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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Mostly Positive (235 reviews) - 74% of the 235 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (3,645 reviews) - 71% of the 3,645 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 9, 2012

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December 1

[Unscheduled Maintenance] Dec 1, 2016

[UPDATE - 12:30 AM PST - Dec 2nd]

Thank you all for your ongoing patience as we try to secure stable service for all Maplers. Reboot is still down at the moment and we are working on them, but all the other servers are up at this time.

With this maintenance we have created more room in our servers to accommodate even more players, and have fixed the Kanna disconnect issue that occurred with the Limitless patch.

We sincerely apologize for the frequent disruption in your gameplay and would like to offer the following compensation gift for this latest maintenance.
- 70 V Coins
- 1 Miracle Circulator
- 2 of 3x EXP Coupons (15-mins)
- 24 hour Cash Shop item extension

We will update you when Reboot is online once again.


Thank you all for your unwavering support for MapleStory and our V: Limitless update! Our servers are currently unable to bear the load of everyone logging in to the game, which is causing lag and disconnection issues. But we are going to beef up our servers to stabilize your playing environment and will be performing an unscheduled minor patch on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST (8:00 PM EST / 2:00 AM CET / 12:00 PM AEDT). We anticipate the maintenance to last approximately 4 hours, concluding around 9:00 PM PST (12:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM CET / 4:00 PM AEDT). We hope that this maintenance will resolve the connection issues so that everyone can enjoy the new update!

Thank you for bearing with us for the past couple days. We appreciate your support and your patience!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

- PST: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- EST: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Dec. 2)
- CET: 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM (Dec. 2)
- AEDT: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Dec. 2)

What will be unavailable:

- All MapleStory game servers.

Changes and Updates:

- MapleStory will be updated to v.178.3.0.
- Backend fixes will be applied to address the recent instability issues.

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November 30

v.178 - V: Limitless Patch Notes

To prepare for the upcoming 5th Job Advancement, the V: Limitless update brings you several limited-time events! Get a leg up on the competition and quickly level up and earn special in-game gift packs! This update also brings a host of major system changes and game improvements such as improved quest rewards, UI changes, and a permanent leveling curve reduction!

Read the full Patch Notes here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/v-update/17929

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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..."
Gamers Daily News
“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”

5th Job Coming Soon

Learn more here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/v-update/

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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
mapplestory used to be a great adventure where you grinded your way through pain and suffering just to get a level up. and the higher the level you used to be the more popular and pro you were. the community used to be fantastic and there used to always be hotspots to talk with people and make friends. now its a game where you level up much quicker get slightly overpowered equips, and items and the community could careless about you and your level. dont get me wrong this is still a great game that will easily lead you back to downloading it and playing it over and over again. play it if you dont mind quitting then coming back to it a year later as for the old users who used to play this well... you know my pain of how this game changed.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
209.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
There is a new official server called Reboot where there is no p2w.The only convenient thing you can buy in that server is a pet that picks up money for you.But even the pet can be grind from a boss drop and events that give out free pets every few months.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
190.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I've been playing MapleStory off and on since the year it came out, I think I was about 10. Oh lord so much of my childhood was spent pouring endless hours into this game. Something about it is addictive and enticing enough to make you come back about once a year for a week long binge.

That being said, it's gone through a lot of phases as far as games go. It started out gaining a huge amount of popularity by having one of the best communities I've seen in an MMO, cute graphics, unique skills in each class, but it was largely grind based. Grind based MMO's are more tolerable if you have friends around you that also play the game, but Nexon started making it more pay to win and so eventually it thinned out a lot. Nexon respond by throwing class after class, new world after new world, new maps, and tons of other extraneous stuff to entice players to stay/come back but without addressing the pay to win problem so the game died almost beyond recovery. It was still grind based, with only three basic forms of quests - killing monsters/gathering items, jumping on platforms with obstacles, or traveling across an ever expanding map that would just suck up idle time.

