Best MMORPG: From the moment you are an avid gamer, you are probing the net for advice on MMORPGs, a genre that you appreciate very much for its online multiplayer component. If during your spare time you spend a lot of time playing video games on PC or console, and would like to understand which is the best gaming product with a mass multiplayer component, know that you have come to the right place and at the right time.
In today’s tutorial I want to talk to you about those that, at the time of writing, are the best MMORPG available in the gaming sector. Obviously you will also know well that it is impossible to establish which is the best MMORPG ever and also the choice of which are the best MMORPG varies according to the tastes of each player. However I believe that, to resolve the doubts of a fan like you, it is possible to create a ranking that includes what are some noteworthy entertainment products. So I will tell you which MMORPGs have distinguished themselves over the past few years. These titles have been able to conquer the hearts of many fans, you will see that if you carefully read the indications that I will give you you will also be able to find the most suitable one for you.
Are you ready to start? All you need is a few minutes of free time. Make yourself comfortable and read this guide carefully; I’m sure you will find it very useful. Let it bet? Happy reading and, in this case it seems fair to say it, have fun!
Best free MMORPGs
Dungeons & Dragons – Neverwinter
Beginning this guide dedicated to the category of MMORPG and starting from the free to play , or free, I would say to start with Dungeons & Dragons – Neverwinter, a massive classic video game of a fairly classic style.
Equipped with a fantasy-medieval setting taken from the famous and much loved imaginary setting Forgotten Realms, the game, as can be easily guessed from the name, takes full inspiration from the universe of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
The result is an MMORPG which, detached from previous video games featuring the Neverwinter brand, represents a bit the spiritual heir of the old MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Online , although the enormous differences between the two titles must still be taken into consideration.
Dungeons & Dragons – Neverwinter is an MMORPG with a style more similar to modern video games of the same genre and presents an action combat suitable for both mouse and keyboard and to the controller. Not surprisingly, in fact, the title was published on PC and also on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The game isn’t available on Mac though.
The title still enjoys several updates that frequently expand its contents. You can start playing Dungeons & Dragons – Neverwinter by downloading the game from the official website. To play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One download the game from the PlayStation Store or from the Microsoft Store . On PC, the game is also available on the Steam platform .
Secret World Legends
Secret World Legends is one of the most popular MMORPG video games even if it is less known (and often unfairly underestimated) compared to other titles in the same category that are equally free .
The peculiarity of Secret World Legends is given by its urban fantasy genre setting in which players will have to play the role of special agents of historical secret societies and face clashes in modern and post-apocalyptic settings.
The setting of the game also seems to be inspired by the novels of HP Lovecraft; developed by the well-known company Funcom (Swedish company known for its video game Conan Exiles ), the title was born following the desire to modernize the previous title The Secret World: Secret World Legends was born precisely from the ashes of The Secret World.
The remaking of the game by the developer is really remarkable thanks to the notable best implemented; consequently Secret World Legends deserves a place in this ranking dedicated to the best MMORPG.
Guild Wars 2
With a past spent as a paid MMORPG video game and then became free , Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the franchise of the same name and is an excellent product for lovers of mass-produced role-playing video games.
Developed by ArenaNet, a company that has always stood out positively, Guild Wars 2 is certainly one of the best MMORPGs that gives its best if played in large groups of people. A title absolutely worthy of mention that will appeal especially to those who love a totally fantasy setting and do not disdain some classic mechanics, as well as prefer an action combat and also a little tactical.
Among the most prominent features of the title there is the possibility of colliding in PVP (Player VS Player, player against player) and WvW (World VS World, worlds against worlds) modes .
Guild Wars 2 is constantly updated but the expansions, the additional content that introduces new game features, are paid. The purchase of the expansion (although not mandatory), is certainly worth considering the high quality level of the game. In this context, however, Guild Wars 2 may not be suitable for those who want to play an MMORPG always completely free of charge .
Guild Wars 2 is available for PC and Mac, so you can download it for free from its official website.
Distinguished by a classic and traditional fantasy setting TERA, an acronym for The Exiled Realm of Arborea, is a free MMORPG focused on action and fast-paced combat.
Among the video games that I have mentioned, it is one of the older ones, from the moment it presents game mechanics that are now outdated, focusing on the possibility of fighting in an extremely frenetic way. The frenzy of combat is clearly well suited to play even with a controller: it is no coincidence that the development team has announced its intention to implement the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles as well. At the time of writing, however, the game has not yet seen the light on the Sony and Microsoft home consoles, as it is still in the beta test phase.
Although TERA has certainly seen better days, given the mechanics and the gameplay style now outdated, it has long been one of the best completely free MMORPGs. I chose to include it from the moment it was for a long time one of the most played massive genre titles on Steam , the platform in which the game is present.
TERA is playable for free on PC and is not available for Mac.
Other free MMORPGs:
- ArcheAge : MMORPG video game of the sandbox genre, with a classic fantasy setting strongly focused on land and marine exploration for colonization purposes. The strong point is given by his detachment from the classic game rules, giving the player more free choices on the construction of his character. It is free but offers the possibility to take out a subscription . It is available on Steam .
- EVE Online : in the past for a fee, EVE Online is an MMORPG video game based on space exploration. Its strong point is the science fiction setting and its vast fully explorable world. Recommended for science fiction lovers, it is available on Steam .
Best paid MMORPGs
World of Warcraft
Lovers of MMORPG video games will certainly know World of Wacrarft, as it is one of the oldest (and still active) mass-produced video games. Regarded as one of the milestones of the genre, the title, despite its combat and its somewhat dated PVE and PVP mechanics, is still the undisputed leader of the market. In fact, the narrative component of the title is most appreciated by the players, able to keep up with more recent titles.
World of Warcraft is set in the fantasy universe of Warcraft and is developed by Blizzard, now a well-known and appreciated video game developer. It is available for PC via the Battle.net gaming platform and is also present on the Mac.
World of Warcraft is a paid MMORPG that requires the purchase of the basic version and of the various expansions (which are made available on a periodic basis). There is also the cost of a monthly subscription .
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Perhaps the only title that can effectively stand up to the leader of World of Warcraft is Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, an MMORPG based on the fantasy setting of Final Fantasy.
The game combines classic mold mechanics with some more innovative ones based on exploration. What most attracts the players is clearly the presence of all the key fantasy elements of the Final Fantasy saga. At the head of game development is Square Enix, one of the best known companies in the video game sector.
MMORPG video game with features similar in some ways to ArcheAge, from the moment it focuses on exploring the fantasy world.
The game features action combat similar to hack’n ‘slash video games and a non-traditional progression system that presents an approach similar to other popular oriental-style MMORPGs. In addition to being present on Steam where it is available for purchase, the game will also land on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Other popular multiplayer video games
If the titles I have presented to you have not convinced you, I suggest you give a chance to the titles listed below that offer a more modern approach to the MMORPG genre, inspired by it but differentiating in some aspects.
- The Division : a video game developed by Ubisoft Entertainment that will put players in the shoes of military specials called Division Agents called to restore order after the spread of a virus. The strong point is the modern setting and the possibility of playing in a group. The game is paid and is present on Steam .
- Destiny 2: although not exactly to be placed in the MMORPG genre, Destiny 2, sequel to the videogame of the same name, is an excellent title for lovers of science fiction and FPS video games. Currently present on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles , it is also arriving on PC and where it will be distributed by Blizzard through its Battle.net platform. The game is paid and there is the release of expansions that can be purchased.