Five Games Like Runescape (for Free)

Five alternatives to Jagex’ most popular game. [updated]

Now that Runescape is considered the most popular MMORPG by Guiness World Records, it’s time to clear your heads onto some different, yet similar games that will rock your world if Runescape’s getting boring, or you just need a fresh new one to play.

Keep in mind that some will require a good graphics card, but nothing top knotch, don’t worry. I also won’t rank them, I will put them into a random order, will describe them a bit and put a screenie. I hope you enjoy.

Runes of Magic

This one can be considered the free World of Warcraft. It is very similar to it in art-style and gameplay, and some similarities are noticeable in the game world as well. Instead of monthly payments, the game works on micro transaction system (players can buy game items for real life money from the official store, gaining some advantage, but they can be acquired  later in the game without paying any kind of real life money. Basically someone pays to get items faster), which makes sure the servers are intact. The gameplay, as I said, is much like WoW, so if you want a free option or want to try out how WoW is, it’s a good bet. Just make sure your card is 128MB with support for Pixel Shader 2.0, because otherwise, you won’t be able to play.

ROSE Online Evolution

This one shares a great feel with RoM, and although it may seem childish or immature, I assure you it’s lots of fun in an anime-ish art style. Simple gameplay, huge game world (7 different planets), fighting is a lot of fun, and casting skills is as well. You can pick one of four jobs at level 10, which are the usual soldier, ranger, mage and crafter. When you reach level 100 (will take a while, but you’ll have fun playing), you can turn into one of two inside your class. Take the soldier, for example, when you reach level 100, you can choose to become an offensive type, or a defensive type, and all that makes it even more immersive. There are PvP areas, which are lots of fun for high levels, it’s 3d without requiring much of your graphics card (64MB will do it) and it’s just uber pwnage, trust me.

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  1. Posted July 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    nice article, but the only thing these games have in common with the rune is that they are free online rpgs. Runescape in unique because you don’t have a class and you level skills, rather than a leveling a character. Runescape also has full loot pvp, unlike any of the above games. Runescape is actually most similar to games like eve online, ultima online, darkfall online, and soon to come: mortal online.

  2. Posted July 27, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Mechquest isnt out yet n00b :)

  3. Posted July 28, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I did say Mechscape. And I know it isn’t. :D

    Nice name though.

  4. Posted July 28, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Lol Teh Mudkipz ;P

    I dont remeber wat it means XD

    Nice guide. Awesome hit on the Dragon in Dragon Fable!!! :O

  5. Posted July 29, 2009 at 4:54 am

    James, you have to increase your knowledge of internet jokes. =P

  6. Posted September 22, 2009 at 4:28 am

    nice man

  7. Posted October 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Now with links to reviews from gaming sites.

    Hope you enjoy. :D

  8. ITZPK3R
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    you forgot moparscape :p
    nah just kidding.

    nicely done

  9. Posted October 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    As a side note, if you liked Dragon Fable, there’s also Adventure Quest.

  10. runelocus
    Posted November 28, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    just go on a runescape private server at find one you like prefrebly rap3scape or slim-rs i would say ddsspeced v3 but its gone and download the server it stops you no lifing rs belive me runescape privaye servers is the way to turn!

  11. Simma
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    no offense here publisher, but are you stupid or just trying to be annoying?

    you haven’t actually listed a single game similar to runescape…

    the only game i’ve seen similar to it, is Eternal Lands, another oldie game.

    in your very first suggestion, you even state… it plays like WoW… so your 5 similar games to runescape is actually 5 similar games to WoW right? muppet -.-

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  13. Idownloadwarez
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    rpg’s that have so called pvp but have only no loot pvp is not really pking at all. they are lieing their asses off if they tell you that kind of crap is fun. rpg’s without full loot pvp are for pussy’s.

  14. Posted May 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm


  15. Posted July 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    cool article…it might also be worth checking out games like runescape

  16. Posted August 16, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Even though these games are more simililar to wow than they are to runescape. It is silly to just say that they are notgames like runescape, due to the fact that they are all online mmorpgs as runescape is, probably the only big thing is that they are not browser games.

  17. Posted August 16, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Even though these games are more simililar to wow than they are to runescape. It is silly to just say that they are not
    games like runescape
    , due to the fact that they are all online mmorpgs as runescape is, probably the only big thing is that they are not browser games.

  18. bobby
    Posted October 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm

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  20. Posted January 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    ill try roses

  21. Logan
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

    um is club penguin used?also there is pandadanda um how about moshi monsters for little kids that isnt mutch like runescape.there is battleon i never played it but its download i think is that enough? ok bye

  22. Posted June 24, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    f-ck this is pretty cool!

  23. ernesto
    Posted November 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

    were the hell is the 5 games you queer we already now about this games you fagget whe wana now about games that or more secret you dedent need to post about this games cause the hall world already now they exist you moronocaly fagger

  24. not gonna put my name
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    if u want a game that u can actually raise an army and build cities that is free go to
    the best part is it will build while ur gone and u hardly get attacked!!

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