There is an enormous amount of competition in the Free MMORPG Game space, and it has only been intensifying in the last few years. This is of course good news for all of us gamers, as more and more top notch games are being converted to free to play models and developers rolling the dice with new titles in this genre it can only get better it only seems like the gamer is the one to win in this battle. The only problem we see is that with all these games on the market it can be hard to separate the super noob games from the awesome leet ones. So please, check out our list of the top 10 free MMORPG’s you can play right now!
Vindictus came out in a fury a few years back and was hyped by many as the best MMORPG ever. The combination of graphics and an action-based battle system had gamers chomping at the bits to play the game. The hype for Vindictus has cooled somewhat but the reasons the game stands out still apply.
9. DC Universe Online
Since DC Universe Online has gone free-to-play, the number of players and revenue increased drastically, once again proving that the F2P model is a great choice nowadays. The best part of the game is getting to fight with some of your favorite and most iconic DC Characters. The game play action is fast and furious and the brawls will keep you coming back again and again.
8. War of the Immortals
War of Immortals has a variety of features that have made it a popular sequel to Battle of the Immortals. War of the Immortals is one of those games that doesn’t try to bring too many new ideas to the table. The game offers many interesting classes, bright environments, cinematic backgrounds and a pet collection system much worthy of mention.
7. Everquest II
EverQuest II is the epitome of massively multiplayer gaming — the ultimate blend of deep features, heritage, and community. Taking queues from one of the first and in many's opinion, best MMORPG's ever made, Everquest II is one of the strongest contenders in the F2P market. Many classes and races to chose from, no racial class restrictions, tons of zones and content and it's easy to see why Everquest II is and will be considered one of the genre's best.
6. Runes of Magic
Runes of Magic was dismissed by many as a direct knock-off of World of Warcraft. While there was a definite comparison to be made in terms of graphics and gameplay, it is the overall quality of the game that make this a game to behold. Because why wouldn't you want to try a game as good as WoW with none of the price? The most unique feature is its dual class system, which allows you to choose two different classes for your character and enjoy the skills of both. Runes of Magic has enjoyed numerous major updates which introduced a lot of new content to the game. If you’re looking for a free MMORPG that rivals the best games in the genre, Runes of Magic is that game.
5. Forsaken World
Forsaken World is great looking new free 3D MMORPG from Perfect World. The game includes 5 different Races, 7 different classes, and a great deal of character customization options that almost ensure that no-one will have the same avatar as you. FW gives you plenty to do on top of the usual questing and monster slaying, with many different curious jobs like adventurer, socializer and chef. Forsaken World shows a lot of promise. This is one game that you should not let pass you by.
4. Dragon Nest
Don't be fooled by the name, Dragon Nest is an action RPG where some of the greatest visuals ever seen in a free MMORPG go hand in hand with charming anime characters and truly exciting real time combat. Dragon Nest is a free action MMORPG that takes you to a land crawling with evil dragons, monsters, diabolical villains, magic powers and more!
3. Allod's Online
I know it's cliche to liken an MMO to World of Warcraft, but it's an easy comparison to make when looking at Allods Online. The graphical style is eerily similar, though the art direction is actually quite original, and melds fantasy and sci-fi elements like few other MMO’s on the market. Allods features two distinct races in conflict with each other, and this conflict spills over into the game’s PvP mode. Allods Online managed to impress gamers and critics alike by providing triple-A quality gameplay, graphics and sounds in a free-to-play business model. The artistic direction of the game bearing the unmistakable influence of the Russian art school is particularly impressive.
2. Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
Dungeons & Dragons Online is a free MMORPG based on version 3.5 of the popular roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. DDO seemed to have everything going for it upon its initial release, but never really seemed to find its audience. The game has great graphics, a unique play style, and the pedigree of one of the best MMO developers behind it in Turbine. And though the game didn't quite make it in the pay to play arena, don’t for a second be fooled into thinking that it was due to the quality of the game. This game is definitely worth a try, especially since it's free!
1. The Lord of the Rings Online (LoTRO)
When LoTRO went free-to-play last year, fans rejoiced. This brought one of the best MMORPGs on the market to be one of the best free-to-play games on the market. Things you will look forward to are a massive world, challenging combat, legendary story-line, and beautiful graphics to all those who wish to enter the enchanted realm of Middle-Earth. Player-owned houses and mounts, a unique monster-play PvP system, epic raids and gear, legendary crafted gear, and much more exists in Turbine’s masterpiece. You should give this game a try, even if you’re new to the series. You won’t regret it.
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