Top Ten MMORPG GamesThe top ten massive multiplayer online role-playing games to date.
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I play world of warcraft for years and I will never stop playing I have 4 level,85 now and they own, world of warcraft can't be stopped cause no game would be better than this game! You need to eat drink repair dungeons quests armor mounts 1 big world love it
This game lacks the overall story offered by FFXI but finishes on top by having far better gameplay and combat variety, many games lack this, combat is what you will be doing for 90% of you time on any level based game. WoW also does not offer one way to level up as it is the case with most of the MMORPS out there.
FFXI is okay. It has a top rating on this site only because the WoW fans are too busy playing. I have been diehard as far as a FF fan but for this day and age, the games graphics look horrible compared to WoW. I uninstalled it. I could have improved it visually but that involved messing with the registry. And No one should have to go through all that. They need to stop making expansions and just launch a completely new one. Until then, WoW is better.
Best of the bestV363 Comments
Great 3D Cryengine 2 Graphics, breathtaking scenery, loads of untapped potential, many great people from all over the world and from all demographics. The Entropia Universe is in constant expansion.
A real cash economy. What more could you ask for to keep the weenies out! After over 2 years playing hard EU still rocks the competition. Other games seem pointless when a RCE allows you to actually gain real life value for your gaming.
Great for people who seek nice graphics, excitement and a lot less 14 year olds running around calling each other nub and other more unfriendly names
This game is an online casino in disguise. Do not waste your money you will never make it back unless you hit a jackpot.V625 Comments Visit Website9
I personally love playing Runescape! My neighbor made my account for me when I was 8 and I've been playing for 5 years and I enjoy it!
Runescape is awesome! You can do quests, train levels, talk to other players. Not so great graphics though. It's really fun! Try it.
The best game I ever played its free and fun I played from 2003 and I still love it played with 5m players lots of skills lots of monsters and lots of fun quests minigames events rewards more then 100 servers try runescape!
I have played on and off for over 10 years and I keep coming back to it because of the huge variety of things you can do. By far my favorite gameV322 Comments Visit Website9
I love this game, it requires skill, but after a fews games you will actually learn to play and enjoy it. YOu get different types of champions and there are no money benefits, that's why I love it
BEST GAME EVER, there are over millions of people playing this game( doesn't mean everything) they won a lot of awards and they are the best pc game IN THE WORLD( my opinion)
I adore this game! The community though is really bad this game would be a lot better if people would leave other people alone. I do love the game play, the characters, the lore, and the skins I have probably spent a lot on this game laugh out loud but totally worth it! I hope it gets higher up on the list because at least the creators do a lot for their players even taking skin ideas from fan arts! I love League and if anyone wants to pla Dacsgoddess is my name
LOL it's a ripoff of Dota (the original)V134 Comments
A game based on relationships, player interaction, and overall community play. Dream Of Mirror Online is the best game for anyone that decides to play with friends, lovers, or even make new friends.
The publisher and company is very interactive with their players, the GMs are extremely active. They don't stay hidden from the players and do background work. All problems and reports are solved quickly and bugs and glitches are addressed in the best possible way.
The community is also mature and literate, not typing in 1337 and 'net speek. There's a few bad people here and there, but they're eventually reported by the Game Sages, local volunteer "Game Masters" with no powers except being able to directly talk to a Game Master. Game Sages are legit, they're like any normal player, just with more trust with Aeria and their employees.
The graphics are cute and perfect for anime fans, with cel-shading and glow effects.
The gameplay is amazing. Class system is based on sub-jobbing classes to create your own "hybrid" class. Build your own class the way you want it. The system is still balanced out, as you can only get a "category" of skills, versus plucking on skill out and here and there.
There are also many quests in Dream Of Mirror Online. Many of them are Mirror Quests, or Plot Quests. They help teach players with the "Mirror World" and also reward a variety of items and passes to go to a restricted area.
Dream Of Mirror Online is the best choice if you're looking for a casual game. It will also suit the needs of hardcore gamers, being able to (in the future) fight in Arenas, guild sieges, and many more.
