WorthPlaying writes: "Cluttered and overpopulated as the MMO genre is, a game has to truly stand out in order to have the slightest chance of being successful. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is a fantasy-based MMORPG like many that have came before it, but in its favor, it has two big strengths in the form of the Conan lore and a combat system that is much more active than anything else in the genre. The game is rated Mature and wholeheartedly embraces such ideas as decapitations and nudity, but thankfully only uses such things to augment the experience rather than rely on them to sell the title.
Age of Conan is fully set in Conan lore, in a time when three mighty nations are warring with each other while an advancing army of ghostlike soldiers threatens the survival of all three countries. Though Conan has changed somewhat over the years, the lore itself has always grasped rather mature concepts, such as Conan frequently cleaving his enemies into bloody pieces and never staying alien to things such as sex and nudity. In Age of Conan, sex is only referenced and nudity is limited to breasts and nipples, but blood and gore is apparent quite often."