April 28, 2008 // 9:21 pm
- Today I got my latest issue of PCGamer where they played over 60 different free MMOs and selected 9 as worth playing. I figured you guys could get some good use out of this list so here it is.
Sort of like GTA except with more crime and less driving around. It uses the Unreal Engine 3 and isn't set to be released until Spring of 2009, so its about a year away but it'll be free to play.
No suprise to see Mythos making the list. We've covered Mythos before, but if your not familiar with it it's a Diablo2 clone, but a MMORPG instead of a regular RPG.
An extremely gory and bloody horror MMORPG that lives up to its name. Originally created in South Korea the game has made its way to western audiences. Currently the game is in Beta, but will be released shortly.
A comical MMORPG that is a lot of fun to play and is free as long as you allow them to run an ad banner while your playing. However for only $4.99/month you have the option to remove that.
Sword of the New World: Granado Espada
An MMORPG with an anime look that at one point had a monthly fee but is now free to play. Sword of the New World allows you to control up to 3 characters which separates it from all the other MMOs out there.
Currently in open beta, Holic is a MMO with a very cutsie look. What seperates this game from others is that users are able to create there own dungeouns and quests once they get far enough into the game.
Shaiya: Light and Darkness
We covered Shaiya before so its no suprise to us that PC Gamer selected it as one of the best free games out there. Shaiya concentrates on long term development of your character and heavy PvP action. If you ever played Lineage, this game is right up your alley.
Another anime inspired MMORPG from Korea, however this one suffers from horribly translated dialog. Aside from the bad translations, Kiesta is a good looking game with solid game play.
A solid fantasy MMORPG that doesn't really make any breakthroughs, but features good gameplay, story and PvP via duels. Considering its free to play, if your looking for a casual free fantasy MMO, this could be the one for you.
Screenshot below is of Crime Craft and screenshots for each game can be seen at the link up top!