What Is An MMORPG? These Are The Best MMORPG Games

Even after a decade, World of Warcraft still remains the most played MMORPG.

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What Is An MMORPG These Are The Best MMORPG Games
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The world of video games is ever-changing, with new games coming every year; some fail to profoundly impact fans, while some stay on. The same goes for video game categories; some categories attract more people towards them, while some stumble to make a mark. However, we’re going to talk about a category of video games called MMORPG and the best games in the category.

While most MMORPGs differ slightly from the genre, they’re still a part of the category. MMORPGs are built with a special emphasis on character development, with some character progression system.

What is MMORPG?

A massively multiplayer online role-playing game or an MMORPG combines aspects of two very different genres of video games, RPG and MMO. While MMOs are typically multiplayer games with many players interacting with each other. On the other hand, RPGs are designed to give players charge of the character in the story, making decisions based on dialogs.

While both these genres are typically based on fantasy world or some science fiction, RPGs and MMOs combine to create an MMORPG, perfect rendition of the two genres. The genre even has its directory of gaming slang. For instance, World of Warcraft is based on a fantasy world, Star Wars: The Old Republic is based on the science fiction movie series Star Wars.

To give an example of MMORPGs, World of Warcraft is the most popular game of the genre. In addition, Star Wars: The Old Republic is the fastest growing MMORPG within the first three days of its launch, with 1 million players.

While the genre has many games in its shroud, these are probably the best MMORPG games;

  1. World of Warcraft
  2. Guild Wars
  3. Final Fantasy 14
  4. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  5. Elder Scrolls Online
  6. Eve Online
  7. New World
  8. Neverwinter
  9. Planetside
  10. Star Trek Online

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Akshay Bhardwaj

Akshay Bhardwaj

A casual gamer, fascinated with everything geeky, mostly found lazing around. I drink, and I don't know things!