skills for the perfect play-style. Every Maple hero has a story, and they all need players like you to guide them. What will your story be?

  • Unlimited Style
    No two Maplers are alike. Pick from hundreds of cosmetic options to craft the perfect hero. Choose from hats, cloaks, gloves and more to create a look that matches your personality. Crave substance over style? Collect weapons and armor to become the greatest warrior Maple World has ever known.

  • Fight with Friends
    MapleStory is one of the most social MMOs available. Bring along your buddies and create a guild, or make new friends as you join forces with millions of other players. Exploring Maple World is better with an ally by your side!

  • The Fun Never Stops
    MapleStory is always evolving, with new quests, new locations and new events added on a regular basis. Whether you're enjoying a new mini-game or taking on a new boss, there's always something to do, and someone to do it with.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows Vista or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4Ghz
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8600 GH / ATI Radeon HD 3450
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 3.0Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.0Ghz
    • Memory:at least 4GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 9600 / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
Helpful customer reviews
218 of 240 people (91%) found this review helpful
166 people found this review funny
332.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I've played this game since I was 10 years old when it came out in america.

The best way to describe maplestory is a deep, deep hole out in the woods.
When you are bored and looking for something to do you fall into this hole.
At first you are scared, you panic and try to get out of the hole.
But slowly, you begin you like it in the hole.
You spend thousands of dollars on making this hole cooler, nicer, and do more dps.
You meet friends, lovers, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥s inside of this hole, it begins to feel like a community.
Then high school girl drama will go down, and you will sell all your gear and quit.
You will struggle to climb out of this hole. And finally....you're out.

You go back to the way your life was before, and you become happy again.

After a couple of months...you feel this craving...this...hunger...
You miss the hole. Sure, the hole has its ups and downs...but you...you were safe in the hole...you were...home...
So you go back, and thus begins the never ending downward spiral of your life.

10/10 would quit and play again.
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58 of 65 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Oh man has this game died so much.

When I first began playing which was in 2009, the Maplestory community was the best gaming community I had EVER experienced. The social aspect of the game was absolutely amazing. Back then, Factions weren't dead and every day I would find interesting people to play with and party up with. Now, maps are relatively quiet and empty, and you never get the party invites and friendliness that there used to be. People just farm to themselves and the amount of people playing has dropped so much that I feel like I'm playing on empty servers all of the time. People don't even bother talk to you and in the major cities all you find is afk players just sitting there waiting for you to rank up their fame. Gameplay has also changed for the worse too. Back then there were relatively few and DISTINCTIVE classes that were unique and gave the game a balanced and helpful feel. Nowadays there is just a bunch of classes that are very similar and their niches are intertwined so much that you feel like class choice doesn't really give you a new and fun experience anymore. They've also emphasized microtransactions too much that it just takes away from the game. Overall, you feel like you're playing in a largely empty singleplayer game that's not even fun because the social aspect has completely rotted to nonexistence and the large amounts of "events" that fail at trying to make the game more interesting. The game has died and I must admit that even if you pay lots of money to level up and look cool, it doesn't matter a single ounce in the end because you've wasted your hard earned captical on a game with a meaningless and dead world and community.
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76 of 107 people (71%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
612.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Run away. Please for the love of god, run.

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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
168.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Nostalgia and the big numbers blind me

If you've never heard of Maplestory just skip it. To be completely honest with you the only reason I got this game on Steam was for the nostalgia. I've been playing this game on and off for so many years. (Since 2006) This game was fantastic, but it was ruined by it's absurdly high damage numbers, (which get so damn high that Nexon has to raise the cap on damage) The insane high prices of the free market, and the sheer amount of classes. (There's 32 classes! THIRTY TWO! I was so happy when Pirate first came out.) Oh and the community. Do you like 12 year olds? Well that's basically a majority of the community.

Here's my recent adventures. Recently I played this game AGAIN for the 90th time. I chose Adventurer my bread and butter, I picked Magician and picked the Cleric tree. As soon as you hit level 20 you get bombarded by all these alerts. "JOIN THE NEW CHAT SYSTEM." "EVENT!!!!!" "GACHAPON GACHAPON!" I got very annoyed very quickly. After a very quick leveling grind to level 100, I got my fourth job Bishop. I was very happy that I made it to level 100 because back in my day I've gotten a level 100 Dark Knight. Soon after my 4th job I realised. ♥♥♥♥ there's 150 more levels. I gave up after that. The community annoyed me the grind was boring (Just spammed HS for bonus Xp) and I didn't want to spend any real life money to cube any items or scroll anything.

Final Verdict:
It WAS a good game. The game is no longer enjoyable. But my inner 12 year old makes me want to love it. Nostalgia is the only reason I would see someone play this. The game on it's own is a grind all the way to level 250. The big numbers are blinding and are hard to track, the classes have no "uniqueness" It's all about DAMAGE DAMAGE DAMAGE.

5/10 Nice nostalgia trip, game isn't fun anymore
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
114.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
When I was 13, I would play from 7am to 11pm during the summer. My parents would yell at me and tell me to go to sleep. When they were asleep at midnight, I would get back on until 4am. My mom had to close the internet at night so I wouldn't play. Probably played more than 1500 hours since I was 13... I am now 21.

Don't play this game if you want a social life. It will suck you in and never spit you out.

10/10 would play again.
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