From En Masse Entertainment, TERA is at the forefront of a new breed of MMO. With True Action Combat - aim, dodge, and time your attacks for intense and rewarding tactical combat. Add the deep social experience of a MMO to best-in-class action combat mechanics for a unique blend of both genres. Play now for free!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (446 reviews) - 83% of the 446 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,246 reviews) - 82% of the 9,246 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 5, 2015

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May 17

"Secrets & Shadows" Update Available Now!



TERA's latest expansion, Secrets & Shadows is now available as a free update! This exciting update adds the all-new ninja class, flying mounts, new end-game dungeons, and more! Check out the launch trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1tXA9P5LxY

To help you take the new ninja class for a test drive, we're granting any players that logs into TERA before May 31 at 11:59 p.m. PDT a free additional character slot, which will permanently extend the number of characters you can create on your account by one. After logging in, check your in-game Item Claim to redeem your character slot.

As part of our currently ongoing leveling event, you can also unlock exclusive cosmetic items for your new ninja character (or any class, for that matter) by reaching specific level milestones.

For more info about the update, check out the Secrets & Shadows update page. To learn more about the ninja class—including a comprehensive video overview—check out the ninja class guide.



Finally, to celebrate the launch of Secrets & Shadows, we're discounting all of our DLC packs at 50% off until May 31 at 10 a.m. PDT.

View all the discounted DLC packs here.

Enjoy the update!

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April 29

4/29 Twitch Stream: BAM Attack on AV!



Today (and every Friday) at 3:00 PM PDT

Community Manager Spacecats will raid Ascension Valley! Brave heroes will be needed to defeat the epic threat Spacecats is prepared to lay down. If you have a level 65 character on Ascension Valley, form up in Velika and be ready to make raid parties.

If you don't play on Ascension Valley, don't worry! We'll have some fun in Twitch chat, play some trivia games, and do some on-air giveaways.

The stream begins at 3:00 PM PDT and will run for about an hour. Follow our channel to get an alert once we're live: https://www.twitch.tv/enmasseentertainment

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Reviews

“...makes you ask hard questions of every other Massively Multiplayer experience.”
Penny Arcade

“I have no problem crowning TERA's combat system as the best I've ever come across in an MMO.”
GameInformer

“…combat in TERA is fun, really fun”
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About This Game

TERA is at the forefront of a new breed of MMO. With True Action Combat - aim, dodge, and time your attacks for intense and rewarding tactical combat. Add the deep social experience of a MMO to best-in-class action combat mechanics for a unique blend of both genres. Play now for free!


Experience an action MMO that goes beyond "point and click!" In TERA, it's your skill, position, timing, and aim that determine the outcome of combat—not how quickly you cycle through targets with the Tab key. If you prefer to lie down on your couch while playing games (we do!), you'll be happy to hear that TERA also offers controller support.


Team up with friends to take down Big Ass Monsters or put your combat skills to the test against other players in one of the many PvP battlegrounds TERA offers.


Customize your choice of seven character races and nine classes with unique battle styles. Fight thousands of monsters throughout a variety of landscapes, and embark on thousands of quests in a game world rich in history and lore.


In a truly free-to-play experience. TERA imposes no artificial cap on classes, zones, or what you can do, or how good you can be - all of the content in the game can be experienced without paying a single penny. To support the continued development of TERA, we offer account services and cosmetic items - costumes, accessories, weapon skins, mounts, and more. We heard players on Steam really like hats...


Whether you fight as part of a guild or join an alliance, being part of TERA's vibrant community means that there is always someone to share your journey with.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel i3 2130 / AMD FX 4130
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800 GT / Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 3570 / AMD FX 6350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 4890 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 55 GB available space
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Very Positive (446 reviews)
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Bellawyn
( 599.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Enjoy playing (600+ hours on it) and one of the few games I don't have to p2w but do pay to look good :3. As a girl, the gender lock on some of the classes doesn't effect me but I know that it was a huge turn off for other players who lost interest as new classes came out with only female availability... as did the race lock - not everyone wants to be adorable when battling. Another downside for solo players or those in a less-active guild- the instance matching for dungeons - wish it had an option for you to still find a party no matter what your level. But overall I like the gameplay and recommend it.
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Volderoth
( 66.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The combat is enjoayable and I am not stuck behind a pay wall to hit max level.
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Greendog0715
( 32.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is very enjoyable, the lag is minimal compared to other online games I've played, the character selectio is great, and the story is much better than most MMO's. I almost never feel the need to grind and the missions are always at the right difficulty level. I personally have put several hours into this games and will keep playing for several more.
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floody666999
( 51.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
For a free to play MMO you can't go wrong. The combat is a nice change of pace from others in the genre I can highly recommend the brawler class.
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Philosophic7567
( 656.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
One of the best free to play games out there. Truly a true action combat gameplay. Great customization with many different races and classes.
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Rey-Van
( 100.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
the combat system is nice.
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Scotti22
( 196.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
When I first got steam, I had no money because I had just spent it on a PC. Tera helped because it is one of the better f2p games. The best overall part is that it isn't pay 2 win. The only thing you can buy are more character slots and cosmetics which isn't any gamechanger unless you get hyped up by girls in school uniforms. The graphics are really good and the UI is okay, but the optimization of the game is absolutely terrible. Some might say that the UI is a bit crowded, but there is room to move stuff around and customize. The controls are great and eazy to learn coming from nothing. The gameplay consists of way to many grinding and gathering quests. I don't have any experience with guilds as I didn't care to join one, but playing with friends and randoms was fine, and going through the boss battles are extremely fun. The character choices are also way to gender-locked. I realize it is because it is a f2p game, and they don't want to make more animations for each race. Also, if you hate fanservice and oversexualization, IT IS EVERYWHERE IN THE GAME, not complaining, just explaining really loudly. If you like fanservice and oversexualization, it is everywhere in the game, in the male and female characters alike.

