Open Beta MMORPGs December 2014

Some great open beta MMORPGs are here for MMO fans to enjoy on the last month of December. All of these are open to the public and free to play. A short description of each game is given along with a link to the game’s official website. Please leave a comment below if you have tried out any of these MMORPGs.

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Archlord 2 – the public test server is open from December 2-8, 2014. Archlord 2 is a brutal, blood-spattered MMORPG, featuring vibrant graphics and an epic soundtrack performed by Cris Velasco, the multi-award winning composer for more than 40 video games. To provide an engaging and a largely unrestricted environment, Archlord 2 introduces a classless character system that will allow players to adopt any role in combat, depending on the type of weapon they use.

Link: Archlord 2 official website

Sword Saga – a high fantasy MMORPG played directly in your browser. In this game, the heroes, together with their mercenary friends, fight for the peace of their homeland and finally pull the continent back from the verge of the war. Different from most of the other games, Sword Saga has unlimited skill combinations for players to decide as they wish. It has mounts, world bosses, group PvP arenas, solo/multiplayer dungeons, quests, and more.

Link: Sword Saga official website

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Dragon Heart Online – a turn-based strategy MMORPG that started its alpha testing phase on November 24, 2014. The client is a small download which is good for those who are playing on older computers or laptops. Although it is in alpha, the game is currently open for registration and playable.

Link: Dragon Heart Online official website

Wind of Luck – a session-based team multiplayer online game dedicated to naval battles of the age of sail warships. It’s a unique opportunity to feel like a commander or pirate captain in the midst of a furious seafight offensive.

Link: Wind of Luck official website

Mythborne – a free to play browser-based MMORPG, based on ancient Greek mythology. The game features turn-based battles determined by attack speed, and the ability to recruit and deploy multiple Heroes to join players in battle. As well as five available classes with unique skills, Mythborne includes core systems such as Character Upgrade, Hero Recruiting, Dungeons, and more.

Link: Mythborne official website

New MMORPGs September 2014 – Open and Closed Beta Games

For people who are looking for closed and open beta MMORPG games, here is a list of newly launched MMOs with links. Each game is briefly described so you can have an idea of what it is about before you visit the MMORPG’s official website. Kindly note that these are brand new and some are still in the pre-launch phase so not all features might be available. You can leave a comment below if you have some feedback or tips.

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Archlord II – open beta is still ongoing. This is a medieval fantasy-based MMORPG that takes place in the mysterious and dangerous world of Chantra. Players will join in a never-ending conflict between the two opposing factions of the Azuni and the Crunn. They will be able to satisfy their thirst for power by participating in enormous PvP battles holding up to 400 players.

Website: Archlord II open beta signup page

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Infinite Crisis – a highly anticipated multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) that features heroes from the DC Multiverse. It is currently in open beta. Champions include Batman, Superman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Mecha Superman, and more.

Website: Infinite Crisis open beta page

Note: if you prefer the Marvel universe there is also a Marvel Heroes MOBA.

Pockie Kingdom – a new closed beta browser-based free strategy MMO. The game has an interesting airship mechanic that allows players to board their very own airships for aerial trading and plundering. Goods are only ever traded on airships in Pockie Kingdom, away from the aggressive battlefields below. But the sky is no safe place. Airships can be used for trade, transportation, and as a moving storage for military equipment that can be put to use in Trade and Plunder Wars.

Website: Pockie Kingdom closed beta

Swordsman Online – a free-to-play martial arts and wuxia-inspired MMORPG. As a disciple of one of Swordsman’s ten class-defining martial art schools, players begin their journey to master legendary fighting skills by engaging in fierce action-packed combat with members of rival schools and the powerful Ming government.

Website: Swordsman Online open beta

Blade 9 – closed beta is now available. Blade 9 is a fantasy MMORPG set in the orient in a mythical world. With the ability to enhance, refine and soul link armors/weapons together with different equipment qualities, players have multiple options when setting up their gear. And the same applies for the character itself by distributing Stat points, Meditation points, Accupoints, and Talent Points, each character will be unique to the player. Additionally, B9 also offers the option to select dungeon-difficulties (solo, group and hard) to balance skill levels until one is ready to transition to the other.

Website: Blade 9 closed beta

Demon Crusade – a turn-based adventure MMORPG. Drawing on rich mythologies from both Chinese and Western traditions, Demon Crusade is set in a in a land in crisis after the disappearance of the Devil King. The game features three character classes: the fierce Warrior, agile Gunner or wise Mage. Each class comes with unique attributes, abilities and gear, and complex class features encourage players of different types to team up and tackle challenges together.

Website: Demon Crusade open beta

Upcoming: ArcheAge will officially launch on September 16.

Best New MMORPG 2014 – Open Beta Games

Out with the old, in with the new. For people who are sick of the same old massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) they have been playing all this time, here is a list of the newest and best MMO games of 2014. This includes open beta games and newly launched free to play MMORPGs. Closed beta MMOs and those that are not yet in English are not included.

Best New MMORPG 2014
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Aura Kingdom – a colorful, fun free to play MMORPG with anime-style graphics. Although this might seem like just another MMORPG, it’s well worth a look since AK has become very popular and now has a large playerbase. The community is very friendly compared to other MMOs. Aura Kingdom is a good choice for players who want an easy game to play so they can relax and have fun.

In Aura Kingdom, players take the role of envoys of Gaia, gifted individuals who set out to save the world of Azuria. Together with their companions, the eidolons, which they collect along the way and can perform devastating combo-attacks with, they can go on quests, explore dungeons and battle fellow envoys in PvP arenas.

Link: Aura Kingdom website

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Shadowbound – an open beta browser MMORPG with excellent graphics.

Shadowbound’s Key Features:

Puzzle Dungeons – Take on tile-based challenges with multiple paths to victory

Companions – Form a team of NPC allies, level them up, and equip them for battle

Team Combat – Deploy your party strategically to counter your foes

Community – Join or create a guild and take part in epic PvP action

Preview Content – Try higher-level content early to plan the perfect build

Link: Shadowbound website

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Swordsman – aka Swordsman Online, is a free-to-play martial arts and wuxia-inspired MMORPG. Its open beta started on July 3, 2014. This is a big-budget game with top-notch graphics and smooth gameplay. As a disciple of one of Swordsman’s ten class-defining martial art schools, players begin their journey to master legendary fighting skills by engaging in fierce action-packed combat.

Infinite Crisis (MOBA) – a new highly anticipated multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that is currently in open beta. Infinite Crisis is a free to play game that offers gamers a competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse – a world in which familiar DC Comics characters have been reimagined in startling ways. Featuring a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with well-known characters including Green Lantern and The Flash.

Sparta: War of Empires (MMORTS) – a strategy MMO with top-quality artwork, modeling, and surprisingly good voiceovers and original music. Set in Greece in the 5th century BC, Sparta: War of Empires immerses gamers into the role of a lord returned from an ongoing war against Xerxes and the Persian Empire, where politics and diplomacy prove as sharp as the blades of combat. With assistance from King Leonidas and the Spartan army, players must protect their city-state from the constant Persian threat and hone their abilities as a strategist, diplomat and ruthless warrior. In a land dictated by selfishness and brutality, survival is a fleeting hope for many.

