The Best Role Playing Games OnlinePosted on September 12th, 2014 No comments
Online role playing games have long been a popular genre. However, over the course of the last few years, an influx of new releases have made it one of the most competitive game genres on the gaming market. Here, we look at some of the best online RPGs currently available.
Set in a medieval fantasy realm, RuneScape does not employ linear storylines and instead allows players to create an avatar and choose their own objectives, fights and goals. With more than 200 million accounts registered, it is currently recognised as the world’s largest free MMORPG by the Guinness Book of World Records.
World of Warcraft
The fourth game in the Warcraft franchise, World of Warcraft is an MMORPG, which allows players to create an avatar, explore its universe, complete quests and interact with other players, as well as various non-player characters. World of Warcraft requires a subscription and with more than 7 million subscribers, it is currently the most popular subscription-only MMORPG. As a result, it is also the highest-grossing video game of all time.
TERA converted from a pay-to-play to a free-to-play MMORPG in 2013 and has emerged as a very popular choice of online role playing game. Making use of an open action, real-time combat system and featuring a unique politcal aspect, TERA bucks many of the trends associated with MMORPGs, such as TAB-targeting.
Developed by Eyedentity, Dragon Nest makes use of excellent graphics and anime-style visuals. Much like TERA, it makes use of a non-targeting combat system, ensuring players maintain full control of their characters. Free-to-play and fast-paced, Dragon Nest is a solid all-round online RPG experience.