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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

RPG 04 April 2014

A MMORPG set in The Elder Scrolls universe. The Elder Scrolls Online was created by the more than 250-people-strong team of ZeniMax Online Studios. The game is set 1,000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. House of Thern wants to reclaim its former power and strikes a deal with the necromancer Mannimarco. Little do they know of his pact with the demonic prince Molag Bal, who wants to take over the world. The player's character can side with one of three major factions (Ebonheart Pact, Aldmeri Dominium, and Daggerfall Covenant), as well as join numerous minor organizations, such as mages guild, fighters guild, or the thieves guild. Gameplay combines elements well-known to TES fans and features typical MMORPG mechanics.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

RPG 04 June 2019

The third The Elder Scrolls Online extension, which introduces the title desert land, the homeland of the Khajiit race, filled with new tasks, challenges or dungeons. Add-on also adds Necromancer to the list of character classes. The plot revolves around the awakening and invasion of dragons.

Black Desert Online
Black Desert Online

RPG 17 December 2014

A high fantasy MMORPG. Black Desert is a debut project of the Korean studio Pearl Abyss, created in cooperation with the industry veteran, Dae-Il Kim, creator of RYL Online and Continent of Ninth. The game is set in a dark and gloomy world rocked by a conflict raging between two powers – The Calpheon Republic and Valencia Kingdom. As befits a MMORPG, players create their own avatars and then explore numeours vast locations, earn experience, and collect more and more valuable items. What sets Black Desert apart from similar titles is complex combat mechanics that puts reflexes and player’s skills above character attributes, as well as the unique, extremely powerful character creation tool.

Phantasy Star Online 2
Phantasy Star Online 2

RPG 28 February 2013

Continuation of the popular Japanese MMORPG set in the realities of science fiction. As members of the Galactic Investigative Group Arks, we travel around the cosmos and explore unknown planets. There are three races to choose from (human, newman and cast) and the same number of classes (Hunter, Ranger and Force). The fight is definitely more arcade than in the previous editions of the cycle.

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic

RPG 20 December 2011

An MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe and a spiritual successor to the Knights of the Old Republic series. It was created by a seasoned RPG developer, BioWare Studios, also known for such cult titles as Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect. The game lets you choose between the dark or the light side of the Force and create a unique avatar, selecting from 8 available classes. Gameplay focuses on exploration, combat, and developing your hero’s skills, although much emphasis is put on the story presented in the distinctive BioWare style. It is possible to play solo, but the game’s essence is about playing together with friends. The game lets you join a team and either complete story-related missions together or compete against others in one of PvP modes. A great deal of vast locations – both well-known to the Star Wars fans as well as brand new ones – await to be explored.

Albion Online
Albion Online

RPG 17 July 2017

A free-to-play MMORPG set in a fantasy world and a debut project of the German developer Sandbox Interactive. The game’s universe is shaped entirely by players’ actions, who craft their own tools as well as build settlements and towns. The complex in-game economy system lets you e.g. rent production buildings or lease plots of land to other players. Apart from typical RPG story missions, an essential part of Albion Online are duels between players in PvP mode. The game’s world is split into 800 territories that can be conquered by players’ guilds, seeking valuable resources. Real-time combat uses mechanics typical of hack-and-slash games. While you are offline your territories are protected by a magic aura, so that battles can be fought only between online players. The game features a unique microtransaction system – a commission is drawn from transactions between players.

Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2

RPG 28 August 2012

The sequel to a highly popular MMO game set in fantasy world, developed by NCSoft’s studio ArenaNet. The story begins 250 years after the events shown in the Guild Wars: Eye of the North expansion. Due to the return of ancient dragons, the world has changed significantly. Many towns and regions were destroyed beyond recovery. New technologies appeared as well (e.g. gunpowder), which had a visible effect on the lives of inhabitants. Similarly to its 2005 predecessor, players start their journey in Guild Wars 2 by creating a hero, choosing from 5 playable races and 8 classes. The gameplay has been designed mainly with small character parties in mind, making it easier to earn experience and precious loot. The game stands out with its high quality visuals and atmospheric soundtrack composed by Jeremy Soule.

World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft

RPG 23 November 2004

An overwhelmingly popular MMORPG set in the universe known from a cult series of RTS games from Blizzard Entertainment. Several years after the events of WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, Azeroth is still being shaken by the conflict between the new two opposing factions. The Alliance assembles Men, Dwarves, Night Elves, and Gnomes. On the other side of conflict there is the Horde, consisting of Orcs, Taurens, Undead, and Trolls. In the game you pledge your allegiance to either of the two, create a character by picking one of multiple races and professions, and join thousands of other players from all over the globe in exploration of the vast game world, fighting dangerous foes, and facing various challenges, which are constantly being expanded by Blizzard’s developer team. As you progress in the game, your character develops according to the frames set by the canon of computer role-playing games. In order to play World of Warcraft you must buy the game and pay a monthly subscription.

