List of Best MMORPG games, distinguished from multi-player online RPGs by the number of players able to interact together, and by the game’s persistent A massively multiplayer online game world, which continues to exist and develop while the player is offline and away from the game.

 

 

10. NeverWinter Nights

Best MMORPG

Neverwinter Nights is set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, with the game mechanics based on the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition rules.

  • Initial release date: June 18, 2002
  • Developer: BioWareSeries: Neverwinter Nights
  • Composer: Jeremy Soule
  • Platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, Classic Mac OS
  • Publishers: Atari, MacSoft, Atari SA

 

9. Guild Wars 2

Best MMORPG
                       

Guild Wars is an online role-playing game series developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSOFT. The games were critically well received and won many editor’s choice awards, as well as awards such as Best Value, Best Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, and Best Game

  • Initial release date: April 26, 2005
  • Developer: ArenaNet
  • Composer: Jeremy Soule
  • Platforms: Macintosh operating systems,
  • Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS
  • Publishers: ArenaNet, NCSOFT

 

8. Blade & Soul

best MMORPG
                                                                   

Blade & Soul is a Korean fantasy martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by NCSOFT. On September 13, 2012, NCSOFT announced that Blade & Soul would release in Western territories, which eventually happened on January 19, 2016. 

  • Initial release date: June 30, 2012
  • Episodes: 13 (List of episodes)
  • Engine: Unreal Engine 3Original
  • Developers: NCSOFT, NCSOFT Corp
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

7. FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

Best MMORPG
    

 

Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows personal computers, developed and published by Square Enix in 2010. It is the fourteenth entry in the main Final Fantasy series and the second MMORPG in the series after Final Fantasy XI.

  • Initial release date: September 30, 2010
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows
  • Engine: Crystal Tools

 

6. Black Desert Online

Best MMORPG

Black Desert Online is a sandbox-oriented fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Korean video game developer Pearl Abyss and originally published for Microsoft Windows in 2015.

  • Initial release date: December 2014
  • Developer: Pearl Abyss
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5,
  • Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S
  • Publishers: Pearl Abyss, Kakao Games, Kakao, 
  • GameNet, Koch Media, GameOn Co., Ltd.

 

5. LineAge

Lineage is a medieval fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game franchise by the South Korean video game developer NCSoft. It has become highly popular in South Korea with subscriptions counting into the millions but is also available in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and English-language versions. It is also one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time, having grossed $9.7 billion in lifetime revenue, as of 2019.

  • Initial release date: July 11, 2016
  • Developers: NCSoft, Netmarble Neo Snail
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, 
  • Mac OS, I Os, Android, Windows Phone
  • Genres: MMORPG

 

4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim/elder scrolls legends online

Best MMORPG

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth main installment in The Elder Scrolls series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011.

  • Initial release date: November 11, 2011
  • Engine: Creation Engine
  • Developers: Bethesda Game Studios, Iron Galaxy
  • Composer: Jeremy Soule
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, ” data-wplink-url-error=”true”>Nintendo Switch,
  • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
  • Publishers: ArenaNet, NCSOFT
  • Genres: Action role-playing, Fantasy, Open world

 

3. PlanetSide 2

best MMORPG
                                     

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter developed by Rogue Planet Games and published by Daybreak Games Company. Previously, it was developed and released in November 2012 by Sony Online Entertainment. It is a sequel of PlanetSide, which originally released in 2003

  • Initial release date: November 20, 2012
  • Developers: Daybreak Game Company, 
  • Rogue Planet Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Engine: Forgelight Engine
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
  • Publishers: Daybreak Game Company, 
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment

 

2. EVE Online

Eve Online is a space-based, persistent world massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by CCP Games. Players of Eve Online can participate in a number of in-game professions and activities, including mining, piracy, manufacturing, trading, exploration, and combat.

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

  • Initial release date: May 6, 2003
  • Developer: CCP Games
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux,
  • Macintosh operating systems
  • Publishers:  CCP Games, Simon & Schuster
  • Interactive, Atari, Crucial Entertainment
  • Genres: RPG, MMORPG

 

1. World of Warcraft

             

World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.

  • Initial release date: November 23, 2004
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • world of Warcraft expansion packs: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria,
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade,
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • World of Warcraft: Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • Composer: Russell Brower 
  • Platforms: Macintosh operating systems,
  • Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS
  • Awards: VGX Award for Most Addictive Video Game,
  • VGX Award for Best PC Game, Technology & Engineering
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in
  • Video Gaming Technology and Applications
  • VGX Award for Best RPG online game,
  • Genres: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game,
  • Entertainment, Action game, Fantasy, Virtual world, Societal

List of Best MMORPG games, distinguished from multi-player online RPGs by the number of players able to interact together, and by the game’s persistent A massively multiplayer online game world, which continues to exist and develop while the player is offline and away from the game.

