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Best MMORPG 2014

Updated on September 18, 2014

What are the best MMO Games?

Right now there are a lots of free-to-play MMORPG games online and a few pay-to-play ones. Which ones are the most popular? Which MMOs are well worth playing and maybe even paying for? Here is a list of the Top 5 MMORPG games of 2014, with descriptions, links and video. Take a look at what this gaming genre has to offer in terms of graphics, gameplay and unique content.

Mists of Pandaria
Mists of Pandaria

Pay to Play

World of Warcraft, Rift and TERA

First off, let's talk about pay-to-play. These days there are only a few of them that have enough subscribers to be called popular. These are World of Warcraft (WoW), Rift and TERA. Of the three, WoW has the most number of players and is sometimes called the most popular MMORPG in the world, even though this is not quite true since many f2p titles far surpass WoW in sheer numbers. However, it would be quite fair to say that WoW is the most profitable and well-known MMO.

The problem with this is that WoW is really old now. By 2014 it will be a whooping 10 years old. It remains an excellent game to play but by this time most people have already tried it and are looking for a new MMORPG to play. The writing is on the wall for anyone to see. In 2012, for the first time, WoW's subscriber numbers actually decreased. The latest expansion, Mists of Pandaria, did attract more people to play but comparing its sales figures to the previous expansion (Cataclysm) shows a different story. Cataclysm sold well over 3 million copies, a very healthy sales figure indeed. Mists of Pandaria, on the other hand, sold only 700,000.

New and Upcoming - Will one of these games take over the number one spot?

Here is a nice little video of the upcoming MMORPGs that will be released in 2013. It's very possible that one of these will be good enough to become one of the best MMORPGs of 2014. Check it out.

Special Mention: Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 (GW2) deserves a special mention here because it doesn't fit in the pay-to-play section nor in the free-to-play. That's because both the original Guild Wars game and GW2 are non-subscription but has to be purchased to be able to play it. Unlike other MMOs like WoW that players have to both guy the game and then pay for a monthly membership, GW2 allows its buyers to play it as much as they want without having to pay a monthly fee. They do have to buy the game itself, though.

Since its release, GW2 has garnered a lot of praise for its uniqueness and polished gameplay. Is this going to be the top MMORPG of 2014? You read it here first!

Free to Play

What about free-to-play (f2p) games then?

As mentioned before, f2p MMOs are far more popular than p2p, for obvious reasons. The most popular one, defined as the one with the most number of registered and active players is Runescape (RS), a browser-based MMO by UK developer Jagex. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, RS has over 100 million registered accounts.

Few would really call RS the best MMORPG of 2014 though simply because of its limitations as a browser-based game. While Rs is quite fun in a relaxed sort of way, there are others that are much better in terms of having great 3D graphics, fun gameplay and sandbox elements. For a good list of the top MMOs online, click on one of the links below to visit the MMO Worlds' Top 5 List.

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      4 years ago

      FF XIV is a good one! liked this lens alot!


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