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- Electronic Arts Inc. Explore A Modern World Of Myths Legends And Conspiracies. Discover A Hidden
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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
- Go to http://register.thesecretworld.com.
- Select "click here to register with a key" to create a new account, or log in to your existing Funcom account.
- Enter and confirm your Product Registration Key when prompted.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your account registration.
- After your account has been registered, click on “Log in to your Account” and download the Client Download.
- Install the game and begin playing.
|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|
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Game started strong then petered out. They had 3 changes in creative direction over the development that left a mark and made it impossible for it to find it's footing. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
People who gave this game a bad review probably only spent a day, maybe two days playing this game, and then making a determination that TSW (The Secret World) was boring, garbage,... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic story. The combat system is dated (some friends claim unplayable). I honestly view this game as an interactive literature purchase, more than anything, and when I have... Read morePublished 2 months ago by rebutters
This is not your average MMO that has you running around following quest markers. This one makes you think, they drop clues, and hints to your next destination. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've been playing MMOs since everquest in 1999, and MUDs on BBSs before that. I've beta tested and played more MMOs then I can count without sitting down and taking the time to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jonathon Pennewell