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RuneScape Review

By BwwDtt | 29 October 2019
Average: 6 (9 votes)

RuneScape is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG with a huge community, released in 2001 by Jagex.

  • A Guinness world record for being the largest MMORPG
  • Friendly community
  • Unusual skill system
  • A wide living world

RuneScape Gameplay

RuneScape is one of the most notable fantasy MMORPGs ever made. This free-to-play game has gone through several makeovers throughout the years to keep up with modern gaming audiences. The game was first released in 2001 by Jagex and hold a Guinness world record for being the largest MMORPG. RuneScape currently has over 200 million individual player accounts and has over a million monthly players. At any given time, there are always around 50,000 players online.

RuneScape has a massive story, with over 200 dedicated story quests. The developers handcraft each quest to have a unique story and try to stay away from the classic MMORPG tropes. RuneScape is a game that pushes you to define your character. RuneScape offers a premium option that significantly enhances the game by paying a set fee every month. Their premium memberships opens up new skills, quests, and advanced features.

RuneScape offers 17 distinct skills for regular players and 27 different skills for premium members. Each skill can be leveled up by partaking in things like combat or woodcutting. There are quest lines attached to each skill that can help you fast track your progress. Non-combat skills can be used to gather materials to help improve your chances in combat. The variety of skills available create a living world that lets you partake in many activities that aren't included with other MMORPGs; this consists of the ability to steal from NPC characters as a thief.

You can tell the power level of your player by checking your combat level. If you die in combat, you will drop most of your items, in this situation, you must get back to the place of your death within a specific time frame to not lose your inventory. The combat is partial real-time based; you click the enemy once to attack until they perish. You can also use runes to use spells, each time you use the spell through your runes will deplete. This helps to balance out the combat system perfectly.

The social and PvP parts of RuneScape are thriving. There are always players looking to part-up in the main towns making group play easy to access. Some players even take the place of merchants in RuneScape selling goods to produce materials with. You can do several different activities and even play mini-games with other players. PvP is available in several various forms, including classic, clan wars, and PvP worlds.

Who is it For?

RuneScape will take a medium powered computer to run thanks to the number of players on screen and it's 3D graphics. The game is an excellent choice for anyone interested in MMORPGs. It's easy to form parties or even solo on your on in RuneScape. You can also enjoy a robust PvP world for those more interested in combat with players. RuneScape has a great tutorial system that can even introduce first-time games to the world without a big learning curve. RuneScape is available on PC and mobile for premium members.

RuneScape Classes

Runescape has a classic "Combat Triangle."

  • Warrior - strong melee class. Strong against rangers
  • Mage - user of spells. Strong against warriors.
  • Ranger - a ranged class. Strong against mages.

RuneScape System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 1GB
  • Graphics Card: Intel GMA / Via Chrome
  • CPU: Intel Pentium / Celeron / Core
  • File Size: 5GB
  • OS: Win / macOS / Linux

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics Card: Radeon HD / GeForce G 100
  • CPU: Intel i5 / i7 / AMD Athlon X2
  • File Size: 5GB
  • OS: Win / macOS / Linux