The Top 8 MMORPGs You Should Try

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The Top 8 MMORPGs You Should Try

MMORPGs are pretty great. So we've searched the web and thrown our lives away to find the MMORPGs that are worth playing.


The Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game is a genre that has endured for a long, long time. While the days of WoWkillers release are certainly over, the ones that do release offer some truly unique spins on the formula.

Never played an MMORPG or do you wish to dip your toes back into them? Don't you worry? We have compiled a list of the best and brightest MMOs out there and are happy to point you in the right direction. Here are

8 MMORPGs For You To Check Out

Destiny 2

Destiny 2

While not an MMORPG in the traditional sense, Bungie's never-ending FPS earned a spot here for sure. Sure the game had its ups and downs over the years but that didn't stop Destiny 2 from being remarkable in its own right.

There is a healthy community and with the upcoming Final Shape expansion, there is no better time to get into Destiny than now. If you start today, there is a whole lot of content for you to sink your teeth in or competitive PvP to obsess over. Just give it a shot and you won't regret it.

Old School Runescape

Old School Runescape

No MMO list is complete without it. And sure, you're probably sick of yet another writer telling you about how brilliant OSRS is but that won't stop us from doing it anyways. Runescape is a great game to run in the background. This is not an insult, it's a feature.

There are many, many professions to obsess over and a massive world to explore that features some of the most bizarre and impressive quests in the entire genre. Just because it's Old School, doesn't mean it's outdated. OSRS is still best in class to this day and features one of the most unique communities in the online space.

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2

The Guild Wars also don't seem to wind down anytime soon. Just in August developer ArenaNet not only released the fourth expansion Secrets of the Obscure it also announced that another expansion would be released next year.

Guild Wars 2 puts the Massive in Massively Online Multiplayer games by featuring a gigantic world with almost endless quests and secrets to discover. And the way the game is set up, allows you to explore its world at your own pace without ever feeling the pressure of needing to progress to the endgame.

The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online

A spin-off of the popular Skyrim series of games asks the question “Why don't we make all of Tamriel and then some playable?”. Even the recently released Starfield cowers in fear of the mountains of content ESO offers its players. You just pick a direction and start exploring, slowly questing your way through whatever corner of the world you like the most.

ESO puts you in the driver's seat. Either you go after one of its many, many quest chains, join a guild or level crafting. Maybe you're feeling a little adventurous and try your hand at its chaotic PvP. And if you start today, you won't run out of content any time soon.

Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online

The officially licensed Lord of the Rings Online game might be a little older and might also be a little clunky to get into. But don't let this turn you off from an experience you can't find anywhere else.

Middle Earth, is digitally realized in all its beauty while you get to participate as your character in the events of the books. Visit iconic locations, meet familiar characters, and get immersed in an extremely active and welcoming community. Bonus points if you're into roleplaying.

Star Wars The Old Republic

Star Wars The Old Republic

SWTOR might be EA and BioWare's best-kept secret. While it has been quiet around this massive prequel to the Star Wars Saga, there have been stirs in the force as of late. A new expansion is expected to release in December of 2023 and if you haven't tried it yet, it is still one of the best roleplaying games out there.

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That is high praise but Star Wars The Old Republic treats its narrative first-centered around your starting class, then the larger events in a Galaxy far, far away with the same respect as the original Knights of the Old Republic games established. There are many stories for you to play through and a great community that'll welcome you with open arms.

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV

Have you heard of the critically acclaimed MMORPG? FFXIV is probably the biggest title on this list. After 4 expansions and a 5th one on the way, there is no sign of stopping Square Enix's MMO yet. It serves both as a theme park for everything Final Fantasy and as an outstanding MMORPG of the highest quality.

But its most endearing and enduring quality has to be its story and world. After 10 years FFXIV has spun a tale that puts even gaming greatest to shame and contrary to popular belief, you don't have to wait until the 3rd expansion for that to show. And if you're in doubt, the first two expansions are now included in its popular free trial.

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

They say no king rules forever. But here is World of Warcraft, still on top of its game and gearing up for the next 10 years of its lifecycle. Sure there have been some hiccups along the way but with the most recent Dragonflight expansion, Blizzard has been taking great steps into making WoW the MMO that deserves to stand on the very top.

Featuring some of the best raids and PvP in the entire space, the amount of things to do in Warcraft is stagging, to say the least. And if you're not feeling the news, you can now head back to experience World of Warcraft's early expansions on their popular classic servers. Maybe you dare to give the new Hardcore servers a run for their money.

That sums up our list of the best MMORPGs on the market today. For more on FFXIV and WoW as well as everything around the latest games and esports here on ESTNN

The Top 8 MMORPGs You Should Try
Timo Reinecke
Has once claimed that FSH is the only job in FFXIV worth playing and stands by that firmly. Top Guy, Smart Guy, Educated Speaker. (sometimes) Writer of all things FFXIV, FGC, News, Reviews and More