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The Secret World

Updated on October 8, 2014
The three playable factions of the game: Dragon, Templars, and the Illuminati.
The three playable factions of the game: Dragon, Templars, and the Illuminati.

What is TSW?

The Secret World is a unique MMO game developed by Funcom (the makers of Age of Conan and Anarchy Online). It is different from most other MMORPGs on the market as it is set in the modern world that is not quite the same as ours. All conspiracy theories, all urban tales that we reject as ridiculous, actually exist in The Secret World. Think vampires that come out to in the streets at night to feed, and secret societies pulling the strings of world governments behind the scenes. You get to join one of these hidden societies, and fight against the rising darkness as well as for world domination.

Game Features

Find out just what makes TSW so unique

  • Progression system: TSW offers nearly unlimited character customization options. The game has no levels and no classes, and lets you combine any passive and active abilities to create a build that is truly unique to your character!
  • Weapons: your character can wield anything from hammers and katanas to pistols, rifles, and even powerful magic. Since there are no classes, you are free to specialize in your favorite weapon, or mix melee, firearms, and magic.
  • Secret societies: the game's story centers around the power struggle between the Dragon, the Illuminati, and the Templars. Join one of these factions and battle the evil forces as well as the other two secret societies that stand in your way.
  • Modern-day world: the game combines myth and reality, allowing you to explore real cities like London and New York, as well as exotic and mystical locations.
  • Storyline: The Secret World is a story-driven MMORPG. Every mission you do for your faction fits nicely in the overarching storyline written by Ragnar Tørnquist, the creator of the award-winning Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

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The Secret World - PC
The Secret World - PC

The Secret World is an original MMORPG developed by Funcom. It should be great fun for conspiracy buffs and gamers looking for something different in the current MMO market. No levels, no classes, 3-way faction warfare, and unique combat system makes this title a must-play for MMORPG fans.


The Secret World Artwork

TSW features many familiar real-world locations reimagined in a setting where modern conspiracies and monster myths are real. London, New York, and Seoul are the cities where the faction headquarters are located. Tokyo is the newest addition to the game, a huge playfield which continues the main story quest. Then there are numerous smaller regions and locations, some of them featured in the spectacular artwork below.

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Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge

Launch Trailer

The official trailer which shows off the three factions of TSW. The game features impressive graphics thanks to the updated DreamWorld engine.

Visit the official website at for more videos, screenshots, and other information about the game.


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      chad-stiles 5 years ago

      Awesome lens, now that the game is released, are you playing it? You may also be interested in my review lens that I posted recently for The Secret World.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      LOL, I wanted to write a lens on this as well, as I can't wait for it to come out. Been watching the mmorpg website for the upcoming games and this is one of the hottest ones to come, next to GW2, Diablo 3 and Terra.