Compared to other MMOs, ArcheAge has an excellent fantasy world that is loaded with adventures, secrets, and features. While ArcheAge innovates in a few areas of MMO gameplay much of the focus is put towards delivering vast content, quality and player choice over attempting to reinvent the historical MMO mechanics. ArcheAge is a role-playing game set in a fantasy universe where you have the power to alter the gaming environment around you… [Read Review]
2. Planet Calypso
Using the architecture of Entropia Universe, Planet Calypso creates a science fiction MMO with an abundance of content, dynamics, and a sizable player base. Furthermore, gamers can now profit from their actions in the virtual world through the use of a game currency that is closely linked to real-world currency. As the initial planet in Entropia Universe (which now includes more than half a dozen worlds with a variety of gaming options), Pl… [Read Review]
Since its initial release on Windows PCs in 2013, Neverwinter has also been made available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Dungeons & Dragons and MMO mechanics will be present in the fictional city of the same name, where players will engage in missions, action-oriented combat, and social interactions. You’ll begin your journey in Neverwinter, a sprawling metropolis that has descended into anarchy since the departure of the city’s ruler. With the city of Neverwinter and the surrounding s…
4. Star Trek Online
There is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) established in the Star Trek universe called Star Trek Online (STO), which allows players to interact with their favorite Star Trek characters and settings. With an initial purchase and monthly subscription cost, Star Trek Online was able to build a strong platform for its future development. A free-to-play version of Star Trek Online was launched in 2012. When playing Star Trek Online, you’ll be in the…
Free-to-play since June 2013, Rift is a fantasy MMO with a subscription-based past that stands up to the likes of World of Warcraft. Keep in mind that Rift still offers a premium subscription service called a Patron that provides monetary incentives, additional content, daily login rewards, boosts, and convenience advantages. Rift’s gameplay pillars, which focus on a gigantic globe, large-scale dynamic conflicts, and deep exploration, are available to both free and paid gamers. For more information, please see our full review.
Skyforge is a third-person MMORPG that blurs the borders between fantasy and science fiction by focusing on action, customisation, class swapping, region-based servers, and the ability to become a deity. Skyforge was first released for Windows in 2015, and has subsequently moved to consoles with the same content and regular updates. Players will be able to explore the planet Aelion, where both ancient mysteries and cutting-edge technology coexist. [Check out the review here]
A 3D fantasy realm filled with action-packed battles that require players to utilize both skill and strategy to defeat their foes awaits them in TERA (The Exiled Realm of Arborea). First released in 2011 to the Asian MMO market, with a Western release a year later in 2012, TERA was initially launched as a paid game before changing its strategy to a freemium one. As strong titans known as Arun and Shara are now under the control of humans, a fantastical world that was created by them is now open to exploration. [Read Review]
8. Blade & Soul
Almost four years after it was originally designed for the Korean MMO industry, Blade & Soul is finally available to the rest of us. Blade & Soul is a modern MMO that focuses on action gameplay, deep customisation, a stunning gaming world, and engaging storytelling. The Asian roots of Blade and & Souls are clearly visible from the time you pick up the game to your final battle across combat a… [Read Review]
9. Revelation Online
Revelation Online, a massively multiplayer online game that boasts a huge game world, is now available in North America and Europe after first gaining traction in the competitive Asian MMO industry. This MMO, with its wide variety of classes, customisation options, and control options, promises to deliver a high-quality experience. Nuanor is a vast planet filled with towns, woods, and other natural wonders that players will experience firsthand in this ancient fantasy game. [Check out the review here]
10. Aura Kingdom
MMO Aura Kingdom employs an anime aesthetic while incorporating both action-based gameplay and typical MMO combat mechanisms to produce an engaging hybrid experience. You’ll spend hundreds of hours adventuring, questing, and assisting local villages while role-playing one of over a dozen classes that bring their own unique talents to the realm of fantasy. Closed beta testing began on December 1, 2013 and went public on January 1, 2014.
11. Perfect World
In 2008, Perfect World International introduced a 3D fantasy MMORPG for the international market that was originally developed for the Asian market. There is an abundance of PvP encounters in the game with a strong emphasis on character customization. The MMORPG genre’s best personalization choices may be found in Perfect World. Players can choose one of five races as their starting point, each having its own set of advantages and disadvantages. [Check out the review here]
12. Star Wars: The Old Republic
One of the best free alternatives to World of Warcraft is Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). BioWare’s MMORPG attempts to recreate the Star Wars universe in an online environment (and succeeds for the most part). Preferential status or a subscription are the only ways to unlock more content in SWTOR, but all story content is provided free of charge. When it comes to MMOs, SWTOR is not only one of the fastest-growing but also one of the most expensive to play.
13. Dungeons and Dragons Online
D&D Online (DDO) was first released as a commercial title in 2006, with the goal of bringing the D&D 3.5 rule set to the MMO setting. Since 2009, when the game become free-to-play, it has maintained a loyal following of players who like the traditional D&D mechanics. However, even if the game is free to play, there are a few restrictions that will eventually drive the serious gamers away.
14. Runes of Magic
Free-to-play Runes of Magic is a nod to the MMORPG juggernaut World of Warcraft, and it’s clear to see why. It was released in 2009 and continues to provide one of the largest amounts of content and quests that have been built up progressively over the game’s tenure online. In spite of the fact that this can be challenging for beginner players, it provides a richness of depth for those who are willing to put the work in. The story takes place in the fictional country of… [Read Review]
15. The Secret World
With a focus on myth and conspiracy, The Secret World is a new kind of massively multiplayer online game. The Secret World is a welcome change of pace from the sea of fantasy MMORPGs now saturating the market. Originally, the game had a subscription-based model, but it has since converted to a one-time purchase with optional subscription memberships for those who choose that choice. The Templars are one of the groups you can join in The Secret World. [Check out the review here]
16. The Lord of the Rings Online
Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in Tolkien’s mythological world. As a premium MMO for PC and Mac, it has been free to play for many years now. Customizable avatars, classes, NPCs, and loads of missions make LOTRO a conventional MMO concept. It’s clear that PvE is the primary focus of the game, with very little PvP content to speak about. PvE players will find instances to be the most taxing because of the wide range of challenges they can face. [Check out the review here]