Hope to see you in Dream of Mirror Online! - naikaze
DOMO is by far the best MMORPG game. There are tons of fun stuff to do besides leveling. The players are great; they're active, nice, and just plain awesome. This is the ONLY MMO I have been able to stick to. I have been playing for a little more than 2 years, and I'm still leveling all the time. The job system is awesome. You can be any job you want, and change jobs any time you want. And, you can have subs from two other jobs on the one you're currently on. For example, you could be on Doctor, and have Wizard or Musician subs. The system has endless options. You really can't run out of things to do when it comes to DOMO, it's great. c: - TreCoolness
The company and its employees, Game Masters and Moderators, actually interact with their players, rather than hide and do background work. Problems are quickly solved, and issues, such as bugs, glitches, and hackers, are reported and fixed.
Gameplay is relaxing, it's not a constant grind like any other online game. Many quests await you as you log into the game.
It's community and relationship-based, so find your friends, lovers, and family, and bring them into the Mirror World! - naikaze
It has the acronym DOMOV21 Comments Visit Website9
Despite the game being 6 years old, Guild Wars is definitely the best online game in my books, especially for serious players and deserves a number 1 spot. It's balanced and well thought out and unlike some games, you will never see things being sold by GW for real money that would advantages one player over another.
The first thing I look for in a game is the storyline, it has to be interesting and immersing, to keep me wanting more. Guild Wars certainly offers you that. A very rich main story to follow, interesting and often difficult missions bonuses to complete and lots of optional side quests. The game has a nice clear direction to follow which makes it fairly easy to get started.
All your characters are able to explore the beautifully detailed vast world of 3 campaigns (each very different, yet connected) as well as an expansion pack so there's is lots to do if you get them all. I've been playing almost every day for 2 years and still have a bit left to do. So yeah, the game offers you a huge content and great challenges to achieve both in normal and hard modes and elite areas that are mind-blowing as well as a great choice of PvP options. The 7-hero system or henchies, allows you to play solo with them or form parties with other players and now, you can buy a "Mercenary Hero" pack that allows you up to 7 of your existing characters as heroes to play with. You can dress them in your best gear, or put a costumes on them and that's how they will appear alongside you. I got all mine set up they look totally awesome!
I love the Guild War's gameplay, the monsters are realistic, not cartoon-like and though not a massive choice in character selection as in some games, it is simple and what's there is very nice especially for females characters. Some of the hairstyles are simply gorgeous.
The other thing I like, is that lots of things are account-based, so if for eg: you join a guild, all of your characters automatically belong to it and same goes with your friends list. I started playing Runes of Magic recently and got very frustrated from the start. I was invited to a guild which I joined, only to find that my next character I created didn't belong to it. Same deal with my friends' list. It's very annoying.
Some of the titles in GW are account based too, which means only one characters needs to gain the title for all your other ones to get it as well, but understandably, these titles are hardest to get. In fact, most of the titles in GW are not easy to achieve, but when you do, you feel like you've really accomplished something.
The interface is nice and simple to use. I also like the fact that the storage chest/bank is available to all you characters so you can share items quickly and easily.
So if after all this you still aren't convinced and don't wanna try the game... Well its your loss.
It's the best MMORPG ever created. It has amazing graphics and not a high requirement for a G card. No subscription absolutely puts it in this list and the gameplay although not so free as you may find at other MMOs but its different and at least try it! Thanks!
I have the game for 4 years and I still playing! Is amazing, you are not a Online playing if you not try Guild wars at least one time
This is the best MMORPG of all time, no arguing it, if you have ever truly played this game you would agree.V75 Comments
Very addictive but highly competitive PvP and PvE wise.
Open world PvP, fair karma system, exciting PvP with clan wars and mass sieges on castles, but allot of GRIND (level and gear) to be able to compete.
Suggesting to people who like grind and have competitive natures. Not suggesting to people who like to get all easy and get upset at getting killed.
I quit this game, and after looking at others, always return to lineage 2, hope they make L3 soon...
There are no comments to be made, it is pure and simple the best mmorpg. 90% from every mmorpg that came on market are some sort of cheap copies.
Thanks and NCSoft we wait for L3
Really nice game but it's full of donators so if you want to play you must give some money..V70 Comments
I've tried other MMORPGS with varying degrees of interest. However, none of them ever stood out as much as The Old Republic. I'm not wild about Star Wars but I loved both KOTOR 1 & 2. While this isn't exactly the same thing it's still incredibly fun and the fact that it's free to play helps. It just felt very story driven and the multiplayer was more of an added bonus than an essential part of the game.
