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

4.6 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.1


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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..

Authentic Game of Thrones experience

Refreshing gameplay

Great graphics

.. and what we didn't

Obtrusive cash shop

Difficult for solo players

4.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.0


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Genre: strategy, war, managerial, simulation

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming is an officially licensed Game of Thrones game that is authentic, fun and a challenge. Kingdom building is what you'll be doing mostly, but there are some interesting gameplay elements like RPG 3D battles that is very welcomed. The graphics are phenomenal and uses likenesses of the TV show characters. While it is very unforgiving to solo players, the game shines in group play with it's stellar Alliance System that promotes team work in order to reach end-game and rule the Iron Throne. Overall, this is a solid free to play game.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play browser based strategy game
  • Authentic Game of Thrones experience
  • Clever diversity in gameplay
  • Heavy social aspects with good alliance system
  • Very unfriendly to solo players

What We Liked..

Customizing your mechs is lots of fun Fast-paced PvP battles Fast growing community Lots of tournaments and events

.. and what we didn't

Not pretentious graphics

4.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.0

Genre: war, action, shooter, simulation

Setting: fantasy, sci-fi

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvP


Mech Arena is a fast-paced PvP mech shooter with competitive mayhem for everyone.

Choose from dozens of Weapons and Mechs with special abilities for endless combinations. Fight with friends or compete in a global arena of players, maps, and modes.

Take on the world in the most explosive, fun, and chaotic sport the future has to offer — Mech Arena.

Tons of Game Modes


Play for territory in live 5v5 Control Point Clashes, go head-to-head in 5v5 Deathmatch mode, or get up close and personal in 2v2 Deathmatches. Each mode and map plays to different tactics and loadouts.

Fight Across 20+ Gorgeous Maps


Control the bridge at all costs at the Mesa Verde facility, duke it out with long range weapons in the Forbidden City, or go toe-to-toe in close quarters combat at the Beatdown Club. There’s a map for every strategy, and the whole world is your arena.

Trick Out Your Mechs


Choose from over a dozen Mechs, each with their own abilities and playstyles. Then arm them with 30+ unique Weapons and choose from over 500+ special Skins. They’re your Mechs. Go wild.

Empower Mechs with Pilots


Recruit Pilots for your Mechs so they match the way you play. Equip Pilot Implants and create master specialists in the areas of your choosing - increase a weapon’s damage, speed up its reload time, recharge a Mech’s abilities, and more. Customize your Mechs to work for you!

Play With Friends


Don’t just customize your Mechs - play your way in Custom Match mode. Fight your friends on your favorite maps, start duels with other players online in seconds, or set up your own tournaments. Play who you want, how you want, with total control.

Compete in Tournaments & Events


Complete weekly events or fight in competitive tournaments for loot, gear, and bragging rights. Only the best players will rise to the top, so bring your A-game.

What We Liked..

Plenty of popular heroes to collect

Very accessible

Decent graphics

.. and what we didn't

Cash shop reliant to bypass grinds

4.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.0

Genre: strategy, war, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvE PvP


Dark Genesis is a free to play browser-based idle MMORPG which lets you collect popular demigods as heroes. You'll form a party of these heroes and challenge opponents in PvE and PvP battles through a series of map stages. Outside of battle mode, the sky castle map is your home base which unlocks new features as you level up, letting you get access to new buildings and infrastructure that progresses your heroes' equipment skills and more. There's a charm to the game with its decent graphics and easy accessibility. Dark Genesis has plenty of currencies that can be earned via battle victories, but cash shop shortcuts are everywhere to speed up progression and access to better heroes.

➔ Main points:

  • Idle party-based MMORPG that's free to play
  • Low system requirements and very accessible on browser
  • Familiar popular heroes that does the battling for you
  • Decent graphics that looks good on your phone too

What We Liked..

Great classic MMORPG experience fans of old-school MMOs

Good class system

Unique gameplay features

.. and what we didn't

Old graphics

Dwindling playerbase

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


RIFT is a free to play MMORPG that's considered a classic game and a great alternative to games like WoW Classic. It features tab-targeting combat, an in-depth class building system that supports the MMO trinity archetypes, and full PvE campaigns and stories for its two factions, The Guardians and The Defiants. RIFT in today's market has evolved by offering some unique gameplay experiences like its dynamic open-world rift events, excellent housing system, quick leveling adventures and of course, PvP battlegrounds for those that want some competitiveness.

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➔ Main points:

  • Free to play MMORPG that offers classic gameplay experiences
  • Unique open-world rift events that's dynamic
  • Multiple ways to level your character
  • Excellent class build system that lets you create hybrid classes
  • Great housing system called Dimensions

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..

Huge open sandbox world

Non-linear progression

Can earn real life money

.. and what we didn't

Real money for faster advancement

Complicated for new players

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.7

Genre: mmorpg, simulation

Setting: fantasy, sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Entropia Universe is a free to play, open world sandbox MMORPG that is unlike most games in the genre. Entropia Universe utilizes a simulation-driven gameplay where players are encouraged to explore their new home world planets and progress their characters through activities such as hunting, mining and crafting. There are no traditional quests and a main story, but players can instead take part in a real cash economy, and invest real money within the game to make profit over time.

From a graphic's standpoint, Entropia Universe does look decent for a game made in 2003, and has had it's engine upgraded. However, players who've played modern MMORPG's may find the graphics to be below par, and may struggle with the complicated UI system. Overall, Entropia Universe offers an alternative way to have fun in an MMORPG that doesn't rely on traditional theme park mechanics.

➔ Main points:

  • Deep and immersive open world sandbox MMORPG
  • Players can invest real money and make profit returns
  • Upgraded graphics and game engine to modernize the game
  • Skills and character progression unlike any other MMORPG

What We Liked..

Magic and superpowers makes things interesting

Retains familiar gameplay

Character system offers long term goals

.. and what we didn't

Premium is pretty expensive

Graphics

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.7

Genre: shooter

Setting: fantasy, present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvP


CRSED is a battle royale shooter that lets you play as one of eight unique hero characters, and each one will offer a different combat style thanks to their skills. Unlike most generic battle royale games, CRSED has littered its maps with ritual site offering mythical superpowers and magic abilities that offers advantages to players who use them, alongside traditional weaponry and yes, the frying pan. There's plenty of progression with skill trees for your characters, new seasonal content to keep things fresh, and cosmetic shop to dress them up when you want to look fancy. For a free to play game, you'll find CRSED offers the familiar battle royale gameplay experience with a touch of magic.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play battle royale shooter that feels familiar
  • Eight character heroes to choose each with unique skills and progression system
  • Plenty of authentic weapons mixed with funny cooking utensils and magic spells
  • Decent player base with steady stream of new content

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.