The competition in the free MMORPG space has gotten remarkably intense in the past few years, as more and more top notch games get converted to free-to-play models, and new games hit the market reveling in their unabashed freeness. Because of all the fierce competition, free games are no longer guaranteed to develop large fanbases just because they’re free, like many of the first free MMORPGs did.

This is of course good news for all of us gamers, as it means free-to-play MMORPGs are higher quality than ever, and there are more sub-genres and styles of free MMO’s available than ever before. Check out our top 10 free MMORPG’s to play in 2014 list and come back later for more updates!

10. Dungeons and Dragons Online

DDO seemed to have everything going for it upon its initial release, but never seemed to find an audience. It had great graphics, a unique play style, and the pedigree of one of the best MMO developers behind it in Turbine. Despite its failure as a pay-to-play game, don’t be fooled into thinking that was due to the quality of the game. Though it suffers from some of the repetition that other instance-based games suffer from, it’s still an incredibly challenging and enjoyable experience.
Play Now: Dungeons and Dragons Online

9. The Lord of the Rings Online

LoTRO went free-to-play recently, and surely stands as one of the best free-to-play games on the market. A massive world, challenging combat, haunting music, and beautiful graphics await all those who wish to enter the enchanted realm of Middle-Earth. Player-owned houses and mounts, a unique monster-play PvP system, epic raids and gear, legendary crafted gear, and much more exists in Turbine’s masterpiece.
Play Now: The Lord of the Rings Online

8. Allods Online

It’s easy to make the comparison to World of Warcraft when looking at Allods Online. The graphical style is eerily similar, though the art direction is actually quite original, and melds fantasy and sci-fi elements like few other MMO’s on the market. Allods features two distinct races in conflict with each other, and this conflict spills over into the game’s PvP mode. Humorous writing and scenarios are another hallmark of this charming little game. Don’t be put off by the WoW look, and give this one a shot.
Play Now: Allods Online

7. Dragon Nest

Dragon Nest is an action RPG published by Nexon where some of the greatest visuals ever seen in a free MMORPG go hand in hand with charming anime characters and exciting real time combat. There’s a lot to be amazed at in this game, an all-round polished offering that any self-respected fan should try.
Play Now: Dragon Nest

6. Vindictus

Vindictus was probably the most hyped free MMORPG ever when it released. The combination of stunning graphics and an action-based battle system that still retained the RPG elements we all know and love had gamers giddy with excitement. While the hype surrounding Vindictus has now died down somewhat, it still remains an enjoyable and unique game, with some thrilling combat. And those graphics… (drool).
Play Now: Vindictus

5. RaiderZ

MMORPGs have begun moving away from the classic hotbar style of combat to a more open action combat system which focuses on aiming your skills rather then have your character automatically lock on. RaiderZ has one of the best action combat systems currently available, allowing players to join others in large dynamic confrontations against some of the largest and most varied open world bosses in an MMORPG. Players are also not bound to a specific class, but instead are free to choose among different weapon and skill types, allowing the player to choose what style of combat best suits them. All of this combined offers a refreshing experience for players looking for a more skill-based MMORPG.
Play Now: RaiderZ

4. Aion: Ascension

Aion was released in the west as a pay-to-play game and quickly fell out of the limelight due to the games incessant need to grind for level progression. However with the release of the 3.0 update and the switch to a free to play model, Aion has gone from a traditional Korean grinder to one of the most promising and enjoyable F2P MMOs around with true depth and diversity. Players now have access to all content in Aion with no restrictions allowing them to enjoy the full range of the game. The MMO features breathtaking visuals, air combat, large scale PvP, raids set atop sky fortresses, competitive dungeon runs and much more. One of the most notable features is the large scale keep assaults players can participate in where players must deal not only with the imposing raid bosses within the keep but must also fight off players from the opposing faction who are also fighting for control. With Ncsoft continually updating the game with huge content releases players can expect a long and enjoyable MMORPG experience with Aion
Play Now: Aion

3. Rift

Rift is another prime example of a particularly above average P2P MMORPG converting into a stellar Free-to-Play one. While on the surface Rift may appear as your average tab-target “WoW Clone”, underneath is a dizzying array of depth and uniqueness. Rift’s main claim to fame is its diverse Soul system, which allows a player to combine multiple roles into one class. While Rift only offers 4 classes, each class has access to 10 diverse souls with three active at any time. Questing in Rift is average, but made more interesting with dynamic events such as Rifts. In any given area, multiple Rifts may spawn which spew out progressively harder mobs. If left unattended, these Rifts can eventually overrun nearby encampments preventing players from turning in quests or using its vendors. Players may also participate in random group adventures which span entire zones with their own separate quest lines and special rewards. Rift boasts an impressive amount of end-game PvE and PvP content, spanning from small 2 player instances to 20 man competitive raids. Overall, Trion has done a good job with the conversion and has shown they are committed to updating the MMORPG continuously with more innovative free content.
Play Now: Rift

2. Neverwinter

Steeped in the rich lore of Dungeons and Dragons, Neverwinter is the newest addition to the open action combat MMORPG family. Based on The Forgotten Realms world of D&D 4.0, Neverwinter offers players a world full of quests, epic dungeons, and beautiful landscapes. What really elevates Neverwinter above most MMORPGs is an amazingly intricate dungeon bulding system, called The Foundry, that allows players to design, share, and participate in their own custom adventures, just like the pen and paper version of D&D. If you’re looking for hours of customizable action filled combat with, or against, your fellow adventurers, make sure you try this one out!
Play Now: Neverwinter

1. Tera Online

After converting from Pay to Play over to Free to Play in early 2013, TERA Rising has shown itself to be one of the premiere MMORPGs available. Showcasing expansive and impressively detailed visuals and a huge variety of wonderfully designed creatures, the open action combat of TERA allows players to have full control over their character while in combat, no more tab targeting here. Although the game does suffer a little from the typical grind of MMORPG questing, there is the option to participate in 5 player dungeons, an upcoming 20 man raid, Guild PvP, and open world PvP to mix it up. TERA also introduces a very unique and intricate political system, that allows a whole zone to vote on a player to become the zone’s matriarch, who can then influence various properties of the zone itself (power trip anyone?). So If you’re tired of dated graphics, repetitive monsters, or even tab targeting, TERA Rising may be the medicine to fix what ails you.
Play Now: Tera Online

Remember that we are featuring only the most recent free to play MMORPGs so we are not including big free mmorpg classics. We wanted to include all the relevant MMORPG games but we can only choose ten.

With these and other great free games on the market, 2013 promises to be an amazing year for MMORPG players. So grab your weapon of choice and maybe an energy drink or two and get prepared for thrills to last a lifetime.

*This page will be updated from time to time so don´t forget to share your top 10! Last update: 10/08/2012.


  1. Lol u must try Rohan, but the old server. Its great free omnline MMORPG. Not so good graphics but the story is great. The items, the PvP. All is so cool.

      • Obviously he spelled it like that intentionally. I can see how it would go right over the head of someone who uses payed as a word. Please don’t correct anyone’s grammar again. Ever.

  2. I played RoM and it sucks. Get a brain and go play Shaiya or something. You’re right that the dual class sistem is nice but it’s a hard game to start. Your first raids start at level 55 and alot of farming so you buy items from the auction house. If you want to play RoM, you need alot of time and patience becouse you need to collect materials(mining, woodcutting, herbalism) and kill monsters for production runes (Frost Rune, Link Rune…), then spend time waiting for the crafts to come out (5sec per craft) and then sell it in the auction house if it’s good (102 or more durability and no stats is most popular) otherwise sell it to the merchant for a low income. And in a week you can get a new level 55 stated item. You need 15000 hp(30000 for tanks) to do HoS(hall of survivors) whitch is the instance where you learn to do raids. Then there is leveling and more working with every few levels and a new instance(dungeon). If you just level without making extra gold you’l get items for that level by the time the level cap is increased 2 times. Anyway, I don’t recomend RoM. Go play Shaiya or Aion or something. It’s a better waste of time.

    • RoM sucks runescape Sucks Aion sucks shaiya Sucks elsword sucks pretty much ever Mmo rpg in the world SUCKS BALLS im waiting for Core blaze to come out but the only MMo im hooked on at the momment is War Of immortals pretty good.

      • you’re an IDIOT War of Immortals is a money hungry game… You will see once you will see once you reach LvL 103+ everything in that game revolves on failed chances and money. If you disagree you lying to yourself. all the items or good items are based on chances and every time you try to take a chance what happens? 98% if not 99% of the time its a FAIL and you know it.

  3. Company of Runes Of Magic spend soo much money for making the game know by the people who don t know the diference of a good game and a crap-bad game,soo who realy say this game is the best you should play some real games like cabal,aion,even with low comunity Scarlet Legacy is much better than this crap.Soo have a good life with your crap Runes Of Magic

  4. WTF is with this list moust of them are much better than that crap wow clones from 1 and 2 place,i`ve played runes of magic and is a crap game,the gameplay feel like dead and the only thing good of this game is skill animation,i played wow and i will say to you,its much much better than thouse two games,they cant even be half of world of warcraft,soo update this crap top list of f2p games,cuz are much better games then this like aion who is now F2P.Thank You for understanding

    • Lineage2.
      Used to play on the private server for 6 years from the start. Then I got bored and was looking for massive pvp and found some pvp servers and started slashing people. Never got bored and im still playing.
      Tried some other MMO’s like Perfect World, Eden Eternal, Runescape and so on and on, but they never could statisfy me as much Lineage2 did.

  5. The greatst games in the gamehistory is.
    Runescape is a game that every time you look around you see players.
    Metin2 i like because its difficult and its verry nice gameplay.
    But to players how have mmoprg experiens i will suggest you metin2.
    But runescape still my favorite game.

    Of niet GokuNL/MJ 😛

    • i will tell you something,the comunity of a game half of them with kids will not make that game great,for me the moust important of a game are gameplay,quests,skills.With quests i mean that,they need to be easy to find them to make them even if its require team for doing it,but if you don t know what a quest does that mean the game its crap,of some games i`ve played was quests very important who realy i didn t know were to go cuz in description didn t say nothing.I mean gameplay its how the game goes to be from lvl 1 to max lvl,some games have repetitive maps or mobs or quests.The last one is not realy important for moust of games who rely on gameplay,but for some people if they don t like skills they don t play that game,and if gameplay is crap and have very aswome skills they fill bad about that and try another game.A game need to be balanced in all things like Gameplay-Quests-Skills=—–>Comunity.For Runes of Magic the only thing that saved the game is Google Quest Tracking,you can find what to do on a quest from sites.Thank you all.

  6. if any1 is searching for a good pvp and pvm game i would suggest, no other server only bcs you can achieve anything ingame and it is free and has the best pvp system! it is hard for people wo haven’t any experience with mmorpg, but i suggest this game to everyone who is looking for a good f2p game.

  7. BTW if you are searching for good mmorpg, i would suggest C9, Aion, DCUO, Allods(if u want to pay to win), Star Wars is soon to become F2P so you might want to check it out. oooooh and dont forget about LoL (not mmorpg but good dota clone).

  8. I think that Runescape the best game is because.
    Runescape have a good story line and much people play that game.
    Every world you se people around you.
    And i like the clan wars because every year are will be come a clan cup thats cool.
    And you have much skills.
    And summoning is very chill.
    And it is chil game play.
    much concurentie.
    But metin 2 is the difficults game of all.
    Because i was play wow it is in the begin difficult.
    BUT later it will be normal.
    And leage of legends is also like that.
    And metin 2 is verry difficult.
    metin2 have a clan war and national world war.
    And metin2 the fights are te most good thing.
    ITs beuatifel.

    • when you will know if a game is good?Because of comunity? muahahha moust nooobs play that crap game.By Clan Wars,to win a cup?lol you crazy kiddo.For some people don t like games with soo much skills that at one time some of them will rust there and not using them.Because that gameplay?Do you realy know how is a realy good gameplay of a game?,and now some questions for you:Do you feel some fun in that game?This game is your first one?cuz i think its an yes.I think you realy want to save this game for his bad gameplay-quests and skills cuz some of them are not soo important in late game.And like some guys told here.In our days we can t find a real game that make your times happy,feels great and feels alive.That is the real thing what mean for a mmo,they forgot that and guys like you who play for wining cups=)) its verry sad

  9. you talk about shaiya? that is the most phatetic MMORPG……… that is not a free to play game that is a ” pay us (for your UM so you dont get it deleted) so you can play free”. a simple question WHERE the hell did you ever say a same game if you character die it will be deleted. I’ve left that game for almowst 2 years it’s a BIG BS game. you guys make the nuubs from Aeria getting rich for that.