The best ever.. Good graphic... Gameplay crazy good... Storylines the best ever see... Must too have when you like to play MMORPG... What to hell do this game on position 100 up... Crazy vote for this great game
You get to wield a lightsaber.
You get to wield two lightsabers.
You get to wield a double-bladed lightsaber.
You get to fire a blaster-rifle.
You get to wield a blaster-pistol.
You get to wield two blaster-pistols.
You get to cast lightning.
That's the more Star Wars-like MMORPG I know.
I just love it.
All I can say is AWESOME! The other players are nice.V60 Comments
Great gameplay, excellent graphics. Very friendly social environment. So much to do and keep you busy. I love the puzzle jumpers and events. The Gem Store is fun or convenience items only, not gameplay updates to give people with money advantages. I love the Trait system. Large numbers of the same class can all have different builds based on their style of play. WoW is very cookie cutter which I disliked.I. E There is only one way to be effective at your choice role and it made it very restrictive gameplay.
It is a revolution in playing of RPG. No more tanks, healer and DPS needed. After 6 years in World of Warcraft I can compare it. In GW2 is smart quest system (there is no necessary take quest from quest giver, hand in quest, get another one in the same location and again and again), game is very social with a lot of puzzles, activities, separate PvP and WvW worlds. Personal bank system for all characters is also well done.
I think I will stay in the Guild Wars world for a lot of years if anything got wrong. World of Warcraft was perfect game 10-5 years ago but nowadays it is ancient game with ancient play system, destroyed story with nonsense kung-fu pandas, with strange tamagotchi pet improvement, not balanced leveling system where the highest level player is able run and finish Burning Crusade or WotLK dungeon alone...
Guild Wars 2 is a new way how to do top MMORPG
This game is amazing! There is always something new to do because they always add new content with the living story... It has the friendliest playing environment ever... And the story line is awesome.
9th? Only 9th? Come on guys, this is sad. I'm not much of an MMORPG fan to be honest, but Guild Wars 2 is amazing and I cannot deny.V39 Comments
best game simply for the community. cooperative, not destructive. I'm so tired of "newb/noob/n00b/nub got pwn'd/owned/pawned" my eyes want to bleed
i have played wow for 3 years. 85 on almost all jobs. stopped when it took my last toon 3 play days to get to 85. dailies and dungeons... and newbs/noobs/n00bs... nubs.
rift was ok but it got old fast. community was to start but slowly getting to the wow thing... nub
i won't even discuss the utter disappointed that it ffxiv. so much potential. the ball dropped and shattered.
i began ffxi at na pc release and played until our ls leader left for wow. I had about half the classes at 75 or 80 then. the best game ever.
much better graphics than wow. look at the procedurals on the models. ffxi's character model are MADE for each model. wow procedurals stretch to fit each model. makes it pixely. wow does have glowy effects to distract you from bad texturing.
ffxi does have a slower battle system, but then again it requires you to think and react. how many times did I cast dispel as an rdm in ffxi? countless. how many times as priest in wow? not even on my action bar. lots of wasted spells in wow
story in ffxi is great and has continuity... there was a storyline in wow?
ffxi had actual achievements... artifact armor, limit break quests... Ohat... omg crafting... fishing. wow had spam skill til level. seriously.
ffxi had no addons. you had to think. I guess that's the attraction for newer players.
i still have friends from ffxi and I still remember the ass*****. I remember people that left. I remember my achievements and struggles. I never had so much fun in a game and I've never had so many memories.
play wow if you want a game. play ffxi if you want an experience.
I played FFXI for 6 years and I still miss it. It has the best and most expansive story of any MMO that I've ever played, and the music is awe-inspiring. The interface is odd and unique, since it was designed for multiple systems, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy and fun. This game takes a lot of time though, as nothing in this world is simply given to you. Everything is hard work, but it also makes you feel like you've really accomplished your goals and completed something. You feel like you've earned your just rewards. I love this game!