Since then, it seems Nexon finally started tackling some of the main problems players have been complaining about. There are faster ways to get across the map, cross-world features to elliminate the thinned out player base, it's not necessarily as grind based, there are more unique monsters popping up, and far more quests and features. It doesn't seem as pay to win, and Nexon is improving on what they have rather than just throwing more stuff at players. It's more fun than I remember it, and I never thought I'd ever describe MapleStory as fun again. The community is still thin but there is more to do in the game and it's more balanced than ever. Overall it's worth a shot, but if you want your character to look remotely decent you're still going to have to spend money.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Finally region free on Steam as they migrated MSE to GMS!
The game is about grinding and micro payments, but still fun, one of the original 2D Platformer MMO's! :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
this game is my childhood :')
I bought Crunch cereal and came the CD ♥
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Pay no attention to time played on this game! Had another account years ago.

Anyways, this was a fun game back when I use to play it, and it came up on as a mobile game not too long ago. So I picked up and remembered how much better the PC version is, due to one reason, you have to have some freinds to play with! So get a few buddies and try it out.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
nostalgia 101
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Great fun for everyone!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
724.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Why did i play thing game when i was younger?????
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
so many years of playing so much mob grinding hours of plays was it all worth it i guess not but hey a fun relaxing game once in a while isnt bad right .
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Saint Nicholas
202.9 hrs
Posted: December 6
has a truck thats some what like a Uhaul truck 7/10
not as good as overwatch
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4.1 hrs
Posted: December 6
Welp... I don't know what to say... Turns out playing a long time ago, creating a pin and forgetting it will not let you play your old character---Also might warn about the resolution + volume of the game... I don't know.... It was fun at the beggining (somehow playing 3 hours got you above level 50) upon trying ti again... Eh... Its not as interesting as I thought...
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66.4 hrs
Posted: December 6
One of the best and most addictive MMORPG's I have ever played. I got into it back in 2005 and this game has gone a long way since. The amount content in this game is endless as new questlines or zones are added every year for free. No need to pay $50 to unlock a new continent and level cap. Even though most of the game requires you to spend real moeny to get stronger, you can still reach that sweetspot within time by just playing the game, this goes outside of Reboot, where all P2W aspects are removed from the game. (Although why trading is disabled is way beyond me and does not make any sense, wth nexon). Thanks to the recent migration that allows players from Europe to play on the North American servers the game has brought back thousands of old school players as well with the addition of the V Update that adds the long awaited 5th Job (Seriously, 4th job was added back in 2008).
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19 pound catfish
0.5 hrs
Posted: December 6
buying gf 1mill
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37.2 hrs
Posted: December 5
is great game: good

is run by nexon: bad.

13/10 would suffer leveling again
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1.4 hrs
Posted: December 5
Downloaded game to play with friends, went deaf as intro music ♥♥♥♥♥ my ears off. Finally made character and after the tutuorial I was finally able to hear my friends. Intro to character story was cool, gameplay was meh. Probably should not have skipped tutorial, but hey, whatcha gonna do about it now. I had some cool dragon wings and a steel kilt and I knew my character was totally free balling. I thought this game was rated for children and I can finally say that it is not rated for playing by anyone. I got lost in the tutorial world and didn't know how to leave. My friends were on the maplestory map but I was in space for some reason. I didn't know dragons lived in space. I better call NASA about that one. In the end I probably would recommend this to a friend, just not a friend I'm too fond of. The dragon wings were kind of cool and I didn't even get to transform into a dragon. 5/9 might accidentally drunk install game and play again.
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54.5 hrs
Posted: December 5
If you can time travel to before potential items were put into the game and play then do so, otherwise don't recommend. Pay to win.
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523.2 hrs
Posted: December 5
Say goodbye to your life once you start this game
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15.9 hrs
Posted: December 4
Well I cant even get into the game... For like weeks whats the point..
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0.6 hrs
Posted: December 3
keeps crashing
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