The Best Buy To Play MMORPG & MMO Games Of All Time As Of 2020
Buy-to-Play, abbreviated as B2P or BTP is a revenue model for games that can only be installed and played once purchased. Not to be confused with subscription-based games that limits access based on time, buy-to-play games can be accessed for an unlimited amount of time after purchasing. Some of the games listed below offer free trial periods.
Here is a list of the best buy-to-play MMOs of all time! This is an on-going list that will be updated over time.
Developer: Black Eye Games
Publisher: Black Eye Games
PvP: Low-fantasy open-world PvP, Castle battles, Realistic stronghold defense/siege
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons
Gloria Victis is a medieval-themed MMORPG that aims to provide realistic themes. For instance, the PvP takes place in real-time in the open-world with no instances of any kind. Players fight for realistic goals such as territory control in lifelike scenarios with non-target combat, sandbox crafting and a player-driven economy.
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Publisher: Kakao Games
PvP: Sieges, Clan Wars, Duels, Battlegrounds, Open World, Caravans
PvE: Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals
Black Desert Online is a sandbox and action combat MMORPG that offers a fast-paced action combat and intense large-scale, coordinated, open world PvP like guild wars and sieges. After reaching level 40, players can activate PvP mode. The game’s graphics went through a massive overhaul that was called “Black Desert: Remastered”.
PvP: Open-world/free-for-all PvP, Partial loot drop from killed players
PvE: Monster Hunting For Resources
Crowfall, the “throne war” MMORPG is played across finite campaigns that can last for months. During the campaigns, the open world is up for grabs. Players battle over resourceful areas. The game offers player-created ever-lasting hubs called “The Eternal Kingdoms” to make use of the bounties gained from the long PvP campaigns. Players can play any of the available characters at any time. The combat system is non-target action style.
Developer: Intrepid Studios
Publisher: Intrepid Studios
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world, Sieges, Node Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World
Ashes of Creation is an upcoming MMORPG 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.
Publisher: Sandbox Interactive
Developer: Sandbox Interactive
PvP: Guild vs. Guild, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons
Albion Online is a full-loot MMORPG that offers a world divided into different colored zones with their own set of rules. Risk versus reward makes doing any progressive activity an exciting experience for PvP lovers. Some are discouraged by this type of gameplay, while others love the thrill of risking it all for a bountiful reward.
Developer: Elder Game Studios
Publisher: Elder Game Studios
PvP: Duels, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Open-world Dungeons, Instanced Dungeons, World Bosses
Project: Gorgon is a sandbox, skill oriented, primarily PvE MMORPG in which a large variety of combat and life skill types determine what each player is able to do and what role a player ultimately end up playing. Interacting with NPCs is a huge part of the gameplay with each NPC having its own personality and preferences.
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
PvP: Duels, Alliance Wars, Battlegrounds, Sieges
PvE: Quests, Public & Instanced Dungeons, Bosses, Trials, Arenas
The Elder Scrolls Online’s gameplay consists mainly of non-linear content such as quests, random scenarios and free-roaming exploration. The game’s lore is always expanding.
PvP: Arenas, World vs. World, Conquest, Battlegrounds, Team Deathmatch, Stronghold
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
The core version of Guild Wars 2 is free to try, but the majority of the game’s content is buy-to-play. Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the classic MMORPG Guild Wars. The game offers a large variety of events, stories, scenarios, PvE content, PvP content, and famously difficult puzzles.