Is Aion Worth Playing?

Aion is a traditional tab-target MMORPG developed by NCSoft, released November 25, 2008.

Considered by many at the time to be the original "World of Warcraft killer", Aion released to ridiculous hype and popularity, remaining popular for years before NCSoft destroyed the PvP aspect of the game with unbalanced patches and poor management.

Nevertheless, Aion is still alive and populated, even if it is a shadow of its former self.

  • Publisher: NCsoft
  • Playerbase: Low
  • Release Date: November 2008
  • PvP: Arenas, Open World PvP, Duels
  • PROs: Fast combat, unique Abyss world PvP system, extensive character customization
  • CONs: Poor class balance, minimal updates, low player population, dated gameplay mechanics, large grind

Minimum System Requirements


Operation System: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows XP x64 (SP2)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz / AMD Sempron+ 2800 (With SSE2)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6800 GT / AMD Radeon X800 XL
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Disk Space: 40 GB

Recommended System Requirements


Operation System: Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.9 GHz / AMD Athlon II x2 2.9 GHz or better
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GT / AMD Radeon HD 4850 or better
RAM: 4 GB or more
Hard Disk Space: 40 GB or more