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.

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.

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. 🙂

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.

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

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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.

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

You might be interested in the Best Free MMORPG 2012 list.

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.

Sandbox Style MMO Games: Features and Examples

Today most MMOs are “theme park” style. Just like a real life theme park such as Disney World or Universal Studios, theme park games are those where the user experience is very controlled and there is no place for user-generated content. In theme parks everyone pretty much does the same thing as everyone else. In games this means that players all go from one thing to another in a very linear way. For example, all level 1 players start off in the newbie area and move to different areas as they level up their character. This type of design is what most gamers have come to expect from single player and PC games.

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Summary and Definition

In contrast, the term “sandbox” is used to describe a type of game that is very open-ended and allows the player a lot of freedom. Children who play in a sandbox basically make their own fun which is the basic idea behind a sandbox MMO. Ideally, this type of design would have people play in a persistent virtual world that they can make changes to and influence. Also, many people think of this kind of MMO as having no classes or levels.

Sandbox MMO Games Features

Here is a more detailed explanation with a list of the top features of sandbox MMOGs.

Dynamic World – static persistent virtual worlds that never change are for theme park MMOs. Sandbox game worlds change frequently because players are allowed to change the environment in various ways. For example, in the old school Ultima Online a very exciting but chaotic housing system was built into the game in which a player can just build a house on any flat open ground. Of course, this did result in an eventual lack of free land in many places but this is the type of feature that gamers want in a sandbox game. Other elements of a dynamic world are migrating mobs, random spawns of resources or NPCs, weather or seasonal changes, cities/fortresses that can be built/captured/destroyed by players, terraforming tools, and so forth.

User-Generated Content – another thing that sets sandbox MMOs apart is user-generated content. This is a design element that gives players the tools to items, maps, stories, etc. One example is Second Life which is basically nothing but a server where people are free to create anything they want. A more simple example is Star Trek Online’s Foundry. The Foundry allows players to create quests and stories which can then be played by others. A voting or rating system allows players to give feedback.

Open World/Free for All PvP – unlike the other features enumerated here, player vs player content is generally not considered an essential feature of sandbox-type titles. However, if PvP is included in the game, open world or unrestricted PvP gives the players more freedom than arena combat or dueling.

Player-Controlled Economy – in a theme park, people cannot set up their own booths or sell items themselves. Everything sold in under the control of the owner of the theme park. The same is true of theme park games where most or even all items are bought and sold in stores in the game that are run by in-game characters. In contrast, sandbox MMOs allow people to set up their own business by buying and selling items to other players. A good example of this type of content is Eve Online.

No Classes – games like Runescape where characters are made but have no classes are a minority these days. Most will lock you into a specific role when you create a character. Like, when you make a new character and choose the vampire race, your avatar will only be able to use certain items and learn skills that are specific to that character. Sandbox games that have no classes are in the minority although they do exist.

No Levels – this is a controversial idea because for many the idea of no levels is crazy. People do enjoy leveling up so thinking of an MMO with no levels seems weird. Games like Second Life have no levels so sometimes people even ask the question “is SL a game at all?” because it is very confusing and not at all what a traditional game is like.

Skills, Crafting and Professions – another feature that many would like to see in a sandbox MMORPG are non-combat skills. These can also be called crafting or professions. Examples of these types of skills are tailoring, weapon-crafting, potion-making, farming, etc.

Some Examples

Eve Online – Eve is what people normally give as an example because it is a well-known niche MMO that is very sandbox-like.

Second Life – an unusual online virtual world where people can create whatever they want to

Star Trek Online – not the entire game but the Foundry is very unique and creative

Uncharted Waters Online – 3D MMORPG with deep gameplay that is based on the themes of exploration, trade and discovery. It has over 75 professions, 100 skills and a very sophisticated economic system wherein prices fluctuate daily because of the differences in the supply and demand of various goods.

Focus on Player vs Player Content: Online PVP Games

The best free online PvP games, MMORPG or MMO-style, are here!  Player vs player is a big part of multiplayer online gaming. While single player games can have very fun combat, nothing beats the excitement of competing against a real person in a no holds barred battle to the death.

