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.
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.
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.