MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Play Games) are online multiplayer gaming platforms where the player assumes the role of a character and takes control of it, often interacting with other users in the virtual world, which continues to exist even when the player is offline.
From fantasy worlds to science fictions, MMORPGS take many forms, here are the top 4 games you should definitely check out:
1. World of Warcraft (WoW)
World of Warcraft is currently the world’s most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers. Players control a character avatar within a game world in third- or first-person view, exploring the landscape, fighting various monsters, completing quests. Considered one of the best online games ever made, unfortunately WoW is not free of cost to play. After a trial, you have to buy a subscription.
Though targeted at children of the 9-15 age group, Poptropica gameplay experience can be fun for adults too. In the game, players can go to different ‘islands’ (game quest scenarios), compete in multiplayer games, and communicate with each other. The islands all have various difficulties, but all center on a problem that the player must resolve by going through multiple obstacles or completing goals. The game was created by Jeff Kinney, who also is the author of ‘Diary of A Wimpy Kid’ series
3. Marvel Heroes 2016
With Doctor Doom as the main antagonist, players can unlock characters like Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man and Deadpool in this game released in 2013 and rebranded recently in January 2016. Each location in the game is composed of several “instances” at any one time. This allows the game to run on one huge virtual server, rather than the game being split into different servers. Many missions take place within smaller instances. These instances are reset if the player leaves and returns.
With a record of being the largest free MMORPG and the most updated game in the world, Runescape is based in a fantasy world divided into kingdoms, regions and cities. RuneScape does not follow a linear storyline; rather, players set their own goals and objectives. Players can choose to fight non-player character (NPC) monsters, complete quests, or increase their experience in the available skills. Players interact with each other through trading, chatting, or by participating in mini-games and activities
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