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.
Tree of Life is a 3D fantasy themed sandbox MMORPG with cartoony graphics and a focus on cooperative gameplay. Players must work together to survive on an unknown continent inhabited by hostile monster tribes.
Publisher: OddOneGames Playerbase: Low Type: Sandbox Survival MMO PvP: Open PvP with penalties Release Date: May 27 2015 (Early Access) Pros: +Dynamic game world. +Build anywhere and alter the landscape. +Large community guilds. Cons: -Player buildings litter landscape. -Visuals may put off some players. -Day/Night cycle too short.
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.