It doesn’t really matter what type MMORPG or MMO it is, if there is no PvP, what’s the point? That’s why practically all such games have player combat content. The types of PvP in MMO games vary. To give a few example there is “no rules” player killing, dueling with consent, guild or clan wars, faction vs faction, combat arenas, tournaments, and mini games with rules and objectives such as capturing the flag.

Best Free Online PVP Games – MMORPG

Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic – player vs. player (PvP) combat is open, which means there are only a few limitations on who can be attacked and who cannot. Once a character reaches a certain experience level, that character can become “PK” and participate in PvP fights, which allow players to prove their skills — fighting individually or as part of a group or guild.

Items dropped by characters are randomly picked from all equipment on the body and in the backpack. To discourage unfair play, characters will not drop loot when the attacker is 10 levels higher or lower than the attacked character.

However, on the special Player vs. Environment (PvE) servers, PvP is only possible in duels and when both players have flagged themselves PK.

Visit the Runes of Magic official website for more information.

LOCO

Land of Chaos Online – LOCO takes you to a Utopian fantasy world where your aim is to overthrow your enemies using up to three different hero characters. Each hero has unique abilities, so strategy must be employed when selecting which hero will participate in battle. There are two varying game modes for battle including intense PvP combat and massive arena-style battles. With a blend of third person shooter, real time strategy and role playing, Land of Chaos Online provides you with endless challenges, action and adventure as you roam this mysterious world and face your enemies.

Best PvP Games Online – Top Tank Warfare Game

World of Tanks – this is tank warfare at its finest. The ideal game for modern war games fans, World of Tanks has been played by over 5 million people. Players take control of one of hundreds of authentically designed armored vehicles. The flexible system of vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the tanks and weapons in the game. For example, players can opt to exhaust their foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, plow through enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, or destroy foes using long-range howitzers. In short, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace. That means lost of fun as players can try out many different tactics to win their battles.

To play World of Tanks, visit the official website.

Best Free Online PVP Games – Browser MMOs

Battlestar Galactica Online

Battlestar Galactica Online – At its core, BSGO is a space combat game. This is one of the best free online PvP games for people who prefer science fiction or futuristic space settings over medieval fantasy MMOs.

Battlestar Galactica Online features a lot of action-packed tactical PvP combat with a huge range of offensive and defensive systems. The story of this browser MMO game involves a strategic battle for resources and territory between Human and Cylon players raging across dozens of star systems.

Players also have the option to challenge other players to a private 1v1 instanced PvP ranked match or duel. The game’s matchmaking system will help pair players of similar ship size and skill levels. Players can and do compete to earn a spot on the top 100 server Top Gun rankings.

Find out more about BSGO, visit the Battlestar Galactica Online official website.

Best Free Online PVP Games – Anime Style

S4 League

S4 League – this is a great game for fans of Japanese animation (anime). S4 League is a very popular and fun third-person shooter MMO that has gorgeous, colorful 3D anime-inspired graphics. Players who love PvP will never get bored with this free game because it has tons of player vs player content.

There are different PvP game play modes to choose from:

  • Touch Down Mode – with rules similar to soccer
  • Deathmatch – a thrilling game mode for players to enjoy showing off their tactics, reflexes and fighting skills just like in other shooters.
  • Chaser Mode – it’s all about evading a major enemy, the Chaser, over a stated time.
  • Arcade Mode – reminiscent of classic arcade shooters, players walk along a path through a 3D world and encounter tons of opponents to blow away. This requires good reflexes and fast tactical decisions.

To learn more about this free MMO game, visit the S4 League official website.

This short list of the best free online PvP game is not complete but it will be updated every month with the latest new and upcoming MMORPG and MMO games.

SciFi Roundup: A List of Popular Space MMORPG Games for SF Fans

Most MMORPG games nowadays are fantasy but there are a few that are set in space. The gameplay is generally the same as most MMOs but instead of medieval castles, magic swords and dragons the science fiction MMORPG will be set in outer space, with spaceships, guns, laser cannons, exotic planets, alien species, etc. Most of these titles are based on the most popular SF franchises today so these are ideal for fans of science fiction.

