Total Nerd The Best MMORPG Games of All Time  

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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 2010

2
2,968 1,626
City of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added 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

3
2,705 2,088
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

4
2,539 1,594
City of Villains is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time

5
1,351 1,603
Guild Wars 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

6
1,184 1,391
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

7
1,720 1,667
World of Warcraft: The Burning... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

8
1,191 1,312
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
mrfilip56 added 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

9
1,825 1,696
World of Warcraft: Wrath of th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

10
819 1,200
Lord of the Rings Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
PhilGorham added

11
723 1,321
Guild Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

12
1,346 1,570
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

13
1,147 1,528
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

14
809 1,118
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added 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

15
1,053 1,273
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

16
656 1,118
Star Wars Galaxies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
averagej123 added 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

17
724 1,204
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

18
715 699
Asheron's Call is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Alan Rizkallah added 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

19
685 1,178
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

20
781 1,180
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

21
508 1,080
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

22
495 1,036
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

23
728 1,065
Final Fantasy XI is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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

24
612 1,017
Ultima Online is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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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120 200
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
ante1993a added 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