Top MMO Games of All Time
There’s so many MMOs out there, more than you can shake your +15 Axe of Senseless Violence at. The big dog, World of Warcraft, is looking a bit creaky nowadays, but there’s loads of other options out there for the budding online adventurer. Some of them won’t even cost you any money (unless you want all the good gear).
Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Trek Online and Lord of the Rings Online are free to play, serving three major factions of nerd-dom with hours upon hours of quest content and realms to explore. Superhero fans are also well catered for, with DC Heroes Online being a popular choice (and playable on PS3 and PS4), as well as Marvel Heroes (PC only).
While there are dozens still running, many others have come and gone. Will any of the online realms from yesteryear have made our list? Only one way to find out.
Runes of Magic is impressive for a free MMO, perhaps even the best, but predictably it's nowhere near as good as its subscription-based rivals.
A good start, with the best hopefully yet to come.
Cryptic Studios have created one of the most accessible and fun MMORPGs in years, plus you get to beat up loads of bad guys...
With two new classes, a massive new area to explore and the Legendary Weapons system, there's loads for Lord of the Rings Online players to get stuck into.
The Burning Crusade has a kind of wonderful self assurance you only really get from a developer confident in the knowledge it is responsible for the most popular MMO in history.
Guild Wars 2 is beautiful game that runs very well on most mid-spec machines, but the developer needs to rethink its approach to rewarding the game's most devout players.
Prison Architect is a full-on sim that will eat your time. If you fancy a dark look inside the running of a prison, look no further.
Guild Wars is a beautiful playing experience, a technical marvel and a fantastic way to pass the time. The fact that such a beauty of a game is practically free is yet another reason to play it.
With its spectacular design, dazzling polish and ever-compulsive gameplay, World of Warcraft seems destined to remain the everyman's pick of PvE-focussed MMO for the foreseeable future.
FM Live is the greatest football management game ever created and will keep you playing, and playing, and playing...