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This is a list of the best mmorpg games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated mmorpg games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest mmorpg games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these mmorpg games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging mmorpg games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new mmorpg games.

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City of Heroes: Going Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Chris Laferte added City of Heroes: Going Rogue Aug 17 2010

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City of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added City of Heroes 2004 City of Heroes was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the superhero comic book genre developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCsoft. The game was launched in North ...more

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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
World of Warcraft 2004 World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a pay-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It is Blizzard Entertainment's fourth game set in the fantasy Warcraft Universe, first ...more

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City of Villains is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time

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Guild Wars 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Guild Wars 2 2012 Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the re-emergence of Destiny's ...more

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic, often abbreviated as SWTOR, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe. Developed by BioWare Austin and a supplemental team ...more

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World of Warcraft: The Burning... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 2007 World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, often referred to as TBC or BC, is the first expansion pack for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. It was released on January 15, 2007 at midnight in Europe ...more

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The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
mrfilip56 added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014 The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. It was released on April 4, 2014 for Microsoft Windows, OS X and on Steam ...more

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 2008 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, often referred to as WotLK or Wrath, is the second expansion set for the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game World of Warcraft, following ...more

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Lord of the Rings Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
PhilGorham added Lord of the Rings Online

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Guild Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Guild Wars 2005 Guild Wars, renamed later to Guild Wars Prophecies, is the first campaign of the Guild Wars series of Action RPGs, developed by the Seattle-based ArenaNet game developer studio, a subsidiary of ...more

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, often referred to as Cataclysm or Cata, is the third expansion pack for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, following Wrath of the ...more

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria 2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, colloquially referred to as Mists or MoP, is the fourth expansion set for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, following ...more

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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added EverQuest 1999 EverQuest is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game that was released on March 16, 1999. The original design is credited to Brad McQuaid, Steve Clover, and Bill ...more

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Star Wars Galaxies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
averagej123 added Star Wars Galaxies 2003 Bria forever.  Style over substance forever.  Pre-NG.  Pre-Cu.  Never forget or forgive what they took from us.
Star Wars Galaxies was a Star Wars themed massively multiplayer online role-playing for Microsoft Windows, developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts. Released June 26, ...more

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Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Marvel Heroes 2007 Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing video game developed by Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios. Characters such as Iron Man, Captain ...more

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Asheron's Call is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Alan Rizkallah added Asheron's Call 1999 Asheron's Call is a fantasy MMORPG for Microsoft Windows-based PCs developed and published by Turbine Entertainment. Though it was developed by the Turbine team, it was published as a Microsoft ...more

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DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
DC Universe Online 2009 DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based upon the fictional universe of DC Comics. Developed by Daybreak Game Company's Austin studio and co-published by Sony ...more

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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Final Fantasy XIV 2010 Final Fantasy XIV, also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows personal computer, developed and published by Square Enix. It ...more

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Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
EVE Online 2003 Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in a science fiction space setting, developed and published by CCP Games. Characters pilot ...more

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Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Star Trek Online 2010 Star Trek Online, often abbreviated as STO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Cryptic Studios based on the popular Star Trek series created by Gene Roddenberry. ...more

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EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
EverQuest II 2004 EverQuest II is a 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment, based on EverQuest, and shipped on 4 November 2004. It features updated ...more

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Final Fantasy XI is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Final Fantasy XI 2002 Final Fantasy XI, also known as Final Fantasy XI Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, developed and published by Square as part of the Final Fantasy series. Designed and ...more

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Ultima Online is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Ultima Online 1997 Ultima Online is a graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game, released on 24 September 1997, by Origin Systems. It was instrumental to the development of the genre, and is still ...more

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Project: Gorgon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Krakatau added Project: Gorgon

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Rift is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Sasha Davies added Rift 2011 Rift is a fantasy free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Trion Worlds. Rift takes place within the fantasy world of Telara. The game was released in March 2011. ...more

