Age of Wushu is a free, action MMORPG based in an ancient Chinese world of kung fu. The game features eight different martial art schools to choose from, dazzling aerial duels, and a sophisticated system of combos and counters.
User reviews: Mixed (273 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014

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October 7

Server Maintenance - 10/8/14

Greetings!

All Age of Wushu servers will undergo server maintenance on 10/8/14.

Start - Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:00 AM CDT (Wednesday October 8, 2014 - 1:00 AM PDT)
End - Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00 AM CDT (Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:00 AM PDT)

All services will return to normal after the maintenance period.

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September 30

No Server Maintenance - 10/1/14

The regular scheduled maintenance has been cancelled for this week! Enjoy the extra hours of server up time!

Get ready for our next expansion coming in October, Winds of Destiny!

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http://www.ageofwushu.com/static/jssj/

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Reviews

“Age of Wushu brings fresh life to stale genre features, and even gives your character an intriguing, danger-filled life when you're offline.”
IGN

“Age of Wushu is more of a creative attempt at trying to escape the box of classic MMO design then it is something completely new and different.”
Ten Ton Hammer

“This is a successful blend of familiar MMO concepts with plenty of unique twists”
Cheat Code Central

About This Game

Age of Wushu: Snail Games’ topnotch sandbox MMORPG that lets player become an aspiring Kung-Fu master and experience the captivating, oriental world of Ancient China. By combining revolutionary combat with beautiful renderings, players will master a variety of martial skills as they delve into a unique self-realization path to the pinnacle of power.

Players are given tons of freedom unparalleled in modern MMORPGs in their journey to master the ancient Chinese martial arts, to delve into their character's unique story, to face the consequences of every action, and to fulfill their destiny.

Key Features

  • Sophisticated, Revolutionary Combat
    The challenging combat system offers a flashy visual feast: in essence, it boils down to utilizing countering combinations of Overt, Feint and Parry to strategically overcome your opponents. Experience dazzling aerial fights and graceful combo moves! Imagine fight & chase scenes in Hero or House of Flying Daggers: soar through the air with flight prowesswhile you skirmish all over the city.
  • An Alluring, Vivid World
    Traverse through cities with enchanted waterways and bridges, Imperial palaces of golden grandeur, tavern bustling with merchants and sinister alleyswith lurking black figures – immerse yourself in the most realistic and enchanted depiction of Ming Dynasty ever created. In the lawless world of Wuxia, we deliver classic architectures and breathtaking landscape straight into your view. Age of Wushu – a world filled with natural and human wonders.
  • Dynamic Encounters, Endless Adventures
    Events in Age of Wushu are not planned, but experienced. These experiences are mysterious and can occur without any warning. You could run into a bit of serendipity or find yourself in a bit of trouble. Some of them could confer a life-changing set of martial arts skills without the player having to lift a finger. Or you could wear yourself out, only to receive a reward as valuable as a simple stone.
  • The Choice is Yours
    The game puts an emphasis on freestyle PvP and sandbox aspects by implementing ample related system: gratitude and revenge where the game makes sure you remember your killers, player/NPC affinity, random encounters, challenges & instances, secondary factions and an elaborate guild system that often require political choices in forging allegiances. With the addition of an expansive gathering\crafting system, you decide how to live in the lawless world of Jianghu. Become a successful merchant, a righteous constable or an outlaw that disregard all rules: the choice is always yours.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 8 /Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce6600 or equivalent,Video memory: 128MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 8 /Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Pentium Dual-Core E6 series or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce9600GT or equivalent,Video memory: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I really wanted to get into this game. Videos I saw on YouTube showing gameplay got me hyped up to get into the game immediately, but boy was I disappointed. Do note that this review is being written with not much time actually played, though for a reason.

The good:

1) Immediately after getting out of the tutorial, I was thoroughly impressed by the amount of ambient activity. Npcs and offline players were roaming about the city, making it feel very alive. I saw beggars, watchmen, peddlers, and dockworkers all going about their own business.

2) There appear to be some fairly unique crafting skills and professions that the player can take part in, though I didn't get to experience any of this.

3) The game was pretty-ish. It may have just been the art style or setting, but the starting area (after the tutorial) was visually pleasing atleast to me.

4) I have heard that there are really cool crime-related systems in place that allow players to kidnap, pk, spy, and steal scripts.

The bad:

1) Terrible tutorial. I am okay figuring things out myself; I've played games with rediculous learning curves in the past with no problem (AO, UO, and AC if you need examples), but when an implemented tutorial does nothing but waste my time, I get irritated.

