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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 09/30/97)  | Pub:Electronic Arts
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Ultima Online

Ultima Online is one of the defining games of the MMORPG genre. From designer Richard Garriott's vision for a multiplayer RPG world, it has been influential on many of the most successful and popular titles that came after it. Set in Medieval Brittania, the game is a 2D fantasy RPG that follows the single-player Ultima series.

UO allows you to choose a class, train skills, and upgrade player stats to advance. many gameplay mechanics and features that we now consider traditional in MMOs, such as living in a virtual world, building player cities, leveling, crafting, exploring, and more were either forged by or made classic by Ultima Online. There is an extensive crafting system and resources to gather for use in both skill training and crafting.

The close-knit community as well as the developers remain loyal to the game despite its now dated graphics and oft-imitated gameplay. There have been nine major expansions to UO (most recently in 2009, adding another class), keeping content fresh and introducing new elements.


  • Races | Choose from three races in Britannia, each with their own unique traits: Human (Strong Back, Tough, Workhorse, Jack of All Trades); Elf (Night Sight, Infused with Magic, Knowledge of Nature, Difficult to Track, Perception, Wisdom); and Gargoyle (Flying, Berserk, Master Artisan, Deadly Aim, Mystic Insight).
  • Professions | Character class is left open to the player, allowing you to build your own class from a selection of over 50 skills.
  • Custom Avatar | Set character Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence scores, as well as choose from hundreds of armor, weapons, clothes, and hairstyles, in a huge variety of colors and abilities.
  • Explore Britannia | UO hosts a vast world, with six main continents: Felucca, Trammel, Ilshenar, Malas, Tokuno, and the most recent addition, Ter Mur.
  • Expansions | UO now has a solid track record of 15 years of additional content: The Second Age (1998), Renaissance (2000), Third Dawn (2001), Lord Blackthorn’s Revenge (2002), Age of Shadows (2003), Samurai Empire (2004), Mondain’s Legacy (2005), Stygian Abyss (2009).
  • In Game Markets | NPC vendors abound in the towns and cities, but beyond that, players may purchase their own vendors and fill their inventory with items to have them sale when the player is in game, and out.
  • Player Housing | UO pioneered player housing in the MMORPG genre, and now has over 20 houses and castles to buy or build.
An alternative to classic client Posted by Mr.Aimed on June 2, 2017 @ 8:00AM
Realm Zero (Kickstarter) - UO Inspired Posted by realmzero on May 4, 2017 @ 8:15PM
Make Ultima Online Great Again Posted by ste2000 on January 25, 2017 @ 4:02AM
What Server Has the Most Population? Posted by Pwlt on July 3, 2016 @ 9:54PM
Worth trying? Posted by Pwlt on June 30, 2016 @ 3:40PM
The Original Cloth map Posted by mcrippins on December 11, 2015 @ 3:19AM
Release a new server, pre t2a Posted by Scorchien on November 23, 2015 @ 8:03PM
UO needs a Old school official UO server. Posted by sevitoth on July 6, 2015 @ 4:04PM

Today Marks 19th Anniversary Of Venerated Game

Today Marks 19th Anniversary Of Venerated Game - Ultima Online News

A brief producer's note has been published on the Ultima Online site that celebrates the game's 19th anniversary. Players with 10+ years of active subscription time will receive a special token as thanks for their continued support through the years.

Posted Sep 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro

Steam Greenlight Campaign a Rousing Success

Steam Greenlight Campaign a Rousing Success - Ultima Online News

Both Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot have joined the ranks of titles added to the Steam games portal via the Greenlight feature. Under the auspices of Broadsword Games, both titles received the go-ahead along with 73 other games.

Posted Apr 30, 2014 by Suzie Ford

Mythic & Broadsword Online Games Partner for UO Development

Mythic & Broadsword Online Games Partner for UO Development - Ultima Online News

In addition to the exciting news that Mythic and Broadsword Online Entertainment have teamed up for Dark Age of Camelot, it has also been announced that the same partnership will be in place for the continued development of Ultima Online. EA, as stated, will continue billing and account services.

Posted Feb 05, 2014 by Suzie Ford

Game On Goes Back in Time with Ultima Online

Game On Goes Back in Time with Ultima Online - Ultima Online News

Another week and another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! On this episode Dr. Klassi fills in for Chris and he discusses Ultima Online with Adam. Are you curious about this aging title? Drop in and listen as the pair explain how the sandbox and skill-based systems work. They also discuss various Kickstarter projects that they're looking forward to. Follow the hosts on Twitter! Chris is @gamebynight and Adam is @FerrelES.

Posted Jun 24, 2013 by Suzie Ford

The End is NOT Nigh

The End is NOT Nigh - Ultima Online News

A new open letter from the Ultima Online producer seeks to dispel gloom and doomers who have been predicting the game's imminent demise. Bonnie Armstrong offers up a laundry list of ideas the team is working to implement in this year alone.

Posted Apr 17, 2013 by Suzie Ford