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?
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.
Ultimate Naruto is a free-to-play 2D side-scrolling MMORPG that lets you create a character and play in the world of the popular anime: Naruto. It's a browser based game, so no download's necessary, and features a storyline that follows many of the characters from the anime/manga. Be sure head over to the official site to give it a try. Just watch out for all the auto-pathing.
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!
Tales of Solaris is a free-to-play MMORPG from publisher/developer Game321. Tales of Solaris combines RPG gameplay with classic anime elements and thrusts players into a brave new world where magic and machinery coexist, and the threat of demonic invasions is an ever-present danger. Tales of Solaris is the new title for Tales of Laputa, a name change publisher NGames has decided to introduce in order to broaden the game's global appeal.
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.
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.
Original Blood is a horror-themed MMORPG. Set on an earth after a great war between humans, vampires, werewolves, and the demons who started it. It takes the features you know from traditional MMORPGs, and throws them into a world where horror tropes dominate the populace. It's a F2P MMO with all the trappings of a good theme-park experience. Fight back the demons who founded this world, and take it as your own.