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What is the best MMORPG experience on PC? Is it one with spell-slinging and demon-slaying? Working your way through the stars as a miner or a corporate bigwig? Solving ancient conspiracies and fighting Lovecraftian horrors? Maybe it is all of them.

But hey, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. What is an MMO, anyway? Well, those oft used letters represent the words Massively Multiplayer Online, and refer to games where hundreds, if not thousands of players come together in the same world. Online MMOs like World of Warcraft offer new lands for you to live in, exchanging your regular old life for one of adventure, profit, or danger. 

It’s dangerous to go alone! That’s why you should team up and play the PC’s best co-op games.  

Here’s our list of the top MMORPG games on the PC, kicking off with a few of the top free PC MMOs. You're sure to find something that will swallow up entire days at a time, be that the most popular MMORPG in the world, or a smaller hidden gem with a dedicated community. 

These are the best MMORPGs:

TERA

Best MMOs TERA

Despite being one of the older MMOs out there, TERA continues to deliver new content through the year. 2018 promises much for the action-packed MMO, including new Guardian missions and PvP options, and the new male Brawler has already made his debut. Plus there is continuing support for the recent Shadow of the Dark Gods update, which added a brand new five-player dungeon - Lakan’s Broken Prison, a variety of new skills and challenges, and a whole new server: Manahan. Dubbed an ‘event sever’, it switches up the TERA experience with swifter progression, more challenging dungeons, and redesigned battlegrounds. It means that no matter your skill level or playtime, there is something new for everyone, making it one of the best MMORPGs around.  

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ArcheAge

Best MMORPG ArcheAge

ArcheAge can be a very traditional MMO, with quests, factions, and a completely forgettable story. But what makes it one of the best MMORPGs is that you can ignore all of that and head into the sea.

The ocean is huge. To sail from east to west in the fastest ship in the game can take anywhere between 45 minutes and an hour depending on dangers like storms, whirlpools, sea creatures, or pirates. There is even a legendary Kraken that dwells in the northern ocean, and it takes an entire raid of 40+ players and ten galleon-sized ships, cannons blazing, to even scratch it. Deep under the ocean you can find shipwrecks filled with delicious bounty, the hardest of which requires diving gear to reach.

High above, meanwhile, fly the dragon mounts introduced in Legends Return. ArcheAge’s bold recent update had players adopt the winged beasties as their own, raising them to adulthood and then riding them into battle. As premises go, it soars up there with the best.

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Blade & Soul

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Blade & Soul is a Korean fantasy martial arts MMORPG. And, if that is not enough to pique your interest, frankly, we don’t know what will. Perhaps the game’s intricately designed world - inspired by the visual style of artist Hyung Tae Kim - four unique races, and ten compelling classes will sway you.

Whether you choose to play as the mighty Gon, the versatile Jin, master of the natural world, Yun, or the mystical Lyn, doing battle using the fast, high-octane combat system is always a joy. Rapid counters and combo chains are essential, whether you team up with friends to tackle a wide range of dungeons or you want to do your virtual scrapping in PvP. Don't forget to check out our Blade & Soul tips before embarking on your new wushu quest. 

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Guild Wars 2

Best MMOs Guild Wars 2

Where World of Warcraft is as traditional an MMO as they come, Guild Wars 2 is the weird, contrarian opposite. Its design can be seen as an attempt to fix and improve on every broken mechanic that online games persist in pursuing, and its success in these areas makes it one of the best MMORPGs you can play.  

It has few regular quests: instead players gang together to fight in rolling events – mini storylines that play out in stages depending on how gamers perform. These get players to work together organically, and also have an impact on the region they are in, perhaps reducing the threat of roving bands of monsters, at least temporarily. Such quests are linked together as part of the Guild Wars 2 Living World; a constantly evolving storyline that ensures the world of Tyria never grows stale or stationary. 

Right now, the new Path of Fire expansion is tasking players to kill Balthazar, the rogue god of war, before he brings Tyria to ruin. Should you not be ready to meet that challenge you can player lower-level adventures without spending a dollar, as the core game is now entirely free.

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Neverwinter

Best MMOs Neverwinter

Neverwinter is a surprise. It is thematically Dungeons & Dragons, taking the places, classes, spells, and abilities from the tabletop game, and then cramming them inside one of the best MMORPGs. It should not work, but somehow it does. It helps that there is an earnest love for the source material, and each quest feels like one you could imagine yourself embarking upon while sitting around a table. 

