Forge™ is a Free-to-Play, Arena Style PvP battleground set in a gritty fantasy universe that is sure to please fans of competitive, class based action! By bringing together FPS style aiming and the best of MMO Arena Style PvP combat, Forge puts gamers into a world of deep and balanced multiplayer gameplay unlike anything they’ve seen...
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September 5

Double XP Weekend!



This weekend gain 2 times the XP earned playing FORGE. This also means you gain ORE twice as fast!

The Double XP weekend ends on Monday at 10am US EST.

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August 3

[August Exclusive] Surtalmor Chest Armor!



This month you can earn FREE Exclusive Armor sets just by playing FORGE. If you collect all 5 sets then you will also earn the Exclusive Surtalmor Chest Badge:



To get your FREE Exclusive Chest Armor Sets all you have to do is:

  • Pathfinder: Play 1 Game
  • Assassin: Play 10 Games
  • Pyromancer: Play 20 Games
  • Shaman: Play 40 Games
  • Warden: Play 5 consecutive days in a row

As usual, the Ravager and Tinker Surtalmor Chest Armor will be available for $0.99 USD each in the FORGE Store. As with the July Armor/Badge, once August is over this badge and Armor Set will be locked forever - so make sure you unlock them while you can!


Harvested from the broken body of the legendary Sootre, the Fire Giant, this armor still beats with the pulse of hardened lava he was composed of. It contains the strength of fire, the unrelenting heat of power reverberating throughout its core. You will intimidate with this armor’s firey glow as the flames of the Sootre’s soul still fights to escape its confines. This armor is a reward for those who have been fighting for the Forge, who have sworn allegiance to the fight to release their god from the Devourer’s prison. Only those who have proven to be brave and relentless enough will wear this armor and strike fear into enemy hearts and those less experienced than you.

If you haven't read the Lore on Sootre the Fire Giant - check it out here:

http://www.playforgewar.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5913-sootre-the-fire-giant/

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Reviews

“Face-Punchingly Good PvP,” MMORPG.com - http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/841/feature/6632/Forge-FacePunchingly-Good-PVP.html
“A great romp for gamers looking to test their skills,” GamesRadar - http://www.gamesradar.com/forge-gameplay-quickplay/
“There’s a lot to love about Forge,” Massively - http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/10/massivelys-hands-on-with-mmo-brawler-forge/#continued

Forge Updated With Free DLC!

Tinker is an all new character coming to Forge as part of our latest free DLC. A powerful engineer class, Tinker lets players control the battlefield! Place barricades to create choke points, use turrets to protect key areas, and set up cata pads to launch your allies into hard to reach places. Packing a shoulder mounted flak cannon, Tinker is ready to help your team dominate the warzone. Are you ready to take your PvP game to the next level? Download Tinker now for free!

About This Game

Forge™ is a Free-to-Play, Arena Style PvP battleground set in a gritty fantasy universe that is sure to please fans of competitive, class based action! By bringing together FPS style aiming and the best of MMO Arena Style PvP combat, Forge puts gamers into a world of deep and balanced multiplayer gameplay unlike anything they’ve seen before. Join the battle, now!

The great pantheon of gods has been swallowed by the malicious Devourer. In order to escape, these gods must sacrifice the weakest of their followers to gain power, so they have pitted fierce devotees and zealous adherents in epic battles on the faceless world of FORGE. Choosing one of seven unique warrior classes, the player must battle head-to-head with other players in a bid to free their god from the clutches of The Devourer. Armed with a set of devastating abilities as well as powerful allies, each warrior must overcome the varied challenges of Forge where every kill is a sacrifice and every sacrifice brings them one step closer to freedom.

key Features



MMO meets FPS: Combat takes place in MMO PvP Arena Style battlegrounds using FPS mechanics and aiming to create a deep, visceral, team oriented experience.

Skills pay the bills: Winners are determined by skill, not character level. No more waiting for your friends to level up so you can play together! Forge evens the odds between new players and max level veterans. Leveling up gives players new attack variants, but it does not provide power increases like other RPGs.

Free to Slay: Forge is free with no “pay to win.” The currency, Ore, is only used to buy cosmetic upgrades, so players get full access to the meaty combat for free. Invite your friends to join in the battle!

Class based combat: Storm the battlefield as the Assassin, Pathfinder, Pyromancer, Shaman, Warden, Tinker or Ravager. Each plays a crucial role on the team, so choose wisely!

Character customization: Spend your hard earned Ore in the Forge store to customize your favorite characters with spectacular armor!

Deep Steam integration: Achievements, Stats, Skill Based Matchmaking, Steam Server Browser, Valve Anti-Cheat, VoIP and the Steam Overlay.

Ever expanding: While Forge has the accessibility and low time requirements of a first person shooter, it will also receive new content on a regular basis like most MMOs.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c complient with 512MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Quad Core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Truly an innovation in Multiplayer Arena games. I bought this game back before it was free-to-play, and even though I've set it down for quite a while, I don't have an ounce of regret concerning the purchase.

This game brings the best of MMOs, MOBAs, and FPSs together. Forge features nicely decorated maps and characters, a new and fluid combat system, and a variety of characters with unique roles and abilities. Although frustration is easy to encounter when first starting out with Forge, once you've rebound your keys, figured out what the plethura of abilities that your favorite character offers can do, and put in a little bit of time to learn how to succeed in the game against more experienced players, it offers an amazing multiplayer gaming experience that can't really be found elsewhere.

If you need a game to reference, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is probably comparable to Forge, but perhaps a bit dumbed-down with less focus on abilities and more focus on intense combat with variety seeded in weapon-choice.

