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The Secret World [Online Game Code]

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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B007VTVKG6
  • Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,707 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download

From the Manufacturer

Dark days are coming. All the myths, legends and conspiracies of the world are true. Three secret societies - the Illumunati, the Templar and the Dragon - are recruiting thousands of civilians from all over the world, civilians with extraordinary powers embedded in their DNA, to aid them in the war against darkness...and each other. The Secret World is a next-generation massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game developed by Funcom and co-published by Electronic Arts.

  • Conspiracies, Myths and Legends - Everything is true. A real-world, modern-day MMO reaching into legends and myths that unravels as the player progresses.
  • No Classes, No levels - Be who you want to be, and play how you want to play. Hundreds of abilities and powers are available as you evolve your character without traditional level or class restraints.
  • Join a Secret Society and fight in the Secret War with thousands of other players. As a member of the Illuminati, the Dragon or the Templars - fight together against the rising tide of darkness or battle against other players in massive PvP warzones.
  • Epic storyline and missions. Unravel mysteries and conspiracies in one of the most engrossing stories ever told in an MMO, told through groundbreaking mission gameplay and overarching storyline.
  • Incredible graphics. Enjoy ground-breaking graphics as The Secret World sets new standards for MMO visuals.

How to Redeem Your Key

  1. Go to http://register.thesecretworld.com.
  2. Select "click here to register with a key" to create a new account, or log in to your existing Funcom account.
  3. Enter and confirm your Product Registration Key when prompted.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your account registration.
  5. After your account has been registered, click on “Log in to your Account” and download the Client Download.
  6. Install the game and begin playing.
System Requirements
Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows XP (SP1), Vista (SP1), Windows 7 (SP1)
Processor: 2.6 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
RAM: At least 2GB RAM for Windows XP / 3GB RAM for Vista and Windows 7
Hard Drive: 30 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 8800 Series 512 VRAM or RADEON HD3850 512MB or better
Additional Info: 512 kpbs or faster internet connection

ACCEPTANCE OF END USER ACCESS AND LICENSE AGREEMENT, PERSISTENT INTERNET CONNECTION, ACCOUNT REGISTRATION (13+ TO REGISTER). EULAS AND DISCLOSURES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.SECRETWORLD.COM/CORPORATE/EULA, TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS) (WWW.SECRETWORLD.COM/CORPORATE/TOS) AND PRIVACY POLICY (WWW.FUNCOM.COM/CORPORATE/PRIVACY_POLICY). PAYMENT METHOD AGE RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. PRODUCT ONLINE SERVICE MAY BE RETIRED AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.THESECRETWORLD.COM.


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129 of 134 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, Unique, and Entertaining July 7, 2012
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a complex game to review. It has many different elements that appeal to different types of people, but if you're one of those whose tastes fall right in the center, you will absolutely love it.

The world is an amalgamation of conspiracy theories and horror themes. It's a very bleak world and this is very much apparent once you're out of the three primary cities (London, New York, and Seoul), which are very detailed and well-constructed (London being my favorite by far). If you're a fan of Stephen King, HP Lovecraft, or Supernatural, you will probably enjoy the atmosphere. It will be even more enjoyable if you collect and read the hundreds (thousands?) of lore items scattered throughout the world that offer greater insight into specific events or groups.

There are three factions, the Dragon, the Illuminati, and the Templars. They are united in their fight against the darkness, but often very much at odds over historical events. They each have their own storyline, and many of the responses to different quests are unique to the faction. The Dragon have a more eastern/philosophical outlook on things, the Templars are a bit more mystical and militaristic, and the Illuminati are very business-like and technical. The stories you encounter reflect this, as the Templar story often feels very mystical while the Illuminati story has more of a conspiracy feel to it.

The dialogue is particularly entertaining. You do not get to make responses, as in SWTOR, but I found the NPCs much more interesting to listen to in TSW. They often seem like real people and make amusing or enlightening analogies. You can talk to many about a variety of topics that do not directly apply to a quest, and I've spent several hours doing so without realizing how much time had passed.
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98 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Great MMO July 3, 2012
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having had a chance to really sink my teeth into the game, it's finally time for me to pass judgement on The Secret World. I've played several MMORPG's in the past (World of Warcraft, The Old Republic) and have had fun with them in the past. But after spending countless hours with these MMO's, you start to recognize similarities in the various games. This is where The Secret World really shines.

