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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.

Description from Line Webtoon:
What if your life is just like playing a game? What if you can upgrade your status and gain more levels? A fantasy world is coming right at you!

Original webtoon
Official Translation

Additional info about the universe in a novel "The Gamer - Origin" (더 게이머 오리진)


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Associated Names
THE 게이머
더 게이머

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LINE Webtoon

Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.67 by LINE Webtoon 1 day ago
v.4 c.66 by LINE Webtoon 8 days ago
v.4 c.65 by LINE Webtoon 15 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
260 Chapters (Ongoing)

Season 1: 86 Chapters (Complete) 1~86
Season 2: 37 Chapters (Complete) 87~123
Season 3: 72 Chapters (Complete) 124~195
Season 4: 65 Chapters (Ongoing) 196~260+

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User Reviews

8 topics, 156 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1364 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
 37% (504 votes)
 20% (268 votes)
 18% (248 votes)
 11% (144 votes)
 5% (63 votes)
 3% (37 votes)
 2% (24 votes)
 1% (17 votes)
 1% (11 votes)
 4% (48 votes)

Last Updated
January 30th 2019, 3:24am PST



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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #86 increased(+8)
Monthly Pos #86 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #66 decreased(-12)
6 Month Pos #50 increased(+1)
Year Pos #50 decreased(-10)

List Stats
On 6280 reading lists
On 600 wish lists
On 85 completed lists
On 216 unfinished lists
On 573 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Add official translation to description? 9 months ago
Can we add the harem tag now? over 2 years ago
"Clever Protagonist" tag?? really? over 4 years ago
Novel? over 4 years ago
Harem tag over 4 years ago

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Just don't bother.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by NimroD-002
August 29th, 2017, 8:42am
people say this started good but it never was in my opinion its just constant thought bubbles about how "cleverly" he is leveling up but the payoff for all the leveling up is more solitary leveling up its borderline parody how repetitive it can get. the art is simple victor art. characters are one dimensional. the lore has an interesting concept about gods existing only if enough people believed in them but it doesnt save the series from being a grinding borefest.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2017, 8:50am
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Rating: N/A
by cyclops398
February 22nd, 2017, 3:29pm
As so many other reviews have said, this is one huge example of wasted potential. The MC is probably the dumbest I've seen in a while (despite having an int build...) there are long explanations for simple concepts, which are then repeated 2~3 more times to other characters (which means us. again. and again.) while other important information is glossed over. VERY lazy and poor writing. No clue how it is ranked anywhere close to the "top." Dropped it at around ch140ish after many many chapters of dissatisfaction. Rated 4/10 because it was sort of interesting but wouldn't even receive a 50% if turned in for an assignment.
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Rating: N/A
by Kirasteins
February 11th, 2017, 9:57am
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Hello! The gamer Team i really like your story but i got disappointed when the Ms.President got a power, and MC are acting like an idiot in that Arc of story He tell her about the abyss carelessly! He didn't use his brain even he have a high Int.

And he want to help the class president to get stronger?! Wth, he's not too strong to do that fck! Please the manga has so many fillers !

... Last updated on February 18th, 2017, 2:51am
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Great start but falls woefully short.   
Rating: N/A
by Umitencho
November 9th, 2016, 11:01am
The first season is quite good. After that it turns into another boring harem story where the female mc's are pretty much after his seed. Advice: Stop after the first season and then move on to something else.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2017, 8:30am
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
August 14th, 2016, 10:04pm
A good idea for a manga but terrible execution, as Mizura says its all "Instant gratification with no plot", this feels like it was written by a highschool teenager addicted to MMORPG, it lacks depth at all levels, the main char is plain, lame and dull as a cow and as to justify that he gets the gamer's mindset skill or whatever, "you shall take everything as a game!" meh. Then you get the skills... again boring, why would I want to read long explanations of how passive skills work in games and long sophisms of why that is cool and how the mc is overpowered and cheating all other mages? Don't freaking create a character growth story and then ruin it instantly by making that growth only a terribly easy and boring chore "oh new skill, kill demons, win money, trains 2 days, I'm level 73!!, new skill..." and so on.
It's a real pity, I'd like to see this setting exploited by another mangaka or manhwaka.
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Started good then drove off a cliff.   
Rating: N/A
by grimful
June 16th, 2016, 5:07pm
Season 1 i'd give a 8 or 9
season 2 i'd rate it at 5-6
season 3 its like a 2-3

