Top 10 Greatest MMORPG Games of All Time

We all remember how utterly addictive certain fantasy worlds can be that we lose the track of time and reality. For any MMORPGer real world seems futile compared to these worlds and today we mark the greatest titles of the genre which changed the world we live in as our reality.  Here is the list of Top 10 MMORPG  Games of All Time.

10. FINAL FANTASY XI

I know many might wonder what this game is doin on this list while others might be joyed to have their favourite game at point included. Nevertheless, we cannot forget what FFXI did to the genre since its release a decade ago in 2012. We all can relate how utterly engaging Final Fantasy can be but it could not maintain its graphics and visual with the time as it did with its offline successors of the series. Widely famous in Japan in particular FFXI has always had decent number of active accounts and with latest releases it hopes in doing even better but it is yet to be seen how good Square Enix can hold off against MMORPG powehouses Blizzard and Turbine.

9.  ANARCHY ONLINE

It might not be the most popular MMORPG or even close at the moment it will certainly go down as one of the most prominent games of the genre. Talking about one of the best MMORPG of all time it would be a huge disrespect to exclude Anarchy Online which was Funcom’s giant at the time of its release back in 2001. It was the first in the genre to include a science fiction setting, free trails, dynamic quests,instancing and in game advertisement which initially paved the way for modern MMORPG. It is the oldest survivor in this genre.

8. Dark Age of Camelot

Discussing greatest MMORPG of all times, Dark Age of Camelot (DAoC) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011 and without a doubt it is still one of the most popular MMORPG there is even after a decade. Its medieval fantasy world has been ever engaging gamers, although down to clusters of servers today it is still very fun and very much alive. It is no surprise to know that many of veteran MMORPG gamers today started their journey in the genre with this masterpiece which later paved way to its succerors.

7.  DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ONLINE

After the start of Free to Play, Turbine, Inc, for Microsoft Windows have brought their MMORPG title back on the competition amogst other powehouse of its genre. Still favoured by its loyal gamers D&D still remains on the race of supreme MMORPG in 2012. With latest improvements and regular update the number of users are climbing up and look promising enough to have D&D on the list of best MMORPG ever for quite some time in near future.

6. Eve Online

CCP Games with their epic ingame depth and endless possibilities in their hugely favoured MMORPG Eve Online shows signs of genre domination in future. This already stunning and mentally arresting game which might have set off its beginning gamers due to its complexity and in-depth gameplay steadily rises amongst others in its genre. Many believe this one will set the new pace in for MMORPG in the coming age even after the face of the chart toppers changes. Eve Online is here for the long run. In a galaxy of over 7,500 star systems the only limitation is your imagination.

5. The Lord of The Rings Online

LoTRO, as fan call it was released in 2007 by Turbine, based on immensely popular book and movie of the same name. It was originally subscription based only but now is a Free to Play MMORPG. With updates and expansions even every few years LoTRO and recently added Free to Play, has been able to increase their number gamers through out the years. Its fine edge graphics and PvM, Player vs Monster feature sets it aside from other similar games of the genre. It is still very popular MMORPG and one of the best games for fans of the series with its latest expansion to be released in September 2012.

4. EVERQUEST 2

An installation to famous MMORPG Everquest of 1999, Everquest 2 developed by Sony Online Entertainment, shipped on 2004 becomes a new sensation in its genre. With latest graphical advancements and gameplay improvements over its predecessor, Everquest 2 has established itself as one of the best game in the genre. Many believe it is the best MMORPG experience they have had but it is making a steady climb to rival the most popular and successful counterparts such as Wow and RuneScape.

3. Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is one of its kind MMORPG which features a storyline that is responsive to player’s actions. Though this might now sound new in single player games but its is completely new for multiplayer environment. Developed by ArenaNet, this MMORPG has a long list of faithful gamers but it is yet to see how good it holds in sustaining its submission-free business model. If everything goes as good as it looks then ArenaNet might have what it takes to overthrow WoW from its throne in the near future.

2. RuneScape

RuneScape is a fantasy MMORPG published by Jagex Games Studio in January 2001. Since its release more than a decade ago it still has approximately 10 million active accounts per month with nearly 200 million registered accounts, still being arguably one of the best MMORPG of all time. Recognized by the Guiness World Records as the world’s most popular free MMORPG, RuneScape still holds supreme after more than a decade. The fight is still on for the throne as new and advanced counterparts compete with the veteran MMORPG for the title of the most popular one in the genre but RuneScape has come a long way with ther graphical browser game now updated in HD following harsh criticism in the past. It is simple with no downloads, all you need is internet, browser and a free account to play.

1. WORLD OF WARCRAFT

Yes, we all knew which was on the top of the list but still your wait is over. For anyone who has a little knowledge about MMORPG, World of Warcraft (often abbreviated as WoW) is not a new name. Since the first game realease of Warcraft Universe back in 1994, Blizzard Entertainment has remained remarkbly consistent with their update bringing massively addictive gameplay and endless gaming hours for their loyal gamers by constantly engaging them into their Warcraft Saga, also making new ones on the way. The relentless hours of gameplay with stunning graphics and never ending quests and new realms, MMORPG gamers around the world have been hynotized with WoW for years now. World of Warcraft remains the most-subscribed MMORPG and also holds the Guiness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers and it does not seems like its gonna let go without a proper duel.

     

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