  10. GW2 on august 28th…

    I won’t lie, I tried all of those games… I know that this list is not up to date but still, those games represent what is out there right now (most of it). Since WoW killed my gameplay (cataclysm for me was a big deception), I tried to find another game to replaced it. I can’t even count how many free MMO I checked. I even paid for RIFT and TOR but still I ended up playing for a big 1-2 month each. Hell I played FFIV after their big “play for free because we screwed up” festival and didn’t liked it… Graphics are SquareEnix quality but bleh… You have to play to understand what I’m saying!

    I think real mmo games doesn’t exist anymore. It’s a buisness now. It’s a big cow and companies just suck the milk out of those who are willing to pay for “additional content”. And guess what happen when nobody pay anymore? They release a new game! And the milking continue…

    gPotatos, Turbine, we all know those to “stay away” from… Played TSW (The Secret World) and I understood why AOC sucked without even playing it!! That game is horrible. The gameplay is so-so but the leveling system is just well to put it simple, you can lvl your skills to the top without even leaving the first zone… the quest story is pale and the battle system unbalanced… the worst part is that I paid to play for a month! FunCom, shame on me!

    Right now? I’m waiting for GW2. I don’t even want to get MOP for WoW in September. Pandas? WTH?

    Don’t get me wrong, I play video games since Mario Bros. It’s my favorite thing to do. (insert troll answer here)

    Played GW2 beta last weekend and the game is great but not “excellent”. Its a genre, not GW1 but still, I wonder if the content will get “bleh” after 2 months of playing… I know for sure that if that game doesn’t deliver, I’ll just stop play MMORPG for a while.

    • uhmm dude just saying no offense meant or anything but the pandas were part of warcraft lore, they arent anything new. They were part of warcraft 3: Frozen Throne as a new hero.

    • FlyFF Gold?
      Are you serious? O_o
      That game is the greatest ripoff of all time.
      “Free to play – pay to enjoy”is main GALA’s motto.
      If you do not plan to spend hundreds of dollars to have fun, then.. you are doomed.
      And daily based hacks which just two Game Masters cannot handle, so people are waiting for few months to get their stuff back, if they are lucky enough.
      And if I continue, this ‘reply’ will be endless, lousy security and support (or none of it), unbalanced PvP system, boring Quest system, server instability, same “I haz no life” people who play it, etc…
      So Flyff couldn’t be mentioned even as decent “free” MMORPG game.

  11. I’ve played some of these games, but is Runes of Magic that good? and Is Allods any good? sorry ima noob at RPGs, I’m mostly a FPS player

  12. The only game I play out of this list is LotRO, and it is awesoooome (no matter what anyone says). I like it a lot more than DDO, which I quit after like… a week at the most. But then again, I’ve never been a Dungeons&Dragons kinda gal. 🙂

    I’m gonna try Aion and Vindictus btw.

  13. Anyone have any insight on Lord of the Rings which may be helpful. I just started the download and worked my way though all the mindless dribble iof the posts above. Looking for opinions of people playing it right now…. Thanks

    • Its pretty fun, but it absolutely requires you to pay. lotro ddo and aoc are games that i don’t consider as truly f2p. they’re about as f2p as runescape. if you have money, no prob, but if you want to play everything 4 free, u might be a bit disappointed. my current favorite truly f2p game is Aion, but im still waiting on RaiderZ and Neverwinter; those games will kick ass.

    • I know, that’s exactly what i thought when i was just starting to play vindictus. the question is, how long have you been playing it?


    • thats your opinion mate. i have friends playing it and most of them are considering playing star trek online because they are bored of the game already, some wanting to move to guild wars 2 even. and besides, the list is about free to play mmorpg’s, star wars is a subscription game.

  15. Outdated 🙁 there others better than thoses 😀 like aion, tustyhearts, blacklight retribution and more plz update that

    • the list was made before aion went free mate. lots of comments about aion above though. if it wasnt gameforge managment delaying 3.o in europe, i would be playing it still. now its just too late, im tired of waiting, waiting for guild wars 2 instead. you pay the game, but no subscriptions in it.

    • LOTRO is fun but can get boring after awhile, cuz nobody wanna fight fair in PvM and its always the same monsters(just bigger and uglier), quests, instances over and over.

      If you want awesome Gear you got to do the same instance over and over and over…boring

      Classes are great.
      Map is huge Pro and con, Pro – Lots of things to do, Con – Horse Riding is still to slow.
      The crafting System is well thought out(in my opinion). getting the mats are hard.

      Stop playing when got 75 with awesome gear after how many months(played only over weekends) then when I it, new gear was able to collect with the same Skirmishes got bored to doing it again.

      All and All must try game atleast once.

  16. Good top …. runes of magic is kinda fail and vindictus is boring.
    You should try also C9(kinda vindictus just more fun ).
    I think RaiderZ will be the best f2p mmo this year 🙂 .

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    • bottom line: pw=questing and grinding, fw=instancing and dailies. both are repetitive. pw is older and less polished, but more noob friendly imo. i prefer pw; its pretty fun to play one of the newer classes, like earthguard or tideborn. if i were u, i would skip them entirely and play runes of magic or aion (best f2p mmorpg imho), or wait for Cabal2 or Neverwinter. those 4 are very good options.

  18. Aion NA is the best game
    1.) Great graphics.
    – PVP is not just all about the skills and gears of your character but instead its more on how good a player you are in controlling your character. ( perfect balance in all 8 class)
    2.) 8 types of crafts.
    3.) Guild system is awesome, (you create your own cape, invite people from different countries, get territories in the abyss, and get ranking)
    4.) cooperation in this game is superb each class has its own strengths that can make them important in the group when doing instances (like healers, buff, debuffs, sleepers, silencers, rooters, tankers, dps, cc, dots etc)
    5.) great interface for chatting.
    6.) Has voice acting, great pet system. so many instances, quests, good story for the two factions.(lots of great cut scenes)
    7.) can choose over a thousand kinds of faces, diff body size and expression, and great design in armors for cloth, leather, chain and plate
    8.) pvp while flying is the best. rifting is very thrilling (fighting behind enemy lines)
    9.) Lots of players 😀 24/7.
    10) In this game you don’t just grind. YOU THINK.

    I’m sure that other players can add more information about how good aion is.
    btw pls update this article.

    • btw
      -huge map
      -Each faction has their own world which are completely different and you can do rifting by going to enemy world to hunt for other players in the opposing faction.
      -there’s a third faction in the abyss that’s also fights for territory in the abyss (more challenge)
      -its has mentoring system (which makes COOPERATION in this game more important)
      -flying and gliding is just cool 😀
      – has collecting skills

      truly one of the best mmorpg that is out today 😀

    • btw
      -huge map
      -Each faction has their own world which are completely different and you can do rifting by going to enemy world to hunt for other players in the opposing faction.
      -there’s a third faction in the abyss that’s also fights for territory in the abyss (more challenge)
      -its has mentoring system (which makes COOPERATION in this game more important)
      -gliding is just cool 😀

      truly one of the best mmorpg that is out today 😀

      • Actually, no.

        Aion is EXTREMELY gear and level based based if you look at the mechanics of the game.

        Classes most certainly are not perfectly balanced, especially early on where mages knock off 80% of your hp in one skill.

        There is no cooperation in this game, everyone just zergs and the asmodians lose because they have no one to zerg the enemy faction with. People in your parties don’t listen, don’t know how to play, and 90% of the population is BR.

        The voice acting is lame, and one of the female voices is really infuriatingly bad and everyone uses it anyway..

        The chat interface is one of the crappier ones I have seen, though not the worst.

        If you are Elyos, you have to wait 1 hour (or even miss entirely) for your dredgion queue. There are NO asmodians at all. Even as an elyos it is hard to get parties for instances or tough mobs.
        Aion is dead/dying, and it’s only gonna get deader with GW2.

        Abyss is a gimmick, nobody goes there, only the inggi/tiama fort sieges are worth attending..

        Rifting is garbage now, you get a debuff that makes it impossible for a 5 man party to kill one opposing faction member..

        Huge map is a con, takes forever to get around (esp inggi)

        Mentor system sucks for both the mentee and mentor when both have a hard time getting a group even as overpopulated elyos

        Flying is a gimmick

        Moving combat is unrealistic and gay

        Aionscript ruins the game, everyone uses it. (speed hack, glide hack, bot, etc..)

        The collecting is garbage, too long delay, too many aggro mobs canceling you out which ruins the node. The crafting is expensive and not really profitable – recipes don’t drop and nobody sells them – I still don’t have my green/blue noob nanyu recipes -.- and master carved recipes are bullshit, you can’t get the mats even when you own enemy forts, because the npc sells like 4 of them a day and they sell out as soon as they are in stock. To make it worse, crafted gear caps out at 58..

        • bro. im playing in the kharun server.
          -I never have problem recruiting people in LFG when I need help in diff instances. there are so many higher level players that are willing to mentor. (many mentors are willing to spend many hours just to help low lvl players without getting any benefit.)
          – There are so many asmo in these server. western shard is always a battle field in the abyss.
          -there are no buffs or debuffs if you do rifting in kharun. rifting is still thrilling.
          – chat interface is great. you can add more and you can customize it based on your own preferences.
          – to make the game more exciting try making a legion. It gives you more things to do.
          -players base is very high for both faction in the kharun server.
          -(PVP) if your a better player you can beat a player that has better gear and 10 lvl higher than you. its not only about pointing at the enemy then just clicking on the numbers to trigger the skills. allot of player skill is required especially
          if your an assassin or a ranger.
          -your right mages can really be very op against warriors but they are no match against priests. while warrior can kill priests. for rouge there perfect for hunting players from the opposing faction.
          -to me huge map is a pros considering that the game is highly populated it makes the war more exciting.
          -in terms of cooperation. i learn playing the game by joining parties. TEAMWORK is important to complete those six man instances.. the players are very helpful.

          and again the graphics, story, pet system, armors, flying and gliding are just awesome in this game.

          • Aion is the Best Game out there, it is addictive and fun.

            No technical point view from me, but someone who enjoys a great fun ongoing game, it takes long to get something you want like the lvl 50e Miragent gear and weapon, but worth it, the Crucible Gear Much longer but even more worth it!

            There is always improvement opportunities but so far GREAT game!
            Abyss is always busy, Getting members in LFG easy! Mentors + Mentees 24/7

            I will agree Gameforge needs to get 3.0 up and running.

            Huge map PRO not con, Iggs huge place yea but then you are not using the fly paths…

  19. a lot of amazing games in the beta right now, wait until 2013 this list will change massively maybe one or two will stay here. With games like raiderz and c9 coming out. they better redo this list soon because i know they should be on there the beta for c9 is better then all these games lol and as for raiderz well i am not even going to go there with these games and raiderz

  20. lol why wasnt wow(world of warcraft) up there its not a classic if there still working on it 😀

    • i agree but its talking about ratings some people dont really know about forsaken world yet cus they play perfect world better the other half though dont understand it that much and just go back too wow and the extras just dont like it :D(plus perfectworld has kissy kissy :D)

  21. Cabal Online Is The Shyt, Nuff Said (cool Classes, Cool Armor, Cool Weapons, Lengthy And Involving Dungeon Quests Worth Completing, Soul Caliber-like Battle System, Fun Leveling (( No Boring Quests or Grinding For Hardly Any EXP)), Devastatingly Powerful Weapons, Beautiful Graphics On High End Computers, Legendary PvP system, Player Wars, Large Player Base, Decent Competition And Skill / Item Comparisons Between Free Players And Cash Players (Free Players Don’t Get Screwed On Items And Skills In The Game If They Don’t Buy Game Credits)) What More Could You Ask For???

    • PVP is very simple. archers and magician are like melee classes since they dont use range on their attacks (No strategy at all.its just all based on whats your gear and lvl) . too much grinding ( need to kill mobs for 20 hrs to lvl up then get additional 3 points to your 1500 atk points), graphics is very simple, small maps, so many spammers.and poor craft system.

      very few variation on character looks. It only has five options on faces. you only get 8 type of armor for their 6 classes (iron, titanium, blustien, osmium, redosmium,mythril and thats it) it cant jump too. no voice acting. very few types of skills. you can solo it up to max lvl (not much of cooperation)

      its a true grinding marathon.

