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Jagex Ltd | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 03/29/04)  | Pub:Jagex Ltd
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Browser | Retail Price:Free | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:$07.95
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RuneScape is a browser-based fantasy MMORPG from Jagex Ltd. that has been around in some form since 2001. The game takes place in the divided land of Gielinor, where players can create their characters and advance through quests and monster hunting. While there is an overarching storyline, RuneScape is very non-linear, and includes minigames, events, guilds, PvP, and more.

Although RuneScape's roots are old, the game has had several incarnations, with each new version replacing the old. RuneScape HD, for example, a major overhaul, was released in 2008. While the basic game is free to download and play, it is limited, and a subscription will net a player more frequent (and exclusive) content updates, a player home, the ability to play full screen (free users are limited to a windowed client), and more advantages. An item shop is also available for cosmetic items.


  • Adventure in Gielinor | Explore RuneScape's world of Gielinor, take on hundreds of quests, and advance your character in a huge range of skills.
  • Play Minigames | Engage in a variety of minigames for XP, items, and fun!
  • Create a Clan | Create a clan and join forces with other players.
  • PvP and Events | Participate in player-versus-player combat, in-game festivals, Clan-specific events, and more.

Latest Features

  • DarkScape - An Opportunity to Create a Game that Embraces PvP
  • Interviews created on 9/28/15
  • With the launch of DarkScape, a hardcore PvP version of RuneScape, Jagex has given players free rein to take part in no-holds barred player vs player action in a shadowy world reminiscent of the gentler version. We spoke with Jagex's...
  • Runescape 3: Worthy of Its 12 Year Heritage
  • Interviews created on 9/25/13
  • Runescape 3 has been in wide release for about a month now. We managed to catch up to Executive Producer Phil Mansell to find out how things are going, what players are experiencing in the game and a little bit...
  • Mark Ogilvie Talks MMORPG Design
  • Interviews created on 5/16/13
  • RuneScape is one of the oldest and most revered of MMOs in the genre today with a still-active and vibrant community. We took a few minutes to chat with Mark Ogilvie about RuneScape and about MMO design in general. See...
  • Introducing RuneScape 3.0
  • Preview created on 5/14/13
  • RuneScape is one of the most enduring MMOs in the entire online game space. Now entering its third incarnation, we have a terrific preview to share with our readers. See what we have to say before adding your voice to...
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