Suggested MMO List
What to suggest:
The following is an alphabetical list of suggestions I’ve received so far along with a quick blurb about what I know of the game or what was told to me.
Please refer to the F.A.Q. page to see what I count as an MMO before making a suggestion.
Keep in mind that currently I will NOT review “graphical MUDs” (Where the action is dictated entirely through text commands). Browser-based games are also low-priority, unless there’s a way it can be recorded outside of the browser, and it has more in common with standard MMO games.
Remember, Free-to-Play MMOs only. Suggestions of “Free-to-Try” MMOs (unlimited free-trials) are acceptable, but they will be listed separately.
To do a quick search of the list to make sure it’s not been suggested already, press “Ctrl+F” on your keyboard and type in the name of your game on the “Find” box that should appear in your browser. Keep in mind some games have multiple titles across the globe, like “Ace Online/Air Rivals” or “Dragon Saga/Dragonica”.
In order to save space and keep the page from having to load for a while, many comments on this page may be deleted on occasion, likely after updates are completed.
These games require or feature a client download. They can be graphics intensive or take up a lot of hard drive space. These are the games I’ll most likely review on MMO Grinder as “Official” episodes.
- 7 Souls
A 3D Fantasy MMORPG that promises brutal and gory combat.
3d Martial Arts based MMO set in ancient china.
- Age of Empires Online
An MMORTS version of the popular Age of Empires series.
- Aika Online
3D fantasy MMORPG by gPotato about a world in the sky… where have I heard that before…?
- AirRivals/ACE Online
Originally “Space Cowboy Online”, an action-based Flight Sim MMO. Called ACE Online in the U.S. and Air Rivals in Europe.
- Allods Online
Suggested as a 3D Fantasy MMORPG very similar to WoW that was well loved by many until the Cash Shop turned it into a Pay-To-Win MMO.
- Anarchy Online
Science fiction MMO. Once pay-to-play and cancelled.
- Angels Online
2D Isometric MMORPG
Grand Theft Auto style MMO. Released to pretty harsh criticism back when it was subscription based.
3D MMORPG blending Fantasy and Steampunk elements
- Asda Story
Colorful 3D Fantasy MMORPG
- Atlantica Online
3D MMORPG with a turn based combat system.
- Battle of the Immortals
3D Fantasy MMORPG with stylistic armor system.
- Battlefield Heroes
FPSMMO. Plays very similar to the Battlefield games by EA, but with more class based warfare, and a cartoony style.
- Black Prophecy
3D Space flight and combat MMO.
3D Fantasy MMORPG
- Combat Arms
MMOFPS published by Nexon with a high weapons arsenal.
- Cosmic Break
MMO3PS with arena combat. Anime styled.
- Crime Craft
See A.P.B. above.
- Dead Frontier
Top-down view Zombie Survival Horror MMO.
- Digimon Masters Online
MMORPG set in the Digimon world
2D isometric MMO. Cartoony style. Apparently very popular in France. The art kinda… scares me.
- Dragon Nest
Oh hi, Nexon. An action based 3D MMORPG that many seem to love.
- Dragonica/Dragon Saga
2 names, same game. (Dragonica is the SEA servers and Dragon Saga is the NA servers.) A 3D graphics with 2D playstyle MMORPG. Apparently grindless until level 50.
- Dream of Mirror Online (DOMO)
Cel-Shaded 3D MMORPG
- Drift City
Cel-shaded racing MMO
- Dynasty Warriors Online
Ever play Dynasty Warriors? In that case, this in an over the top 3D hack and slash MMO set in ancient China. This is the very definition of “Press X until everything dies.”
- Entropia Universe
Sci-FI MMORPG with a “Real Cash Economy” system
The WoW before WoW, Everquest was the definitive Fantasy MMORPG before WoW stole its thunder.
- Everquest II
The sequel to Everquest. That’s all that needs to be said.
- Fallen Earth
- 3D MMORPG with a post-apocalypse setting.
- Florensia Online
A boat themed MMO. I am a bit curious how this works.
- FlyFF (Fly For Fun)
3D MMORPG. I never got to the part where I got to fly, so maybe I’ll have to revisit it soon.
- Forsaken World
…this game has a VAMPIRE class? 3D fantasy MMORPG
3D Action/Fighting MMO.
- Global Agenda
Futuristic 3D MMO3PS with Jetpacks.
- Grand Chase
2D action MMO. I’m interested in this one a bit.
- Grand Fantasia
Cute and colorful Fantasy MMORPG. I played it shortly once.
- Guild Wars
3D MMORPG. I have a love/hate relationship with this game. My reasons would be made very clear if I ever decide to review it. Technically not free-to-play.
A turn-based MMO apparently similar in style to the popular Worms series.
- Gunz: The Duel
3d arena shooter with PvP and co-op vs monsters “quest” gameplay
Browser based Diablo style hack and slash.
- Jade Dynasty
3d MMORPG based in Chinese mythology
- Knight Online
Medieval based Fantasy MMORPG
- Last Chaos
3D fantasy MMORPG
Asian inspired 3D Fantasy MMORPG
- Lord of Ultima
Another MMORTS. Not much else known.
- Lost Saga
3D Class based arena combat fighting MMO. Features characters by Arc System works
- Lucent Heart
Anime inspired MMORPG with heavy emphasis on social play and couples system
Anime inspired “Action Arcade RPG” MMO
3D MMORPG/Social Sim. I have played this and there’s just so much to do it seems directionless. I’m sure I’ll cover it eventually.