Monkey King Online – a free-to-play browser MMORPG inspired by the Chinese epic Journey to the West. Players choose one of four ancient heroes, including the rebellious Monkey King himself, and embark on a quest to bring peace to a broken world. Real-time combat is enhanced by the Immortals, giving players the ability to change shape during battle. Monkey King Online can be enjoyed solo, but features a host of robust multiplayer modes, including team dungeons, PvP combat, competitive Arena play, and territorial Guild versus Guild battles.

Knight’s Fable – this free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG is a new open beta browser-based game with with beautiful hand drawn art. KF features an fast paced turn-based combat, expansive loot system, tons of rare gear, gems, heroes, trainable beasts, and a PvP arena.

New Pay to Play MMORPGs – Wildstar and The Elder Scrolls Online (reviews coming soon)

Free Zombie Games Online

Here’s a nice treat for all you zombie lovers out there – I have found a very cool online game that’s free to play and awesome!

The World’s #1 Zombie MMORPG

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In this multiplayer zombie apocalypse game, players will need to have their wits about them as they struggle for survival in the decaying, zombie infested city of Fairview. Will you stay in the relative safety of the last remaining human outpost, or attempt to create your own hideout in the depths of the city? The choice is yours in this 3rd person survival horror action game.

Dead Frontier was first released back in 2008, and has since undergone regular updates and improvements. Having gone from strength to strength, the game currently sees up to 100,000 players per day battling the undead horde. In fact, just a few days ago the game developers announced their ten millionth registered player. The game is browser-based so there is no downloaded or client install needed. One of the things that makes this game a cut above the rest is the 3D graphics. Most other online zombie games are only text-based.

Dead Frontier takes place in a dangerous world in which the few remaining humans must scrabble to survive after a zombie pandemic. Going it solo is possible but not recommended since it is largely a co-op game in which survivors are much better off fighting together. Outposts, which serve as a safe haven for the living, are spread throughout the city and players can also barricade buildings to create personal outposts.

Begin your survival horror experience now by visiting the Dead Frontier official website.

Other Free Zombie Games Online

Dead Frontier is our top pick for the best free zombie game online. If you haven’t played it yet we suggest you give it a go. Are there other free zombie apocalypse games? Yes, though we do not recommend them as highly. Here is a list of some other games you can try out.

Zombie Pandemic – this one is text-based

Day Z – this is a free mod for the game ArA2: Combined Operations which is cool if you already own that game. Otherwise you can buy the game at Amazon. Link: ArmA2: Combined Operations [Download] and then visit the Day Z website to get the mod.

Die2Nite – another good game but you will have to use your imagination here since it’s text-based

Upcoming Zombie Games

There are also a few zombie apocalypse games that are currently under development. These are due to be released some time in the future so please do note that they are not currently playable.

7 Days to Die (http://7daystodie.com) – a survival crafting zombie game

Proyect Z (http://proyectz.kiio.es) – a MORPG (Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) set in a post-apocalyptic world where players will have to fight off “dead-soldiers”

Sorry that there aren’t a lot. This is limited to only free to play online games so those that you have to buy or can play solo (offline mode) are not included. If you want another type of list for zombie games you can buy then leave a comment below. Thanks!

Best MMORPG 2014

2014 is here so it’s just about time to talk about current, new and upcoming MMO games. What will be the best MMORPG games of 2014? First up are the games that are currently fully released and playable.

Best MMORPG 2014

Free to Play

neverwinter

In my opinion, the best MMORPG of 2014 is Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. I’m only talking about MMOs that are playable right now in English. So stuff that has been launched in Japan or Korea but not in the US are not in the running for this category.

Link: Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter website

Why Neverwinter?

  • good classic RPG gaming
  • easy enough to start playing but hard to master
  • decent amount of players
  • lots of things to do
  • fun!

I also particularly like the Foundry that lets players design their own dungeon which they can then share with other players. Genius!

Browser MMORPG

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Drakensang Online – a very popular browser-based 3D MMORPG that has more than 5 million registered players worldwide. Drakensang Online combines the best game elements of an action RPG with an MMORPG. The flexible skill system offers players the chance to define their own personal style of play. Players can modify their character’s basic skills through the use of different elements – turning a simple energy ball into a frostball or turn a normal explosive attack into a meteor. A vast sum of quests to complete, items to be found, battles to win, and distant lands to explore are all part of the player’s experience in the kingdom of Duria.

New MMORPG 2014 List

Now let’s take a look at newly launched or open beta MMORPGs.

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League of Angels – one of the most anticipated MMORPGs of 2014, League of Angels was officially launched this January 10. LoA is a hybrid turn-based fantasy MMORPG/strategy game. Combining aspects of multiplayer games with a few new twists, League of Angels brings a unique flair to browser gaming – in addition to embarking on engaging quests, dominating in massive PvP and outwitting fierce events, players can also seek out and train angels. Recruit and train allies, craft powerful equipment, and seek out Angels to fight side by side to save the world. This is a good game for those who enjoy strategy MMOs.

Play it here: League of Angels official website

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Aura Kingdom – a brand new anime-themed action MMORPG. The open beta started on Jan. 7, 2014 and is still ongoing. Aura Kingdom empowers players as Envoys of Gaia, gifted individuals that take the role of one of eight classes. High-level players can also choose a secondary weapon, allowing for hundreds of possible weapon and skill combinations. Players will also scour the world far and wide to find the rarest and strongest Eidolons. These loyal battle partners are sent from the realm of Aura Kingdom to aid Envoys in their quests. During the course of Founder’s Beta, Closed Beta, and Stress Test, players collectively created over 170,000 characters and logged nearly 1,000,000 hours in the game. Now everyone has access to the open beta.

Play it here: Aura Kingdom official open beta signup page

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Lucent Heart – open beta started on January 10, 2014 and this new free to play MMORPG has an interesting game mechanic that puts player relationships at the center of its gameplay. This is an MMO that has been designed from the ground up to provide players with extraordinary depth, lore, characterization, fun and adventure coupled with an all encompassing social experience. The mythical realm of Acadia forms the backdrop for many quests, social activities and epic boss fights.

As a player develops their character and skills, they are quickly encouraged to visit Cupid, whose matchmaking system asks players to take a personality test which matches star signs and characteristics to other players. Once matched, players are encouraged to team up, socialise in-game and get to know each other. If they choose, they can advance their relationship to enjoy an array of added benefits including improved experience gains and buffs when teaming together, a selection of new emotes which add additional powerful buffs and advantages, and access to new dungeon instances and unique special items. Having the right selection of partners and team-mates to play with enhances the in-game dynamic, making gameplay more enjoyable and more memorable.

Play it here: Lucent Heart official open beta signup page

Pay to Play MMORPG 2014

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For pay to play MMORPGs I think there is really only one MMORPG that is worth mentioning and that is clearly Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. There aren’t that many p2p MMOs so a new big-budget release like FF XIV is always welcome.

Features:

  • interesting Final Fantasy storyline, setting and creatures/NPCs
  • awesome graphics and HD cut scenes
  • player-run Free Companies
  • summoning
  • flexible class system
  • Final Fantasy music
  • also available for the PS3 and PS4

Link: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on Amazon.com


Buy to Play MMORPG 2014

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The Secret World – Buy to play in this case means games that you have to buy but have no monthly subscription. My personal favorite is actually The Secret World, primarily because I love the concept of secret conspiracies and a dark underworld that exists alongside our ordinary, everyday world. TSW is practically the only MMO that is set in the modern-day world. It’s dripping atmosphere and plot plus I love that I only need to buy it once because there is no monthly subscription.