FFXI was the first MMORPG I ever played. I fell in love with it from day one. I thought that MMO's were the greatest thing since sliced bread and that they were all created equal at this point. So I started playing a free trial of WoW that came in a magazine. In a week I had hit level 30 and had pretty much explored the whole continent because the higher level NPC's would only chase me for a hundred meters or so. I even got a bird to fly on in the first week which made it even easier to travel. I felt like I had experienced practically the whole game in week one.
FFXI on the other hand took me months to get to level 30 including sub-job, chocobo and an airship pass. When I was level 12 in La Theine a stranger around the same level asked me if I would accompany/escort him to Bastok for safety purposes. Up to this point I had spent most of my time chopping wood and learning the game in Ronfaure with little knowledge of anything outside of there. We loaded up and headed off. I never felt so weak and vulnerable in my life, I had butterflies in my stomach the whole trip and at times was downright terrified. We finally arrived safely to Bastok after an hour or so. I had no maps of that area and had no idea how to get back home. So I ended up living in Bastok for awhile and becoming an Alchemist.
This was just one of a thousand great memories. It was the little things that made this game great.
FFXI had more awesomeness in it's pinky finger than WoW or any other MMO could ever imagine.
This game is lost in time and a master piece for its time.V82 Comments
Dungeons and Dragons Online takes the modern idea that an mmorpg should be an easy experience that you can hop in real quick and get half the game over with, and slaps it in the face with a disembodied orc arm. It has many different aspects that can appeal to people, but also some that can scare people off. As a word of caution every positive can be a negative to you.
First is the questing system and how it's different. The only "free" area is in the city of stormreach really, it's one of the few places that you can move around and interact with all the other players freely. Every quest is instanced. Each quest also has difficulty settings: Casual (for a lenient experience), Normal (the intended play), Hard (everything is +1 level above what it's suppose to be, on a scale of 20 that a lot. ), and Elite (+2 above, or the hardest mode). Personally I do every quest on elite, have not played any quest lower then elite for last year or two of playing. The casual play can easily be done alone, but it's not that fun. Normal is what most people would expect from it. Elite is where the real fun comes in. Elite is for when you want to try out how strong can your character go, with doing quests elite ranging from "That wasn't so hard" to "Okay, so who ISN'T dead? " (no one). All loot in the game is handled on a per person basis, so a dead monster will never drop any useable loot, it's all handled in chests, which more then make up for it. Experience for characters is increased as the difficulty goes up, but is much different then most people are use too. No experience is awarded for killing monsters, and as such the fear of kill stealing is eliminated completely. All experience is counted from monster kills, objects broken, traps, etc... and then distributed as the same amount to all players who participated in the dungeon.
Customization wise it's the best mmorpg I've ever seen. Appearance wise they have quite a few options so that you can construct a unique image. The big difference in customization is in the characters skills however. With 13 (current) classes to pick from, it's still rare to see anyone that's a carbon copy of someone else (sorry WoW, but this is you). You pick your Feats (what your character can do), your weapons and armor, and the spells you like to use if you have them. Each character also have skills to up, want to jump two stories? Up your jump skill. want to do back flips away from enemies? Upgrade tumble. Want to be a fighter who can bring down an arcane hell? Up your use magic device skill.
There's a lot more as well but I'm kind of a lazy typer, so that's all for now folks.
This game is amazing best game I ever seen so far if you compare it to ANY of the other games I think this game deserves a number one it have the BEST player vs player system and the best part is the classes JUST PLAY THIS GAME ITS GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL
Best PvE experience out there. If your looking for PvP look elsewhere. This is a team based game with loads of customization and regular updates. My favorite part is that there is very little grind and the journey to end game is just as good as the end game. Just don't go to the forums there all a bunch of whiners :P
Even though it was released to the public in 2005, it still manages to hold up today, even with some problems like outdated textures and glitches. - DikkunDiniandTwiTheAwesomeLinxV21 Comments
This game rocks, you will love it. It is a game that will make you feel happy relax, and just plain have fun
Great game! Don't judge it just for the graphics. It's simple but that's what make you enjoy it!
this game can be troublesome for the system requirements but once played and you can't get rid of it from your mind
I love this game! I'm only level 75 or so, but so far I have been addicted and have been trying to convince my siblings to play it!V112 CommentsVisit Website
Was the best game ever until the entire combat system was changed into a more easier kid-like system. Obtaining the jedi class was one of the biggest and hardest goals, and once achieved you felt like you had more power than the majority of players. You could make your own city and become mayor of it with other players under you. Amazing game for rp. But like I said the game is not what it use to be thanks to certain people.
