GUILD WARS MMORPGDeveloper: ArenaNet

Genre: Fantasy

Status: Released

Release Date: April 28, 2005

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In a world torn by conflict, where human kingdoms are all but destroyed and guilds sacrifice all for a chance to control the Hall of Heroes, a champion must rise from the ruins of a once-proud land to lead refugees from the ashes and fulfill an ancient prophecy. Will that hero be you?

Experience the game that has captivated millions of gamers worldwide. Guild Wars is an online roleplaying game that rewards player skill and innovative gameplay over hours spent online. It's the original smash hit release from developer ArenaNet, the beginnings of a franchise played by almost four million gamers worldwide.

Gameplay Features

* 6 distinct regions to explore

* 6 unique professions, providing 30 dual-class combinations

* Over 450 skills to unlock and use

* 25 missions

* Over 200 quests

* Multiple cooperative and competitive gameplay modes

* Form a unique guild with your own capes and guild hall

* Continual online tournaments for fame and prizes

Key Features

* No monthly fees—ever!

* Compelling story and customizable characters set in a stunning world

* PvP or roleplaying—you choose the gameplay style

* No loot stealing, spawn camping, and endless travel


Minimum System Specs:

* Windows XP/2000/ME/98
* Intel Pentium III 800 Mhz or equivalent
* 256 MB RAM
* CD-ROM Drive
* 2 GB Available HDD Space
* ATI Radeon 8500 or GeForce 3 or 4 MX Series Video Card with 32MB of VRAM
* 16-bit Sound Card
* Internet connection
* Keyboard and mouse

Recommended System Specs:

* Windows XP/2000/ME/98
* Intel Pentium III 1GHz or equivalent
* 512 MB RAM
* CD-ROM Drive
* 2 GB Available HDD Space
* ATI Radeon 9000 or GeForce 4 Ti Series Video Card with 64MB of VRAM
* 16-bit Sound Card
* Internet connection
* Keyboard and mouse

Guild Wars: Factions (April 2006)
Guild Wars: Nightfall (October 2006)
Guild Wars: Eye of the North (August 2007)

Guild Wars: Skill Balance Update - February 26, 2o10
ArenaNet released a major skill balance update for Guild Wars. Check out the affected areas and head to the developer update page to read all the details.

Both Guild Wars will coexist - August 21, 2009
It seems there were some concerns about the future of the original Guild Wars, particularly after the significant amount of attention Guild Wars 2 is getting of late.

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