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The Best MUD Games of All Time 

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

This list contains games like Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands and Armageddon.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best mud games?" and "What is the greatest mud game of all time?"
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New Moon MUD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
New Moon MUD
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LegendMUD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
LegendMUD
LegendMUD is a historically significant, award-winning MUD founded by a group of friends including virtual world designer Raph Koster. It opened publicly on February 14, 1994. It has received ...more
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Aardwolf MUD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Aardwolf MUD
Aardwolf is a MUD that is set in the fantasy world of Andolor. It started in 1996 and continues to draw active players. As well as being accessible through most MUD clients, a version of ...more
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Scepter of Goth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Scepter of Goth
Scepter of Goth, also spelled Sceptre of Goth, was an early multi-user text-based role-playing game, or MUD. Originally written by Alan E. Klietz, Scepter of Goth was one of the first commercial ...more
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Discworld MUD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Discworld MUD
Discworld MUD is a popular MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, set in the Discworld as depicted in the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett.
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Achaea, Dreams of Divine... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Iron Realms Entertainment)
Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands is a roleplay-focused, text-based multi-user dungeon released on September 9, 1997. It was published by Achaea LLC, now known as Iron Realms Entertainment. Achaea ...more
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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Armageddon, frequently abbreviated Arm, is a low fantasy MUD – a text-based online role-playing game – set in a desert world called Zalanthas. It was founded in 1991 by Dan Brumleve, Nasri Hajj, ...more
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MUME is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
MUME
MUME, Multi-Users in Middle-earth, is a MUD, one of the early offspring of DikuMUD, founded in 1992. MUME enjoys a measure of popularity in the MUD world. In a September 2000 interview Raph ...more
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DragonRealms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
DragonRealms Released: 1996 (Simutronics)
DragonRealms is a medieval fantasy game set in the world of Elanthia, it was developed from 1992-1995 and released in February 1996. It was originally intended for an online service planned by ...more
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Forgotten Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Forgotten Kingdoms
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Darkness Falls: The Crus... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Mythic Entertainment)
Darkness Falls: The Crusade, known informally as DFC and DF2, was an internet fantasy MUD-style game developed by Mythic Entertainment, and which has been hosted by America Online, GameStorm, ...more
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Island of Kesmai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Island of Kesmai
Island of Kesmai was an early commercial online game in the MUD genre, innovative in its use of roguelike pseudo-graphics. It is considered a major forerunner of modern MMORPGs.
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Lusternia, Age of Ascens... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Lusternia, Age of Ascension Released: 2004 (Iron Realms Entertainment)
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Kallistimud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Kallistimud
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Materia Magica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Ingenii Interactive)
Materia Magica, originally named Moongate, is a well-known custom codebase MUD published by Ingenii Interactive that has been in operation since 1996. In 1996, Moongate diverged from a ROM, ...more
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Dragon's Gate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Released: 1989 (Mythic Entertainment)
Dragon's Gate was an interactive, real time, text-based multi user online fantasy role-playing game, sometimes referred to as a MUD. It was one of the longest running pay-for-play online games ...more
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Ancient Anguish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Ancient Anguish
Ancient Anguish, abbreviated AA, is a fantasy-themed MUD, a text-based online role-playing game. Founded in 1991 by Balz "Zor" Meierhans and Olivier "Drake" Maquelin, it ...more
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BatMUD is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
BatMUD
BatMUD is a medieval fantasy MUD, established in 1990. BatMUD is Finland-based and operated and owned by a non-profit organization, Balanced Alternative Techniques ry ry, officially registered ...more
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Accursed Lands is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
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Nanvaent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Nanvaent
Nanvaent, or NANVAENT, is a MUD based in the UK. Stylistically it is Medieval or Tolkienesque. It is one of the longest-running LPMuds.
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Darkness Falls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Mythic Entertainment)
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Revelation: Lands of Kal... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Revelation: Lands of Kaldana
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The Two Towers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
The Two Towers
The Two Towers, or T2T, is a MUD, a text-based multiplayer online role-playing game, set in Tolkien’s universe at the time of events in the third volume of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
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Astaria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time
Astaria
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Clandestine MUD is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MUD Games of All Time