Guild Wars 2 is a free-to-play fantasy-themed MMORPG developed by ArenaNet and is the sequel to the first Guild Wars. The game features an expansive and dynamic world that changes based on the player’s actions.
Type: F2P MMORPG (paid expansions)
Release Date: August 28, 2012
PvP: Arenas / Large scale World vs World
Pros: +Story driven gameplay. +Dynamic quest system. +Good variety of classes and races. +Great soundtrack.
Cons: -Repetitive gameplay.
Closers Online: Dimension Conflict is a 3D anime style action MMORPG with instanced missions and a MOBA inspired PvP mode. Play as an agent gifted with psychic powers and save Seoul from dimensional monsters rampaging across the city!
||Publisher: En Masse (NA / EU)
Type: Action MMORPG
PvP: MOBA mode
Release Date: November 13, 2017 (NA Early Access)
Pros: +Stylish cell-shaded graphics. +Fully voiced dialogue. +Great cutscenes and emphasis on story.
Cons: -Missions must be replayed on multiple difficulties. -Minimal appearance customization. -Gender locked characters.
Kritika Online is an anime-styled 3D MMORPG that features action-packed gameplay, supported by a variety of playable classes that deal massive damage. Enter a variety of instances or PvP battlegrounds to chain skills for combos and attain experience to level up.
||Publisher: En Masse
Type: Action MMORPG
Release Date: June 8, 2016 (SEA)
PvP: Team-based Battlegrounds
Pros: +Variety of playable classes. +Distinct anime-styled graphics. +Stylish combat animations.
Cons: -Stamina system.
Star Trek Online, STO for short, is an epic 3D sci-fi MMORPG based on the popular Star Trek franchise. The game features story-driven gameplay that largely follows the Star Trek canon. Players command their own star ship within the vast Star Trek universe and can also complete ground missions.
||Publisher: Arc Games
PvP: Duels / Factions
Release Date: Feb 2, 2010 (NA/EU)
Pros: +Excellent foundry system (player-made missions). +Great story. +Solid character customization. +Good reputation system. +Tons of content.
Cons: -Controls and interface can feel clunky. -Cash shop items very powerful.
Elsword Online is a 2.5D side-scrolling anime-inspired fantasy MMORPG from KOG Games that features action-oriented combat. Elsword is a beat-em-up style game that features 50+ unique dungeons to explore with an excellent variety of playable classes.
||Publisher: KOG Games
PvP: Arena (1v1/2v2/3v3/4v4)
Release Date: March 23, 2011 (NA/EU)
Pros: +Good variety of playable characters and classes. +Fun combos/combat mechanics. +Great music.
Cons: -Cash shop dependent. -Balance issues. -Game nickle and dimes you.
Record of Lodoss War Online is a fantasy themed MMORPG based on the classic JRPG series. The game features four character-locked classes, an isometric camera view, point & click gameplay, and a vibrant fantasy world.
Type: Fantasy MMORPG
Release Date: April 6, 2017
Pros: +Based on a well known franchise. +Isometric camera angle. +Colorful environments.
Cons: -No character customziation. -Few classes. -Grind-centric. -Optimization issues.
Rift is a 3D fantasy MMORPG set in the expansive world of Telara. The game offers a unique and extensive class system, player housing, and dynamic zone-wide events. Rift is feature-rich and well-suited for traditional MMORPG fans looking for a truly epic world to explore.
||Publisher: Trion Worlds
Type: F2P MMORPG
Release Date: March 1, 2011
PvP: Duels / Battlegrounds / PvP Servers
Pros: +Massive amount of content to play through. +Rifts create dynamic gameplay experiences. +Extensive class customization. +Balanced cash shop.
Cons: -Limited race selection. -Only a few builds viable in late game. -Generic MMORPG combat, user interface, and questing features.
Warframe is a 3D sci-fi third person MMO shooter with an emphasis on cooperative gameplay. Players assume the role of Tenno, space ninjas with powerful exoskeletons called Warframes, as they hack-n-slash their way through armies of enemies.
||Publisher: Digital Extremes
PvP: Duels / Conclave (Arenas) / Solar Rail
Release Date: Mar 25, 2013 (NA/EU)
Pros: +Fun cooperative gameplay. +Good variety of Warframes. +Great production value (Music/Visuals).
Cons: -TONS of grinding required. -Repetitive missions. -Feels too easy sometimes. -Limited PvP options.
Dekaron is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG that lets players explore the world of Trieste. Originally brought to western audiences as 2Moons, Dekaron has gone through many changes since its inception. With fast-paced combat and an emphasis on PvP action, Dekaron is a classic MMORPG that many fans come back to year after year.
||Publisher: Vertigo Games
Release Date: November 23, 2004
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Guild battles, and PKing
Pros: +Unique classes. +Fast-paced leveling. +Fluid gameplay.
Cons: -Dated visuals and interface. -No auction house system.
Silkroad-R is an updated version of the original Silkroad Online MMORPG with faster leveling, class balance, and more. Silkroad-R takes place during the 7th century on the renowned Silk Road trading route that connected the East to the West. Play as either Chinese or Europeans and become a hunter, thief, or merchant in this unique MMORPG.
Release Date: Jan 18, 2012 (NA/EU)
PvP: Duels / Open World / Guild Wars / Arena
Pros: +Good variety of classes. +Faster XP rate than original game. +Unique PvP system. +Improved interface.
Cons: -Pervasive botting. -Smaller community than original game.