The Secret World turns a lot of old ideas on their head. Leveling no longer exists, or at least not in the traditional sense. You still earn experience but instead of being greeted with a new level when you fill your experience bar, you now receive Skill Points to be spent in several areas. Along the way however, you also earn Ability Points to be spent on new abilities. You get to fully customize your character to do pretty much whatever you feel like that particular day. You can be a healer one minute and a tank the next. It's a great system that has a ton of depth to it.

Quests are also really well written. All the main quests of cinematic, fully voiced scenes. Side quests usual involve finding notes which is the only reason those aren't voiced. The quests have a lot of variety to them as well. While it is true you'll find fetch quests here and there, even those are done in ways that don't feel repetitive. Something that is truly wonderful about the game is the puzzle and research quests. The game forces you to really think sometimes to solve a puzzle, while other times the game gives you just enough clues for you to research it online (and also has a built in web browser to help). It really adds to the immersion and lore of the game.

Speaking of lore and story, the game really knows what it's doing in this area as well.
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82 of 94 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was fortunate enough to get into the last two beta weekends for this game before it went live to release.

I have to say I was absolutely blown away. I finally found a game that wasn't based on _that OTHER MMO that everyone knows_ and I was ecstatic.

They threw out the traditional level grind and made something much more interesting. A sideways and vertical progression. You still level, you still gain experience but it comes in the form of two kinds of points, which can be spent on skill proficiencies and abilities to go along with those skills. The simple fact that your character can learn EVERYTHING in the game is amazing. But the great equalizer is that out of ALL the abilities and ALL the skills... you can only ever have a total of 7 active abilities and 7 passive abilities "at the ready."

What this means is a bit forethought on the part of the player. What will you need for a fight? Which abilities do I have that are going to be best for this area? Need a healer and no one else can? But you can! Change into it! Change from a TANK to a DAMAGE DEALER to a HEALER to any kind of hybrid there-in. There are synergies between all the abilities and untold 1000's of combinations that you can put together to make as unique a character as you want.

Csutomization is amazing out of the box too. In other games, the race for the best gear often results in all the characters of a class looking 100% the same. In the secret world, it's quite rare to see soemone else wearing what you are wearing. It does in fact appear to be a truly living world. In fact my character, well, I change my clothes every hour or so when I'm playing.

PVP is also fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a unique MMO experience
This MMO is by far still one of the most original and inventive RPGs out today. The quest system/story simply cannot be beat by almost any other MMO except maybe SWTOR. Read more
Published 8 days ago by S. Denson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy!
Good buy since this game is now buy-to-play. Don't have to feel compelled to log in constantly since there is no sub fee.
Published 11 days ago by Eddie Barnett
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
The best to play
Published 14 days ago by Mari Gallango
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, played a little of it when i ...
Great game, played a little of it when i first bought it but ultimatley had t oget rid of it as i had to much stuff at the time. Would recommend getting.
Published 27 days ago by The Grapest
3.0 out of 5 stars A solid online RPG, but it does not really feel like an MMO
It is a solid game for those who prefer a solo / single player style mmorpg game. Keep in mind, this is not the game to buy if you want a vast community, lots of active players, or... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Calintz
3.0 out of 5 stars My computer would sometimes be responsive to the good old alt-tab or...
I'm not sure exactly why, but this thing did not run smoothly on my NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M. I contacted tech support at Funcom and they said my drivers were out of date. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Consumer
5.0 out of 5 stars but still a good game.
Mostly worth it with friends, but still a good game.
Published 1 month ago by CA
3.0 out of 5 stars Only hard-core who commit long-term and love mind-numbing grind need...
Don't get me wrong, I really like this game for a lot of reasons but I equally dislike many aspects of it, as well. And it definitely isn't a game for casual players. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ignis
4.0 out of 5 stars An MMO unlike the rest
An MMO whose main focus is story, characterization, writing and immersion.

If you play this game, you're not playing it for it's gameplay or combat, which is boring. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Linh Duy Nguyen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good game. and good gaming community which is important to me.
Published 2 months ago by George E. Brown Jr.
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