Forge combat usually plays out like your typical MOBA battle-a series of stuns, bleeds, poisons, blinds, silences, stealth/invisibility-moves, etc.-, but Forge adds an entirely new dimension to the combat with the third-person perspective and FPS-like implementation. Everything about Forge combat feels good, and when you shoot an arrow to pin an opponent to the ground, you feel like you're actually making a physical impact in 3D space.

Not to mention that the movement system includes wall-jumping built-in. Any character can jump from wall to wall like a lemur at will, given they have enough "energy" at the time. This adds to the fluidity of the fast-paced action. Even height becomes a relatively small barrier to the continuous movement that becomes second-nature as you familiarize yourself with the game.

Forge gets a bad rap because the community isn't exactly active these days (as well as the fact that the game can be rough when you're just getting started, for reasons mentioned above), but if you can get some friends together to try the game out, I would recommend it (but perhaps it'd be best for some preparation time beforehand, as the tutorials do take a bit of time and it takes some time to adjust to the gameplay and find the keybindings you like best). I hope that eventually this game will have a thriving community again, which Steam has provided for so many other unique multiplayer games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Its very good game but there not players
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is officially dead, No one plays, no one cares, no one (probably) knows

This game, well I really like it, it is definitely one of a kind but these days all there is any more are rpgs, free to play, in-app purchases kind of games. I would like it if there was a campaign would make the game actually worth playing, or even downloading in the first place. If this game is brought back in the light and it really REALLY glimmers and shines I will defintely take this review and trash it and throw a new one in.

5/10 If anyone actually played it would be a decent game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
this game is a load of ♥♥♥♥ please do not waste youre time dowloading this, theres no one on it, the devs dont care about the game and as usual are greedy money grabbers. its a real shame i love this style of game and its very unique just sucks that this game has really bad developers.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Undermade
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
10/10 for money grabbing
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Made my pc have like a fit i couldnt play with my friends
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Game is dead. The ui is a mess, skills are unintuitive, maps are too big and complicated and the tutorial is non existing.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
LoL,steal my money
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Eh gameplay use to be super imbalanced, i havent played this in almost 7 months but i know i BOUGHT the game, then the next month it went F2P so it really angered me.....and i stopped playing it.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
No-one plays it anymore and Shamans should not even be in the game. It's very mediocre and the map design is ok but that does not even fix this game since no-one plays it. The gameplay as not that good but managable. 2/10
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22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Best Word to describe the game is Underused
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Couldnt play it for more than 10 minutes.
combat is horrible.
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67 of 87 people (77%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Short version:

A very well polished arena-based 3D fighting game with lots of variation due to the classes being unique and useful on their own, flawed however by a steep learning curve that not many will bother to attempt. If you are going to perservere, your partience is going to get rewarded. Or else, you're going down in no time.

Long version:

Forge is a fighting game that is highly reminiscent of games like World of Warcraft, for the pvp aspect and the skills you have, and also a MOBA due to the classes being unique and being very well thought out, so much that it's sadly common to never have wardens or proper tinkers. The amount of detail on each class is very noticeable and you'll enjoy experiment each one of them, eventually focusing on only one: I spent most of my gametime playing one class, and I still haven't mastered it completely and I always found new things to learn. Definitely, that alone is a great thing. In addition each arena is big and you're also able to wall jump away, a very well common tactic in a lot of fights to escape the enemy. Too bad the maps are too few.

If anything, the flaws comes out when you play the game itself, in particular the class setup: I hardly saw wardens around and most of the times it was pathfinders, pyromancers and assassins. Yes, no shaman either, or tinker or ravager: that alone makes each team so hard to variate and a lot of times if your team has no shaman, you can die if your enemy does.
In addition a lot of people complain that some classes are useless, like the warden, while I actually saw several owning the battlefield, since "I" was healing it and helping him: in a way, she was like the heavy from TF2, meaning that without support she dies, as well as the other classes, like a true team based game. And here's the problem: it's a team based game, and as such you'll have to rely on your team to win...and as we all know nowadays people pretend to be one-man army all of the sudden and skip other classes for the easiest one. As much as I can't blame them, at the same time it's also why the game is very shallow at times.

And let's not forget the big issue...a lot of people complain that this game is hard and so they quit it. Well, like I said in my short version the game has a learning curve, as you have 9 skills and most of them can be glyphed to make their effects work differently. You can't expect simple commands here and you'll need to practice the more you play, and is sad because that's what makes this game fun.

In addition the game is NOT Pay-To-Win and the only items you buy are armor and boosters for experience, and levels only makes you able to unlock glyphs and change the stats of your character (which don't make the class overpowered, but just fit your needs). And the game has a huge lack of players which is really sad, but the game has a solid community of players (and haters too), so I highly recommend to try this game.

I do not recommend if you don't like fighting games, arena-fighting games and in general don't want a team-based game.
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34 of 55 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I bought this game. Yes! Bought! I bought is for 20$ and I didnt get s*** back when they decided to go free to play! Not to mention, the gameplay blows.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
133.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This is one of the greatest MOBA's ever created. With FPS style aiming in a fantasy set world with classes to choose, this is a great game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I've seen this game die, quite literally, and I would much like to see it brought back into the light. I feel what really turns people off about this game is, in some respects, the intense learning curve. For those of you that are willing to put in the effort to play this skill-based pvp game, then I highly recommend playing. Then, maybe we can pull this game from the dirt...maybe.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This is a really well dsined PVP third person camera veiw with lots of things to do.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game looks like it could be pretty awesome, but has some terrible problems. I like the mechanics well enough. The battlegrounds are epic and interesting. The biggest problem is that there is nobody to play with. I've been playing for a couple hours. Mostly waiting in a match for someone to join. I've seen 3 people. This would be cool with a ton of people on it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
SO AWESOME not many people play but a good bot battle


Shamans SUCK!!!
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