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
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.
Planetary Annihilation is a real-time strategy game set in a science fiction universe. Take control of a robotic commander and build a colossal army to defeat your foes on every planet in the galaxy.
||Publisher: Uber Entertainment
Type: MMO RTS
Release Date: September 5, 2014
Pros: +Cartoonish art style. +Innumerable units on screen. +Picture in Picture mode.
Cons: -Tutorial lacking. -Known bugs. -Steep learning curve.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Star Citizen is a unique sci-fi MMO that combines action-oriented space combat, trading, and first person shooter elements. The game is buy-to-play and has no monthly subscription.
||Publisher: Cloud Imperium Games
Release Date: 2072 (estimate)
Pros: +Unique blend of FPS and space simulator. +Player-driven content. +Community-driven development.
Cons: -No firm release date.