Each year the MMO market grows more and more competitive. One of the less talked about genres in online gaming are sandbox MMORPGs. This type of MMO is very popular but tends to lack long term reliability. It's a hard task trying to invent massive environments and still have players feel like they are creating the world around them. With games being funded through kickstarter and others failing ever see the light of day, it may be difficult knowing what MMO games are really worth your time. There are so many people in these alterable landscapes, it's hard to imagine how sandbox style developers ever achieve mass success.
The good news is that Sandbox MMORPGs are growing now. More developers are finding extremely innovative ways to allow freedom without holding back on the fantastic RPG adventures and ever popular PvP battles players have come to expect in MMO games. Sandbox creations like Salem: The Crafting MMO have already started making its mark in 2013. Other anticipated projects like Grimlands hit road blocks and suddenly become nothing more than failed titles. With such frequent change in the gaming industry, sifting through topics and gameplay for the right sandbox option can be a hell of a chore. MMO Attack is here to help though, bringing you ten of the best sandbox MMORPGs to being released in 2013.
10. Greed Monger
9. Darkfall Unholy Wars
8. Black Desert
7. The Repopulation
6. Project: Theralon
5. Pathfinder Online
2. Dragons Prophet
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