Age of Conan: Unchained is an award-winning and critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game set in the sexy, savage and brutal world of Conan the Barbarian. Tread in the footsteps of the greatest fantasy hero of all time, and explore the vast reaches of Hyboria.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (328 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 22, 2013

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Second Chances are rare in this market, but when they happen, they create great things. Age of Conan is the perfect example of that.

9/10 - http://www.dualshockers.com/2011/09/16/review-age-of-conan/

With the right eye players will find a magical world full of rich lore, gruesome gore and plenty of barely clothed wenches. What more could you truly ask for?

8/10 - http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/191/view/reviews/load/157/Age-of-Conan-Unchained-Youve-Come-a-Long-Way-Baby.html

Actionreiches Online-Rollenspiel für Erwachsene.

9/10 - http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/age-of-conan-unchained/test/age_of_conan_unchained,47087,2324194.html

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About This Game

Age of Conan: Unchained is an award-winning and critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game set in the sexy, savage and brutal world of Conan the Barbarian.
Tread in the footsteps of the greatest fantasy hero of all time, and explore the vast reaches of Hyboria. Choose between twelve different classes, from Barbarian to Demonologist, and fight your way to riches and glory as you battle creatures straight out of hell or even engage in colossal guild vs. guild warfare!

Key Features:

  • Unprecedented character development:

    Age of Conan: Unchained offers a wealth of character development options, and through 80 levels of content your character will grow in power and influence.
  • Choose between twelve diverse classes:

    Play as a Cimmerian, Stygian, Aquilonian or Khitan - and choose between twelve diverse classes before venturing into the depths of Hyboria.
  • A world of breathtaking beauty:

    Age of Conan: Unchained features the groundbreaking graphics of our proprietary DreamWorld engine, ensuring the world of Hyboria is rich, lush, and vibrant. From the vast forests of Aquilonia to the mountain tops of Cimmeria to the burning deserts of Stygia - Conan's world is one of infinite adventure and amazing wonders. Search for treasure in the deepest dungeons of the world, or engage yourself in the gang rivalry of the Tarantia underworld. There is always something new to see and do in the world of Conan.
  • Rule your own guild and build entire cities:

    Rule your very own guild, work together to acquire renown, and build your very own guild cities complete with buildings and decorations.
  • Battle other players in epic siege warfare:

    Age of Conan: Unchained offers a wide variety of gameplay experiences for all kinds of PvP gamers. Throw yourself into epic guild vs. guild battles, test your mettle in the mini-games, and claw your way up the PvP ranks.
  • Unique, action-oriented MMO combat:

    Age of Conan: Unchained features a unique, action-oriented combat system never before seen in an MMO, where you control every swing of your character's weapon for a truly immersive combat experience.
After installing the game, you'll create a unique game account from the in-game log-in screen. Good luck and enjoy your journey into the barbaric lands of Hyboria!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7 or later
    • Processor:3Ghz Pentium IV or later
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader model 2.0 and 128 MB RAM: NVIDIA GeForce 5800 or ATI 9800 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:30 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
104 of 144 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,475.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
The game had Potential,just as did ESO. both failed right out the gate in their first year. The glue that has held AOC together was the players. That glue is losing it's integrity. The PVP code was easy for Hackers to breach and inject their own sub routines in. In fact each PVP mini-game seems to have at least one hacker in it. Funcom allows this. They also allow gold spammers. When issues of exploits are brought up in the Funcom forum's they act like the NAZI Descendents they always wanted to be. They stifle free speech and communication. They have added no new content to the game since RoTG. In short they took all of the Sub money from AOC and used it for TSW. In addition the former CEO the week before TSW launched sold all of his stock when he knew that Funcom was tanking. This triggered a raid at Funcom HQ. They have consistently lied to their subscribers.

The game has many bug's that are serious enough to hinder game play. Grinds are excessively long and ranking /renown system is broke this limits what dungeons you can enter and raids you can join.

It is a cash shop money mill your FTP account will have no storage space, you cannot complete the main destiny quest, you will be spammed to "Go PREMIUM" each and every time you log in. You will not have access to most of the content of the game as you have to buy each "Country seperate" and if you cancel your sub you lose access to what you paid for. In short when you see FUncom. Remember what that FU stands for.

The Game is dying and hopefully FUncom will die as well. I hope the entire funcom staff chokes to death on Legos.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
The game was fun at first until I realized I needed to pay a monthly fee to get the full game. The free mode is extremely limited, with more then 50% of the content available to premium players. Then there's the insanely bugged PvP, with hackers pretty much owning the battlefield and real players having to avoid it like the plague.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
121.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I played this game for a couple years. I bought axpansions. Looks great. Some of the mechanics are broken. Open yet incomplete dungeons that are missing entire boss encounters. Suposedly new content that is just reskinned old content.

Then we get to the true atrocities. Even though I spent 60 bucks onthe game and another 100 bucks on various expansions as a now free to play player I can not access the content i purchased access to withoput a subscription. But I dont want to subscribe because if you do you can never cancel even if you go to the website and cancel your sub they still take the money out of your account just because they have your info.

I DO NOT RECCOMMEND THIS GAME!
SERIOUSLY DO NOT SPEND ANY MONEY ON THIS GAME!

If your just gonna do f2p then your prolly good. If you do spend money, you can not say you were not warned.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I made it almost 4 hours into a game that took me all night just to download, and I uninstalled it.

