MMORPGs are always a fun time for all and are surprisingly easy to get sucked into. Sure, we’ve seen quite a lack of good MMORPGs lately, but that doesn’t mean it’s a dead genre! In fact, here are some of the best MMORPGs that you could always fall back into.
Star Wars The Old Republic
Gather round, Star Wars fans! Star Wars The Old Republic is a free-to-play MMORPG that is now tweaked to be single-player friendly for you solo jedis out there. The game does a good job of telling the Star Wars story in MMORPG form.
You’ll be a lightsaber-wielding jedi or a commando, with stories unique to your chosen character class. It’s good free fun anyway, so just continue to explore through the expansions and the Star Wars world with ease.
If you’re looking for something with more depth and complexity to it, Eve Online is the experience you seek. It’s been around for so long mainly due to the freedom it gives its players to essentially do whatever they want with their ships in space. Of course, each of their actions has realistic consequences and perhaps that’s what makes it even more interesting.
It’s a good idea if you’re thinking of joining the game now since its received pretty good updates and the devs have improved some aspects of the game to make it a fun sci-fi MMORPG.
A fantasy MMORPG from South Korea for those who are looking to test their combat skills. Tera focuses on beating huge monsters with a cool action combat system, and this differentiates it from your usual MMORPGs.
With a variety of cool armour and weapons to obtain as well as wide customization options, Tera has been a beloved MMORPG for about a decade now. If you’re into beating huge monsters and practising your combat skills, Tera would be a great fit for you.
Guild Wars 2
One of the games that brought forth the idea of MMOs at no monthly cost and other unique takes on the genre. Guild Wars 2 has an interesting weapon ability system in place where different weapons could grant different abilities to their wielders, even if they’re from different classes.
The game can be played solo, so if you prefer being alone in your adventures, no problem. With the many expansions and updates since the game’s release, Guild Wars 2 would have more than enough intriguing content and storyline for you to fall into.
Elder Scrolls Online
If you prefer to control everything in a game and make your own personal choices, Elder Scrolls Online could be a fun getaway for you. Plus, with a world comparable to Skyrim in its vastness and details, it is easy to pour hours into exploring Elder Scrolls Online.
As its devs continue to drop improvements and content for the game, it seems that the love for ESO is rather justified indeed. It’s great that the game managed to be more than just a basic MMORPG and instead included Elder Scrolls elements that fans of the franchise have come to appreciate.
World of Warcraft
One of the oldest MMORPGs that started a worldwide craze for the genre, World of Warcraft is still going strong to this very day. With now about eight expansions and seventeen years worth of patches under its belt, there’s so much to uncover in the World of Warcraft.
Personally, the best thing about WoW is the accessibility and endurance the game has to last this long and to create experiences for newcomers and veterans alike. You don’t have to know anything about the game, it will guide you through with some refreshing experiences.
Phantasy Star Online 2
For those who enjoy a more anime-style character and world, Phantasy Star Online 2 would be the jump for you. True, its interface does feel a little dated for today’s age, but everything else from its combat to character creation is a joy to experience.
As one of the veterans, PSO2 has about nine years of content and updates currently under its belt. Plus, with their recent western release, there are now more major updates to PSO2’s world – so be prepared for an improvement in every aspect of the game.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
A transitional success story, Final Fantasy XIV was an MMORPG that hit rock bottom and was rereleased into the success you see today. Naturally, it is not the same as the other Final Fantasy games but somehow fits nicely into the created storyline.
There are now about four expansions that continue to mould the game into an MMORPG with classes, dungeons, raids and more. All this while staying true to the Final Fantasy world and storyline, which is pretty impressive if you ask me.
There you have it, some of the best MMORPGs of all time. It’s probably not surprising to see some familiar names on the list, since these are the best after all. If you’re looking for newer MMORPGs, there are worlds like Trove and Archeage Unchained for you to discover as well. You can find their Steam Keys and other MMORPG Steam Keys on OffGamers right here, so don’t miss out!
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