Lots of free expansions – which include new races and classes – have been introduced in the time since Neverwinter launched, taking players far from the safety of Neverwinter itself, to lands like Icewind Dale, where barbarians and unpleasant temperatures are the least of your worries. It is a mostly linear MMO, but if you start running low on new content, there is always the player-created stuff, which contains some real gems hidden away the rubbish. 

Word of warning, though: unless you approach the game casually, you will probably have to spend money. It is become increasingly difficult to play for free, though certainly not impossible.

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Star Trek Online

Best MMOs Star Trek Online

Miss Star Trek on TV? Star Trek Online might just tide you over until Discovery reappears on television screens. Each quest in this MMO is like an episode of the show, and each mission series is an arc, complete with the occasional filler episode. 

Take a trip to Risa, visit DS9, land on planets and practise your diplomacy, or get in tense space battles with Cardassians, Romulans, Borg, and whoever else is causing mischief. Space fights are a bit tactical, though in real-time, where positioning your ship to get the most out of your firing arcs is key. On away missions that devolve into combat, the game turns into a squad-based third-person shooter with ability cooldowns.

Despite a rocky start, STO has grown into a gargantuan, compelling MMO; it is frequently expanded by massive updates that add whole new storylines, and a while back it introduced the neutral Romulan faction with its unique missions and ships. Speaking of ships, that is what really sets it apart from other MMOs. You are not just outfitting and levelling up a hero, you have got a whole crew and a starship to manage and customise.

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Skyforge

Best MMOs Skyforge

Skyforge stands out as one of the best MMOs thanks to the combination of its unique class system and beautiful world. Skyforge's starting zones incentivise experimentation and personal exploration; you are able to select between any class you have unlocked, allowing you to dramatically switch playstyle at a moment’s notice without having to go through another hundred hours of re-levelling. And it all takes place in one of the most fetching game worlds we’ve encountered: an elegant mix of high fantasy and ludicrous sci-fi. 

The early game is varied and interesting, with many options as to how to do your tasks, and plenty of rewards that let you pick and choose how you want to play. It switches regularly between solo-instanced areas that tell a linear story, wide-open zones that encourage casual teaming up in a lived-in world, and group content that is more difficult but offers better loot. While it is gated by your Prestige number, you are unlikely to run out of things to do and have to go grind it out.

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Rift

Best MMOs Rift

Rift led a wave of new MMOs at the start of this decade, and has proved the most resilient of the bunch. Not only do its original strengths still hold up - the spontaneous events that see big groups of players band together against invasion, and the highly customisable class system - but Rift has transformed into one of the best MMORPGs over the last several years, too.

For one thing, developers Trion Worlds remain committed to the free-to-play push that gripped the genre back in 2013, and talk often about ensuring the system feels fair and generous. Even the game’s latest expansion, Prophecy of Ahnket, has no monetary barrier. And beyond that, the Rift Crucia’s Claw update brought all the right sort of additions: the climactic return of a dragon goddess, bosses the size of houses, and the kind of high-level raid upon which lifelong friendships are founded.

Lord of the Rings Online

Best MMOs Lord of the Rings Online

Tolkein’s world of Middle-earth is a perfect setting for an MMO. It has great characters, a massive world to explore, and everyone is always fighting.

Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits – AKA: the good guys – make up the playable races of Lord of the Rings Online, and as hunters or burglars or one of the other classes, you will go on your own adventure, half-following in the footsteps of the famous Fellowship. Meet Ents, get lost in Moria, or take long rides through Rohan. Expansions push the story forward, following the books, and with each major plot point comes new mechanics, like the addition of mounted combat. If you have ever dreamed of experiencing Tolkien’s world first hand, then this MMORPG has you covered. Best of all, it is free-to-play.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Best MMOs Star Wars The Old Republic

A galaxy far, far away is the perfect setting for one of the best MMOs, so it is no surprise that BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic is a winner. Play as one of eight classes, split across the Empire and Republic. Each has a detailed, dramatic story, and they are good. Surprisingly so. You can take on the role of an Imperial Agent, working for the good of the Empire by rooting out terrorists; a Jedi Knight sworn to hunt Sith and protect the galaxy; or even a slave-turned-Sith Inquisitor, playing a dangerous game of politics. You can play all of this for free, but as a subscriber, you can level faster and concentrate solely on the interesting class and planetary quests instead of the trite filler rubbish. 

