What is The Secret World?
The Secret World is an MMO that uses the slogan of “Everything is True”.
In the game, you explore every horror story, religion, fairy tale, piece of popular literature, and more as you seek to defend the world. You see, every terrible thing you’ve ever heard… every whisper… each conspiracy theory… every story told to children to terrify them… they’re all true. Or, at the very least, they all come from somewhere real.
You are a member of one of three Secret Societies (Templar, The Dragon, Illuminati), and you are charged with understanding these terrible powers so you can keep them in check. This takes you everywhere and doing arguably everything.
You may play through a level where you fight a zombie raid, or you can end up Google Chrome searching through multiple medical journals to find the exact terminology for various vampire afflictions. You’ll wander through a haunted house and learn why The Bogeyman hunts children (Hint: *violent shuddering*).
As part of the game’s insistence that it takes place in our real world, there are several fake websites around the internet that are necessary to complete the game. You can interact with many characters on Twitter, with your conversations sometimes even becoming canon.
The game is horrifying, silly, fascinating, and challenging. Strongly recommended, if you enjoy scary things.
Some things to remember:
- The flesh things fear fire.
- Do not ever touch the filth. Don’t even spit at it.
- Fog is closing in.
- Bees are your friend.