Age of Conan Hyborian Adventure is an MMORPG that charges a monthly fee to play. However they have decided to extend the original trial of the game to allow you to play the first 20 levels (the island of Tortage) completely for free - no subscription fee, no credit card details, no cancel within 14 days - it's free.
Only requirements are that you register an account, download the trial, and play the game before 1st Jan 2010. As long as you have done that, then the Island of Tortage will remain free to play for as long as you have your account.
If you want to upgrade to a full version of the game they will let you do that, and no doubt offer incentives to do so, but for now this is an opportunity to try out a decent sized chunk of the game for free.
The original source for this was IGN - http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/105/1055068p1.html
Funcom is delighted to announce a unique holiday offer for its massively multiplayer online game `Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. Anyone who downloads, registers, and starts playing the trial before January 1st 2010 will be able to enjoy all of level one to twenty the entire Island of Tortage experience without ever having to upgrade to a full account or pay a subscription fee. This unique Unlimited Free Trial campaign is only available until January 1st as a special holiday offer to anyone who wishes to experience the sexy and savage world of Conan.
"Our original seven day trial has been very successful so far," says Morten Larssen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Funcom. "But with the holiday season coming up this is the perfect time to shake up our trial offer a bit and try out something new. So everyone who downloads the trial before January 1st will be able to play the first part of the game for free, forever. We are confident that many of those taking advantage of this offer will choose to become permanent players, allowing them to experience all of what the game has to offer including all the additions and improvements introduced since launch."
Celebrate the holiday season by downloading the trial today, and experience `Age of Conan' in all its savage, sexy and brutal glory. Go to http://www.ageofconan.com/trial
to download the client and start your barbaric adventures today. Players can level up as many characters as they want before choosing to move on and explore the rest of the game. Players will be able to enjoy all of what Tortage Island has to offer, complete with player vs. environment and player vs. player gameplay. Users must take advantage of this offer before January 1st, and will need to log in to the game for the offer to take effect.