Several expansions have kept it feeling reasonably fresh, but it is the excellent Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion that really deserves to be played. With its web of intrigue, relationships and a focus on player choice, it feels more like a proper Knights of the Old Republic sequel than anything that has come before it.

Secret World Legends

Best MMOs Secret World Legends

What if myths, legends and conspiracies weren’t works of fiction at all? Secret World Legends asks exactly that. It is an action-MMO set in the modern world, except this modern world is filled with cults, zombies, ghosts, demons and eldritch nightmares.

Secret World Legends represents a path MMOs could have gone down, but sadly didn't. A path where quests were more than just sources of loot and experience, attempted to tell compelling stories, and force players to engage their brains. A quest in Secret World Legends is as likely to be a puzzle that makes you search through real websites for the answers as it is to be one that just sends you off to behead a monster.

Once known as The Secret World, this bold and different MMO is now free-to-play in the new guise of Secret World Legends, and absolutely worth trying out if you are hunting for something more unusual. 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Best MMOs Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a story of heartwarming redemption. When it was originally released it was not very good. In fact, it was terrible. This triggered Square Enix to take drastic action: ditch the old team, hire a new team and remake Final Fantasy XIV in its entirety. 

The outcome is A Realm Reborn. And it is good. If you are a Final Fantasy fan, you will adore Eorzea. It hits everything the series is known for: epic stories of good and evil duking it out, varied, painfully gorgeous environments, over-the-top characters, flashy cutscenes, and chocobos galore. It is also clever: players have a great deal of flexibility within their class choice. As soon as you hit a paltry level 10, you gain the ability to switch to any of the games eight combat classes at just the switch of the weapon. The upside is that players do not need to create alts to try out other roles.

Eve Online

best mmos eve online

There is a good chance that you have already heard about one of the many tales of dark bastardry that have spun out of Eve’s New Eden. It is a game of cold-hearted betrayal, mining, economics, more betrayal, more mining, and the occasional thousand-person spaceship battles.

With CCP’s hands-off approach, the universe of New Eden is one of the most player-driven MMOs in existence. Wars that span weeks, if not months, across multiple systems. Years of plotting and sabotage to bring huge corporations down from the inside. Reports of huge losses in ships and cargo, some reaching the thousands of dollars in real world value. As you can imagine, it is not the easiest game in the world to learn, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible. Our own Eve Online beginner’s guide will show you how to set up in one of the best MMOs around.

Runescape

best mmos runescape

You won’t find a game with more history than Runescape. Even among this list of the best MMOs. At the ripe old age of 17, Jagex’s sprawling world still harbours a devoted and friendly community who can always be relied up to lend a helping hand to new or returning Runescape players.

It doesn't matter what version you're playing, the most recent version of the game or Old School Runescape, you can expect countless quests, a levelling system that offers meaningful rewards even hundreds of hours into your game, and a rich lore packed with characters and storyline that range from grandiose to ridiculous.

Runescape also boasts plenty of accolades: it’s the most updated MMO of all time and there  are well over 200,000,000 Runescape accounts. It’s no surprise then that Jagex are the biggest games developer in the UK.

World of Warcraft

Best MMOs World of Warcraft

Over a decade old and still the most popular MMO in the world, World of Warcraft is a bit special. During its long reign, WoW has changed a lot. New classes, races, a graphics overhaul, whole new continents... players can even travel back in time. It is huge, bewilderingly so, and you can speed through it so quickly now that it becomes easy to miss some of the surprisingly excellent story-laden quests that have sprouted up. 

At times it seems traditional, which is unsurprising considering it is the MMO that defined the modern style of the genre, but it is not above mixing things up. Take Garrisons, for instance: your base of operations in Draenor, where you command your loyal forces of either the Horde or the Alliance. They’re teeming with stuff to do, click and loot, and even NPC followers who you can send off on their own adventures. And the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion promises even more changes, with new Allied Races and RTS-style Warfronts. 

 

And so concludes our list of the very finest MMORPGs available to play on PC. What world you dive into next is entirely up to you. Will you go for one of the free MMOs, or will you be splashing out on a subscription? Regardless of your choice, know that the best multiplayer games are a ticket to new friends and, of course, new enemies. Pick your battles, create your clans, and head forth for a new adventure. Good luck!  

