Fantasy games

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..

Beautiful Environments

Fun Combat

Pretty Costumes

.. and what we didn't

PvE content is simple

Lacks innovation

Needs better Optimization

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Blade and Soul is a Korean MMORPG recently published by veterans of the MMO industry, NCSoft.

Originally published in Asia, a little over four years ago, the long anticipated game finally makes its way westward. Fans here in the west have long been clamoring for Blade and Soul: the flashy anime inspired graphics and the apparent innovation of its highly touted combat system make NCSoft’s newest experience seem like an amazing proposition.

The question though, does it live up to all the hype? In many ways yes, the game’s combat is reminiscent of classic combo based fighting games, making each encounter engaging and unique.

The graphics are great, if a little dated. However optimization issues and lag run rampant, PvE is somewhat lack luster, and gearing at max level can be a bit of a chore.

The game is a mixed bag, it does some things right and some wrong, however the things it does correctly may be enough to outshine its rougher aspects by the standards of some players.

➔ Main points:

  • 2016 Free to Play MMO
  • Action Combat
  • Fun 1v1 PvP
  • Great Environments

What We Liked..

Detailed voice-overs

Player interactions

Comprehensive base building

.. and what we didn't

Influent cash shop

Rigid combat system

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.3


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Genre: managerial, strategy, war

Setting: fantasy, historical, sea

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvP


Pirates – Tides of Fortune is a complex and charming browser game released by Plarium Games. In this game you are a commander of your own haven (base of operations), where your goal is to expand, conquer and form brotherhoods with other players.
Tides of Fortune allows you to take several approaches on your gameplay; economical, defensive and offensive. The game leaves you enough room to learn how to fend for yourself during the first few levels, so you don’t have to worry about getting raided and pillaged by other players right off the bat.

➔ Main points:

  • Classical strategy browser game.
  • Fetch resources (or steal them), recruit an army of pirates and build your fleet.
  • Complete daily missions to earn even more resources and units.
  • Funny, entertaining, multilanguage voice-over (in pirate tongue too!).
  • Much appreciated humoristic approach.

What We Liked..

Fun features like weddings

Good co-op elements.

.. and what we didn't

It's still a 2006 games

4.1 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.2

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE


Choose your character from a number of unique classes in Fiesta Online and develop their skills to complete a range of progressively difficult tasks and missions. Polish your passive skills to gain an edge all the time and get a momentary boost by unlocking various temporary active skills.

Manage your finances as well by selling items and completing missions to buy unlockables and upgrades which also enhance your character's performance. Engage with other players in a variety of ways, form allies and make enemies on your way to become the best!

➔ Main points:

  • 2006 MMORPG by Gamigo (formerly gPotato).
  • Four available classes.
  • Active, passive and alchemy skills to improve your character's performance.
  • Manage your money to get new items.

What We Liked..

Turn-based combat

Family friendly

Good story

Immersive atmosphere

.. and what we didn't

Dated graphics

Arbritrary side quests

F2P restrictions

4.1 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.2

Genre: cards, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Wizard101 is a free to play and family friendly MMO that puts players in the shoes of a wizard. In the graphically pleasing world of Spiral, players will use magic that's determined by their school of choice in turn-based combat using a deck of cards which provides for a fun and strategic combat experience.

Questing in Wizard101 feels like a grand adventure that will be familiar to Harry Potter fans, and the game's story is funny and well written with voice acting to boot.

It may be free to play, but the game does have restrictions on the amount of play areas, so players will have to front some money monthly if they want to access to areas and advance the stories.

As a whole, Wizard101 is great MMO that is suitable for kids and adults, providing a lot of magical fun through it's gameplay and story.

➔ Main points:

  • Unique and fun turn-based combat that uses a deck of cards for skills
  • Funny and engaging main story
  • Low system requirements due to dated graphics
  • Family friendly MMO
  • Free to play with restrictions

What We Liked..