2D MMORPG built in an 8-bit graphics engine
Top-down viewed Fantasy MMORPG
- Perfect World
Did the game come first or the company? A 3D MMORPG heavily based upon Chinese Mythology.
- Pirates of the Burning Sea
A pirate themed MMO with swordfighting and ship combat.
3D Fantasy MMORPG
- Puzzle Pirates
Puzzle MMO. Just… yeah. Going to have to look at this one.
- Ragnarok Online
Another long time runner like Maple Story, R:O has had a long stories history of being unable to decide if people should pay to play it or not.
- Ran Online
A 3D MMORPG about rival schools fighting in a post-apocalyptic world.
3D MMORPG and decent to look at. Interest aspect that all classes can use pets.
- Requiem: Memento Mori
Horror themed MMO. Color me interested.
Childish Lego-like MMO.
- RODE (Rise of Dragonian Era)
Asian inspiried 3D Fantasy MMORPG
- ROSE Online
Cute Style Fantasy MMORPG
- Rumble Fighter
3D Arena combat fighting MMO
Up there with Maple, and Ragnarok for being one of the first titles people think of when they hear free-to-play MMO. I knew a lot of younger players who played this game.
- Runes of Magic
Considered the definitive WoW clone in look, feel and play. The game offers a primary and secondary class feature. 3D MMORPG Fantasy. (I discussed this on the first and only radio episode of “MMO Scan” with LordKat. We weren’t thrilled.)
A 3D MMORPG blending elements of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Apparently has a system to create your own attacks and instances.
- S4 League
A 3D MMO3PS with cel-shaded graphics and a sports style setting. The promo video confused the hell out of me, but it looks interesting enough.
- Scions of Fate
3D Anime-styled Fantasy MMORPG
- SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online
MMO Arena shooter based in the SD Gundam universe
Faction-based 3D MMORPG. I played this a while back and it’s admittedly very WoW-like.
- Sword 2
Detailed Fantasy 3D MMORPG with interesting play systems. This game originally went by the name Granado Espada: Sword of the New World.
- Tales of Pirates 2
An anime inspired 3D MMORPG based on…well, pirates.
2D Dungeon crawler MMO.
- Twelve Sky 2
3D MMORPG based in Ancient China.
- Uncharted Waters Online
Based on the popular Japanese title by KOEI, it’s an MMO focused on world exploration and discovery.
- Wind Slayer 2
ANOTHER MAPLE CLONE?! This one has apparently “replaced” WonderKing.
Described as yet another Maple Story clone… I never thought I’d ever utter that phrase. Seems to be hiatus, but no official word on being “shut down.”
- Wonderland Online
Cute social based MMORPG
Asian inspired 3d fantasy MMORPG with a wacky sense of humor
- Zone 4
3D Arena combat fighting MMO
These games feature no client downloads, and play in browsers or pop-up windows. These games are usually very hard for me to record and I don’t place them on my “must-review” pile. They are also potential titles I’ll review in a possible spin-off show.
- A Mystical Land
3D Fantasy MMO
- Adventure Quest Worlds
Flash-Based Browser MMO.
- Battlestar Galactica Online
3D Space shooter based on the Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi series
- Crystal Saga
Simplistic Fantasy MMO
- Dungeon Empires
MMORTS and MMORPG hybrid
- Free Realms
Fantasy MMO by SoE. Designed with children in mind.
3D MMORPG set in the Cartoon Network universe. Also designed with children in mind. Duh.
- Gaia Online’s “zOMG”
Ugggh. Gaia + MMO might make Maple Story look like a Mensa meeting. I might have to look into it if I feel like torturing myself.
- Pockie Ninja
Features many characters from the anime series “Bleach” and “Naruto”
- Sacred Seasons
Flash based MMORPG
- Wizard 101
3D turn based MMO involving schools of magic. Designed for younger children.
These are MMOs that carry the “Free-to-Play” label, but severely limit you in play, oftentimes not enough for a fair review. Think of them as “infinite free trials”. If known, I’ll list their limits.
- Need For Speed World
Racing Game based on Need For Speed. Stuck with barely any car or track choices.
2D Tactical MMO by the makers of Dofus. It’s also published by Square Enix for that extra dose of WTFery. (Update: The game became a “Free-to-Try” once removed from Closed Beta to the chagrin of many who wanted to play it. Apparently limits you only to the tutorial and one other stage. Bravo, Squeenix.)
- Warhammer Online
3D Fantasy MMO based on the Warhammer Universe.
- World of Warcraft
Currently the most popular MMO on the market. The “Free-to-Play” ads clearly state that you can only reach level 20 on the trial accounts.
MMOs that were shut down
- City of Heroes
November 30th, 2012
January 15th, 2013
- Dungeon Fighter Online
June 13, 2013
- Earth Eternal
November 24, 2011
- Fantasy Tennis
March 10th, 2013
- Hunter Blade
October 25th, 2012
- Kitsu Saga
July 14th, 2011
- Iris Online
July 31, 2012
- Lego Universe
January 31st, 2012
- Luna Online
March 27th, 2012
February 8th, 2013
- Pi Story
April 1st, 2009
- Project Powder
February 8th, 2013
- Secret of the Solstice/Solstice Reborn
August 11th, 2011
- Tales Runner
December 21st, 2011
- Trickster Online
February 27th, 2013
August 13th, 2012