2021 was extremely important for the MMORPG genre, which has been stagnating for a long time. It is in the last few months we have received a lot of interesting alternatives to existing games – just to mention New World, Elyon or Bless Unleashed. But this won't be about them! After all, MMORPGs are judged not by how they begin, but by how they end. That is why we created a ranking of productions that have stood the test of time and can boast regular updates and an active community – you can simply rely on them.
What can I play?!
The list below is the top of the genre, taking into account the popularity of a given MMORPG and the frequency of updates. You could say that you will find the biggest productions of this kind here, but these less popular titles are also worth attention. Nevertheless, some methodology had to be adopted in this case – remember about it when you start whining about the lack of your favorite production on our list.
10. Phantasy Star Online 2
- Business model: free-to-play with microtransactions
- Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
We've been waiting a long time for Phantasy Star Online 2 . This game has been available in Japan since 2013, but it can be played in the United States and Europe only from 2020. Thanks to this, however, we got the entire content right away, with all the updates released in the meantime. This, in turn, makes Phantasy Star Online 2 suffice for dozens of hours of fun. Provided, of course, you do not mind the style of anime.
The problem with Phantasy Star Online 2 was that the game was only available through the Microsoft Store for a long time, and it was not fully functional. But ever since you can play via Steam as well, things are much better. There is no shortage of players, as well as items to obtain and unlock. Especially if you like to min-max your character – there are plenty of opportunities to acquire and upgrade equipment. Added to this is an extremely dynamic combat system, as well as opponents so huge the cover the entire screen, so there's no question of boredom!
IN A NUTSHELL
Who's this game for? For people who prefer arcade PvE clashes with huge opponents, and also want to get better and better equipment.
Is it regularly supported? Yes, although updates could be a little quicker.
Similar games: Monster Hunter: World , Vindictus .
Is it pay-to-win? The store doesn't affect the gameplay in any meaningful way.
How about Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis?
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is just a nicer version of Phantasy Star Online 2 , but without the full content of the original. Currently, New Genesis is just beginning in terms of the number of offered attractions. Nevertheless, it is related to the discussed MMORPG, so it is also worth checking it out as well. Especially since there are already new games on the horizon!