Combat Arms is a 3D tactical lobby-based MMO shooter with a huge variety of customizable weapons. It's one of the first free-to-play tactical shooters in the West and still remains quite popular.
Publisher: Valofe (Previously Nexon) Playerbase: Medium Type: MMO Shooter Release Date: Jul 11, 2008 (NA) Pros: +Excellent variety of weapons (250+). +Plenty of game modes and maps. +Good "free rotation" system. Cons: -Hackers still an issue. -Weapons aren't permanent. -Prone to crashing on newer systems.
GunZ 2: The Second Duel, or simply GunZ 2 for short, is a fast-paced third person shooter and is the successor to MAIET's original GunZ: The Duel game. Similar to the first game, GunZ 2 features a unique mix of swordplay and shooting.
Publisher: Masangsoft, Inc. Playerbase: Medium Type: Shooter Release Date: May 1, 2014 (NA/INTL) Pros: +Unique action gameplay. +Fun melee combat. +Varied game modes. Cons: -Won't impress fans of the first game. -Imbalanced matchmaking. -Peer-2-peer netcode.
H1Z1 is a 3D zombie-themed sandbox survival MMO / Battle Royale set during a zombie apocalypse. The game takes place in rural America within a large persistent game world. H1Z1 has a strong emphasis on crafting, building structures, and fighting both zombies and other players.
Publisher: Daybreak Game Company Playerbase: Low Type: F2P Survival MMO Release Date: Jan 15, 2015 (Early Access) Pros: +Huge persistent world. +PvE and PvP servers. +Varied crafting options (Weapons/Structures). Cons: -Buggy gameplay. -Cheaters can ruin gaming experience.
Heroes of the Storm is a 3D hero brawler set in the entire Blizzard universe. Players can battle as their favorite characters from the Starcraft, Diablo, and Warcraft franchises on one epic arena.
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Playerbase: High Type:MOBA Release Date: June 2, 2015 Pros: +Great cast of recognizable characters. +Unique objective based maps. +Easy to pick up and learn. Cons: -Simplicity may put off some. -Reconnecting takes too long.
Team Fortress 2, TF2 for short, is a quirky cartoony 3D MMO shooter developed and published by Valve. Team Fortress 2 is based on the popular Team Fortress mods for Quake and Half Life. TF2 features nine unique classes, and has excellent balance, well-designed maps, and chaotically fun gameplay.
Publisher: Valve Playerbase: High Type: MMO Release Date: Oct 9, 2007 (NA/EU) Pros: +Excellent balance. +Great map designs. +Beautiful art style. +Tons of player-made content (Steam Workshop). Cons: None. Team Fortress 2 is awesome.
Shot Online is a realistic 3D golfing MMO with 7 characters and 21+ playable courses ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. Compete in simple 1v1 matches or enter tournaments with dozens of opponents to earn the "pro" title.
PlanetSide 2 is a massive persistent state world (PSW) MMOFPS where three factions fight to capture and hold as many territories as possible. Large, open-world battles with hundreds of players on the field at once are commonplace in PlanetSide 2. With up to 1,200 players fighting on a continent at once and an excellent variety of weapons and vehicles, PlanetSide 2 offers FPS-style gameplay on an epic scale.
Publisher: Daybreak Game Company Playerbase: Medium Type:MMOFPS Release Date: Nov. 20, 2012 (NA/EU) Pros: +Huge maps. +Epic battles with up to 1,200 players on a single continent. +Fluid gameplay. +Beautiful graphics. +Great customization / progression. Cons: -Steep learning curve. -Latency issues.
APB Reloaded is a 3D open world MMO shooter set in the crime-ridden city of San Paro. Inspired by GTA, APB Reloaded includes a large variety of guns and cars for players to customize as they engage in a never-ending battle for control over the streets of San Paro.
Publisher: GamersFirst Playerbase: Medium Type: MMO Release Date: June 29, 2010 PvP: Open World / Team Missions Pros: +Modern, open world setting. +In-depth character and car customization. +Great visuals. +Fast-paced and rewarding gameplay. Cons: -Imbalanced matchmaking system. -Free players can only rent guns. -Client and server performance issues. -Griefing common due to open world setting. -No PvE content.
Epic Card Battle is a 3D Online Trading Card Game (TCG) where players put together a deck to progress through the Campaign levels as well as climb the ranks in PvP matches. It is largely criticized for the lack of gameplay, as card battles play out randomly without player input. The game is available and both mobile and desktop.
Publisher: momoStorm Entertainment Playerbase: Low Type: F2P Card Game Release Date: 2013 (NA/EU) Pros: +Beautiful card illustrations. +Multi platform support (iOS, Android, & Steam) Cons: -Lack of strategy & gameplay. -Few cards. -Pay to win elements.
MicroVolts is a quirky lobby-based third person MMO shooter with a unique toy theme. The game features a fun cast of characters and Team Fortress 2-inspired gameplay. Battle it out across dozens of large well-designed maps and frag your enemies with 7 different weapon types.
Publisher: Masang Soft Playerbase: TBD Type: MMO Release Date: June 9, 2011 (NA/EU) Pros: +Good variety of weapons. +Plenty of game modes and maps. +Great map designs. Cons: -Powerful cash shop items. -Latency issues.