Unite against the dark forces that threaten the world of Eyrda in Forsaken World! Choose between seven distinct races including the Stonemen, Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Kindred, Lycan, and Demon and immerse yourself in a dark, fantasy world.
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Release Date: Jun 14, 2011

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The Awakening expansion is now live!

New features include:

  • Level cap increase to 100
  • New Map: The Ever Abyss
  • Three New World Bosses
  • New Elemental Relic System
  • And more!

About This Game

Unite against the dark forces that threaten the world of Eyrda in one of the newest MMORPGs from Perfect World Entertainment – Forsaken World! Choose between six distinct races including the Stonemen, Elves, Dwarves, Humans, the Kindred, and Lycan, each with their own in-depth narrative and history. Roam through an ever-changing land, discover an advanced guild system and immerse yourself in a dark, fantasy world.

Key features:

  • 7 Distinct Races – Choose between Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Stonemen, the Kindred, Lycan, and Demon
  • 10 Unique Classes – Decide your path as a Warrior, Protector, Mage, Priest, Assassin, Marksman, Vampire, Bard, Blood Reaper, or Tormentor, each offering a customized play style
  • Over 10 Occupations - Become a Socialite, Adventurer, Merchant, Collector, Arcanist, Botanist, Astrologist, Armorsmith, Bladesmith, Tamer or Alchemist
  • Floating Guild Command Centers – Gain access to special guild features such as quests, housing, NPCs and guild-versus-guild warfare
  • Soul Shattering PvP System – Capture your enemies’ Soul Orbs to replenish HP, MP or to cast special skills during heat of battle
  • Auction House – Built-in auction house allows players to sell their loot to the highest bidder
  • Devotion System – Pray to the gods and receive special blessings
  • Dynamic Dungeons – Difficulty scales according to players’ experience
  • Stunning Equipment – Weapons and gear will evolve and gain new physical appearances
  • Versatile Pets – Pets will serve multiple purposes and be indispensible during battle
  • Auto-Navigation Quest System – Never get lost during quests with auto-navigation
  • Visually Stunning Graphics – First game to run on Perfect World Entertainment’s updated proprietary 3D graphics engine, Angelica

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 at 1GHz, (Mid to High Range Dual-Core 2.5GHz CPU or better recommended.)
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for XP, 3GB or more for Windows Vista and Windows 7)
    • Hard disk space: 8GB of Hard Drive Space or more (16GB or more preferred)
    • Video: 3D video chipset with support for Shader Model 2.0 or better. nVIDIA GeForce 6200 with 256MB RAM (nVIDIA GeForce 9800GT with 1GB RAM or better recommended) or AMD/ATI Radeon 9550 with 256MB RAM (AMD/ATI RADEON HD 3850 with 1GB RAM or better recommended)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound chip or onboard audio capability with the latest sound drivers
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Additional: Broadband Internet Connection Required
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158 of 181 people (87%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,366.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I am way more than qualified to tell you....this game is pay to win.

My main was Rewt, some of you might know me. Cash rules in this game, I quit after many many exploits were exploited by less than honorable users. Despite this, exploiters were given hand slaps. It became an inside joke in the game that if you discovered an exploit, abuse the hell out of it before anyone found out.

As if you needed another reason, the balance in this game is god awful. Basically, you have 3 trees per class. Only one of these is viable in pvp. That's if you chose a class that's viable in pvp at all. Set teams rule arena, (I was in one) which is like queue, accept, cast 5 spells, battle over in 1 min.

What ruined this game? The cash shop. You can spend up to what your cc can stand. Pure straight up CC to power. Several people have spent over $100K USD. No, that's not a typo.

I would be remiss to not point out that the game is beautiful. It does have it's strengths. If you don't pvp, the dungeons can be fun. There's not raids as such, and don't take forever. It's quick fun runs, they did that right. There are dailies, but not onerous.

If you don't have 10K lying around, getting into this game at this late date, you'll never be good at pvp. If you just like beautiful games and exploring, give it a try.

Oh, and the global chat is NSFW and not safe for children, thought I should mention that.
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113 of 130 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,105.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
TL;DR is last paragraph.

As someone who played this game for years(About 3 I believe) I feel I am more then quilified to write this review.

For years I've played Forsaken Worlds. I managed to get to max level, all but two purple gear,and level 1 wings. All of this with minimal cashshoping(Only $80, which in Forsaken Worlds, IS minimal).