Even thought a lot of people hated the Combat upgrade, I still liked the game very much as it existed, before the dark times, before Lucas has become greedy and closed it for the new game... Even after reaching your maximum level, the game has just started if you reached it, the collection system, the City battles for Faction control and points, the special Events all of this made this game better then A LOT of other MMORPGs where after reaching maximum level you just don't got anything to do. RIP SWG, and I hope Lucas knows what he did to all of his biggest fans with closing THIS game... !
There is just something about this game that keep's people coming back. unlike most MMO's where the entire economy/game/pvp is always the same and super easy to master, swg is always changing and once you master one thing, you see that there is so much more to be discoverd, I'm not sure if there is one person in that game that would honestly know it all
Most complete game ever on the market. Until they destroyed it.V31 Comments
This is my second MMORPG game and it is one of the best because a lot of things you can do in a very cool: the story dynamic graphics and some very good atmosphere in the house playing
And this is only the beginning of the forthcoming new version 4.0 (on EU servers) under the new title of dark betrayal, and if you see what will be new then you simply have to agree with me that this is one of the best MMORPG game that should be among the top 5 in my opinion
This game is really good, is amazing, I could not believe its current position in this ranking. I think it should be in top ten, because it is a very complex and well-built game, and the OSTs are fantastic.
I've played AION since the release of version 2.7.
It is clearly an excellent game which fits your desires and has an epic storyline that just keeps you coming. With the new updates coming it, you always have something to do! Can't wait till August for version 4.0!
It looks like wow so niceV23 Comments
Gotta be one of the best FREE MMORPG games out there. The graphics and effects are nice, very nice story line, awesome quests. Plus, the Foundry. It virtually has infinite amount of quests so you'll never get tired of it. PvP is awesome, the guild system works amazing. I really don't know how this game is free, but I'm glad it is and that's why I think it deserves to be in, at least, the top three.
Neverwinter is the best I find this game's combat amazing but the storyline can get repetitive
The whole arc game system is awesome and this game is awesome.
Not sure what to say besides I love playingV8 Comments
Eve is a must for anyone who likes a challenge, tech geeks, science geeks, and anyone who is tech savvy. Its not for the your average players who don't like to think, since it has the highest leaning curve then any other MMOG game out, period.
PVP is insane in this game, anybody with leadership skills will love this game. Graphics are the best then any MMOG out. Anybody interested in learning the game look up Skull Lord.
Eve Online has a truly engaging universe, where the actions of players are the only real driving force behind the game world. This game is defined by player action- from resource acquisition and manufacturing all the way up to galaxy-spanning wars. And it's not just superficial, either- everything on the market, with the exception of skill books, is player-made.
The wars aren't between the major empires of Eve (well, that's not true- there's faction warfare too, but it's more for newer players), but between player created, run, and populated alliances, made up of smaller (also for player by player) corporations that can also declare war on each other. And then, of course, there's the fact that the galaxy is all a pvp zone- it can happen at any time, any place, although in high sec it's a lot less likely.
Eve Online is a phenomenal game that achieves things that no other MMO is even close to. Is it for everyone? No, it's not. But for anyone who truly wants a sandbox experience, where you can set out to do anything you want, then Eve is the only logical choice.
I have been playing EvE Online for 6 months now, and it has become the only, and possibly the last game MMORPG, I will play. It's that immersive. In that time, I have earned the skill to proficiently experience maybe 25 of the game and 15 of the universe, New Eden. It's huge. If you are impatient and require instant gratification this game is not for you. EvE requires skill planning and treating your characters like real career pilots; from industrial business-types, care bear role-players, political hacks, corporate thieves, and cold-killers, to scientist-engineers and prospectors, EvE has them all and a niche for everyone with the gumption to be aware of there surroundings at all times. You are never safe unless you are docked and logged off.
I put in a few years into Eve and I agree that it is rewarding if you enjoy a long and deep content, complex player interaction with other player and the world.
