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 (230 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
good game. love the setting and the atmosphere of it. great customization good story memorable quests
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Probably the most mature mmo i've ever played. Worth a try but don't expect anything too innovative within the mmo genre
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
this is a game with fun questing good graphicts and good role play

pluse the girls on here are sexy
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
174.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
one of the best MMO's out there, and it's free. pro's only
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
normal people may not play this game but the customer service still dose thumbs up for the support and awsome new up-date unlocked all the classes and regions..... nough said
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
fun to play, good comunity and story line.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
60.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
If you love RE Howard's Hyborian Age and Conan, this is a game to check out. If you like your fantasy gritty and sprouting jets of crimson gore, this is a game to check out. If you like random nudity, this is a game to check out. And if you do not listen, den to hell with you!!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
72.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
i like it its a good game
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
92.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Great Game
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
it wont start up some reason any body know why?
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Nope
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
No.
I'm sorry but a game that takes you 14 hours to get out of the Tutorial island is no game for me.
I rushed myself through the stages, read no dialoge, I went as fast as I could, But really, That long for a beginner island? I got tired of the game as soon as I got off the island. 2/10, Didn't keep me entertained.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Dont do it, its P2W on roids. The tortage pack thats 9.99 is a scam because the beginning area will often times be pointless and moronicly difficult to justify the package of crap. MMO's are dead just find another game or genre.

EDIT: Well do to popular downvoting from AOC ♥♥♥♥♥♥s I thought I would emphasize on why if you are interested in AOC why you should NOT bother with it. 1. Graphics are sub par and lag even on good rigs and ISP's. 2. The servers are almost completely empty, maybe a few hundred people still play this game. 3. Any players left are usually trolls who will jump around you and be obnoxious because they cant afford a WOW sub where all the REAL trolls are. 4. Tortage also known as nood island is a bland gift basket of ♥♥♥♥ty repetitive quests and dull interactions. I would recommend a good dose of thorazine to find this turd in the rough entertaining. Now while it has some decent points of interest like char cus it quickly loses its appeal in how the game flows. It's like a big floating fart waiting to pounce into your nose and leave a bad taste. Avoid AGE OF CASH.
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9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Tis what to be expected so far...VERY detailed in ALL aspects..I however am not a FAN of non gamepad games..
But this game is making me change my mind..I also just downloaded the secret world..hmmph!! My game 360 controller is going to get pretty dusty..lol!!
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18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
FACT: ''Age of Conan: Unchained'' is highly addictive and is classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the same category as cocaine. Don't play it or your social life will end.
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40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
553.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Let me preface by saying that I don't generally like MMO games. I'm not a big fan of mindless gathering and grinding, or pay-to-win PvP. And sometimes, I just like to be left alone. But, since I enjoy the Conan mythos, I decided to give AoC a try. Besides, at free-to-play, the price was right.

Age of Conan isn't revolutionary, but it certainly exceeded my expectations. I joined the PvE server, and I have the luxury of playing it as a single-player game when I want to, and teaming up when I don't. Even playing solo, levelling up occurs at a reasonable pace thanks to the hundreds of quests to discover and complete. The character classes are balanced enough for PvE that you can choose one to suit your play style without having to worry about being too gimpy to advance. And, what I like best of all, is that there are certain single-player Destiny Quests centering around the plot advancement of your own character. Just imagine? An MMO with a little plot. So, all in all, there's really nothing to lose by taking a chance on the free play.

Just a warning, though - free play can be satisfying, but only up to level 80. Even though 80 is max level, subscription players will continue to advance through an Alternate Advancement tree - so level 80 isn't really the end of your character's evolution. But even if you play to 80 and don't choose to buy a subscription, just getting there can be worth the trip.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1,332.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
I have played this game for 6 years and watched as it steadily drove itself into the ground.

I'm what you could call an AOC Loyalist.. or I was. Recent events in the game have Illuminated why this game is failing. For starters..

NPC Guards in World PVP zones ganking players for trying to pvp or gank other players. Not strategically placed mind you... The thing about guard npcs on open world pvp servers in mmos is they should never be placed as numerously as aoc does it. I MEAN THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. WHY EVEN BOTHER HAVING OPEN WORLD PVP. DCUO did a good job of keeping such things to a bare minimum.

I will give an honest review of the state of the game from my point of view.

PVE side

You can level to 80 but along the way you will have a very hard time finding groups for low level dungeons even on the most populated server, the crom pve server. This is because the games population is in steady decline. So you're more or less on your own. At end game (Level 80) you can do 6 man dungeons which aren't bad and are quite rewarding. and you will be able to do 24 man raids.. If you can find a raid..

