The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online world with a unique modern-day setting and unparalleled freedom of character progression. The Secret World is an MMORPG which asks players to imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine a world where you can become anything you want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. Play as either the Korean Dragon, English Templar or American Illuminati and experience each unique starting zone, each following their own unique story. The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online world with a unique modern-day setting and unparalleled freedom of character progression. If you can dream it, you can become it.
The Secret World Key Features
No Classes, No Levels, Total Freedom – The Secret World has no classes or levels. It gives you complete freedom to be whoever you want to be and play however you want to play, thanks to its extremely open ended, skill based character progression system.
Explore A Vibrant, Modern-Day Setting – The Secret World allows you to adventure through our own, modern-day world. Explore cities and adventure locations spanning across continents. Travel from London to Egypt to Transylvania, and uncover the secrets you find
Immersive, Unusual Story – From the creative mind of Ragnar Tørnquist – creator of the award-winning The Longest Journey – comes a story unlike any before seen in an MMO.
Thousands Of Weapons And Powers – Pistols, assault rifles, black magic, fireballs, katanas, explosives – there are hundreds of different weapons and powers to use!
- CPU:2.6 GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO OR EQUIVALENT AMD CPU
- RAM:AT LEAST 2GB RAM FOR WINDOWS XP / 3GB RAM FOR WINDOWS
- HDD:30 GB
- Video:NVIDIA 8800 SERIES 512 VRAM/RADEON HD3850 512MB OR BETTER
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The Secret World Review
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The Secret World Christmas 2015
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Funcom Fined For Misleading Financial Information
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New Dungeon Coming to The Secret World
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Ultimate Tokyo Story Pack Available in The Secret World Store
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New Content in The Secret World
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The Secret World – First Impressions Roundtable Discussion
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