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EVE Online is a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) set in a science-fiction based, persistent world. Players take the role of spaceship pilots seeking fame, fortune, and adventure in a huge, complex, exciting, and sometimes hostile galaxy.

A nominal monthly subscription is charged for each player's account; users are responsible for their own Internet service fees. EVE is not a stand-alone, single player game and can only be played online. Unlike most MMOGs that split a large player base up among small clones of the same game world (called "shards") containing no more than 3,000 people, EVE is unique in that all of more...

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Version 2.1.613956:

Please Note: Updates for EVE are no longer available for manual installation. The EVE Launcher must be used to update to the latest version. The Download link above points to the latest demo.


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  • OS X 10.6.7 or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (at least 2.0 Ghz) - Intel Core i Series with at least 2.0 Ghz speed recommended
  • Video: ATI HD2400, Nvidia 9400GT, or Intel HD 3000 or higher with at least 256 MB VRAM.
  • Broadband Internet connection

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Torgobob Member IconReview+12

The game has a massive learning curve, but I found when taking it very slowly it's not so bad to figure out.

Don't expect to be flying massive ships in huge battles any time soon.

The client runs well on my Mac (MacBook Air) though it does tax the CPU (the top corner of the keyboard gets hot after a while). Graphics look great and I've not had any technical issues.

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Version 1.3.1
Woodjoe Member IconReview+40

One of the best MMO games out there. The learning curve is indeed very steep! But there is no other game as realistic as EVE Online.

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Version 3.7
Ben-Marko Member IconReview+299

Overall a big disappointment. Graphics are suburb - the only positive quality of this game. The interface is screaming for simplicity...twice I "lost" my ship, and had to resort to chat to get help in finding it. Chat community was borderline hostile, with many not only not offering help, but instead treating my requests for help with acerbic and obnoxious commentary. But my main complaint (as if the chat wasn't enough) is that there are too many buttons!!! There are drawers, folders, icons galore in the main interface. Too confusing, it requires more than the 14 days my trail was limited to. It would be vastly improved if it were not for that one glaring problem. I should have to buy a book just to pick up the basics...MMORPG should be "jump right in" with skills picked up along the way, rather than the gameplay hindered often and frequently with searches on Google for how to do this, and how to do that.

Pretty disappointing!

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Version 6.10.327748

I'm probably wrong, but I equate people who play this as the same ones who still use IRC.



Heymini Member IconComment+44

Dont worry if this dosent download or work at the moment. EVE have taken the servers off line due to a DDoS attack.
Lulzsec strike again?

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Version 6.10.271273
big_rod Member IconReview+51

For what it is, a space trading and PvP strategy game, it is unsurpassed. It is actively developed and consistently improving. It grows on you and before long one is delving deeper and deeper into adventure and riches. Good stuff.

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Version 6.10.264377
Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

Apocrypha is running very well, considering the forced graphics upgrade from the classic client. I'm running 10.4.11 on a 2.33GHz iMac (upgraded 256meg 7600 card) and it's still quite playable with all graphics setting turned to high -- though for big battles I'll probably need to lower some settings.

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Version 6.10.84609
zuulito Member IconComment+38

I couldn't find how to create a FREE demo account,
all links point to paying with a credit card or entering
a prepaid card number...

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Version 5.20.71655

Try this link:



alright, I found it via the download page, it's here : https://secure.eve-online.com/ft/FreeTrialLanding.aspx

Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

New version updated and runs great. Awesome game if this type of gaming is your thing.

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Version 5.20.71655
Section8 Member IconReview+78

This game is the most extensive MMORPG I have ever seen. Its economic aspect has been the subject of numerous WSJ articles and is widely regarded as a completely accurate economic model. The PVP of this game is a lot of fun as well. The universe is extremely expansive as well and the possibilities are endless. This game makes WoW looks like childs-play (this is coming from a former hardcore raider)

The current stability of the client is slightly buggy though. I have confidence in CCP that they will iron out all the issues soon, considering they just released an enormous expansion.

oh yeah, did i mention all expansions are free?! WOOT :D

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Version 4.10.51200

Isn't comparing EVE to WoW a bit like comparing apples and oranges?

Sure, they're both MMORPG's, but quite different still, no?

Why does everything have to be compared all the time. Why choose one thing when one can have all? :)


not at all, the two may be different, but when mac gamers look for an alternative MMORPG to play and all they know of is WoW, it helps to have a comparison. Having played this game for about 2 months now, i cannot describe the level of relief it gives me that I quit WoW, and EVE Online provides a great alternative to the rampant 13 yr olds and massive time consumption. Not to mention the issue of item escalation that has left raiders in the dust. EVE concentrates more on actual player skill and fleet tactics rather then who has more purplz.


Well said Section8.


As a former beta tester of EVE Online, I feel you overlooked a few things about EVE which ought to be mentioned.

First, it should be said that the learning curve is quite steep. Think Battlecruiser 3000AD..

Also, unlike WoW, this game is a lot less focused on instant fun. The game is slower paced and it takes a long time and a good ship+stats before one can venture in 0.0 and get a taste of PVP, the core of EVE imo. In a nutshell, you can't just drop in a few times a week, play an hour or two, and still have fun. The stats system reduces that problem a bit though.

That said, EVE is great if you dig complexity and depth over instant gratification. You just need to be unemployed or something to enjoy it I guess :p


"That said, EVE is great if you dig complexity and depth over instant gratification. You just need to be unemployed or something to enjoy it I guess :p"

That's exactly what I feel.
I know WoW also requires a lot of time, but I call myself a fairly casual player (with a few monthly "breaks" here and there) and I still think I can enjoy WoW even if I don't have "all purple" gear. It's easy to get into and the battle grounds make it easy for a quick "game in game".

I really want to try EVE (and probably will when I think I have time) but still it feels a bit too complicated. But I guess that's also (as people has been sayiing) what makes it good.

chigaze Member IconComment+1

It is not $20 per month to play.

It is $20 to set up an account and get one month of play.

After that at is $15 per month. Month to Month
71.70 for 6 months
131.41 for 12 months.

When setting up a new account you can also get a 14 day free trial.

I believe this pricing is virtually identical to WOW.

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Version 4.10.51200
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Version 6.10.327748
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Version Downloads 452
Type Games / Adventure
License Demo
Date 23 Nov 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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