  22. So what’s up with everyone flaming and trolling? If you don’t like a game keep it to yourself or discuss it in the forums with people who actually care. No one wants to see trolls spam these comments. If you think another mmorpg deserves to be on the list that’s fine, just don’t troll and flame just because you have a different taste in games than someone else. To each his own.

  23. I looked at this thread about 3 weeks ago trying to decide on a new game to play. I normally console game but decided to give PC a go.

    I chose Aion because it seemed to get the most votes here. It is AWESOME.

    I’ve spent countless hours playing already and got my char up to level 20. It is really addicting, tons of players playing, massive amounts of quests, maps are huge, so much stuff to do.

    Best part, it’s FREE.

    I’ll eventually end up playing Guild Wars II since it’s made by the same company. I’m sure it will rock.

    • and we are still waiting for the next expansion on europe, wich adds more map area, more instances, housing, mounts and lvl cap raised to 60, armors and weapons for new level cap, and some other stuff. USA allready have it live, gameforge is slow with it -.-

  24. ^ I absolutely agree with you. I used to love FW (the tutorial for all the races are pretty cool), but the moment you get to freedom harbor, it becomes the most directionless, repetitive game on earth. if this game is in the top ten list, the world is a sad place indeed. my own top ten list:
    Dragons Nest

    any opinions?

    • Mabinogi in a top 10 list? Well that a first, never thought I’d be seeing that piece of shit anywhere near a top 10.

  25. Forsaken World isn’t even a game.
    There’s no reason to leave town aside from Zodiac bosses. There’s no pvp and even arena queues struggle.
    Pretty much all xp is gained in town, it’s repetitive with all the gimp dailies that give useless soul gold instead of real tradeable gold, and it’s the absolute most pay to win game I’ve ever seen. You can +12 your gear for free if you have a guild base and leave your pc on all day but you’re going to be spending 8 grand on mastery/resistance if you even hope to compete with the top players. And considering how little pvp there is, there’s not really anyone to own or brag about even if you do fork out the cash.

    The instances are boring and most aren’t even worth doing. They were at the start of the game since drops were worth money, but not now.

    Says a level 80 in one of the top 3 guilds on Eyrda. The only reason I still play it is because the game plays itself. I come on for IR and Zodiac, but we almost never have PVP for either one…

    I would vote Aion as the best F2P, but don’t take that as a compliment, the game is still awful.

  26. Probably gonna see a bunch of flaming for stating my opinion as always but Forsaken World is more of a contender for 1st than RoM with some of the newer updates imo.

  27. It’s funny no one can come up with real reasons to argue why one game is better than the other, other than “OMG THAT GAME SUKS, YEW R SO STOOPID”

    You cant sit here and argue class systems, pvp arenas, leveling, overall gameplay, or anything else if thats all you have to say, you sound illiterate and highly ignorant. People that claim to be fans of mmo’s these days make me sick.

    If you dont know what your talking about keep your mouth shut. I agree with most of this list and I’ve played all of them except for Dragons nest. Which I’ve seen stems from the same developer of maple story. Which btw, is a good game. Its a pioneer of its style and other than Gaia Online (which I played in middle school, idk if it even exists anymore) Maple story dominates its market. Sure, following may have fallen off some, but its still played.

    Shaiya, as opposed to Lineage 2. They make look the same. But there obviously must be a reason why people have fallen off the lineage train and jumped to the Shaiya train.

    I disagree with oversea MMO’s mainly on the basis of similarity. They all either look the same, play the same or have the same storyline. Which in my opinion is distasteful.

    I am a HUGE follower of WoW, Which I believe will never be F2P, simply because of the large number of people that pay to play, and continue to pay. Of course they throw expansions at you like hotcakes but who actually likes playing Firelands over and over and over, once your geared enough to take the pressure off of getting slapped for Half a million damage.

    I also am an avid player of EVE online, Allods online and I’ve been looking at Age of Conan. Purely because they distance themselves from the norm and whats expected and do something new.

    Keep in mind kiddo’s these are my opinions, and they are stated in a well thought out manner. I say all this to differentiate between a healthy debate and being a complete fool.


    I invite ALL of you to a healthy debate over MMO’s :]

    • thumbs up for that mate. its unbelievable how kids talk these days without knowing about the subject when there is so much resources on internet to search about it, and this in cases they didnt lived the situation. im not an old player, but im not a noob on mmo’s, and when i started to see such kind of discussions about mmo’s, 1st thing i did was check sources about mmo history. kids nowadays dont bother to do this, they just want to act important on the internet cause they cant in theyr real life. want to be recognized and acepted towards others? then learn stuff before you talk about it. NO, WOW wasnt the 1st mmo, NO, a game isnt good just because it has better graphics, NO, a game isnt good just because it has lots of players.
      its all about preferences, wow is the most popular subscription game for years, yes it is good, however i dont like it and that doesnt give me the right to say wow sucks or ”you should play something else” or ”you are stupid for playing it”. learn about the competition before you argue about it, show facts instead of dumb arguments. good lord, are you kids getting so dumb that you dont know how to do a google search anymore? hope you can do it or progress is dead…..

      • Agreed, both of you. Most of my comments are short and direct but i don’t think it is fair to demean another person over their opinion. Everyone has one and without them the world would be a dull place so let’s keep it clean guys.

    • Agreed. Not a huge audience for healthy debate on this site (or even the internet as a whole). All I can say is the games which I found to be the most enjoyable and those which lost my interest quickly.

      DC Universe Online, and Aion have seemed to keep my interest the longest. I absolutely love DCUO combat style I believe this is a large reason why I still have a blast with it. Plus as a Comic fan I’m sure thats also a huge reason I’m still playing it.

      Vindictus was my very first MMO and for about 2 weeks I has an absolute blast. It quickly became way too repetitive and the gane being dungeon bases become a huge turn off for me. I believe that if it were an open world game then I would still be playing it now.

      Perfect world was ok. Its not a bad game but I’d rather spend my time playing other games which I have found highly enjoyable.

      MMOs being the nature that they are require a crap load of time to get to know and even more time to get good at. That being said, I feel that the majority of criticism directed at certain MMOs are most likely full of crap. Who really has the vast amount of time to get a good sense of all the MMOs that are out there?

  28. i dont get it why ruins of magick 1 becase its like wow i dont like it becase it onely have 2 race and couple of class and monster are no fun they are all like bugs wolf some monkey not sure bandits exept those rock monster and that big monster they are k i play and i igot bored in like lvl 20 becsae its no fun i think even perfect world is for number 2 or 1

  29. the free mmo’s i enjoyed playing the most in the recent years:
    1-star trek online – space and ground missions, character customization very in-depth, player created missions to play, can be a litle repetitive in missions, however you get quite fast to max lvl, so it doesnt become too boring questing.
    2-forsaken world – nice graphs, nice mechanichs, character creation is very nice as is the classes, enjoyed it alot altho i had to quit because i became leader of a guild on a subscription game.
    3-black prophecy – more of a space shooter, but has rpg elements on it also, loved the graphics, loved the fact that every single equipment for the ship actually changes the ship visuals, not only statistics, char creation minimal since youll play with a ship, char is only a portrait. can become boring with repetitive missions, focused on PvP at higher levels.
    4-aion, i enjoyed playing it the most so far, but played it before it went f2p, thats why it went last, its not the ”free mmo i enjoyed playing the most” because i was a subscriber when i played it lol.
    the most detailed char creation on any mmo i ever seen, very detailed graphics, not as grindy as it was when launched, it was quite populated on some servers even before it went f2p, PvP oriented (remind this, pvp is allways ON on all servers, with an event that changes wich faction can invade the other faction world, changes every week, so if you dont like forced pvp, this might not be the game for you)

  30. i’m pretty sure MMOBOMB is working on the update

    here’s mine top 5, don’t judge!

    1. DRAGON NEST and VINDICTUS – because the gameplay is fluid, and story is pretty descent for both.
    2. LotRo – because the story is EPIC!! and the combat/fashion system/and seasonal events are EPIC!
    3. DCUO – because it’s fun to play on my PS3! (free for PS3) this is the game where i spent most of my weekly allowance on, DLCs are pretty epic to!
    4. Runes Of Magic – dual class system is pretty unique, and customization is overwhelming(in a good way)
    5. Allods – you guys will probably hate me for this LOL! even though every agrees that it’s P2P, and has a crap storyline, it’s better than paying for WoW.

    –what’s your top MMORPG?–

  31. Everyone knows LotRO is the best. If you actually care about storytelling and back story that is. Yes it may not be 100% f2p.. But Lord of the Rings lore just dumps on anything else. Especially the hyperdouche anime scheme of Aion, go listen to some korean pop music if you like Aion so much. They look the exact same. You actually feel involved with the lore in LotRO at least. Which is a huge bonus.

  32. Last update was April of 2011? Can you please update? Get the partial f2p games out of there and add games that have recently gone f2p. I would greatly appreciate it.

  33. When i played at L2 dex 1 year ago, there were so many players!!! when i played goddess of destruction there is not players and there is no Epic Raid Boss killing… Shaiya isnt bad PVP but there is not boss fights…. WOW is too boring to me… is some1 have advice for great MMORPG where is a lot of players?

  34. Why are 99% of mmos fantasy?!?!? Can’t take this anymore. Fantasy overdose. This is probably the main reason why i’m enjoying DCUO so much but after two months of playing pretty much non stop i’m getting a bit bored (it is STILL lacking in content even with all the DLC). Want to try something else. But not anything with dragons and swords and armors. So i’m pretty much effed. I was gonna make an exception for AOC since i wanted to play this back when it came out but i learned that you get ganked al the time so no AOC for me. No game should encourage sociopathy (one great thing about DCUO, the option to switch back and forth between PVE server and PVP at all time without even logging out).

    • tired of fantasy? for free there is only 2 more beside dcuo i can suggest, altho one of them was in risk to shut down, company near bankrupcy. game is black prophecy, a space ship shooter, the ship equipment does change the ship look, and graphicaly its very good for a f2p game. only issue i had was that game developing and bug fixing can be slow some times (maybe thats why they are in risk of bankrupcy). liked the game graphicaly and in gameplay, but can be boring since most missions are kill X of Y. loved how equipment changes the design of the ships though, from engines to cockpit passing through weapons and wings, you can actually feel that your ship is evolving because it changes its looks.
      the 2nd game non fantasy i suggest is star trek online. i heard it was bad when it launched, but got an overall redesign before it came f2p i think. i played it, enjoyed it, char creation can go very deep, and ships are very faithfull to star trek universe. questing can be a litle boring, but whoever still subscribes the game can create missions for the game and whoever plays (subscription or free) can play those missions to relax from game questing. and its not only space missions, you have ground missions also, where your char and a npc team can go.

  35. Do the developers of these games u put here pay u or smthing , this is bullcrap, i mean runes of magic first????? cmon that game is emptier than a public shower in a gypsie village, and , where is aion , lets be serious nc soft did a great job, all quests everythign is free, lotro aint free to play after lvl 30 u have to buy quests , yes lol, QUESTS that doesent make if f2p , aion atlest u have everything f2p like in any other game u just buy costumes pots and crap.

    • true about aion, all content its entirely free, shop items are not to make your char better or stronguer than the others, its mostly pets, cosmetics, xp boosts and instance cooldown reduction items. however, in europe, i have to confess that gameforge is doing a bad work with it. we are already 2 months behind american aion regarding the new expansion.
      been an active aion player for almost 2 years when it was still subscription based, it was a bit of a grindfest back then, but now its a bit more easy to play, less grindy, more quests, can make money easyer than before, and becoming free made it have a big boost on player numbers, even in the old servers (2 were made new for F2P)
      not playing actively now, allways prefered subscription games and am now on tera, but im part of a gamming community wich is still very active in aion, and trying to expand into other games (League of Legends and Tera at the moment, plans for Guild Wars 2).
      AION – Playing Elyos race, Spatalos server. RoyalStorm gamming community –

  36. I think lord of the rings has really bad graphics and not is that really good. Vindictus is not my type of game, you cant even choose your gender. I’ve played runes of magic up to level 10 and I got bored. The graphics are weird and rubbish. Dragon’s nest is similar to vindictus, I played it for 20 mins and I automatically deleted it.

  37. Go play loong , great graphics, great gameplay, loads of quests, collecting , production , not cash store dependant large game world etc etc

  38. I like how a couple of the games listed aren’t even “MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineGames”, but rather “Online Action RPGs”.
    There’s a HUGE difference. Just because it’s online/multiplayer and it’s popular doesn’t make it “MMO”.

