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  • World of Warcraft icon

    World of Warcraft

    Join the twelve million players (and counting) currently adventuring in Azeroth as well as beyond the Dark Portal, and see what journeys await for those who would plumb the many secrets of this ancient realm. As a massively...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Wine

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    Doom (Series)

    Doom is a science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game in which players assume the role of a space marine, popularly known as "Doomguy", who must fight his way through the hordes of invading demons from...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    Guild Wars

    Very successful MMORPG with no monthly fees. PvE and PvP, heavily instantiated. Manageable heroes for your party as well as hero-NPCs. 8-skill-deck and attributes, changeable in every outpost to adjust Skills to play-style, team and...

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    Magicka

    Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    Zandronum

    Zandronum is a multiplayer oriented port, based off Skulltag, for Doom and Doom II by id Software. Zandronum brings classic Doom into the 21st century, maintaining the essence of what has made Doom great for so many years and, at...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Dead Space (Series)

    Dead Space is a survival horror third-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The player controls Isaac Clarke (named after science fiction writers Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke), a ship...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    Runescape

    Runescape is the most popular free MMO in the world, by Jagex Games Studio. Complete quests and win enormous treasures in a 3D world full of magic and monsters- all while never leaving your internet browser.

    Freemium Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    PlaneShift

    PlaneShift is a Free Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Free? That's right, by making the software's code available for all, PlaneShift allows anyone to improve the game for the benefit of all. So, what have you...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    EverQuest

    Experience the EverQuest universe. Vast worlds of Fantasy and Magic await daring adventurers in EverQuest, EverQuest II and EverQuest Online Adventures. Play for Free in exclusive trials, explore ancient ruins, slay dragons and take...

    Freemium Windows

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    Wildstar

    WildStar is a fantasy/science fiction massively multiplayer online role-playing game that takes place on the fictional planet Nexus, where a mysterious and powerful race known as the Eldan have disappeared, leaving behind a wealth of...

    Freemium Windows

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    DC Universe Online

    DC Universe Online, a joint video game from Sony Online Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC comics is an action-packed, physics based MMO game for the PLAYSTATION 3 and PC gaming consoles. Set in the DC...

    Freemium Windows

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    Daimonin

    Daimonin is a community driven open source MMORPG.

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  • Black Desert Online

    Black Desert is an upcoming sandbox-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game by Korean video game developer Pearl Abyss. The game has been in development since 2010. F2P in Russia and Korea. P2P in Enlish, Francias and...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Eternal Lands

    Eternal Lands (EL) is a free, multiplayer, online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by Radu Privantu in 2002. The setting is a medieval fantasy world. There are historic elements such as medieval architecture and weaponry along with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries

    Are you afraid of the big bad Woolfe? Step into the boots of a vengeful Red Riding Hood in this twisted-fairytale platformer. Defeat deranged fairytale bosses with your trusty axe, explore a gorgeous fantasy universe and piece...

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    TERA: Rising

    TERA is the first true action MMORPG, providing all of the depth of an MMO with the intensity and gratification of an action game. Players fully control their characters using the game's dynamic battle system. TERA takes the...

    Freemium Windows

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    Evol Online

    The goal of this project is to create an ever evolving 2D MMORPG, constantly trimming the sails on the journey through the vast online world. The name, Evol Online, describes this effort to always adapt and explore new routes and...

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    Dragon Nest

    Dragon Nest is an online action role-playing game that combines the blazingly fast combat and visually stunning attacks of a console game with the epic story and role-playing elements of classic MMORPGs.

    Freemium Windows Steam

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    Sudeki

    Sudeki is an action role-playing game developed by Climax Studios and initially published by Microsoft Game Studios as an Xbox exclusive in 2004. It was later ported to Microsoft Windows, released by Zoo Digital Publishing.

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    Dungeons & Dragons Online

    Play DDO Unlimted For FREE! The only MMO with kick-ass combat, killer dungeons, and iconic D&D monsters! Real-time combat system.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    The Mana World

    The Mana World (TMW) is a serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG. TMW uses 2D graphics and aims to create a large and diverse interactive world. It is licensed under the GPL, making sure this game can't...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Runes of Magic

    An MMORPG that sets up content updates in the form of chapters. The most recent chapter, Chapter IV, added new classes, new battlefields, and a much higher level cap. There are regular updates with new content, e.g. classes, races...

    Freemium Windows Linux

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    Wizard101

    Create your Wizard here and play for free! Wizard101 is an online Wizard school adventure game featuring collectible card magic, pets, and duels.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    Stendhal

    Stendhal is a fun friendly and completely free 2D multiplayer online adventure game with an old school feel.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

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    Allods Online

    MMORPG free to play and/or pay to play in a World of Warcraft similar design but in a more steampunk way. Design highly Russian style.

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    Perfect World

    Perfect World International, a free-to-play online game with character customization. Fly freely in beautiful lands to make your dreams true in Perfect World!.

    Freemium Windows

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    Metin2

    Welcome to Metin2, Oriental Action MMORPG! Step into an eastern fantasy world with picturesque towns and impressive landscapes. Dangerous battles await you! Become a master of martial arts and protect the country from the...

    Freemium Windows

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    Final Fantasy XIV

    Take part in an epic and ever-changing FINAL FANTASY as you adventure and explore with friends from around the world. Experience all the hallmarks of the best-selling franchise - airships, chocobos, moogles, and more!

    Commercial Windows

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    Final Fantasy XI

    CONTINUE YOUR EPIC VOYAGE INTO A NEW WORLD OF THE FINAL FANTASY XI SERIES Across the sead, where the sun sets, wait new adventures in the sacred city of Adoulin and the unsullied lands of Ulbuka, whick have been closed to the...

    Commercial Windows

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    Auteria

    Auteria is an MMORPG with a fantasy setting. Explore different areas, fight, and increase skills such as harvesting and smithing.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Anarchy Online

    Anarchy Online is one of the oldest SciFi - MMORPGs. You arrive on the planet Rubi-Ka and play through the story about the source of a valuable mineral known as "Notum". Fighting for military and political power on Rubi-Ka...

    Freemium Windows

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The Lord of the Rings Online Comments

I tried WoW for the 10-day freebie. I liked it well enough ...

Comment by tpstigers
about The Lord of the Rings Online Jun 2011

I tried WoW for the 10-day freebie. I liked it well enough, but I just didn't see it being worth a monthly payment, so I fished around for a free alternative. I tried LOTRO, figuring it wouldn't be as good a game as WoW, but worth playing for free.

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a much better game than WoW. The graphics are better, the fight system is better, the gameplay is better - it's just all around better. Give it a try - you won't be sorry.

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And now it's Free to Play!I have played and betaed quite a ...

Comment by chantgirl
about The Lord of the Rings Online Jun 2011

And now it's Free to Play!
I have played and betaed quite a few MMORPGs, and the graphic beauty of this one surpasses them all. You don't have to be a Tokien fan to enjoy it, but if you are, it makes it even better. The detailed quests and storylines are amazing.

I find that it really appeals to casual gamers, although there are end-game raids etc. But as I have gotten older, the more I really want to enjoy a game, on the short time I have. I don't need another "job" like I felt Everquest was. I have amazing memories of EQ, and the forced grouping it requires...and still have friends to this day because of it, but I just don't have that kind of time anymore.

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