MMORPG 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

4.9 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.8

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..

Amazing visuals

Immersive storyline

Lots of strategy despite the "Idle" component

.. and what we didn't

Gacha system can be frustrating

4.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 9.5

Genre: casual, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


AFK Journey invites players into the enchanting realm of Esperia, a vibrant world teeming with adventure and mystery. The game falls in the idle RPG category, offering a pleasant blend of strategic gameplay and immersive storytelling.

From the moment players set foot in Esperia, they are greeted by stunning visuals that breathe life into every corner of the world. Lush landscapes, intricate character designs, and fluid animations create an immersive experience that captivates the senses.

At its core, AFK Journey offers a strategic idle gameplay experience, allowing players to progress through various game modes with minimal hands-on interaction. By assembling teams of heroes with unique abilities and attributes, players engage in battles against AI opponents or other players, with an autoplay feature simplifying the process while still offering depth for those seeking a challenge.

A key aspect of AFK Journey is its emphasis on team composition and synergy. Players must strategically build and optimize their teams to overcome challenges, whether facing off against powerful bosses, competing in PvP battles, or navigating the treacherous Arcane Labyrinth. Deep RPG progression systems allow for customization and strengthening of heroes over time, adding depth to the gameplay experience.

Players can of course join guilds, participate in cooperative battles, and compete for rewards alongside friends and fellow adventurers.

➔ Main points:

  • Stunning visual presentation immerses players in the enchanting world of Esperia.
  • Strategic idle gameplay with deep RPG progression systems.
  • Emphasis on team composition and synergy for tactical battles.
  • Diverse game modes including PvP, cooperative guild battles, and challenging boss encounters.
  • Collect and summon a vast array of heroes to customize your roster.
  • Fosters a sense of community and cooperation through guilds and social features.

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

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.9

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvE PvP


Dragon Lord 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 except for multiplayer dungeons – you have to actually participate in those. Solo adventures though, they can all play out automatically: yes, you can choose how to queue up attacks with your primary hero, but 99% of the time you will just set it to auto and watch as your party lays waste.
There is still some strategy involved though, especially when it comes to maximizing both your character and party power.

➔ Main points:

  • Turn-based browser MMORPG
  • 2D graphics, easy to run
  • Automated gameplay for combat...
  • ... but still lots of strategy involved

What We Liked..

Turn-based combat

Family friendly

Good story

Immersive atmosphere

.. and what we didn't

Dated graphics

Arbritrary side quests

F2P restrictions

4.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.8

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..

Engaging elemental combat

Expansive and beautiful Open World

Lovely anime-style graphics

Intriguing lore and storytelling

.. and what we didn't

Tempting gacha system

Time consuming grind

Limited stamina system

Gameplay can be repetitive

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Dive into the enchanting realm of Teyvat in Genshin Impact, a free-to-play action RPG crafted by miHoYo.
You'll embark in an interactive journey that weaves exploration, combat, and character evolution into an irresistible tapestry. Teyvat is a realm of wonder, divided into regions, each a marvel in itself. Glide across landscapes, dive into lakes, and climb mountains, all while uncovering hidden treasures and engaging with locals. From Mondstadt's ethereal cliffs to Liyue's lush expanse, each region paints a breathtaking backdrop that begs exploration.

Meet over 50 unique characters, each a blend of personality and prowess. Whether the enigmatic Diluc or the spirited Klee, they're more than just avatars – they're your comrades, infusing battles with depth and tales with charm.

Combat is a blend of strategy and spectacle.
Unleash elemental abilities, freeze foes with ice, or ignite them with fire. Assemble teams that complement each other's skills, turning battles into a strategic dance that rewards tactics and awe-inspiring visuals.

In Genshin Impact you can shape the gameplay according to your tastes: you can focus on exploration, character development, or artistic endeavors.... all the possibilities are open depending on how you want to play the game.
No matter which path you'll choose, you'll always get that colorful, anime-like graphical style that is either a love-it or hate-it. If you fancy the genre, Genshin Impact will be up to your expectations.

➔ Main points:

  • Vast, Living Teyvat: explore seamless regions, from lush landscapes to snowy peaks.
  • Dynamic Elemental Combat: harness elemental powers for strategic battles in an open world.
  • 50+ Playable Characters: unique personalities and fighting styles shape your adventure.
  • Ever-Evolving World: regular updates introduce new regions, quests, and characters.
  • Choice-Driven Narrative: craft your adventure through non-linear storytelling, delving into Teyvat's lore.

What We Liked..

Simple to learn

Great for casual gaming

Lovely cartoon style

.. and what we didn't

Lacks some depth

Probably more suited for a mobile audience

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: casual, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: matches or duels PvE PvP


Hero Wars is a browser-based RPG adventure game by Nexters, also available on mobile devices.
It's a casual free-to-play game with over 100 million downloads in the Android and iOS App Store, and also one of the most popular Facebook games in 2023.
But why is it so popular?

