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The Gamer  
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Han Jee-Han, a normal high school student, suddenly develops a special power where his entire world is shifted into a game-like setting. He can see the power levels of people, look at the stats of a seemingly normal item, get abilities, and even level up! Follow Han Jee-Han as he discovers how to use this power, and maybe even where it came from.

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Associated Names
Геймер (Russian)
اللاعب (Arabic)
더 게이머
THE 게이머

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33 Chapters (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (608 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.07 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 17th 2014, 10:06am PST

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I like it.   
Rating: N/A
by Jazzy_Jazz0111
April 16th, 2014, 2:00pm
I think this webtoon is really refreshing. I think that maybe people are expecting to much from something that only has 30 some chapters so far. After reading everything that has complex and long and dragging plots that go on forever, The Gamer is light and refreshing. It is also sort of funny when you catch the little jokes and references thrown out there.

Something that I like about this that isn't like others I have read is that instead of the main character being transported into a game or living in a reality where everything is a game, the The Gamer has it where only the main character sees reality as a game and no one else. That's pretty unique and different to me so I don't know why people are complaining so much.

But all in all I think it is pretty good.
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Fun, Lighthearted Read   
Rating: N/A
by xanonymousanimex
March 30th, 2014, 3:24pm
Tbh, this is a story with a little originality, but I don't think it is all that original. Though what really matters in my opinion is the story execution since finding a completely original story is difficult nowadays. So far, all I can say is that it's a fairly lighthearted read with some funny and enjoyable parts. If, you are a lover of lover of RPGs, then this webtoon is for you, or even if you haven't ever played a RPG in your life, you may still enjoy learning about the different principles of RPGs. There's also some references to Tower of God as well which I personally liked. One thing that the webtoon is lacking, is a good storyline, or atleast a sense of where the story is going and it's mainly only been focused our main character living his daily life with a special ability. You won't be finding a incredibly deep story from The Gamer but it's still a fun series so far.

... Last updated on March 30th, 2014, 3:34pm
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Fun but Nothing Special   
Rating: N/A
by noobzilla
March 11th, 2014, 4:43pm
People giving this a high rating are probably not used to the multitude of Korean RPG-based novels that fill word count quota with stat stats and more stats and how awesome the hero is compared to the rest of the world, and how hardworking and dedicated he is. The only difference is the medium and the setting being the real world. I am not dropping this yet, since it is still too early and so far it has been entertaining despite the nagging sensation of having read the same thing elsewhere.
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Really fun but people are complaining   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bronx819
March 8th, 2014, 3:38am
I really like The Gamer, its an entertaining read and I look forward to it every week or so, but like with SAO there's a fence between people absolute fanboys and those that say its boring and unoriginal. I mostly have a problem with people complaining about a series being similar to another and how this somehow makes it bad.

So first, the story is about a gamer who gets powers like from a game, except not magic but the actual console (and some magic too) along with skills and an (awesome) inventory window. For me this is a first but there may be others who have seen similar works, big deal, nowadays its becoming hard to create a truly innovative story that deviates off from typical genres or cliches, that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

People say its slow paced, maybe some people want action all the time but I like how this isn't really building up anything special (there may be some but I'm just enjoying it). Its just the every day life of an in game gamer, there'll probably be something happening later but for now I'm enjoying this kind of atmosphere.
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Rating: N/A
by rennov
March 7th, 2014, 9:59am
Wow, what a rating this manga has!

I can't help but to be amazed because I feel no connection between the manga and the rating. My apology, but well, I really don't expect that this manga could have a rank this high for long enough.

Here is my brief review after read 20 chapters and so,
The art: Well, good enough
The plot: good, but not hard to predict... the premise that the MC has "cheat" ability and later become an "almighty" keyplayer (truly, I think this kind 'overwhelming' of ability will only set a good premise first but will shallow the plot later). and well, no damn twist, because of this "cheat" ability. If this manhwa in the end will only talk about of beating out villain, well, damn this manhwa...
Character: no unique character that I found special and likeable, just average forced-to-be-unique-kind of student...

I wont say that this manga is bad (because there are many manga that worse than this manhwa), and it still contains a few chapters (so I hope it will develop more). But, once again, I just amazed by its rank...

edit: btw, please don't easily compare two obviously different manga on the same level. Briefly, One Punch man is epic and hilarious. It's epic because The MC will come and fight when the situation is really dire, and the art cover the awesomeness of the MC "single-punch". No twist, but fine... it's already compensated by its epic-ness. It's hilarious on its gag jokes, (and I found nothing alike on this manhwa)... and... 1/2 prince too (is it really comparableconfused). Well, sorry for babbling too long, but that's my point.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2014, 10:26am
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It is what you think it is   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
March 7th, 2014, 12:00am
The predictable jokes, references and comparisons to MMORPGs are all here as expected. But the execution isn't bad. The art is likewise just about average for a webtoon, with lots of lazy frames but its not unattractive. I think people are riding either too high or too low on this series when it's just niche appeal series that's easy to follow because it doesn't take risks. And that's fine.
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Common concept, intriguing application   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ra4ael
March 5th, 2014, 12:45am
Decided to add some explanation reading some of the average/mediocore comments. The whole virtual reality genre/premise has been overdone - SAO, 1/2 prince, LMS, Ark, (DICE adding a faustian take) etc etc. There is key difference in this case though. The MC is not spirited away into/playing the game world, and the game world is not invading reality, but the character is the only one referring to reality as a game, and this clash of perception makes the whole application interesting and unique against the supernatural background.
Then again, the unique application and lighthearted comedy is the only thing really going for the series, so I will rate just my enjoyment from it, as usual.
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Regarding reviews   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Backha
March 1st, 2014, 1:04am
Before writing about how deep or well written this manga is, look at the genres directory will you?

Does it have supernatural abilities involved in a story? Hell yeah, and the lead's ability is awesome, to the degree of cheating. Does it make the the story boring? No. We know from Onepunch Man that OP characters are not boring at all.

Character development is going well and besides, it is only focusing on the lead for now, so there are hella lots of improvements in 25 chapters so far. Relationships? We know from One Piece that its better not to have any romantic relationships among the cast at all than having Naruto-Sakura kinda crap.

Personally, I impatiently wait for every chapter every week, and enjoy reading them. Author offers enough improvement in plot and equally in weekly so the pace is ok.

Basically, this manhwa is for people who became dissapointed from lack of game deatails from SAO and BTOOM!
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Rating: N/A
by sandyatthebeach1
February 23rd, 2014, 9:34pm
Yup. Fun. Gaming and stuff in "real" life- I mean, it's not exactly brilliant, but it's definitely interesting. I wouldn't be able to grind through a lot of chapters at once- this doesn't instill that sort of passion in me- but once a week, it's a light, amusing read. I like it!
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
February 8th, 2014, 2:42am
First of all, it's nothing new or original. Don't understand why people are saying it as something original just because the author gave a game power to the main character.

The explnation for the existence of supernatural is boring & too much crappy even for a manga. The jokes work few times but the characters are flat & boring.

The pace is too slow paced & nothing important has yet happened for it to deserve such a high rating.
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