The massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre has been making ripples for quite some time now by offering some amazing experiences, especially for PC gamers. RuneScape, a game which landed itself in the Guinness World Records for its sheer size and large number of updates, gained colossal recognition and acclaim for its amazing and addictive gameplay. There is no doubt about the game being simply amazing, but it is difficult to ignore the fact that it has aged quite a bit. As a result, many people have begun searching for an equally satisfying experience. Fortunately, there are many gems in the MMORPG marketplace that are just as good, if not better, as RuneScape and can therefore prove to be excellent alternative for fans of the genre.
World of WarCraft
Blizzard Entertainment’s World of WarCraft definitely tops the list when it comes to amazing MMORPG. Despite being there for nearly a decade, the game still has over 10 million subscribers. Boasting massive worlds, challenging quests, impressive gameplay, smooth servers and regular expansion packs, the game is still among the most prominent and celebrated titles in the genre.
Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is another game that has gained a fair amount of prominence in the MMORPG genre. Rather than following in the footsteps of more successful titles, the game strikes out in a new direction. Instead of simply focusing on the gameplay and keeping players busy, the game offers a storyline, which unravels in response to choices made by players. The other usual elements of MMORPG such as battles, exploration and quests are there.
Rift is a typical MMORPG, throwing players into a war between two factions comprising of different races. Rather than experimenting with the genre, the game has clearly remained focus on the existing elements, polishing them and presenting them in an alluring manner.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Based on the Star Wars universe, BioWare’s MMORPG offering is heavy on narrative. Rather than simply playing the game, gamers get to pretty much live the experience through fully voiced cut-scenes, multi-layered plots and well-developed characters. Star Wars: The Old Republic did not have a dream launch, but is still managing to remain afloat because of its top-notch content.