Link: The Secret World on Amazon.com

Guild Wars 2 – However, there is also another notable buy to play MMORPG: Guild Wars 2. GW2 is a best-selling game that is actually great value for money because it has tons of content, amazing graphics and can be played solo or socially.

Link: Guild Wars 2 on Amazon.com

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Defiance – this game is unusual in that it is a third-person shooter that is played in a persistent open world that has no loading screens between zones. It’s pretty fun and if you love intense action combat then this might be the game for you. Defiance is also available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. The last time I looked at it, the PC download version of the game was going for less than $10 so its amazingly good value for money.

Link: Defiance – PC


Best MOBA Game 2014

prime world

Hmmm, I really am not an expert on MOBA gaming but there was one game that caught my eye. It’s still in its open beta testing phase but shows a lot of promise. Prime World is a hybrid RPG/MOBA game that also features castle building. It’s been pretty fun so far.

Link: Prime World open beta page

Upcoming MMORPG 2014 List

In no particular order, the most anticipated upcoming MMO games are:

The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) PC, Xbox One and PS4

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After 20 years of best-selling, award-winning fantasy role-playing games, the Elder Scrolls series goes online. The game reportedly looks and plays like Skyrim. TESO will feature real-time targeting and strategic attacks and blocks, one massive connected world (not split into different servers), dungeons, quests, and massive player versus player battles.

Website: http://elderscrollsonline.com/en

Star Citizen

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The man behind Wing Commander, Privateer, Strike Commander, Starlancer, Freelancer and more has assembled an elite team of industry veterans to build the Space Sim: Star Citizen.

Step out of the pilot’s seat for the first time: traverse your cockpit, explore planets and cities and even engage in first person boarding actions to take over other ships, bases and orbital platforms. Play with your friends on your wing, watching your back or manning turrets on your ship all in a massive universe that evolves with players instead of against them.

Developer website: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/

Destiny (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One)

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Destiny is an action game from the creators of Halo, set in a mysterious future. Create a unique and powerful character, customize the way you look and fight, and explore what remains of our solar system.

Destiny features a compelling storyline, competitive multiplayer, cooperative gameplay choices, wide open public combat destinations, and third-person community spaces where you can repair and rearm before going out on your next adventure.

Website: http://www.destinythegame.com/

Everquest Next

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EverQuest Next is a Free to Play, next-generation sandbox MMO built on the ForgeLight Engine. It is a complete reimagining of the EverQuest Franchise. Core features:

  • Full Destructibility — Everything in EverQuest Next can be destroyed. Destroy the ground beneath your enemy’s feet — or crush him under an avalanche you created.
  • Permanent Change — The land of Norrath changes every day, based on the actions of all players… including you. Cities rise and fall, kings live and die, even the gods may change.
  • A Life of Consequence — Your choices will rule your destiny. Do you save a villager’s burning farm or choose to do nothing? Do you clear orc camps away from Qeynos or help them destroy the city? You will make your own story — and shape the story for those who follow you.
  • A Class Revolution — Our character classes are streamlined and designed to be mixed. Want to be a teleporting rogue or a backstabbing barbarian? The choice is yours!

Website: https://www.everquestnext.com/

Camelot Unchained

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Camelot Unchained is a subscription-based, RvR (real vs realm)-focused MMORPG. All leveling will come from engaging in the game’s RvR-based systems, whether by fighting other players, capturing objectives, and/or crafting objects to help in RvR. There will be NPCs but you cannot use them to level your character. No progression in PvE (player vs. environment), loot drops or other such systems are currently planned.

Website: http://camelotunchained.com/en/

Wildstar

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Wildstar is an upcoming MMORPG that has stylized graphics and exciting gameplay. Set on a wondrous alien world, WildStar delivers a wild and mysterious adventure among the ruins of an advanced civilization – allowing you to play the way you want to play while experiencing an unprecedented level of exploration and discovery.

Website: http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/


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New MMORPG 2014 List

Time to fire our opening salvo for 2014. Here is the best new MMORPG 2014 games list. Only those massively multiplayer online (MMO) games that were launched in 2014 or are in closed/open beta this year are included.

New MMORPG 2014 List

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Zombies Ate My Pizza – post-apocalyptic browser MMO shooter with a side of snark. Players scorch their way through hordes of hungry zombies, complete piping-hot missions and blast bosses down to the crust… all to protect their pizza. Key features include 360 degrees of zombie-smashing action, Militia-exclusive dungeon events, Cross-Server Arena and a PvP Undead Tournament.

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League of Angels – one of the most anticipated MMORPGs of 2014, League of Angels was officially launched this January 10. LoA is a hybrid turn-based fantasy MMORPG/strategy game. Combining aspects of multiplayer games with a few new twists, League of Angels brings a unique flair to browser gaming – in addition to embarking on engaging quests, dominating in massive PvP and outwitting fierce events, players can also seek out and train angels. Recruit and train allies, craft powerful equipment, and seek out Angels to fight side by side to save the world. This is a good game for those who enjoy strategy MMOs.

Play it here: League of Angels official website

infinite crisis

Infinite Crisis – open beta testing will begin on February 10, 2014 so now is the right time to sign up for this new free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Infinite Crisis is a new MOBA that delivers an exciting competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse – a world in which familiar DC Comics characters have been reimagined in startling ways. Featuring a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with well-known characters including Superman, Green Lantern and The Flash.

Sign up for open beta access here: Infinite Crisis official registration page

aura kingdom

Aura Kingdom – a brand new anime-themed action MMORPG. The open beta started on Jan. 7, 2014 and is still ongoing. Aura Kingdom empowers players as Envoys of Gaia, gifted individuals that take the role of one of eight classes. High-level players can also choose a secondary weapon, allowing for hundreds of possible weapon and skill combinations. Players will also scour the world far and wide to find the rarest and strongest Eidolons. These loyal battle partners are sent from the realm of Aura Kingdom to aid Envoys in their quests. During the course of Founder’s Beta, Closed Beta, and Stress Test, players collectively created over 170,000 characters and logged nearly 1,000,000 hours in the game. Now everyone has access to the open beta.

Play it here: Aura Kingdom official open beta signup page

For last year’s releases check out the New MMORPG 2013 list.

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Inferno Legends – tired of being the typical fantasy hero? Here is your chance to experience being the villain of the story. Inferno Legends is a new turn-based MMOPRG that adopts a Diablo-like game background but has reversed the storyline. Players are the “devil” and fight alongside Diablo, Mephisto and more against the hypocritical Angels and Human’s invasion into the Hell. There are numerous servant-monsters to choose, strong skills to learn, multiple pets to own, you can form your demon legion and restore order in the chaotic world! Inferno Legend supports micro-client, web browser and mobile devices with data sync simultaneously, enabling you to enjoy it anytime anywhere. PvE and PvP are both available and players can choose from five classes: vampire, mummy, cyclops, faerie, and samurai.

