World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the Warcraft fantasy universe, four years after the events of its predecessor Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players traverse through the world forming companionship with guilds and parties, and meeting enemies from opposing factions and dungeons of old. Gameplay has evolved tremendously since its initial launch with the introduction of seven expansions.

World of Warcraft is a juggernaut when it comes to popularity, consistency and playtime longevity. The game remains as one of the highest regarded MMORPGs of all time and is holding its title of the most subscribed MMORPG in the world with report of 5.5 million subscriptions in October 2015.

Rating: 12345 (57 ratings, average: 4.07 / 5)
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Designer: Rob Pardo, Jeff Kaplan, Tom Chilton
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
PvP: Sieges, Clan War, Duels, Open World, Caravans
PvE: Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals
2010 Population: 12 million subscriptions (peak)
2015 Population: 5.5 million subscriptions

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Tree of Savior

Tree of Savior (트리 오브 세이비어) is an isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in world plunged into chaos where you embark on a journey to search and rescue the goddesses. The game was developed by Kim Hakkyu, creator of Tree of Savior’s spiritual predecessor Ragnarok Online. The game’s background music was done by various groups and artists like SoundTeMP, the team responsible for the soundtracks of Ragnarok Online and Granado Espada.

Rating: 12345 (31 ratings, average: 3.19 / 5)
Developer: IMC Games Co.
South Korean Publisher: Nexon Korea
European Publisher: IMC Games Co.
North American Publisher: IMC Games Co.
South America Publisher: IMC Games Co.
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
PvP: Duels, Arenas
PvE: Monster Hunting, Quests, Dungeons, World Bosses

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Runescape

Runescape is a classic fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ originally releasing as a browser game build with the Java programming language in 2001 and replaced by a standalone client in 2016. The game’s world is set in the fantasy medieval world of Gielinor; a realm divided into kingdoms. Players set their own objectives and goals with a lot of freedom such as learning magic, studying professions, fighting monsters and more.

Rating: 12345 (18 ratings, average: 3.61 / 5)
Developer: Jagex
Publisher: Jagex
Designer: Andrew Gower, Paul Gower
Composer: Ian Taylor, James Hannigan
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: RuneTek 5

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Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online is an classic isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the world of Rune Midgard at a time of great strife between gods, humans and demons. The game’s world is divided into a series of maps on two major continents which has unique terrain and monsters for each region. Characters are in 2D while environmental graphics are in 3D. Players can choose from one of thirteen unique classes, each with their own advancements.

Rating: 12345 (18 ratings, average: 3.44 / 5)
Korean Title: 라그나로크 온라인
Developer: Gravity
Publisher: Gravity
Publisher: WarpPortal
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Aegis
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, Tournaments, Open-world
PvE: Quests, Open-world Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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MU Ignition

MU Ignition is a browser-based fantasy isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ and is the latest addition to the MU franchise. Players can player as a Dark Wizard, Angel or Dark Knight to combat the monsters and villains from destoying the Mu world. Raising equipment and acquiring mounts and pets to help in combating hordes of monsters in instanced and world dungeons.

Rating: 12345 (6 ratings, average: 3.00 / 5)
Series: MU Online
Developer: WEBZEN
Publisher: WEBZEN
Type: Browser MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
PvP: Arenas
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Boss Raids

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the fantasy world of Tyria 250 years after the players’ defeat the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion and now in a time when the Elder Dragons have awoken. Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the classic MMORPG Guild Wars. The game offers a large variety of events, stories, scenarios and famously difficult puzzles and challenges.

Rating: 12345 (83 ratings, average: 4.10 / 5)
Series: Guild Wars
Developer: ArenaNet
Publisher: NCSOFT
Director: Mike O’Brien
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play, Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, World vs. World
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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FlyFF

FlyFF (Fly for Fun) is a fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ in which the most efficient way to progress is to work with other players in parties to level up by killing monsters that are spread throughout the world of Madrigal. Madrigal consists of a set a cluster of floating islands. Players can maneuver between them through various means including walking, teleportation and flight.

Rating: 12345 (17 ratings, average: 3.65 / 5)
Alternate Title: Fly for Fun
Developer: Gala Lab Corp. (Formerly Aeonsoft)
North American and European Publisher: Webzen, Inc.
Korean Publisher: Gala Lab Corp.
Japanese Publisher: Gala Japan Inc.
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
PvP: Duels, Sieges, Arenas, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting, Dungeons, Raids, Bosses, Flying Monsters

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ArcheAge

ArcheAge is a sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the world of Erenor, a vast and mysterious world filled with unclaimed land as far as the eye can see. The game offers a variety of unique features such as a judicial and trial system for outlaws, very realistic ocean and water physics, real estate manipulation and more. Other common features prominent in ArcheAge are farming, gliding and trade runs.

Publishing rights to North American and European regions were passed on from Trion Worlds to Gamigo Group in October 2018.

Rating: 12345 (146 ratings, average: 2.68 / 5)
Developer: XL Games
North American and European Publisher: Gamigo Group
Korean Publisher: XL Games
Russian Publisher: Mail.Ru
Chinese Publisher: Tencent Games
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Engine: CryEngine 3
PvP: Duels, Sieges, Events, Arenas, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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