2015 Is An excellent year for MMORPG fans for PC
With so many high quality MMORPGs available, there’s no excuse to have no such game in your collection. The recent trend of genre blending in massive multiplayer games is perfectly exemplified by this list where survival, strategy, adventure, fantasy and action abound. If you are looking for the best MMORPG games for PC, look no further; you won’t find better value than this.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
World of Warcraft is without any doubt the most popular MMORPG in existence. Despite having more than 10 years of age, the online PC game continues to gain thousands of new fans everyday. The Warlords of Draenor expansion is the latest chapter in Warcraft’s fantasy world, where Blizzard renews the game for the loyal 7 million WoW subscribers and, at the same time, introduces it to a new generation. In this new adventure, Azeroth heroes face a conflict involving powerful orc clans and the mythical draenei. Players have to survive in this epic and harsh world while searching for allies to build a strong defense against the fearsome Horde enemies. Gromash Hellscream, Gul’dan and company are fearsome adversaries at the peak of their strength.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The premise behind The Elder’s Scroll Online is very simple: to combine the best elements of the dearest RPG of all times with the cooperative model of massively multiplayer games. Legions of players around the world have been asking for something like this since 2002. After all, how cool would it be to play something like World of Warcraft in the wonderful world of Tamriel? ZeniMax Online Studios heard our prayers and began developing The Elder’s Scroll Online in 2004. After seven years in development, the dream was turned into reality: the game was released in 2014. Just like the other games of the series, the narrative of the new MMORPG gives players yet another amazing adventure that is just as exciting and has as much to do as the open world action RPG versions. For all this, The Elder’s Scroll MMORPG spin-off also earns a place in this list.
ARK: Survival Evolved
Have you ever imagined what is it like to wake up naked and starving on a remote island far from civilization, and cohabited by prehistoric wildlife and other humans who have no intent of being nice to you? What could you do to survive in such hostile world? ARK: Survival Evolved will give you just that experience. Independently developed and published by Studio Wildcard, this interesting survival game throws players into the ultimate survival experience. Players have to explore the island’s environment in search of resources and food that grant the abilities to build shelters, weapons, and even to domesticate and explore the abilities of more than 60 types of dinosaurs. The multiplayer mode allows dozens of players to play simultaneously, and the interesting aspect is that whether players opt to cooperate or be hostile dictates the social dynamics during the game. Although the game is still in being developed, its brilliant premise already provides a good dose of fun and entertainment for MMORPG fans.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
As you can imagine, the development of an MMO game is a costly endeavor; and the launch of such games is most often a case of “hit or miss.” That is, it either makes a big splash on the market and earns enough fan base to remain profitable on the long-term, or it falls flat tremendously, forcing developers to readjust their business model or even to close doors (or servers). But with Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has achieved the unthinkable: after launching a critical and commercial disaster, the studio was able to bring the MMORPG title back to life. Their merit came from the fact that they were humble enough to value players’ feedback, recognize their failure, turn back and started again. And in doing so, Square Enix has created an excellent MMORPG spin-off from one of the most successful and famous video game franchises of all times.
Another survival game for MMORPG fans. This time, the action occurs in a rural area of the United States during a zombie apocalypse. H1Z1 is, in fact, inspired on DayZ – an open world survival game that has been raved by critics. The difference is that H1Z1 emphasizes the cooperative element between players. This is very much like the video game version of The Walking Dead television series, except that players have no family. You have to scavenge the environment for food and weapons, craft shelters and tools, and engage in team-work in order to defeat crazy zombies and thousands of hostile human players in a major bloodfest. This game was released at the beginning of this year, but just like ARK: Survival Evolved it remains in development phase. The promising title is being developed by Daybreak Game Company.