    And why isn’t Lineage 2 on the list? Why is garbage like PW listed as being better than FW?
    Fail article, I bet it was paid.

  39. Aion is f2p? Sure…
    – no chat;
    – no trade;
    – no craft;
    – huge cooldawns on raids;
    – no dredgion rewards.
    So if you are ready to solo grind few days to buy one skill book, I’ll be glad to see you in a competitive PvP fight in a … few years.

    • This is Aion Europe?I saw the “freemium” page and it gives that restrictions to free players.Iam playing the Trully Free Aion.

    • you get enough money to buy your skill books on EU aion. and restrictions are to prevent botters and gold spammers (wich i confess gameforge wasnt doing a good job with).
      and consider that gold packs (restriction removers for 1 month for those that dont know) can be bought ingame with the game currency instead of real money, and same goes for XP boost and CD reduction scrolls, and as far i have seen (at elast in the old spatalos server, where i played for almost 2 years before it went free) the prices arent too high for a mid-lvl char.
      at least EU aion didnt got rumors of having buy-to-win items on the shop as USA aion had…..

  40. Ether Saga Online is a really good mmo from perfect world
    buts a pay to win game which is why im looking for an outlet lolz

  41. Wow I can’t believe I saw Shaiya in the comments. I played that game for three years straight, then quit it about a year and a half ago. That game was amazing, until it got COMPLETELY ruined by cashshopping. I honestly can’t believe anyone still plays it.

  42. The game list HAVE TO be changed 😉 1. Runes of Magic??? WTF?! 1.AION 2. Lineage2 3.Forsaken World and i dont care about 4th and up places…

  43. I hate all of you absolute retarded users who don’t bother to take the time to navigate the site. If your dumbasses stopped being lazy you would realize that all of your punk arse anime style games are all under a section of their own top 10. Same with browser based games etc. If you don’t know the site, don’t spew your bull in the comments. These are here to help the site mods and admins learn more about how you feel about their decisions and the directions they are taking with the site. With you being idiots, that isn’t accomplished and they just sit around laughing at you all day.

  44. Also, Age of Conan, Black Prophecy, deserve looking into.
    And if you go Forsaken World-go pve server its more populated
    Aion-go pvp and farm abyss

    Watch Game of Thrones series btw ! cu

  45. “Mahin
    1) Aion
    2) Forsaken World
    3) Runes of Magic
    4) Vindictus
    5) Perfect World
    6) Dragon’s Nest
    7) DC Universe Online
    8) Aika Online
    9) Allods Online
    10) Mabinog”
    Nice List, FWorld is playable even aside the cs you can beat csers if your smart enough,Aion rocks, Lotr, DDO and RoM are not balanced with cash shop avoid my advice to skip frustration when you reach high lvl and cant do anything without money.
    >>> all people dont like same style in games, you got sf junkies, big world explorers,farmers, pvpers etc etc, there for one can not truly make one universal list ,its matter of preference what game suits you best<<< The best mmo is the one you got real pals playing together with you 😉

  46. You kids…. Maplestory is NOT good. Neither is Runescape or any of those other horrible games. What the f*** have you midgets been smoking that could make you possibly think games with such shitty graphics and so much repetition could be good. And to those who said “Nobody pays for game subscriptions anymore”, you are fools. WoW is still holding millions of users on subscriptions, Rift has a pretty large user base, and SWTOR is also growing. Those are just the main ones… So many of you have your facts wrong that I have no idea why you even post. You clearly have no f**** clue as to what you are talking about, so instead of making untrue statements and blabbing on mindlessly, go do some research.

    • bad graphics doesnt allways means bad game mate. for example, not talking about mmo games now, i prefer to spend DAYS playing transport tycoon than any other transportation simulator more recent out there, simply because TT has much more to do than any other graphicaly improoved game of the same genre.
      as for subscription games, i wouldnt be more of agree with you. Aion for example, despite it had a lost of player base before it went f2p, it was still quite populated, at least on the server i was playing. WoW will keep a great player base allways because it has much more than just popularity, its a great game no doubt, even with a litle ”outdated” graphics for the current desires.
      rift is also a great game, played it for 1 year, brought some inovation to mmo games that no other game has, free or payed. as for SWTOR, its growing indeed,slowly, but we have to admit that SWTOR is more of a fan-based game, wouldnt be your 1st choice if you have no clue about star wars universe, if you know what i mean.
      game preference is all relative to each personal taste, but saying a game its bad just because you dont like some things, its not the truth, its just your opinion (you = players, not you specificaly Fury)

  47. Hello my loved one! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and include almost all significant infos. I’d like to see extra posts like this .

  48. Shaiya was best… till f***ing new episode ruined the game. Big difference between ap buyers and farmers. And economy is FAIL. Miss old shaiya.

  49. I like how nobody mentions Aion’s now freetoplay it must suck monkeyballs if nobody mentions it. Doesn’t matter to me I think 2012 will more likely be known as the Year of FREE TO PLAY FPS.

  50. Hey guys no offence , but this games totally suck all , ive played most of them and arent so good , if u want a real Game play Guild Wars , GW 2 , or Aion(which is free now ) <—- These are real MMORPG games , if WOW were free it would be cool to.

  51. I remind people that this is a list of FREE mmos. If you think a pay-to-play game is better, then post it somewhere else. This is for other people.

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  54. Shaiya is complete junk it’s the biggest money milking game i’ve ever played and people are dumb enough to sink soo much money into it

    total junk

  55. On a different note. I’m trying to find a good free mmo to play. I’ve read up on basically every one mentioned on the list and in the comments and i’ve narrowed it down to ethier Aion or Vindictus. Now, I guess I could try both of them but my pc isn’t exactly the best. So I was hoping someone could tell me which one would be a better choice for long term play. I’d hate to invest abunch of time into something and be bored end game :).

    • bit late to help probably but…… i been a aion player for almost 2 years even before it went free, it got me addicted. graphicaly nice, and it has a lower spec client, in case you dont have a big machine, but it will still look nice. i sugest max settings and high-end graphs if you can choose them on client tho, will look even better.
      vindictus i tryed and i was having fun with it, but it has something i hate on a mmo (if it can be considered mmo even). i play mmo’s to socialize with other people, do stuff toghether with, and i anchieve that much faster if its an open world game. vindictus isnt open world, all questing is done in mini-dungeons (felt more like corridors and small rooms really), true that you can group up and do them with otehr people, but for me it just doesnt give the feeling of an ”crowded” game as aion, forsaken world, star trek online, and any other open world game gives.

  56. What about Dark Age of Camelot?

    I know this isn’t a F2P game but i’ve seen quite a few other P2P games in these comments. It was the first mmo I ever played and, I have tried so many since then and have yet to find one I think is better. It has changed a lot these past few years but if you love to PvP it really is #1 imo.

  57. maplestory is a good game, is adictive, all the games sucks eccept aion, and what happen to oblivion is 1 of the bests games

  58. i think that apb reloaded needs to be in the list and maplestory is not a so good game so thats needs to be removed

  59. Hang on… RuneScape isn’t even on here? Another classic example of RuneScapeism. By far the best MMO out there.

    • Oh wait just seen that it’s only recent games. But still, until MMOs get decent puzzle quests and awesome adventures without being entirely focussed on stupid button-clicking combat I wont play another.

  60. Runes of Magic is an amazing game but personally, I don’t think that it deserves the top spot on the list while a game like Forsaken World is at the bottom. Runes of Magic has a very poorly developed auto routing feature. That doesn’t break the game but it drops the score in my opinion. Forsaken World however does not have any noticable flaws aside from the strange movement controls. And as a bonus, in Forsaken World, it is extremely simple to get a party together to do instance related quests. Maybe it’s just me, but I would have to rank Forsaken World higher on the list than Runes of Magic.

  61. The true top ten list of 2012:

    1) Aion
    2) Forsaken World
    3) Runes of Magic
    4) Vindictus
    5) Perfect World
    6) Dragon’s Nest
    7) DC Universe Online
    8) Aika Online
    9) Allods Online
    10) Mabinogi

    note: i am not including lotro, ddo or aoc in this list. this is mainly because those games arent really f2p, because far too many content is blocked for free members. its like calling runescape f2p smh

  62. 1. Tera Online
    2. Vindictus
    3. Dragon Nest
    4. Raiderz
    5. La Tale
    6. Lunia
    7. Lineage 2
    8. Dragonica
    9. Dragon Ball Online
    10. Iris Online

  63. i have been trying to download RoM but the download speed is infrequent. right now it has halted at 0.0 kb/s. is their anything i could do to improve this speed?

  64. STAR TREK ONLINE!!! If you liked Mass Effect, you´ll love STO. the story is awesome, the spacefights and the ground fights, too. *.*

    should be top10…

  65. the only bad thing at Runes of magic is dual class system. so u get to lvl 10 with a class, then to lvl up the other class u start from lvl 1 maps/mobs again to lvl up the other class. the 2 classes should lvl up at the same time

  66. RoM is boring, all good stuff= cash shop, and it look like one of the many anian mmos out there. Lotro and d& d you must pay to even get full game.

  67. Soon enough ( a week from now ) Aion online will be at the top ( technically bottom ) of this list bcus it KICKS ASS !!!!

    • BTW Guys u can download the game now and play , just download the trail version and at 11th April you’ll be able to play the free plan on your trail client 😀 i downloaded the game and tried it and its the best MMO so far , havent found any other MMO as good as this one ;D

      • Aion has an incredibly weak PvE end-game. The instances are so easy a monkey with a keyboard could manage to do them (joke of course, but you get the point.) If you enjoy PvP, in which gear is really 75% of the fight, then pvp in aion will be fun for you. If you play MMO’s for the PvE experience, expect to get to level 60 and then become disappointed. I have played aion since beta, and have always been looking forward to 3.0 content since the trailer came out a LONG time ago. The new instances are just boring, and they just focus on making the end-boss take 15 minutes to kill because of health, and ignore the fact that Besh Temple is more difficult than the new instances in 3.0 patch. Raksang and Rentus Base are an absolute disappointment. The game is beautiful, and it has it’s strengths (there is a final fantasy hover-bike mount!) and its’ weaknesses (instances at the end-game level are completely dull and not-difficult, even in pug teams. F2P now though, so it’s worth a try if you enjoy PvP over PvE.

  68. Well if anyone is interested as of the 11th of this month Aion is going free to play ! Been following the game for some time now and I love it . But that’s me .

  69. Aion will be F2P for North America on April 11,2012. I am counting the days, because I loved it when it first came out. They have done alot to fix it up. Always loved the graphics and gameplay. And who doesn’t love flying? Besides, I have played all the games mentioned above, and atm I’m just waiting for GW2 to come out. So Aion will be my game for the time being.

  70. AION, yes is f2p, been playing when beta started, down fall they are combining the servers, where they are down to 5 at the moment, and they plan on joining another two. but the up side they have cleaned up the bots and farmer..

  71. I’ve always looked back to see how this list was evolving, and i always found myself nodding. Now it has come so far, i would only like to add a few suggestions. While i dont have many problems with ROM, placing it first in the midst of so many newer mmos seems dated. The game is extremely over hyped, and i can name several games that should be above ROM (descending order): Allods, Perfect World, Dragons Nest, Forsaken World, Aika, Aion ( its f2p now), etc. It is also necessary to define “free to play”; lotro and ddo should not fall under that category. it is misleading; those games are free to start, but 75% of the content is blocked unless you pay. also, i dont see aika and aion on this list. and… WHERE IS MABINOGI?!!! the game is slightly dated, but still provides more of an immersive experience than many of the games listed above. please update soon. thank you very much.

  72. Yeah, the list definitely needs to be updated asap.
    Since there are a lot of new good mmogames out there. One of them – Aion become free to play.
    Imo it’s one of the best MMORPG games nowadays, graphics and gameplay is amazing. Definitely worth give it a try. Don’t hesitate –

    Back to current top list, i’m not surpised about LOTRO current position (2nd) on the top list, becouse it’s a really amazing game, few days ago made a new acc and realised that it has to be on MMORPG top 3 for sure. Don’t ask me why, go there and look for yourself 😉

  73. Is there anyway you can display the date of when the list gets updated? It would be nice to know how current this list is from time to time.

  74. It isn’t a Wow ripp-off, it’s much better than Wow. Nice storyline, mega-bosses, nice equipment and now you can have 3 classes. I agree with everyone that says that Rom gets the first place!