I cannot give a full review of this game, but what I can give is a review of the tutorial mission, and a suggestion to the devs and hopefully other devs who might read this.

The tutorial, is boring, just flat out boring.
Basic outline, you start off on the coast of this island after a ship wreck, and fight your way into the first town, there you do day missions (multiplayer) or night mission (single player/the only way to progress).


The night mission I had was very poorly explain to me, it mentioned staying out of the light and using stealth, took me a while to realise there was a hide ability I needed to use the whole time.
However, you need to pump points into this ability to use it effectively, also not explained.

The Second mission has you climb, which at that point I figured out how to pump in points and put a few in climb.
I was told to get to the roof and spy on someone.

The closest X to me (leading me to believe I had to go there) had nothing there.
I stood around, tried to find where to climb from, and nothing happened.
I looked online and found out you press U to climb (this is explained in game as well, I just hadn't seen it yet).
P ressed U everywhere, and nothing worked.
Then I went to the second X instead, and a prompt came up "you can climb here" I walked around for about 5 minutes pressing U and the game kept saying "not close enough" over and over again, which also annoyingly spammed my chat window.

It took my forever to notice that there was a ladder right behind one of the guards.
Now, the npc who gave me these night missions quite clearly told me, DO NOT FIGHT THE GUARDS, DO NOT BE SEEN.
Apparently. that's total ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, because after failing to sneak behind him, I killed him and nothing happend.
In fact I wouldn't of been able to get around him if I didn't kill him.
Ther ladder by the way was NOT lit up, nor are any other climbable areas (which only certain spots are climbable, but the game doesn't tell you where)

I climbed up, snuck around more guards, and finally found the spot for the mission and heard the dialog.


The next few missions were merely fetch quests, but after that I had one to follow the same man I spied on, and I was supposed to follow him to the location of a scroll.
I followed him for a few minutes, only to realize him pointing at a door at a specific spot was supposed to tell me that's where I needed to go, because he just keeps patroling forever otherwise.
He doesn't say anything to let the player know this is where you go, he just stops infront of the place, fiddles with his hands and leaves to keep patroling.


For all the voice work in this game, the NPCs feel lifeless and robotic in their actions during missions, patroling around like robots, and standing in big lines in obvious areas to keep you out.
It all feels like those user made missions in neverwinter.

And the daytime mission area has about 20 different quest givers just thrown around the place.
I just accepted some of the quests close to me, and of course they were all too high of a level for me.


I just wish devs would make these little tutorial missions more hands on, and cut out all these side fluff, and if you're going to teach new players how your mechanics work, some ON SCREEN PROMPTS AND HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS, would help a whole bunch.

Instead the tutorial area is like a giant quest hub, but the quests don't chain off of one another, instead you can go around and grab like 20 quests at once, and then your screen is flooded with objective markers.
But all of that is pointless for anything other than leveling, as the night mission zone (which can only be played by yourself) is where the story progresses, at it's slow boring pace.
The whole city is empty when you do this aside from a few guards who pop up depending on what part you're on, and a few drunken sailors in a certain area.
It just feels dead and empty and completely anti climactic.




The combat thus far is pretty basic as well, I've heard people go on and on about how the combat in this game is some of the best in any mmo, and I gotta say, while you can swing your weapon anytime, it still feels like one of those click and spam keys mmos.
You have 3 directional attack keys, left swing right swing and forword swing, some abilities require you to hit a specific directional key after clicking them to make them work.

The combat is still very much mobs sticking to you like glue, like all other mmos, and you using your skills till something dies.
There is nothing different about the feel to this combat than any other mmo.
From what people told me about the game, I was expecting more action based combat, like Tera where the enemies actually have movement patterns, charge you, go behind you, and you can move/dodge and have weight to your attacks.
If this game doesn't get good till after the tutorial ,then I'm sorry but I just don't have that much time to waste in what is so far an unfun run of the mill ♥♥♥♥♥♥me, especially when it appears that so much basic content is behind a pay wall.

I try to judge if I want to buy into a title based on how they treat their F2P players, and this one stinks out loud.
Your inventory is so tiny you can't even carry the items you pick up on your way to the games very first vendor, and according to the site you can't even play more than 2 of the game raids if you're free 2 play.(which I imagine all of the serious raiders probably don't even screw around in those raids anymore)

This was a horrible waste of 10 hours downloading.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
246.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This game is my favorite MMO of all time. You can really lose yourself in this game for hours! First of all the Storyline is rich in details and and voice acting makes the storyline so much better. You are in the shoes, or should I say the "robes" of a slave that is on a ship working for his/her's slavemaster. In the ship, you will customize your character. There are 4 Races to pick from. The fourth Race is not for FTP's. The Aquilonian, Cimmerian, Stygian, and the Khitan. There are 12 total classes to pick from and each race can only use certain classes. Each Class can only use 2 weapons that have combos.
The Gameplay
The Gameplay in Age of Conan is really intense and awesome. You can get fatalities which humiliate your opponent and looks awesome too! Every weapon has different fatalities so it's nice to see even yourself get murdered in a cool way. XD
Age of Conan would always be my favorite MMO out and nothing will compete with it as far as now at least. My only problem with the game is that its dying. More and more people are leaving the game and it makes me sad because of how good this game is. I'm trying to get some of my friends to play this game but I feel like more and more people are losing interest in MMO's which make me sad. Every one of my friends don't have the patience to play this game and absorb all its amazing contents and scenery.
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