Space MMORPG Games List

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Battlestar Galactica Online – based on the internationally popular Syfy television series, Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMO that combines high-quality graphics with intense gameplay. This game was named Best Browser Game at the 2011 European Games Awards and has well over five million registered players worldwide

Dark Orbit – a a flash-based browser game in which players from all over the world fight for control of the universe and the precious resources that lie within. More than 65 million players have played this space adventure game. Users can explore the infinite expanses of outer space and fly into the face of danger. Players can travel to the farthest reaches of space, either on their own or with others, and set a course to discover new galaxies and lifeforms. Gamers can join one of the three DarkOrbit companies in their struggle to gain control over the universe, preparing for battle by transforming their simple Starjet into the Universe’s most feared battlecruiser. DO is the the action shooter of choice for space heroes.

Eve Online – this list of space MMORPG games would not be complete without Eve Online, arguably the top space MMO today. Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE Online is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. All of its subscribers worldwide inhabit a single, shared virtual universe (i.e. no different shards, worlds or servers), EVE features a vast player-run economy where your greatest asset is the starship, designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills and ambitions. EVE offers professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander or any combination of these and much more. From brokering business deals to waging war, you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to forge your own destiny in EVE. Client download needed.

Pirate Galaxy – in this browser space MMORPG players take the role of a daring space pilot as they set out to fight alien transport ships and loot the cargo they are carrying. Users can have lost of fun exploring the galaxy, enhancing their starships with stolen technology, and becoming the most feared space pirate of all time.The game features 3D graphics and special effects. It is set in a vast game universe with countless star systems and planets. Starships are fully customizable and offer many upgrade options. The game also stands out for its challenging mission designs that go far beyond other games of this genre.

Star Trek Online – in Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe truly comes to life on a massive scale. Players captain their own starships as part of the Federation or Klingon Empire in a persistent online universe, journey to strange new worlds and take part in epic ground and space missions. Client download needed (not a browser game).

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Star Trek Online’s top features include:

  • episodic gameplay where players can experience new weekly episodes that feature story-based gameplay
  • travel to Starfleet Academy, Deep Space Nine, The First City of Qo’noS and many other iconic locations and notable worlds from the beloved Star Trek universe
  • create and build brand new missions and stories to share with the entire Star Trek Online community using the Foundry. Use the specialized toolset to create missions in space or on the ground. Create custom missions, or design an entire series of episodes from the ground up

Website Link: Star Trek Online official website

As you can see there are quite a few good space MMORPG games that are free to play so you can have fun trying out each game. More new MMOs will be added to the Space MMORPG Games List when more games are reviewed or when there are new releases.

Good MMORPGs with Low System Requirements

For people who are using older or mid-range computers, here are some good MMORPGs with low system requirements. Of course, which game you can actually play depends the actual specs of your desktop, netbook, laptop, etc.

The easiest thing to do is probably to play one of the browser MMORPG games that we recommend. If that isn’t good enough for you then here’s the list of good MMOs and their system requirements.

List of Good MMORPGs with Low System Requirements

flyff system requirements

Flyff – a 3D fantasy MMORPG based on the concept of flying, Flyff is a great game with colorful anime-inspired graphics. The minimum requirements for this are low so it’s a great free to play MMORPG for people who are concerned about their computer not being able to run a game with high specs.

Website Link: Flyff

Flyff Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
CPU: Pentium-III 600MHz
RAM: 256MB
HDD: 2.0 GB
Graphics Card: At least 64 MB
DirectX: 9.0c

Flyff Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows 2000/XP
CPU: Pentium-IV 1.0GHz or better
RAM: 512MB or more
HDD: 3.0 GB or more
Graphics Card: 256 MB or better
DirectX: 9.0c or better

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Eudemons – an unusual fantasy MMORPG with an emphasis on pets, which are called Eudemons, this game is a free to play MMORPG with low system requirements. One of the highlights of the game is being able to play as a Vampire in addition to the usual classes like Warrior, Mage and Paladin. There are over one hundred distinct Eudemons that can help the player during combat. The expansion Trumpet of the Legionnaire was released last December 22, 2011.

