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By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

MMO game with fantasy combat and skimpy armor.

Game Windows 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Used to be a great game

Title says it all. Seems as though they are lacking in funds and manpower. Class balance is a joke, the grind for end game gear is ridiculous, and far too much nickel-and-diming on things. This USED to be an amazing 10/10 game before it went FTP and they fired/laid off most of the talent.
age 14+

Great for kids with the maturity to handle an online game.

This game is definitley one of the best mmorpg's out right now. One upside i see for teenagers is the each faction (these are what decide where your character comes from) has a goal to be good, simply with different ways of achieving this goal, unlike most games where there is a good and an evil faction. The violence isn't gruesome or gory, nothing more then the occasoinal blast of color errupting from a monster when it's attacked. The only thing that could become a problem in my eyes is if the 14 year old isn't mature enough to play a game that is online, but as long as they arent going to send rude or unnecessary messages constantly to other players, there shouldn't be any problem. Overall no problem for teens who are mature enough for an online game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Rift is a well-designed and entertaining MMO that seems to combine elements from other previously released games and meld them together in a fresh and compelling manner. Crafting may be a touch simple, but the result yields better gear than can be often found on drops from monsters or gained by questing. Players will work through quests and storylines that are entertaining and woven nicely together, and some of the environments are truly visually compelling. Though definitely not for younger players, the older teen and adult MMO players may find this a challenging and enjoyable adventure.

Online interaction: Rift is a massively multiplayer online game that takes place in a persistent world with players running about. Generally, the community is friendly and welcoming, but like any online game, there are a few that like to verbally taunt others and can be rude. The chat censor keeps language from getting out of hand.

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