Here is our Top 10 Free to Play MMORPG games:
It’s looking less and less like a Perfect World, and so Forsaken World couldn’t be a more appropriate name for a new free MMORPG from the same studio. It’s also a great one at that, offering an original mix of Western and Eastern cultures, supported by some impressive visuals and a nice range of races and classes.
Play Now Free: Forsaken World
9-Perfect World International
It may not be the most recent game, but it managed to support the passing of the years thanks to the great polish, the vast content – with regular updates making it even more gigantic – and plenty of things to do. Sadly, there are some shortcomings, such as the not particularly exciting combat, but the qualities by far outweigh the flaws.
8-DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online failed to be the definite superhero MMO players are so desperate to get their hands on and so the obvious way to get a larger playerbase was to make it F2P. It worked, but didn’t change the fact that the game still has some flaws and lacks content. However, the cities are beautifully recreated and combat is really fun.
Allods Online is as much compared to World of Warcraft as Runes of Magic is, but just like the Frogster game, it has a lot of qualities to stand on its own feet. Some players tend to overlook the great visuals and the appealing world, along with the astral battles. It’s a very polished experience and one that may not look incredibly original, but it sure plays great.
6-Age of Conan: Unchained
After a few years as a subscription-based MMORPG, Age of Conan went free-to-play and is another great MMO with some distinctive qualities. It’s hard to find another F2P game with graphics as breathtaking as this, but that’s not all: the unique combat system is something that makes it very different from combat in games such as The Lord of the Rings Online or Runes of Magic. Adventure in Age of Conan: Unchained without fear… except that of the massive client download.
5-Runes of Magic
Many times dismissed as a World of Warcraft copycat, Runes of Magic managed to earn a reputation through time thanks not only to features such as the deep character creation tool and the multi-class system, but also due to the regular chapter updates that add a lot of content to the game. The game world is incredibly vast and there’s a lot of fun to be had… unless you’re tired of WoW or can’t stand some grinding.
Vindictus is an action-RPG but we decided to include it in our top MMORPG due to the qualities that this Nexon game has. Which qualities, some of you would say? Well, for starters, the amazing hack and slash combat, or the interaction with the environment. We could also highlight the great visuals and the overall polish put in this game. If you prefer a bit more action with your RPG, then Vindictus is a game you can’t miss.
Aion followed on the footsteps of other retail MMO games and included a free to play model in the first months of 2012. The world of Atreia turned into something of a desert in just a couple of years and the new model helped give it a much needed second breath, and in good time, since this is a game with many qualities. The nice (although far from original) visuals mix eastern and western influences and the distinctive feature of flight helps create a beautiful vertical game world and brings some additional depth to combat.
Play Now Free: Aion: Ascension
2-Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited
Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is a great game in many aspects, offering a varied experience. The character creation is nice and combat offers a great deal of options. Same goes for the user interface, allowing for some welcome customization. The grinding is reduced to a minimum and there is a nice assortment of quest types and tasks to complete.
1-The Lord of the Rings Online
Players who like their MMO games with a nice backstory should look no further than The Lord of the Rings Online. The story-driven gameplay is something that is still lacking in most free to play games and the level of character customization is a plus. Quests are usually fun to do and grinding isn’t encouraged, since it’s not very rewarding. It’s also a game with some great visuals that will mostly, but not exclusively, appreciated by fans of the book and movies.
Remember to express your opinion in the comments, if there are other games that deserve to feature here. This top will be regularly updated with the best free to play MMO games, so check back often!