The Secret World
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Hidden within our own modern-day world is a secret world. A world where every myth, legend, and conspiracy theory is true. And now, dark forces are on the move and secrets that should have remained forever buried have finally been uncovered. The world is about to discover that the terrors that have plagued our nightmares are all very real.
Dark days are here. Everything is true. Everything.
United in the fight against the rising darkness stand three secret societies: the Dragon, the Templars, and the Illuminati. Their secret war for the power to control the world is fought on the battlefield and in the boardrooms, and through quiet whispers into the ears of CEOs and presidents they influence the fate of entire nations.
Recruited to become agents for these secret societies, civilians – the players – are granted access to the true power embedded in their DNA. Finally capable of tapping into their full potential, these agents can now master any weapon, learn any power, and take on any role they want in the secret war and the battle against the rising darkness.
You have been chosen. Welcome to The Secret World.
Join a secret society and fight for your side.
Join one of three secret societies: the Illuminati, the Dragon or the Templar.
Fight for your secret society through participation in massive persistent player vs. player battles in the Fusang Projects warzone where over 200 players clash together as they fight for the power to rule the world, will the result affecting everyone on your server
Follow your destiny as your secret society requests your help and you embark on the story of a life-time
Explore a vibrant, modern-day setting
Explore locations all over our own, modern-day world and immerse yourself in a setting unlike anything seen before in an MMO.
Explore real-world locations such as New York, Seoul and London – and travel to exotic and mythical locations such as New England, Egypt, Transylvania and even Hell!
No classes, no levels – total freedom of play
Choose seven active and seven passive abilities from several hundred that can be unlocked, and create the character you want to play
No locked pattern of progress – you decide what to become. Combine swords with machine guns or chaos magic with dual pistols – the choice is yours!
A groundbreaking audio-visual experience
Based on Funcom’s proprietary DreamWorld engine, The Secret World delivers one the most visually impressive MMO gaming experiences to date.
Scales to perform smoothly on lower-end systems all the way up to the latest DirectX 11 graphic cards.
An NVIDIA “The Way It’s Meant to Be Played” title, featuring support for 3D Vision, TXAA and more.
Features an original soundtrack and in-game musical contributions from more than a hundred musical artists from around the world.
A storyline unlike anything seen in an MMO
From the creative mind of Ragnar Tørnquist, the creator of the award-winning The Longest Journey, comes a mature story unlike anything you have ever seen before in an MMO.
Experience story-based missions featuring full voice-acting and in-game cinematics that brings the world and its story to life.
Embark on missions far from the usual run-of-the-mill MMO quests, as you investigate, sabotage and involve yourself in an incredibly deep storyline.
Nice take on Modern MMORPGsakassassinn1 | Dec. 4, 2015 | See all akassassinn1's reviews »
The Secret World is an MMO set in modern times with a simple story , your character somehow gets super powers and gets recruited in one of 3 secret organizations depending on your choice, Illuminati , Templars or the dragons , each faction has it's own style visually and practically , you need to stop an apocalypse from happening and you do so by following clues and mission leads to eventually save the world and help your faction gain control over it , you get the casual fetch quests and kill X and retrieve Y and some nice change of pace puzzle solving quests here and there, if you get stuck in a puzzle there's a built in game web browser to help you google some of the renaissance artists or anything featured in these puzzles because they know you liked skip history class in school, you have a big skill tree to develop your character however you like , and buy new combos and special attacks fitting your play style, you are not limited in any way to a certain tree skill and you can max out every single one if you play the game long enough , it's pretty nice because you can switch play styles if you get bored with your current one. visually The Secret World isn't that impressive , it looks somewhat okay , the animations aren't that awesome either , voice acting is good but sometimes the characters tell you too much about them selves which seems out of place sometimes , this game is a has a new feel to MMOs and definitely worth trying !
Lovecraft-ManiaKingTed | Dec. 3, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
The Secret World is an MMORPG from developper Funcom but it's not your typical Heroic Fantasy game with lots of dragons, orcs and elves. No, The Secret World has a very distinct setting : our world. Well, not really "our world" as we know it but the game is set on planet Earth as it was described in the writings of authors like H.P. Lovecraft or Bram Stoker. Dark powers are everywhere. Ghouls, vampires, mummies and elder gods from another dimensions are the foes you can expect to fight in this game. At the beginning, you must choose between three factions (Templars, Dragons and Illuminati) and then you're good to go and explore old tombs, abandoned towns and things like that. The gameplay is very good. The game feels like an action game thanks to the fact that you control your character directly (You can aim and shoot just like in any shooter). There are a lot of clever puzzles to solve and some in a very cool manner too. The presentation and atmosphere are excellent. You really feel like you're in Lovecraft's dark universe with deadly things waiting to annihilate mankind right around every corner. The Secret World is a great MMO that every fan of dark fantasy should try. It has enough originality and quality to stand out of the mass of MMORPGs.