I've also managed to play this game with a guild who during most of the game, was very postive about the guild and could always see upsides. Until about 6 months ago, we all had faith in Forsaken World lasting a lot more years, espically since an connent update has just came out that was supposed to be HUGE. Unfournatly, it wasn't. We got about 1/3 of the things China has gotten, and the things we did get was either very glitchy or very VERY grindy. To the point where, the only thing interesting that really came from the update was the incraed level cap(Which was still next to impossible to get without countless hours of grinding).

As if a stripped down overhyped update wasn't enough, there was a huge bug that where if you exploited it enough, you get max level, with plenty of items. The Product Manager, at this point, took weeks to acknowledge that the expliot WAS a thing and that it needed to be addressed. He stated that they were banning each and everyone of the people who explioted it, rather they were cashshopper or not. Unfournatly, that also was untrue. Months later, we still had people who clearly explioted the bug, running around in the few active PVP instances runing it for everyone.

To stop the expliot from happening, the GM's decided that the only way to fix it was to change server times for every server. While this seemed fine to some people who could now do events that were late at night, it was devasting to everyone who was optimzed for their timezone. Many people had to miss certain important events in game due to the new server times. To add insult to injury, tthe patch that they added this in, was unannounced and unaddressed for days after. About a wek later, the GM's finally discovered our hate for this change, and made a poll addressing if it should be changed back, with different changes added. This was addressed with a huge 'CHANGE IT BACK'. Months later, we're still getting "We are unable to complete the results of this poll at this time".

To top all of this sad turn of events up, after the poll, we had one of our GM's(Who was the most/only helpful one) transfered to their new game. This was followed by all of the rest of our GM's going silent. We would go weeks without hearing a response from any GM's and when we did, it was either only to address issues for the cashshop, or was not useful at all. This is still going on now, as well.

So, to sum all of this up, we had a stripped down overhyped contnet update, with an extreme amount of bugs We also had a huge expliot that was addressed by harming many people without getting reverted. We also have had very little communication from our GM's. If I were you, I would suggest not playing this game unless you don't mind glitchyness and minimal communication.
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145 of 193 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,571.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
First started playing in early summer 2011, at this time the game was great and non-casual, no 3x exp and no free weekly items, i was impressed with the events based on a 24/7 schedule.

But then with updates, the game started to be easier and bad, free items each week, 3x exp , quickest way possible to level is being afk with those fruits items, thx to the game being easier it brought some of the dumbest people on the internet playing this, i don't know how many high level people i encountered that just speed leveling and had no idea to play their class properly and had no idea how to gear themselves, almost no one wanna do instances despite world chatting for a while, people are greedy as hell thx to the gold coins system. There is a bot system for farming exp and points wich is stupid as hell way to ruin an online game.

Priests have a hard life everything is expensive as hell for them like the scrolls skills (wich arent distribute automaticaly, anyone can roll on it) some agree to roll class but there is always one ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that will steal it and leave the party. Maybe the only good side now is the pvp wars that has awards but it is up to the guild leader to distribute and some will lie to keep the awards for themselves.

i have officialy quit early 2012 after 9/10 of my friends dumped that game down. i had a great time on that game before it all changed, wich is a shame i never found another MMORPG that good, ty perfect world for being ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and ruining it. its now a very bad game.
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87 of 112 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,304.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I played the game probably way longer than I should have, Steam records over 1000 hours which doesn't even include the time when I wasn't playing on Steam.

It started out pretty good for me. Early levels aren't too bad, and a lot of the dungeon mechanics are actually very interesting and fun.

By the time I stopped playing, game development had been going in an increasingly bad direction. Things were becoming increasingly and ridiculously grindy. I suppose in some recognition that it was too grindy, they implemented a bot system that would control your character in a limited fashion that helps with some of the more mundane grinding.

At some point, even with sinking ridiculous hours into the game, it's nearly impossible to be competitive without cash shop purchases. Dungeons start to become gear-gated. Many of what were once challenging dungeon mechanics become trivial once you hit a gear threshold. And you end up running these dungeons a ton of times because of how grindy the game is, and it really becomes a chore.