Neverwinter
Neverwinter

RPG 20 June 2013

An online RPG game set in a high fantasy world. It was developed by Cryptic - a team popular mainly for City of Heroes and Champions Online. The game is based on the popular Dungeons & Dragons RPG system and the story takes place in the Forgotten Realms universe. Dark forces have taken over a large area in the titular city. Called in by the Lord Protector, fearless heroes and adventurers arrive to face the evil beings. The gameplay focuses on cooperation of five players assembled into a party that traverses dungeons filled with different dangers. The mechanics combine elements of MMOs and action RPGs and are based on the rules of the fourth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Neverwinter stands out with its simplicity-driven editor tools allowing for creation of numerous new adventures.

Astellia Online
Astellia Online

RPG August 2019

A game belonging to the MMORPG genre, whose mechanics in many ways reaches back to its roots. The action of this production takes place in the colorful world of fantasy, and the graphic design presents a really high level. The title was developed by studio 8.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

RPG 14 August 2018

The seventh expansion for World of Warcraft, focusing on the rivalry between the two most important factions of Azeroth, the Alliance and the Horde. The expansion adds two new continents, a range of quests and enemies, as well as previously unavailable game modes.

TERA
TERA

RPG 01 May 2012

TERA is a fantasy MMORPG developed by Bluehole. During our adventures we play as members of the Valkyon Federation, an alliance of races inhabiting the game’s world. Our task is to protect it from various internal and external threats. The players have eight classes and six races to choose from. Among them we will find not only humans and elves, but also completely new races, created specially for the game. TERA is a third-person game set in a big, open world. Its economic and political structures are shaped by the players themselves. What makes TERA shine among other MMORPGs is the game's combat system. Effects of our attacks are based on our relative position against the enemy, which makes TERA more like an arcade game in terms of combat. That is why it is advisable to use a gamepad when playing.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

RPG 02 July 2019

The third expansion to the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which offers players new character classes, a new playable race, as well as locations, missions, and raids. The players will also find dozens of new items, weapons, and materials, as well as many improvements to existing gameplay mechanics.

MU Legend
MU Legend

RPG 07 August 2018

A sequel to one of the most popular Korean MMORPG games. MU2 is a title produced and published by Webzen Inc. The game is set on the mythic continent of Mu which, according to the theories of James Churchward, was inhabited by the ancient civilization of Naacal. Players assume the roles of heroes seeking fortune, adventures, and some monsters to hunt for in this legendary realm. Gameplay in MU2 focuses on dynamic combat resembling typical hack-and-slash mechanics. As an MMO, the game offers extensive social features, letting you communicate with friends, form teams, and create clans. High quality visuals in MU2 are powered by the popular Unreal Engine 3.

Crowfall
Crowfall

RPG 2019

An online RPG with numerous strategic elements, created by ArtCraft, a studio comprising some seasoned developers. In Crowfall: Throne War the player creates his own character, who then sets off on numerous campaigns taking place across many peculiar realms. After some time, each of these worlds is irreversibly annihilated forcing our protagonist to search for the necessary resources and glory in other universes. The hero the players get to control can represent different races, classes, and factions, each one featuring a unique set of skills, which gives the players much freedom during the character creation process. The battle for domination over particular worlds can take from one up to three months, during which the players compete for resources and rare pieces of equipment. Everything the players salvage can be later used in special zones under their rule. After a world is destroyed, our protagonist has to set off on another campaign, which might be governed by completely different rules.

Ashes of Creation
Ashes of Creation

RPG 2021

An MMORPG title set in a fantasy world developed by Interpid Studios, which was established by veteran developers. Ashes of Creation takes us to a fantasy land which experienced a cataclysm a long time ago. Now there are only remains of the civilization, and when the members of sentient species regained rule over the land, they also woke up an old threat. We create our own hero choosing one of eight races with different specializations. Gameplay isn’t much different from what we can see in other games from the genre, though we can get our own land to build a house and take one of the many available jobs. One noteworthy feature is a vast and varied world, which is shaped by players’ actions alongside plot.

New World
New World

RPG 2020

New World is a MMORPG developed by Amazon Game Studios. The game takes us to a vast, open world inspired by the aesthetics and atmosphere of the 17th-century South American colonies and the beliefs of people who lived there. We can focus on playing alone or join forces with other players. It is up to us to retake areas overrun by monsters in order to establish new villages. We can craft new tools and weapons, farm, or even try to survive in the wilderness where we will have to face not only monsters but also bandits. New World focuses on the community, which can be seen in the game's integration with Twitch. The game is based on technology created specifically for its needs, which allowed for the creation of a highly detailed environment with advanced character models and particle effects.