the MC is too stupid it was understandable early on but now with a int of 80 or 200[honestly don't know] and a wisdom of 40-60, he's still acting like a human with an int of 7 and a wis of 5 [human average is 10]
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6 is good enough   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by SaLaHaDiN_PL
June 10th, 2016, 8:03am
I have seen many better series about "gamers" than this one . MC is okayish , sometimes great but most of the time dumb just dumb . Art is not bad , whole world is interesting but characters are pretty lame .High rating mostly due to nostalgia , "MC gamer skills" and whole "gaming world" .
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went down hill @@   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hi2moony
June 1st, 2016, 1:03am
rate 9 for about 50~first chapter. Later become grinding , loli show, tsundere, harem king (in both mean ). In short dragging 4ever.

Sad to see my used-to-favorite became like that. I still follow it because it's unique, but I rate it now 7 at best. or maybe 6

Edit. At chap 129 I've skiped about 5 chapters because It's crappy, 6 rating for now, still hope for some anything else, any but not the things is happening is fine. Agrrr

... Last updated on June 17th, 2016, 3:43am
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Strong start but then...   
Rating: N/A
by Daitengu
January 12th, 2016, 12:04am
The gamer was great starting out, and I still find the training and grinding fine, but the story thus far... repetitious. A majority of the story is just 'save the princess' under different conditions. I came into it wanting something not done in the majority of novels, comics, and games for centuries. But it's just like the rest.

The TLDR on The Gamer is:
1. MC gets power
2. trains
3. saves a princess
4. comedy,
5. repeat steps 2-4, 4 more times.

congrats, now you're caught up.

5 rating because average is average.
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8/10 but that is me being biased.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Forgotten10
December 9th, 2015, 7:46pm
The gamer is basically instant gratification. You enjoy it because you desire it. The gamer's ability is what keeps me coming back. Who wouldn't want a power where you can instantly cheat life its self? Are you struggling with money, then just kill some monsters. Are you unsatisfied with your grades? Then raise up your intelligence and wisdom. Do you feel physically unfit? Raise up your strength. The list goes on. Instant reading books, having perfect health, skill creation, strategy mind abilities, flying, any power that has ever existed in games you play can be achieved with time, and then some.

So all of that sounds amazing to have! That is what keeps me wanting more, because I can't help but think how much more relaxing life would be with The Gamer's ability! However, when going into a story you expect a lot more than just level grinding. You want an adventure, a story, connections to the characters, and overall a good time where everything continues to move forward! That is exactly what The Gamer lacks. The author has stated himself he didn't do well enough on writing a plot. There is barely any character development, or story progression in the entire 100 chapters. Now I can tell reading the most recent chapters that the author has been trying to improve. I see a story coming. Although the biggest problem being, not enough progression in 1 chapter, which you have to wait 7 days for. It is slow, but not slow as you would think. Slow as in, it seems the author is too slow to decide what direction he wants to take the series in! So it has basically been a standstill of just the MC leveling up, and training. Mind you, I do enjoy his grinding. No overall development for the story, the potential in the series is really good, especially when you see the threats from the abyss (The Golem/giant thingy fight). After that the series just regresses.

Tl;Dr - If you're looking for something with an MC who basically gets to cheat life out with close to no overall story development, that has massive potential and keeps messing it up, then this is your story. No doubts about it.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2017, 3:42pm
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