Welcome to a land you'll never want to leave! Villagers and Heroes is a free-to-play MMO game in which players experience not just the thrill of battling unique monsters or the satisfaction of tailoring an exquisite robe, but the pleasure of building lasting friendships within a friendly community.
User reviews: Mixed (2,343 reviews) - 55% of the 2,343 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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February 5

The Ardent Monthly Ledger - Issue 17

Another large issue of the Ledger! Read about new content, fan art and player interviews, behind-the-scenes articles and much more!

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February 3

Now released: The Copse Of The Treants!


If you successfully completed the journey through Bevyn’s Coille and have been eagerly awaiting the next new batch of high level content, the wait is over!

The Copse of The Treants is a magical woodland full of intrigue and danger which holds more than a few surprises for the adventurously inclined, as well as for any quest lovers out there who are determined to unravel the on-going mystery presented by the imprisoned Dionte in the Coille, and put an end to the civil war between the Spriggans and Treants once and for all!

What else can players expect from The Copse of the Treants? A new level cap raise, all new monsters, new dailies, new stories, and a secret second zone within the Copse where challenge after challenge awaits for those with the stamina to endure them!

But Patch 3.12.6 isn’t just for high level players. It is February, after all, that special month of romance and valentines and all things sweet, and what better place to spend it than within Villagers & Heroes where old friends and new friends alike can come together to explore the pink and purple slopes of Sugarsweet Summit, battling evil foes and gaining great rewards!

Get ready for some intoxicating delights, and all manner of lively new toys, outfits, one-of-a-kind weaponry packs, and some truly formidable enemies despite their deceptively sugary names. Great fun awaits all, in this exciting new patch!

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“There are 10 different gathering professions: mining, fishing, bug lore, plant lore, smithing, cooking, tailoring, woodcrafting, gardening and ranching. The coolest part is that one character can become an expert at all of them. So Villagers and Heroes is a class-based, sandbox-crafter's paradise with nicely interactive housing.”
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About This Game

Step into a magical land unlike any other!

Villagers and Heroes is a free-to-play MMO game in which players experience the thrill of battling unique monsters, the satisfaction of crafting powerful weapons and gear, and the pleasure of building lasting friendships in a friendly community.

Gnomish Augmentation = Sandbox Gameplay.

This unique feature is at the heart of the deep yet elegantly simple player choice system in Villagers & Heroes. The weapons and armor that a player equips not only grant a versatile assortment of heroic feats and spells, but also a large array of proficiencies and augmented abilities. The process of Gnogmenting gives the players the ability to mix, match, swap, replace, customize and design gear exactly how they want! Combine ancient elder gear with remarkable weaponry dropped from the monsters of the world. Or craft your own gear using any or all of the 10 gathering and crafting skills available. Gnogmenting is a completely free-form, sandbox system that is unmatched by any other game in its depth, and lets players test every tactic and indulge every creative whim.

Bounty Runs!

Bounties are powerful adversaries and monsters that roam every corner of the world. When a player defeats a bounty monster, they earn a large reward, regardless of the size of their party! Solo the beasties by yourself, or rampage across the countryside with a group of friends. Bounty rewards are instantaneous and do not require activation. This feature encourages teamwork and strategy.

Live in a Real Home in a Real Village.

You are the architect, the farmer, and the rancher. With a wide range of building styles to choose from, players can design and decorate their own houses, as well as choose which crops to plant in their garden, or select the type of animals they'd most like to raise. But players needn't go at it alone! Help your village grow from a tiny hamlet to a thriving metropolis by aiding your neighbors with community projects which will ultimately benefit every member of the village.


  • 8 Primary Combat Class Builds, with a myriad of meaningful variations
  • 10 Crafting Professions: Fishing, Mining, Bug Collecting, Plant Lore, Woodcrafting, Smithing, Cooking, Tailoring, Gardening, and Ranching
  • Gardening and Ranching: hundreds of different crops, sheep, pigs, chickens, and exotics like ember sheep, shadow sheep, etc.
  • Bounty Runs! Now with over 1500 unique bounties.
  • Real player housing with dozens of decoration options
  • Real Villages that can be leveled up by all members of the Village with better facilities (Forge, Tailory, Kitchen, Woodshop), opening new neighborhoods with housing for more players, mayors, a shared vault, stocking village resources, and more...
  • Gnogmenting: Combine crafted gear and elder gear from defeating lair bosses and rare randomly found exotic gear for an unlimited number of combinations of functionality and appearance
  • Auction House with thriving in-game economy
  • Hundreds of Magical Spells, Heroic Feats, and Abilities
  • More than 1000 Quests and Charters

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB of memory or more
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
54 of 70 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6,389.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
This is a fun, interesting and low stress game to play. I would recommend it for all ages. There is a concerted effort to diminish overt sexual coustuming and because it's not a PvP type of game, there is a great deal of cooperation and players tend to be helpful rather than competitive.

The developers are very responsive, even to individual needs of players. They also continuously work on improving the game play with better graphics, and more involved story lines.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
63.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
This is a great game and its a lot of fun to explore all of the different locations. You can even have your own home and also be the mayor of your village. Have pets and a garden as well as blacksmith and explore caves. The flippy boots are fun also.
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55 of 95 people (58%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
For anyone that has any experience in playing video games or especially MMOs, I do not recommend this game.

Graphics: The photos look much better than this game actually looks in game. For the most part it is large empty spaces without much in the way of adventure. The coloring is very cartoonish with little to no texturing.

Story/Quest Lines: The story can be rather humorous, however the generic grinding system leaves one rather bored. Combat can be really buggy. Mobs sometimes don't aggro immediately. When ignoring mobs and running away, they will eventually drop aggro but will suddenly come back. Mobs will sometimes randomly respawn immediately after killing them. While testing out the archer my auto attack would randomly just stop and I'd have to attack, again to get it working. Very buggy.

Crafting System: The crafting and gathering is even more boring, as one can pick from the same tree until you have all of the materials that tree or resource supplies that is needed.

If you are of the younger generation of gamers and have little to no experience with MMORPGs, this would be great for beginners. Possibly recommended for children (maybe 8 and under) - not recommended for pre-teen to adult.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Its a cartoony MMO; and its quite fun.

So as a gamer that games alot; (40+ a week) finds this game is a hidden (albeit unpolished) gem.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
There are much better options for games like this. It's lacking depth imo, and it's too repetitive. It's basically like any other mmo but just a bit worse. Still, worth to give it a try. I really enjoy grinder games, however this one just takes it to a whole new level - which I like. I find myself yawning most of the time and getting frustrated with the odd spawning rates though. I have yet to try another class beside hunter, hopefully warrior is a lot more fun.
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