Free Realms

FreeRealms is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online

7.3

1107 Votes

  • Category Role Playing
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.0.3.147
  • Size 535.57 kB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Sony Online Entertainment

FreeRealms is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online roleplaying game) similar to World of Warcraft, and the game is a free version that works to provide a similar fantasy roleplaying experience.

Many different MMORPGs exist, but there is little doubt that World of Warcraft is the most popular. However, it also comes at a fairly steep price, and many players don't have the time to devote to the game that would warrant such cost. Instead, those players might prefer a game like FreeRealms. The game runs entirely through a web browser after a simple plug-in download, and it costs absolutely nothing. The design is also quite unique since it seems to be catered toward a younger crowd. It's almost stylized like a cartoon, which helps attract a wider range of gamers.

Players only have to register with the FreeRealms website, download a small browser plug-in, and they are ready to create their character. Each free account can support up to one character. After the game is prepared, simply launch it by clicking the 'Play Now' button. This will cause the game to open in its own window, and a tutorial will begin the game. This tutorial might be a bit dull for those who have played these sorts of games before, but new players should certainly follow the tutorial.

After the tutorial, the game becomes just like any other standard RPG. The player can walk around and explore their general area, and they can talk with other players, who are played by real people. There are non-person characters as well, and they tend to be the sources of quests, weapons, and armor. The game has a currency system that allows the player to amass wealth from their completed tasks, and there is even an option for adopting a pet.

As a MMORPG, the social component of the game can't be forgotten. There are tons of ways to communicate with the surrounding players, including direct chat, in-game emotes, and a friends list that allows you to communicate with your friends no matter where they are.

Despite the fact this game is essentially free, it runs exceedingly smoothly. Of course, the web-based nature of the game prevents it from running perfectly, but it is still a solid effort from a relatively unknown producer. The controls are highly responsive, and the animations are generally smooth and entertaining.

There isn't much not to like about FreeRealms. There are a few annoying features that most free games can't help but incorporate, like the ability to buy the best items in the game with real money. There are also some limits to the characters, jobs, and objects that free players can experience, which is why the paid level of the game exists at all. Those who can resist the urge to buy those items will still enjoy the content in the free game.

Pros
  • Play Through Browser
  • Decent Graphics
  • Smooth Operation
  • Free
Cons
  • One Character Per Free Account
  • Requires Real Money To Purchase Some Items
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