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.
NCSoft’s quarterly earnings report for Q1 2018 have just been released and while the company’s giant spike in mobile games revenue continues to even out, several MMORPG titles appear to be making a comeback.
Guild Wars 2 sales dropped by 32% in comparison to the previous quarter. This is to be expected considering the stabilization after the success of the Path of Fire expansion in Q4 of 2017. Aion’s sales jumped by 48% which was fueled by the change in monetization scheme. Comparing the sales of NCSoft’s top PC games, Blade & Soul is leading the way as their highest source of income from PC games. As a speculation, this could be the result of the combination of a large number of updates done to Blade & Soul in the recent months and the hype from Blade & Soul Mobile at the end of last year.
PvP (player versus player) has always been a highly criticized criteria when it comes to MMORPGs. Some desire harsh-punishing and ‘hardcore’ systems that let you take the loot of your fallen enemies, some desire optional or casual instanced-based arenas, while others would rather walk a different path altogether. Here is a list of MMORPGs from the current decade with impressive PvP.
We are listing these games based on release dates in descending order. This is an on-going list that will be updated every time a new impressive PvP centric MMORPG reveals itself.