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Crimsoner Avatar
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4 Years ago

Seriously? You're doing Top 10 lists now? This is utter clickbait, and you know it. I mean, feel free to do a "Our favourite MMO" list, but "10 best mmo list" is real N4G clickbait.

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Shriven Avatar
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Nilbog Avatar
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4 Years ago

"This list [is] in no particular order".... that is why I numbered them..... when I could have just listed them.... yep.

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Nick Wilson Avatar
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4 Years ago

Hey there Crimsoner,

Thanks for your feedback. Just wanted to clarify that I mentioned in the intro that this list was in no particular order. It can be astounding how many people missed that part =D.

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magicus Avatar
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4 Years ago

Except that it's pretty obvious which is your favorite game, considering you have it bannered at the top of the article, give it a perfect review, and say you're installing the client again as you're writing! And by the way, I played Quake 3 for 10 years, no PvP in any MMO out there comes remotely close to that kind of competitive FPS gameplay.

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AskJesus Avatar
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7 Months ago

Well, that really comes down to opinion. I have had some really fun experiences that have made me feel the rush in games like World of Warcraft. It really comes down to preference of genre and game.

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2 Years ago

I'm so fond of Elder Scrolls Online, personally.

Originally, I wasn't a fan. That was the fault of their advertising. They played it up as beefy people fighting giant beasties in bloody battles with raids and all that jazz. Great for people who want that, but I am not one of them. I prefer something with just a dash of the cerebral to it.

I gave it a go. Two of the factions turned out to be what I expected, but I was absolutely floored by the Aldmeri Dominion and their political squabbles. You see, I've mumbled a bit before about the presence of prejudice in video games and how it helps to create a toxic atmosphere.

Yes, racism in a fantasy setting absolutely should be dealt with! Why? There are people involved with lives which are ruined by it, with feelings, and it can be a great allegory of the suffering experienced by those in real life who've been put through the wringer of life thanks to discrimination.

I'm autistic, so this hit home with me and resonated strongly. The first story of the Aldmeri Dominion is an intelligent look at the extremes of prejudicial thinking and the evils it can bring with it. It looked at how it affects people in different ways, and put forward the notion that, yes, something should be done.

The Thalmor University place was really intense for me. It had me grinding my teeth and I was actively bothered by it on a rather deep, emotional level. It was something of a parody of the Judge Rotenberg Centre, and places like it. A dark place where people who were deemed to be 'different' were abused and conditioned so that they would be less different.

It was tactful, sensitive, and clever. These are not words I apply to MMOs. I don't usually think of MMOs in terms of story. Here, though? It had me on the edge of my seat, tackling real world problems through the lens of a fantasy world.

Most often, video games will pander to the masses and make even the most disgusting, nauseating individuals feel welcome. I remember how Ragnar did this with Dreamfall Chapters. My problem there wasn't that -- as Ragnar spun it -- there was discrimination et al. No, not at all. Rather that NO ONE stood up and said how horrible it was.

Video games can be used to educate people about why discrimination is horrible and how it can ruin lives. It needs to be revealed for the disease it is, and how for it can go to be toxic, even deadly, to society as a whole. In general, designers fall over backwards to include these toxic people, though, to get their money.

Not ESO. I don't know why, but there are intelligent writers working at ZeniMax Online Entertainment. And for the first time in an MMO since Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, I was on the very edge of my seat. I needed to know what would happen next.

It continued to excel. With each zone telling a completely encapsulated story, and never forcing me to grind so much that I would stop enjoying it. It's a perfect balance, and for the first time I felt I understood why anyone would play an MMO. Of course, the Aldmeri Dominion isn't very popular -- to the contrary, it's the red-headed stepchild of the factions -- so perhaps that's a misleading perception.

The truth might be more that ESO's Aldmeri Dominion isn't all that akin to an MMO at all.

I feel genuine rage at their marketing, though. I want to fight them. I want to drive away the demons of idiocy and replace them with entirely more competent people. My issue is is that I know there are people like me out there who'll take one look at the advertising and never experience the just bloody exemplary storytelling of the Aldmeri Dominion.

And that's a shame.

If all MMOs were so grind free and story heavy...

Well, I'd have a lot less time on my hands!!!