Play it here: Inferno Legends official website

(Upcoming Reviews)

Mythic Reign – this is a new text-based fantasy game that rocks! (review coming soon)

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New MMORPG 2013 – Games You Should Really Check Out

Well quite simply, here is a list of the best new MMORPG games 2013. These are the must-try MMO (massively multiplayer online) games that have been released in 2013.

New MMORPG 2013 Games

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Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter – one of the most anticipated MMO games of 2013. It has a great classic RPG feel to it, awesome graphics and fun gameplay. This is our top pick for 2013, meaning that if you are going to check out just one free MMORPG, then we suggest that you pick Neverwinter.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Amazon.com) – on the other hand, if you are looking for a new pay to play game then there’s only one really worth talking about. FFXIV: ARR has amazing graphics, top quality game design and music that has made the Final Fantasy franchise one of the most successful in the world today. It’s available on Amazon.com and can be played on the PC, Playstation 3 (PS3), and Playstation 4 (PS4).

Prime World – a competitive RPG that merges fast-paced MOBA-style battles with long-term persistent MMO hero development and strategy castle building. The game boldly steps beyond the classic three-lane map of modern MOBAs – there are currently eight game modes: from fast and fierce PVP to cooperative PVE and even PVPVE if seven other modes weren’t enough.

World of Warplanes – one of the most anticipated new releases of 2013, World of Warplanes is a fun new game in which players can pilot realistic aircraft with the goal of shooting down enemy planes and blowing up ground targets. The game is still in open beta.

Ultimate Naruto – brings the popular anime, “Naruto,” to web browsers, featuring original anime plots and the original Japanese anime art style. Through their journeys in the Naruto world, players must become the ultimate, powerful ninja, playing as one of their favorite Naruto characters from three different ninja schools, the Secret Jutsu, Ninjutsu and Tajiutsu. Each school delivers a unique gameplay experience and storyline. The game features thrilling combat with familiar characters and skills. Players can also nurture pets and famous Ninjas from the anime series to provide competitive edges as sharp as a ninja sword, Ninjato. This is a great game for Naruto and anime fans.

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Grand Voyage – an exciting new game with a player-run economy. Grand Voyage is an open beta trading web MMORPG set in the European age of sail and discovery. A fast ticking stock-style trading system means gameplay changes and evolves dynamically based on player actions. Prices of all goods are dictated by trading activities – if everybody buys the same goods, the price of those goods will soar. Grand Voyage’s trade prices are updated every 30 seconds, making intricate planning and exceptional timing an essential part of successful buy-low, sell-high trading.

armorScarlet Blade – an adult-themed 3D MMORPG featuring busty babes who fight off aliens

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot – a new social game that is a hybrid MMO/tower defense game. It’s currently in closed beta but they are open for applications right now.

Kings & Legends – if you are looking for a fun, free to play browser game to pass the time, check out this new MMO TCG (trading card game) that features hundreds of unique cards to collect, evolve and battle with. The unique, action-packed battle system is easy to learn and offers players the opportunity to pit themselves against single opponents, to fight in teams or battle deadly bosses in both PvP and PvE scenarios.

Pockie Saints – a fun action MMORPG with anime-style graphics. Open beta started on July 8, 2013.

Best MMORPG 2013

Alright, so it’s almost the end of 2013 so it’s just about time to evaluate the year in terms of MMO gaming. Let’s not beat around the bush too much. In this post I will answer the question: what is the best MMORPG of 2013?

Best MMORPG 2013

Index:
Free to Play
Pay to Play
Buy to Play (No Subcription)
Browser
MOBA
Shooter


Best Free to Play MMORPG 2013

neverwinter

In my opinion, it’s Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. I’m only talking about MMOs that were released in 2013 and that are playable right now in English. So stuff that has been launched in Japan or Korea with but not in the US are not in the running. Older games that were released before 2013 also don’t count. I’m talking the best of 2013 that you can go out and play right now. (Note: The same is true of every other category in this list.)

Link: Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter website

Why Neverwinter?

  • good classic RPG gaming
  • easy enough to start playing but hard to master
  • decent amount of players
  • lots of things to do
  • fun!

I also particularly like the Foundry that lets players design their own dungeon which they can then share with other players. Genius!

Best Pay to Play MMORPG 2013

final fantasy mmorpg

For pay to play MMORPGs I think there is really only one MMORPG that is worth mentioning and that is clearly Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. There aren’t that many p2p MMOs so a new big-budget release like FF XIV is always welcome.

Features:

  • interesting Final Fantasy storyline, setting and creatures/NPCs
  • awesome graphics and HD cut scenes
  • player-run Free Companies
  • summoning
  • flexible class system
  • Final Fantasy music
  • also available for the PS3 and PS4

Link: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on Amazon.com


Best Buy to Play MMORPG 2013

the secret world

The Secret World – Buy to play in this case means games that you have to buy but have no monthly subscription. My personal favorite is actually The Secret World, primarily because I love the concept of secret conspiracies and a dark underworld that exists alongside our ordinary, everyday world. TSW is practically the only MMO that is set in the modern-day world. It’s dripping atmosphere and plot plus I love that I only need to buy it once because there is no monthly subscription.

Link: The Secret World on Amazon.com

Guild Wars 2 – However, there is also another notable buy to play MMORPG: Guild Wars 2. GW2 is a best-selling game that is actually great value for money because it has tons of content, amazing graphics and can be played solo or socially.

Link: Guild Wars 2 on Amazon.com

defiance

Defiance – But! Both TSW and GW2 were released in 2012 so technically they do not qualify as “best MMOs released in 2013.” For that honor I choose Defiance. Defiance is unusual in that it is a third-person shooter that is played in a persistent open world that has no loading screens between zones. It’s pretty fun and if you love intense action combat then this might be the game for you. Defiance is also available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. The last time I looked at it, the PC download version of the game was going for less than $10 so its amazingly good value for money.

Link: Defiance – PC


Best Browser MMORPG 2013

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Now this is a difficult category for me since I think browser MMOs are fun but just casual. Nonetheless, if I really had to choose just one game then I would go for Grand Voyage because it has exactly what I like: a player-controlled economy and trading. I think it’s great to have a browser-based MMORPG with sandbox features. It’s currently in open beta so check out the link below.

Link: Grand Voyage official website


Best MOBA Game 2013

prime world

Hmmm, I really am not an expert on MOBA gaming but there was one game that caught my eye. It’s still in its open beta testing phase but shows a lot of promise. Prime World is a hybrid RPG/MOBA game that also features castle building. It’s been pretty fun so far.

Link: Prime World open beta page


Best Free to Play Open-World Shooter

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Firefall! This is a great game that has generated a lot of buzz online. My online friends have been telling me to play Firefall with them ever since it was released. The game itself is a futuristic team-based shooter that has a large-scale, open-world cooperative campaign that is quite fun. Again, like many other games listed here, Firefall is in open beta.

Link: Firefall open beta signup page


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WoW Clones: Fun Games like World of Warcraft But F2P

Games like WoW (World of Warcraft) are very much in demand these days and game developers have not been sleeping on the job. There are several massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) like WoW that are free to play. These are often called WoW clones because of their similarity to Blizzard’s bestselling product.

It’s interesting to note that the makers of WoW have recently announced that their game is now free to play for players under level 20. Previously there was a f2p WoW trial period of 14 days. This has now been replaced by a level cap but no time limit on how long players can enjoy the game. Why did they change their policy? Simply because the free MMORPG model works.