The 24 man raid. These generally consist of 4 groups of 6 combined to form a raid. Most bosses are tank and spank time sinks with need greed loot rolls that are open to all regardless of class. This leads to ninja looting on occasion. Most raids will be very controlling in dispersal of loot. There are on average 2-3 pieces of epic gear that drop per raid boss and raid instances can vary in how many bosses. from 3 to 8. Raids can take a few hours to complete so set aside some spare time on raid night, especially progression raids. expect alot of elitist attitude and assholism. and don't be surprised if you come away completely empty handed.. alot... I raided for 6 months once to get a piece of tier 2 gear. Yea ... If you haven't guessed by now this game is grind incarnate.

The 6 man dungeon, There are many variations of these. from revamped low level dungeons called "unchained mode" to the khitai expansion pack dungeons. They are mostly quick and like i said very rewarding. I would recommend these starting out for quick epic gear. Problem is you have to be subscribed to play most content in the game so dont go in expecting a free ride, this game is hardly "free to play".


Free to play model: Very poor. you are limited to 10 gold currency, can do no dungeon content aside from a couple of tier 1 raids. You can do all the pvp content which isn't much. These guys could learn alot from the other dev groups out there using f2p successfully. But some people prefer the subscription model. If you do this game could be for you.

Global chat - A fun time if you have a thick skin.. Think barrens chat in WoW. This is worse. But they do ban people for blatant non political correctness like using the N word or spewing homophobic slurs etc.


The PvP side

PvP- Neglected for ages but getting little tid-bits of attention now(too little too late). You have open world pvp which comes with ganking and all that fun. You have minigames which is limited to 3 x 6v6 ctf maps, 1 x 6v6 dm map where you can smash the enemy spawn and end the match quickly and 1 x 12v12 domination map which half your team goes afk most of the time because win or lose you still get a token which you need to buy pvp gear.

PvP Balance - Non existent. It's a paper rock scissors game. take that for what it is. this will never change although in this game sometimes scissors cuts rock and rock crushes paper and paper breaks scissors.. if that makes sense. the balance in this game doesn't make any sense. Tanks hit like trucks.

The minigame queue which i will describe below is horrible. The "balance algorithm" they supposedly installed in 2010 or so cannot seem to balance teams. So you'll end up on a good team or a ♥♥♥♥ty team.

Minigames and group pvp - I'm sorry did i say group pvp? The thing is in age of conan you CAN'T join pvp games with a group. Unless you are doing a full 6v6 tournament like a premade match and you have 2 full groups ready to go.. The public queue is completely random. You CANNOT decide who is on your team. This will induce episodes of rage. They will never change this aspect. We have tried and failed to convince them for years that making it a random queue is a bad idea.

PvP Gear dependance is high in pvp. As well as AAs (Alternate Advancement - do your own research if you care) The gap between vets and new players is immense. You will fight against rank 10 veterans with crappy gear and you will melt in seconds. You will get people trashing you verbally for even trying. Nothing like being called pure ♥♥♥♥ for trying to pvp when you're new just because you lack gear. The only way to quickly level up in pvp rank is to do weeks of pve resource grinding of rocks/materials called bori shrines. This is mindnumbing to say the least. I wont go further into detail on this. You can do your own research if you wish. Needless to say i opted to not do these bori shrines and it took me 4 years to pvp level to max and i pvp constantly.

Sieges are broken and when they do work noone sieges anyway. Forget about this aspect. They advertise this but its ♥♥♥♥.

The expansion pack requires an ACTIVE SUB to use its content even if you buy it you still must sub to use it. So dont buy the ex pack if you arent going to subscribe. They fail to mention this.

Guilds -Forget about making your own guild because it takes years to get off the ground and this game rewards large guilds not small ones. You can make a small guild but you'll never get anywhere without a guild city and those take time and or money and lots of manpower. To put it bluntly a guild consisting of say 200+ active unique members farming resource nodes daily would take 6 months to a year to build a guild city to full tier 3. . Some people sell these guild cities that are abandonded... I recommend buying one in this case. Again this game rewards zerg numbers. small guilds get crapped on usually. There is no alliance system and no faction system. You cannot kill guildies but you can kill anyone else.

Forums are heavily moderated. this irks me especially. you get infractions for anything they dont like and they are ban happy. its no wonder the forums are dead.

Will add more as it comes to me but as of now i quit the game and I donot recommend it. Unless you are a glutton for punishment.


OH yea , They have decided to nix the cross server tech plan/promise so i expect the ship will sink any time now. Save yourself the trouble and try a better game like neverwinter

Update: I do still play as of Nov 2014. I cant stay away. roll on fury and spread your @sses
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Gorgeous game, and feels very true to the writing of Robert E. Howard. I've enjoyed it greatly so far.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
A pretty dead game at this point, but it was a lot of fun in the past. I wish more MMO's would adopt this game's skill based combat model, as it is the biggest strength of the game.
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