A Tale in the Desert

A Tale in the Desert is a social focused MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in Ancient Egypt. The game offers no combat. Instead, there is a variety of social activities to provide the basis of most of the interaction that occur within the game. ATITD has a fore-game, mid-game and end-game that ends at an average rate of 1.5 years.

Rating: 12345 (24 ratings, average: 3.04 / 5)
Developer: Egenesis
Publisher: Desert Nomad Studios
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free, with monthly subscription beyond 24 hours
Platform: PC
PvP: None
PvE: None
Community Features: In-game currency, legal system, more

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Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that offers an open world divided into zones and nodes which are points where civilization can develop into villages, cities, and metropolis. Extending the game’s content further and the game’s housing system, politics, and many important features revolve around the node system. Other notable features include no fast travel, castle and node sieges, trade runs and a unique Player killing system.

Hype Level: 12345 (95 ratings, average: 4.12 / 5)
Developer: Intrepid Studios
Publisher: Intrepid Studios
Development Level: Partially Crowdfunded
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Release Date: TBD Before 2020
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world, Sieges, Node Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Darkfall: New Dawn

Darkfall: New Dawn is a heavily PvP-based open-world sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ and one of the many revivals of Darkfall Online. There are no classes in Darkfall: New Dawn, instead players must choose a race and alignment, then build their character however they desire. The game boasts true action combat with projectile physics and physics based movements.

Rating: 12345 (37 ratings, average: 3.03 / 5)
Series: Darkfall Online
Developer: Ub3rgames
Publisher:
Ub3rgames
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
PvP: Full loot open-world PvP, Large-scale Race Wars, Naval Battles
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Open-world Dungeons, World Bosses

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Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X is an anime MMORPG set in a fantasy world of Astoltia where the forces of light and darkness fight. Dragon Quest X is the tenth game in the series of JRPGs ‘Dragon Quest’. Players begin their adventures by choosing from one of six classes; Dwarf, Ogre, Puklip, Weddie, Elf or Human. Fight alongside team members to to collect magical gems and seal the Lord of Hell Nelgel. The game is currently only available in Japan.

Rating: 12345 (6 ratings, average: 3.33 / 5)
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Type: Anime MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: Wii, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Status: Released in Korea
PC Release Date: August 2, 2012
Nintendo Switch Release Date: July 26, 2018

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Eve Online

Eve Online is a space-based sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set over 21,000 years in the future. Humanity has drained most of Earth’s resources and have taken to the stars! Expansion has led to multiple factions fighting over the vast resources of the milky way, similar to that of the events that led to Earth’s demise.

Rating: 12345 (37 ratings, average: 3.62 / 5)
Developer:
CCP Games
Western Publisher: Simon & Schuster Interactive
Producer: Andie Nordgren
Type: Space Flight Simulation MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC, macOS
Engine: Trinity, Ambulation

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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV is fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the main area of Eorzea, a continent on the planet of Hydaelun. Players adventure as one of the six playable races. Starting the game, players wake with the ability to see the past. The PC version was originally released in September of 2010 and re-released in 2013 after a complete overhaul.

Rating: 12345 (84 ratings, average: 4.29 / 5)
Series: Final Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Directors: Nobuaki Komoto, Naoki Yoshida
Type: MMORPG
Model: Buy-to-play, Subscription
Platform: PC, PS4
Engine: Crystal Tools
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar is a sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that gives a mix of classic multiplayer RPG features and modern graphics. The game features single-player and multiplayer modes. The choices made by the players shape the world around them and affect other players greatly. It is seen by some as a spiritual successor to Ultima Online.

Rating: 12345 (11 ratings, average: 2.64 / 5)
Developer: Portalarium
Publisher: Portalarium
Type: Sandbox MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unity
Status: Early Access
Early Access: November 24, 2014
Release Date: TBD

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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is an action MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the same universe as the popular Star Wars franchise. Players choose to rally between the Sith Empire or the Galactic Republic as war becomes ever more evident. Venture into space and mysterious alien planets as a Jedi Knight, Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter or Smuggler. May the Force be with you!

Rating: 12345 (17 ratings, average: 3.47 / 5)
Developer: Bioware, Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Type: Sci-fi MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Hero Engine
Status: Released
European Release Date: December 20, 2011

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WildStar

WildStar is a sci-fi fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the planet of Nexus, where a race called the Eldan have disappeared. Now you and other fellow adventurers are re-discovering the planet and all the wealth it has to offer. The game combines sci-fi and fantasy elements with a fast-paced and wild action combat.

Rating: 12345 (14 ratings, average: 3.71 / 5)
Developer: Carbine Studios
Publisher: NCSoft
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Status: Shut Down
North American Release Date: May 8, 2014
Global Release Date: June 3, 2014
Shut Down Date: November 28, 2018

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