Did you know that there are actually many MMORPGs that are free to play forever? The main advantage of playing these fun games that are like WoW but free is that the price is right at $0.

Games Like WoW But Free to Play

For players who want to play a great game but don’t want to pay for it, here are examples of some good World of Warcraft free alternatives:

wow clone runes of magicRunes of Magic – this MMORPG is about as close to “free WoW” as you can get. It has the same equipment grading system, the same type of auction house and mailbox, the same names and functions of various skills and crafting, plus instanced WoW-style dungeons, and so on. In other words, it looks and plays almost exactly the same as WoW. Of the free online MMORPG games like WoW, Runes of Magic is the most popular. It has over 5 million registered users in the US and Europe, which tells you a lot about how good this game is.

wow clones games like world of warcraft4Story – a free to play 3D MMORPG that is very similar to World of Warcraft, 4Story has the same type of user interface, looting system, mini map style, quests, and other features that are similar to WoW. It looks great, runs very smoothly and is now playable on your browser, too. The client download is normally over 1 GB but the new Kalydo plugin technology allows you to play it right away directly on your browser with no download or installation. This is the best choice for players who hate long download times.

perfect-world-international-mmo-worldsPerfect World International – this game actually has better graphics than WoW, which is a big plus for those who are looking for good WoW clones. Although PWI is very similar to WoW it has its own charm and unique content that are quite fun. It’s a good alternative to World of Warcraft

However, these free online games are like WoW but are not exactly the same as Blizzard’s MMORPG. If you want a game that is exactly the same then you should just play World of Warcraft. 🙂

Most Requested: Browser Games Like Runescape

Since this blog started there has been one question that people often ask and that question is “what are some good free browser MMO games like Runescape?” Apparently there are a lot of people who are looking for something similar (or better than) RS.

This is a list of the best free MMORPGs that you can play on your browser with no game client download needed. This not a list of every single game available; these were chosen based on their similarity to RS. Please note that only short descriptions of the basic features of the games will be given. There will be no long, detailed reviews here. These are all browser games that take only a few minutes to start playing so we want to encourage people to to just go ahead and check the game out yourself since it’s so fast and easy to do.

Games Like Runescape – Fantasy Browser MMORPGs

games like runescape fantasy mmorpgDrakensang Online – look no further, this is the best of the browser MMOs available today. Its top features include impressive 3D graphics and a Western medieval fantasy world very similar to Runescape. Players can complete quests, fight monsters, raid dungeons with their friends and compete with others in PvP arenas.

In Drakensang Online, players can choose to play as either a Dragonknight, Spellweaver or Ranger. Dragonknights can show off their prowess in close quarters combat; Spellweavers can launch impressive magic attacks and Rangers can deal damage from a distance. There is also a crafting system that former RS players will enjoy though it is not as extensive as the crafting skill in Runescape.

One of the best things about Drakensang is the flexible skill system in which players can customize their character’s skills by modifying its elemental attribute. For example, an energy ball can be turned into a frostball or a basic explosive attack can be changed into a meteor attack.

If you need more proof that Drakensang Online is worth playing then here it is: its barely 1 year old yet over this game has well over 10 million players.

Click here to play Drakensang Online for free.


Crystal Saga – a fun free-to-play browser MMORPG with beautiful, colorful graphics. RS players who are looking for a new game to play can explore a vast virtual world filled with adventure and treasure. Launched last September 2011, Crystal Saga has proved to be a hit by attracting over 2 million registered users.

There are five available classes: Mage, Paladin, Priest, Ranger and Rogue. Players can use a wide variety of pets, mounts, weapons and items. Gameplay is very casual and fun, with tons of monsters to slay, plus lots of weekly events and giveaways.

For more information, visit the official Crystal Saga website.


pirate-stormPirate Storm – a 3D browser-based MMORPG with a fun pirate theme. Players can create and outfit a ship which they can then use to kill sea monsters, gather the treasures of the sea and fight enemy pirate captains, either alone or with a guild. Pirate Storm is internationally available as of now in over 24 languages.

Link: Pirate Storm website


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Marvel: Avengers Alliance – like RS with superheroes. Team up your favorite Marvel heroes in this action packed game. Avengers Alliance takes place in the wake of a galaxy-wide disaster, known as “the Pulse,” exposing Manhattan to attack from Marvel’s most formidable villains. Players are recruited as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the secret espionage and peace-keeping organization of the Marvel Universe, to assemble and lead teams of superheroes with a mission to keep New York City safe from the clutches of villains.

Avengers Alliance provides a combat role playing game experience with dozens of familiar Marvel superheroes and villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow and many more. Once a hero is added to the Avengers team, players can begin training them to unlock unique abilities and attacks, as well as using “ISO-8” to further customize each character’s stats. Players will also be able to face-off against each other, challenging their friends in super-powered, asynchronous PvP battles.

Link: Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Visit the Free MMORPG No Download list for more browser MMOs.

Editor’s Picks: Spotlight on Free Anime RPG and MMO Games

For those players who love Japanese animation, here is a list of anime-themed RPGs and MMO games with cute anime-style graphics. In contrast to Western titles that mainly use realistic art and computer-generated graphics, the ones listed here have stylized, unrealistic and sometimes over-the-top graphics and animation. You might also notice that anime-style art is rather colorful and bright.

Browser Anime MMO and RPG Games – Free Online Multiplayer Games

These free online multiplayer rpg games online require no download and can be played directly on your browser.

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Crystal Saga – a very fun free-to-play browser MMORPG set in a vast virtual world that features a captivating and detailed storyline. Players may choose from five available classes: Mage, Paladin, Priest, Ranger and Rogue. Explore and discover the wide variety of attainable mounts, weapons and items. Find a group and take down wild beasts and barbarians, gaining glory and equipment to aid your progress. Tame a slew of available pets, aiding you and your group in battle. Participate in one of the many daily contests, events and dungeons that Crystal Saga has to offer. Join millions of other players, as you explore and progress through the world of Vidalia.

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Pockie Pirates – a brand new MMO game still in its open beta phase, Pockie Pirates is a browser-based pirate-themed title with anime-stype graphics. Fans of the One Piece anime will surely enjoy this fun game in which the player takes on the role of a young captain who dreams of becoming the King of the Pirates.

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Urban Rivals – a massively multiplayer trading card game that is similar to Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon, players will enjoy having over a hundred characters to discover, collect and develop by fighting in live combat against other players.

Anime MMORPG Games – Client-Based

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Elsword – an action MMORPG with hand-drawn graphics and over-the-top battle skill combo animation. With intuitive and straightforward controls, Elsword offers players of all skill levels the chance to experience the thrill of victory in combat either on solo missions or cooperatively in a party of up to four players. For those who welcome a challenge, Elsword also delivers action-packed PvP combat.

Eden Eternal

Eden Eternal – In Eden Eternal, players will trek across a magical realm filled with vibrant races, robust monsters, and prosperous villages, all in anime-style 3D graphics.