Hellgate: London
Hellgate: London

RPG 31 October 2007

A debut project of Flagship Studios, whose founders were employees of Blizzard North, creators of Diablo II, among others. No wonder that the game was created in the atmosphere of the legendary Diablo, combining elements of shooters and RPG.

Aion
Aion

RPG 25 November 2008

Aion is an MMORPG developed by the Korean developer NCSoft, known for creating the popular Lineage series. The game takes the player to a fantastical land of Atreia, divide by a cataclysm into two separate parts. The part of the world that is suffused with sunlight is inhabited by the so-called Elvos, who represent positive and enlightened values; the dark part of the world is home to Asmodians - distrustful and dangerous humans living across the ice-bound territories. The two parts of the world are separated by the Abyss - a battlefield between the feuding factions. Players have to choose a side in this conflict and lead to battle a character representing one of four main classes - a warrior, a scout, a priest, or a mage. Upon reaching a particular experience level, one can select two additional specialties. In comparison to similar games, Aion stands out in terms of its in-game world design - in the first locations one does not meet any foes controlled by the members of the enemy faction, fighting only AI-controlled minions. At the later stages of the game, the players are bound to encounter portals that take them to the lands occupied by the opposing faction - in such situations, the player has to fight characters controlled by other players. Thus, weak characters should join a group of other heroes or one of the so-called legions. Interestingly enough, apart from completing consecutive quests and battling foes, one can develop their skills in one of the several available professions (e.g. foraging, tailoring, and cooking). The game delivers also crafting mechanics allowing the players to improve their inventory. The built-in encyclopedia is a rich source of in-game lore. Aion features high-quality visuals based on the CryEngine technology.

Gloria Victis
Gloria Victis

RPG TBA

An MMORPG set in the Medieval Ages, developed by independent Polish studio Black Eye Games. Gloria Victis was designed as an alternative to many similar Asian MMO games, which usually fail to represent the actual feel of the Medieval period and its socio-economic realities. The game is set on the continent devastated by a long war and crusades, where the leaders of the most powerful nations still fight for dominance. Your character is thrown in the middle of that conflict. Although the hero will belong to one of four archetypes, the character progression offers a large degree of freedom (no classes or professions). As you play, you get to explore the vast world, tale part in various missions, and fight opponents with a wide arsenal of weapons characteristic for the period. Much emphasis was put on the complex economy, crafting system with 10 specializations, and social features, e.g. creating player guilds.

ArcheAge
ArcheAge

RPG 16 September 2014

A fantasy MMORPG by Korean studio XL Games (the creators of Civilization Online). ArcheAge is set in a fantasy world, which used to be jointly ruled by eight races. Eventually, they divided into two rivaling factions and settled on two separate continents. The story by Jeon Min Hee allows you to discover the reasons of the conflict, which has lasted for 2000 years. Like classic MMORPG productions, you create your own player character by choosing one of the four available character classes or creating a custom one. The game takes place in an open, dynamic world. The spectacular visuals of ArcheAge are provided by the CryEngine3, known from such games as Crysis 2 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2.

Ascent: Infinite Realm
Ascent: Infinite Realm

RPG 2020

A MMORPG that enables the players to enter an unusual world that combines steampunk with fantasy. During the game, the players can control mechs, fight dragons, fly airships and use magic.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

RPG 06 June 2017

Another large expansion pack for an MMORPG entitled The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (created by ZeniMax Online Studios). The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - Morrowind gives us an opportunity to visit the island of Vvardenfell, which is located in the titular province of Morrowind. The plot revolves around a mysterious sickness which has taken its toll on Vivec - a member of the Trinity of divine entities that have guarded this part of the world. The player's task will be to find the medicine and restore Vivec to health. Exploration and completing different quests given by the inhabitants of an extensive world remain the core of the experience. Fighting various enemies is another important part of the game. Although one can experience what this world has to offer solo, the adventure gets deeper when the player is accompanied by others. Apart from an additional place to explore and a new storyline, the add-on introduces a new character class, that is, the Warden. This class makes a great use of the magic of nature, but is also supported in combat by a tamed bear. A new PvP mode constitutes another novelty - the Battlegrounds are focused on three teams of four players fighting one another.

DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online

RPG 11 January 2011

DC Universe Online is an action MMO, set in the worlds and locations of DC Comics comics. In the game we create our own hero and determine whether he belongs to a good or bad faction. Along with the performance of particular tasks, our character develops and acquires new skills. The game is distinguished by the high interaction of objects. Since October 2011 the game has been free of charge due to the transition to free-to-play model.

Therian Saga
Therian Saga

RPG 18 February 2014

An extensive browser MMORPG, the action of which takes us to the deserted 700 years ago continent of Myriaden, putting the player in the role of a colonist looking for wealth and fame. The game stands out from other similar titles, focusing on exploration and an extremely complex system of craftsmanship, allowing our hero to become an absolutely unique character. A characteristic element is also the economy co-created by the players, who independently produce items necessary for representatives of other professions.