Fantasy games

What We Liked..

Fun gameplay and roster building

Good visuals

Plenty of content

No need to pay to fully enjoy all the PvE content

.. and what we didn't

Grinding can be tedious in the advanced stages...

... unless you're willing to spend money in the cash shop

4.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.6

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


RAID: Shadow Legends is a free to play fantasy MMO with strong RPG elements. Developed by Plarium, it puts players in control of their party of hero characters in combat.

At the game's core is the PvE progression in which you'll embark on story campaigns, dungeons and faction wars in order to level up your heroes and give them better gear.
Combat is turn-based, complex enough to keep it stimulating on the long run, but also easy to grasp for beginners.

You'll recruit new heroes over time (there are hundreds of them!), each one with its own strenghts and weaknesses that can be enhanched\mitigated through the use of artifacts, potions, glyphs and other items.
Only those who will understand how to maximize the potential of their champions will be able to climb the rankings in the PvP arena, the ultimate objective for the advanced player.

RAID features very good visuals: all of the in-game artworks (characters, locations, items, etc..) are beautiful, and this contributes a lot to the lore and atmosphere of the game.

Overall, RAID is a very good and fun MMORPG.
Plarium was known for making top-notch, though ordinary, strategy browser-games... with RAID, they markedly upped their ambitions. While it does feature some of the mechanics typical of the company's browser-based titles (like the Bastion to grow your hub), its core lies in the brand-new RPG elements of turn-based combat and heroes collection, which is where the real fun begins for MMORPG lovers.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play party-based MMORPG that's fun and visually pleasing.
  • Hundreds of unique hero characters with individual skills and combat animations.
  • A combination of strategy and RPG turn-based combat mechanics.
  • Extremely popular title with active playerbase (also on mobile platforms).
  • Simple for beginners, but can become really tactical for hardcore gamers.

What We Liked..

Excellent graphics and animation

Deep strategic gameplay

Addictive

.. and what we didn't

Requires fullscreen

Slow load times

Questionable cash shop

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.9


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Genre: strategy, war, managerial

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Vikings: War of Clans is a strategy browser game set in the thematic world of Vikings, where as Jarls, players must build their kingdoms, armies and heroes to wage war against each other.

The game offers the traditional, addictive kingdom-building gameplay that we've learnt to appreciate in many games of the same genre, on top of an in-depth progression system and an interesting hero system to provide some much-appreciated variety and additional complexity.

The game also features truly excellent 3D animations that give Vikings: War of Clans terrific scores for graphics and presentation. Our town is alive, and you can see the townsfolk bustling around your buildings, working the forges, mines and farms...
This, paired with the pleasant and thematic soundtrack, really does a great job in letting the player enjoy and "live" the atmosphere of the game.
It comes with some cons though, such as pretty high loading times.

Overall, Vikings: War of Clans is a great browser strategy game that, despite not being able to offer anything new to the veterans of this genre, does provide a top-notch and addictive war game experience to all those looking for an old-school, traditional gameplay.

➔ Main points:

  • A 2017 strategy browser game built under the most classical gameplay standards of the genre.
  • Excellent graphics and convincing atmosphere based on the world of Vikings.
  • Hours of addictive kingdom building and strategic warfare solo or with a clan.
  • Deep progression systems for strategy lovers that offer many different ways to play.
  • Does not require payment to enjoy the full experience, although advantages for paying users are quite visible.

What We Liked..

The Foundry

Battle system

Exploring the Forgotten Realms

.. and what we didn't

Questing can get a tad bit boring

Its technical side

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.8


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Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Neverwinter is a new free-to-play MMORPG based off the classic table-top RPG, Dungeons and Dragons. The game immerses the player into the Forgotten Realms, the world in which Dungeons and Dragons takes place.

As usual, at the beginning of the game you create your own personal character, choosing their race, class and even their "faith" and back story. The battle system is rather fluid and is controlled by the player in real time, allowing the rhythm of the game to keep steady.

