Skyforge is a 3D third person sci-fi MMORPG with fantasy elements and action oriented combat. The game is set on a planet called Aelion that features both persistent and instanced zones. Players start off as powerful immortals and can eventually ascend to become a god.
Release Date: July 16, 2015
PvP: Duels / Arenas
Pros: +Gorgeous Sci-fi environments. +Unique skill system. +Varied PvP options. +Multi classing system.
Cons: -Weak story/lore. -Unorthodox user interface. -Weekly experience caps.
Entropia Universe is a virtual universe MMO with a micropayment system that gives items and property in the game real currency value. Hunt monsters, mine, level skills, buy deeds, and forge a corporate empire across six planets.
Type: MMO Virtual Universe
Release Date: January 30, 2003
Pros: +Huge, expansive world. +Robust economy. +In-depth creation system.
Cons: -Extensive tutorial. -Steep learning curve. -Numerous pay-to-play elements.
Heavy Metal Machines is an action racing game that mixes a heavy metal soundtrack with an action-packed Mad Max-inspired world. Two teams compete in frantic battles to deliver the bomb to the opposing side's base.
||Publisher: Hoplon Infotainment
Type: Action / Racing
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Pros: +Varied vehicle types & customization. +Smooth, simple controls. +Strategic combat rewards teamwork.
Cons: -Low playerbase. -Only 1 map & game mode.
Star Conflict is a 3D sci-fi themed space simulation MMO with fast paced action oriented combat. Similar to the subscription-based EVE Online, Star Conflict consists of fighting space battles, building corporations, and grinding materials and money to create bigger and better ships.
||Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment
Release Date: Feb 27, 2013 (NA/EU)
Pros: +Good variety of unique ships. +Customizable ships. +Polished graphics & fluid gameplay. +Varied game modes.
Cons: -Pay to win elements. -Lots of grind required to get the best ships and upgrades.
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. -Buggy client.
Altas Reactor is a sci-fi themed 3D turn-based strategy game that offers a unique twist to the typical tactics game. Players utilize a revolutionary four-phase turn system to plan out their attacks and take out opposing teams in instanced close quarter battle arenas. Atlas Reactor offers a refreshingly unique art style and gameplay concept.
||Publisher: Trion Worlds
Type: 3D Turn-Based Strategy
Modes: 1v1 - 5v5 Competitive / Bot Matches
Release Date: October 04, 2016
Pros: +Simultaneous turns mean no waiting. +Requires tactical gameplay and teamwork. +Innovative concept and stylish animated art style.
Cons: -Needs more characters (Freelancers). -Few maps. -Slight learning curve.
Star Sonata 2 is a space-themed top-down MMO that combines elements of action, RPG, and empire creation. Explore the game's sandbox style universe and build persistent bases with trade routes and military forces, working towards becoming the Emperor of the universe.
||Publisher: Landauer Games
Type: Space Simulation MMO
Release Date: November 12, 2011
Pros: +Easy-to-learn, hard to master. +Massive PvP battles. +Sandbox universe. +Tons of customization.
Cons: -Paywall on certain content. -Retro-style controls. -Bare UI.
EVE Online is a sandbox MMORPG set in a science fiction universe. Players command their spaceship in an enormous galaxy where they can participate in piracy, mining, manufacturing, trading, combat, and epic fleet warfare.
||Publisher: CCP Games
Release Date: May 6, 2003
Pros: +Enormous universe to explore. +Varied PvP options. +Mature and helpful community. +Player-driven economy.
Cons: -Steep learning curve. -Solo-gameplay becomes repetitive. -Controls and interface can feel clunky.
Dropzone is a 1v1 MOBA that rewards the player for their ability to multitask. In this mech style MOBA, each player uses three unique units to conquer objectives in a 15 minute match.
||Developer: Sparkypants Studios
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Pros: +Fast Paced. +Gorgeous effects. +Each class can be customized to fit play style.
Cons: -Only 1 map. -Only 5 playable classes at launch.
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.