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 (9 ratings, average: 2.89 / 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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Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online (검은사막) is a sandbox and action combat MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with fast-paced action combat, huge world bosses, and intense large-scale player versus player combat.

Rating: 12345 (99 ratings, average: 3.45 / 5)
Developer: Pearl Abyss
South Korean Publisher: Kakao Games
South American Publisher: RedFox Games
Russian Publisher: GameNet
Type: MMORPG
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: “Black Desert” Engine
PvP: Sieges, Clan War, Duels, Open World, Caravans
PvE: Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals

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Dark and Light

Dark and Light is a fantasy survival sandbox multiplayer online game set in a magical open-world with beautiful landscapes, mythical creatures, taming, and vast resources to harvest and collect. Craft, build and use powerful spells to survive against other players and the incredible mythical creatures that roam the world.

Rating: 12345 (20 ratings, average: 2.45 / 5)
Developer: Snail Games USA
Publisher:
Snail Games USA
Type: MMO
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
PvP: Open-world, Cross server, Sieges
PvE: World bosses, Dungeons
Status: Early access on Steam

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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 (54 ratings, average: 4.06 / 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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Life is Feudal: MMO

Life is Feudal: MMO is a hardcore open-world sandbox MMO or ‘massively multiplayer online game’ which allows you and thousands of others to explore a huge world. Join with others to create guilds and kingdoms, trade resources and shape the world however you like. Create towns deep underground or sculpt giant pyramids or castles in the sky!

Rating: 12345 (7 ratings, average: 3.86 / 5)
Developer: Bitbox, Ltd.
Publisher: 
Bitbox, Ltd.
Type: MMO
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Torque Engine 3d
PvP: Full loot open-world PvP, Sieges, Guild vs. Guild
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Raids, Minigames
Status: Early access on Steam

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Project: Gorgon

Project: Gorgon is a sandbox, skill oriented, primarily PvE MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ 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. The game takes the relationship between action and consequence seriously.

Rating: 12345 (12 ratings, average: 4.00 / 5)
Developer: Elder Game Studios
Publisher: Elder Game Studios
Development Level: Indie
Type: MMORPG
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unity
PvP: Duels, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Open-world Dungeons, Instanced Dungeons, World Bosses

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Revelation Online

Revelation Online is a Wuxia-themed MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in a world frequented with flying dragons and powerful heroes. The game’s world is a seamless open-world with near-unrestricted flight. There are instanced areas such as housing, battlegrounds and dungeons. The combat features extend and make use of the game’s flight system.

Rating: 12345 (37 ratings, average: 2.62 / 5)
Developer: NetEase
Chinese Publisher: NetEase
Western Publisher: Mail.ru/My.com subsidiary
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: BigBang (in-house developed engine)
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, Open-world, Crime System
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Ranked Dungeons, Challenges, Instanced Dungeons, Raids, 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 (13 ratings, average: 3.69 / 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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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 (35 ratings, average: 3.86 / 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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Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift is an open-world MMO Sandbox or ‘massively multiplayer online sandbox game’, where players can explore and design a world full of floating islands. Build your own skyship and compete for resources as you explore a world that is shaped by the players themselves.

Rating: 12345 (2 ratings, average: 2.50 / 5)
Developer: Bossa Studios
Publisher:
Bossa Studios
Type: MMO
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unity, SpatialOS
PvP: Open-world
PvE: Flying combat, Monster Hunting Quests
Status: Early access on Steam

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