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Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
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8.1 out of 10
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In 'Conan' the players encounter a dark, lush, violent and sinful universe, presented in fantastic graphics and stunning 7.1 surround audio. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia. But Conan's rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards the doom of ancient evils. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurks around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan's reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard's dark universe, it's now time for you to become a messenger of death. In addition to incredible graphics and sound, the game will be filled with unique features like the "Real Combat" engine; a revolutionary new multi-point melee system which allows the players to swing their weapons where they direct it, in real-time! This easy to learn and fun melee system lets the players truly feel they are on the battlefield, and goes head-on against the formulaic nature of online RPG combat. In 'Conan' you can also, for the first time in an online RPG, create player-made battle formations where you can command NPC's and other players in combat, making for epic multiplayer battles. The multiplayer game also allow the players to form guilds and lay siege to enemy castles, letting their catapults sing their merry song of death as the enemy is crushed to a pulp. [Funcom]

PUBLISHER: Funcom / Eidos Interactive
DEVELOPER: Funcom
GENRE(S): Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
PLAYERS: Thousands
ESRB RATING: M (Mature)
RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2008

What The Critics Said

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94
GameZone
This game marks the next generation of MMOs in many ways. It looks good, is very entertaining and plays very well. This is a journey well worth taking.
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92
AtomicGamer
It won't put WoW out of business, but then again, nothing will for a long time, and that doesn't mean this isn't a great game with tons of appeal and a hopefully more mature audience
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What Our Users Said

Vote Now! The average user rating for this game is 8.1 (out of 10) based on 421 User Votes
Note: User votes are NOT included in the Metascore calculation.

M R gave it a9:
The gameplay in this game is its main attribute, as well as the graphics,music and game lore. The only thing that I'm not pleased about it so far is the few bugs and that not all content is unlocked so far. Nevertheless is awesome! Very addictive

Robert B. gave it a10:
Amazing game. The fighting is just so much fun.

Steve M. gave it a9:
Great game, awesome graphics, zones were frustrating at first, but its great now. there are a few things that i would like to see added. but right now its on the right path to a legendary status.

Alex D gave it a9:
Only reason I can't give it a 10 is the buggy client at launch, but honestly this game is very solid; lots of depth into classes and how they perform, graphics and audio track are astounding on good hardware (yes the hardware requirements are stiff, this is not WoW), quests and dynamics are pretty involving, so is the combat system.

Tony gave it a9:
Beautiful graphics and compelling plot. Game feels a little linear for first 20 lvls (as far as I've got) but hoping it will open up.

Stefan O. gave it a10:
This is the next gen. A little bit buggy, but with an impressive rate of fixing. Better state than WoW was at launch however. I am playing it slow so it gets even better, but already this is the best mmorpg so far.

Carsten S. gave it a10:
This is a very fun game. The quests are intriguing, and the combat is a bar raiser. The setting is true to the Conan universe. Sound is fantastic and graphics stunning.

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