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Ten Best MMO Games

Has anything changed the genre of gaming like massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG’s) have? Blending the additive properties of building your character and customizing it, gaming changed with the ability to interact with other players either cooperatively or in PvP (Player vs Player) combat.

Addictive is probably the best way to express way in which gamers clung to their MMO’s, for better or worse. There’s serious money in the uber-competitive industry of MMO’s, as evidenced by the plethora of free to play games on our list.

Get your favorite bag of snacks, a tall drink and get comfortable as we rattle off the Ten Best MMO Games ever or otherwise known as the Top Ten Games Your Girlfriend, Mom, and Family Hates.

1

D&D Neverwinter

D&D Neverwinter

Touted as the game made by Dungeons and Dragons fans for the fans, this free to play game features good graphics and score with a touch of ambient noise. As expected from the granfather of role playing games, Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter is richly written with a large amount of quests.

The PvP system works well and is balanced, the combat is tight and balanced and it’s got all the features you would come to expect from a purchasable game.

Did we mention it’s free to play?

2

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

The trope of game may be different but the quality is not lacking in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Meant for the sci-fi crowd, this game has all the elements to make it a truly great game over time.

It’s still relatively new and will need some vast improvements to truly compete against the top five on this list however.

What parts of SWTOR that do work are the storyline and gameplay which excel in displacing the player in the world and giving it a fun and refreshing feel.

Excellent graphics, plot, gameplay and it’s free, what else could you ask for?

3

Lineage 2

Lineage 2

One of the most addictive games on our top ten MMORPG Games ever ranking, Lineage 2 offers open world PvP and the usual multiplayer gameplay features like clan and siege battles.

It also takes a lot of back breaking grinding to obtain the experience and equipment to truly enjoy this game however.

As competitive and hardcore as MMO’s come, many purists will still love Lineage 2 long after the much anticipated sequel is released.

4

League of Legends

League of Legends

There’s a lot to like about our second free to play game on our top ten MMORPG games ever, because LoL gets a lot right with this action packed battle arena based MMO.

Gameplay is balanced with no cash advantages and a huge list of characters and players to play against. Starcraft like click based combat gets players to respond quickly to win the battle at hand.

It may not carry the community base as others on this top ten list, but League of Legends deserves a spot on our countdown.

5

Guild Wars

Guild Wars

Truly revolutionary considering it’s almost 7 years old, Guild Wars stands the test of time against it’s more technically superior peers of today’s age.

Well balanced gameplay with immersive storylines, Guild Wars gets everything about the questing and the process of the quest right. Easy to follow and pick up as well, Guild Wars deserves the sixth spot on our Top Ten MMORPG games ever.

6

Dream Of Mirror Online

Dream Of Mirror Online

DOMO is a genre bending cell-shaded MMO offering with a lot to offer for those wanting community play. Strong support from in-game GMs and a more mature playerbase that helps propagate the community building experience.

But making friends isn’t the only thing this MMO has to offer, it’s vibrant and highly customizable and the job system gives a lot of replay value.

It’s different and fresh, and although it might not be for everyone it still has plenty to offer for MMORPG fans.

7

Runescape

Runescape

If gameplay means more important to you than graphical firepower, Runescape is an excellent MMORPG in it’s own right. With 23 different skills, no job is out of your reach whether you are a merchant or a warrior.

The storyline and quest are straightforward yet far more diverse then bigger budget productions that might share this top ten list.

But for a different experience that is easy to start and play because of it’s low hardware requirements, the free-to-play Runescape has the playerbase (over 5 million) and gameplay for those who don’t own a dedicated gaming computer.

8

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI

You would expect gaming aspects like gameplay, plot and musical score from a game called Final Fantasy to deliver, and the third entry on our top ten MMORPG games ever list does it in spades.

Graphically one of the most beautiful online games to play, and the musical score can inspire and take your breath away.

The grind level in the eleventh version of the Final Fantasy franchise, is relatively high although nowhere near Lineage 2 proportions.

9

Entropia Universe

Entropia Universe

Easily one of the greatest graphical MMO’s of all time, Entropia Universe takes the genre of massively multiplayer online gaming to a completely new level.

Worldwide playerbase and a real cash economy give an epic feel to this large scale MMO, the community play in EU is very strong in it’s own right. The right expansion packs could take this title to the next level, which seems almost impossible given the amazing game we already have.

Before continuing onward to the head of the class on our ten best MMO Games ever countdown, we’d like to include an honorable mention.

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Honorable Mention - MUDS

Honorable Mention - MUDS

MUDS or Multi-User Dungeons are the first form of MMORPG’s and are multiplayer real-time virtual worlds usually presented in only text.

Users would enter commands via the DOS prompt and have keystrokes pre-mapped to scripts of text commands for the most difficult or bigger text driven tasks.

Crude yet powerfully addictive for it’s time, many of these MUDs were built on PvP elements that gave birth to a new era of MMO’s.

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

And you were expecting?

World of Warcraft is for the action packed MMO fan, which may seem like everyone considering the truly massive player base.

Elements such as questing or storyline take a back seat to a varied battle system with plenty to offer in the way of customization.

Needs from food and water, repair of your weapons and dungeons with incredible instances or epic showdowns are just some of the gameplay features that immerse you in the experience of WoW.

Enjoy our Ten Best MMO Games Ever showdown? Think we got anything wrong or left a game out?