    • The biggest thing that killed ROM for me was leveling up another class, having to sit through all the boring quests, and trying to find quest zones to lvl them in……Got extremely boring for me….

    • Not really…..I don’t see why a lot of people keep calling this a WoW clone……There are games that could be considered more of a WoW clone than this…..

  75. Lotro and DDO are F2P? Haha, nice joke. Maybe you can run around for free but 70% of content you have to buy for real money. This isn´t free.
    Same AoC and other “f2p” games.
    Pretty bad list.
    And how can be RoM at first place omg? There are plenty of games better than this sh*t.
    I know it´s hard to write good list of top free games but this? Cmon, you have to be kiddin me.

  76. Runes of Magic as no1? LoL
    I know the game for +1year…dont play it…its a fail… “new contents” are repetitive, I farmed its latest contents in chapter III, IV…its only possible to get them if u pay real $! and all diamond prices are overpriced compared to other games!

    Support is terrible and flawed…ex.: during 1year i noticed wrong people geting suspended or banned…if you read forums of the game, all threads who mention “less positive subjects” get closed…just check it yourself if you dont believe me xD

    I wont tell which are my prefered mmo’s…but just forget Runes of Magic…

  77. Hey guys, can you tell me a good mmorpg with good pvp, a game with good duels i meaan to duel for good not just standing in front of the other player and hit him with magic etc( because i saw many mmorpgs with that style).–excluding WOW:)))
    I’m waiting for your response.Thx

  78. im sorry, but this list is not rly any good, since loong is crap , conan is a shit game thats not rly free to play same as lotro , f2p game is the one where u can do all for free not require to buy quests lolz, but anyways, no f2p list can miss cabal, silkroad , mu online etc those games r 5-7 yrs old but still have more players than any of those on ur list

  79. To be honest i didn’t play most of them
    but first i can’t put dragon nest or vindictus in this list because most of people can’t play it (for american only) .
    forsaken world is a boring game .
    perfect world is a really a very slow progressing.
    and last i didn’t like Lord of the ring online characters face or body customization .

    i have a list from best what i have played and i played a lot of games so please be free to arrange it as u like
    9 dragons (i enjoyed it alot)
    silkroad ( frist mmo i ever played )
    jade dynasty ( enjoyed it when i become a high lvl )
    DC univers ( just downloaded it now 😀 )
    battle of the immortals ( i would loved it if i didn’t lost and don’t know where to go :D)
    atlantica online ( very unique gameplay and have a real helping hand there )
    Dekaron ( what i could say u have to know it well b4 playing )
    APB Reloaded ( really loved this game but very lagy filled with bots and bots kill u fast)
    waiting for these games that i heard is epic:
    Blade & soul
    World of wushu
    tera online
    vindictus in Europe

    and lot i not remember now

  80. Also all perfectworld games, are diff not free in order to even be viable lvl 60+ in forsaken world ect req almost 20,000 to get on par with all the cash shopers. You are useless with no wings or lvl 1 wings, game is a 100% cash shop game to do anything or have any fun at all in pvp or pve.

    Very very sad games for free

    • Ye, i agreed with you, iam trying dc universe now, pretty cool, the cash shop is balanced, it only sell styles, character slots and DLCs, and the premium/legendary is “balanced’ i must say, compared to others, only the DLC-thing is lame.

  81. Runes of magic is so bad they killed all pvp, pvp servers have like 10 people on them at a time.

    The pve is boring, the sidge war pvp is broken and they don’t plan to fix and are planing to get rid of it leaving the game pure pve and boring

    You must cash shop over 5,000$ to get anywhere in end game


    Crazy moment over:

    Lets look at the facts…
    Totaly F2P…or not:
    RoM is totaly f2p, because you cant do some instances because you need like 60% more hp and look!You need to pay you money or grind for the rest of your life to get it!Awesome!

    Questing Master:
    RoM quests are well made, you always get a new monster to kill 10 times!!

    Graphics for Good:
    Awesome graphics, you start with a black box that they call armor, then you get a orange armor and look!Your box/character is awesome!And look at that gray box over there!No is not a rat is a freakin Gray Dragon!Cool…

    Why have 6, 4 or even 26 races?You only need humans and elfs!Never seen before races!Diferent from each other in every body aspect!

    Well balanced pvp:
    Want kick on everyone a$$?Make a rogue!Wanna be an duchbag?Be an mage!

    Everybody is a mage…or laggy:
    You can teleport!Look!You are here, now you are there!How you became soo fast?And you can be a ninja!You attack a mob one time, then in five seconds the mob DIE by unknow reason,FREAKIN AWESOME!

  83. Great list, pretty acurate. I might switch ddo up to 1 and knock lotro, and Rom down one each. Turbine makes great games and that is that. Granted it is a complete joke to say that ddo or lotro are ftp. you can say they’re ftp but if you actually want to enjoy the game over a period of over a month your probably going to have to dump money into it 😛

  84. DCUO would be another good title in this list…the PvP server is just awesome 😀 action game with rpg details and a quite big and datailed world at disposal…the PvE server to me is quite pointless…this game is focused on the PvP even at endgame and the main part is the fight of heroes vs villains…not like in comics you see “O… hai! Mr/s Super Hero/Villain! May i challange you to a duel for (type some idealist bullshit here) ? 😀 ” you just go there and pwn the hell out of him…weapon and skill system are awesome for a rpg, not binding at all (even if, to be honest, some choices for particular roles like dps and healer are better PvE wise..for bosses you know…PvP wise everything is pretty much fine as long as you’re skilled with it)…skills can be resetted for few money (game currency, not cash….and trust me …it’s a really lil sum of money) so you can try a lot of combinations to make your own build…travelling powers are awesome too 😀 and the fact that even after you reached the cap you can keep growing lil by lil is hella nice 😛
    Some more endgame content…maybe some new map /challenges and pvp modes and it would be really nice 😀

  85. looked threw this list tried most these games in all honesty best game ive found for depth, trade skills, quests, high end group and raid content is everquest 2 by a mile still a good looking game can play free but if ya really like it sub aint so bad. some games are retarded ie perfectworld rom no sub but will cost you a lot more .also ya cant buy ya way to the top ya have to earn so if sub level playing field and skill matters.only 1 pvp server nagafen and its mean .game also has ingame chat if you got a fast internet conection its great .im curretly doing x4 and moving into hard mode x4 raids and loving it. check it out

  86. I like how they only change 2011 for 2012 and still it’s the same stupid pay to win games lis like before. Seriously, I think the guys at MMOBomb are getting paid for saying good stuff about some of the games on this list, or else I don’t understand.

  87. The ONLY game that is worst than RoM is Tibia.But, if tibia get updated with a new 3d graphics and engine…poor RoM…

  88. 10. Loong: The Power of the Dragon———–Should be good, but I dont like that type.
    9/5/2.———————Could someone tell me what is the difference between these 3 and WOW? Im tired of that kind of ugly gamescreen. WOW kind games are behind the times. Why should one of a magican’s hand always raises up to hold magic, or arcane, while another hand dropping close to magican’s waist? Why should missions always display as an old, yellow scroll?
    8. Age of Conan: Unchained———looks good, but character’s footstep needs to upgrade. Battle is filled with blood. Fix the lag.
    7. Perfect World—————— A old game but the gamescreen always makes players feeling fresh. People could jump and fly in the sky. That makes player really fun.
    6/4/3.—————- I always believe that a MMORPG game can not only be played as a instance game. These 3 games are instance games, which only contain instance mission without freedom mission. That is really boring.
    1. Runes of Magic——————- A good update from WOW’s ugly gamescreen. But else, no else.

  89. No offence, I just want to suggest that No.10 “Loong” is created by Chinese based totally on Chinese ancient mythology and history… not Japanese 😐

  90. Dragon Nest is pretty good (Besides the customer support nexon isn’t very good at that)

    Allods is alright…

    Runes of magic is pretty gay… (I don’t understand why you can have up to 3 classes combined into a single class…)

    To me LOTRO sorta got boring after level12

    Never really played DDO soo…

    Vindictus (From what I’ve played) Is possibly the best Free to play game out there Insane graphics Only con is that the whole game is pretty much one big instance lol… ( And from what I know the only PvP Is 1 on 1 duels. D:)

  91. guys, can any1 tell me, which of these games are also playable from India(a country in South-East Asia)..??
    thnx and regards

  92. 1)RoM-Item mall unbalances the game way to much. Good until around level 25ish, Then the boredom sets in. My’s well pay for the sub in WoW.

    2)LoTR- only free to a certain extent. You can buy things like weapons and such with real cash.

    3)DDo- I played for a little bit. At the time it seemed alright, until I found another MMORPG to play.

    4)Vindictus-I enjoyed it for a good while. I was a Kurak. But the instances starts to get repetitive after level 35. You have to run, and re-run the same instances over, and over.

    5)Allods- I played for a good while too, but the taint of free gaming sets in pretty fast. Collect X return to Y type quests.

    6)Dragon Nest-Never tried it.

    7)Perfect World-gets grindy after level 18ish. Another game that becomes unbalanced do to the Item Mall. Buying XP stones and such with real life cash, just to make the game less grindy.

    What kept me playing it for a few months where the graphics. I’m a sucker to games that have realistic 3D graphics. Not a fan of the cartoony/anime style graphics.

    8)AoC-Only free to a certain extent. You are limited unless you pay for a premnium account.

    9)Forsaken World-Your typical Perfect World style game, Grindy, Item mall unbalances, and it is basicly the same game as number 7 on this list. It should not even be on this list in the first place.

    10)Loong-Is to cartoony/anime style type game, for me. The character customazation is very, very limited. I watched a video preview of this game, and the ambient background music seemed it would get annoying fast.

    Best thing I can say about this list is. Either go for a sub game, or a retail game, you might be better off. Some retail games, and sub games are pretty nice. I had not yet found any free game that kept me playing for a good year or two.

    Speaking of Retail game, I am off to go purchase Skyrim.
    Later Folks

  93. lol….

    10. TwelveSky@(old)
    9.BoI (only that private server)
    7. Dragon Nest
    6. Archlord
    5. Allods (p2w)
    4. Zu (some ppl dislike so if not Zu for 4th i’d choose LOCO)
    3. Vindictus
    2. Blade and Soul
    1. ( this is atm) Lineage2
    Constructive criticism not nerd’s ragind and spammimg their preffered games is welcome.

    • Not to mention, it still has a shitload of restrictions for free to play players. If you want to unlock races and instances you have to pay.

  94. I think the author of this list was paid to do so. Let’s see, RoM may be a good game, but the cash shop punishes non-paying players. You see, a lot of people like me, enjoy playing a game without having to pay a single dollar in it. RoM is not the case, if you want to have fun for a few days go ahead, play it, but if you wanna make it to the top, forget about playing free, cause you’ll need to invest a shitload of money to make your equipment better so you can actually be useful on a guild.
    Seriously, you should do a list of real FREE TO PLAY mmo, games that let you play free and being a high-end player without having to spend any money, not some of these “pay to be a pro”. In some games the cash shop is merely an addition, you can get good equip without paying real money.

  95. no one even lised king of kings 3? its pretty decent no button mashing you can craft wepons/armor. three classes to start then twelve sub classes under each three. pretty decent and has a north america server.

  96. You guys obviously don’t read. Near the end of the Article they give reason why they’ve excluded some Free-to-Plays. Also don’t you dare compare Perfect World’s MMORPG Perfect World to WoW. Why? WoW isn’t really a FTP and has only 12 million subscriber base, but PWI’s PW is a full blown FTP and has a 50 million player subscriber base. Clearly Perfect World < WoW. I'm kinda disappointed that PWI's Forsaken World isn't mentioned, but I guess it isn't recent.

    • WoW has 12 million subscribers which is 4 times more than the other top P2P mmos. Perfect World has 50 million players, not subscribers. Wow makes at least $15 a month per player while PWI has to rely on the cash shop.

    • Wrong, both are pay to win, i read in some place that Allods is even more expensive than WoW, because of the cash shop that makes you use u money.And Allods is not original, its a WoW copy like RoM.Just tell me something that have in allods that is original, because i played and dint see a single difference.