Graphically beautiful presentation

Imaginative and vibrant locations

Huge variety of items to find and skills to learn

.. and what we didn't

Repetitive gameplay

NPC's seem "wooden" and lack personality

Combat can be frustrating

4.1 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.2

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Runes of Magic has everything you might expect from an old-style MMORPG.
It is captivating, extremely varied and rather vast; offering a fun and challenging experience to new and veteran RPG players alike.
The game's strengths undeniably rest with its variety, as there are hundreds (if not thousands) of objects to find, collect and / or create.
Whilst the graphics may appear dated by modern standards, Runes of Magic is a perfectly good title for anyone who wants a decent MMORPG without having to spend a fortune.

➔ Main points:

  • Fantasy themed, free to play MMORPG.
  • Huge number of PVE quests to get stuck in with.
  • Staggering variety of items to find, collect and craft.

What We Liked..

great graphics

interesting PvP mechanics

in-depth housing system

.. and what we didn't

Dwindling player base

easy to pay to win

weak PvE

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.1

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


ArcheAge is a free-to-play (with an optional subscription) MMORPG developed by XLGAMES, published by Trion Worlds, and created by the Korean game designer, Jake Song. You might remember him from Lineage, a game he helped to create way back when. Park originally envisioned ArcheAge as a “sandpark” MMO, meant to mix the openness of a sandbox game with the more structured approach of a themepark MMO, but as time went on, the game became more theme and less sand, with a fair amount of paying-to-win.

➔ Main points:

  • Great graphics, higher system requirements
  • Houses give you a place to rest your feet
  • Interesting justice system.
  • 120 Classes

What We Liked..

easy to play

low system requirements

satisfying progression

.. and what we didn't

perhaps <em>too</em> automated

typical Chinese grind

thin population

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvE PvP


Dragon Awaken is a turn-based, browser MMORPG that does most of the work for you but still leaves you with plenty of choices to make and loot to claim. Most of the actual gameplay is automated (save for multiplayer dungeons – you have to actually participate in those). But solo adventures all play out automatically. You can choose to queue up attacks with your primary hero, or just set it to auto and watch as your party lays waste. But there is some strategy involved, especially when it comes to trying to maximize both your character and party power.

➔ Main points:

  • Turn-based browser MMORPG
  • 2D graphics, easy to run
  • Automated gameplay
  • Lots to do

What We Liked..

Well-defined character classes

interesting set of items

.. and what we didn't

Huge performance gap between higher and lower levels

PvE combat not challenging

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0


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Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Echo of Soul is a fantasy/ role-playing game which has been released by Aeria on Microsoft Windows. The game revolves around players' characters called 'Soulkeepers' whose main mission is to overcome evil and ensure peace. Players can collect the Souls of the enemies they overpower and then refine them to use for getting upgrades.

The map of the world in Echo of Soul, although relatively small, is pretty well-defined and features a number of battles raging all around it. The players can compete against each other and face Artificial Intelligence as well over a range of interesting game modes.

What We Liked..

Bright and colorful world

Upbeat music

Fun Sprite companions

.. and what we didn't

The world is too big and you often play by yourself

Repetitive and bland quests

Very low player base

Unbalanced economy

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Almost approaching its' tenth birthday, Grand Fantasia is an F2P Anime MMORPG that doesn't reinvent the wheel of the genre but follows the 'If it isn't broke, don't fix it" mentality.

Pleasantly cheerful music, and a game world that is bright and colorful, Grand Fantasia's art style holds up well. What doesn't, is the PVE and PVP content. Quests in Grand Fantasia are painstakingly boring and what's left of the PVE content is little more than level grinding for PVP.

PVP is all but inaccessible to anyone but high-level players, and the P2W game model the game uses makes PVP very unbalanced, as all the top Pkers have spent real-life money to give themselves a huge advantage over the competition and grant themselves powerful end-game gear. PVP is the best part about Grand Fantasia, but unless you spend money, you don't stand a chance.

The game is dead and that makes it hard to recommend. A new server, Siwa was released 5 months ago, and it is already a ghost town. A world full of lively things is now lifeless.

➔ Main points:

  • Downloadable F2P Anime MMORPG
  • Vibrant and cheerful art style
  • Game world is too big and spread out
  • Often feels like a single-player experience because no one else is ever around
  • P2W PVP, only high-level spenders can be competitive