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Sony Online Entertainment | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 03/16/99)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$09.99 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:$14.99
System Req: PC | ESRB:TOut of date info? Let us know!


EverQuest, originally launched in 1999, was one of the first MMORPGs to achieve great success and notoriety in the genre. Sony Online Entertainment's game has spawned a large number of successful expansion packs, continually adding to the world of Norrath and its history, races and classes, making EQ one of the most robust games available. In 2004, the game spun off a hugely successful sequel, EverQuest II.


  • Tons of Races and Classes to Try | With 16 unique races and 16 distinct classes to play, there's something for everyone to try out while building characters to Everquest's level cap of 90.
  • Expansive World to Explore | The world of Norrath has over 500 zones to explore, and Everquest has received 18 expansions of content in its over 13 years of post-launch development.
  • Free to Play | Once bound to a subscription fee, Everquest now offers a free-to-play version that allows access to 17 of the game's expansions (except for the most recent Veil of Alaris expansion) and several races and classes, but requires real money purchases or a monthly subscription to unlock more features and content.


  • Good | Choose among the Good races of Norrath from the Barbarians, Dwarves, Halflings, High Elves, and Wood Elves.
  • Evil | Build your character from the Evil races of Dark Elves, Iksar, Ogres, and Trolls.
  • Neutral | Pick from the Neutral races of Drakkin, Erudite, Froglok, Gnomes, Half Elves, Humans, and Vah Shir.


  • Melee | Wade into battle with the Berserker, Monk, Rogue, and Warrior classes.
  • Priest | Heal and buff your allies and weaken your enemies with the Cleric, Druid and Shaman classes.
  • Caster | Wield powerful ranged magic and summon pets with the Enchanter, Magician, Necromancer, and Wizard classes.
  • Hybrid | Do a little bit of everything with the Bard, Beastlord, Paladin, Ranger, and Shadowknight classes.

Latest Features

  • Still Going After 15 Years
  • Interviews created on 8/21/14
  • At SOE Live, the original EverQuest got its share of the spotlight, and it was clear that despite Landmark and EverQuest Next being the new hotness, the elder game in the franchise still has legs and a future in front...
  • Happy 15th Anniversary Norrath - EQ Updates
  • Interviews created on 3/11/14
  • Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to catch up with some of the key players in the EverQuest franchise team at SOE. EverQuest is nearing its 15th anniversary this week on March 16th, and each of the EQ games in the...
  • 10 Things I Miss From Older MMOs
  • Column created on 1/14/14
  • Back in 1999, Everquest helped launch the MMO genre. Nearly fifteen years and twenty expansions later, EQ is still chugging along. With the recent announcement of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen led by Brad McQuaid, it’s easy to get nostalgic....
  • Answering the Call of the Forsaken
  • Preview created on 10/8/13
  • EverQuest will be expanding soon with the unprecedented twentieth expansion when Call of the Forsaken goes live. We scored a developer walkthrough of the expansion and have an exclusive preview to share. Read on before heading to the comments.
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Tried going back. I just can't. Two deceptively simple reasons. 1/7/15 @ 3:46PM by Flyte27 in Hogcaller Inn (General)
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[Mod Edit: Added Title] 10/31/14 @ 2:39AM by EverQuesting in Hogcaller Inn (General)
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