Sadly, the rest couldn't give a care about tactfully dealing with real world problems in a fantastic setting, and realising that you can do more with a force to fight than some dragon. The rest seem to settle for 'some dragon' though, and I'm just not into that. I like dragons! I don't want to be that beefy pea-brain with torso muscles that don't actually exist bursting into the lairs of innocent beasties and slaughtering them in the bloodiest ways for imagined crimes. That's just not me. And that wasn't ESO, either. Bless it.

Edit: I will add that it got extra bonus points by having werewolf mode's sounds essentially being someone saying 'rar rar rar' and then feeding the result through a filter. That just never got old. Yes, sometimes I can be easy to please via things so utterly ridiculous.

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7 Months ago

The box illustrations kept me from playing EQ for a year and a half before my kids showed me the gameplay. I really like the 1st person viewpoint. It helps me feel like I'm really there even if I'm jealous of my character's appearance.

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7 Months ago

If I could, I would give you the classic stand up slow clap. This is 100% true.

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Stranger Avatar
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4 Years ago

The list is a little messed up.

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Malakie Avatar
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4 Years ago

Sorry but I think there is one other game that should have been included on the list above all else. It does not have the flashiest graphics, the coolest weapons nor the fastest pace but it IS the grand dad of them all and it IS still running and it is still fun to play... Ultima Online.

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panbient Avatar
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2 Years ago

This list just makes me miss City of Heroes so much more than I did 5 minutes ago.

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2 Years ago

In terms of value for money, quality and community I would say WoW is the most reliable, even though I don't play it anymore, I find myself often lost in nostalgia. Just the overall bullshit that f2p and even b2p models blast you with, it's just less stressful.

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2 Years ago

BLACK DESERT ONLINE!

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Akeldama Avatar
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2 Years ago

I'm glad Black Desert Online didn't make the list, because they need to seriously fix their community of atrocious edgelord neckbeards before it gets any positive recognition.

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4 Years ago

Glad to see Planetside 2 in here. As far as value for money goes, I tended to buy a wad of in-game cash when they had discounts on, then keep an eye on the daily sales for things I fancied. It can be a bit expensive otherwise, but it's worth spending a bit of cash on a few weapons if you get into it.

Regarding SWTOR, the story mode was good. Like an MMO Mass Effect. Even with multiple people the conversations flowed, with each player getting to choose a bit of the dialogue. The two-player dungeons were great from what I played. It's just a shame the rest of the game epitomised everything I hated about MMOs - specifically grinding through the game's fauna just to be able to get to the next interesting bit.

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4 Years ago

Interesting list. But I wonder, if WoW is still so great, why is the author only now reinstalling? Something made you leave, and is going back really going to a still great game, or just nostalgia?

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3 Years ago

Tera and Path of Exile are better than pretty much all these imo. I can't speak for The Secret World as it's the only one on the list I haven't played. I do enjoy Planetside 2 though, just enjoy melee and magic more than fps, but that's just me, if I was into fps Planetside 2 would be hands down my favorite game.

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3 Years ago

PoE is an amazing game, but sorry, Tera falls short most of these titles. Combat is great, endgame is decent and PvP gets intense, BAM battles are super fun, but the actual PvE and leveling is terrible. EVERYTHING is either kill x amount of guys and not enough dungeons in the leveling process. It's an unfortunate grind. After level 30 it's pretty much pounding sand.

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3 Years ago

Yeah, right?! Tera seriously has potential to be best MMO ever with how gorgeous it is and how the combat works but they ruined my WHOLE playstyle which is "fuck pvp and no life pve" lol I'm a grinder at heart but when your pve quests are ASS I feel totally alienated. I'm fine with boring gathering, thats normal and my mind just wanders during it but when 70% of the quests are nothing but boring enemies and gathering I want to rip my heart out. I'm one of those nolife to 99 runescape players but since you could make friends while doing boring things all the time, it was like a real world chat system while showing off sick stats! lol THAT was more interesting then Tera's pve. I was so dissapoint.

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7 Months ago

Tera is fucking garbage, get fucked.

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7 Months ago

PoE is shit. Grim dawn is better.

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2 Years ago

The Secret World is pretty crap IMO. It has a cool setting and everything, but the gameplay is crap. Accursed Farms on YouTube did a good review of it.

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3 Years ago

None of these MMOs can come close to ESO for me and I've played all of these. TOR's story is a bit better, but that's about all I can think of.

