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MapleStory 2
MapleStory 2

RPG 10 October 2018

A sequel to the free MMORPG MapleStory created by Korean studio Nexon. The game has been developed along with its predecessor and is set in an earlier period, which resulted in many changes to the in-game world, both regarding the rebuilt locations and the appearance of enemies. The gameplay is based on that from the previous installment — it focuses mostly on exploring the fantasy world, completing various quests, developing your character, earning new equipment, and fighting your foes. Apart form the AI-controlled enemies, you can also fight other players in the PvP mode. The game differs from its predecessor mainly in terms of visuals — MapleStory 2 features 3D graphics and an isometric point of view.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

New World
New World

RPG TBA

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.

Bless Online
Bless Online

RPG Tuesday, 23 October 2018

An MMORPG produced by Korean studio NeoWiz Games in cooperation with Epic Games. Bless is set in a fantasy, medieval-like universe, where two mighty kingdoms: Hierapolis and Cosmopolis, engaged in a long-term conflict fueled by philosophy and religion. The main hero joins one of the conflicting sides trying to turn the tide in its favor. In accordance with the typical MMORPG formula, the game lets you pick a character class and develop the hero’s attributes as you gain experience. The developers provided a variety of missions and a dynamic combat system. The game’s high-quality visuals are powered by Unreal Engine 3.

Gloria Victis
Gloria Victis

RPG 2019

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.

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.

Lineage II
Lineage II

RPG 27 April 2004

Life is Feudal
Life is Feudal

RPG 17 October 2015

A sandbox MMORPG, whose main theme is survival in a dangerous world. The game was developed by the independent Russian studio BitBox. What sets this game apart from competition is the medieval setting, resulting in some limitations when it comes to available tools and working techniques. The game is set in an open world of 450 square kilometers, filled with natural resources and wild animals. The player’s main goal is to create a shelter from predators and enemies, as well as craft tools for everyday work. In order to do that you have to explore, gather resources, transform the land, and raise buildings. By engaging in certain activities you develop various crafting or fighting skills. Just like in other similar games, there are hundreds of players coexisting in one world, whom you can fight of cooperate with.

Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance
Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance

RPG TBA

Continuation of the popular series of MMORPGs created and expanded by the NCsoft Company. The developers decided that Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance will be a return to the roots of the series. The game once again takes place in a fantasy universe known very well by the fans. The story tells a tale of a conflict with the forces of evil. The fallen heroes begin to rise from their knees two hundred years after the armies of good were defeated. A new war begins and its outcome will be decided by the players. Similarly as in the previous installments of the series, the main part of the gameplay is based on creating an avatar and developing him. Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance stands out due to its advanced combat mechanics that allow the players to participate in spectacular battles and sieges.

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.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire
The Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire

RPG Monday, 22 October 2018

A large expansion pack for The Elder Scrolls Online, which is set in the Argonian homeland. In Murkmire, you can gain the trust of the Argonians, explore Black Marsh and the Xanmeer pyramids ruins, and discover the secret of the Hist, the land's conscious trees.

The Exiled
The Exiled

RPG December 2018

A sandbox MMORPG set in a dark fantasy world, focusing on PvP mode and interactions between players. We play as a person imprisoned in vast valley, where they must build a shelter, find allies and finally escape. This cannot be achieved without other players, but we also compete with them for resources crucial for survival and achieving our main objective. The Exiled gives us total freedom in developing the abilities of our character, though offensive skills are strictly bound to the weapon and equipment we wield. The battle system promotes good aim, timing and tactical sense. Instead of complex plot and side quests, the players are driven by constant competition with each other and need to protect their resources. On the other hand, working together brings more benefits than rivalry. Each server ends the game after some time and announces its winners.

Ashes of Creation
Ashes of Creation

RPG 2020

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.

Durango: Wild Lands
Durango: Wild Lands

RPG December 2018

A MMORPG developed by Korean studio What!. The players, survivors of a worldwide cataclysm that destroyed the human population, enter a hostile world inhabited by prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs or mammoths. We begin the game by creating our character – we can choose their sex, looks, and starting abilities. The action is seen from an isometric perspective. Living on one’s own is possible, albeit tough, considering numerous dangers and enemies that we may encounter - we can join one of growth-oriented player communities, living together in real time. Our goal is survival, which means searching for resources, growing food, creating necessary items, or even constructing various buildings. Moreover, groups of players can engage in big game hunting or PvP combat.

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.

Revelation Online
Revelation Online

RPG 07 August 2018

A fantasy MMORPG developed by NetEase. The plot of Revelation Online tells of a typical struggle between good and evil, and the players assume the role of heroes whose task is to defend the world of Nuanor from the forces of darkness. The key gameplay element is exploration of the vast world that is divided into ten provinces and three big cities. We also have to perform story quests and take part in so-called raids, during which we visit dungeons, find treasures, and face powerful enemies. There are several character classes at players’ disposal, each having different abilities that are developed with our progress. The main distinguishing feature of Revelation Online is the fact that our characters can fly (although you have to gain the 29th level first) in addition to walking. Moreover, the developers prepared three different control schemes so every player can pick the one they prefer.