the secret world

Official Site: The Secret World
Studio: Funcom
Launch Date: July 3, 2012
Genre: Modern Horror Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid B2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC
See also: Secret World Legends

The original Secret World suddenly finds itself back on digital store shelves

The Secret World - as in the original, not the Legends remake - is something of a beloved game around these parts, with its...

The Stream Team: Backseat streaming some mission running from The Secret World

It's time once more for MOP's Chris & MJ to hop into the drive-in for another episode of Backseat Streaming! Tonight, we're going to...

Perfect Ten: Weird ways we heal each other in MMORPGs

One of the most important implications of the virtual worlds we visit is that they all boast medical care far above and beyond anything...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...
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Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Perfect Ten: Why we need more post-apocalyptic MMOs

Ever since playing the original Wasteland back in the late '80, I've had a high fascination with post-apocalyptic settings. Yet it's not been the...

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do with Secret World?

There's nothing that makes my eye twitch faster than when someone brings up a beloved MMORPG that was either cancelled, abandoned, or neglected. So...

One Shots: Surfing the world tree

When the day arrives when a magic bee flies into your mouth and turns you immortal and sends you down into the world tree...

Choose My Adventure: The point of a community-guided MMO column

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Choose My Adventure programming for something of a meta discussion on what this column is meant to be and...

Choose My Adventure: Secret World Legends makes me reconsider my interest in the series

After several weeks of slogging my way through classic The Secret World, I now find our readers have dispatched me to Secret World Legends....

Vitae Aeternum: New World’s slow march to redemption

In the rushes of excitement over Lost Ark and End of Dragons, New World seems to have fallen off the radar a bit. As...

Vague Patch Notes: When you like the idea of an MMO more than the game itself

So I was reading Chris' recent CMA entry on The Secret World, and I found myself in a curious state. I definitely agree with his initial...

Choose My Adventure: Why does The Secret World feel so bad to play?

The Secret World is a good game. A great one, even. It’s worthy of all of the praise and adoration it gets from its...

The Soapbox: SWTOR’s Legacy of the Sith is bad, but not for the reasons you’ve heard

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Massively Overthinking: How do alts fit into MMORPGs in 2022?

Last weekend, my play group took a second batch of Guild Wars 2 alts to Cantha, and we found ourselves a bit grumbly about...

Perfect Ten: Favorite NPCs from my favorite MMOs

In a recent episode of the Massively OP Podcast, we had a terrific question winged our way asking about our personal favorite NPCs from...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO beginner zone?

When it comes to MMO nostalgia, is there anything greater than the places where you first stepped foot into the game? Beginner zones not...

Choose My Adventure: The Secret World proves to be a familiar yet lonesome place

It has been a very long time, old friend. Yet still, here you are, simply existing. Nesting in silence. Disassociated, forgotten, but still just...

One Shots: Murder palaces are always so inviting

The Secret World was always good at creating spaces that you take one look at and go, "Nope! Not going to walk in there!...

Choose My Adventure: Experiencing Zenith’s Blademaster and the overall sensation of VR MMO gaming

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