It's simply a masterpiece that keeps on adding on to it self.
If you have endless time on your hands then this is your game.
It's an awesome free game.
My favorite of all free games.
Nice graphics, character details and the skills are nice animated!
The only MMORPG that keeps me coming back. Only real issue is the bots. Otherwise, it's a great game.
The bots are no issue anymore, now you can log on anytime, before there was a problem with the bots because it was always crowded in the servers.
But now, its no problem at all, love this game!
The best game in the world I really love it!V46 CommentsVisit Website
Played EQ1 for years and EQ2 for even more years, EQ line of games is about Guilds and People that make up the guilds. This is a very deep game that takes order and strategy to get even close to the top. EQ2 has more high end content than any game I have evern seen or played or know friends have played. This game is not for the "in and out" player it takes work, and I think thats why it never makes it close to #1 on this kinda poles. Easy games usualy make the top of these poles. Great economy! Great game play! Great PvP action(you only get it when you want it)! Great game UI!
GUILD WARS? REALLY? I CANNOT believe Guild Wars made the cut to top ten. Does playing for free make it a better game? I have tried the free 10 hour demo, removed that junk from my hard drive after only 2 and went back to EQ2. WoW is for 8 year olds and IQs below 80. -Bloodflow- Vox Server, EQ2
Played too many online RPG games. Free ones to subscription. I have played EQ1 from release and now EQ2 from release. Still have not found a game that rivals EQ1 at the time and now EQ2. I've really tried to find something that even came close. EQ2 cannot be beat.
Everquest 2 is a great game with gameplay and interaction with friends guilds and more not only that but the graphics are great and soon this year of 2014 everquest next is coming out be sure to check it out you might find it awesomely great!V24 Comments
I am an expert dedicated and proud hard core gamer throughout the MANY years, of all types and any types of games. I have played far and wide, from pc, to Nintendo64, coin-machines, ps3, to portable hand-held games, and everything in-between. And for someone of my expertise and experience to tell you a game is GOOD! Takes a lot, not even good, AMAZINGLY MIND-BLOWING! So mash that the MMORPG Wow, has been compared to it!, and not the other way around. In term of its advanced graphics, Combat system, community, quest, massive content, and over-all experience, it stands above and alone, and beyond! So mush, that it has won numerous awards of all the deranged types, throughout its five year life span which is pretty incredible, and that is not even scratching the very top of the barrel. This LOTR Mmorpg holds the most massive World ever developed, so much that there still expanding, and not even half way done, yet! And NOW has become A FULL FREE TO PLAY GAME! Instead of purchasing it! It would be like the WoW developers giving away their whole entire product for FREE, Even though you can subscribe and get 500 turbine points per month, I don™t see why you would, considering you can earn it on YOUR OWN! This game is simply the best MMORPG game ever created, and common, if you™re gonna role-play, what not a better franchise then THE LORD OF THE RINGS!
Been playing this game since release. Played nearly every game on this list, and I can say, this game has the most dedicated staff out there. The amount of content that they put into this game is astounding. They do not stop, and are no where close to finishing their goals. Great support, great fan base. The game itself keeps driving you on to do more, very much like Everquest did. Great visuals, and story to satisfy the best of Tolkien fans. If you haven't played it, please give it a try. You won't be disappointed in what is there. For those that have left the game, I play a ton of games, and in so doing, have left for months at a time, but always end up coming back, and playing like an Evercrack addict.
LOTRO is a mix between beautifull images perfectly crafted and a a story that is simply unbeliveable, diferents ways to fight and even be in the light side or be in the dark side
Very kool game, better them a lot of others out there. Great landscapes.V36 Comments
This game Changed my life in so many ways, to truly feel immersed in it is to forget your own reality, from the online gameplay mechanics to the stylish art that accompanies it, this game embodies the meaning of legendary, best game of all time for me period!
It was the very best since the release of the 1.10 version which totally ruined the game.. This game had the ability to make you forget your problems and live in a legendary online world!
This game is the best game ever I have played this game since it came out and always will even though diablo 3 is out now I still prefer this game over that... its 2014 and this is still my favorite game ever
Love the classes, game is very kool.V13 Comments
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