Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer action game that emphasizes melee combat. Enter a brutal medieval battlefield by choosing from four classes and fight using one of sixty medieval weapons. Intense game modes include players besieging castles, slaughtering each other in the arena, and raiding villages with up to thirty-two players in one match.
Publisher: Torn Banner Studios Playerbase: Low Type: Melee PvP Release Date: April 4, 2014 Pros: +Entertaining gore effects. +Deep combat mechanics. +Objective-based game modes. Cons: -Toxic community. -Random game crashes. -Hit-box detection issues.
Elder Scrolls Online is a fantasy MMORPG set on the sprawling continent of Tamriel. Choose between three factions and four classes to customize your character. An open-ended skill system lets you fight monsters and other players or steal and murder NPCs as you please.
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Playerbase: High Type: MMORPG Release Date: April 4, 2014 PvP: Alliance Wars (Faction Wars) Pros: +Player choices affect the world. +Active combat. +Steal, pickpocket, and & murder NPCs. +Expansive PvP system. Cons: -Known bugs. -Huge installation.
Windward is a sailing MMO with procedurally generated worlds to explore. Windward was inspired by Sid Meire's Pirates! and includes both singleplay and multiplayer gameplay.
Publisher: Tasharen Entertainment via Steam Playerbase: Medium Type: Nautical Sandbox MMO Release Date: May 12, 2015 Pros: +Single and multiplayer components. +Low system requirements and tiny file size. +PvP and PvE gameplay. Cons: -Repetitive quests and environments. -Limited sense of direction.
EVE Valkyrie is a 3D sci-fi MMO shooter with a first person cockpit view. The game is based in the EVE universe and pits players against each other in fast-paced, real-time dogfights. EVE Valkyrie is among the first games designed for virtual reality headsets.
Publisher: CCP Games Playerbase: Low Type: Buy to Play Sci-fi Shooter Release Date: March 28, 2016 Pros: +Developed for VR headsets. +Fast-paced dogfights. +Large selection of ships, weapons, and parts. +Stunning visuals. Cons: -Few maps.
Killing Floor 2 is an apocalyptic first-person shooter with heavy emphasis on cooperative play. Players must fend off waves of “zeds” (Zombies) across a variety of maps using an assortment of weapons, equipment, and passive skills.
Publisher: Tripwire Interactive Playerbase: High Type: MMO Shooter Release Date: April 21, 2015 Pros: +Polished graphics and fluid gameplay. +Good variety of weapons. +Fast paced fun combat. +Leveling system Cons: -Repetitive gameplay. -Imbalanced matchmaking.
Crowfall is a 3D fantasy MMORPG focused primarily on large scale PvP battles. The game promises action oriented combat rather than the 'tab targeting' method found in traditional MMORPGs. Rather than a single game environment, Crowfall contains many procedurally generated worlds players can conquer with their guilds.
Publisher: ArtCraft Entertainment Playerbase: Medium Type: MMORPG Release Date: July 06, 2021 Pros: +Skill based character progression. +Player-controlled worlds. Cons: -Dated graphics. -Poor performance. -Limited PvE content.
Verdun is a WWI era first person shooter named after the infamous battle of Verdun fought along the Western Front in 1916. Join a squad and jump into the trenches with up to 32 players per match.
Publisher: Steam Playerbase: Low Type: First Person Shooter Release Date: September 19, 2013 (early access) Pros: +Authentic WWI weapons and environments. +Varied squad roles. +Casual and tactical game modes. Cons: -Low playerbase, difficult to find a match. -Confusing UI. -Engine feels a bit sluggish. -Steep learning curve for a FPS.