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The Best Virtual World Games of All Time

Updated June 8, 2017 448 votes 118 voters 11.8k views14 items

List RulesVote up the best video games in the virtual world genre.

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

List is made up of games like World of Warcraft and Whyville.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best virtual world games?" and "What is the greatest virtual world game of all time?"
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    Second Life is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    DeveloperLinden Lab

    Second Life is an online virtual world, developed by San Francisco-based Linden Lab and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time

    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

    World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a pay-to-play massively multiplayer online... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    DeveloperCCP Games

    Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Whyville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    Whyville is an educational Internet site geared towards children from ages 8–14. It aims to... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Active Worlds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time

    DeveloperActiveworlds Inc.

    Active Worlds is an online virtual world, developed by ActiveWorlds Inc., a company based in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Habitat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    DeveloperLucasArts, Fujitsu

    Lucasfilm's Habitat was an early and technologically influential online role-playing game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Blue Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    Blue Mars

    2009

    DeveloperVirtual Space Entertainment, Inc., Avatar Reality

    Blue Mars is a 3D massively multiplayer virtual world platform currently in open beta. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ai Sp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    Ai Sp

    2008
    Ai Space is a Japanese virtual 3D massively multiplayer online social game developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    There is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    There

    2003

    DeveloperMakena Technologies

    There is a 3D online virtual world created by Will Harvey and Jeffrey Ventrella. There Inc.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    ViOS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    ViOS

    ViOS was a client-server software system designed by Julian Lombardi in the mid-1990s and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    BoomBang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    BoomBang

    2004
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  • 12
    Club Caribe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
    Club Caribe was one of the first graphical online worlds. It was available in the 1980s on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    HiPiHi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
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    HiPiHi

    HiPiHi is an online 3D virtual world game founded by Xu Hui and Rao Xuewei in Beijing in the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Rise: The Vieneo Province is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Virtual World Games of All Time
    Rise: The Vieneo Province is "free-to-play" Internet-based virtual world. Through a free... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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