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Black Desert Online

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

42%

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Based on 37 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCMar 3, 2016

Developer: Pearl Abyss

Genres: MMO, RPG

Black Desert Online is a sandbox MMORPG that features castle sieging, trading, crafting, player housing, parkour, and more. Players will enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, intuitive skill-based combat, and and immersive story encased in an expansive world just waiting to be explored. Accompanied by a Black Spirit, a companion whose destiny is intertwined with their own, players will discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects.

Black Desert Online Reviews

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Much of Black Desert Online is a convoluted mess, but few games let you create a virtual life this absorbing.

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An absolutely beautiful MMO from developer Pearl Abyss. The beauty is backed by a complex sandbox MMO that offers a lot of freedom, but doesn't explain its systems to players all that well. If you're into starting up a second fantasy life and have the time to spend learning the mechanics, Black Desert Online might be the game for you.

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It's exciting to play an MMO that understands the importance of building a world worth living in, not just erecting a corridor of static set pieces to run through on your quest for power.

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Pearl Abyss' Black Desert Online is an incredibly detailed, visually gorgeous MMORPG that succeeds at nearly everything but having a beating heart and soul.

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