Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Square Enix's latest online installment in the legendary Final Fantasy series. Players enter the land of Hydaelyn to adventure in the regions of Eorzea, and can switch between four distinct classes and 18 sub-specializations by equipping different weapons. The PC game was originally released in September of 2010, but was brought back into development for a full overhaul and will relaunch alongside the PS3 version in 2013.
King of Kings 3 is a free-to-play fantasy MMO from gamigo, and differentiates itself from the crop by offering players a unique take on guilds. In King of Kings 3, players form guilds, who can then be banded together with other guilds to form larger legions with the ultimate goal of establishing their own kingdom as the result of an epic quest. Players also contribute to the level of their guild, which earns the guild access to additional features.
The Secret World is an MMORPG created by Funcom (Anarchy Online, Age of Conan: Unchained), with Senior Producer and Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist (The Longest Journey, Dreamfall). It blends elements of mythological and modern day civilizations, along with a mix of dark fantasy and the supernatural, and has no character classes. In The Secret World, where urban legends, myths, and conspiracy theories are all true, the only question is: what do you do now?
Neverwinter is an upcoming free-to-play MMO from the combined team of Cryptic Studios, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, and Perfect World. It will put players into the heart of Neverwinter, one of the most infamous cities in Dungeons & Dragons lore. Set 100 years after the Spellplague, and after the volcanic eruption that destroyed the city, Neverwinter is slowly restoring its former glory. But in the deep, dark places in and under the city, evil forces are seeking ways to keep Neverwinter from that goal, by any and all means possible. Players will need to once again answer the call for heroes to help save the city!
Path of Exile is a free-to-play persistent online action MMO from Grinding Gear Games that puts players in the role of an exile from your homeland, stranded on the treacherous continent of Wraeclast. With gameplay similar to Diablo and Drakensang, players must survive this post-apocolyptic fantasy world either solo or by teaming up with other exiles. The realistic, visceral combat and gritty artstyle will help immerse players in this cutthroat survivalist game world.
Wizard101 is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG from KingsIsle Entertainment that allows players to take the role of students at a school for wizards. Players create a character and then enter one of seven magical schools, learning the ropes and some new skills, then plunging into the magical, sometimes humorous storyline.
The game's story quests follow the players journey to stop the evil wizard Malistaire Drake and foil his various schemes. Wizard101 has magic classes, wizard duels and more for players to discover, and the game distinguishes itself with many roleplaying opportunities, quests, an abundance of skills to master, and a collectible card battle system.
DragonFable is a free-to-play fully animated browser-based MMORPG that takes players through adventures, combat, and a storyline involving mysterious dragons. This game has mild content and is family friendly. Unique PvP does not take place between players but between you and an A.I. representation of another player. New content is added weekly, and is based on suggestions by the players.
Lord of the Rings Online is the premier MMORPG set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s wondrous world of Middle-earth, brought to life through those most famous of books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and wonderfully portrayed in Peter Jackson’s movies. LOTRO brings you into the timeline of the events of The Lord of the Rings story, and sets you on a path that parallels the Fellowship of the Ring, aiding them on their journey to Mordor by performing tasks and adventurous deeds surrounding their path across Middle-earth.
Elsword is a free-to-play anime-styled side-scrolling fantasy MMORPG where players step into the role of one of six hero characters from the popular manga series. Players trek across the lands completing quests, battling opponents, and gaining experience to become a great hero. Players may adventure solo or in a group, engage in PvP, develop a variety of skills, and master specialized job classes.
Allods Online is a free-to-play MMORPG set on the fantasy world of Sarnaut, which was once a peaceful and thriving planet, until the Great Cataclysm sturck. Now, Sarnaut is a shattered world, with pieces called ‘allods’ (islands) floating about in the Astral. War after war has been fought for territory and resources since then, depleting a vast majority of the planet’s formerly abundant population. Now, the remaining races have polarized into two factions, The League, and The Empire, and continue to fight for possession of valuable land and open Astral space.