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.

  • 10.

    The Elder Scrolls Online Review

    The Elder Scrolls Online

    Inferior to competitors and predecessors in every respect. Elder Scrolls Online is a lost puppy of another era. It hails from one where... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 4

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    Asheron's Call 2: Legions

    Whilst providing hours of new game content, Legions does little to stop this MMORPG from clunking slowly along the path to obsolescence. Think of all the clichès that put people off playing MMORPGs: the level... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Guild Wars: Factions

    Though technically superb and graphically stunning, Factions lacks the character and immersion to make it a genuine contender to World of Warcraft's crown. Speak to any gamer who's played online, and you'll probably be told that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    Runes of Magic Review

    Runes of Magic

    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. I was rummaging round Runes of Magic, Frogster's free-to-play MMORPG, when... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Shadowrun Returns Review

    Shadowrun Returns

    A good start, with the best hopefully yet to come. Shadowrun Returns' first campaign feels like it was written by what D&D... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

    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. Back in October when previewing the game, I said the Burning Crusade was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Review

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria

    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. Remember that scene in the first Lord of the Rings film, where the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Guild Wars 2 Review

    Guild Wars 2

    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. I didn't realise it at first but, like most MMOs, there's a neat little... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Guild Wars

    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. MMORPGs, for various reasons, can prove themselves extremely difficult to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Review

    World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

    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. It's hard to conceive what PC gaming would currently be like had Blizzard... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC