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Perfect World

Description: Perfect World is set in the world of Pangu where three major tribes, Humans, Winged Elves and Werebeasts coexist. It is a world of magic and high fantasy featuring the Chinese creation myth as its theme.

Perfect World Review by Dan Edgely for FreeMMORPGs.com

Game play: 7.5/10

Graphics 8.5/10

Community 6/10

Audio 7/10

Overall: 72.5%

Perfect World fits what most look for in a free MMORPG game. However, it does not give you anything special or remarkable. Perfect World International (PWI), but does gives the player a good sense of what MMORPGs are all about. The game play is simple and effective. You are brought into the game with a choice of 3 races and a few different classes, with the option of picking up a second class later on, which I found very nice since I like to have only 1 or 2 characters, I was able to solve the problem of missing out on some features on the game by dual classing a and gaining a nice variety of skills. Right from the get-go you are set with a very simple, very effective pop-up guide, this is the best I have seen for any game. It is quick and after it’s finished you have few questions about how to do stuff within the game. Fighting in the game is simple. Click on your opponent use a few keyboard special keys and defeat them. If you expect your fun to come all from the battling experience you are in for a dull game. This game simply does not offer anything spectacular for battles. The player vs player system in PWI however is quiet entertaining and if you are interested in PvP style battles it is very fun, as it the territory wars. The territories are owned by the player guides in the game. Once a week these can be attacked by opposing guides for a fee. Up to an 80 verse 80 person battle can take place for the territory. With the mounts and the various other contraptions within these battles makes it an absolute blast. But you need to spent time on a character and join a guide with resources, meaning you can’t just jump into these PvP battles expecting to stay alive.

The graphics in the game are amazing. I found myself staring at the water as the reflections are awesome compared to other free mmorpg games even on my older machine. The landscape is colorful and believable. Your customized character looks exceptionally good with the millions of combinations and slider bars in the character screen when you first play. The worst part of the graphics is the look of the creatures you battle. They all seemed to come from the same late 80’s cartoon show, and do not fit the rest of the game. They ALL looked like they were pulled from a young child’s game and look even more horrible fighting your character. They are extremely colorful in neon-style colors but where you would think to see a wolf or snake-like creature, you find a smiling neon purple jack-o-lantern with giant teeth hovering around the field. The community of the game is, well there. Each city is populated with all sorts of levels, creatures, and classes. But it is just as simple to do each quest without help from the community. This really creates an environment where some simply ignore you and there is no player driven economy or support. You can get help and friendship within the game but it is not necessary and was the ‘vibe’ I got from other players. Since you really don’t need any help, you tend to get little help or communication. Obviously there are always exceptions, joining a guild, is helpful if you want to communicate with players, and compete but just to go stroll around with someone doing a quest is a completely different story. The Audio, sets the stage. Armor clanks, paws smacking the ground as you and your mount rush over the fields all sound superb. The background music has an early ‘rpg’ feel too it, but with an Asian twist. It is relaxing and keeps you relaxed as you fight on with the game.

I had a bit of a problem with the game. I use a Single core, Athlon XP-M 3200+ and an AGP ATI radeon 2600HD. Perfect World HATES ATI agp cards. I was forced to revert to some Omega drivers to get past the character creation screen. However, the game ran good on these drivers, and I was able to keep a constant 30-40fps, and only dipped when I was in towns. The game is easy to use on a low-end machine. Perfect World, is a great game for someone that is not looking to for a hardcore game. Any casual gamer is bound to enjoy an hour or two of this, but grinding gets old, the quests tend to have you run around the map to kill something and run back to get your reward, but this seems to be the future of MMORPGs. This game can become someone’s favorite very quickly, but I feel it will be hit or miss. Once I did a battle and realized it consisted of click and waiting for my F2 key to ‘cool-down’ I was bored. The most compelling thing that made me stay was leveling up and the weapons, but that however was simply not enough to stay around too long.


23 comments have been left so far »
  1. ja710
    March 20, 2009

    i havnt played it yet but it is beautifulxxx

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  2. Kyta
    July 2, 2009

    Its a very pretty game. But if you dont like grinding…..then this is not the game for you. The quests run out after level 40 and after level 59 you will be grinding atleast 100k worth of exp from monsters that only drop 400 exp at a time. Atm I have to grind 250k of exp and im level 62. The Items in the game are expensive.

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  3. Tim
    July 19, 2009

    Going to check this out :-)

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  4. asher
    July 25, 2009

    same here 8D

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  5. Timothy
    August 23, 2009

    its a nice beginner mmo. i liked it for a while but once you get to level 20 its pretty much same monsters with different colors, and constant grinding quest. hardly any storyline to. but it is a great beginner mmo to anyone who isnt familiar with them. it’ll teach you the basics so you will know what to expect in your next possible mmo. graphics are good, but monsters kinda suck. also they need more classes. all there is is warrior, druid, archer, mage, barbarian, and venomancer. veno’s are actually alot of fun to play but the sad thing is there only available as girls but im a guy and i played one and there definatly the best class. so dont let your gender keep you from playing as one

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  6. Akeila
    September 8, 2009

    Perfect World International is an amazing game. Im a level 65 Venomancer and the game has only just begun for me. The quests never run out so i dont know what Kyta was talking about…. I still have like 50+ quests to do and you get more every level. And there are Territory Wars to allow a faction to own areas of the map. The game doesnt even begin until u are in the 60′s. So unless you have reached level 60 i dont think you should review this game. This game is for ANYONE who like mmos. You should try it out!

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  7. dragon
    September 10, 2009

    OMG THAT GAME IS SO BORING MAN all the crap is expive and lest quest on lvl
    40 trust me im lvl 94

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  8. jasen
    September 10, 2009

    wow i cant bevlev ppl are plauyying that game dragon and kyta something os true i swer to god that game gives virus

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  9. Akeila
    September 10, 2009

    Well, dragon, i must not have been that boring if u made it to lvl 94, or u are just lying….

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  10. Splamashi
    September 15, 2009


    I was wondering if, i can play this game. My laptop is not that good.

    Here is the info – (1.5 GHz, 400MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache) (15.0” XGA TFT LCD) (60GB HDD) (DVD-Dual) (Support DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+RW) 256MB DDR) (802. 11 b/g wireless LAN) That’s it. Please answer!

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  11. Juliavaca
    September 24, 2009

    This game I recommend for anyone wanting to give MMO’s a try. It introduces to all the aspects you need to get familiar with. Be patient though.

    And I’ve not had any virus issues nor my friends. We would know if a virus was an issue on this game.

    My personal interactions in the game show like any other MMO you have helpful indviduals and the less than kosher (its just human nature).

    As far as class choice do what you want. My personal choice would be Veno, Barb,and Cleric! Archers no offense are pointless in this game. Blademasters are second string Tanks. Wizard isnt one I’d play much but they can be awsome to have around at higher levels!

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  12. Dofor
    November 11, 2009

    I played this game for a while, but gave up at lvl 83 (about 13months ago) The quests do run out and you have to grind for hours on end, unless they have added alot more?
    With alkot of free mmorpg’s there is always a factor of spending ‘real’ money to buy game cash to have the latest equipment or looks.
    Its a fantastic game for graphics, but I can agree with some earlier comments about the lacking side of the game.

    To answer your question Splamashi: I wouldnt try to run it on your computer, I have a quad core 4gb ram 500 hard drive and 9800gt gfx but it still lags in towns or where there are alot of monsters grouped together.

    Overall opinion: excellent graphics, music repetative, quests run out at certain lvls (unless repeatable monotonus grinding ones) great freedom of map, good diversity of character build, but lacks the ‘je ne sais quoi’ to keep you interested in the higher lvls.

    Apologies if I offend anyone but thats my ‘honest’ opinion :P

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  13. disconnections
    January 16, 2010

    I got to playing a Werebeast to level 70 on a PvP server before I quit the game. The community quickly devolves (as I’m sure it does with all PvP sectors in all games), after level 40 you’re having to grind to get over around 60% at minimum the experience you need to level up, and the environments and combat quickly become monotonous.

