RaiderZ is a Free-to-Play Massively Multiplayer Online RPG (or MMORPG for short) in which players engage in battle against colossal and powerful beasts in order to save the world of Rendel from destruction.
User reviews: Mixed (2,129 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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“The combat system is dynamic and enjoyable.”
93 – Ten Ton Hammer

“With action combat and very good monster/zone design, it's one of the better MMOs on the free-to-play market at the moment.”
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About This Game

RaiderZ is a Free-to-Play Massively Multiplayer Online RPG (or MMORPG for short) in which players engage in battle against colossal and powerful beasts in order to save the world of Rendel from destruction.

Experience action-based gameplay, join a hunting party, and team with up to 15 other adventurers to beat back the monstrous forces of destruction. In RaiderZ, you must hunt together, or die alone.

There are no set classes in RaiderZ. You are free to pick and choose from among different weapons and skills and their associated combat styles. Mix sword and shield with destructive magical forces, aid your allies with healing spells, or specialize in wielding two-handed hammers. The choice is yours!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-Core CPU at 2Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c level GPU (GeForce 6000 or Radeon HD1000 series or newer) with 512MB Video RAM or more
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c level compatible sound card. DirectX 10 or 11 preferred
    • OS: Windows 7® (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad-Core CPU 3Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 level GPU with 1GB of Video RAM or more
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c level compatible sound card. DirectX 10 or 11 preferred
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 46 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T GET THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME. What it apparantly forgets to tell you in the game description is it comes bundled with nGuard Game Protector. Which (if you know your PC gaming) impliments living hell onto your machine. Of course, you can remove it. But, y'see, that's the difficult part because it is also a keylogger and therefore won't show up ANYWHERE in your programs list, files. If someone has a way of removing nGuard without crippling my PC please send me a message.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game seems to apeal to me with how it's like Monster Hunter! And I am a huge fan of Monster Hunter!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
119.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
I only have ~4 hours and I am level 8, but so far the game has been really nice and has not told me to spend any real money.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I have played this game in Perfect World Entertainment's Client quite a bit so my play time does not reflect the actual amount of time I have spent with the game.

A lot of people are complaning about technical problems, I have played this game for hundreds of hours and installed it on a few different machines and have never had a single issue. I feel that this is an issue where those who have problems are reporting them and those that are not are simply posting nothing so you largely just see those who have technical problems posting these reviews. If you do have technical problems then I am very sorry for you are missing out on an entertaining experience.

Is this game worth installing? Yes, if you have even bothered to scroll down this far it is worth installing, if you are interested in playing a straightup "action" MMO then RaiderZ can give you that. It is the closest we have yet come to a monster hunter game in the west and it lives up to that comparison.

The game's support has fallen off but there are still occasional updates and server restarts. Hackers do dominate PvP but you can now bypass "forced" PvP sections entirely.
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15 of 28 people (54%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I wish this game got updates regularly and had a bigger community...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
That game seemed to very promising so I decided download it, but after installing it was unable to connect to my account, I tried to change the password, e-mail, but nothing changed so I decided to create a new account, now on the american site, and nothing came, after so many attempts I got nothing, so I gave up.


The game looks promising but I thought awful and frustrating this problem for now not recommend.
Sorry i don't speak english very well ^-^
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2,447 of 3,005 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A warning that this comes bundled with nProtect GameGuard, a rootkit, would have been nice. GameGuard, according to wikipedia "hides the game application process, monitors the entire memory range, terminates applications defined by the game vendor and INCA Internet to be cheats (QIP for example), blocks certain calls to Direct X functions and Windows APIs, keylogs your keyboard input". Now I have to make sure that uninstalling the game removed the damn thing.
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733 of 921 people (80%) found this review helpful
139.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
i been playing this game a since a few months after launch, the game it self is ok at best, staff work is poor, long delays in update. 1 update for an entire year, servers riddled with bugs, chimera and fleetfoot, staf admited to neglecting to fix load bugs, party bugs etc on both servers as tehy arent a priority due to population. very poor handling of the game and very poor management, the game is f2p yes but the power gap between a free user and paid user even though reduced in the 2nd update the game ever got, and it still is stuck at the previous level cap, it is still considerably big. the game is very grindy and boring, sombat system is ok but outdated and if you all bothered to look at the one q&a eith the senior product manager of pwe in charge of raiderz you will see even staff have little to no clue about the game or its content, also little to no events ever.
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1,083 of 1,378 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
100% avoid. I wanted to like RaiderZ as a huge Monster Hunter fan. I followed RaiderZ during it's beta, but didn't like the beta that I played. I was JUST considering trying it again before it came on Steam... but when I did it was nothing but disappointment.
It's essentially a terrible version of Tera (Tera-ble?). Lets get Tera on Steam and this game can get buried like it deserves.
Atrocious textures and visuals. Voice Acting that sounds like a robot, the worst in the MMO market. I am certain I heard free grunt sound effects that I used to hear in Starcraft in the 90's as well as Spiderweb Software shareware RPGs at the same time. Controller Support is pointless and designed for 0 usability. Combat is boring, classes are boring, design of the world and monsters are boring.

