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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.
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 the 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
45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
41 products in account
2 reviews
77.3 hrs on record
I have been playing this game on and off for over a year and recently downloaded it through the Steam client to begin tracking the amount of time I actually put into it. :)

I really enjoy this game. I play primarily solo with three characters in various stages of levelling: one at 63 and the other two are in their 20s. I primarily like this game because of how much solo content it has. I don't feel pressured to "have" to raid or team up if I don't want to--which is something I felt other MMOs basically force players into after about level 40 or so.

Some people have commented on the Steam forums that levelling to 80 is "such a grind"--I don't agree. Each of my characters have different roles and I'm levelling them in different areas of the game, and each of them has been a reasonably unique experience. Sure, some of the quest content is a bit static--gathering or harvesting quests, for example. But in every zone I've been in I always run across quests which I find quite interesting story-wise. You can tell where someone has put a lot of thought into the more complex quests. The dedicated solo content for character progression is really neat too. Every time I get to go to a new zone I'm inevitably wowed by how it looks.

Is the game easy for a solo player? No. I die a lot. Does this mean it's stupid hard? Not at all. There's always something else to do or another way to defeat the enemy. The key is getting to know your character class and making the best of how that class works.

Other Steam users have also said the community for this game is supposedly "garbage". I can't really comment on that... Playing solo means I don't have any real exposure to it. But! Quite frequently I have been rescued/buffed/randomly traded better gear from other players who just happened to be running by when I was getting blapped or otherwise minding my own business. At times I've been politely invited to team up with players who are obviously doing the same kinds of quests as me and I've had fun with them. The one time I have asked for help in the general chat I got loads of helpful feedback. So...my experience is positive. Besides, I don't play the game for the community...I play for the game.

The GM support for this game is amazing. I've had to submit petitions a couple of times because I got stuck or couldn't complete a quest due to a bug. Responses and live support while logged into the game itself came back within four hours and once within 20 minutes. In another MMO I play, you're lucky if you get any kind of reply in a week or two. Tech support outside the game has been really good too. I have a recurring hang issue which the techs have been working with me on for a good month. Even when I was frustrated and a bit short with them they were always friendly and patient.

The graphics are great. There is a DX9 and a DX10 client so you can use whichever one best matches your hardware. I use the DX9 one and while sometimes I can see obvious texture borders and some jaggies despite playing on high quality settings, it's not a huge deal. The zones still blow me away: god rays, foliage that reacts to my character running through it, etc. The first time I found fish jumping up a waterfall I just stopped and watched for a while.

Depending on the importance or complexity of the quest or character offering the quest, there is voice acting. When I was new to the game I figured the voice acting was something I would only see while I was "new" and it would quickly end. Nope! Characters are still talking to my level 63 character. The quality of some of the voice acting could be better but for the most part it's quite good for a free to play game.

I do have a subscription, so all of the areas of the game are open to me. If I was doing free to play, some dungeons and a certain zone would be closed to me. I don't do dungeons that often so I don't think anyone who only wants to play for free should feel they would be missing out. There is so much other content to do, even for groups. The rewards given for having a subscription can be pretty good. I have two level 80 mounts that I'm looking forward to being able to use, and they were given to me because I have had an active sub. :)

Even though the game is free, Funcom is still actively developing it. Character classes were rebalanced in the last year and further changes are planned for things like the crafting system.

If I had to pick something I don't like about the game, it would be the crafting system. It is clunky, and if you want to build a guild city it's also quite expensive (in-game funds). My other complaint might be the tutorial system. There are tutorials in the game and they do pop up at certain times, but I think some areas of gameplay aren't covered as well as they could be, and certain things are hard to find information on at all. Getting to know your character class can be a bit of a challenge too--for example, I didn't really know which attributes were the most useful for my main's class until someone pointed out that the character stats window has tooltips for certain text areas that say which classes benefit from those stats. There's nothing about the design of the window that would have led me to believe I should hover my mouse! Having said that, the UI is pretty minimal and non-intrusive, which is definitely nice.

If you're wanting a fantasy-based MMO that isn't all about the raids, definitely download AoC and give it a try. It's free so the only thing you have to lose is the bandwidth and some hard drive space. I recommend playing until at least level 25 or 30 (which doesn't take that long) before deciding whether to stick with it, so your character can leave the starting area of Tortage, which allows an opportunity to experience the game at large.
Posted: January 8th, 2014
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41 of 44 people (93%) found this review helpful
134 products in account
1 review
76.9 hrs on record
I honestly can recommend this game for people who like MMOs. If you do not like MMOs then this is not the game that will suddenly change your opinion. The first 20 levels are great and well worth a play through. The game is free to play so you don't need to spend any money to try it out. I don't think I would make this my long term MMO like World of Warcraft was for a while there but for the occasional MMO fix it is quite enjoyable.

Gameplay is your standard hotbar MMO combat which I enjoy except with the addition of a combo system to make it a little more engaging. Graphics look great especially for an mmo.

Hope you found this mini review helpful.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
18.5 hrs on record
Age of Conan: Unchained is an awesome game for anyone who is a fan of the comics about Conan or the Movie. It has a fun and involved fighing style and a wide area to explore. The storyline quests are pretty in depth as well. I recommend this game to anyone.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
5 reviews
32.1 hrs on record
hell yeah! They can keep their bright & cartoony garbage, I'll take the blood & guts world created by the late Robert E. Howard, the guy that almost single-handedly invented the entire 'sword & sorcery' genre! Life, and death, in the Hyborian Age ain't pretty... and we wouldn't want it any other way!
Posted: November 2nd, 2013
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
29 products in account
1 review
10.6 hrs on record
To be honest I am not a big fan of MMO games, but Age of Conan has made me more open minded to them. The game is very fun, and i really am enjoying the story.
Posted: January 16th, 2014
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