Anarchy Online is one of the oldest and longest running sci-fi massively multiplayer online roleplaying games in the world. Developed and published by Norwegian game company Funcom, Anarchy Online was released in June 2001. The game is influential in establishing familiar MMORPG elements. It was the first to use a sci-fi setting, instanced areas, and a dynamic world that is influenced by players. Anarchy Online has received multiple expansions and remains active 20+ years later. Anarchy Online is available for play on Microsoft Windows and can be downloaded from the home site or through the Steam platform.
How Many People Play Anarchy Online?
We estimate that 2,983 people play per day, with a total player base of 156,994.
- Subscribers: 156,994
- Daily Players: 2,983
- Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Strategy, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 2017-02-22
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Anarchy Online Description
Set in the fictional scifi world of Rubi-Ka, Anarchy Online is an MMORPG in the year 29,475. Conflict is raging between the megacorporation Omni-Tek that owns the lease on the planet and the different factions. These factions include aliens, clans, terrorists, and ancient civilizations.
The players take the role of new colonists to the planet Rubi-Ka or the Shadowlands. Starting characters select a breed (which is the game's version of races). Every Breed in Anarchy Online has a different level of Max Abilities upon reaching the level cap of 200. For instance, the Solitus Breed has a Max Strength of 472 while Atrox can raise it to 512. On the other hand, Solitus can raise their Psychic to 480 but Atrox can only raise it to 400 at level 200.
After choosing a Breed, players then choose a Profession. Professions are Archetypes in Anarchy Online or the Class that other MMORPGs use. There are 14 Professions to select from, such as Adventurer, Agent, Bureaucrat, Doctor, Enforcer, Engineer, Fixer, Keeper, Martial Artist, Meta-Physicist, Nano Technician, Shade, Soldier, and Trader. Depending on their Profession, a character gains access to unique skills and Nanos that enhance their performance.
Aside from weapons and armor, Anarchy Online has Cybernetic Implants, Symbiants, Powers, Perks, and Research to equip. There are also Mechs and Vehicles that can be bought or acquired. Tradeskills in Anarchy Online allow characters to combine ingredients and materials to gain useful items and gear. However, Anarchy Online does not have a separate experience system. Thus, upgrading Tradeskills can cut into the points that could be used to maximize combat skills.
Anarchy Online players have their own Apartments, which serve as their housing, which can store items and can be decorated. Players can party together or take it a step further in starting an Organization. Organizations are the guilds in Rubi-Ka, which can hold considerable benefits, including hervesting Notum, Organization Advantages, and even take gontrol of Organization Cities.