Neverwinter gives the players even more control of the game with its online quest creation system. Appropriately called the "Foundry", it allows you to make your own personalized adventures which all players are able to play.

Neverwinter is a great MMORPG thanks to the originality of its combat system and quest creator all while still holding to its classical RPG roots. If you've played Dungeons and Dragons, there's no excuse not to try Neverwinter.

What We Liked..

Deep immersive gameplay

Amazing visual graphics

Cooperative gameplay through Orders

.. and what we didn't

Serious advancement costs time/money

Battery life on mobile devices

On-screen extras can get overwhelming

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.8


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Genre: strategy, war, managerial, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP


Throne: Kingdom at War is a Browser game, released by Plarium in August 2016. While it does have its little quirks that can serve to be an annoyance to some, its overall gameplay, visuals, and gaming structure make it yet another incredible addition to the avid gamer’s collection. With new players continuing to join every day, it is a game that is well worth checking out, with some heavy addiction warnings in place (coming from personal experience).

➔ Main points:

  • Free Browser Game set in a medieval fantasy realm
  • Build your own kingdom and watch it come to life
  • Assemble an unstoppable army and take other kingdoms by force
  • Building takes time (or just some money instead)
  • Join an Order and have allies watching your back

What We Liked..

Good Crafting

Fun Guardian System

.. and what we didn't

Poor Graphics

Confusing HUD

No tutorials

4.3 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.6


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Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE all vs all


Last Chaos is a bit of an oddity. Despite its age and dwindling popularity it seems to preserve in an MMO ecosystem rife with other choices. It’s a relic of a bygone era, and maybe this is what makes it compelling to some players.

Originally published way back in 2006 by Aeria Games, their first game ever in fact, Last Chaos has recently changed hands and is now being handled by Gamigo. Last Chaos is a game victimized by its own age. Its graphics, animation, and systems all attest to the game’s age. None are particularly impressive by today’s standards.

However fans looking for a nostalgic MMO experience may find Last Chaos enjoyable. It has a classic feel that modern games can fail to capture. Last Chaos boasts a plethora of classes to choose from, these are gender locked however. Unfortunately with all of it’s classes and somewhat charming nostalgia, Last Chaos still falls flat gameplay-wise. It’s repetitive, and for the most part uninteresting.

➔ Main points:

  • Guardian System
  • Level Cap is 184
  • Classic Gameplay
  • Robust Crafting

What We Liked..

Very colorful

Easy to pick up and play

.. and what we didn't

Childlike

Still in beta

No PVP until level 40

4.3 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.6


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Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Aura Kingdom is a fantasy MMORPG published by Aeria Games on a free-to-play format. The closed beta was released in 2013 while the open beta was released in 2014. The game is very colorful and rather cute.

This game offers you the chance to become the hero that saves the universe of Aura Kingdom from the grips of evil as well as from the bandits who, after being expelled for years have now returned with even more power than ever. The game lets you choose one of 8 different classes and one of 7 different companions , or “Ediolons” who fight at your side. The game has something for all different tastes, leaving the player with a remarkable sense of choice.

The game is most suited for children as most of the human characters in the game are young. It seems the makers of the game tried to appeal to younger gamers and kind of set aside the wants of more mature, sophisticated gamers. Taking into consideration the more RPG like choices and battle system, it's best for each individual player to form their own opinions about the game's childlike traits.

What We Liked..

Well-written and voiced quest dialogue

Polished graphics

Play in your browser

.. and what we didn't

Full screen mode necessary

Simplistic combat

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5


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Genre: strategy, managerial

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Stormfall: Age of War is a browser-based MMO strategy game by developer Plarium.
In the game you must create and upgrade your castle, while also building an army to pillage the castles of other players and defend yourself from their attacks.

