Top 10 Best Free to Play MMORPGs of 2016-2017
Today we’re back with another top 10 list – this time however, we’re looking at some of the best Free to Play MMORPGs on the market.
As this is a top 10 video, I feel the need to warn you first: This is a list of games WE believe are the top 10 free to play MMORPGs available.
As such, you probably disagree with some of them. That’s your right, but please be civil about it.
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So, how about I shut up now and start listing the games?
Coming in at last place in our list is TERA. Just because we list it at the bottom of our list doesn’t mean it’s bad – it’s quite the opposite, honestly.
Both Wiggy and I personally LOVE TERA! It has some of the most fun combat for us – and graphics that we absolutely love.
Gameplay is fast, classes are enjoyable, and character creation is good enough that we can make a character we can actually stand looking at.
Some people find the action too fast, the lack of endgame content a drawback, or funny enough, the Elin race being too discomforting to be around.
While I can understand these concerns – the game itself is both fun and enjoyable. Especially the first time around.
DC Universe Online
Coming in at number 9 is DC Universe Online. While a strange pick for our list – when we tried the game out we found it to be more enjoyable than we would’ve initially given it credit for.
We thought it was a cheap, cheesy superhero MMO. Well, it is, but I don’t mean that in a bad way.
The game may start off a little slow, but it comes into its own fairly fast. DC Universe Online has a huge world you’re given to explore (through multiple powers), fun gameplay, and some pretty cheesy-yet hilarious dialogue and characters. Which is great, as one of my favorite MMORPG of all time – World of Warcraft – banks on the same silly-yet fun humor.
Coming in at number 8 is Rift. Rift has been around for a while. While both TERA and Rift launched as Pay to Play titles, they’ve both found great success in the Free to Play market.
Rift is one of the closest MMORPGs you’ll find to World of Warcraft, sharing a lot of similarities-which is a good thing.
No MMORPG has managed to capture what World of Warcraft brang the MMO world, with several trying and failing over the years.
Rift does manage to capture some of what made World of Warcraft great – so if you’re a fan – you should definitely consider trying Rift out.
With Rift’s pretty extensive class customization and ever increasing world size – Rift deserves more attention than they get.
This one is a strange one. Coming in at number 7 is Neverwinter.
Published by Perfect World Entertainment – a company known for their ridiculous cash shop advantages – Neverwinter somehow managed to find a non Pay 2 Win home.
Neverwinter has a nice mixture between traditional targeting and fast action combat, allowing for some impressively fun gameplay.
Unfortunately Neverwinter isn’t as large as it could be – which could be because most people prefer Open World or Sandbox MMORPGs, subpar endgame, or the fact that they don’t trust Perfect World Entertainment, but none of that should deter you from trying it out!
Age of Conan
Coming in at number 6 is Age of Conan. Now, in its Prime, Age of Conan was a huge MMORPG.
However, its populations dwindled due to it remaining Pay to Play even though their subscriptions were decreasing day by day.
Eventually going Free to Play – Age of Conan never really managed to recover, although it’s an amazingly beautiful and detailed MMORPG.
Featuring fast action combat, great graphics-especially considering when it was made, and its fairly well done voice acting by todays standards – not to mention the fact that there’s no pay 2 win BS that plague so many free to play MMORPGs these days.
Now, some people may wonder why Aion is this high in our list, and it’s because we enjoy it.
Similarly to Rift, Aion takes inspiration from World of Warcraft-and in a good way.
Combat is simple tab targeting – but Aion allows you to continue comboing your skills together just like in TERA – which makes it a lot more “hands on” than other traditional tab target MMORPGs.
Aion also gives players the ability to fly: Something most MMORPGs seem to lack. Although it has pretty irritating limitations on flight, it’s still one of Aion’s best features.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
One of few good Sci-fi MMORPGs available; Star Wars: The Old Republic takes our number 4 spot.
Some people absolutely loathe the free to play model in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but we know people who have played through it and enjoyed themselves immensely as well.
Regardless of which side you’re on, Star Wars: The Old Republic offers players huge open areas to explore, while giving you a fun, customizable class system, and easy, fluid
tab targeting combat. Coupled with a decent story, Star Wars: The Old Republic should definitely be in your list of free to play MMORPG if you have yet to try it out.
Guild Wars 2
Coming in at number 3 in our list, we have Guild Wars 2. Now, Guild Wars 2 is a little different to other MMORPG out there, being that you’re given large, open areas to explore, but instead of taking quests from quest hubs – you are given the option to take part in dynamic spawning events – that both begin and end even if you’re not taking part.
Guild Wars 2 also has a fairly strong story – being much better than most free to play MMORPG-possibly due to it being pay to play originally.
Combat in Guild Wars 2 is fast and fun, giving you a fair amount of customizability over your class depending on what weapon you have equipped currently, as well as unique underwater combat and skills.
You may be wondering why number 2 in our list is a pay to play game, and that is because as of December 2016, EVE Online will finally be going free to play.
We’re uncertain as to what this will mean for players of EVE Online – but we can definitely say that we look forward to EVE’s huge universe being available to a much larger audience.
EVE Online is a very, very unique kind of MMORPG. It takes place completely in space.
You don’t control a character-instead controlling your ship, flying through space, mining, pirating, y’know, typical space stuff.
You’re also able to take part in insanely huge scale fleet vs fleet battles, where you can join your friends and factionmates, and do battle against rival fleets for control!
There is a large learning curve for EVE Online, but once you learn how to play.. you may end up never leaving.
The Lord of the Rings Online
Number 1 in our list may come as a bit of a surprise to some people, but we believe it deserves this spot.
The Lord of the Rings Online is one of the most complete, lore rich worlds ever created in an MMORPG. (Keyword here being “one of”).
The Lord of the Rings Online has beautifully detailed environments, along with a fairly well thought out class system, giving you unique classes specific to the race you chose.
For fans of J. R. R. Tolkien’s work, this should be an absolute must for you to play, as The Lord of the Rings Online takes you through a variety of recognizable areas,
while greeting you with familiar characters spread throughout its huge world.