Website Link: Eudemons

Eudemons Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 98 / 2000
CPU: 800 MHz Pentium 3
RAM: 128 MB Memory
HDD: 2.0 GB Free
Graphics Card: Any DirectX 3D Vga card with 16MB memory

Eudemons Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 98 / 2000
CPU: 1.7 GHZ Pentium 4
RAM: 256 MB or higher
HDD: 4.0 GB Free
Graphics Card: Geforce 2 Graphics card or better.

Actually, most free to play MMORPGs don’t require you to have the latest or most expensive computer. The companies that run these MMO games are generally quite aware that many PC owners don’t have the best specs and since the game devs do want to keep their players with them for a long time (sometimes years!) they are quite unlikely to make their game client too hard to run even on older computers. Since most good MMORPGs have relatively low system requirements compared to other PC games, feel free to browse the MMO Worlds website to take a lot at some more games.

3D Fantasy MMORPG – Free to Play Games List

Probably because of the MMO genre’s roots in old school RPGs and multi-user dungeons (MUDs), most of the best MMOs in the past and even up to today are 3D fantasy MMORPG games. Fantasy is the preferred type of setting of most players although there are many who prefer science fiction and horror settings. Here is this month’s featured free 3d fantasy MMORPG.

3D Fantasy MMORPG – Free to Play

Aika Online – an epic fantasy MMORPG that is free to play. Five nations vie for control of Arcan in massive 1000 vs. 1000 castle sieges, relic thefts, and tower assaults, waging war on a scale never before seen in an MMO. This is a good MMO for players who love PvP.

Assisted by their Pran – an intelligent fairy familiar whose personality develops through conversation – players shape the fate of their country and the world, and can even rise to rule as Lord Marshall. Preeminence is an uncertain throne, however, as nations may ally together to usurp the ruling kingdom and clans may conspire to overthrow the foremost guilds. Players take a pivotal role in this drama as they choose one of six classes, each of which undergoes multiple evolutions and are assisted by their Pran.

Each pran begins life as an inquisitive fairy no bigger than your hand, and over time evolves into a loyal battle companion with a personality shaped by her master’s actions. In the screenshot shown here, you can see an Aika Online character and his Pran.

The newest content update Chapter II: Karena was recently released. This expansion increased the level cap to 80, expanded the scope of PvP Relic Wars and Traband Tower Wars, and added 3 more skills for every class. Politics have also taken a dramatic turn as well, as nations must join together in two new world events, Antalya Defense and Verus Castle Assault, to defeat massive invasions from the evil Zereca which means more player vs player goodness for PvP fans.

Link: Official Aika Online website

Note: More MMO games will be added later as we compile a list of the best free 3D fantasy MMORPG games. By the way, you have to download all of the games featured here. If you were looking for f2p 3d MMORPGs that you can play on your browser then please use the website navigation or click on “Free Browser MMORPGs.”

3D Vampire MMORPG – Free to Play and with Gorgeous Graphics

Finally there is a good free 3D vampire MMORPG that horror fans can enjoy, no more 2d browser games for fans! No text games here either, they are all in glorious three dimensions, all the better for players to immerse themselves in the dark world of the undead.

Female VampireForsaken World – an excellent free to play MMORPG that has a vampire class worth playing, Forsaken World is loads of fun. The vampire class in Forsaken World is extremely versatile and stylish-looking. True to classic vampire lore, vampire characters are able to transform into a bat. In their bat form players can breathe fireballs at enemies.

Forsaken World is a very high quality MMORPG that is fun and immersive with beautiful graphics. The game uses updated proprietary 3D engine (Angelica) which allows it to run smoothly even on lower-end computers. Critics have praised its gorgeous world design as well as the sheer amount of content that is available. Much of the appeal of this game is that unlike many other free to play MMO games that are set in Asian/Oriental worlds, Forsaken World was designed with the Western gamer in mind with a very Western feel to it because it is based on European myths

Some of its most popular content includes a PvP system that has gotten rave reviews and floating guild bases for players to fight over. However, there’s more to this MMO than just fighting. It has a 14 professions (including Chef, Fisher, Miner, Weaponsmith, Armorsmith, etc.) which is certainly enough for people who like to craft, skill and roleplay.

