25 Free Mmorpgs
Contains links & reviews of 25 FREE mmorpgs (Massively multiplayer online role-playing games).
Runescape is a
3D browser based mmorpg with both free play elements and membership subscriptions. Often criticized for its poor graphics, Runescape is ideal for gamers on a budget and caters for low end PCs. Players must subscribe to members for more content – subscription is at US$5 per month.
allows a free downloadable mmorpg with purchasable special items from the “cash shop”. With three playable races and the best pet system on any mmorpg, it is a favourite among gamers. Note that this game has high minimum system requirements, similar to other games such as World of Warcraft.
Flyff with free downloadable mmorpg and colourful graphics where players can fly around on items such as brooms and boards. Special items require real-life currency to buy.
Sword of the New World: “Granado Espada”
is a free downloadable mmorpg is unique due to their multiple character control system – players can control 3 players at once, instead of being limited to one character per player!
Maple Story a downloadable 2D mmorpg with anime style graphics in which players have 4 classes to choose from, each of which have their own city. While the game is free, there is a cash shop where players have to pay real life money to buy special items.
have downloadable historical mmorpg based on the history of trading in China along the Silk Road. It may be hard to log on to the servers to play this game. Cash shop available.
is free to download and play, but “Dragon Balls” which increase equipment power, can be bought using real-life currency.
is a downloadable mmorpg with no monthly subscription. In-game currency can be bought at a rate of 10PED = $1. Uniquely, in game currency can also be redeemed back into real world currency at any time – hence, items earned in this game have a real cash value.
there are different companies who host this game based on geographical location, and some servers are free to play while others are not. Currently, the North American host features free-to-play with option to pay for enhanced game-play. Requires DirectX 8.1 or above. This can be downloaded at games for windows games for windows
a downloadable mmorpg is absolutely free to play, with no catches No monthly fee, no premium upgrades, no advertising on the site or in game. This game has cool graphics, but because it is still undergoing development, there are a few glitches and the servers are prone to instability.
a version is downloadable but players have the option to upgrade to premium accounts with additional benefits.
Dungeonrunners is mmorpg is similar to the Diablo series of games. It is free to play, with an option to subscribe to membership at about $5 per month for benefits such as login queue list priority & access to member only worlds.
is mmorpg is free to download and free to play. The developer Aeriagames also has other games such as Project-Torque, Twelve Sky, Domo and Shaiya (in Beta). All are available for download at Aeriagames
is free downloadable mmorpg is funded by ads, so don’t be surprised to see ads when your character dies. Character creation is extensive, allowing detailed & unique characters to be created. ShadowBane does not have a quest system but it has the best player-vs-player system of all mmorpgs.
Albatross offers free downloadable mmorpg that is based on golf.
Globalmuonline.com/ is free to download and play. PvP fighting outside duels is discouraged and a player who kills another may become an “outlaw”, a class with many disadvantages.
9 Dragons Acclaim is set in ancient China and martial arts is an important element.
Archlordgame offers free downloadable mmorpg with the option to purchase items in the cash store. Players can choose from 3 races – humans, moon elfs and orcs. In addition, players can compete for the position of the supreme commander over the game world.
has 2D mmorpg with beautiful graphics. Players may choose between 4 classes – humans, centaurs, mages and borgs. Special items can be purchased at the item mall for real life money.
is a science fiction themed mmorpg, and is usually fee-based but will be free until Jan 2008. However, it has been hinted that this freeplay time limit will be extended.
Eternal-lands is set in a medieval land, this fantasy mmorpg features many humanoid races. Players can choose from 6 races – humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, half-orcs and draegoni. Note that the latter 3 races are pay-to-play.
Rubies of Eventide although this is a free-to-play mmorpg, there is limited server space so freeplayers may find it hard to sign in. Patrons who pay a small donation will have priority during peak hours. Players can choose between 7 races – human, elf, gnome, dwarf, orc, ogre and leshy.