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5 Months ago

Lol ESO is a dead trash game

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2 Years ago

No ESO? As little as game awards count to me. It wasn't awarded Best MMO of 2015 for nothing.

1st person just makes everything more immersive and combat awesome.

Stories and quests that put other Elder Scrolls games to shame.

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Antigollos Avatar
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2 Years ago

Non of them, except EVE ONLINE maybe....

In my opinion it's BLACK DESERT ONLINE

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2 Years ago

I keep ending up on these clickbait sites when I'm bored xD.., like waiting for a stream to load...

anyway @ Final Fantasy XIV.. it's not only for FF fans but for semi-hardcore and hardcore mmo fans.. (casuals can have their fun in FFXIV too, but its most rewarding for the more "serious" mmo players.)

If you liked WoW back then, then you should love FFXIV... just hold thru long enough (level 50+).. since some classes start off kind of simple-ish, ..before the end game its like one long, stretched but beautiful "tutorial" ...and the best raids are in the level 50(+) dungeons...

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2 Years ago

ESO is imo for casual Mmo players, ..if some FFXIV end game raids and rotations were too demanding for you and you play Mmo only a few times a week for some relaxing fun, then ESO is for you (even though FFXIV has its relaxing game play too, like crafting or mining/fishing...)

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2 Years ago

You Forgot about Black Desert the next big thing

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1 Year ago

Best MMO Ive played is Firefall. Until the9 came in and destroyed it with their stupid ideas.

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1 Year ago

I never played it myself but wasn't The Secret World a complete flop?

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1 Year ago

ARCHEAGE IS THE BEST MMORPG EVER CREATED !!! THE ONLY MMORPG WITH FUNNY ENDGAME SERIOUSLY WHICH MMORPG HAS SANDBOX PART???

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1 Year ago

Skyforge and RIFT but no Wildstar.

1/10

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1 Year ago

"to see if it’s a worthy port or not. Spoiler: it’s actually pretty darn good."

BS!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67104790/screenshots/Screen%20Shot%202016-08-23%20at%2012.19.05%20p.m.png

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Sebison Avatar
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1 Year ago

For me exist only one great MMORPG - Worldof Warcraft!

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Warwalrus Avatar
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1 Year ago

I once attacked some random players in EVE online and yelled AMERICA FUCK YEAH

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1 Year ago

A "best MMORPG" List without Elder scrolls online can not be taken serously! Its that simple! Swtor is on the List...a Single Player Game with no MMO Content anymore...but ESO not?????

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1 Year ago

Where's good ol' rpg Elder Scrolls Online? where's the infamous Black Desert ? where's highly anticipated Revelation Online? Where's the not so great but also quite okay Blade n Soul Online? Where's the free expansion free dlc Path of Exile?

I won't consider this as a bad list, I've played all of them, and yeah they are great.

this list is much more like an incomplete list.

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Its sad that you guys left out one of the best mmorpgs that still has active servers with thousands of people still playing since 2002 and that title is called Final Fantasy 11, please make an exception because FFXI is still the best mmorpg you could find anywhere, even though the setup cd's are only obtained through ebay and amazon, its still accessable to new comers

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7 Months ago

Everquest. The graphics aren't the best but the gameplay and number of quests is amazing. There's free to play and pay to play and you get a lot of gameplay in the F2P mode and a lot more in the pay to play. I pay by the year to get a better price. Heh, I'm thinking about dumping my satellite TV. I'd rather play Everquest. It has an added bonus that isn't readilly apparent, and that is it doesn't require a lot of keystrokes to play. If you've got carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, or like me, both, that makes it an ideal way to pass the time. Only reason I'm here today is they're doing an update to add Holiday content, seasonal quests and rewards. I started in 2001 and I've tried WoW and there were some others that I don't remember, but also EQ2 which was a dud.

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4 Years ago

the fact that everquest is not even mentioned once in your article tells me just about all I need to know.

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Codester87 Avatar
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7 Months ago

What a sad comment. EQ is fucking trash and so is your opinion.

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Chantlilly Avatar
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7 Months ago

No need to be rude. EQ isn't as good as it was in 2005 but it's still better than anything else I've tried. Different opinions are what make interesting conversations as long as consideration and respect of others is shown. Being derogatory as you are is showing a severe lack of class.

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Chantlilly Avatar
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7 Months ago

Yes it is pretty sad that they don't understand just how good Everquest is.