Link: Forsaken World official website

3d vampire mmoEudemons Online is a free-to-play 3D fantasy MMORPG that is ideal for vampire fans. In the mythical world of Eudemons Online, you can choose to be a Warrior, a Mage, a Paladin, or a Vampire.

Take note that the vampire class in was inspired by the likes of Vlad the Impaler and Countess Dracula (aka Elizabeth Bathory) – the darker side of the vampire legend – not the kid-friendly ones.

The vampires look beautifully gothic in Eudemons Online and can be customized to player tastes with various pieces of clothing, armour, hair styles, otherworldly equipment and weaponry. Their skills include the the ability to travel at the speed of lightning and to suck blood. They may use the mount “Ghostly Horse” – a terrifying undead horse surrounded by blue flames that leaves a trail of fire when it runs.

Now is a good time to play because Eudemons Online’s newest expansion, Trumpet of the Legionnaire, was recently launched last December 22nd. The expansion introduces tons of fresh content such as an all-new storyline, new system, pets, mounts, quests, five ancient Eudemons representing five mystical elements and even a multi-rider mammoth mount.

Highlights of the game include a unique pet system, beautiful visuals, a true dark Vampire class, a massive community and PvP Legion competitions.

Link: Eudemons Online official website

Upcoming 3D Vampire MMORPG – Moonlight Online

Update: March 2013 – the game is now out! How to access it?

1.) Go to the IGG website.
2.) Create account.
3.) Play Moonlight Online (you can also access many other free MMOs there).

In the upcoming vampires vs werewolves MMORPG Moonlight Online, not only can players create a gloriously three dimensional vampire character, they can also race down dank alleys and leap from building to building using superhuman acrobatic abilities that enable parkour-style stunts in real-time combat. Moonlight Online is fun, has beautiful graphics and, best of all, it’s free to play

3d vampire mmorpg

This vampire-themed 3D MMORPG is due to be released by the end of 2011 so it will be out any time soon. Even though Moonlight Online is still under development you can already check out the previews and make a new account at IGG games to make sure you can be the first to play it when the closed or open beta is released in a few week’s time.

Vampires vs Werewolves vs Humans

Moonlight Online will allow gamers to immerse themselves in a vast world teeming with wonder and mystery. Gothic metropolises, verdant countryside and vast moonlit wastelands await exploration as players choose from 3 races – immortal vampires with their immense grace and strength, massive werewolves representing ultimate speed and fury, or blessed humans endowed with great intelligence and courage. Once the faction is chosen, they will plant themselves in the midst of the most epic tales which bespeak of the torn and forbidden interracial romances.

Let the Vampires take a bite and feel the life drain away, replaced with…a hunger. Run with the Werewolves and feel the true strength and fury of the wild! Or retain some semblance of humanity and remain human, forever on guard against the evils of the night.

Stunning Realistic 3d Graphics

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What about the look and feel of the game?

Peace-loving humans will embark on their free-spirited journeys from their rustic farms by the verdant countryside. Savage werewolves begin their feral adventures in the vast moonlit wastelands. The proud and noble vampires will have their roots in a medieval gothic metropolis teeming with opulence and mystery.

The developers of Moonlight Online are using the latest technology in high dynamic range lighting (HDRR) to create changes in atmospheric and meteorological elements. Imagine slogging through a snowy blizzard as you pick up a quest to save a village from some infamous terror, but then returning victorious to the very same village with the sights and sounds of spring all around you once you’re ready to hand in the quest. The realism ranges from the metamorphosis each piece of architecture undergoes with the changing seasons right down to the color of the foliage as it turns from a crisp grassy green to warm autumn reds and browns. That’s the kind of living, breathing game world that the developers promise you can expect to experience in Moonlight Online.

Update of the current status: Alpha testing has already started on the Chinese version and the developers have promised lots of great free gifts like exp, gold, rare pets, mounts and more (this is in the official news release) at the official launch of the English version. No confirmed release date yet. To register to play this upcoming free to play 3D vampire MMORPG game or find out more information about it, visit the developer’s website IGG games and register for an account that will allow you to play all the games there.

