Grand Chase was a 2D anime inspired side-scrolling action MMORPG that enabled up to six players engage in exciting battles with one another. Arcade style controls allowed players to easily use skills and perform deadly combo attacks. The game included tons of PvE and PvP content, including a roster of nineteen characters.
Type: 2D MMO
Release Date: March 8, 2008
Closure Date: April 17, 2015
Pros: +Unique blend of two genres. +Numerous characters to choose from. +Anime inspired graphics. +Action oriented combat.
Cons: -Clunky UI. -Some skills are cash shop only. -Inconvenient to join dungeons and PvP.
Grand Chase Overview
Inspired by classic side scrolling fighting games, Grand Chase offered an action packed online fighting experience. Players were able to perform combo attacks, and dodge in real time, which greatly pleased fans of the classic fighting game genre. Instanced dungeons supported up to six players at a time with each player graded at the end of the mission. Grand Chase also had a competitive PvP scene. Players looking for a similar game still in service should check out Elsword Online.
Grand Chase Key Features:
- MMORPG Brawler – Grand Chase was one of the first games to combine side-scrolling brawler style gameplay with the MMORPG genre.
- Live Action Combat – the gameplay in Grand Chase is action oriented and requires player skill to be most effective. This makes both the PvE and PvP aspects skill based.
- Dungeon Parties – join or create a party and explore dozens of dungeons spread across three continents.
- Multiple PvP Modes – battle against other players in a variety of modes including Team Battles, Survival, Smashing, and Honor Guard.
- Huge Variety of Characters - over nineteen characters to chose from including a variety of melee, ranged DPS, and supportive roles.
Characters: Elesis, Lire, Arme, Rin, Edel, Veigas, Lass, Ryan, Ronan, Amy, Jin, Sieghart, Mari, Dio, Zero, Ley, Rufus, Asin, Lime
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Grand Chase System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista SP2
CPU: Pentium 4 1.5GHz / Athlon XP 1600+
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440 / ATI Radeon X550 Series
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 1.2 GB
Operating System: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz / AMD Athlon 64 2800+
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 256MB / Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better
RAM: 2 GB or better
Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB or more
Grand Chase Music & Soundtrack
Grand Chase Additional Information
Developer: KOG Studios
Game Engine: Custom In-House Engine
Release Date NA: March 8, 2008
Release Date KOR: August, 2003
Release Date JP: August 10, 2005
Release Date BR: June 28, 2006
Release Date PH: November 4, 2008
Release Date IND: May 8, 2010
Release Date SA: March 3, 2011
Closure Date: April 17, 2015
Development History / Background:
Grand Chase was originally developed by Ntreev, which eventually was renamed to Gamerage. When the game first launched back in 2008 it was very active and supported a high player base, mainly due to its low system requirements and easy to learn controls. As time went on and newer games with similar system requirements came around, the player base eventually fell which led to loss of revenue for Gamerage. Eventually the game stopped becoming profitable and it was officially closed on April 17, 2015.
Grand Chase Private Servers
There are a number of private servers available for Grand Chase, but Extreme Grand Chase is the most popular by far. You may be required to download additional files to access these servers. Download and install the software at your own risk