Two MMORPGs currently dominate the genre: Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft. The former is a tale of gaming’s ability to reinvigorate, whereas the latter is the go-to example of an MMORPG’s possible impact on the wider culture and industry. Alongside these subscription-based games remains an ocean of free MMORPG content, littered with colorful communities and impressive mechanical depth. Below Twinfinite lists 5 of the best free MMORPG games on the market today.
Top 5 Best Free MMORPGs You Can Play Right Now
Guild Wars 2
Touted as the “World of Warcraft killer” when it launched in August 2012, Guild Wars 2 got off to a strong start in the MMORPG market before suffering a blip in numbers mid-way through its current lifespan. Some excellent expansion content, combined with ArenaNet’s commitment to the property, has led to a healthy pool of players, with the game finding its feet again. In fact, it’s right up with the most popular MMORPGs by total active users. The title has never had a subscription model in place, instead opting for a one-time purchase deal, combined with a cash shop for aesthetic items.
In 2015, the base game became free for all to enjoy, opening up a major part of its world at no cost. Subsequent expansions and additions require payment, but there is still plenty to play with for free. Boasting a Metacritic score of 90, the game is one of the most critically well-received MMORPG games ever. Be sure to check out a few YouTube guides and browse the wiki, however, as six years in, the community has gotten pretty hardcore.