Top Features:

  • Freely Switch Classes – Players are not restricted to just one class per character. Instead, freely swap between up to 15 unique classes! Begin as a Warrior or Magician. As you progress, you’ll unlock the remaining classes. (12 available during Beta)
  • Player Towns – Build a thriving center of commerce, complete with your own staff of NPC merchants. Visit others towns to take advantage of the full range buildings. Be sure to shop around – each town can charge a tax rate to visitors!
  • Combat System – Experience smooth, real-time combat as you face off against ferocious beasts in Eden Eternal. For access to hidden loot, reduce your enemy’s BP bar to 0.
  • Epic Dungeons – Charge through a variety of solo, 3-man, 5-man instance and raid dungeons. Each dungeon contains unique challenges and treasures for dedicated players.

Link: official Eden Eternal website

Note that these anime RPG and MMO games are free to download and that they are not free trial games – they are free to play forever. While Japanese animation-style or manga-inspired graphics are not to every player’s taste, those who do enjoy that type of thing can try these free MMORPGs.

Top 5 Free MMORPG 2013 Games List

Check out our top 5 free to play MMORPG games list for 2013. Here we pick the best games for you that are truly fun and a cut above the rest. These days there are dozens of f2p MMOs to choose from which is very good news for players. Unlike the old days when a good quality MMORPG could easily attract hordes of gamers, currently there is such fierce competition that a new title has to be really good to succeed.

These are the games that we predict will continue to be the most popular and most played MMOs:

Top MMORPGs 2013

Forsaken World – a fantasy MMORPG with gothic-style 3D graphics, this is more for the player who prefers a setting that is more dangerous and dark. This game is also perfect for the casual player since it is easy to learn and does not require constant clicking or non-stop keyboard actions. Newbies have it pretty nice, too, with tons of beginner items that make it a real joy to play. An example of what you can get for free when you start out is are infinite mana and health potions. Of course, the potions do disappear after a week but by that time you should have figured out how to get more potions.

Conquer Online – this amazing game has over 20 million players from all over the world and is the only MMORPG available to play on four different platforms – iPad, Facebook, PC and Mac. One of Conquer Online’s best features is that it is the first ever completely free-to-play MMO on the iPad, with no download fees, no subscription fee, and no in-game Shopping Mall. Conquer Online is a classic PvP MMORPG that offers old-school open world free-for-all style PvP, a fast leveling system and 4 traditional character classes with multiple specialization paths. The most recent expansion, introduced a new system that allows players to create, name and customize their own skills, giving the opportunity to showcase their own unique style in the game world.

allods onlineAllods Online – a futuristic fantasy MMORPG with top quality 3D graphics. Two warring factions, League and Empire, vie for control of allods – islands floating in the Astral. Aboard an Astral ship that is fully customizable, players can journey through the skies, discover previously unknown allods, engage in ship-to-ship combat and fight Astral demons. Players who enjoy faction vs faction PvP warfare will love this game. Allods Online is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 32 classes, and over 3,000 quests. Allods’ top quality production values feature full motion capture animation and art by internationally award-winning artists.

Drakensang Online – a very popular browser-based 3D MMORPG that has more than 5 million registered players worldwide. Drakensang Online combines the best game elements of an action RPG with an MMORPG. The flexible skill system offers players the chance to define their own personal style of play. Players can modify their character’s basic skills through the use of different elements – turning a simple energy ball into a frostball or turn a normal explosive attack into a meteor. A vast sum of quests to complete, items to be found, battles to win, and distant lands to explore are all part of the player’s experience in the kingdom of Duria.

Perfect World – in Perfect World, beauty is everywhere. Players travel in a vast, lush, gorgeously detailed world full of unique characters. Perfect World International has very polished gameplay and constant updates. The latest content update was “Sirens of War” in which Nations Wars, an incredible server-wide battle system, was released. Thousands of characters can take part in the wars, making this one of the most exciting and challenging tasks for players. PWI is one of the most popular MMO games around because it is played by over 50 million people from all over the world.

Honorable Mention:

League of Legends – okay so this is more of a fighting game than an MMORPG but it still counts! Did you know that LoL is the most played game in the world? It’s players have logged the most number of hours online worldwide. Why? Because it’s super fun and addicting. In League of Legends there is no grinding. Gameplay is similar to a Defense of the Ancients session. You create an account, pick a champion that suits your playing style, and then get thrust into a do-or-die situation where your team fights another team. Don’t worry though because there is a tutorial for new players.

Rappelz – a free, global MMORPG where over 6 million players adventure and battle in a dark and devastated fantasy world. Rappelz combines a striking fantasy art style with deep character customization, tactical pet taming & training and extensive player-versus-player and player-versus-environment gameplay.

Upcoming MMO Games Due for Release in 2013

*Note that these release dates are only approximate. We expect these MMOs to be launched in 2013 but the developer’s plans may change unexpectedly. Also, most have announced their business model (either f2p or p2p) in advance but there are those who are keeping their options open. Right now we simply have a list but we will write a short article on these upcoming MMOs soon.

ArcheAge by XLGames

Age of Wushu by Snail Games (English version)

Blade & Soul by NCSoft

BLESS by Neowiz Games

Dungeon Hero by Eyasoft

EverQuest Next by Sony Online Entertainment

Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance by NCSoft

Pathfinder Online by Epic Games Korea

The Repopulation by Above and Beyond Technologies

Wildstar MMORPG by Carbine Studios

Core Blaze by Gamania

Elder Scrolls Online by Bethesda Softworks

New MMO Games Releases and Expansions 2013

This is where you can find the very latest and freshest news about new free-to-play MMO games releases and expansions. Enjoy the list of new MMOs and please visit us again soon. This post will be constantly updated with new info.

March 2013

Heroes & Generals Open Beta

Heroes and Generals

The highly anticipated shooter MMO, Heroes & Generals, from the creators of Hitman enters open beta. The time to enlist is now! Independent studio Reto-Moto proudly announces the launch of the official open beta for Heroes & Generals, the upcoming massively multiplayer shooter that features explosive online battles between axis and allied forces in a persistent war for European domination.

Heroes & Generals eliminates the formulaic baggage that weighs down the shooter genre by delivering satisfying strategic action in a full blown first-person shooter experience. Players are transported from the comfort of their browsers to authentic WWII battlefields, where they fight alongside thousands of gamers for persistent progression and military supremacy.

Link: Heroes & Generals open beta page

Neverwinter Beta Testers Wanted

The Neverwinter MMORPG is now in the closed beta testing stage. For guaranteed access to all three Neverwinter Beta Weekends along with a wide array of VIP perks and exclusive in-game items, players may purchase the Hero of Neverwinter Founder’s Pack or the Guardian of Neverwinter Founder’s Pack.

Link: Neverwinter Founder’s Pack (required for guaranteed beta test access)

Beta Test Features include access to all of the following:

  • Three of Five Signature D&D Classes Before Neverwinter’s Release
  • Trickster Rogue – Master of stealth and misdirection, and maneuvers across the battlefield and strikes from the shadows with paired daggers.
  • Devoted Cleric – Devout healer, committed to preventing injury, restoring health, and a faith in the divine.
  • Guardian Fighter – Courageous and stalwart, superior at defensive maneuvers, and no stranger to hand-to-hand combat.
  • Content up to Level 30 – experience a variety of zones, dungeon delves, and large-scale group events as you adventure through the city of Neverwinter and its surrounding areas in the realm of Faerun, including the Protector’s Enclave, Blacklake District, Tower District, Blackdagger Ruins, and the Neverdeath graveyard.
  • Play Foundry Content – The Foundry, a powerful and easy-to-use adventure creation tool allowing users to create, share, and play user-generated content from the Neverwinter community. For the purpose of Beta Weekend 1, players will have access to dozens of adventures brought to you by players that have been working on them for months. Visit a Well-informed Bar Maid, like the one in the Driftwood Tavern, or check out one of the many Job Boards scattered throughout the city of Neverwinter . Your chance to create your own adventures using Neverwinter’s Foundry will be available in subsequent Beta Weekends.

