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Elden Ring meets Final Fantasy in free Steam open-world RPG

Elden Ring meets Final Fantasy in free Steam open-world RPG

Explore a huge new world

It's utterly ludicrous just how many huge RPGs are currently out, or are about to come out.

Between Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and the upcoming Dragon's Dogma 2, I'm really struggling to keep up. That doesn't even factor in the impending Elden Ring expansion, which we all know is going to be stupidly massive.

But, if for some reason none of these massive games take your fancy, or if you're looking for something with more of a multiplayer focus, this Steam game might be for you. Oh, and it's free to download and play, which is usually a bonus.

On the face of it Vindictus looks like a cross between Elden Ring and Final Fantasy, all exaggerated anime characters with big swords and impractical armour fighting massive eldritch beasts.

Here's the official Steam description:

"Enter a dark and sinister world where you must battle for survival. With gratifying real-time combat, epic monsters, and glorious visuals, this isn't just another MMO... This is VINDICTUS!"

Claiming Vindictus is more than another MMO is certainly a bold choice, and it's worth noting that the majority reviews on Steam are mixed. That doesn't mean it's a bad game, of course, and if you take a look through some of the reviews you'll see praise for the game's story, world, and cinematic combat.

There's a very good chance Vindictus is already on your radar, of course. The game launched way back in 2012, so it could be that you played the heck out of it back in the day and are ready to move onto pastures new. But a lot of the reviews specifically note coming back to it in 2024 - 12 years later - and having a great time.

So, if you really don't feel like you already have enough to play, Vindictus is a neat RPG that maybe flew under your radar. If you like the sound of it, you can download and play it free of charge.

Featured Image Credit: Valve