2) Half-♥♥♥♥♥ audio. The oriental music was loud and obnoxious, the rain sounded like faint tv static, and cutscenes almost completely lacked sound. What sounds I did hear were all 2 or 3 second long sounds looped haphazardly over themselves.

3) Both of the control schemes provided to you are clunky at best.

4) The first hour or so of the game is filled with tedious and straight up BORING "back-and-forth" quests. After dredging through the poorly paced and buggy tutorial quests (which accomplished nothing), I joined the Tangmen school and proceeded to run back and forth between stale, emotionless and voiceless npcs, doing nothing but talking.

5) Quests don't seem to give any hint as to where quest locations are, practically forcing you to use the game's auto pathing feature, which is straight up lame.

6) Interface icons are strewn randomly around the screen, letting you know about seemingly useless information that you probably could've figured out on your own if the interface was more intuitive in the first place.

7) Movement itself is clunky. Your player model doesn't seem to accuractely represent where you're standing/looking, so bumping against walls and getting stuck on invisible wedges is extremely prevalent when try to make use of acrobatics.

8) It feels like the game lacks interesting stuff to do. After I got sick of the quests, I sort of just wandered around looking for stuff to do. To my dismay, I could find nothing.

9) The game feels like a complete time sink. To "progress" or advance your character, you have to cultivate skills, which is time based.

10) They combat gold sellers in all the wrong ways. Instead of actively monitoring gold sellers, they locked off global chat channels from what I'll just call lower tier characters. This, while keeping gold sellers out of world chat (not local chat mind you), this also means that new players that are having problems with the game (of which there are many) have a rediculous time finding assistance.

11) Of the people that I actually came into contact with (not many - most were offline, begging in the streets), about 10/10 of them were veteran players who wanted nothing to do with me. After watching a husband and wife kill each other in town, I was chased around by some girl in fancy armor that was glowing red, who seemed intent on figuring out a way to kill me.

12) AoW is just another hardcore chinese cash grab mmo.

As I did point out at the start, I haven't played very much yet. I'll try (and I do mean TRY) to continue playing the game to experience some of the more positive points - if my opinion changes later, I will edit this review to show that. Also, if you're an AoW veteran and have a kind heart, I'd definitely appreciate some guidance into how to really get into this game. I really want to like it.
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109 of 176 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
playing this game is like constantly being extorted by an asian landlord but instead of rent he just wants you to pay for pictures of him in different fighting stances
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
2,109.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Im still playing. Only issue i have is the extreame cost for items people sell in market. Keeping the people who have alot of money TOP in the rankings. If it was not so pay2win i would like it even more.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Unless you're willing to spend HUNDREDS of hours playing this game (or go pay2win), you arn't going to go anywhere. VERY rewarding game for those willing to push past the mile high learning curve. Been playing this game for 4 months everyday and I'm still not close to being max lvl. Not for casual gamers.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
426.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I find this game amazing. I've spent only 18 dollars on it and that was for 2 memberships that you dont even need. The game is fun if u can get over its little glitches.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Stay VERY far away from this game if you don't have a large wallet that you don't care if it gets smaller.

Might seem fun, but what you're actually getting is a poorly-translated, half-baked Chinese grinder with a few open-world elements, most of them are broken or missing. The biggest offender is their "Tornado" weather event which allows you to get some pretty good skills, but the mechanics are very broken both in the tornados themselves AND the npcs you must fight during it to earn a small amount of the items needed to earn it.

Brought up a lot of the points to GMs over my 2 months playing this game, all I heard was "I'll tell a developer about it" which is Snail speak for "♥♥♥♥ you."


If the broken, missing, and poorly translated elements don't persuade you from staying very far away, this game is HEAVILY reliant on Pay-To-Win, and they can't even do THAT right.

VERY FEW martial arts "skill sets" you can earn in game will be viable in surviving the 100% PvP environment. All of them require large amounts of "Tael" you only earn by either buying them from Snail itself, trading with players that have them (it's THE market currency), or earning them in very small amounts from a small group of in-game events (most of them require you have a VIP status, which is like $10 a month).

The ones you can only get through cash aren't even available through cash anymore. Only the "flavor of the month" newest set they made can be bought, then when the next skill set comes along it vanishes into the void, never to be gotten again.

They USED to have a system where you can buy gift boxes for "Jade Fragments" to trade for these older skills, but Snail took these out of the cash shop and only made them available through "Top-up" events (recent one was $300 real money to get 10 "Ding" (10,000) tael, some items, and 150 jade fragments in order to buy ONE whole complete skill).