Free MMORPG No Download Games

Here is a list of free graphical (no text games here) MMORPGs that are played on your browser. Take note that the links here will bring you directly to the game. Since all of the titles listed here are free and can be played on your browser, there’s no point in reading a 3-page review about each one. Just go and play it, it would be faster.

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Drakensang Online – a hugely popular 3D fantasy MMORPG that has over 10 million players. Drakensang Online combines the best game elements of action role-playing games and MMOs so that players can battle hordes of despicable monsters, explore mysterious caverns and complete challenging quests with their friends. Whether it is as a Dragonknight, Spellweaver or Ranger, users can enter into the free-to-play world of Drakensang Online directly in their browser without having to download or install any additional software.

Drakensang Online is available in more than 20 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

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Piratestorm – a 3D browser MMORPG in which players navigate the ocean as dreaded pirates, and fight adversaries, monsters and fiends in the battle for fame and glory. Alone or with other pirates in their guild, players must face monsters from the darkest depths of the ocean and greedy, enemy pirates. Players must give their all – because waiting for them at the end of this Flash game’s challenging missions is legendary treasure … or death!

Battlestar Galactica Online – a new free Browser-Based, 3D Sci-Fi MMORPG that was released in February 2011. Battlestar Galactica Online offers a plethora of unique and innovative features, though by far the most outstanding are the visuals. They’re fantastic, boasting some of the most impressive uses of the Unity 3D-Space engine ever seen in an MMORPG. Players can experience first-class strategic space battles, planet-side exploration missions, epic Player-vs-Player (PvP) space wars and unique, cooperative multiplayer adventures to the far reaches of the galaxies.

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The Settlers Online: Castle Empire – a browser MMO version of the classic The Settlers. In Castle Empire, players can turn their simple plots of land into mighty empires by building up their allotted space, producing and trading valuable goods with friends, building towns and villages, journeying into the wild to discover new areas, and engaging in battles with those who stand in their way.

Top Free Browser MMOs 2013

Those browser MMORPGs listed above are the top picks for 2013. They all have mass appeal in that pretty much any player would enjoy playing them.


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Free MMORPG No Download Games – Pros and Cons

What are some great free MMORPGs no download games? – this is one of the most common questions that visitors to this website ask. It’s easy to see why because they are the most accessible type of online online games to start playing.

So lets’s spell out the pros and cons of playing free MMORPG no download games.

With a subscription game you have to pay for the game itself then pay a monthly subscription. This is all before you even know if you like it. Not to mention that the client will often take hours to finish downloading.

Compare this to free MMORPGs. The player doesn’t have to buy anything, instead he can just start playing it right away without paying a dime. It’s like an endless free trial.

Not only is it free, it also requires no client download and it can be played on practically any computer with internet access. No need to install anything!

So what can players expect from these free to play browser MMORPGs?

Many free browser MMORPGs have 3d graphics. However, these graphics do not surpass top video games. They are not necessarily terrible either.

Gameplay is actually the same as with client games. Free MMORPG no download games also have the exactly the same gameplay mechanics like quests, skills, different types of characters, player vs player, killing mobs, monster drops, etc.

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New MMORPG Releases and Expansions 2012

This is the place where the latest and freshest news about new releases and expansions of free to play MMORPGs will be posted. Only f2p games will be listed. Enjoy the list and please do visit us again soon. This post will be constantly updated with new info.

October 2012 – New Releases, Expansions and Updates

Cyber Monster Now in Open Beta

Cyber Monster, following a popular closed beta period that saw over 30,000 players enjoy the innovative mount-focused gameplay, is now in open beta which means everybody can now play the game.

cyber monsterUnfolding across a beautifully crafted 3D world brimming with varied locations, Cyber Monster’s browser-based gameplay is brought to life with stunning, dynamic real-time shadows and weather effects, providing everything from glorious sunshine to chilly snowfall with real world accuracy.

An innovative mount system is central to Cyber Monster’s gameplay. There are hundreds of different pets to capture and raise, divided into three types: aqua, earth and air. Each pet has its own personality, ranging from cute and cuddly to just downright arrogant. Players can ride every pet they capture, be it a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a fire-breathing Dragon. When idle, pets can be tamed to learn living skills, such as farming for resources and mining for hidden treasures.

With tons of NPC’s, events and tournaments, players seeking a new MMORPG with cute characters, innovative gameplay and a laid back community should see what Cyber Monster has to offer.

Link: official Cyber Monster website

September 2012 MMORPG News

Sevencore Open Beta

The Buggers have been squashed and the reports have been submitted: Sevencore is ready for open beta on September 6. The new MMORPG from gPotato offers players a unique mounted combat system and the power to take full control of in-game regions.

sevencoreEvery player selects their first permanent mount after exiting the starting city and receives a companion who will complement their battle strategy in addition to cutting down travel time. Mounts in Sevencore can fight independently with their own skills and abilities, allowing a low defense character to soak damage with a tanky pet or speed through mobs faster with a high DPS mount. Increase your selection by defeating challenging world bosses and special dungeon quests to earn even more mounts in-game.

Guilds are free and easy to join, offering numerous benefits such as passive buffs and the ability to engage in open world PvP with declared enemy guilds. Guilds that strike the right balance between expansion and power will be able to challenge each other for control of Sevencore’s five starting regions in Occupation Wars. Summon fire-breathing dragons and giant, bone-crushing dinosaurs to win the weekly 20 vs. 20 battles that determine who will rule.

Link: Sevencore open beta sign-ups here

All New War of Angels

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War of Angels immerses players in a lush world where the choices they make during gameplay will ultimately decide their destiny as good or evil warriors. Gamers can explore the vast environment of War of Angels by land, sea and air while preparing to seal the fate of the sinister fallen angel, Dertgotz, by helping or hindering his resurrection. Players make choices throughout the game that determine their alignment on the side of good or evil, and once gamers complete the main story quest and are judged, the world opens up to faction-based, PvP combat.

Link: War of Angels new website

August 2012

AlterVerse: Rise of the Blood Clans Now in Open Beta

A new indie game that shows a lot of promise, AlterVerse: Rise of the Blood Clans is a brand new kind of MMO that is played in one week long Rounds starting every Sunday night. At the end of the round the person with the highest Total Estate (wealth) becomes the Emperor. Billed as a free to play 3D sandbox game, Alterverse is a First Person Shooter Game (FPS) and a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) combined together to create an exciting hybrid game.

Players can mine for gold, silver, diamonds and other gems. They can hunt, fish, attack other players or raid the enemy clan’s treasury. Players will also encounter many different monsters that can be quite profitable or can turn out to be quite deadly. There are also many missions and quests to complete.

In AlterVerse there is no endless leveling treadmill, no grinding or boring click after click after click. At the end of a round, game stats are reset and players keep only their Skull Level and starting arms or bonuses to play the next round. Every week everyone has the opportunity to win.

