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The Secret World (PC)

The Secret World (PC)
alaScore 89

38 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the gameplay and graphics are overall positive.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the The Secret World (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 38 reviews)

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The Secret World

 

It seems like I've been on a bit of an MMO kick lately. Earlier this year I previewed Spirit Tales, and not too long ago my review of Tera hit the site. I enjoyed both of those games quite a bit. Not too long after playing Tera though, I got the...

If you've been looking for an MMO to check out that's not World of Warcraft, definitely give The Secret World a shot. While it's not perfect (it'd be nice if the in-game browser could remember your last visited page during the same game session), it's...

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The Secret World Review

 

Disclaimer: this is by no means the definitive, now-and-forever, all-seeing all-knowing review of The Secret World, because that is impossible. This isn't a cop-out in case you disagree with me (although it handily doubles as that), it simply means...

Lots, but I personally love the tannoy announcements in the Illuminati base. “All water coolers have now been laced with LSD” for example.

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The Secret World Review

 

Funcom's attempts at making MMORPGs never go quite like the company expects. Starting with Anarchy Online well over a decade ago, their online games have shown a streak of brilliance combined with multiple issues at launch, and unfortunately in the MMO...

For the third time straight, Funcom has released an MMORPG with some unique and interesting features alongside just a few too many problems to excuse. At the very least, The Secret World's issues are small when taken separately, and the charm of the...

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The Secret World Review

 

The Secret World's puzzles, storytelling, and atmosphere make for captivating exploration--but occasional frustrations threaten the journey.

Creepy and unique modern-day setting invites you to explore ; Intricate writing and lore entries draw you into the ongoing narrative ; Investigation quests are an intellectual change of pace ; Open-ended combat system allows for experimentation ;...

Movement and combat are floaty and unsatisfying ; Unacceptable quest bugs and execution flaws lead to major frustrations ; Disappointing player-versus-player

Some of The Secret World's quests can be boiled down to the kinds of kill-this, fetch-that tasks you've seen in countless other games. Even when this is the case, however, developer Funcom does its best to give your actions context and chain missions...

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The Secret World

 

Ready to learn about the Secret World? Check out our first look at the upcoming MMO from Funcom!

Do you know the world behind the world? The fairy tales of yore, the myths of the ancients, the far-off stories children hear to ensure their good behavior? They aren't just stories. They are real, and they are here to ensure you, along with the rest...

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The Secret World Updated Impressions

 

We reveal some of the dark secrets behind The Secret World, which were shared with us during the Penny Arcade Expo.

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The Secret World PC Review

 

With their latest MMORPG: The Secret World, Norwegian developer Funcom seeks to reinvigorate the massively multiplayer scene by moving the genre from its traditional fantastical settings to a modern day, ‘real' world scenario - albeit a world in which...

A well detailed world ; Lots of lore, history and information to unearth ; Strong ability and skill customisation

Hard to find a group ; Weak combat

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The Secret World Review

 

If you’ve been waiting for a true challenge, a sense of adventure, genuine progression and a world that is filled with complex actions, real people and real threats, than you could do worse than entering The Secret World...

Incredible story, gameplay complexity and sense of progression; Great atmosphere, graphics and sound; Missions have purpose and depth

Still a few too many bugs; Early game is very frustrating and messy; Combat and PVP need more tweaking

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The Secret World Review

 

The Secret World's puzzles, storytelling, and atmosphere make for captivating exploration--but occasional frustrations threaten the journey.

Creepy and unique modern-day setting invites you to explore ; Intricate writing and lore entries draw you into the ongoing narrative ; Investigation quests are an intellectual change of pace ; Open-ended combat system allows for experimentation ;...

Movement and combat are floaty and unsatisfying ; Unacceptable quest bugs and execution flaws lead to major frustrations ; Disappointing player-versus-player

Some of The Secret World's quests can be boiled down to the kinds of kill-this, fetch-that tasks you've seen in countless other games. Even when this is the case, however, developer Funcom does its best to give your actions context and chain missions...

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The Secret World

 

The MMO market has been fairly oversaturated in recent years. Most can't compete with the juggernaut of World of Warcraft and others are going the route of Free-to-Play in the hopes of lasting long enough and earning some money. Norwegian studio...

Unlike other massive multiplayer online games, your character doesn't simply level up but rather improves based on skills. Depending on the types of things you do in the game, your character will improve upon that. Also, the game will work heavily on a...

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