Overall I had a lot of fun with the game and recommend it to anyone that is new to pc and mmorpgs. I don't play it much anymore, but four endgame characters is enough.
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Love me till I die
( 80.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I love this game. It's fun and though it can be compared to an anime version of Neverwinter, this is so much better.
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Sento Isuzu 千斗 いすず
( 1,298.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Sometime , i just give up on eating and sleeping , 10/10 would do it again
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62 of 87 people (71%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
667.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
TERA TERA TERA

. . . sighhhhh . . .

After nearly 700 hours, I can't recommend this game as an MMO.

It is a fun singleplayer experience up to level 65, which you can get to in a few days. The environments are freaking gorgeous. The variety and art direction is truly a wonder.

Running dungeons with friends is fun at first if you're in a guild. It is the WORST for pugs.

PVP . . . not even going to get into it, some like it, most don't, I'm ambivalent.

THE GEAR GRIND. Uggghghghgh. So after you max, your true journey begins. Grinding for each level of gear after max is progressively time consuming. And after you've run the same dungeon for the 100th time and that drop still hasn't come, you want to punch TERA in the face.

And after you get your RNG drop you have to upgrade it, which is RNG based. The further you progress, the more everything is based on RNG. And that's the rub, after a certain point, the game stops rewarding skill and becomes a skinner box slot machine time sink. Couple that with the fact that there is a certain P2W element (underwear, EMP, loot boxes) and it becomes clear that the game ceases to be about fun, but about time and money invested.

I'm not even going to get into class balance and content updates; it's really a moot point given the above, but it's another detraction.

If you only play for 40 hours, this is a fun singleplayer MMO, and the flaws are completely irrelevant to the casual player.

But getting into this game beyond casually will only lead to inevitble disappointment, as the flaws become obvious, and you realize the game is fundamentally broken and will never be fixed.
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71 of 111 people (64%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
743.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Many Men Online Role Playing Girls


^im one of them lol
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
GREAT GAME. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
This game is very very VERY beautiful. The graphics are amazing. Literally 10/10 material. You can also customize your character with extreme detail (sizing the length of the nose, etc.). The jump from level 1 to 60 goes by so quickly. Compared to most MMO's, this game makes it really easy to grind to a high level. Lvl 60-65 takes some time, but eventually everyone gets there. I really love the way the game helps you out with each passing level. However, the community isn't always as great as noted. There are a lot of really nice players on this game, but when going into insta dungeons once you hit lvl 65 (the level cap), people start getting really irritated. They have less patience, and some will leave your party almost immediately if they realize your equipment isn't good enough. Some of the people I've come across make me just want to avoid insta dungeons all together (which you really can't avoid). I wish I could make my own team of kind people, but most of the people I've met have other things to do and aren't on for most of the time. Despite these kinds of sour souls on Tera, I don't plan on quitting anytime soon. Additionally, there are Elins wherever you look, but the game still has a variety of different players that can brighten up (or do the opposite to) your day. Tera is fantastic and is better than a LOT of other mmorpgs I've come across, and I've become totally addicted. Good luck!!
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
233.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Before before I played:
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   /   へ\
   /  / \\
   レ ノ   ヽ_つ
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`ノ )  Lノ
After I played:
/フフ         ム`ヽ
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/ |  (⌐■ ͜つ■)ノ⌒(ゝ.,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
丶_ ノ 。   ノ、 。|/
   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
    丶  ̄ _人'彡)

Tera in a nutshell.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
One of the best MMOs out there, and it is free so there is no reason not to try it. Highly recommend for any fans of MMO/RPGs. Great with friends or solo.

+Free to play, no major advantages paywalled
+Great visuals for environments, characters, enemies, voiced cutscenes
+Plenty of adjustable settings for visuals, fps, and UI
+Action-style combat flows well and a change of pace from most MMOs
+Variety of races and classes to choose from
+Leveling occurs at a good pace
+Solo friendly, even group dungeons can be done solo

-Several classes are gender or race-locked, or both.
-Crafting doesn't seem worthwhile before possibly endgame
-Some minor bugs/development oversights like not being able to climb down ladders
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Good MMO, combat is much better and more unique than other games (WoW)

The free 2 play model is amazing, with almost all gear you can earn.

Only problem is the optimisation which gives you huge fps drops even with a good card.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It's fun and challenging, but to make any decent progress you need to invest a lot of time in it.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
433.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Well, after playing for quite some time..
after creating a panda and quite a lot of lolis
i'd give this game 10/10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Fun combat.
Nice F2P aspect.
Same ole MMO world and questing.
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