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Average Player Score Based on 231 ratings
6.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 231 ratings
  1. 10 (31)
  2. 9 (26)
  3. 8 (34)
  4. 7 (45)
  5. 6 (32)
  6. 5 (18)
  7. 4 (13)
  8. 3 (8)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (18)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:7.8

    Just give it a chance....

    I played this upon release after following the game for a VERY long time. It had the best promise of an mmo of any I had ever seen. However, it didn't accomplish what the creaters wanted to because it was release early o... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Horizons: Empire of Istaria

  • Rating:8

    This game deserves praise for it provided me and many others with some unique gaming experiences.

    This review is for the old Horizons, I haven't revisited it since Virtrium revived it last year but based on my fond memories, I'll probably do so in the next weeks. There's a Good/Bad and conclusion section on the botto... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    The game which made me wonder/explore for 2 long years!

    A good friend of mine called me so enthousiastic as i never heared him before. He tolled me he went to a cheap shop that day and bought an amazing online game for just $5! Next day and night he spend all time playing and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Best MMORPG game i ever played. Only for players who can enjoy in everlasting crafts skills.

    I played several MMORPG and many more MMO games and i have only in this game calm and peacufull satisfaction, other MMOG are stressing and frustrating but in this game music and athmosphere is something that you must fee... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Fun Fun Fun great fun playing this game awsome

    This game is the best mmorpg i've ever played and will continue to entertain me with it's great game play. many people think that this game isn't worth the time but there way off you can lost playing this not saying that... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Boring and Ugly

    Well i had alot of expectation on this game. So i bought the package when it came out. I installed it and logged in. Graphic was really good at the time. Probabaly it was one of best. Well i made character and start... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Exactly why should I be surprised that Artifact Entertainment is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy?

    Artifact Entertainment has created a firm image in my mind of the little engine who could, if he knew how to run a business. After installing what looked like a potentially entertaining game, I quickly started my accoun... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.8

    I thought the crafting system in Horizon's was outstanding. The combat is just like many other games, but the world looks so nice, and there is a lot of content. Loads of things to do and see... BUT you will be hard... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.7

    I decided to give the 7-day free trial a shot and here's what I found. First off, you'll need to know what I'm running because it's related to this review. P4 3.0 Hyperthreading, 1GB RAM, Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB, Seria... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    I will be the first to admit that there were bugs and lag bad when this game first started but truthfully most of those have been squashed. I have not had any issues with lag, crashes or bugs in quite some time. My mai... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    If you have played many MMORPGs then the addictiveness of said games is probably gone. Personally I have played around 8 MMORPGs, which most MMORPG gamers have probably heard of. As far as Horizons goes, it's a medioc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful