Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling game mechanics in an immersive manga inspired world.
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Very Positive (4,622 reviews) - 82% of the 4,622 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2014

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May 2

Celebrate Elsword’s 5th Year by Going to an Amusement Park and Riding a Cat

Hiya adventurers! We still have the anniversary celebration this week and Elsword and friends have been posting about it in their social media. Some are really obvious and some are not so obvious. Do you have any guesses? Well we’ll just keep mum until the anniversary, but don’t worry we have events tomorrow that will most definitely hold your interest until Wednesday. And once again, we have stocked the Item Mall with things we know you’ll hijack an armored van for so check it out, but please don’t actually hijack an armored van.

Wally Land!
If your idea of amusement is being surrounded by hordes of enemies coming from all directions attacking you all at once, then this place is paradise to you! Go on, enter the fun-filled place that is Wally Land.
• Players who log in for one minute will get 10 Wally Land Admission Tickets. Stay for 29 more minutes and you get 1 Magical Textile Coatings and 1 Magical Textile Coatings Formula. You’ll need these to make the costumes you get from Ariel’s quest permanent.
• Complete Ariel’s quest by Clearing Wally Land 7 times and having a Magical Textile Coatings Formula. You can give these to Ariel to get another Magical Textile Coating.
• Inside Wally Land, monsters will drop Wally Coins¸ which you can exchange to Ariel for random costume cubes. Within these costume cubes, are 15 day costumes that you can make permanent.


Step back in time when skilled warriors are able to do impossible fight sequences wearing long intricate, and probably heavy, clothing. With the Royal Court Dress, you’ll be able to relive that experience! Get them tomorrow!

Are you a cat lover? Well, who isn’t?! Don’t worry, this mount will turn you into a bonafide cat addict if you aren’t already. This is our most adorable mount yet! Check out Maru at the Item Mall tomorrow!

That’s it for now brave adventurers!

Enjoy the Anniversary week and see y’all in game!

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April 26

Onwards to 5 Years! Elsword’s Pre-Anniversary Event and Much Coveted Item Mall Goodies!

Hiya adventurers! We know you’re having fun playing Elsword but let’s be mellow for a bit. You may not have noticed the years fly by because you were having fun, making friends, raiding dungeons, killing stuff and more but Elsword Online is about to celebrate their 5th Anniversary! Tomorrow we’re doing a pre-anniversary celebration to thank you, the players, for sticking with us. *sobs* But enough of that! We’ve got new costumes and ice burners and customizations for you at the Item Mall so go on and check it out!

Pre-5th Anniversary Celebration
To thank all the players, new and old, Elsword is giving away tons of rewards! Join the celebration, you only have to log-in starting tomorrow!
• If you’re level 10 and up, you only have to log-in for 30 mins to receive rewards like: Luriel’s Ice Burner, Ice Burner Jackpot Cube, and Trump Bunny Snow White Costume Parts Random Cube. Whew, what a mouthful!
• If you’re feeling up for the challenge, clear a dungeon within your level range 5 times and get a Trump Bunny Snow White Costume Parts Random Cube!


Show the world that the Mistress and Servant Demon Duo can be just as cold and uncaring as the next guy. A change in the eyes will make a huge difference. Get the Pair a pair of new Chic Eyes tomorrow!

The indestructible spirit of the Diamond Yaksha manifests in the Demon Duo’s persona. Collect the set through Ice Burners starting tomorrow!

Look so sharp you give people papercuts just by staring but feel as light as air with Dark Feather and Shining Feather costumes! Out tomorrow at the Item Mall.

That’s it folks! We hope you’ll enjoy tomorrow’s Pre-anniversary event!

See y’all in game~

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"A great experience right from the beginning — there is so little downtime that you'll find yourself pulling off combos in no time. Combat is where the game truly shines."

“Winner: 2011 Best Sidescroller”

"Top 3 Action Games - Reader's Choice"
--MMO Site

“Beautiful, 3D stylized scenes cleverly accented with manga charm.”

Major Update: Elysion


After surviving the volcanic terrain of the Distant Ruins, Elsword and the gang set out to find more clues about the El Lady. According to the prophecy, when the seven priestesses gather, the pillar of light will show them the way. Are you ready to journey towards Elrios' Frontier?

Check out what’s new in Elysion:

  • Increased Level Cap
  • New Field
  • New Dungeons and Bosses
  • New NPCs and Quests

Learn more here: http://en.elswordonline.com/elysion/

About This Game

Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up gameplay mechanics and deep customization to bring a unique manga experience to life.

In Elsword, you star in your own comic book while experiencing all the excitement of a massively multiplayer online game. Get ready for fast-paced gameplay, stunning animation, and epic bosses. Whether conquering hordes of enemies in dungeon runs or showing off your skills in the PvP arena, Elsword is the most intense free-to-play action RPG to date.