Both in PvP and PvE, class balance doesn't seem to be handled very well, which becomes increasingly clear the farther you progress. This may have been fixed in the meantime, but was one of the main reasons (along with client instability and the absurd amount of grinding) that I stopped playing. I was playing one of the two classes that were considered basically unviable in PvP (Protector and Marksman).

On the plus side, I've heard good things about large scale PvP and inter-server PvP have been added as well, but it's not enough to make me come back to what I feel is a broken game.
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50 of 64 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
557.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
This game is quite frankly... Terrible.

First of all, this is the biggest most blatant pay to win I've ever played. Like, shamelessly so.

Played it for a full year, maxed out 5 characters, and although there are ways to get the "good stuff" as a free to play, it takes months. and by then, a new update is out with more stuff.

The game has a ton of systems which pop up every update that just pile up on top of each other to make it exponentially more and more confusing or give you more annoying tasks to do on a daily basis. Just doing the "dailies" takes 2 hours everyday, sometimes doing the same quest 6+ times in a row.

The biggest issue is the wiki for the game though: there's nothing in it.

Want an example? There's a newer class in the game. try going to the official site and find out info about it. You won't be able to, because it'll direct you to the wiki, which does not even list the class.

This reflects a lot ingame. People who have played this for months often are shocked when someone reveals a basic mechanic to them. No one knows where to look for information and most people don't know how things work. Late game content requires both ludicrously powerful gear and intimate knowledge of the asinine instance/boss gimmicks.

on a personal note, I didn't like how it overrewards PVP over PVE.

Maybe it's not the worse MMO of it's kind, but it's WAY up there.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
Playing both FW and PW when they were released, I thought they were pretting good. Unfortunatly playing them once again I have almost completely changed my opinion of them. Though this is more of a neutral review to at least let others take a chance at it.

-Community is not as big anymore meaning there are less people to play with. Though if you just started you may not notice this.
-Nicely designed maps but if you are like me nitpicking at everything you can see some things don't line up.
-Plenty of classes and species to choose from.
-One-Click. If you just click on your Quest Log you can complete everything without lifting a finger.
-Pay to Survive. Though you don't neccessarly have to pay to play, you have to pay to survive. Better equipement, mounts, weapons etc.
-Pay to start a guild...? No thanks! I can find better ways to spend my money.
-Quests are not exciting especially Solo. I use to think some quests were okay, now they are just boring.
-Graphics could be better but are not bad when it comes to some things.
-Get a pet and fly for free. Though they are rather "lame" or not as good.

I won't be playing this game too much.
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,592.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
Forsaken World is a decent free to play game if your interested in PVE. It has a large player base that you can do pug's with or join a guild of like minded players if you hate pug's like I do. There is plenty to do other than instances but it will get repetitive very quickly. But over all if you don’t have a lot of time to invest daily in a MMO, this might suit you as it has key features designed to attract the casual MMO player.

Now for the PVP in this game.... STAY AWAY, its 100% pay to win if you want to be competitive. Its possible to be somewhat competitive but in no way will you achieve top rankings without a deep wallet or many years devoted to char development and gearing.
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161 of 265 people (61%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
148.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
the boob textures of female characters are quite nice
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
The game play is beautiful and quite nice. Only 1 major problem with it. PWE runs this game. They don't care about the players if said player is hacked and loses everything PWE will tell you "You are out of luck we can't do anything." Customer Service is terrible. The only way to catch up to older players is probably spending about $100 a day. That is how bad the cash shop is. PWE also does not punish players for exploits. In fact they say "Stop doing it or we will issue bans." But they never hand out bans so you can essentially get away with everything in the game. With FW being down to 1 staff member that is product manager you can tell that this game won't recieve any love. You want something fixed. PWE won't fix it. They must ask Wanmei first before doing anything and must wait for fix. If there is one.

TL;DR This game is not worth your time. You are better off playing World of Warcraft than this game.
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40 of 59 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
grindfest, cash shop shinanigans. cool classes and races though
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234.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
This game is ♥♥♥, P2W garbage. Picture Erotic Roleplay, aids and an MMO mixed together. Thats what his game is. Everyone roleplays and eroctic roleplays. This MMO is so fat sweaty nerds can hook up with other fat sweaty nerds. There is no competitive aspect to this game. Dungeons suck ♥♥♥, the whole PVE system sucks ♥♥♥. I dont even think there is a raid in this game. Not to mention PVP is an unbalance ♥♥♥♥ storm.
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Natsumi Hoshino
76.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
How the ♥♥♥♥ do I uninstall this piece of ♥♥♥♥? It does not even appear in my library however I search for it, yet it keeps trying to auto-update every time I launch steam.
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Big Bad Nonja
14.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
Just play this through the official ARC launcher.

