developer: Jagex Ltd.
publisher: Jagex Ltd.
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for WWW:
RuneScape is a MMORPG, developed over the years by Jagex. It utilizes a free-to-pay model. The game is constantly updated and new expansions are still being released. Once in a few years, RuneScape is also thoroughly revamped. The current version, RuneScape 3, features improved visuals, many gameplay changes, and support for mobile devices thanks to the HTML5 standard. The game is very popular—up to 2012, 220 million accounts were created.
RuneScape is set in the fantasy land of Gielinor and features many elements known from other games of the genre. You play as an adventurer, who traverses the world to fight monsters, develop their skills, and obtain better equipment. What makes this game distinct compared to other MMORPGs is its sense of humor, user-friendlies and accessibility. RuneScape can be played in any web browser, and, since its third version, the game is also compatible with mobile devices.
The game starts with a short intro mission, which explains the gameplay basics. Later, you are free to go anywhere and try completing the quests you want. The in-game world is full of quests, challenges, and monsters. As the game progresses, you gather experience points and develop your skills, divided into four categories (from fighting to crafting). They include combat abilities, magic, mining ore, fishing, cooking, or creating items. Like in many other MMO productions, interacting with other players is an important aspect. RuneScape features co-op minigames, trading, and the option to fight others in an arena.
The latest update brought many changes, the most important of which is the implementation of HTML5 technology. This allowed for the smartphone and tablet edition of the game to be released, significantly enlarging the potential player circle. The update also added improved visuals and sounds, and made the game more stable. Jagex also implemented better weather effects, an option to change the interface settings, controller support, and dozens of changes in the gameplay mechanics (regarding skills, character statistics, etc.).
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 512 players' votes.