You are placed in a world which you share with up to about 1,500 other players. This world is a fantasy one; y'know, Dungeons and Dragons, elves and fairies types of things. You then do whatever you want. Go and kill beasties if you wish. Go on quests to rescue people, find priceless jewels, hidden spells, you can even go fishing if that's your particular pleasure. But, this is true of all on-line RPG's. What separates Everquest, for a start, are the graphics. Everquest is the first on-line RPG to feature proper 3D graphics. No more blobbly sprites turning around to face you all the time, no more horribly pixellated backdrops. Just crisp, clean polygons. By some minor miracle of programming the quality of these graphics doesn't add noticeably to the lag, an all-important factor in this kind of game. They're also intensely atmospheric, even the minor spells look fantastic, as does the sunset/sunrise, and the characters themselves are also impressively detailed.

Minimum Specifications:
Pentium 200
Direct 3D
Recommended Specifications:
Pentium II 400
128 MB RAM
Direct 3D