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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of games, like World of Warcraft and Star Wars Galaxies, in it. What is the best mmorpg of all time in your opinion? What are the most fun mmorpg games?

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City of Heroes: Going Ro... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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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 Released: 2004 (Cryptic Studios)
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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City of Villains is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Cryptic Studios)
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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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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The Elder Scrolls Online... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
mrfilip56 added Released: 2014 (ZeniMax Online Studios)
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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Guild Wars 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2012 (ArenaNet)
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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World of Warcraft: The B... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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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World of Warcraft: Wrath... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2008 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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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Star Wars: The Old Repub... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2011 (Electronic Arts)
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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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2010 (Square Enix)
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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World of Warcraft: Catac... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2010 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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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Asheron's Call is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Alan Rizkallah added Released: 1999 (Turbine)
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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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Released: 1999 (Verant Interactive)
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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World of Warcraft: Mists... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2012 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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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Lord of the Rings Online... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
PhilGorham added Released: 2007 (Standing Stone Games)
The Lord of the Rings Online (previously titled The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows and OS X set ...more
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Final Fantasy XI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Square Enix)
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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Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2003 (CCP Games)
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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Project: Gorgon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
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Neverwinter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
midnightq2 added Released: 2013 (Cryptic Studios)
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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Ultima Online is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Origin Systems)
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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Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Cryptic Studios)
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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Star Wars Galaxies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
averagej123 added Released: 2003 (Electronic Arts)
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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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Guild Wars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (ArenaNet)
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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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
ante1993a added Released: 2001 (Jagex)
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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Champions Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MMORPG Games of All Time
MCbookworm added Released: 2009 (Cryptic Studios)
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