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

One Shots: Gazing at potential

Major props to reader John, who somehow managed to finagle screenshots from his PlayStation 4 to bring us this stunning Destiny vista. Back when...

The Secret World’s anniversary event returns on July 1

Can you believe that The Secret World is three years old? How is that possible? Anyway, a Funcom livestream has revealed that the annual Guardians...

The Stream Team: Taking on Aimee in The Secret World’s Orochi Tower

There are more dangers in The Secret World's Orochi Tower than MassivelyOP's Justin and MJ faced during their last trip inside -- more than...

Perfect Ten: Weirdly specific quests we keep encountering in MMOs

You know how you wince whenever you think of typing /played into your MMO and realize just how many hours you've given to a...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 19

Justin and MJ discuss Marvel Heroes, The Secret World, Ark: Survival Evolved, ArcheAge, and tons of news from E3 on Guild Wars 2's expansion, FFXIV's Heavensward, SWTOR's expansion, Shroud of the Avatar, Torchlight Mobile, and more.

One Shots: Primitive GPS

There's no shame in being lost, especially if your MMO doesn't include an on-screen map. Anyone remember the olden days of using graph paper...

An exclusive Tokyo post-mortem with The Secret World’s Romain Amiel

Massively: We're on the horn with The Secret World Lead Designer Romain Amiel, who's taking time out of his schedule to answer some questions...

Housing looks unlikely for The Secret World [Updated]

If you're hoping for player housing in The Secret World, you should probably stop hoping. In a Q&A on the official forums, Funcom executive producer...

The Daily Grind: What quest involving music have you liked?

Give me more variety in my quests, I always say. That is why I'm delighted when designers utilize elements such as, say, music in...
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The Secret World rolls out its Ultimate Edition

Getting back up to speed in any game can be tricky. If you're out of the loop for a while, you miss out on...

The Stream Team: Sweeping more floors in The Secret World’s Orochi tower

Last time MassivelOP's Justin and MJ went through The Secret World's Orochi tower, they encountered a floor with no encounters! That's right, they found...

Create The Secret World’s August item of the month

Tradition: It's more than just a catchy tune, it's a way to make your mark on The Secret World. In what has become a...

Steam’s summer sale offers mad MMO deals [Updated Monday]

Prepare your wallets to go broke and your libraries to fill to the brim with games that you'll never have time to play, for...

Chaos Theory: I like The Secret World’s combat

Hi. My name is MJ. And I like The Secret World's combat. There, I admitted it. And trust me, I am fully aware that it...

The Secret World shuts down accounts linked to unauthorized Steam key resellers

Funcom is drawing a line for The Secret World players who attempt to use Steam keys from "unauthorized resellers" by shutting down accounts linked to...

One Shots: The infinite summons

One of the stranger Final Fantasy tropes is that the more powerful a summoned creature is, the longer it would take for any given...

The Stream Team: Introducing The Secret World’s first motorcycle

Oh happy day! MassivelyOP's MJ is finally getting her Secret World motorcycle, something she's wanted since her first days walking around Kingsmouth. Even better,...

Leaderboard: Which mounts would you like to see in The Secret World?

Funcom's mount patch for The Secret World went live earlier today, and while we've talked a lot about the motorcycle in recent days, the...

You can ride a motorcycle in The Secret World tomorrow

The title really says it all, no? Funcom has announced that it is bringing down The Secret World's servers on June 3rd at 8:30...

One Shots: Reflections of me

One fun in-game photography trick is to use reflections, mirrors, and glass to offer a different -- and sometimes more artistic -- vision of...