The other way is to get the select skill sets in the "Jade Deity" edition sold here, but that's a gamble. You get only 2 skill sets out of the ones available, and you can get duplicates. Sure, you could try selling the duplicates, but some of them fell out of favor in game and no one will buy them in favor of newer sets. Do you REALLY want to gamble on $60? Didn't think so.



Speaking of the Top-Ups, they run those as often as they do maintainance, every weekend. Every time they bait players by hiding something cosmetic or a new skill set they're about to release behind the $300 option, just fishing for suckers, I mean, "players" to buy it.



Let's not get started on the ping. I've never seen a game where I was consistently above 200ms until this game. Would be great if that was just how the game was, but some people are living very close to the server or paying a 3rd party a subscription for lower pings (Like BattlePing) and having 30, 20, 10ms or less. This means if you get in a fight with ANYONE, they're probably gonna have A) A cash set you can't get anymore, B) EXTREMELY overgeared from buying silver taels from Snail, or C) Outping you so hard that you won't get a hit in.



If you hit the "Install" button even after reading this......You're a ♥♥♥♥♥, and Snail welcomes your wallet!

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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
433.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It is a very good and self inpowering sim simplifying the management of ones own personal duties +school vs school espionaga is a greate pastime. its very easy to get lost in populated areas and so big it is easy to imagine spending a life time in ancient China.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Age of Wushu was a fun MMO. Yet the people on the servers are hateful, Snail couldn't care elss if you get hacked or lose money to the game, and it's laggy. Not to mention it's heavily P2W. All Negativity aside, the game and it's lore is amazing, but the bad outweighs the good in this case. I wouldn't play again and I wouldn't recommend it.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Amazingly fun if you are into PvP. The Wu Shu styles are the "classes", each with obvious pro's and con's when it comes to PvP against the other schools, otherwise no one school seems OP. No holy trinity, and only recently have they added a school that can heal others.

Land is limited, so join a clan and engage in clan warfare, damaging thier clan's base so that resources have to be spent on repairs instead of growth. Open world PvP, but not full loot.

Only problems I have with the game is that, while it is F2P, you will levle you school abilities much faster if you pay real money. Otherwise, it takes quite a bit of in-game time doing group meditation. Also, can only make 1 cahracter per account. Had to make multiple accounts to try other schools without deleting any current characters. Other than that, loved it!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I didn't enjoy it pretty much, it's combat system is good but everything else sucks hard, interface, quests, NPCs, graphics.

If you think you can enjoy it if the combat system is good, go ahead and play it all you want but if you want a balanced experience you will have to search somewhere else.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
I have been playing Age of Wushu for a little over a month now and can say this game is NOT worth your time and money. It is free to play, but there are a lot of "pay to win" people. There is no real leveling system, however, you "level up" skills over time. For free players, this is done by basically being online. However, the really go anywhere it will take months to get decent. For people who play, they level up offline and get boosts in how fast it levels up. I can understand the business strategy Snail has in giving so many incentives for paying players, but this stamps out nay players who are just starting off and dont want to spend money. You do also run into groups of people who hunt low level people and continously kill them.

Overall, I did not find this game enjoyable at all. I played for a month and a half to make sure I really understood the game before writing this review. The game's instructions and "guides" are not helpful, hardly any support from Snail, and just way too many pay to win players. Hope you found this helpful, have a good one.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
This is an amazingly indepth game with a heavy focus on open world skill based pvp. you can choose out of 7-8 martial art schools who constantly wage war on each other in weekly school wars. there is so much to do an explore in this game i recommend this to anyone whos looking for a good mmo that you can sink hours into! 14/10
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
No.... just no.

-It's very slow-paced and boring.
-Messy UI
-Typos and mistranslations
-Default controls conflict with each other
-PvP is unbalanced

I was expecting far more from a new "modern" MMO and for the LOVE OF GOD adjust your settings and I mean ALL your settings. It's gonna be the main thing that determines whether or not you plan on staying for the grind.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
192.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Money sink, pay to win, no real end game, horrible translation, but still fun for some reason, if you like the Asian setting.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
of anyone likes sword or hand to hand combat give this game a try
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Played close to an hour, didn't understand ♥♥♥♥.... Explanations are extremely vague and confusing....I literally don't know what else to say...It made no sense.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
great game with friend
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
This is one of the worst MMO I have played.

The Lag is horrible (Main reason would be my location)

Frame rate is capped at 30FPS. animation is very slow.

deleted the game after the first battle.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Ugly game. Fist time i played it, it skipped like hell and my camera kept spazing out. Runs very bumpy and the updates do nothing.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
when i installed the game my anti-malware protection gave me a warning about a possible backdoor virus had been installed originating from this games files. I wouldn't take my chances with this game.
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