    • LOL i would prefere playing dota: defence of the ancients then those horrible games that sucks! don’t u get made people of keep playing MMORPG things ? why don’t u try dota style i swear u not gonna regret it just try dota or league of legends! 106 heroes! lol u never get borred when playing in team and online^^

  97. theres alot of games on this list i dont agree with, but, mostly cause i focus most of my attention on graphics and battle system, my favorite on this list is vindictus. And sure alot of other people might want to argue, but its my opinion listen to it or dont, oh ya and when i tried oout LOTR online it SUCKED, i just hated, being a lotr fan it was a horrible game and a disgrace to have the name.

    that is all

  98. First off, why the hell are you even considering DaD? And what the hell RoM only has two races, put either Allods or Vindictus in the top spot you hairless monkeys!

  99. cabal online is a very good mmorpg with good graphic + nice quests and gameplay
    and its for me and for alot of ppls is the best action mmorpg of the world ???!!!

  100. Best mmo out there today isnt on youtube yet, its the new updated version new owners estsoft… Game cap 180, gets better and better each update.

  101. I dont know much about others but i know Runes of Magic well and that is worse game if u think its F2P.

    u have to pay lot at the end game otherwise u cant do dungeons u can sit back and do some events mean while XD dont even try that game full of bugs and game crash like hell.

    i just play cause i met some good friends there otherwise i already left XD

  102. Mangg Dragon NEst is a good game but everytime I log in the stupid thing sayd disconnected from the world WTFF?? and I just started stupid lag Nexon people

  103. I really hate these grind based games. I dont get why most mmorpgs are like that. It’s dumb and it’s very unoriginal and very very very boring. I dont know what kind of mindless zombie enjoys pressing the same numbers in the same pattern in the same generic fantasy world for hours and hours. I suggest you guys at MMObomb make a top 10 list of skill based MMOs and not just MMOrpgs. I’d love you guys if you did. There are MMOs out there that require skill thank god. Making a list about it would really do gamers a favor.

  104. Eh, Okay list but push RoM way back because it isn’t good with most graphics cards. Also, I would say move Allods to 4th and Vindictus to 5th (this is if you dont remove RoM). Eh and 4story should be considered, and LoL.

  105. I disagree with this list here are some legit reasons:
    1. Most of these games are those crap ones where u have to target your enemy and auto attack sht!
    2. Vindictus, Mabinogi and dragon nest are all scratch based (hack n slash)
    3. DDO is WAAAAY better than LOTRO! LOTRO is auto attack and target, while DDO is scratch based!
    4. You people left out MapleStory!

  106. vindictus should be 2 on that list,it has great animation,and great classes.Also runescape is old man,get with the program!

  107. Runes of magic first? It was horrific and quit it after 10 levels of gameplay.

    Not only do i utterly hate WoW a copy of it is just as bad, if not even worse.

  108. this list >>>epic fail

    have you play KR and JP MMORPG before????? you only list US mmorpg
    there are many kind MMORPG in KR and JP

    • too bad that it is not avaible in my area yet! it sucks ^_^ so much dissapointing! lol srry for my worse writing i’m so dissapointed

  109. If u want a good game u have 1 that beat all of those “World of Warcraft”
    If u never played go to eu site or whatever and you willlsee

  110. Guys, the best advice i can give to you is this:
    -Buy Guild Wars
    -Buy Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    -Buy Guild Wars 2
    -Buy Rift
    -Buy Lineage III
    -Never watch for games ever again

  111. Runes of Magic is fuckin terrible. They will take your money for cash shop and then BAN your account for no reason. Boycott Frogster, I filed a complaint against them with BBB. F**** FROGSTER AND ROM.

    • i played Runes of magic for a while and left and came back after 2 yrs and same bugs and errors and getting booted still is not fixed frogster takes your money and does not use it to improve or fix the game it is still same shit wrong and players are leaving every server to play other games that will improve their games and fix bugs to me RoM was a quick cash influx for frogster they dont care about customers at all

  112. why RoM on top? i tried the game i realy dident like it…i rather DDO or LOTRO and not this Copy of WoW i dont like WoW either after what i sew it does 2 ppl…

          • btw rs IS better than Runes of magic .. for me at least , bcus here in the middle east they banned our IPs ( so that we can only play the stupid arabic version which is still stuck in Chapter 3 and lags like hell )
            i play rs for quite a long time and liked it . but my account got banned ty to my stupid friend in this Bot nuke day 🙁 SO iam just gonna play a WoW private server 😀 ( but 10 gb is kinda 2 much :(( )

  113. Runes of Magic SUCKS! If you really want to stay on Runes of Magic and keep playing with high instance you will have to pay, beceause you need an amount of HP before you can do the instance, or you will die.. Well Forsaken World gives you a change to do it 100% F2P I recommend Forsaken World, beceause with 30g in-game money you can have an mount for 135% speed.

    • I don’t know what you are talking about, considering that MOST f2p’s are designed this way – with an in-game item shop. Even Forsaken World has one. While in Runes of Magic you do need many of those item shop items to achieve the high level instance enjoyment…this doesn’t not mean you have to PAY dollars for them. The in-game item shop has a gifting feature – most end game players trade gold to obtain these items from diamond sellers. You don’t have to spend the money if you don’t want to.

  114. I agree with others that Runes of Magic does not belong at the top of this list. The only reason it is there is because it is a WoW “replacement”. As far as game quality goes, LOTRO is probably a better game. Also, Mabinogi is missing from this list. It is a better and more unique game than Aika online.

    • Actually if you are referring to Mabinogi Heroes it is on the list. Vindictus is the name for the North American release of Mabinogi Heroes, damn near the same game just under a different name.

      • Vindictus and mabinogi are totally different, From combat to graphics nearly everything has changed, I can’t just agree that they’re the same name, i won’t start bringing out the differences since I’ll have a problem expressing myself, but come on! Nearly everyone who has played both of these games can say that they’re both different and unique.

  115. for me Runes of Magic was kinda meh, as a grind-heavy game the combat system just didn’t feel as addictive as other ones like Flyff. As for the the dual/multi class system, sorry RoM, but DDO did it a lot better- because skills are varied/practical for different situations in missions (e.g. unlocking doors, disabling traps).

  116. Why i always see Runes of magic at the first place? I played it and i wasnt so great, I prefer DDO, Atlantica and others MMORPG over Runes of Magic

  117. Pirate Galaxy , Split screen studios Free to Play online massive multiplayer space fantasy game has got to be one of the top mmog games online at present ive been playing the game for over 2 years and im still only 10% through the game, with new achievements being unlocked all the time , New features being added regularly, PVP battles with other pilots , Free roaming fighting action , Vast detailed worlds Awsome Grafix, And did i mention its FREE to play. Log in today and look me up i play on the solaria server my pilot name is Drifter88 if you need a hand send me a private message, (hope you guys add this game to your list it won 2 awards this year alone)

  118. I been playing lotro since BETA and let me tell you.. ALL TURBINE CARES ABOUT NOW IS F2P… we have had only 1 new raid added to the came in the past 16 months.. even though its a good raid… i still expect more since im p2p, not f2p. and ive cleared the new raid on T2 Hardmore ( North American Second to complete)

  119. ow akonkingzz2 one thin if i try to download sikroad on web page it says internet explorren dont word than it close (normaly) but than it returns the site and if i click a gain u get the same i have tryte it for a few times and then i tryd i at a friend at he’s pc it works but if i want to update him he didnt do and if that thing dont update you cant play and i am not so good at pc’s i dont know how to fix this

    • Then i reccomend that you try download it from a new web browser (Google Chrome or Firefox), or you could download Silkroad through utorrent or bitcomet, i reccomend most to download it trough bitcomet or utorrent because if it stops working you can just open it again and resume the download 😀 Hope that helped ^^

  120. hi akonkingzz2 thank you i dont know what you say there because i am not so good at engelish but do you know anything for cabal ? and i gona try the tinges with silkroad than you for helping me

    • hy dude. well i am going to tell you that atm i am somewhere in the middle of costa rica and i play silkroad and cabal aswell(europe not to mention).so why do you need something for cabal online?if you are not playing europe version i recomend you doing it.if you still got problems then its from your internet provider and then i recomend speaking with them and if their like total jerks you can always use a http-tunnel a proxycap and just to be there for checking a proxy checker wich you can easily find them by checking on google for the names i just gave ^^.talking about silkroad i higly recomend to download the game with their downloader.install it and if you have problems re-install.and if you still have problems then reinstall and stop trying to use bots cus’ they block you for that:p.and if u still have problems from your bots you can take agbot and it has a patcher in there that cleans your silkroad directory of any bot *thingy*.and if you still get errors connecting is mostly because i lag the servers^^joking its not me but this is a big reason even tough the servers are not full but you can always check the status of the servers on rev6.just google it.even when you click connect and nothing happens but in the end you get a error or you can click again connect its because of the servers the loading thing wich comes with something like *depends on the time line* it kind of stop popping out lately ^_^.oh btw for sro you dont need proxy only if you play other versions(japan,NA.etc.)so if you if you still have any problems or you need help with the proxy thing you can always mail me at wonder where i got the name from/and i know its not correct). best of luck

      Still looking for the perfect game.until then WoW is my option :p

  121. Hi Epke 😀
    Ye i live in Europe, but i used proxy bypasser 😀
    I reccomend that you wait until it gets to Europe because its hard to find a good proxy server to the US.
    And the Silkroad thing could be:
    1. The server is down.
    2. Are you sure you run it as Administrator.
    3. Virus?

  122. akonkingzz2 i cant play vindictus i live in europe but do you live in europe too ? btw do anyone know what is wrong i cant play silkroad if i want to download it it wont work(a few times did it work) and if i want to update he dont do 🙁 plz help me and caba if i login than it says failed to connect to server plz try again later can anyone help me with this problems ?

  123. I’m looking forwatd to Vinductus Europe i’ve tried it in US version…. and it was…. FREAKING AWESOME! 😀

  124. i relly like if some one till me about top 10 or less multyplayer games no dwonload but i need them 3d plz till me

  125. This isnt a good top 10 i have playd 2 of them and i think some games dont belong here
    i think its lotro rom champions and allods there are better games like umm ryl2 or maestia or cabal or priston tale 2 or loong or silkroad i think silkroad is one of the best but i want to download it but it doesnt work 🙁 can anyone help me with this game ?
    but this is not so good top 10 mmo’s i have seen better mmo top 10 list

  126. This list.. it’s.. no.

    This can’t be the list, maybe of the list of the10 worst f2p mmos ever. (eighty exagurating)
    How can a game like let’s say ‘Flyff’ miss this list if they have like 6 million registered users.
    Played that game in the past, as there are many other games that should be in this list.

    Oh well, poop.

      • Well it isn’t that simple, you should catagorize them.

        Such as:

        gameplay / graphic quality / community / and other things.

        In which aspect every game stands out the most.. that way the list would be more specific and complete. My list would take like atleast a few hours to make if I wanted to have a good opinion on things and with good backfeed that is.

    • if you had read the whole article you would have noticed that they meant to keep the list recent and games like Runescape and Maplestory are classics of the genre.

  127. Except for Vindictus who is the most hype free but have nothing new (is another bored game who have good graphics), the list is good. My opinion:
    10. Aika
    9. Vindictus.
    8. Perfect world
    7. Forsaken
    6. Atlantica
    5. Allods
    4. DDO
    3. Champions
    2. Rune
    1. LOTRO

    • i dont agree with this list solely based on the punishing penalties players get when you dont pay real money (especially lotro and forsaken world.) i havnt played a few of them so i cant say for them. but lotro definitely is borderline “free”

  128. All good games , Except i think Vindictus should be number 1 and RoM crashes my system when i play it i used to have 1 gb of ram and it would randomly crash while playing not often enough to keep me from playing it though. I bought another gig thinking yeah ill be able to play it now and even with better graohics to boot……not now it crashes at log in everytime without fail even though that same ram has enabled me to play other games i couldnt play before smoothly.

    • Jade Dynasty was the worst game i everr played.And thats alot of games,If you pick the human race you get to pick ur class at frikin lvl 30 and the other class u pick in creation.Thats just retarded jade dynasty on a scale of 1-100 honestly 18

      • You get your class at lvl 15, and you have ‘human’ skills ’till that level + it’s so easy to level up. I can lvl up to 41-42 in 3-4 hours.

  129. all i have to say is get rid of RoM that game SUXs arse, to be frank all these games on here suck because they all copy from eachother hasint been a new game in years!!!! only ones that re invented it were DDO and Atlantica the rest can go screw themselves in an ally

  130. I would love a top 10 “2-D” MMOs list,because my PC is not really made for the above mentioned games.I dont wanna open my browser each time to play browser-based games.So somebody please please make a top 10 “2-D” MMOs list.I desperately want it.