I could go on, but the time it took you to read this review is how long you would have needed to determine RaiderZ is for absolutly no-one. Don't waste your bandwidth or time.
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879 of 1,129 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
There's no way i'm going to recommend this game until they fix:

1. Compatibility issues with newer Windows OS'
2. Login issues
3. It even breaks Google Chrome while it's running, you got to be kidding me
4. Issues with AMD card drivers
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414 of 605 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This game. Ohhhhh let me tell you about this game.

After spending about 15 minutes attemping to make an account, and the website giving errors everytime I tried to finalize - it apparently was creating accounts. So not only am I now the proud owner of about 3-4 accounts, I have to deal with this torment in my email for the rest of my life.

After drowning myself in anguish after the hassle of creating an account for this hell cursed game, I decided I'd give it the benefit of the doubt and give it a shot.

After attempting to log in, and waiting for 10 seconds - it kicked me off the game. Excellent. I figured "hey, let's try it again! Maybe it was just having a network error on their part".

Well, I got to log in, only to see the gawdy character creation that is the downfall of the artistic values in this game. I figured "let's click the COG at the top right and change some settings - only to see some poorly designed Low/Medium/High buttons". Of course with my computer, I naturally press "high" ancticipating an entire graphical benefit and change. Not even a little bit. Still looks as if someone threw up crayons onto a block of wood.

I throw myself into the game, and as soon as the loading screen completes, I am rudely yelled at by the Narrator screaming at me to press WASD to navigate. But during her mid sentence she was rudely interuppted by the hardcore 'intense' music that this game offers, at full scale volume. How unfortunate.

After speaking to my NPC and listening to his stale as hell voice, which sounds about as monotone as a giraffe or-gasm - I decided to give it even more hope. I attempted a strike on a few enemies. At that point, I re-evaluated my entire existence on this game and removed it immediately.

Best game - Game of the Year every year. 0/10
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78 of 121 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This game gave me an accurate representation of what it would look like If I set my video card on fire and took a hit of lsd. I actually thought this game killed my video card for a few minutes.
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46 of 66 people (70%) found this review helpful
88.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Me being a huge MMORPG fan, these types of games normaly come to my attention quite early in Beta. This one just slipped through, and me not knowing about it tell very recently. I've put 60 hours into it in the last 2 weeks. I've basically stopped playing every other game just to play this one. This game is very addicting, although kind of slow at the beginning. Now, I know what all the hardcore players will be saying. 'WoW was the first and best RPG.' Not true. Other people like other things, yes. So I urge you monster hunting fans to give RaiderZ a go. One huge turn off to me is that it came with a gamegaurd, probaly the worst one too. nProtect Gamegaurd. I'll get to that later though. Being an addicting game, RaiderZ will appeal to all monster hunting fans. It isn't a toolbar bashing game either. It can be, but it mostly is pressing a button to combo most of your attacks to one big one. Now, playing 60 hours in 2 weeks is kindof alot right? Well, considering of how much time I've played in the last few weeks, I haven't came across any game breaking bugs. Which is suprising, honestly. The level cap is 40, which doesn't seem like a whole lot. But me putting 60 hours into the game got me to about level 25. Meaning, its hard to level.

