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.
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Mixed (92 reviews) - 61% of the 92 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (3,349 reviews) - 70% of the 3,349 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 9, 2012

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August 3

v.175 – Heroes of Maple: Damien Patch Notes



Prepare for the final Act of Heroes of Maple! The time has come for the six heroes of the Maple World to face the Black Mage’s powerful commander, Damien! Dodge his deadly flying sword and devastating fireballs to defeat the great evil and save the World Tree. Damien will also be available as a boss that you can fight once a day in the new Dark World Tree area. Then join Spiegelmann on a money-making adventure to Nihal Desert. Buy and sell with other merchants to make a big profit! Beast Tamer character creation will be available for a limited time, and there will be other fun events in Heroes of Maple: Damien, the final update of the summer!

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July 27

v176 Heroes of Maple: Damien Update Preview



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Reviews

"MapleStory is an MMO where the mixture of cuteness and a serious RPG feel has harmoniously mixed itself into one interesting game."
OnRPG
"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..."
Gamers Daily News
“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”
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Heroes of Maple: Damien



Prepare for the final Act of Heroes of Maple! The time has come for the six heroes of the Maple World to face the Black Mage’s powerful commander, Damien! Dodge his deadly flying sword and devastating fireballs to defeat the great evil and save the World Tree. Damien will also be available as a boss that you can fight once a day in the new Dark World Tree area!

Learn more about the update here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/15322/
Read the complete patch notes here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/15465

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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Mixed (92 reviews)
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Mick the BFG
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Terrible. Asks if you want a tutorial and I click yes but it looks like it skipped it as I don't know how to do anything. Filled up inventory by pressing random buttons until I found what worked for pickup. But I know have all these monster cards. What do I do with them? Can't equip them into skill slot. I have gear to equip but can't equip. Click and drag does not work even though I am the right level and class.

Teach people how to play the game.
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hawk
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
To much work to even get the game to work
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Glossycash
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
No
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Sur. Leon "E" Wite
699.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Of the 300 ish games I own, I have only reviewed 7 of them (then again I've only played maybe 10~20 percent of my collection as well). Maplestory has to be one of the oldest games I've played in my library that I've played on and off far before steam had connections with Nexon and the 699.0 hours that has been logged into my steam account. So how many hours have I actually invested in this game? Since I was a freshmen in High School, when the first year anniversary was just released in the North American servers.

Back in those days, we had to roll a dice for our stats. There was no redistributions of stats when you reached the job selection. If you went over the level to get that class change, well you are out of luck cause you are not going to get those points. *waves granny cane* back in my days ... we got our butts whooped and our asses handed to us as we spent hours on endless grinding to gain a level and grab rare and strong items.

Maplestory is very much player friendly now, so much so that every character is extremely over powered and can kill monsters ten or even twenty levels above them. It isn't a game of challenge, pooring your blood and soul into a character to make it perfect, but the pure insanty of seeing the extremely high damage floating in the air, and cover the entire screen as all them cute/cool looking monster die at your feet in one over powered swoop. *MUAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!*. It is truly over 9000.

Will I ever quit? Probably not. I will most likely always go back for the anniversary now and then, or when they release a new character/class/event/update/etc. I liked the sadistic, making one lose sleep and cry in the darkest of hours, challenges the game once hand, and enjoy the havoc one can wreck in a few seconds. However, the overpowerness and easy level gaining had ruin one thing I loved about maplestory: the party quest. They are practially non-existant now. Oh well, time to go back in see the entire race of horny mushroom go extinct.
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CrazyLego
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Fun MMO
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Smoky
28.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
its not bad, its just kinda a game that, if you wanted to try it out you can if people are in to that kind of thing yet, my only problem is, its pay to win....sorta....if you want to spend lots of time into doing stuff, over and over again i guess try it out but this is only my opinon (just try it if you dont like it dont play it)
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DEMON
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 22
Can't manage to create a character and log in, guess they don't want my money.
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nuggetary
250.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
I've played the game for nearly 10 years, it's changed quite a bit, but that's not really a bad thing. The game certainly has a niche audience. Not everyone who plays it will like it, but overall the game has loads of content and is pretty solid.
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Roid Rage
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Having spent years of my life on this game back in the day I wanted to come back to it, but its nerfed, i lost my account, and i can no longer be a henny ♥♥♥♥♥. 2/10 might install again
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spenfur
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
it will not download its gets stuck at the locateing space on your harddrive
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
First a little background

I have played maplestory since early 2006 and I've kept playing since then. I have 6 level 200+ characters amd will continue to make more. I am an MMORPG fanatic and I really enjoy the 2D side-scolling games. I recently got Maplestory on steam to avoid using the horrendus Nexon client.

Review

This game has a lot of grinding. A lot of grinding. Much like WoW, in Maplestory you constantly grind and are trying to level up your character to get better gear, a new job advancment, etc. That is one of the aspects I love the most about this game. In a game such as WoW you get new abilities every 4-5 levels depending on what level you are, in Maplestory you get things called job advancments. Basically, you have a certain moveset with certain abilities, you can upgrade these abilites until you reach a certain level, and then you get a new set of abilities. This is one of my favorite aspects of Maplestory and it really makes it unique. The player base in Maplestory is also awesome, everyone on here is extremely nice and it can be really fun to just talk to other players rather than grind. There are many other things for you to do besides grind of course; You can do "dungeons" where you are sent to a certain area for 10-15 levels and do quests for the NPCs there and have a lot of fun learning the lore, you can also fight massive bosses with other players (this is much like a raid in WoW). There are so many fun things to do in Maplestory which is why I have played the game for so long and will continue to do so.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I used to play this game a lot back from 2007-2009. Game has changed a lot and I have mixed feelings about it. Some new classes are cool and I guess they implemented a storyline as well. Disappointed on how easy it is just to even reach 1-30. Feels like they dumbed the game down and made it look pretty. Overall, the nostalgia factor is still kind of there, gameplay is smooth and simple and it seems like there's still a community here. Get it if you love MapleStory like I did way back when, but personally I probably won't keep this installed for long.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
62.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Used to play the game years ago, when Maplestory wasn't in steam, but Reboot and nostalgia pulled me back into the game. This game is for you if you love grinding, but thats pretty much all there is with this game. Socialization has deteriorated in this game because of faster levelling, faster transportation, and the evaporation of casual players. Unless you have friends to play with this game, you are mostly by yourself. I've never been into MMORPGs due to the grinding aspect, but this game has made want to re-evaluate what I am doing with my life. The only accomplishment I feel from this game is seeing large numbers in the damage I deal to mobs and bosses.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
yum i like maple syrup
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
It uninstalls very nicely
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Got introduced to MapleStory by a "friend".
Game said I was "forever alone and single".

Friend-zone/10 :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
its not bad, its just kinda a game that, if you wanted to try it out you can if people are in to that kind of thing yet, my only problem is, its pay to win....sorta....if you want to spend lots of time into doing stuff, over and over again i guess try it out but this is only my opinon (just try it if you dont like it dont play it)
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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
127.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.

tl;dr: Grind, Grind, Grind > Cancer > Repeat.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Fun times are had.
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