  131. Lool, Always Runes of Magick on number one. I’ve played WoW for 2 years and it got bored. Now I see this copy of WoW and it doesn’t look good in those videos. I didn’t even like WoW being one of the best MMORPG’s because I think it isn’t. It’s a nice game but not worth paying in my opinion.
    I don’t think Runes of Magick belongs to the first place. There’s also a new game: Rift. If it was f2p you should have added it as number one in your list in stead of that other nab game. They are all looking the same. But thanks for your list…

  132. Also meant to add no ones doing a vampire style mmo any good ither. latly thats began to interest me as a genre and i dont mean like the vamps in forsaken world i mean blood drinking night walkers ect…

  133. i played wow on and off for over some 8 years now maybe actually played about 4 of those. but any ways im trying every single free to play mmo i can find and frankly most of them are pure fecal matter.

    as the list go’s i’ve tryed aika, forsaken world, Atlantica, allods, lotro, ddo, champions, runes.

    frankly i get bored as hell with all of them i played and forced my self to play till about level 30-40 in them just to try and get into the content. its ither they seem alot like wow or im just bored of the magic and swords mytho’s style genre. i have yet to find a game i can enjoy and stick with. its alot of the same in my opinion, fetch quests or the overly repetive kill x amount of this to get x amount of that. little to no interesting story.

    personally im a big fan of pvp and dungeon content. most of the games have little of both. i’ve tryed some Science fiction type mmo’s and frankly no ones doing it any good.

    • btw WoW has only been out for 6yrs.. Dunno where you got the 2 extra years from.. maybe lost track of time in Azeroth lol

      • Wow was released in November of 2004. Its been out for 7 years, and 9 months @ the time of this reply, and 7 years and 4 months at the time of Urieaals post. So, while it wasnt 8 years, it was close, and was much more than the 6 and 7 years you responders quoted.

    • to me it sounds like your a wannabe hardcore gamer. I mean someone who envisions in their head, “im gunna be badass in this game” but you dont have any where near the patients to get there. Once the Xp rate starts to dip you immediately get bored and tired of the game thinking its a bad game, when in reality you’re a bad player. stick to games made for casual players. maybe make 100 shaiya characters on the easy difficulty and see where that gets you.

  134. Hi guys, i look Vindictus and it looks awesome, i was looking this type of game that you can play whiout a mouse, and you can use only the gamepad!!!!, do you know another game like this? hack and slash online? that you can play directly with a gamepad or with xpadder or pinnacle game profiler?

    Thanks, and have a good day

  135. Good top, tho the 3 first ones differ so greatly it’s more of a matter of play-styles.
    Like the wow style of game: RoM
    Like active gameplay and big character customization: DDO
    Like to explore endlessly and a huge backstory: Lotro

  136. I have play for a long time Diablo I,II then L2 for years and after that Aion, Forsaken World have elements from this 3 games I play in the past, and it’s awesome if u like the above games then u must play it imo it’s the best free mmorpg there is so many things to do gather/craft/instants/farm elite mobs or raid world bosses with party and ofc PvP! 5 races / 8 classes / every cls have 3 tree of talents u can choose to spent your talent points the graphics for a f2p mmorpg is top notch seriously the details of char faces match that of Aion all in all this game is very promising there is only 1 month from the release but it’s so well made high badget game it doesn’t look like f2p at all give it a try and I am sure u will love it like I did.

  137. i never played WoW, but played Runes of Magic for more than a year and dabbled in lord of the rings online for a couple of months before discovering DDO. In my opinion it should be above both LOTRO and RoM for the following reasons:

    1. Character movement and design
    DDO: character hangs on ledges, climbs up stuff like ladders and large steps, super jumps, feather falling (a kind of gliding) and creation is somewhat varied meaning your character can kinda look like you want it to.
    RoM: none of the above plus your character can only look like a Final Fantasy character
    LOTRO:none of the above, design was ok if i remember

    2. Combat
    DDO: mouse left button hold for attacks, mouse and left hand for maneuvering (mouselook); no macros but hotbars more than enough. no damage meters. combat is very diverse and there is a lot of maneuvering
    LOTRO: no mouselook, wtf??!!
    RoM: single-button mashing (fighter class) because of macros (can you say “carpal tunnel syndrome”); button mashing in general

    3. UI
    DDO: very easy to change ui settings, everything moves, no need for add-ons to customize desktop. Limited number of skins, unfortunately
    LOTRO: very customizable
    RoM: very customizable with add-ons. lots of add-ons exist.

    4. questing
    DDO: instanced and quests much longer and more involved. good use of puzzles and a lot of different types of quest settings and tasks. quests scale to size of party. grinding pretty much a thing of the past. no mounts. hirelings!
    LOTRO: don’t remember the quest structure here. horse mounts at first but you can get them very early. hirelings apparently, though i dont remember them.
    RoM: This game was grind city! quests were short and boring and most often involved killing mob after mob. not a lot of creativity in quest design. excellent mounts, however. no hirelings.

    all in all, DDO is better than the other two in my opinion if you would like a more varied, less boring game experience.

    • 3. UI
      DDO: very easy to change ui settings, everything moves, no need for add-ons to customize desktop. Limited number of skins, unfortunately
      LOTRO: very customizable(uppdate this!? u can mod, and put addonst here to 😉 )
      RoM: very customizable with add-ons. lots of add-ons exist.

      something others game ahve, can u play instruments online?! like others hear on?!

      • LOTRO you can play music AND play your own music, or make a music folder in the lord of the rings folder, and save either .txt files from NOTEPAD ONLY or Extract .abc files from zip files, then bam type /music (With instrument equipped) and then /play filename of song

        if you want synchronized playing then /play song name here sync then type /playstart

        Minstrels are the ONLY class that can play ALL INSTRUMENTS BY DEFAULT but 3 instruments you need to get the passive skill to, those 3 instruments are the Theorbo, level 15, Pibgorn level 20 (Sounds horrible unless your playing celine dion my heart will go on) and Bagpipes at level 25, but minstrels can also MENTOR other classes in specific instruments except there is a 5 day cooldown O_O oh well. (I speak of experience since i have a level 31 or 32 minstrel on the landroval server)

    • I agree also. Played WoW for a while as a paladin then signed on to DDO and played paladin as first character to compare. For one I found the combat system in DDO much better than WoW. You have to move and think much more in DDO than WoW where you basicly can get away with standing there and just swinging away while you hit num keys to cast spells.
      Character creation, no comparasion. In WoW you basicly pick a race and profession and that’s it. In DDO the wonk factor is high with tons of choices as to skills more. And if you don’t like crunching the numbers the option is there to let the computer do it all for you and you’ll still end up with a playable character.
      WoW beats DDO in that being more popular it has a lot more interaction with others but the DDO universe has gotten bigger since it’s gone free even if you do have to put up with some of the old timers who resent the new guys who signed up for free. WoW is also less prone to the “grinding” problem.
      WoW is a great game, don’t get me wrong. But DDO is at least as good and I think a better game. Plus it’s free….

  138. Though all these games are of high quality i feel many of them fall victim to the
    quest design of kill # of y, or collect # of y especially in the early levels.
    Personally i believe Vindictus and DDO alleviate this by their instanced more dungeon crawling style quests, They however suffer from other problems such as repetition.

  139. I like the list, played most of them, but I feel that most people are biased when it comes to Runes of Magic. The game is simply too much like WOW, but that doesn’t makes it good, just an alternative. I feel that it’s just a side effect from Blizzard’s overly hyped, cookie cutter MMO.

  140. also ARGO, Mytheon, Maestia… there are plenty more games, new games that are worth playing then all those listed above

    • By the way, Maestia looks great, except if you live outside Europe, your out of luck. They have no servers outside the EU,,,

        • I agree, im in UK and i can get onto US servers fine, depending on the game. but hey loong i played for a day and got bored, i have not played Maestia, i’ll look up on that one.

  141. roflmao! Loong online simply pisses on more then half of the games from your “top” 10 mmos, in fact other then rom, ddo, lotro and atlantica… the rest are just junk

    • Where’s Shaiya?
      I’ve been playing Shaiya since the beginning. Nothing cute about it, and no marriage mods, lol!
      I’ve tried so many others but keep going back to it. The gameplay, the graphics, and the PvP…nothing else compares, but I keep looking, lol!

          • shaiya ahaahha rotfl the worst p2w i ever see in my life, plus the company push selling game objects with real money….
            don’t waste money or time with shaiya

          • I run a runescape clan called draconic asylum look me up on there, will see what I can do to help you out a bit.

          • i need a runescape clan no one will let me in but i dont play too much like i used too

        • ik runescape is like that for me too trying to find something else when i dont have mem or afk training a skill

          • Rappelz is a good game, but the game is currently struggling with hackers; I’ve been hacked twice in the past 9 months, so until they improve security, I wouldn’t recommend it.

          • Silkroad is actually pretty cool in the early stages of the game. Once you get to lvl40+ some players start uses cheat programs that give them advantage. Not only that, there are imbalances between classes and items. For ex, 1: cheat program allows a player to see stealthed rogue class. 2: An affordable item for mid-high LvL players gives the same speed buff for an almost maxed bard class. go for something else.

          • or star wars the old republic neverwinter everquest 2 champons online and june 4th marvel heroes online june12th rift free 2 play or age of wushu

          • Wrong answer, Lisi. WoW IS free to play, but its more of a trial than the full game. Plus the game needs the money to make better patches/updates/etc, and if they get that money they can make it a better game which in time may lead to a free to play version of it that isn’t restricted in most ways or even at all.

          • Well let me rephrase. There are free to play accounts, but it is only till level 20. The max level for the full version of the game is 90. And the game isn’t what I meant to say, what I meant to say was the entire company due to it being an older company, which loses most clients. Notice the drop in players from about 9 or 10 million to about 7 or below. Been playing 10 years, 1 year of alpha 9 of live, and i’ve watched players leave and the gaming community on there plummet in morality and kindness, excluding some players.

          • I am a victim, myself, of that darn level 20 cap. I think it feels like level 10-15 is the hardest because after 15 dungeins give you SO MUCH EXP i get to 20 in like 2 hours after. I have a level 20 Rogue called Sudario and will go P2P eventually (great game I have to say). But hopefully they’re saying that once The new expansion comes up and level cap goes to 100 (I think it is, could be wrong) then they will raise the F2P cap.

        • actually runescape still have its principles gameplay wise lost its style…back when Jagex got bought out by investors…ohboy…the former “top free to play MMORPG” is dead

        • ugh i cant quit rs either i did for a couple years and just went back to oldschool but already got hacked so i quit again now im looking for a replacement..

      • Sorry but I must disagree …Yeah I love Shaiya mainly for the gear…And the pvp System …But the fact that u must pay real money for ressurect runes if you wanna be ur best (UM) Thats the reason I Left ….Its like paying to keep ur character alive…:(

        • @Mr_Ins@nity I’ve played Shaiya for about 4 years,and when I first started playing the pvp system was great. I was unmatchable in pvp until the release of lapisias/lapisians. From there on it’s like you have to pay $$ to even pvp nowadays. I will agree though,Shaiya is one of the best MMORPGs I have yet to find. I will also agree on the payment of buying rez runes to keep your best character alive is just ridiculous.. Maybe when Aeria can make a game where you don’t have to pay to be the best maybe then I might just join back up,but until then I have quit!

          †R.I.P† Zeak

          • i went to play private server wicked shaiya is the best hell of a lot cheaper too all 30 day stuff is free u will need to pay to buy good gear if u hate bieng the loser lol but as i said its hell of a lot cheaper then original shaiya they are just sitting in there office thinking of more ways to part u with your money

          • yea lapisia ruin pvp in shaiya for me but before that i was hooked in shaiya. my son got me into it… now we both letf shaiya

          • If you all like Shaiya, why dont you try out the private servers available…. instead of paying $200+ a month to play Aeria games’ version… private servers allow you to be so much more…. good Luck

        • Lineage 2 is a has been wack mmo game. Shaiya has been and always will be better. Lineage 2 has gone downhill. Sorry dude, but you need to open your eyes.

