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 (91 reviews) - 60% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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 (91 reviews)
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AllStarNOOB
189.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game is okay
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ryanmiyagi
1,499.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
no regrets of my 1500 hours
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EdxSarxNatxChoc
1,271.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
While there is alot of content and updates, if you're a new player, you will get confused quite alot. And by the time you know how everything works, you will have reached lv 120 in a few hours. The cap level is 250 and unless you play with friends, you will find out everyone despite of classes, trains in the same grounds, same pqs, same times, rinse and repeat until you reach that certain level just to grind in the same spot again because it's "Good exp".

If you're a returning player, same thing but you will find out that the "OP" gear you had a few years ago is now considered "weak" and if you want to get stronger, you will have to spend alot of $ in NX (Nexon Cash) to be able to deal in the millions of dmg yet again. If you want to have a "good time" then I wish you luck in that because let's be honest, you'd play for the nostalgia but then get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at how everything changed (heck, even everytime you level up, a bright light flashes the map and kills all the monsters in the map) and probably stop playing after you realise you wasted your time with something like that.

All in all, it's a good game if you're bored. But once you've reached lv 130~+ You'll find that you can't really grind in good places other than doing the same PQ's 10 times daily. And in most cases, good luck trying to find people in your level range. So go get a guild that's not toxic. And try to have fun, in some way. You get some new skills at lv 140 (Hyper skills I believe) that go all the way up to 200 but eh, while it is unique, I don't really think it should be that worth to play.

TL;DR It's a good game to play for a few hours. But you will find out that every class is the same (excluding zero), go through the same storyline, battle with players on the same monsters you've defeated before and get the same rewards as well. And then, you have to grind your butt off on monsters that takes u too long to defeat since the game expects you to reach 1m dmg at the LV of 150.
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Gamerset
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
I love itttttarhashjbfkjsafjanszksjahuishbknvxzhfisydjvnb xfjhseyrusfjdn xvmshjeriwynf sdvcxmdnfsjhruwyg4hbnf msdrebjh45guye4tbrng fvc
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Trash
458.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
Play for fun until lvl 150-160, at that point, unless you got some cash, no life, and can never get bored don't go forward. Nexon is still a money sl*t and is a company that gives nothing about the community, instead its events upon events, most of which still follow a grinding theme. Was only fun using skills, aside from that, its complete garbage.
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SilverCat12
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
play like 3h of this game stat to like the game.5/5
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unknown123
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Good game. But does not word with MacBook. But a very good game when I haved windows 10
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♛X1LE♛
16.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Will i get a virus cuz i read a lot of if this game is a virus
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oh jeez
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
A game for ratchets
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Zehro
19.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
With all the events and reworks, leveling up to 150 has become easy as clicking a few buttons and monster grinding for several hours. It has some character storylines beyond the basic quest system, participating in guilds, party quests, boss fights, and even spin-off modes go beyond the spam-and-slash 2D MMO that it presents itself off to be. However, it gets highly repetitive in my opinion and unless you want to stare at some flashy sprite animations, feel overpowered with your one-hit-KO attacks, or are playing with other people, you start to feel tired pretty quickly.

Maplestory is not a bad game, but I would spend time elsewhere.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 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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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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9 of 11 people (82%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
12 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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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Good game. But does not word with MacBook. But a very good game when I haved windows 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
464.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game is fun as long as you have friends/ a guild.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I can't play the game everytime i get in to choose a realm or server( renegades CH.2) a message would pop up saying i dont have a registered ID please try again later. how do i fix this
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
its a lot of fun to come back to it cant wait for maplestory 2
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