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Dark Age of Camelot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Dark Age of Camelot 2001 Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG, released on October 10, 2001 in North America and in Europe shortly after through its partner GOA. The game combines Arthurian lore, Norse ...more

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
1479553542445 added RuneScape 2001 RuneScape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in January 2001 by Andrew and Paul Gower, and developed and published by Jagex Games Studio. It is a graphical ...more

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Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Li... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed 2004 Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed was the first expansion to the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies released on October 27, 2004. The expansion added space-based content to the basic, ...more

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Rift: Storm Legion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Sasha Davies added Rift: Storm Legion

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The Secret World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Robert Almgren added The Secret World 2012 The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game set in the modern day real world by developer Funcom. Ragnar Tørnquist is the creative director of the game. The ...more

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Champions Online is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
MCbookworm added Champions Online 2009 Champions Online is a free-to-play superhero-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game by former City of Heroes/Villains developer Cryptic Studios based on the Champions license. The ...more

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Dungeons and Dragons Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time

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Age of Conan: Unchained is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Age of Conan: Unchained 2007 Age of Conan: Unchained is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Norwegian computer video game developer company, Funcom, and is published by Eidos ...more

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Neverwinter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
midnightq2 added Neverwinter 2013 Neverwinter is a Dungeons & Dragons free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game for the Microsoft Windows platform. It was developed by Cryptic Studios and was released on 20 ...more

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PlanetSide 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added PlanetSide 2 2012 PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter published by Daybreak Game Company and released on November 20, 2012. It is a remake of PlanetSide which ...more

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ArcheAge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time

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Star Citizen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Star Citizen Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Star Citizen will consist of two main components: first-person space combat, mining and ...more

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Lineage II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Lineage II 2003 Lineage II is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows, the second game in the Lineage series. It is a prequel to Lineage, and is set 150 years before the earlier ...more

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Anarchy Online is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
averagej123 added Anarchy Online 2001 Anarchy Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game published and developed by Norwegian video game development company Funcom. Released in the summer of 2001, the game was the ...more

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MapleStory is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
MapleStory 2002 MapleStory is a free-to-play, 2D, side-scrolling massively multiplayer online role-playing game, developed by the South Korean company Wizet. Several versions of the game are available for ...more

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Tibia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Tibia Jan 01 1996 Tibia is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by CipSoft. It is one of the oldest MMORPGs and was considered most noteworthy in its early years; however, with the development ...more

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Tera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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EverQuest Next is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added EverQuest Next EverQuest Next is an "upcoming" massively multiplayer online role-playing game, the successor to EverQuest, EverQuest Online Adventures and EverQuest II. Daybreak Game Company, the ...more

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RF Online is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
RF Online 2006 RF Online, originally named 'Rising Force', is a 3D MMORPG developed by CCR. The first version of the game was released in South Korea and was later followed by Chinese, Japanese, Indonesia, ...more

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PlanetSide is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Chris Burdohan added PlanetSide 2003 PlanetSide is a massively-multiplayer online first-person-shooter video game published by Sony Online Entertainment and released on May 20, 2003. PlanetSide chronicles the efforts of three ...more

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Warframe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
DipikaG added Warframe Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game, under development by Digital Extremes for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game is free to ...more

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Wakfu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
kitteness added Wakfu Jan 01 2011 Wakfu is a tactical turn-based MMORPG developed by Ankama Games, which was released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux on February 29, 2012. The game takes place 1,000 years after ...more

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Neo Steam: The Shattered Conti... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
armok added Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent 2009 Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent was a free, steampunk-styled MMORPG. In the US, it was being published by Atlus Online, which announced its acquisition of the game on February 23, 2009 via ...more

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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Chava Thistledawn added Vanguard: Saga of Heroes 2007 Vanguard: Saga of Heroes was a high fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Sigil Games Online, and now developed and run by Sony Online Entertainment. ...more