Torn: Text based online RPG

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Description of App: 

You are now entering Torn City; a dark and dirty metropolis inhabited by two million real people involved in crime, conquest, commerce and more. In this open-world, role-playing crime game you can be whoever you want, be it Bully, Businessman or Barbarian, so long as you’ve got the brains and bullets to back it up.

Torn City is so gritty and real that British Prime Minister Theresa May's staff used this game to learn about real criminal behaviour. Don't believe us? Google it. This genre-defining MMO RPG burst onto the scene in 2004 with its unique blend of old-school text-based action and immersive gritty content, and Torn's limitless, free-to-play virtual city continues to provide new experiences over a decade later.

Play TORN.com through this official app with push notifications and instant login functionality.

With a community of established opponents and 13 years of constant updates, new players can plug straight into a living, breathing RPG world complete with history, lore, rivalries and more. Newcomers arrive in Torn every day looking to shake up the established order, but only the most dedicated ever succeed.

So if you’re looking to make a name for yourself just be careful who you cross, because this place is no playground. Torn City is full of back-biting and drama, and whining will not be tolerated. You will be robbed. You will be shot. You will have flaming dog poop left at the front door of your mansion. If you're not ready to fight in the gutter and embrace chaos, we suggest you walk away now.

But if you think you've got what it takes then prepare yourself for a challenge, because every day is different, and on arrival you'll need to make friends and make them fast. The cops won't save you here, as before you know it you'll be plunged headfirst into real-time fights and brutal faction conflict - and that's just day one.

- Become a master criminal by doing drive-by hits, kidnapping the Mayor and bombing government buildings

- Tool up for the streets with hundreds of unique weapons and armour items

- Bulk up at the gym and train yourself into an elite urban warrior

- Mug your opponents to relieve them of their hard earned cash, or just leave them in the streets

- Go legit and land yourself a high-flying job at one of thousands of player-owned companies

- Prove yourself worthy and earn an invite to join one of thousands of established factions

- Work with faction-mates to wage wars, commit large scale crimes and conquer territory

- Experiment with dangerous drugs to boost your battle stats and gain a crucial edge

- Pay others to do your dirty work by bountying your bullies and sending them to the hospital

- Establish yourself as a financial kingpin by making shrewd investments and swindling fellow players

- Bust a cap and break bones in our tactical turn-based attacking system

- Purchase essential and exotic items at the city's player-run bazaars, or start your own and rip people off

- Bankrupt rival players at the casino through games of poker and blackjack

- Interact with the most unsettlingly realistic NPC's ever seen in an RPG, if you dare

- Earn money and respect by doing dodgy deeds for the city's shadiest characters

- Marry another player and share your supplies, stacks and secrets

- Steal or buy cars to modify and enter into illegal street races

- Buy an apartment, pimp it out and work up to your very own private island

- Bust out inmates from the city jail and beat them until they're grateful

- Scour the in-game newspaper for hints, tips and all the latest Torn City gossip

- Immerse yourself in Torn's energetic forums and chat rooms for lively debate and constant competitions

- Progress your character and play the game your way, then make your mark in our illustrious Hall of Fame.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

0.2.17

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

12.4.1

Accessibility Comments: 

This game is quite complex. There is a lot on the screen, so it can be difficult to find things at first. However, the developers have done a lot to make this game and its web portal acccesssible. Be patient and explore thoroughly, and you will soon be familiar with the layout.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

This game is enormous! It is possible to spend years playing and still find new things to do. Try nnot to get busted and hauled off to the hospital, or to jail!

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@tornrpg