Key Features

•Co-Op Gameplay - Party-up with friends to explore over 50 unique and beautifully rendered dungeons, towns, and secret levels.
•Unique Characters, Unique Stories- Players can choose from nine customizable characters, each their own unique story, play style and special skills to develop.
•Skill-Based PVP Combat- Elsword offers intense and strategic PvP with matchmaking and multiple competitive modes. Challenge your friends in matches of up to 8 players at a time.
•Customize like Crazy- Each character features multiple job changes, dozens of skills and endless opportunities for customization. Create or discover your personal look.
•Community Support- Constant game updates, item and content expansions, and special events including GM Livestream play sessions, community contests and PVP Tournaments are all a part of the Elsword experience.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 1GHz
    • Memory:Above 1GB
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 5 Series
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3GB Space in the hard disk
    • OS:Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2GHz or higher
    • Memory:Above 2GB
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 7 Series
    • DirectX®:11 or higher
    • Hard Drive:4GB Space in the hard disk
Helpful customer reviews
94 of 129 people (73%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
258.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
I've tried so hard to like this game, I really have. I've put in 200 hours, and it's 200 hours i wish i had back. I've uninstalled this game so many times it's not funny. Every time something new comes along I grit my teeth and hope for the best. It never gets any better. PvP is so broken it might as well be "hit your head against the wall" simulator. Sure, you can Try to win, but guess who you're fighting against: Mr. Op-bottoms and his fat stacks of cash! His money will shield him as he stunlocks you against a wall and kills you in one combo, doesn't that sound like fun? (I'm looking directly at you, Lu/Ciel and the new VIP system.) The various characters are quite nice, very varied. But every single one of them has a skill or combo that just screams, "Screw you, I don't care how good you are, you're dead." Dungeons so tedious and repetitive you'll think pulling your teeth out is a better time. I GET IT the level designs are beautiful, very very true! But I can see that the first time I go there, and by the 5th time it's lost its charm. I'm not gonna go into the in-game store. What I have to say about it has been said before.

Goodbye Elsword, you were a sick tempting mistress. But you've aged too much and it's time to return you to the street from whence you came. Godspeed, oh daughter of Babylon.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,077.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
-The Updates.
-Cool game to play with friends.
-Personallitys are well done in the dialogue and is fun to read.
-Pvp/Sparring Now this can be eiether pro or con pvp isn't just something you look at and say "Yeah its bad" Not to me it all depends on the person you fight and what personallity its like taking a gamble if you pvp you might get the "Excessive Try-Hard" kinda fighter who wants to give as little of chance as possible or you might get that rare occurance of someone who complements, stays silent or says gg I mean just being respectful at all. Sure there is much other types of people to but yeah I put Pvp and Sparring in the mixed session.
-The Stingy ♥♥♥ people who can't take a loss seriously.
-Matchmaking is meh usually if you just fought the person you just got done battling if you both enter the que most likely you two are going to be paired again.

MY Opinion: I think Elsword is a really fun game expecially when you have friends tagging along with you in dungeons or forming up teamwork for pvp. Pvp for me isn't that bad I don't think it is pay to win I've beatten plenty of my fare share of ♥♥♥ kicking in arena you just got to earn your way up nothing but leveling and saving ED to get somewhere IF you really set your mind to building yourself up for arena you can achieve it without money. The updates are just exciting and always have me waitting to see what they could do next to bring to the table. Well done game.
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44 of 66 people (67%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
434.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Most of the community have toaster computers and a dying rat running their wifi.

And all the Add players for some reason play with French fries as fingers or something. Probably why everything they type is so salty.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
306.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
No doubt about it, Elsword is an amazing game with great gameplay and combat. I won't deny that, but what I absolutely hate about this game is the community.
I'm an Elsword "veteran." I've been playing since before Eve's character release.
I can tell you that Elsword had an amazing community with lovable players. It was very easy to make friends and get into guilds. It was like we were a big family. Even if there were tons of us.
I'm not here to tell you how I miss the old Elsword. I'm warning you about this game. The community is absolutely horrible. I can't Arena without people whispering me "You have no skill." or "Salty?"
It's absolutely depressing. I can't play this game without getting mad and taking it out on players, which only gets worse. Call me salty, that word's overused anyways.
I hate Elsword. There was a time when I would recommend this game to you because it was amazing, but that time is long-gone and likely to never return.
I don't want to sound like the "Haha, I've been playing since ____, and this game suCKS! I WANT THE OLD ELSWORD BACK!" because I, personally, don't like people like that and to be honest, they taint the "Elsword Veteran" name.
We get it, the game was good back then but stop trying to get it back.
That's why I'm quitting this game for good. I've never played such a rage-inducing game. Even Dungeons suck. I can't go through one without the entire team yelling "hurry up" just because I'm not at the portal within 1 second of the timer coming up.

To be honest, it could just be who I am. Maybe I just have a low temper and all of the idiots are getting to me. You can try the game out yourself, nobody's stopping you. I'm just saying, be warned, the community isn't so lovable.
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53 of 94 people (56%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
391.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Pretty recommend.

Free to Play,
Anime theme,

Nice looking characters, many skills. Hard PvP .-.
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