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Sipi Avatar
1
1 Year ago

BLACK DESERT ONLINE! die

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Grungebreath Avatar
1
4 Years ago

"Ever since I was tiny child, MMO’s have been been the backbone of my gaming habits."

What are you, 14?

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kichwas Avatar
5
4 Years ago

My first mmo was called LPMud in 1990. I got into the code and rewrote half of it, then we ran it for some 40-80 players. Text only but otherwise these games haven't changed much since...

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Nick Wilson Avatar
359
4 Years ago

Ahhh, a true veteran of our time. I salute you =D.

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Thorgi Avatar
4
4 Years ago

Not sure I'm following your logic.

Personally, my first MMO was Ultima Online at the age of 8 and Anarchy Online at the age of 12. I'm 24 now.

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Nick Wilson Avatar
359
4 Years ago

The first MMO I played was Runescape at the age of 9. Hope that clears things up for you.

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weejohnathon Avatar
1
4 Years ago

Had to leave a comment here about this. I won't speak for the other games as I don't know them enough except perhaps WoW but this part here for SW:TOR

Just be aware that the restrictions on what you can and can’t do with a free account are a little ludicrous: you’ll be prevented from owning a mount, have reduced bag space, even a reduced levelling speed unless you pony up.

This reads like no research was done at all apart from going on the home page.

1. You will be prevented from owning a mount - Not true, subscribers get access to a mount 5 levels before the f2p players. They get their mounts at the levels subs used to get them at launch. If anyone wants them earlier they can unlock it it legacy for credits or cartel coins if the have the legacy level.

2.Have reduced bag space - Again this is wrong, everyone no matter what level of access you have starts with the same ammount of inventory slots, additional ones can be purchased for credits the in game currency or cartel coins.

3. Reduced levelling speed - this part is correct but look at the subscriber benefits for both Rift and Tera they also give subs more XP its the same thing, if your gonna point it out on one do it on all please.

The only part you got right is ludicrous restrictions however you failed to mention any of them at all, some of which are need to purchase unlocks for Hide Head Slot to hide helm, Artifact Equipment Unlock to wear purple (epic) amour, credit caps, ability to send mail across chars. Please do more thorough research before falsely commenting on games as its bad jounralism and can impact that game if people rely on your site.

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Dizney Avatar
5
3 Years ago

I know this is a year old, however, i'm just pointing this out purely for people wanting info.

Rift and Tera offer exp boosts to level FASTER.

SWTOR basically says in order to level at a NORMAL pace, you HAVE to sub. That's a BIG difference from Rift and Tera.

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ybnrmalatall Avatar
3
3 Years ago

Nice tl;dr for the MMOnewbies. :)

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davidpop Avatar
1
4 Years ago

WoW and most of the other games on that list are not mmos, they are nothing more than Xbox games.

All you do is stand around in a lobby waiting for a que to pop and then you are teleported to location.

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EnDroxX Avatar
3
5 Months ago

The reason why you stand around in a "lobby" waiting for a queue to pop is because you are probably an LFR casual scrub who doesn't experience the purest end game content.

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Jado Avatar
1
4 Years ago

lol wtf, WoW and runescape ... you got to be joking, WoW died and ended when TBC ended. ronascape is like just retardedly crappy.

but what suprises me more is that Tabula Rasa and city of heroes and everquest 1 and 2 isn't amongst them ... wich clearly shows that this guy has hardly played any game in my opnion.

eve online, Rift, LoTRO, Star Wars the old republic and TSW well i agree on but the rest meh crap games.

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Thorgi Avatar
4
4 Years ago

Reading comprehension, man. Top 10 MMOs on the market. On the market as in currently available and competing, which CoH and Tabula Rasa aren't.

The top 10 list was pretty much a popularity list. WoW is still the giant and Runescape is one of the few mmos actually getting bigger, which is impressive given its age.

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liviliam Avatar
2
4 Years ago

Tabula Rasa, it was so good they shut down the servers?? WoW has more players than any of the other games on this list, so it stands to reason that it should be here. Just cause it doesn't agree to you, doesn't mean its wrong.

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ArcusTenshi Avatar
73
3 Years ago

Mainstream MMOs and mostly Western MMOs, damn barely any Korean MMOs and well all know Korea is the capital of MMO nowadays, crappy list.

Play more MMO before you start doing list brah.

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