One thing we appreciated about Hero Wars is its easy-to-learn gameplay.
You simply follow the storyline or campaign and get to battle with unique and strong heroes: most of the combat will happen automatically, but the player can make a difference by using each character's special skills at the right moment.

The game has pretty good graphics: playful, colorful and eye-catching.
The artworks of the characters are quite different from other similar casual games, and the skill effects used by each character were relatively impressive.

In Hero Wars, you collect over 50 unique heroes to make your team strong. You can obtain these characters by playing the campaign, where you will be rewarded heroes at certain stages. However, you can only use the five strongest heroes in battle.

There are 13 campaigns with 190 missions, and the farther you go, the stronger the enemies become. But don't worry, as you complete each mission, you will receive good and rare loot equipment.

In addition, you can equip each hero with suitable equipment for your class, and level up your heroes by giving them XP brews or sacrificing 10 weaker heroes. The higher the grade of the heroes, the higher their level can be.

Each stage/mission has three stages inside, and the last stage is where you will face the boss. You can also join a guild and start guild battles with your friends.

What We Liked..

Fast-paced gameplay

Convincing atmosphere

.. and what we didn't

Lacks some content

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: MOBA, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, present, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Embark on the immersive world of Naraka: Bladepoint, a distinctive battle royale game released in August 2021 and converted to Free-to-Play in late 2023 by 24 Entertainment and NetEase Games Montreal. Set on Morus Island, the game accommodates up to 60 players, allowing them to choose from a diverse roster of heroes, each equipped with unique skills.

Naraka: Bladepoint stands out with its focus on martial arts-inspired melee combat and a rock-paper-scissors combat system, creating a dynamic and challenging gameplay experience.

Whether venturing solo or teaming up in trios, players navigate the island, adapting to a shrinking safe zone and strategic encounters with other squads.

With a global player base surpassing 6 million copies sold, the game transitioned to a free-to-play model, extending its reach across PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5 platforms.

Naraka: Bladepoint offers an engaging and accessible entry into the world of battle royale, where players can enjoy the thrill of combat and strategic gameplay in a visually captivating environment.

➔ Main points:

  • Martial Arts Mayhem: Get ready for melee combat like you've never seen! It's like Bruce Lee meets a rock-paper-scissors showdown, with weapons, grappling hooks, and skills that'll make you go "whoa!"
  • Solo or Trio Tango: Play it your way - solo or team up with two buddies. Because why fight alone when you can have a squad with you? Teamwork makes the dream work, baby!
  • Chaos on Morus Island: Explore, fight, and survive on this crazy island. As the safe zone shrinks, the shadow corruption spreads, and you'll be praying at Buddhist sites, dodging enemies, and respawning like it's a wild, action-packed game of tag.
  • Global Gaming Galore: With over 6 million copies sold worldwide, Naraka: Bladepoint is strutting its stuff on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5. Plus, it went free-to-play, so now everyone can join the party without breaking the bank!

What We Liked..

Plenty of popular heroes to collect

Very accessible

Decent graphics

.. and what we didn't

Cash shop reliant to bypass grinds

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

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: if you've always wanted to see Loki, Shiva and Anubis battle side by side against hordes of enemies, then Dark Genesis is the game for you.

Its party battle system will let you unlock and collect a large variety of popular entities that span across different fantasy icons, cultural heroes and more: 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 infrastructures that will make you progress faster-

As an added bonus, there's a charm to the game with its decent graphics and easy accessibility

➔ Main points:

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

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: 8.4

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..

A hack'n'slash done well in the comfort of a browser

Proven and fun gameplay

Graphically fantastic

Lots of action and a vast gaming world

.. and what we didn't

At high levels solo players will have a tough time...

... just like PvP lovers who don't plan to spend real money

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.3


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Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


UPDATE: since June 2017, the game isn't easily playable via browser anymore. Only a few combinations of browsers and java versions will keep working, but everyone will still be able to play the game after downloading its client.

Drakensang Online is an excellent free hack & slash, published by BigPoint, based on a famous and popular series of role-playing games.
The game has many typical features of a MMORPG (such as skills, level-ups, crafting, etc...), with the welcome addition of a combat system based on combos and dodges, just like a typical third-person action game (anyone who knows the Diablo saga will certainly find it all very familiar).

As well as the ability to carry out the plot quest (either alone or in the company), there are also different PvP modes (including an original "Storm the fortress 6vs6") for those who prefer a competitive game.

The various available classes are well diversified from each other, and ensure a different gameplay depending on which is used, thus ensuring also a great replay value.

One of the highlights of the game is its impressive graphics, capable of displaying a great number of details in a simple web page.

Drakensang Online is really a well-done game: varied, entertaining, technically clean and able to keep the player glued to the PC for hours.

A title that should not be missing in any “free” gamer’s collection.

➔ Main points:

  • An Hack'n'Slash A-RPG playable either via browser or downloading the game's client.
  • Several PvP modes, including an original "Storm the fortress 6vs6".
  • A vast game world with constant updates from the developers.
  • All the main elements of a traditional client-based MMORPG.