          • Hmm the only drop for Lineage 2 i see is it going free 2 play … As will WoW do in a few ears. Shaiya better then Lineage 2? You gotta be kidding me
            Don’t reply… It’s pointless

          • lol…after WoW coming out…Lineage2 is the only mmo out there with huge population, survived and keep surviving after WoW waves unlike all others games…failed and non of them survived more then 2 years…thats why L2 is legendary 🙂 unlike shaiya with bad graphics…and low ppl playing it..more even more then 200 the last time i checked…

          • Correction, Shaiya is better then Lineage 2 IF your refering to private servers, Aeria Games totally greeded out Shaiya as they do most of their games. Donno why people keep going through Aeria but they give all games they get bad names. XD

          • Actually Lineage 2 is and always will be better than Shaiya, i mean in order to have the best gear you gotta start over after playing with an easier style of play WTF is that Bullshit….atleast L2 has better graphics and lvl cap 99 now with future opritunity to raise the lvl cap even further, plus theres marrige and a pair tree =P

          • im still playing Lineage2.. and i still love the game. :)) the best pvp system ever. righ now im w8ting for there new race to come.. the “ertheia” race. hehehe

          • When i went to see what shaiya was, and i saw that they even used the same sound effects of lineage 2. I just uninstaled that piece of a cheap shit that shaiya is, Better that lineage 2? Only a retard says that .The clone is never better .

          • I started L2 in “pre release beta” and am still playing it with my original characters Kain 4 Lyfe!

          • Ohh guys.. why anybody dont play Aion? 4.0 is coming on june.. Awasome game.. i think prefer play this than WoW

          • I love how you say maplestory sucks, but dont even comment on runescape. Runescapes a far worse game, And maplestory atleast had a moment when it was itself amazing (V55)
            So really, if you criticize maplestory before runescape, you are in no position to say anything at all.

          • Look xteria, Runescape died in 2007 (I played since 2002) …. saying runescape is good after 2007 just means your a consumer, not a gamer.
            Maplestory used to be good, but its just lacking something now.

          • Runescape was amazing pre-2007. 2007 IVP bought the majority of shares in runescape and has turned the game into a paradise for microtransactions.

            The game is nothing like it used to be, and they have ruined what I once thought to be the perfect MMO.

            RIP Runescape.

          • Maplestory is actually a good game, you suck at games so you say they suck, stop being ignorant and accept MapleStory as a good game.

        • lol, runescape and all that other mumbo jumbo so called games you mentioned are all trash… Maple Story was good in the beginnin’…

          but I say iRO “ragnarok Online” and “Elsword” be better than all of the other games

          • looks like it but 445 GB of memory it had be the best game on the web for that kind of RAM and graphics are pretty cartoony need a good moderate memory mmo with no viruses or constant crashing every five seconds any any suggestions?

        • shaiya does not suck and you are a retard if u think it sucks.
          but it not as good as eden eternal

        • I have to agree Aeria isn’t a good game company. Almost all of their games are mediocre stereotype games, almost nothing special about them. Granted most games are like that these days, I haven’t found a good game in years. The most I usually last on any given game is around 4-6 months.

      • I would recommend Perfect World International. I have played a lot of games and that is one. I have problems finding a game like it too. Granted it is “cute” and does have marriage mods but they all have their pros and cons. It’s just something I would recommend. Good luck

        • perfect world sucks balls. it is the biggest pay to win game EVER made. i say this from experience i got to lvl 103 before i could no longer stand people paying their way to godliness without even having 1/2 the skill i had 8( perfect world should be in the 10 worst list not the ten best list

          • yea PerfectWorld sucks, mainly the cash shop has no means for ppl to trade cash shop cred’s for in game cred’s & visa~versa, unlike ForsakenWorld, now thats better than Perfect World, only thing im not liking is the lack of class choices based on race….if they fixed that, then they’d be in buisness…

          • the thing is perfect world i know its bad and i have not even played it, it has bad ratings (well for me it does lol) i thing the trailers are bad and make it think its awesome but its not plus its vary hard to download with a slow computer like me but still your correct, one last thing title is wrong its not a perfect world its a horible world.

        • PWI was good.. but now Forsaken World is better(both made by PWE). FW is better becasue of
          1: Not PAY 2 WIN(yet)
          2:nice instances
          3:Better balenced classes(venos in PWI suck ball now)
          4:Cheaper equipment (may get more expensive later)

          • LOL lies. You are given free cash coin for first pieces of armor in the carnival games. But then cut off around level 25 ish. Then you either open wallet or hope to hell other people are pouring cash into it to trade coins for cash coins…Game evolves into log in to to do chores and actually ends up more pay to win than PWI with LESS to do and see XD so much fail

        • I have played PWI for 4 1/2 years. Can’t find another game with the graphics like it except for Last Chaos but Last Chaos has been on too long and newcomers can’t do anything in it because of the high prices individuals sell their items for and the higher level players don’t help the new players get started like they used to. Most games are boring and their graphics suck.

      • Shaiya is all about spending money on the cash shop to buy nos and dominate in pvp. Not worthy of being in any top 10 list, this is just my opinion.

      • where is eq2<<the best f2p game out because it was created to be p2p by an awesome team..sequel to one of the original mmorpgs

          • You sir are incorrect, it was a squeal to Everquest 1, hence the 2 the storyline is a tad behind due to the fact that Eq1 has been out way longer. They have also filled in details of the story, about the gods etc. I’ve been playing Eq2 since the beta. Lately the game has declined, but hopefully Eq3 comes out or another similarly satisfying game.

          • EQ2 wasn’t a sequel. EQ2 was Sony taking all the suggestions of the EQ player base that they wanted to see in EQ, and making a second game (the way EQ should have been made to start with). Smed just saw it as a way to make more money, instead of doing right by EQ players.

          • everquest 3 was announced i think, in GI, it’s supposed to either use Unreal 3 or the Unreal4 engine(whenever that comes out with the next UT)

          • Yeah EQ2 was not a REAL sequel… I remember being irate over it’s catering to people that probably didn’t even play eq 1…. more fair would have been to say that Vanguard was the real EQ2… but on release imo… it sucked..weirdest thing ever…in Beta it was awesome… perfect almost… then they went to wrecking the game right off with nerfs.

      • shaiya are you kiddin me it was free to play then tried to slip in pay options, it is by far the worst gam i have ever played

      • Dude there are way much more better types of that game like, last chaos, it’s something like shaiya but better XP

      • Have you tried Vindictus? I used to play Shaiya.. Then i started playing Vindictus.. LOL. Couldn’t go back to Shaiya. The graphics that I though were incredible look like poo now. The only problem with Vindictus is they seem to have a lot of maintenance’s and connectivity issues. But when you play.. It’s awesome 😀

      • Shaiya Phoenix and Shaiya arent that good o-o well i guess they’re the same…. but ive tried it and got bored.

      • ahahahaahahahaha loooool shaiya?? poor graph like rocks in the air and it is sooo booooring clicking and hitting numbers. stupid machine to make money and it works o.O

      • right after the loot box thingy was opened the game started to SUCK! evry1 uses sandboxie and all are uber!!!!!! theres no fun in it now 🙁 :'(

      • dude how can u even say that, if u truely have been playing it since the start you’d know that the game became complete shit after the super mage nerf about 3 years ago, every known mager player pretty much all left the game soon after, and i recently watched a trailer….thats not even shaiya anymore at all its some else entirely

      • Problem is its run by Aeria games. The game looked good, but I never played it; because it is run by Aeria. I might check it out if it ever gets moved to a different company though.

      • I completely feel ya, I keep downloading mmorpgs left and right trying over and over to find something that even compares to shaiya but still.. shaiya is the only mmorpg with a lasting place on my desktop lol

      • I have been playing Shaiya for about 5 years now, I agree at a certain point to what yo uare saying. The problem with it now is, if you want to make a name for yourself in Shaiya and you want to be powerful, expect to spend closse to $1000 or at least 700 Euro.

      • I have been playing Shaiya for about 5 years now, I agree at a certain point to what yo uare saying. The problem with it now is, if you want to make a name for yourself in Shaiya and you want to be powerful, expect to spend close to $1000 or at least 700 Euro.

    • nope that list are very not good ,… where is BLADE and soul , where is AION ……

      that games is sucks….

      that game already rotten …..

        • There are a few games I feel not mentioned including maplestory but then I realized they were all under Top 10 Anime MMORPGs. I am guessing they didnt wanna be repetitive and put it twice.

          • I totally didn’t even realize that it said top 10 anime MMORPG’s. But it brings a question – were’s guild wars 2 gonna be?

          • Erm, LoTRO is F2P, I play it, yes you have your opinion, i however disagree, I like it, it gives a challenging gameplay, storyline is great, however from level 1-19 you can only do quests to level and kill enemies to level, from level 20+ skirmishes and instances are opened, and anyways ITS JUST A FREAKING GAME SO WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS COMPLAINING FOR!!!!!!
            I mean games are games, fair enough people have their opinions, the game i mostly play now is Kerbal Space Program, Star Trek Online and Pirate Galaxy, I dont have to waste my time commenting on comments that say certain games are shit, i have to say after playing conquer online for awhile, i left, i go back and BAM my account was hacked, my characters gone, so i quit playing because it also put viruses on, and its full of egyptians.
            now I miss World of Kung Fu, that was a great MMO but it’s been shutdown 🙁 so i started playing LoTRO to replace, the graphics are great, and its just a fantasy game soo it’s not exactly in accurate locations, but its epic storyline makes up for that.

            I also have to say after playing it for 2 weeks i got hooked and got VIP for 1 month, and i also got 2 class bundle, now im going to stop typing, and before anyone tells me YES I KNOW HE POSTED IT ON 2/3/2012 or you guys in US 3/2/2012.

        • so? more people playing it doesn’t make it the best game…
          a lot of peeps just play it cause they hear a lot of peeps play it, with doesn’t make it better then other games with less players.

          it’s all a matter of taste tbh ^^

    • Aion is Now Free… and should be on this list but I found many on this list to be better.. age of Conan..Allods..lotro are all far better Imo.. any game that auto attacks is eh in my book. Flying is pretty cool tho.

      • Yay! Aion is “Truly-Free” to play now! When I played last year it was just a trial. I’ve been checking the site often and am very happy to see it’s free now. Woot! Sorry if my above post was misleading. At least I researched it and found out my mistake.

    • Just to tell all like one dude i read shaiya its made before lineage 2, and its an unwriten rule that payers rull every game and every server so chill up guys play for fun let the fools spend money …

      • actually thats not correct, shaiya was still in closed beta as of the 26th of nov 2007 while lineage 2 came out of closed beta on apr. 27th 2004

    • yea there are…like EverQuest 2!!how is that game never on these lists???the f2p model is no different from dc so thats not the issue…do people just not know it exist??? it is absolutely the best f2p game out…the only thing they did recently that kinda ruined it was adding merch like swtor has. still better than aion<<game is so over rated

    • tera rising or blocks countries and here is there reason “- “En Masse will block IPs based on region. Asia,
      Africa, and the Middle East are included on the block list. While we appreciate
      that there are players in these regions who would enjoy playing on En Masse
      servers, it’s unfortunate that the vast majority of Internet traffic we see
      from these regions are from cyber-criminals relating to account theft,
      gold-farming and other hacking behavior.” this statement i think is discriminatory in nature because not everyone in the said regions are like that and we should not be generalized……gaming should be free from prejudice, there should be equality and the freedom to have fun….

      • Though I agree that gaming should be fun, hacking and gold farming are actual things, and this was what EnMasse decided to do to help curb some of it.
        Also, the fact that they lowered a certain amount of the hacking and farming was a probable contributor to making the game F2P, as their overhead probably shrank enough to warrant that.

    • any average memory f2p mmos with viruses no crash and not cartoony stationary combat Like bless if it ever came out and Ragnarok is way too much memory

    • Yeah but where is Hellgate Global? its an EPIC!!! game like Diablo II+Guns, all premium stuff drop from bosses no need to pay for act 3 anymore and it has a new expansion called tokyo, no lag and u can get hd textures pack from the hellgateeaus forum, Hellgate shood bee in this list it has the gameplay its 100% free, this games in the to 10 are just looking good, thats not the best criteria for a FREE 2 PLAY MMO srsly. U guys put Maple story on NR1 spot but dont even put good games in top that desirve the atention.

    • Like Hellgate? OMG they dont even give atention to that awsome game, its 100% FREE all premium stuff drop from bosses, no need to pay for anything they had an expansion called tokyo and MMOBOMB diden mention it. JEZZ!!!!

    • Try Age of Wushu/ Wulin. Best mmo ever!!! Though confusing for new people but just ask around.
      FYI I think it’s on par with Tera
      Don’t judge me ok? It’s my OPINION!


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