Funcom announced that Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures received the award for "Most Improved Game of 2009" from MMO website MMORPG.com. The work done to expand and enhance the massively multiplayer online game since launch has earned them the distinction over titles such as World of Warcraft and The Lord of the Rings Online.

Funcom has launched over five massive free updates to Age of Conan since launch in 2008. These updates have added entire new world regions, dungeons, features and technology enhancements. Through the free updates players have been able to explore legendary locations such as Ymir's Pass and Tarantia Commons, not to mention dungeons such as Xibaluku, The Amphitheatre and The Iron Tower. Funcom have also introduced a new item and RPG system, new PvP features and much more.

"Everyone on the team is very proud of how Age of Conan has grown and matured since launch," says Game Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison. "One of the great joys of working on a massively multiplayer online game is being able to add new content and new features even after launch and by working closely with our community of players we have been able to do exactly that."

Launching in May last year Age of Conan quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, Age of Conan became the third best-selling PC title of the year in 2008. In the weeks after launch Age of Conan simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. Age of Conan is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well.