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The Most Popular MMORPG Video Games Right Now

Updated March 18, 2020 1.6k votes 203 voters 3.9k views26 items

List RulesVote up all the MMORPGs you're still playing in 2020.

We’re ranking the all current most popular MMORPGs from best to worst. From vast lands to explore, skills to unlock, and abilities to upgrade, MMORPGs give gamers a unique sense of accomplishment that most other genres can’t even come close to replicating. Short for "Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game," the best MMORPGs have the ability to transport players to a whole other world.

Epic open-world games like World of Warcraft have helped bring MMORPGs into the mainstream, giving gamers more choices and titles to choose from than ever before. With fan-favorite games like The Elder Scrolls Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and 2011’s Rift, did your favorite MMORPG make the list?

Upvote the best MMORPGs and watch as your favorite titles top the list. And if your favorite MMORPG isn't listed, be sure to add it so other gamers can give it a go.  

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  • World of Warcraft1

    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

    PlatformOS X, Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

    World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a pay-to-play massively multiplayer online...  more
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  • The Elder Scrolls Online2

    DeveloperZeniMax Online Studios

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed...  more
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  • Final Fantasy XIV3

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

    Final Fantasy XIV, also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online, is a massively multiplayer online...  more
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  • Guild Wars 24
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    DeveloperArenaNet

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, OS X

    Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and...  more
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  • RuneScape5
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    DeveloperJagex

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS

    RuneScape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in January 2001...  more
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  • Star Wars: The Old Republic6

    DeveloperElectronic Arts, BioWare

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

    Star Wars: The Old Republic, often abbreviated as SWTOR, is a massively multiplayer online...  more
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  • Lord Of The Rings Online7

    DeveloperStanding Stone Games

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, OS X

    The Lord of the Rings Online (previously titled The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of...  more
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  • City Of Heroes Homecoming8

    DeveloperCryptic Studios, Paragon Studios

    PlatformOS X, Microsoft Windows

    City of Heroes was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the superhero...  more
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  • Neverwinter9
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    DeveloperCryptic Studios

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Neverwinter is a Dungeons & Dragons free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing...  more
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  • Star Trek Online10

    DeveloperPerpetual Entertainment, Cryptic Studios

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Star Trek Online, often abbreviated as STO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing...  more
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  • Rift11
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    Rift

    2011

    DeveloperTrion Worlds

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

    Rift is a fantasy free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by...  more
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  • Black Desert Online12

    DeveloperPearl Abyss

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS

    Black Desert Online is a sandbox-oriented fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing...  more
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  • Blade & Soul13
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    DeveloperNCSOFT

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

    Blade & Soul is a Korean fantasy martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game...  more
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  • Eve Online14
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    DeveloperCCP Games

    PlatformOS X, Wine, GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

    Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game...  more
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  • Defiance15
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    DeveloperTrion Worlds

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    Defiance is a science fiction-themed persistent world massively multiplayer online...  more
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  • Aion: The Tower of Eternity16

    DeveloperNCSOFT

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

    Aion: Steel Cavalry is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released by NCsoft....  more
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  • DC Universe Online17

    DeveloperDimensional Ink Games

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based upon the...  more
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  • Tera18
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    Tera

    2011

    DeveloperBluehole Studio

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    The Exiled Realm of Arborea is a 3D fantasy themed MMORPG developed by Bluehole Studio. The...  more
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  • Archeage19
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    DeveloperXL Games

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

    ArcheAge is an MMORPG developed by Korean developer Jake Song (former developer of Lineage)...  more
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  • Secret World Legends20

    DeveloperFuncom

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360

    The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game set in the modern...  more
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  • Age of Wushu21

    DeveloperSnail

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

    Age of Wushu is a free-to-play 3D martial arts action MMORPG, developed by Chinese company...  more
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  • Skyforge22
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    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment, Allods Team

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Skyforge is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Allods...  more
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  • Riders of Icarus23

    DeveloperWeMade

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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  • Albion Online24

    DeveloperSandbox Interactive GmbH

    PlatformAndroid, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS

    Albion is a single player role-playing video game developed and published by Blue Byte...  more
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  • Star Conflict25

    DeveloperStar Gem Inc.

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, SteamOS

    Star Conflict is a free-to-play dynamic massively multiplayer online game space action game....  more
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