DotA Clones: Best MOBA Games 2012

Here’s a new post all about the best MOBA games 2012.

best dota cloneWhat do we mean by “MOBA”? It stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. It is a fairly new MMO gaming genre that evolved from the Aeon of Strife custom map for Starcraft and the more recent Defense of the Ancients (DotA) custom scenario for Warcraft III. MOBAs are sometimes called DotA clones.

What is the gameplay like?

Basically, in MOBA games, players form teams whose goal is to destroy the opponents’ base, a heavily guarded structure at the opposite corner of the map. Each player controls a hero unit which is quite powerful and that can be leveled up like in MMORPGs. Players assist others in their teams and also have AI-controlled fighters or NPCs called “creeps”. Unlike traditional real-time strategy (RTS) games, MOBAs focus more on the heroes than on resource management or building.

Best MOBA Game 2012 – The Year’s Top Blockbuster

League of Legends – if you know anything at all about MOBA games, then you have probably heard of League of Legends (LoL) because it is currently the top free to play multiplayer battle arena game online. It’s so popular that more than 4 million gamers log into the game every day, with over 30 million registered players.

In fact, it was the success of LoL that made other game developers sit up and take notice of this new gaming genre and release their own DotA-like online games. Note that LoL was built by a veteran development team which includes the original creators of DotA Allstars. That’s why LoL is one of the best MOBA games in 2012.

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Here is an explanation of the gameplay in LoL:

Summoner – A player in League of Legends takes on the role of a Summoner, a gifted spell caster who has the power to bring forth a champion to fight as his or her avatar in Valoran’s Fields of Justice. As the Summoner controls the champion in combat, it also influences the outcome of the match through the use of spells, masteries and runes.

Champions – During each online multiplayer play session, gamers will choose one of dozens of unique Champions wielding diverse skills and abilities, and engage in fast-paced team-oriented combat to bring their foes to ruin. Champions will gain levels, items and abilities that enable them to slay their opponents and augment the strength of their allies by battling with enemy minions, foul beasts, deadly turrets and enemy Champions.

Points system – Once a match is over, players get both Influence Points and Riot Points. Influence Points will be earned by simply playing the game, while Riot Points will be available for purchase with real money. Both currencies can be used to unlock additional content customization options, whereas only Influence Points will be used to unlock content such as Runes, which enhance the power of playable characters. Gamers who spend money in the game will not have a power advantage over other players; they will have access to rare visual customization options.

Link: League of Legends official website

Best MOBA Game 2012 – Honorable Mention

Heroes of Newerth – another great MOBA game that is free-to-play. Two teams of up to five play as special Hero units with the assistance of AI-controlled armies in an attempt to destroy the enemy base. The team oriented design of HoN and Voice-Over-IP controls allow for an incredibly deep tactical team based experience unlike any other. We at MMO Worlds particularly like the Casual Mode which provides new players with a more relaxed, less punishing way to learn and play HoN.

Link: Heroes of Newerth official website

We hope you liked this top list of the best free MOBA games online. Feel free to leave a comment below but no spamming is allowed. Please keep discussions polite.

F2P MMORPG Games Online 2012 List

When it comes to MMO games, many prefer free to play titles. These f2p MMORPGs used to be thought of as low quality games but that is now outdated thinking. Nowadays, with the release of many new top quality, big budget MMOGs from well-known developers and many more due to be out in 2012, players can expect f2p MMORPGs to be just as good as pay to play subscription titles. Here is an overview of both existing and upcoming 2012 games.

Upcoming 2012 Free MMORPGs

  • Planetside 2 by Sony Online Entertainment, developers of legendary classic MMORPG Everquest
  • Marvel Universe Online by Marvel and Gazillion Entertainment
  • Neverwinter (the MMO) by Cryptic Studios
  • Torchlight MMO by Runic Games
  • Transformers Universe by Jagex, makers of Runescape
  • Wizardry Online by Headlock Games
  • Sevencore developed by new studio Noria

They are reportedly due to be released next year. For more details and links please visit the New and Upcoming 2012 Games List.