Some features of RaiderZ-

- 5 classes (Defender, Beserker, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin) and theres been some talk about a hunter
- Interesting looking armour for each class
- Great PvP
- Great leveling system
- Skill tree is interesting
- If you mess up your skill tree you can reset and and get all your skill points back
- Can mix classes (meaning you can have a tank who also heals)
- Warzone once you reach level 23
- Amazing monsters
- Great boss battles
- Challanging dungeons
- Good community

Now, back to Nprotect Gamegaurd. Yes there are some bad things that come along with it. But the worst thing is it breaks Google chrome while your playing RaiderZ. Which isn't really a big deal, if your like me and like to listen to music while doing some quests. Just use either a mobile device or another browser. Simple. (:

Of course, it being a game in general it has some annoying aspects aswell like...

- Once your reach warzone, level 30-31's kill you while your level 23
- Once in a while grinding of mobs and dungeons
- Most Clerics (healers) don't know what their doing
- Not as many mounts as I'd hope to be
- Kindof pay-to-win
- Monster textures/skins re-used
- NPC textures/skins re-used
- Voice acting is kindof weird
- Random frame drop while in Ingen and while PvP'ing

If those don't matter to you, because they don't matter to me. Then this game is for you. I completely reccomend this to anyone who wants to try another RPG because you won't be dissapointed. If anyone would like some ingame tips, my name in game is.

- Alfani - Level 25 Defender (at time of review)
- Arcadium - Level 13 Cleric (at time of review)
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45 of 66 people (68%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A lot of people are comparing this to a Monster Hunter series but its not entirely true. At a glance we have action combat, big monsters and dungeons. I like the variety of weapons and armors you can wear and graphically this game is pretty good.

There are few things that annoy me however. First cash shop where you can buy scrolls that will give you +10% drop rate (!) exp etc. Which feels unfair at least to me.

The reason I can't recommend this game is simple. Gameplay. This is nothing like Monster Hunter. This is more leaned towards Tera and Dragon Nest. Hit boxes on enemies are terrible. Even if you dodge monster quite often will still hit you, skills and action bars give this game more MMORPG look ( which Is actually not that bad ). Unlike Monster Hunter however you will have monster roaming randomly in the world so you will have to wait for respawn only to find that some player who landed the first hit will get the loot...

Combat is unpolished and it feels cheap at times. Did I mention that later in the game there is a lot of grinding ? Yep a Lot of grinding and UNLIKE really good Monster Hunter, some monster will kick your butt if you try them solo... Sometime trying to find a party can take a long time.
Quests can get repetetive and apart from getting new equippment there is little to do.

Also servers are in US. That means that people from Europe ( which happens to be me ) can expect lags.

I will give it 6/10. Because there is fun to be found there, good graphics ( and character creator ), unpolished combat but good atmoshpere ( Monsters and Areas look good ).

I just can't recommend it... then again you can try it for yourself after all it's free to play? or is it?...
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
The game is the best MMORPG I've ever played, but the company which manages it is the worst you could ever think of. Servers lag and freeze every five minutes, there are hackers and many bugs that have been there since the first days of the Beta release. When people started quitting due to no new content nor weekly/monthly events, the company thought about advertising it on Steam, and now here it is, claiming new victims to trick.
I still play this game, its hard to leave it when you've played it for so long, too many hours wasted just to leave it for good.
I just cant. If you're reading this and you want to try this game, just DONT.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
62.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Ive been playing this game for about a week now , the game style is good what i expected from a game made by perfect world not surprised you grind to lvl 15 then thats when the group play starts ... i get that "learn the game before letting other ppl carry you through it", that has never bothered me. i Love the Style combos the huge monsters and, fighting eye candy. its a beautiful game plz dont let a few bad experiences ruin the chances this game has to offer. GameGuard is nothing to be scared of , im running windows 7 on a computer that is 5 years old and i can alt tab out and nothing crashes.... all the reviews where ppl where talking about how awful the game runs , i just dont get it, i read the bad reviews AFTER i started playing this game is a see 0 resemblance to any bad reviews posted here i dont know what game they are talking about , but in my opinion it isnt this one.

