Massively multiplayer online games are very popular, however, keeping up with all the latest trends is not easy. New games are consistently trying to break into the market while the established MMOs update often in an attempt to stay fresh. Here are 10 popular MMO gaming websites.
Runescape has been around for over a decade and has remained one of the most-played MMOs in the world. In the game, you get a warrior who can fight, collect resources, make things and more. Memberships can be bought for Runescape and they are used to unlock new skills, quests and items.
Created by Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft has been a big player on the MMO scene since 2004. A fighting-based fantasy game, the game has seen multiple expansions, with the most recent being announced in August 2015.
Rift is a free-to-play MMO developed by Trion Worlds. The game is set in a fantasy world and the primary objective is to battle a variety of different factions and races. Rift is playable on Microsoft Windows computers and has had two expansions since its release in 2011.
4) Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 came out in 2012 and this MMO has rapidly become one of the biggest online. Another fantasy game, the player’s goal is to reunite a guild which has become disbanded. As of August 2015, the game had been purchased over 5 million times.
5) The Secret World
Published by Electronic Arts, The Secret World is a horror-based MMO set on Earth, and heavily revolves around the three world-controlling societies. The game can be played for free after being bought, however, in-game extras can be purchased.
6) Eve Online
Eve Online was released in 2006 and is an MMO set in space. The player has the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, such as combat, exploration and mining. As of 2015, Eve Online was said to have 500,000 active subscribers.
7) Star Wars: The Old Republic
Set in the Star Wars world, Star Wars: The Old Republic has enjoyed a successful time since coming out in 2011. Initially a subscription game, there is now also a free-to-play mode which makes it attractive for people looking to get involved in the MMO scene.
Neverwinter is an MMO based on the popular board game Dunegeons & Dragons. A free-to-play game, Neverwinter was developed by Cryptic Studios and has plenty to offer players, with combat being the highlight. This MMO was released in June 2013.
Everquest has been around since the last millennium and the MMO continues to enjoy strong support nearly 20 years on. The game is set in a medieval fantasy world and has a world especially reserved for player-versus-player (PvP) combat.
10) Marvel Heroes
One of the youngest MMOs out there, Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play game which involves the characters from the world-famous Marvel Comics. While currently only available on Microsoft Windows, an OS X version is in development.
Pick one and play
This thorough list of MMOs should point you in the right direction. Whether it’s fantasy combat you’re keen on, or maybe a more strategy-based game, there is something for everyone out there.