Top F2P MMO Games 2012

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Our top picks of free MMORPG games that will continue to entertain players next year:

Runes of Magic
– with over 5 million players, RoM is amazingly popular which definitely makes it one of the top f2p MMORPGs. With it’s beautiful 3D graphics, over 2,800 quests, player houses, comprehensive crafting system, challenging dungeons and lots of player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, RoM has enough content to appeal to every type of player. In addition, the developers regularly release new expansions (or chapters, as they call it) which are all free.

Wizard 101 – this is another extremely popular MMO with kids and teens. There’s nothing quite like it so we expect Wizard 101 will continue to dominate the family-friendly MMO games market for some time to come.

S4 League – this anime-style sci-fi action MMO may not be for everyone but for those who love that type of colorful over-the-top combat, S4 League is the best. A fast-paced 3D f2p online multiplayer third-person shooter, S4 League has a lot of fans who love PvP. No grindfest here, it’s all pure action all the time!

Urban Rivals – let’s not forget the browser MMO genre. Urban Rivals is one of those easy to play but fun casual games that nonetheless has depth.

Games Like Club Penguin

Games like Club Penguin are very popular among kids and the pre-teens crowd. These are massively multiplayer online games that are fund and safe for children, fun and free to play. Here are our top picks for the best online games that are similar to Club Penguin. The cool thing about it is that these games are also free to play.

Games like Club Penguin But Free – Wizard 101

Game: Wizard 101
Developer: Kingisle Entertainment
Type: Magical Fantasy Game for the Whole Family
Players: 20 million registered users worldwide
Awards: Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009; Honors Award winner 2009 at the National Parenting Publications Award; Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com

If you have gotten bored of Club Penguin and want a new game to play then you can try Wizard 101. It’s a very popular game that millions of kids, teens and even adults from all over the world play.

What is it about?

wizard-101 games like club penguinIn Wizard101, kids and families enter the magical world of Wizard City as student Wizards setting out to hone their skills, cast spells and summon powerful creatures to fight evil forces. The characters and worlds of Wizard101 are influenced by literature, history and pop culture, giving the game a depth and quality appreciated by families and players of all ages. It has rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. Best of all, it is quite safe for kids and pre-teens.

Over the last three years, Wizard101.com has become one of the most popular websites for tweens, teens and families with an amazing 12 million monthly visitors.

To find out more information about Wizard 101, read the Top Free Games for Kids and Teens post.

To download and play Wizard 101 for free, visit the Official Wizard 101 website.

Online Games Like Club Penguin – Woozworld

online games like club penguinGame: Woozworld
Developer: Woozworld Inc.
Type: Creative Virtual World Building and Communities for Tweens (ages 9-14)
Players: More than seven million avatars

Woozworld is a virtual world for children and tweens who are encouraged to express their creativity by building a world which other players can also interact with online. The game is web-based which means you can play it on your browser like Club Penguin. No download needed.

Woozens play in a rich and zany universe where content is created by other players. You can cast funny Spellz on friends, meet gothics characters, astronauts and fairies for a movie or visit their friends virtual spaces.

More than 14 million virtual spaces have been created and Woozworld receives more than 15 million monthly unique visitors from over 180 countries.

To play Woozworld for free, please visit the official website.

Free Games Like Club Penguin – Habbo Hotel

free online games like club penguinGame: Habbo
Developer: Sulake
Type: Virtual Community and Social Game
Players: Over 230 million registrations

Habbo Hotel is the world’s largest virtual community and social game for teens. When user join they create a fully customized online character called a Habbo. They can then explore a wide variety of spaces and millions of rooms created by other users in the virtual community, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self-expression.

Currently Habbo Hotel has customers in over 150 countries and the service is available in 11 language versions. Over 230 million characters have been created and over 10 million unique browsers worldwide visit Habbo Hotel each month, which is why this is the worlds most popular free game like Club Penguin. No download is needed since it can be played on your browser right away.

Visit the official Habbo Hotel website to play the game for free.

Cool Games like Club Penguin

Although most of the visitors of MMO Worlds are probably adults, there are some teens and kids who asked us via the comments about free social networking games that are similar to Club Penguin. That’s why we wrote this post. Please note that these games are not exact carbon copies of CP. These are simply games that are cool, fun and free that we think fans or former players of Club Penguin will enjoy.