- Status: Released (2012)
- Genre: MMORPG
- Developer: Funcom
- Publisher: Funcom
- Platforms: PC
Secret World Legends is the free-to-play version of the MMORPG The Secret World. Funcom released it in 2012 and changed it to a free-to-play game in 2017. It plays in the modern-day real world. Occult phenomena plunged it into chaos. Since then, many mystical creatures and occult beings roam the world.
The game emphasises the development of the character according to the player’s liking. At the start, players can choose between a couple of options to customise the appearance of the character. Afterwards, the customization revolves heavily around the equipment, abilities and talents a player chooses. The classless system makes it possible to create a unique character and use every ability and equipment depending on the situation.
In the game, players can explore a lot of places of the real world. There are places like New England, Transylvania, New York and Egypt. They all come along with their own horror stories and, of course, their own monsters. In Transylvania, the player can fight against werewolves and vampires, or he can kill robots and oni demons in Japan. There are a lot of creatures in Secret World Legends that are either inspired by famous authors like Lovecraft or by myths and legends of our world. Overall, the game has a story that is filled to the brim with content. Players can spend far over 100 hours to explore everything.
At the start, the player can choose between three factions. Those factions are Dragon, Illuminati, and Templar. The Dragon operate mainly in Asia and is a secret order that centres around the natural chaos of life. The Illuminati operate in America and controls mainly their multiple puppets behind the curtain. The Templar operate in Europe and consists of crusaders that fight against evil with structure and discipline.
- Revamped combat
- Classless system
- Great story
- Modern-day setting combined with mystical creatures
- Fully voiced missions
- Limited replayability
- Small playerbase
- Combat still not fluent enough
- Dated visuals