10. Neverwinter Nights

Best MMORPG

Neverwinter Nights is set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, with the game mechanics based on the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition rules.

     

  • Initial release date: June 18, 2002
  • Developer: BioWareSeries: Neverwinter Nights
  • Composer: Jeremy Soule
  • Platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, Classic Mac OS
  • Publishers: Atari, MacSoft, Atari SA

9. Guild Wars 2

Best MMORPG

Guild Wars is an online role-playing game series developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSOFT. The games were critically well received and won many editor’s choice awards, as well as awards such as Best Value, Best Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, and Best Game

     

  • Initial release date: April 26, 2005
  • Developer: ArenaNet
  • Composer: Jeremy Soule
  • Platforms: Macintosh operating systems,
  • Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS
  • Publishers: ArenaNet, NCSOFT

8. Blade & Soul

best MMORPG

Blade & Soul is a Korean fantasy martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by NCSOFT. On September 13, 2012, NCSOFT announced that Blade & Soul would release in Western territories, which eventually happened on January 19, 2016. 

  • Initial release date: June 30, 2012
  • Episodes: 13 (List of episodes)
  • Engine: Unreal Engine 3Original
  • Developers: NCSOFT, NCSOFT Corp
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows

7. FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

Best MMORPG

Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows personal computers, developed and published by Square Enix in 2010. It is the fourteenth entry in the main Final Fantasy series and the second MMORPG in the series after Final Fantasy XI.

     

  • Initial release date: September 30, 2010
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows
  • Engine: Crystal Tools

6. Black Desert Online

Best MMORPG

Black Desert Online is a sandbox-oriented fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Korean video game developer Pearl Abyss and originally published for Microsoft Windows in 2015.

     

  • Initial release date: December 2014
  • Developer: Pearl Abyss
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5,
  • Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and  Series S
  • Publishers: Pearl Abyss, Kakao Games, Kakao, 
  • GameNet, Koch Media, GameOn Co., Ltd.

5. Mobile Legends

Best MMORPG

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena developed and published by Moonton. Released in 2016, the game has become popular in Southeast Asia   and was among the games chosen   for the first medal event esports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.

  • Initial release date: July 11, 2016
  • Developer: Moonton
  • Platforms: Android, iOS
  • Genres: Multiplayer online battle arena,
  • A mobile game, Action role-playing game

4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim/elder scrolls legends online

Best MMORPG

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth main installment in The Elder Scrolls series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011.

     

  • Initial release date: November 11, 2011
  • Engine: Creation Engine
  • Developers: Bethesda Game Studios, Iron Galaxy
  • Composer: Jeremy Soule
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One,   Nintendo Switch,
  • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
  • Publishers: ArenaNet, NCSOFT
  • Genres: Action role-playing, Fantasy, Open world

3. PlanetSide 2

best MMORPG

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter developed by Rogue Planet Games and published by Daybreak Games Company. Previously, it was developed and released in November 2012 by Sony Online Entertainment. It is a sequel of PlanetSide, which originally released in 2003

  • Initial release date: November 20, 2012
  • Developers: Daybreak Game Company, 
  • Rogue Planet Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Engine: Forgelight Engine
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
  • Publishers: Daybreak Game Company, 
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment

2. EVE Online

Eve Online is a space-based, persistent world massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by CCP Games. Players of Eve Online can participate in a number of in-game professions and activities, including mining, piracy, manufacturing, trading, exploration, and combat.

  • Initial release date: May 6, 2003
  • Developer: CCP Games
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux,
  • Macintosh operating systems
  • Publishers:  CCP Games, Simon & Schuster
  • Interactive, Atari, Crucial Entertainment
  • Genres: RPG, MMORPG

1. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is a massively  multiplayer  online role-playing game released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.
           
  • Initial release date: November 23, 2004
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • world of Warcraft expansion packs: World    of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria,
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade,
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • World of Warcraft: Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • Composer: Russell Brower 
  • Platforms: Macintosh operating systems,
  • Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS
  • Awards: VGX Award for Most Addictive  Video Game,
  • VGX Award for Best PC Game, Technology    & Engineering
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement  in Video Gaming Technology and Applications VGX Award for Best RPG    online game,
  • Genres: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game,
  • Entertainment, Action game, Fantasy,    Virtual world, Societal

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