    I don’t remember what I saw in the game.

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  14. richard
    January 27, 2010

    I have played PWI now foralmost a year i have tried out most the classes they offer and to tell the truth i think it surpass WoW in someways but not in others. PWI is now the most played game i play but they have added a new race and 2 new classesand it is said that they r adding more to it inthe long run. The vritye of pplu can meet in the game is realy nice I personley like the Blade Master class but the Archer and Cleric classes i have gotten in to as well I tried the Barbain and veno class but not that into them. If u have played WoW u will like this game but not as much as WoW but hey this one is free and WoW is not.

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  15. Crittic
    January 30, 2010

    PWI has great graphics, and great character customazation. The grinding, like most “free” MMORPG games kills the game. Sure its free and is a great time sink for a massive download, but in my experience of playing this game up to a level 35 blademaster, the Experience points start to become overwhelming at around level 30.

    Sure there are post of PWI that state the game is built for less grinding. Around 25 to 35 level what you grind is mostly drops of items to collect to give to “X” questgiver..Usually fall in the ballpark of around 20 to 30 things, sometimes 60 to collect. Sure you think 20 to 30 can not be to bad? It’s not if the drop rate of the item dropped alot faster.

    Well with the poor drop rate on things, 20 can easily bleed into over 2 hours of real life time and killing the same NPC’s creatures over and over gets boring fast, and ontop of all the Experience points(XP) needed to advance in level. I do not recommend it for a main MMORPG game to download for hardcore players. If your gonna spend money on a game to benefit for it alot more then go with World of Warcraft, Everquest, and any other monthly subsription game.

    If you just want a MMORPG game to use for a time sink then there are countless numbers of “Free” games out there. PWI is one of these great “Free” MMO’s out there, to play just to level 35. After that PWI becomes more of a headache then fun.

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  16. Sekzkilla
    June 3, 2010

    I did some research before I started playing MMORPGs and chose Perfect World since it is also F2P. I have played a few others, but found them too basic. PW is more than just fighting.
    The graphics are awesome! I had to upgrade my GPU just to get close to using the max graphic settings. With a new GPU the graphics are stunning.
    The game has features that make it difficult to learn, but it’s community is the best out there. Most quests are done solo but you can always team up with others and ask for assistance with bosses. Everyone helps each other which makes the game more enjoyable.
    I’d recommend this to anyone (from age 10 and up). PM me if you are online. My user is Sekzkilla. Thanks.

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  17. beagle10000000@yahoo.com
    June 29, 2010

    i’m new in mmo games so i’ll try this one it looks fun!!!

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  18. Coster
    July 1, 2010

    thats not correct i played this game over lv 90+
    and there are many quests and alot things to do like daily quests in this game u dont must grind

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  19. mmolord
    July 28, 2010

    i downloaded it but didnt get to play it cuz my system crashed on me ah disapointments

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  20. Forsaken World
    September 15, 2010

    Yes it is a great game with beautiful graphics. Taken the company’s experience in the F2P market, there newest creation should be awesome

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  21. Liam
    March 19, 2011

    I quit at level 3 because my bow when the durability was at 18 of 24 it stopped working .

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  22. GiX
    April 7, 2011

    1 – NO ONE welling to help if your account got HACK
    2 – Taking to long too lvl up (100+)
    3 – Getting very hard to find squad
    4 – Have to spend a lot of money (real money) to get good item
    5 – Game getting bored very fast
    6 – Most of the time is lag even i have fiber optic line
    7 – Never see anyone at Live Support
    8 – Stuffs in game is really EXPENSIVE! (items in catshop)
    9 – TW is stupid
    0 – Most of the stuff in game is stupid + suck

    1 – Beautiful game graphic
    2 – Free to play
    3 – ???? I think NO MORE

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  23. riv
    September 24, 2011

    If you dont like it dont play it…

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