Less problems overall than the Steam version. It's now October and the company has not resolved the "unable to patch/update/login problems with the steam version. (Problem exists since June 2016.)

Other than that, the game is quite fun !
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19.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
Nice game if you wanna just sit back auto walk yourself to level 100 ;)
but overall i find this game ok way better back in the day
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1.0 hrs
Posted: September 19
This is garb. The only reason Im here is cause a buddy asked me to.
Not good...
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Legalize Ranch
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 14
I've only played this game for 30ish minutes and even that was too long. By far the worst MMORPG I have ever played. Do not waste your hard drive space or your time with this awful game. Seriously, just don't.
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916.3 hrs
Posted: September 12
started playing this game just after open beta over 5 years ago , game was was great then and for about 2 years. GM team changed a couple times and the current GM team has turned it into a full pay to win game.
constent sales , charge promos , spend promos and cs updates.. ect just look news page on FW site and you'll see how PWE only cares about money. its not my first PWE game , i also played PWI and PWE ruined it the same way , by making it a full pay to win game with very little ways to farm ingame money.
with this game your gonna have to spend 10k USD to max your char...mastery/resists/gold gears cost a insane amount to get high end . game has a bot system so you dont have to play just set bot and watch your char play the game and kill stuff for you . but you gotta let your lvl 60+ char bot 24/7 for 2+ years to max the soul power tree .
about the only ingame farming left is making 30-50+ accounts of daily check in alts. couple other ways but new GM team killed most the old ways.
once a year content updates , since the new GM team has game so alterted from cn version just to make it more pay to win.
gameplay- its easy to get max lvl then its a never ending daily/weekly rep , gears , mastery/resist , gems , refine items... can get things in cash shop to make the grind a little less...so pay to win .
classes are so unbalanced that pvp is just a nightmare, constent getting 1 hit from the op classes.
server population keeps going down cause of the bugs "that dont get fixed" , glitchs/exploits that ppl might get temp banned for , and since the once a year new content ppl just get bored and find another game.
overall - free to play but full pay to win. so if you got 10K+ usd to spend on this game and enjoy never ending soul power / gear / mastery / resist / gem / accessory / soulforce / wing grinding . then have fun. yea each big pach they add a new money pit for you so to spennd money on . the orbs in cashshop sell power / mastery resist scrolls / end game wep....
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0.7 hrs
Posted: September 4
If you're interested in a little avatar dress-up game, then this is okay. If you're looking to actually play the game, then I wish you good luck when it comes to passing the character creation. My time was spent entering as many names to see if any were available. Some names creative, some obviously taken, and some just out of pure frustration. So if you still like to try I wish you good luck. You will definitely need it.
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Rose Funera1
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 4
Can't even log-in to play the game. Made a account on Arc a few years back to play Stronghold Kingdoms, try using that account and it says it's wrong and DC's me. Get on the website, logs in just fine. Try to make a new account and I get a "invalid email". Refreshed the page put the same email in and now it's already being "used". Spent 20 minutes downloading the game and now I've spent 2 hours just trying to log into the damn game...

I'm sure the game is fun, but when I can't even log-in...

10/10 Best log-in system N/A

Review Update: I said I was sure the game was fun, I was terribly wrong. Was finally able to play the game, but not through steam. Spend what felt like hours doing simple tasks that were called "quests". Mobs are passive so I can just run through the whole thing without fighting a single mob, besides killing the mobs for the "quests", which was cake since I had a ablity to insta kill mobs surrounding me. Finally gave up on the game after reaching level 22. I just felt like I was still in the intro quests and felt there was no end to them, everything is just in a straight line. I honestly felt like a robot...

2/10 delete this....
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1,712.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
USA Server [East Eryda] is the home of my many chars! Free to play and for those who enjoy fantasy styled games with plenty to do! This MMO is the game dreams are made of! With several races and many classes to go with, a exp system to level up to 100 and the chance to apart of a guild community! For those who play on East Eryda's USA server, or you are new to the game, post your chars name for a chance to join a guild, if you are not in a current guild(Player must be online and in game to be added)
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