Link: Alterverse: Rise of the Blood Clans website

July 2012

CABAL Online Anniversary Giveaway

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If you have never played CABAL Online, now is the time to start since this f2p 3D fantasy MMORPG is having its month-long anniversary event and giveaway. This will run from the 27th of June until the 25th of July 2012 which means 4 weeks for you to grab some really cool prizes! Check it out at this link.

CABAL Online is one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs around. Its features include excellent battle/skill systems, epic quests, realistic 3D graphics and spectacularly animated battle moves.

All players will receive a gift pack so that they can advance their characters while at the same time earning rewards that enrich the CABAL gaming experience. Hunt monsters on every map and dungeon in Nevareth, collect trophies, and open them to find some amazing rewards. Brand new outfits for tackling high end content, items and armours for boosting through lower levels – there are items for all level of players.

Link: CABAL Online website

Pockie Pirates Open Beta Launch

pockie piratesCurrently in its open beta testing phase, Pockie Pirates is a new pirate-themed MMO game with anime-style graphics. Players take on the role of a young pirate who dreams of becoming the ultimate King of the Pirates (a story somewhat reminiscent of the anime One Piece!). Featuring an exciting blend of strategy, tactics and an entertaining game plot, the game packs cute characters and quality-designed backgrounds, combined with dazzling skills to present players with a thrilling and epic adventure around the sea.

Players can build and manage unique crews of NPC’s to operate and fight on their vessels. These pirates are recruited via the in-game “Blue Bars” – a unique mini-game system that uses an exciting random card generator. The Blue Bars offer new recruitment opportunities every time they are entered, and they level with players to ensure that no two crews will ever be exactly the same.

Link: Pockie Pirates Open Beta official website

Rusty Hearts Reborn Now Available

rusty hearts rebornRusty Hearts: Reborn, the first major expansion for the award-winning action MMO is now live. Players are invited to experience the rebirth of the popular, fast-paced, anime-inspired brawler.

Players can look forward to new dungeons, bosses, and challenges, in addition to a wealth of new content, including new Weapon Focuses and skill sets for each character, a new Pet System, ranked PvP with weekly rewards, and much more. The best part: Rusty Hearts: Reborn is free-to-play.

“Rusty Hearts: Reborn is by far, the largest and most ambitious update introduced since the game first launched – and is packed with new content, features, and systems tailored towards both longtime veterans and brand new players,” said Senior Product Manager Mark Hill. “With so many additions and improvements, many of which were based directly on player feedback, we’re excited to finally let players experience Rusty Hearts: Reborn for themselves.”

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Link: Rusty Hearts Reborn

June 2012 News

Grand Fantasia’s Journey to Condemned Island

Grand Fantasia, a 3D fantasy free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that has anime-style graphics, has just released its latest content update called Journey to Condemned Island. The update introduces new classes, maps, bosses, pets, a huge dungeon, an increased level cap, and a new character specialization system.

Set in the magical world of Saphael, Grand Fantasia offers players a variety of engaging features, including: branching class trees, innovative pet customization and crafting systems, incredible mounts, and auction houses. This MMO game is known for its deep sprite/pet gameplay – sprites don’t just tag along and look nice, they can be used to gather resources, create items, and salvage loot for parts. Players looking for more of an action-oriented experience can also participate in player-versus-player (PvP) combat, team-based battlefields, and challenging dungeons.

Link: Grand Fantasia

May 2012 MMORPG News

Pirates in Conquer Online

conquer online piratesConquer Online, the first free iPad MMORPG, has released the new Pirate class and two new maps. There are also free packs for new and old players that they will automatically receive just for logging into the game. A letter will also appear in your character’s inventory to explain how you can win a new iPad.

The PC version of Conquer Online has also had its 8 Pirate Kingdoms War, a global PvP tournament.

Link: Conquer Online

April 2012

Drakensang Online Doubles Game World, Attracts 5M Players

Here at MMO Worlds, we have been fans of Drakensang Online since it launched and now it seems that there are 5 million other people who also play the game. Bigpoint, the game’s developer, has more than doubled the size of the game world since its launch back in August 2011. So its been less than a year but the MMO has garnered a huge following.

For those who are not familiar with Drakensang Online, it is a free to play browser MMORPG set in a medieval fantasy world. Although the focus is mainly on combat it also has a lot of bonus features like the guilds, crafting and a pet system. The 3D graphics are very good considering that its played on your browser. All in all, it is a fun game what is worth checking out, especially since it is f2p.

Link: Drakensang Online

Elsword Harmony Festival Spring Event

elsword march 2012 updateThe free MMORPG Elsword is offering players the opportunity to participate in the Harmony Festival in-game event. Available now through April 4, the Harmony Festival allows gamers to plow through dungeons and battle bosses with the additional benefit of powerful costumes, increased stamina and special items to recover HP. Free goodies include the Harmony Festival Costumes, the most powerful costumes released in Elsword to date.

Elsword is a fun 2D fantasy MMORPG side-scroller, with lots of fast combat action and crazy combos. This anime-themed game has stylish graphics using hand-drawn cutscenes and cell-shaded graphics.

Link: Elsword website

Blacklight Retribution Official Launch Date

new game blacklightA new free-to-play first person shooter (MMOFPS), Blacklight Retribution, is set to launch on April 3, 2012 in North America and Europe. This first-person-shooter developed by Zombie Inc. is a sequel to the Xbox Live Arcade title Blacklight: Tango Down.

Blacklight Retribution features cutting edge realistic 3D visuals. The FPS offers a multiplayer experience with action-packed battles, futuristic maps, and a wide variety of weapons and gear. One of the best features of the game is its customization options which shooter fans will surely enjoy. Players can customize practically everything about a weapon, from its barrel, to ammo types, stocks, muzzles, optics, colors and even weapon tags.

Link: Blacklight Retribution

New February 2012 Expansions

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The fifth expansion for Perfect World International, one of the top free to play 3D fantasy MMORPGs in the world with millions of players, was recently released on February 16, 2012. The expansion, named “Descent”, is tailored more towards higher level players with new high-end PvP content for all ten character classes.

In the new expansion, players will journey from a realm of cloud-like floating islands into hostile territory in an attempt to repel the greatest threat that the Perfect World land has ever known. New features in Perfect World International: Descent content update include: new zones, new gear, three new ideologically distinct “Orders” that players can join for more training and, perhaps most importantly, new game-changing abilities.

Link: Perfect World International official website

Allods Online: Game of Gods Expansion on February 15

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Allods Online, one of the top free to play MMORPGs in the world, will be releasing its latest expansion on February 15, 2012 for all EU English and North American servers. Allods Online: Game of Gods brings over a year’s worth of content to this blockbuster MMORPG with the addition of fresh zones, rich content, and revamped systems – including the brand new Bard archetype, new PvP Skirmish zone, and new end-game Dead City raid.

For those of you who are not familiar with this game, it is a free to play sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed over four years with a budget of $12 million, making it one of the top big budget AAA MMO games of the year. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 32 classes, and over 2,000 quests. The MMORPG features unique player-built and player-controlled space battleships as well as Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player, Guild vs Guild and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms.

Link: Allods Online Official Website

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More news will be posted as they are released. Contents of this post will change as old news is removed to make way for new ones. Last update September 2012.