The situation in the world has affected almost all aspects of our lives, including games. What's interesting, however, is that MMO games flourished during a period of social distance and can still boast servers filled to the brim. So, we decided to prepare a short guide to the most popular massively-multiplayer games, which are worth reaching for when you're missing company. Or if you're looking for competition, because such an option also exists!
Everything can happen in MMO, if you are brave enough
MMO games are actually not a very specific genre – the umbrella term spans a collection of network games that are difficult to clearly define. MMOs are often extremely diverse productions, which have nothing to do with each other except the aspect of massive multiplayer. In this compilation, we focused on the more undefined games that cannot be assigned to a specific category.
There won't be MOBA games, for example, or network survival games such as Rust or ARK: Survival Evolved. There is also no room for games like Path of Exile – these games have their clearly defined type, although with a bit of goodwill they could be classified as MMOs. However, we wanted to avoid confusing definitions and to focus on games that aren't as clear-cut.
10. World of Tanks
- Business model: free-to-play with microtransactions (almost pay-to-play)
- Platform: PC
World of Tanks is a self-described MMO game focused on tanks. And it really is all about the modern, heavy metal war engines. You can customize the tank crew, choose a tank from a few, extensive technological trees, and then head into battle! During the matches, our main task is to stop the opponents from occupying our base, while eliminating them as soon as the opportunity arises.
Tanks in World of Tanks are divided into categories that correspond to the functions performed on the battlefield. The machines are divided into different tiers, and there is definitely plenty to choose from. The game's also pretty popular, so there's many players at any given time, and the best fun you can have is after joining a clan. This title is a simulator on the one hand, and an arcade game on the other, often described as a shooter, just with tanks. Battles take place on open maps, but clashes as such are instantiated. It is also worth adding that World of Tanks has dedicated versions for consoles and mobile devices.
In a nutshell
Who's this game for? For fans of movies like Fury, and people who don't mind spending some money on premium stuff.
Is it supported on regular basis? Yeah.
Is it pay-to-win? The shop greatly affects the gameplay, especially at higher levels.
How about War Thunder?
People who do not like World of Tanks, should give War Thunder a chance. Especially since this title allows access to a more diverse pool of machines, including ships and airplanes. If you want, you can fight only planes or ships, but there are also modes combining different vehicles on one battlefield!