Free retro-styled multiplayer shooter that can be played for free.

Total Rating: 6.88
Reviews: 8

Review Archive
Post Date: 21:07 12-06-2012
Rating: 8
Author: Thedarkboy
Comment: At first glance, Realm of the Mad God has a lot going for it. Retro styled graphics (very chic right now), simple yet addictive gameplay, and a strong cooperative online experience. Players pick from an array of pixelated protagonists, enter into a large 2D fantasy world, and then proceed to blow the crap out of various enemies using a mouse controlled ranged attack. The more foes you dispatch the higher your level climbs, all the while collecting powerful equipment from destroyed opponents.

The entire game experience is played online, and players enter realms with capacities of about 80 PCs. There is no PvP, although things can get a little chippy surrounding equipment drops (which are essentially picked up on a first come first serve basis.). Asides from the occasional equipment issue, players in RofMG generally get along splendidly. Most servers have large “trains” of characters who blaze across the countryside, defeating enemies and providing easy experience for all those involved, and old equipment is often left in common areas for new players to pick up.

The amount of content that requires payment is absolutely staggering. Additional save slots, basic shops and even item storage all require financial investment. These are game elements that I would consider standard, if not required, for normal gameplay. The lack of save slots is especially aggravating, since it forces you to commit to single class at any given time. Want to try a priest? Well, you’re going to have delete your 20th level warrior and start from scratch.

The gameplay is a little too repetitive for my liking. Games like Minecraft have found ways to make a simple clicking mechanic consistently engaging, but RofMG fails greatly in this regard. After a few hours you feel like you’re playing a slightly souped up version of Asteroids, dodging incoming missiles while spinning around in circles and firing recklessly. Each class has virtually the same strategy, with the only variation being a special ability of fairly limited use.

Now before I start sounding too gruff, I’d like to say that Realm of the Mad God is still a pretty fun game. I thoroughly enjoyed it for a few hours before the repetition and aggravation began to set in, which is pretty solid for something I didn’t pay a penny for. I would suggest giving it shot on the game’s website first, and only installing if you are absolutely enthralled with the experience. There isn’t a lot of depth to the title, but it could prove to be an excellent browser game for those who have a few hours to kill.

Post Date: 14:45 12-06-2012
Rating: 10
Author: Skylars
Comment: Great game!
Post Date: 12:42 25-04-2012
Rating: 7
Author: Nelson Williams
Comment: Realm of the Mad God is an 8-bit style game that’s a little bit fantasy, and a little bit Smash TV. With permadeath. Bringing permadeath to the arcade shooter genre is, well, insane, but Realm of the Mad God pulls it off by rewarding players when their character cacks it. Gear in storage carries over to the next brave victim, and dying unlocks new character classes.

The game is very much social and focused on teaming, with the ability to teleport to any other character, shared XP, and private loot drops just for you. If you like fast action with that permadeath tension, Realm of the Mad God is your game.

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Post Date: 21:19 21-03-2012
Rating: 7
Author: Dmt_2000
Comment: This game is very fun i love how you can play it on almost any PC But like Ichi said its easy to die and then you lose all of your stuff i still play it if you like a bullet hell shooter game pixel game then you should try this game
Post Date: 19:25 21-03-2012
Rating: 7
Author: mmowiz
Comment: chaos is the best word to describe realm of the mad god. the rough retro graphics can get on your nerves. it is a good time killer as quinn said.
Post Date: 02:55 11-03-2012
Rating: 6
Author: Ichigohollowfied
Comment: Well…This game is extremely repetitive. If you die, you restart all over from square one. And believe me when I say it is extremely easy to die in this game.

-When I played the game was fairly populated (older members say the population of the game is nearly half of what it used to be during the first few weeks)

Pros – Nice, fast little RPG where you can team up and fight monsters and do quests.
-Several weapons for each class, some which can be swapped from one to another.
-Bosses to kill that are not listed as quest monsters. Be sure if you want to kill these you have enough HP/Defense and Healing Potions to kill them.

Cons – When you die, you die and lose everything. You lose your levels, your stats, and your items.
-The game is EXTREMELY money based if you want to get the high leveled items sold in the Nexus.
-If one wanted to simply level to 20 with no effort, they could log on during a highly populated time and get from 1-20 in about 10 minutes. It is hard, but possible.
-Level cap is 20. Does not go any further and therefore the game is limited.
-People can easily attract monsters to low level areas and kill you.


Post Date: 15:19 03-03-2012
Rating: 7
Author: quinn
Comment: The game is a good time-killer, but it is very grindy and repetitive. The common goal of all the players is a neat concept though, and the final boss fight is definitely awesome!
Post Date: 18:28 02-03-2012
Rating: 3
Author: dakarimens
Comment: Alot of people are saying this is a good game, so i tried it out, but it’s not really my kind of game theres so many people around it’s hard to see what your doing :S and i didn’t find it that fun at all, when i first started i suppose it was okay but not one of my favourite games!


  1. Interesting browser mmorpg with perma death.
    Max level is 20 after that you earn favour.
    You need to level classes to gain new ones ( something like job system for Final fantasy V ).
    Biggest problem of this game is cash shop other then that is a good game to try and enjoy.

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  2. Graphic on side, game is good. As any mmorpg game u need to gain experience to lvl up, killing things around you and doing quests are giving you experience. Game play is fluid and action is constant, one of things that makes this game unique is that you are now allowed to die, if u die once thats it.

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  3. Realm of the Mad God is great arcade video game.but you will fast get bored,try it anyway

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  4. This is one of the fews games that are decent to play. The art style is wonderful, the battles are chaotic, and the community is great. Furthermore, this game is also free on Knogregate. There is no reason not to check out this game really.

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  5. What’s good about this game is that it’s free and pay to win and can run at good fps even on a bad computer. The game is a bit repetitive tho which is why this is a game you only want to play to pass time

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  6. Amazing limited game for those who are free players, if you wanna be a good player in this game, you have to pay but it’1s not worth since it’s a small game with less than 300 players.

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  7. For a retro styled game this game has actually decent graphics. Though it is very pixelated it is still quite cute and doesn’t really hurt your eyes. Unfortunately this game is not popular at all so it’s rather boring to play by yourself. It could be decent but due to lack of content/players it’s a bit meh. I rate it 3/5.

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  8. RotMG is quite amazing, probably the first MMO shooter game I’ve seen with a very retro theme. And it’s not your typical shooter game like a third-person shooter or a first-person shooter at all; what makes this game really unique is how well it combines the multiplayer experience with a bullet hell-like shooter gameplay. And the pixel graphics is just amazing; very simple, but also clean colors. Only thing kind of a bit weird is the camera; instead of the player being the camera, the world instead is the camera, so it’s a bit weird rotating the world, but that takes a bit of getting used to. Overall, I’d rate this game a 4.85/5; it’s a unique retro game.

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