MMORPG Games

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..

Variety of dragons

action-based combat

.. and what we didn't

dated graphics

repetitive quests

grindy

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Savage Hunt - Dragon's Prophet is a relaunch of the original Dragon's Prophet. All the dragons are now free, and the game is the culmination of five ears of bug fixes, changes, and new content.

➔ Main points:

  • Lots of dragons to tame.
  • Action-based combat is fun.
  • Large-scale Frontier PvP.

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

What We Liked..

Good storyline

15 classes and sub-classes and challenging missions.

.. and what we didn't

Graphics have a room for improvement.

3.9 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.8

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP all vs all


The world of NosVille has turned to chaos and your character comes in with tremendous power and fighting abilities to bring it to peace.

You'll have a number of NosMates (computer-controlled characters) to help you in this quest, as well as pets. Over the course of the game, you will also gain access to different cards that will give your character newfound skills.

NosTale comes with a number of unique classes and their interesting sub-classes with each character possessing special abilities depending on which group they are from.
To make the game less gloomy and more fun, you can train pets as well and make them get involved in missions too.
With all these features and so much more, NosTale really promises to be an excellent adventure for you.

➔ Main points:

  • An anime MMORPG game with an interesting storyline.
  • A number of fun activities including pet management and fighting.
  • 15 unique classes and sub-classes.
  • Graphics (anime-style) have a room for improvement.

What We Liked..

Interesting free to play alternative to official Pokemon games

Fresh concept and ideas

Large amount of players and servers

.. and what we didn't

Takes some time before gameplay becomes fun

Risk of getting shut down

Imbalanced PvP

3.9 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.8

Genre: casual, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Pokemon Mega is an unofficial Pokemon RPG adventure game that is inspired by the classic series from Nintendo's legendary franchise. The gamplay includes familiar systems from the originals, but adds plenty of good ideas like open world PvP, a gear system and more to make it different from the paid games.

Pokemon Mega also functions like a proper browser MMO with world chat, guild functionality and PvP tournaments. The graphics and art style are for the most part authentic, but the game changes quite a few things about the Pokemon such as altering base types and attacks. For a free to play game with a cash shop, the game can be fun but it takes a while to overcome to autonomy of the early game levels.

➔ Main points:

  • Unofficial Pokemon adventure game that is inspired by classics
  • Free to play with optional cash shop buffs and boosts
  • Full roster of Pokemon across generations
  • Plenty of gameplay features like tournaments, dungeons and open world PvP
  • You won't have full control until level 26 and above

What We Liked..

Deep Customization

Nemesis System

Fun Gameplay

.. and what we didn't

Poor Graphics

Confusing HUD

Lots of premium content

3.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.5

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: sci-fi, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Based on famed table top game Champions, Champions Online is a recently free-to-play MMORPG created by City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios. Champions online is a comic book lover’s ideal virtual world. While it has its issues, mostly related to graphics, playing through Champions is still an enjoyable romp filled with a plethora of well executed ideas. The game creates a rich yet traditional MMO experience, however much of the game’s systems and classes are locked behind a subscription-based paywall.

The combat feels, for the most part, very traditional. It’s a variation of the classic tab targeting system we’ve come to love, and expect from games like World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic. What differentiates combat the most is the ability to enter combat with a unique ability called a travel power. Travel powers are pretty much exactly as the sound, superpowers that allow for different methods of travel. There are a plethora of travel powers to choose from, each compliments a certain class type, however you can choose whichever you are most fond of.

➔ Main points:

  • 2009 MMORPG
  • Superhero Themed
  • Unique Nemesis System
  • Plethora of Customization options

What We Liked..

Good Graphics

New Progression Systems

Lots of Content

.. and what we didn't

Poor Voice Over

Repetitive

AFK mode makes most things very easy

3.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.5


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Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


League of Angels 2 is a beautiful new follow-up to the highly popular League of Angels. It’s a highly traditional MMO with a glossy new paint job and a few new mechanics. Playing through the game's story kept me entertained, and combat is a spectacle to behold.

Though not particularly engaging, the combat animations and visual effects are of high quality. Progressing through the story is similar to many other Browser MMO’s. In fact that seems to be the game’s biggest fault. It’s so reminiscent of other games, especially its predecessor, the original League of Angels. This however doesn’t ruin the fun, the experience is still engaging because the mechanics of the game are solid and the game is well made.

➔ Main points:

  • Improved Angels
  • Return of AFK gameplay
  • Beautiful Graphics
  • Sub-par Voice Acting

What We Liked..

Ability to switch between classes at will

10 different classes that are fun to play

Story-driven MMORPG

Action based combat

Unobtrusive cash shop

.. and what we didn't

Typical grind at later levels

Unsubstantial PVE and PVP

Linear story pacing and delivery

3.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.5

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvE PvP


Twin Saga is the latest high fantasy setting MMORPG to come out from Asia and offers a promising outlook for the genre by putting the power of choice in the hands of the player. rassembler du matériel ou forger. The game features 10 different classes that players can swap between freely at any time without cost or restriction. Player housing also takes a different approach – the Terracottage is a mobile house that can move like mounts, and is a place where guilds and friends can hang out, gather materials and even craft.

If you enjoyed games like Final Fantasy, Ragnarok and Kingdom Hearts, Twin Saga’s 3D art style and animations will definitely appeal to you as it hovers between anime and cartoon, but the graphics do look a little aged which is surprising.

Overall, Twin Saga is a fairly good MMORPG that contains rich lore and story that is complemented by a fast-paced action combat system that suits the art style. There’s plenty to do in PVE ranging from hidden quests, Astral Adventures and Dungeons, while the competitive players can try their hand at PVP in arenas or battlegrounds. Ultimately, Twin Saga should be credited for its fresh approach but doesn’t do enough to stand out from the MMORPG crowd.

➔ Main points:

  • Ability to switch classes without restrictions or cost
  • Story-driven MMORPG
  • No pay to win in cash shop
  • Mobile player housing

What We Liked..

Fully free to play

Good dungeons and raids

Plenty of collection systems

.. and what we didn't

Disappointing story and quests

Aging graphics and visuals

Cash store reliant

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Blood Rites is a free to play Asian fantasy MMORPG, first released in 2011. The game features a tab-target combat system, four classes and plenty of progression systems to sink your teeth into. These include weapon enchantments and the more popular Elf companion system, which lets you increase attributes with pets. In the content department, the game's PvE dungeons and raids is where you'll have the most fun, as opposed to the unbalanced PvP modes and a bland story and questing experience to level cap. Graphics and visuals doesn't do Blood Rites any favors, but players actively looking for a classic MMORPG won't mind that too much. Elswhere, the in-game cash shop can be obtrusive if you want to be a competitive player, but otherwise the game is completely playable as a free title.

➔ Main points:

  • Fully free to play without any restrictions
  • Only four classes but plenty of growth systems to make up for it
  • Aging graphics and game engine
  • Fun PvE group content to counter the bland questing