Parents' Guide to

Runes of Magic

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Open chat and deep fantasy gameplay in free-to-play MMO.

Game Windows 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Can be fun for pre-teens

My husband and I play this game with our 11 year old and a couple of other friends. We play on a PvE server, avoiding PvP activity. There is a lot of combat, but it's not gruesome. Teamwork is very necessary. There is a language filter, though the F word gets through sometimes in world chat. Players can't take their underwear off, so no one's ever completely naked. Some very helpful items, like permanent riding mounts, cost real money. Overall we've found it an acceptable world to explore as a family.
age 8+

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (2):

Runes of Magic has deep game systems with enough features to warrant a comparison to any of the most popular MMOG currently out in the market. With its dual class system (the crafting ranking and the adventurer ranking), player housing, harvesting, crafting auction houses, and guild systems, there is a lot to explore within this game. The developers name Ultima Online, EverQuest and World of Warcraft as their inspiration and it shows in the familiarity of those game systems within this game.

The land area is vast, quests are plentiful, and the graphics are detailed and beautiful. In terms of grandeur, depth and sophistication, it comes close to the multi-million dollar backed paid subscription games, lacking only some of the ambiance and immersion as the sound and music is not as polished. Currently, only humans are playable, but like any MMOGs, content is released frequently and Elves are the next promised player race.

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