While the combat mechanics of Stormfall are not particularly interesting, there is enough to do in this well-crafted game to make up for it.
Between the endless buildings, units and skills to construct and upgrade within your castle, and the different kinds of conquests to plan and execute outside it, the game can almost feel too busy for a beginner.

However, this also ensures that you won’t get bored of Stormfall too quickly – there’s almost always something new to learn.

➔ Main points:

  • Classical fantasy browser game by Plarium
  • You'll have the chance to meet Oberon, the sarcastic, world-weary soldier who will guide you through the quests while poking fun at you, other non-playable characters and even the game itself
  • Lots of things to do, even for beginners: events, daily missions, pillages (both PvE and PvP)
  • Recommended for people looking for a game to play for more than a couple of minutes per day.

What We Liked..

Fluid Combat

Engaging Story

Fantastic PvP

Great Graphics

Solid Free to Play Model

.. and what we didn't

PvE leaves a little to be desired

Large download

Requires a pretty good Computer

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5


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Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Prepare to team up with friends and take on the world of Tyria in Guild Wars 2, a fantastically unique MMORPG.

With its first major expansion, Heart of Thorns, release in late 2015, ArenaNet’s highly acclaimed Guild Wars 2 has finally implemented a free to play option.
Making it easier than ever to experience the game’s gripping player driven story and visceral action based combat.

So strap in and prepare to experience one of the great MMOs of the last ten years, Guild Wars 2.

➔ Main points:

  • One of the most succesful commercial MMORPG recently converted to free to play.
  • Dynamic random events during PvE sessions.
  • Different PvP modes, including an original World vs World.
  • No PvE raids.

What We Liked..

It's Star Trek!

Wandering through space is a joy

Good representation of galactic battles

Great character customization system

.. and what we didn't

Some repetitive quest types

Unworthy animation

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvE PvP all vs all


Star Trek Online is an MMO developed by Cryptic Studios and inspired the eponymous television series.
Chronologically, it is set thirty years after the conclusion of the events of Star Trek: Nemesis and drops us in the middle of the rekindled conflict between the Federation and the Klingons, without forgetting about the Borg, always lurking in the background.
Character customization is very good and allows you to choose between three different factions, with numerous races for each, and three distinct classes between them.
Customization also extends to physical appearance and choice of skills.
During the game we will have the opportunity to complete assignments on foot or aboard our personal spaceship.
On foot, the game seems like an action/RPG hybrid where we directly control our character through a third-person view.
Aboard the ship, however, we will have the opportunity to fight and to explore the surrounding area.
Graphically the game is very good but is lacking in some technical fields, one of which is the animation in the third-person sections.
All in all, it's a good game for fans of the genre and a great game for avid fans of Star Trek.

What We Liked..

Good PvE story

Modern graphics and animation

Intuitive turn-based party combat

.. and what we didn't

Very linear gameplay

Tutorial feels very rushed

Difficulty is very easy for MMO veterans

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.4


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Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


League of Angels III is the third installment in the popular League of Angels fantasy MMORPGs based primarily on web browsers and is free to play. The world is about to be destroyed by an ancient threat, and players are sent back in time to collect legendary weapons and recruit powerful companions to prevent this catastrophy.

The game features full 3D graphics that looks excellent on any browser. Questing remains largely unchained from the second game, whereby players follow a theme-park style quest chain that is tied to the main story. Along the way, players will unlock more gameplay mechanics such as manual combat, mounts, dungeons and more.

Combat and progression has been given a face-lift and feels significantly better than before. You will need to collect heroes that joins your party in formation during turn-based combat sequences that feels strategic and fun. At end-game, there are high level world boss fights and other content to do, which makes the journey there worthwhile. While the in-game cash shop may be attractive, plenty of things on sale serve to speed up progression and are not necessary for purchase to play the game effectively.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play fantasy MMORPG and is the third installment of the franchise
  • Excellent graphics and presentation that surpasses other browser games
  • Intuitive party combat system that utilizes companion collection system
  • Very linear PvE gameplay that offers mediocre challenge