The reviews where ppl are unhappy with the way the games play all i have to say is 'to each his own' and leave t at that , at least they tried it

1. i had no problem making an account
2. Had no problem logging in
3. i LOVED the detailed character creation
4. Nothing runs slowly or crashes while playing this game
5.i can ALT TAB out and google info i need with no problem

i suggest trying the game and seeing for your self
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42 of 69 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
RaiderZ is a very fun action-oriented MMORPG. With action combat and very good monster/zone design, it's one of the better MMOs on the free-to-play market at the moment. Although it is not without faults, it still makes for a very enjoyable casual experience.RaiderZ may not be able to go head-to-head against some of the bigger free-to-play MMOs on the market, but it does offer a fairly unique monster-hunter experience and fast-paced action combat that will keep you hooked for hours on end.On paper, RaiderZ might seem like an easy game to simply dismiss out of hand. Let's be frank: the name is kind of silly, and it's coming out of a market that is kind of notorious for producing less-than-stellar games. But the combination of charm and challenge is a winner.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This game is very entertaining, the combat is rewarding and the PvP is excellent. The premium content isn't outrageous, and you don't have to spend money to have fun, or be at an advantage in this game. The only difficulties I'm having with this game is mild bugs that range from performance to abstract things. For example: Google Chrome doesn't work when RaiderZ is running in the background. Despite that, this game is absolutely amazing.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
I'm sorry but most of these 'reviews' are overly critical.

Where to start... How about here: MONSTER HUNTER FANS! If you think Tera is any better well let's just say last time I played Tera it was a mindless grindfest of an MMO with no questline or objectives. In RaiderZ there's actually a questline to go with and grinding is optional, not so much for Tera as mentioned before for those with a short attention span seeing as to how the critiques made previouse seem to be made by people with half a brain. As for the crappy textures everyone is complaining about, I don't think any you have any real experience editing or creating textures, on max detail it looks fine, it isn't astounding, but it's fine. Water is extremely hard to recreate and animate and is a NIGHTMARE for people attempting to do so and snow can have it's issues as well. As for the combat... The combat in this is more like Monster Hunter than Tera by a longshot and if you disagree then I find it extremely hard to believe you even know what Monster Hunter is.

The textures shouldn't matter if you're a Monster Hunter fan seeing as how ALL of their games have bad textures and poor visual quality, I would also like to point out that every MH game has similar voice acting to this. And if you're talking about the English Translations it's not exactly good to complain here because almost all translations sound like crap. At least these are legible and coherent unlike a lot of MMOs. These issues are more relevant to Tera than the Monster Hunter franchise. Now for one thing that irritates me... "Worst MMO On the market."

Want the worst MMO on the market? Go play Runescape 3 where it mentions a free to play model when the reality is you have access to 20% of the content or less unless you subscribe, go play Lunia which has horrible balancing between their classes. Maybe go play Angels Online or some other obscure and poorly made MMO. RaiderZ one doesn't fit worst MMO at all and that's not even critique, that's just spewing BS and making false statements about the game since A: Worst game is subjective and an opinion and B: There are so many games that are SO much worse.

And I've played most of the MH games (Favorites are MHF2 or MHP3rd) exceptions being a few I still have to import from Japan and MH3U, so don't call yourself a fan because clearly you aren't if these are you're complaints about the game, because none of the MH games do anything better about the things that you may have complained about. I will go as far as to say that in Monster Hunter the monster design is worse seeing as most of the bosses (Baggi, Jaggi notably early on in Tri or MH3U) are recolored and renamed slightly. The world isn't as nearly as expansive either.

You aren't in my eyes a credible critic if you can't make an unbiased review, the job of a critic is to inform people of a games flaws rightfully, so the developers can fix these issues and the consumers are informed of them. Most of these 'reviews' and 'critiques' are whining about graphics and Game Guard.

Want my critique? My complaint with it is the lack of boss fights or if you will 'Big game' and the fact that no one plays it, that's it. The rest can't be argued fairly and shouldn't be compared to other games because this isn't like other games. It brings elements from MH, C9, Tera and Dragon's Nest and is it's own game in this regard.

Give it a try and if you don't like it because it's not your type of game, say so, don't make BS statements and find reasons to complain about the game, because when people do this and call themselves critics they make real critics look bad.
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34 of 58 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
holy ♥♥♥♥ man if you have and amd card dont even bother. JUST DONT BOTHER TO BEGIN WITH. TERRIBLE
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